Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Special Needs Educational Video For Law Enforcement In Schools

The following video should be used as an industrial training video for law enforcement in public schools.

U.S. House Judiciary refuses to address the reality of child welfare so the issue has been addressed by the States.

If you think this is bad, you should see what they do to kids who are raped in foster care.

No one cares about the children.

Why?

Because children of "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth) are just federal billable commodities.



Oh, and if you talk about it as an elected official, you will not be re-elected, ever again.

Even though U.S. District Judge of Kentucky, William Bertelsman ruled against this behavior by a school and law enforcement, there is nothing to stop the torture of children, because there are no civil rights in child welfare.

Besides, chemical contraints (drugging kids) is so much more fashionable...and profitable.

Carry on.

Federal Judge Rules Handcuffing Little Kids Above Their Elbows Is Unconstitutional




WASHINGTON ― A school resource officer in Kentucky who handcuffed young children acted unreasonably and violated the children’s constitutional rights, a federal judge ruled this week.

Two children, ages 8 and 9, were handcuffed by Kevin Sumner, a school resource officer with Covington Independent Public Schools. They were cuffed behind their backs, and the cuffs were placed above their elbows because the restraints would have slipped off their wrists.

Video of the handcuffing of the 8-year-old went viral after it was made public by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2015.

“Oh, God. Ow, that hurts,” the young boy said as Sumner applied the cuffs, which pulled the child’s shoulders back tightly. The officer told the boy he would “suffer the consequences” if he didn’t do as he was asked.

U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman of the Eastern District of Kentucky ruled Wednesday that the method Sumner used to handcuff the children was “unreasonable and constituted excessive force as a matter of law.” The judge wrote in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU that “the video belies” Sumner’s claim that the cuffs’ chain was as wide as the young boy’s torso and that the court had to adopt the video as fact over the word of the officer.

When the 8-year-old cried out, Bertelsman wrote, it should have been “immediately apparent that this method ... was causing pain.” But the boy was left in that position, crying and squirming, for 15 minutes.

The judge noted that a handcuffing expert had testified he did not know of any police instructor in the U.S. who would allow the elbow cuffing of children and that the defense’s own handcuffing expert conceded he had never trained law enforcement to use handcuffs above the elbow.

“While [the boy] kicked a teacher and [the girl] tried to and/or did hit a teacher, these are very young children, and their conduct does not call to mind the type of ‘assault’ which would warrant criminal prosecution,” Bertelsman wrote. “While Sumner testified that [the boy] swung his elbow towards Sumner, such can hardly be considered a serious physical threat from an unarmed, 54-pound eight-year-old child.”

The judge also found that Kenton County was liable for the officer’s actions because officials had testified that the handcuffing method was consistent with the policies of the sheriff’s office. Sumner was assigned as a school resource officer by the sheriff’s office.

Although both children had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the judge held that no reasonable jury could have found that they would not have been handcuffed had it not been for their ADHD. Consequently, he tossed out the claim that Sumner’s actions violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, under then-President Barack Obama, had gotten involved in the lawsuit, arguing that it might not be “objectively reasonable” for a “fully grown man” to handcuff a third-grade boy.

DOJ had suggested that the court consider whether the handcuffing was “punitive, rather than necessary to ensure safety,” pointing out that the officer had told the child “to behave the way you’re supposed to or you suffer the consequences.”

Claudia Center, senior staff attorney for the ACLU’s Disability Rights Program, said in a statement that they were gratified by the judge’s decision.

“We knew this was unconstitutional behavior,” Center said. “Anyone who viewed the video could see it was tantamount to torture.” 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

A Public Service Announcement To Detroit Land Bank Authority

When conducting business in the United States, as a federally monitored sub-recipient, it is always wise to make sure to incorporate.

Such a shame the Detroit Land Bank Authority never incorporated.


This message is a public service announcement to the "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) over there at the Detroit Land Bank Authority.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Michigan Legislature Has An Aversion To Admitting Child Welfare Fraud

"The Elected Ones" of the State of Michigan possess a severe aversion to the term "fraud", particularly in child welfare.

Education is child welfare.

In a nutshell, without having to repost relevant evidence to support my statement, as I have been doing this for almost 20 years, so you can either google it or go through my archives, Michigan privatized to allow for NGOs to swoop in, set up shop, and commence to the filings of false claims, funnels the money into political campaigns, to make sure "The Elected Ones" never mention the word "fraud".

