Due Process, winner of 21 New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, is a unique production of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The critically acclaimed weekly series on law and justice, launched in 1996 at New Jersey Network, is in its 18th Season with the same cutting edge coverage that has marked its long tenure.
Social and Criminal Justice, Urban Issues, Civil Rights, National Security, Government and Politics, Race and Class, Public Policy - those are the elements of the Due Process beat.
Co-hosts for Due Process are Criminal Defense and Human Rights Attorney Raymond Brown and award-winning journalist Sandra King. Sandy also writes, reports and produces Due Process along with Associate Producer Tania Ivanova.
The argument is that in an overdose crisis, fear of police and prosecution often keeps even good friends from getting help.
So the drug deaths continue to add up. More than 700 each year in New Jersey alone. Some practitioners, even legislators from both sides of the aisle, say there's one simple way to get help when it's needed. Remove the fear of arrest!
On this edition of Due Process: the "Good Samaritan" bill: a way of encouraging friends, fellow users, even dealers, to call for life-saving help by shielding them from prosecution. A small price to pay, say supporters. But the bill's been put in legislative limbo by conditional veto of the Governor.