But if you lack the 45ish minutes it takes to listen to the show, let me hit a few important highlights:
The raid was conducted as a criminal--not an immigration--raid. This explains the Blackhawk helicopter, agents clothed in black riot gear crawling the roof and wielding AK-47's we saw on local news coverage.
Thus the raid and subsequent processing of the apprehended workers was "a major assault on democracy." The system bypassed due process and constitutional rights. e.g. The 6th Amendment right to reasonable bail was unavailable due to the immigration status of the accused.
The government cooked up a "scheme" to unite criminal and immigration proceedings. This is one ploy of totalitarian governments. The accused were presented a package deal plea agreement which required them to waive their immigration rights. Now they've been sent around the country to serve their sentences of 5 1/2 months.
A special court room was set up in a "ballroom" at the National Cattle Congress grounds into which the accused were herded for arraignment in groups of 10 at a time to face federal proceedings, despite the fact that these were each individual cases. With all prosecuted in one week's time--it perhaps set a speed record in the U.S.!
Workers' testimonies reveal a "slave-like" working environment at Agriprocessors, including reports of a man with eyes duct-taped shut being beaten with a meat hook.
It goes on and on. Outrageous. Quote from one program caller: "I want to see the CEO's do some time."
And so do I. (Further investigation are underway.)