Many of "The Detroit Elected Ones" are too busy doing selfie fashion shows or unreported weekend caberet fundraisers so they can buy a new outfit for church, rather than to risk the possibility of losing those campaign funds, political backing of their fraudfeasing colleagues, and the chance of being a political sychophant for another office upon term limits.

Oh, and it happens on both sides of the political aisle.

But I keep faith in the U.S. Department of Justice and in my many other #Superfans.

Much love to Russ Bellant for sharing the pain and the passion of calling out these political fraudfeasors and child welfare fraud.


STOP GUBERNATORIAL TAKEOVER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN MICHIGAN

Long-time Detroit Parent Activist, Public Education Advocate, President of the Detroit Library Commission, Workers' Rights Organizer, Public Political Scientist, Statesman of the People, and our Warrior Brother Russ Bellant 's Tour de Force takedown of Rep Tim Kelly's latest takeover proposal in Michigan.

Call, write, email Tim Kelly's office and your own state reps...PH: 517-373-0837

EMAIL:TimKelly@house.mi.gov

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CONYERS: CBC, Ranking Members Request Meeting With FBI About "Black Identity Extremists" Assessment


CBC, Ranking Members to FBI: “As you are no doubt aware, the FBI has a troubling history of utilizing its broad investigatory powers to target black citizens.”

WASHINGTON – the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Ranking Members for three House committees requested a meeting with the FBI about its August 3, 2017 intelligence assessment titled, “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers.” In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, CBC Chairman Cedric L. Richmond and Ranking Members John Conyers, Jr. (Judiciary), Bennie G. Thompson (Homeland Security), and Elijah E. Cummings (Oversight) requested to meet about the origins of the assessment and how it will be used, and expressed concern about the assessment given the FBI’s “troubling history” of targeting black citizens, including Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights leaders.
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CONYERS Condemns Trump Efforts To Sabotage Obamacare; Strip Health Care From Millions Of Americans

Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump announced that he will be cutting off the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to reduce health insurance payments for millions of Americans.  He also issued an executive order that will limit access to care for millions of Americans.

Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) released the following statement in response:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“President Trump and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly tried to dismantle the Affordable Care Act since its passage and implementation. After many failed attempts to repeal ACA at the congressional level, President Trump has turned to using the presidency to chip away at the ACA’s critical protections.

“The cost-sharing reduction payments that Trump plans to end were required by the ACA in order to help millions of Americans access quality, affordable care. Trump’s childish and cold-hearted maneuver to end these subsidies will cause premiums to rise for many hard working American families and cause insurers to leave the marketplace.

“When Democrats regain a majority it's imperative that we pass and implement a single payer, Medicare for All system that covers all Americans and cannot be tampered with by a petulant president. In the meantime, Republicans in Congress must join Democrats in their efforts to protect and build on the Affordable Care Act’s progress.”

According to the Congressional Budget Office, premiums will increase 25 percent by 2020 without cost-sharing reduction payments.

Read more about the Trump ACA executive order below.

The Trump executive order to sabotage ACA will:

Limit access to comprehensive health coverage, threatening coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

·         The ACA requires that most health insurance sold to individuals and small employers be comprehensive and include coverage for essential health benefits; the executive order could unravel these guaranteed benefits.

·         Without guaranteed coverage for needed benefits, such as maternity care, mental health treatment and substance use treatment, people may be left with skimpy and inadequate coverage that doesn’t give them access to the care they need and that does not offer adequate financial protection against serious medical conditions.

Undermine health insurance markets and increase costs for consumers.

·         Both proposals in the executive order will create an unleveled playing field by allowing certain insurance plans – “short-term” plans and association health plans – to play by different rules.

·         As healthier and lower cost consumers get cheap junk plans with skimpy benefits that may not meet their health needs, older, sicker, and higher cost consumers will be left behind with skyrocketing costs for the same coverage.

·         The individual and small group insurance markets could spiral into chaos and consumers may be left without any access to affordable insurance options.

Leave consumers in the lurch, allowing back-door discrimination based on pre-existing conditions.

·         By expanding short-term coverage, we will return to the days of charging sick people more than healthy people and leaving people with pre-existing conditions without affordable coverage options.

·         Both short-term plans and AHPs are not held to the same standards as other insurance. This means consumers may have little recourse for problems or complaints, and no guarantee that they will have the coverage they need when they need it.

·         The nonpartisan National Association of Insurance Commissioners has consistently opposed proposals to expand AHPs because they undermine states’ abilities to protect their consumers.

