Saturday, 31 August 201321:00 until 22:00 in EDT
By George Gilliam
Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, David A. Zirpolo, Clinton A. Stewart and David A. Banks are IT professionals that, built a small company (IRP Solutions) that concentrated on developing a software application called CILC, which stands for Case Investigative Life Cycle.
This software was developed to assist law enforcement in investigating cases from beginning through the final court proceedings. The software development process had been shared with several law enforcement agencies and embraced to the point formal contract talks between IRP and the agencies had become the agenda of several meetings.
Somewhere, something went horribly wrong with what should have been a rewarding business relationship between IRP and the authorities. It started with a February 9th 2005, raid on IRP’s headquarters by FBI agents and ended up with Kendrick Barnes, Gary L. Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, David A. Zirpolo, Clinton A. Stewart and David A. Banks receiving prison sentences of 7-11 years for mail and wire fraud.
The IRP executives, supporters, and advocates for justice say the IRP6 have done nothing wrong and this is a blatant case of injustice and false imprisonment fueled by an ulterior agenda that has nothing at all to do with mail and wire fraud because no mail or wire fraud was committed.
The case has garnered national attention, and on this episode of Talk To The Nation Sam Thurman, President of A Just Cause and Cliff Stewart, brother to one of the IRP6, Clinton Stewart, joins us share the intricate details and circumstances leading up to what a lot of people, attorneys, and activist are saying is the wrongful convictions of the IRP6 in Colorado.