May 16, 2021 |
David Lee Windecher| St. Luke's Podcasts
David Lee Windecher
Leaving The Security of Our Tribes: Healing Gang Violence Ed welcomes David Lee Windecher, a trailblazing criminal defense attorney, author, and activist in the social justice movement to end mass incarceration, reduce recidivism, and redress racial inequity in the criminal justice system, to this Sunday's Forum. For the last three Forums, Ed has interviewed men who were involved in gang violence (the KKK, the Skinheads, and a Miami Latino Gang). After their emancipation/redemption, they all found ways to pass help others. Hear about David Lee's nonprofit to advance restorative, not retributive, justice. Growing up poor in Miami David Lee was arrested 13 times and spent over 7 months incarcerated as a juvenile. He dropped out of high school and joined a gang for protection. Another resurrection story, David's story of transformation from defendant to defense attorney challenges our notions of justice and criminality. David believes his story sheds light on the loss of humanity within the legal system in which a punitive approach damages people and the community at large.