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Redacted Tonight On JP Morgan Chase Detroit Foreclosure Fraud


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It Is Not Nice To Lie To The Court, Detroit Land Bank Authority

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Na zdrowie, Kevin, Dziękuję Ci.
Sometimes, in the still of the night, one can realize just how small the world is.

Yes, I had forgotten all about those "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) over at the Detroit Land Bank Authority.

It is absolutely amazing just how small the world is.

Ousted Detroit Land Bank director was drunk on job, stalked employee

Kevin Simowski, the recently ousted head of the Detroit Land Bank and a longtime friend and political ally of Mayor Mike Duggan, was fired after coming to work drunk and threatening and stalking an upper-management employee for six months, Motor City Muckraker has learned.






Carrie Lewand-Monroe
Carrie Lewand-Monroe

Carrie Lewand-Monroe, who was then the principal director of the Land Bank, filed a personal protection order against her boss on Oct. 8, the same day he was fired as the director.

“He told me on one instance he owned a weapon and would kill himself because I stopped being his friend and would not have lunch with him,” Lewand, 38, wrote in the PPO. “Based on his actions, I am fearful and feel threatened.”

She now runs the Land Bank, which has razed about 7,000 vacant houses under Duggan. But the agency has come under fire for increased demolitions costs, which the mayor has defended.


Kevin Simowski
Kevin Simowski

For months, Land Bank employees were complaining that Simowski, 58, of Plymouth, was showing up to work drunk and was belligerent and disruptive.

Yet Simowski, who previously worked for Duggan at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and then the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), was allowed to stay on the job.

“On September 1st, 2015, the Board of the Detroit Land Bank placed Kevin Simowski on medical leave,” Erica Ward Gerson, board chairwoman for the Detroit Land Bank Authority, said in a statement to Motor City Muckraker. “He has not been on the premises since that date and was instructed by me to not to contact any Land Bank employees during that leave.”

But according to Lewand-Monroe, Simowski continued to harass her by phone and by showing up to her Ann Arbor home.

“Since April of 2015, Kevin has constantly harassed and displayed aggressive behavior. After six months, he showed up at my home uninvited,” Lewand-Monroe wrote in the PPO.

Land Bank officials insist they had no idea that Simowski was harassing her until shortly before she filed the PPO.

“Based on information provided me by an employee of the Land Bank relative to an incident on October 7th, the Land Bank terminated Simowski on October 8th,” Gerson said. “Simowski was terminated for cause, and no severance was paid.”

It’s not the first time Simowski has been accused of wrongdoing in Duggan’s administration. In January 2003, he and then-Wayne County Prosecutor Duggan were sued in a whistleblower lawsuit by an intern who alleged retaliation at her job for reporting that Duggan’s staff was using county resources for political work. She also claimed that Duggan’s staff was coaching her on misleading the FBI regarding the political work.

At the time, Simowski was serving as Duggan’s chief of operations and blasted the intern for fabricating the story. But the intern, who was being interviewed by the FBI, provided strong evidence that she was ordered to do political work at her county job, prompting Duggan to fire one of his top staff members.


Mayor Duggan
Mayor Duggan

Duggan’s office declined to comment on Simowski or explain how he was qualified to oversee one of the largest municipal demolition projects in U.S. history. He had no experience in real estate or demolitions.

Simowski, a graduate of Wayne State University Law School, served in top positions for Duggan when the mayor was head of DMC. He also served as chief of the criminal justice bureau in the Michigan Attorney General’s department under Mike Cox.

Wiener also had no experience with Land Bank issues.

Lewand-Monroe, whose brother is Tom Lewand Jr., president of the Detroit Lions, previously served as the director of policy of Detroit Future City and executive director of the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority. She also was a project manager and attorney for Wayne County.
According to the PPO:

Week of Sept. 21: “Kevin called me on my direct office phone. He told me about his current employment status and I advised him not to contact me as he was told by the employer. Over a period of months prior to the call, there were numerous unwanted verbal contact.”

Oct. 2: “Kevin called my direct office phone. I saw his number on my caller ID and did not answer. This call was after he was told not to contact me at all. I notified my employer.”

Oct. 7: Simowski “parked outside my home and waited for me to come home from work. My husband went up to his vehicle and asked why he was there. He mumbled something and then drove.”
Lewand-Monroe added: “Kevin has continued his behavior after he was threatened by his employer to lose his job and severance pay. The unwanted contact and phone calls originated at my place of employment in the city of Detroit. It came to a head when he showed up at my home.”

