Media Crime File: Driving Hot Car – Justice Served Cold
PUGETSOUND.MEDIA presents another in a series of hard news stories related to what we see as a growing epidemic – a wave of crime sweeping across the broadcasting industry. These gritty tales of the darkside of the media nationwide, and the players behind these despicable acts, will appear as details become available. All details will remain UNCENSORED.
On August 1st, Louisville, Kentucky Metro Police officers were “conducting surveillance” on Jaison Gardner – listed in court records as Jason Gardner – and a 2016 black Mazda, the vehicle had been reported and confirmed to have been stolen. Gardner was arrested after a detective observed a vehicle cut erratically in front of him in traffic. The detective recognized Gardner as a person he knew was wanted on a felony warrant from Indianapolis. Indiana court records show that warrant stemmed from a 2003 forgery and theft case. He is next due in court Sept. 9.
Gardner, who is co-host of WFPL-FM’s Strange Fruit podcast, is a longtime social justice advocate and is a board member of the Fairness Campaign. In recent months he has been active with the Black Lives Matter movement, organizing rallies and marches.
Gardner has been a co-host of Strange Fruit for more than four years. He hosts alongside Kaila Story. The commentary show discusses politics, pop culture and black gay life.