Due Process, winner of 25 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 21st 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 Co-Producer Tania Bentley.
Newark politics would never be the same, and neither would unfettered political corruption in New Jersey. Due Process looks back at the game changing trial of Newark's Mafia-linked mayor, Hugh Addonizio with former U.S. District Court Judge Herb Stern, the onetime federal prosecutor who won the case.
It was more than just another criminal trial. The successful case against Hugh Addonizio, Newark's mob-connected mayor, would bring black political power to City Hall - and in a state long known for official corruption, usher in a new era of aggressive prosecution .
Now, 46 years later, we return to this watershed event in New Jersey politics - and organized crime - with Judge Stern and Criminal Defense Attorney Joseph Hayden, a former NJ deputy attorney general.