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Sundhe Moses: A Conversation about being Wrongfully Convicted Parts 1, 2 & 3



Sundhe Moses




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What’s up good people, welcome to the New York Said podcast. First off, I just want to thank you for your support. As you know, everyone and their mother has a podcast and the fact that you keep coming back to see who I’m talking to week after week means a lot. That’s not shade to the growing podcast community, that’s just the facts. And I love it.

Today’s guest on the show is Sundhe Moses, but I know him as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it. A few years ago he was set free and we had a very in-depth conversation about it. Instead of hitting you over the head with a 3 hour episode. I’m going break it down into 3 parts. This is part one, part two will drop next week and the 3rd and last part will drop the following week. I release episodes every Tuesday unless something crazy is going on and then its Wednesday the latest.

In episode one we talk about growing up in Brooklyn, karate flicks, getting locked up, Rikers Island, How to Survive Prison, wrongful conviction and never losing hope.

In episode two we talk about the system, corruption, a time computation sheet, guilt, shame and examining a person’s character over time.

In episode three talk about changing lives, corruption, good people in prison, a way out, getting familiar with basic law, commanding respect and demanding respect.

The last thing I want to say before you I let you go is, if you’ve been enjoying the New York Said podcast. Head to iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and rate the show. I’m at about 30 ratings at the moment. Let’s get it to 50 before the summer gets here. If you’ve already subscribed and rated the show, thank you. Turns out, I love you.

I’m outta here, see you next week.


“Education is not enough to escape the hood or the ghetto.” – Sundhe Moses

Show Notes: Part 1

  1. Arrested September 1, 1995 for a crime he did not do.
  2. The concept of time and the importance of its value
  3. Albee Square Mall, Brooklyn
  4. Fort Greene, Brooklyn
  5. Republic of Liberia
  6. Guess
  7. Kool G Rap
  8. Run DMC
  9. RUN-DMC – Rock Box (Video) – YouTube
  10. Michael Jackson
  11. Prince
  12. Lionel Richie
  13. UTFO
  14. Hip Hop Music
  15. Rhythm and Blues
  16. Pop Music
  17. Full Force/UTFO Roxanne, Roxanne (Video) – YouTube
  18. 3 o’clock karate flicks
  19. Saturday Morning Cartoons
  20. ThunderCats
  21. He-Man
  22. The Smurfs
  23. Rickety Rocket
  24. Snorks
  25. The Dukes of Hazzard
  26. CHiPS
  27. Hill Street Blues
  28. What did you want to be when yougrew up?
  29. Amon wanted to be the Ice Cream Man…Never get high on your own supply.
  30. Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  31. P.S. 270 Johann DeKalb
  32. P.S. 140 Edward K Ellington
  33. Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy
  34. Rikers Island
  35. Moral Compass
  36. What is your purpose?
  37. Vision Boards
  38. 50 Cent we want you on the show…
  39. They always get it right on TV.
  40. Menace II Society
  41. Guilty by association.
  42. How to Survive in Jail or Prision for the first time:
  43. Go to the law library and study your case.
  44. Mind your business.
  45. Keep to yourself.
  46. Don’t talk a lot.
  47. Must make an impression you can’t be taken advantage of.
  48. The Kalief Browder Story
  49. Sundhe Moses finally free as prosecutors announce he won’t face retrial in 1997 murder case, By Christina Carrega
  50. Man exonerated for murder he didn’t commit is finally free, By Georgett Roberts, February 16, 2018
  52. Another Criminal Case Linked to Former Brooklyn Detective Gets Overturned, By Innocence Staff
  53. Shamone Johnson
  54. Louis N. Scarcella
  55. Never lose hope.
  56. What does 15 yrs. to life in prison mean?
  57. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Show Notes: Part 2

  1. What’s my name?
  2. PTSD
  3. Scandal Break
  4. The Tragedy of Louis Scarcella by Albert Samaha, August 5, 2014
  5. What’s in a life sentence?
  6. Time computation sheet
  7. Exoneration
  8. Dismissal
  9. The Kalief Browder Story TrailerRecanted Stories
  10. The Central Park Five
  11. Combat Jack Show – They Raymond Santana The Central Park 5 Episode
  12. The System and Corruption
  13. Wrongful conviction, how do you know?
  14. Guilt and shame exists for a reason.
  15. Examine a person’s character over time.
  16. Zebras can’t be lions.
  17. No coincidences.
  18. Ghostface Killah – you ain’t gotta to lie to kick it.
  19. Metrocard?
  20. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (Movie)
  21. Huggy Bear
  22. Phone power?
  23. Letters are very important.
  24. Forget stereotypes.
  25. “What you think you’ll say, what you say you’ll do.” Common saying as recounted by SundheMoses
  26. Behold a Pale Horse by Milton William Cooper

