Radical

Radical

On March 16, 2000, two police officers were shot in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods. One officer died and the other claimed the shooter was Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the leader of a local mosque. Once known as H. Rap Brown, a charismatic leader of the Black Power Movement, and an honorary officer in the Black Panther Party, Al-Amin was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. But was Al-Amin truly guilty? Or was it payback for decades of work against the establishment?

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November 20, 2023 2 mins

On March 16, 2000, two sheriff’s deputies were shot outside a mosque in Atlanta. After a days-long search, federal agents eventually capture their only serious suspect, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, a Muslim leader, and Black Power activist. But did he do it? Mosi Secret, a former reporter for The New York Times and ProPublica, investigates what really happened the night of the shootout in Atlanta, and he uncovers a dark secret revealing som...

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Two sheriff's deputies are hit during a shootout near a mosque, and the lead suspect is Imam Jamil Al-Amin. Journalist Mosi Secret begins investigating the shooting, and he encounters a vexing question. 

 

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December 5, 2023 40 mins

Local and federal law enforcement act fast to capture the man they suspect harmed two of their own. They chase Imam Jamil to Alabama, where a violent history flares up once again. 

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December 12, 2023 39 mins

Imam Jamil was the target of a government conspiracy in the 1960s, and now he alleges it’s happening again. His defense lawyers find evidence that only intensifies those suspicions. 

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December 19, 2023 36 mins

Just a few months after September 11, Imam Jamil’s trial begins in an especially tense courtroom. A prosecutor is accused of misconduct, and Imam Jamil’s lawyers call for a mistrial. 

 

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In this bonus episode, host Mosi Secret sits down with Johnny Kauffman to discuss the making of Radical and the investigative journey of the podcast. 

Get caught up this week and then listen in next week to new twists and turns in the case.

 

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January 2, 2024 45 mins

As Imam Jamil grapples with “soul crushing” conditions in an exceptionally harsh prison, new evidence emerges that suggests the FBI is holding onto secrets about the shootout. 

 

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January 9, 2024 38 mins

Under more scrutiny, some of the prosecution’s evidence breaks down, and a man who for years has been confessing to the shooting attracts renewed attention.

 

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January 16, 2024 46 mins

Mosi comes upon a disturbing secret about violence swirling around Imam Jamil’s masjid revealing just how far law enforcement was willing to go in their efforts to take him down. 

 

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January 23, 2024 49 mins

New information leads Mosi to some truths about what really happened during the shootout, and he tries to find a way out of the darkness.

 

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