UPDATE: 10-14-2017

Due to the unprecedented ability of the "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) over at the Detroit Land Bank Authority, to wipe bios of Richard Wiener from Michigan State University and other sites, I have taken the opportunity, once again, to preserve the annals of history.

SPOLIATION NOTICE: If, in fact, the Detroit Land Bank Authority claims to be a public entity, then it needs to stop destroying public records...and stop generating false recordings of public documents.

Richard Wiener resigns from Detroit Land Bank; Kevin Simowski takes over as director

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Richard Wiener has resigned as executive director of the Detroit Land Bank Authority. Wiener resigned Oct. 31 and was replaced by Kevin Simowski, according to Craig Fahle, director of public affairs for the land bank, which auctions and demolishes vacant, abandoned and foreclosed properties.

Wiener started as the land bank’s executive director in January. Simowski was most recently the land bank’s general counsel, a position he took in February, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Prior to that, he was attorney and COO of Flood Law PLLC in Royal Oak and vice president of operations for the Cardiovascular Institute at the Detroit Medical Center between 2012 and 2013.e is also the former vice president of customer service and programs for the DMC, a position he held 2005-12.

He was also chief of the criminal justice bureau in the Michigan Attorney General’s department during former Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s administration, and worked for 22 years in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Simowski is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School. Wiener, a graduate of Wayne State University and the Michigan State University College of Law, is the founder of Wiener Associates, a governmental affairs law firm in Lansing, and served as Granholm’s chief of staff for three years 2003-05, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He has also worked in the and for U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, former Gov. James Blanchard and former U.S. Rep. William Brodhead, according to his biography on the Wiener Associates website.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

CONYERS: Statement For "Forum on “Addressing the Long-Term Effects of Sports-Related Brain Injury”


I am pleased to join my colleague, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, in sponsoring this important event.

Today’s Forum brings together some of the Nation’s leading experts from the medical research and athletic communities to review the causes, effects, and treatments of concussions and other head trauma. 

In particular, the Forum examines what is known about brain injuries, what gaps exist in the scientific literature, and what is being done to address those gaps. 

Image may contain: 6 people, people smiling, people standingIt will also feature first-hand accounts from individuals who suffered from subconcussive trauma or have witnessed its long-term effects on their loved-ones.
                       
When I was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, we held a hearing on football head injuries in 2009, which was prompted by the mounting scientific evidence connecting head injuries in football and cognitive problems later in life.

During that hearing, the National Football League refused to acknowledge a connection between head injuries on the football field and the subsequent development of brain diseases.

The following year, the Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Detroit, Michigan followed by forums in Houston and New York City as part of our ongoing commitment to calling attention to this problem and examining ways to prevent head injuries in youth, high school, and college football.

This brings us to today’s Forum, where our medical panelists will discuss their recently published study examining the brains of 111 deceased NFL players, which found that an astounding 110 of them had chronic traumatic encephalopathy also known as “CTE”.

Although scientific evidence clearly links head injuries in football to cognitive problems later in life,   between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The extent of injury is particularly problematic for our youth as most brains are not fully developed until age 25.  As a result, a concussion is more dangerous for a youth than for an adult.

I hope the panelists today will provide guidance on how we can better protect all athletes, especially our young athletes.
             
I would be remiss if I did not briefly comment concerning President Trump’s recent series of statements concerning our nation’s professional football players.  At his rally in Alabama on September 22, he mocked the National Football League’s efforts to prevent brain injuries, declaring: “Two guys, just really, beautiful tackle. Boom! 15 yards. The referee goes on television, his wife’s so proud of him. They’re ruining the game! They’re ruining the game.”

The President of the United States then went on to use the power of his and the Vice-President’s bully pulpits and Twitter feeds to rail against the right of private citizens to express their views and right to protest as guaranteed by the First Amendment’s free speech protection.

Ironically, Mr. Trump has not uttered a single word about the actual underlying issue -- the glaring disparities in how African-Americans are dealt with under our criminal justice system and their treatment by law enforcement officers, which have often had deadly consequences. 

These are problems, by the way, which have gotten worse, not better, under the Trump Administration and Sessions Justice Department.

Today’s forum will allow us to return to the actual facts and evidence, and consider how we can best protect football players at all levels in an incredibly violent sport.

I thank all the panelists and Members for being here today.


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CONYERS: At Judiciary Committee Markup, Conyers Calls On Committee To Address Gun Violence




Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) called on the House Judiciary Committee Majority to investigate gun violence in America.