Show Notes: Part 3

  1. Makes me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America by Nathan McCall
  2. Notorious Biggie Smalls
  3. Queen of All Saints Church
  4. Still a convicted felon
  5. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.
  6. Get familiar with basic law.
  7. Miranda Warning
  8. The Constitution of the United States of America
  9. Grand Jury
  10. Grand Jury Process
  11. Money doesn’t buy freedom.
  12. Bernie Madoff
  13. John Gotti
  14. We learn through necessity.
  15. A well-armed man with knowledge is very powerful.
  16. PTSD
  17. “I don’t have much faith in people.” Sundhe Moses
  18. A lot of disappointment.
  19. Independent thinking-doing for self, can’t depend on anyone.
  20. Ask yourself, if you have 150,000 in cash in the house, who could you trust with it while you being locked away 5 years?
  21. You can use me, just don’t misuse me.
  22. The best way to support someone is to show up.
  23. It Ain’t Personal – Jay Z
  24. Money or ideas
  25. Teaching you how to fish, instead of giving you the fish
  26. The greatest gift you can offer someone is a way out.
  27. Changing lives is the most valuable experience.
  28. Prison is not where they send good people, but there are good people there. – Sundhe Moses
  29. A clear difference between commanding respect and giving respect- Command & Demand Difference
  30. Trayvon Martin
  31. Malcolm X
  32. Minister Louis Farrakhan
  33. People believe what they see, not what they hear.
  34. Matlock
  35. Law and Order
  36. Oz
  37. Was Sundhe Moses found Not Guilty?
  38. Criminal Law Basics
  39. Civil Law Basics
  40. Courtroom Basics
  41. Real English: What You Need To Know if You’re Going To Court

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Leopold Vasquez talks Breaking Comfort Zones, the Purpose of Life and the Sound of Art



Met up with Leopold Vasquez or Leo in midtown to talk about growing up in Washington Heights, being a wild curious kid, the cultural microscope, demystifying the facade of the art world, being a Social Scientist and empowering the disenfranchised.

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Show Notes

  1. A Refined Tone – Mic Test
  2. Talking to Bluster
  3. Rain influencing Leo’s Mood
  4. Growing up in Washington Heights 
  5. Mad Hills and Parks
  6. A Nice Diverse Community 
  7. Being a Wild and Curious Kid
  8. Playing with Fire and Getting Torched
  9. Kids say the Wildest Shit
  10. Biting Cousins 
  11. Drawing anything in Motion
  12. Leo was the Weirdo of the Crew
  13. Had a Producer Vibe to Him 
  14. Getting Lost in the Uptown Caves
  15. Dark Days (Film)
  16. Lenape Indigenous People
  17. Finding Arrow Heads
  18. Manhattan Center For Science and Mathematics
  19. Dominican Republic
  20. Super Curious and Embrace Diversity
  21. Don’t Questions Yourself
  22. Knowing the Difference 
  23. Utilizing your Cultural Microscope 
  24. A Child of Immigrants
  25. That’s how New York is…
  26. Fraunces Tavern
  27. Long Before You Got Here
  28. “You’re not going to Christopher Columbus this shit…”
  29. Art is a Time Cheat and Cheat of Time
  30. How do we preserve New York history?
  31. Retna
  32. BlusterOne
  33. Shepard Fairey
  34. The Peralta Project
  35. Christies Auction House
  36. “We can all enjoy colors…”
  37. Whitney Museum 
  38. Andy Warhol
  39. Jean-Michel Basquiat
  40. Jackson Pollock
  41. Diego Rivera
  42. Frida Kahlo
  43. Problems, Solutions and Lives
  44. Demystify the facade of the art world
  45. Spiderman
  46. Marvel
  47. DC Comics
  48. Infinity Wars
  49. Two Cents on Black Panther Movie
  50. Soul II Soul
  51. Marcus Garvey
  52. Being a Social Scientist
  53. Breaking Comfort Zones
  54. Culture Shock 
  55. Knowledge of Self
  56. Clark Atlanta University
  57. Sullivan County Community College
  58. University of Southern Mississippi
  59. Full Sail University 
  60. Amon’s Story
  61. OutKast
  62. Creativity is Problem Solving
  63. Seeing the Sight Unseen
  64. No Point or Purpose to Life
  65. Empowering the Disenfranchised
  66. Meeting his Ego for the First Time
  67. Jim Rohn – How To Handle Your Ego
  68. Losing loved ones
  69. “Having cried yet but I want too…”
  70. Akeelah and the Bee
  71. Creed
  72. Ready to Cry
  73. Terrible Memories
  74. Real Life is Not Instagram
  75. It Ain’t All Good
  76. Get Flipd
  77. Hard Dopamine Hits
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One Time for Chopped Cheese and Beacon Youth Program Students



chopped cheese beacon program


Chopped cheese is the name of the game because the youth said so! What’s up good people welcome to the New York Said podcast, I’m your host Amon Focus.

This week I headed to Metropolitan High School out in the Bronx to talk to some of the kids in the Beacon Youth Program. I was asked to talk about Podcasting. I kept it simple, I showed them the audio equipment but I said the best way to learn about podcasting is to record one… So we did.

If you’re a long time listener to the show then you’re familiar with the card game I created called New York Said Shuffle, if not then it’s simple. New York Said Shuffle is a game where I have the guest shuffle a deck of question cards that I created and then they answered them.

In this episode I played a lightning round with the students. I asked each person in the group one question each and then they flipped the tables then interviewed me.

This is a light fun episode which I really enjoy. Shout to Leo of SOALife for making this episode possible.

I’m out of here, enjoy!

About Beacon Youth Program and Metropolitan High School

  1. Metropolitan High School
  2. Beacon Youth Program


Show Notes

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Clayton Patterson talks History, Longevity and the Tompkins Square Park Police Riots with



Clayton Patterson
Photography by Amon Focus


Today’s guest on the show is Clayton Patterson. Clayton is a documentarian, an artist, a historian and staple of the Lower East Side. In this episode we talk about how to survive as an artist, the Clayton Cap, the 80s, the forgotten ones, citizen surveillance, documenting history and the Tompkins Square Park police riots.

This conversation was recorded at the Clayton Gallery & Outlaw Art Museum in the heart of the Lower East Side.

This episode is brought to you by Ignacio “Nacho” Fernandez. Show him some love on Instagram.


Show Notes

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