Ranking Member Conyers delivered the following remarks during the Judiciary Committee markup:

Before addressing the bill before us, I want to begin my remarks today by extending my condolences to the family and friends of the 58 individuals killed in the shooting in Las Vegas, and expressing my hopes for the recovery of the nearly 500 people injured. 

Congress has a responsibility to find a way to help prevent tragedies like this, as well as the daily incidence of gun violence in our communities.  I am disappointed that this Committee has not addressed this issue at all this Congress. 

In fact, when legislation weakening our laws on silencers and armor piercing ammunition was being prepared for floor consideration, this Committee waived jurisdiction.  We were prepared to let it go – without a hearing or markup – as if it didn’t merit our time or attention. 

Of course, I opposed those provisions because I believed they would take us in the wrong direction by making us more vulnerable to gun violence.  I am glad the Speaker has now indicated that he has no plans to bring that bill to the floor. 

In light of the Las Vegas shooting, and the daily toll of gun violence that impacts all of our communities, it is time for the Committee to take action. 

While I’m sure our staff members will benefit from the briefing on so-called “bump stocks” that the ATF will conduct for them on Friday, it is long overdue for us to conduct hearings on the issue of gun violence, and to adopt legislation intended to strengthen our gun laws. 

With respect to “bump stocks,” Speaker Ryan has said that he thinks a regulator approach by the ATF is the appropriate way to address them, but we have not even had a hearing here in this Committee for us to hear about and discuss different approaches. 

Our overall objective on these issues must be to protect our citizens from becoming victims, whether it is from a mass attack or any other, sadly more common act of gun violence. 

Indeed, we do not need mass attacks to remind us of the urgency of the issue, as each day’s news in communities across our country should tell us. 

Every day of inaction is a lost opportunity to do something about this. 

And so, as we prepare to consider the bills scheduled for this markup session today, I hope that the Committee will take up the issue of gun violence as soon as possible. 

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CONYERS: Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Markup of H.R. 2228, the “Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017”

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
I am proud to cosponsor H.R. 2228, the “Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017.”  This bill would provide support for law enforcement agencies to protect the mental health and well-being of law enforcement officers. 

At the outset, we must recognize that law enforcement officers have a special role in our communities, with exceptional responsibilities to serve and protect.  In the performance of these duties, they see, encounter, and experience events that the rest of us would run from, but they do not. 

Law enforcement officers respond to horrendous situations that are both dangerous and stressful, and oftentimes life-threatening, as they find themselves in harm’s way while protecting the communities they serve.

For example, some recent tragedies which law enforcement officers have responded to include in June 2016 when 49 people were killed and 53 others wounded by a gunman at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida; one month later when a gunman killed five officers and wounded another nine officers along with two civilians in Dallas, Texas; and just this month when a gunman in Las Vegas killed 58 innocent citizens and injured nearly 500 others.

And, of course, law enforcement officers must respond to the calls related to violence of many kinds in our communities every day. 

In many cases, these traumatic situations remain with officers long after the threats are reduced and the communities they serve have gained a renewed since of safety.

However, members of law enforcement are left to face the continued trauma from their daily work, which can be difficult to process and impossible to forget.

That is why this bill is necessary. 

H.R. 2228 seeks to help create and improve mental health and wellness services for law enforcement officers.

The bill provides support for law enforcement agencies by requiring reports on mental health practices and services that can be adopted by law enforcement agencies and establishes peer mentoring mental health and wellness pilot programs within law enforcement agencies.

H.R. 2228 would also provide support for mental health programs by developing educational resources for mental health providers regarding the culture of law enforcement agencies and therapies for mental health issues common to law enforcement.

This measure would also provide support for law enforcement officers by reviewing existing crisis hotlines, recommending improvements regarding these crisis hotlines, and researching the effectiveness of annual mental health checks for law enforcement officers.

With this legislation, we in Congress can help better provide for and protect the mental health, safety, and wellness of all law enforcement officers as they unselfishly protect each of us daily.

For these reasons, I support this bill and ask that my colleagues join me in doing so today.

115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2228

To provide support for law enforcement agency efforts to protect the mental health and well-being of law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 28, 2017
Mrs. Brooks of Indiana (for herself, Mrs. Demings, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Pascrell, and Mr. Reichert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL
To provide support for law enforcement agency efforts to protect the mental health and well-being of law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017”.
SEC. 2. SUPPORT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

(a) Interagency Collaboration.—The Attorney General shall consult with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report, which shall be made publicly available, on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs mental health practices and services that could be adopted by Federal, State, local, or tribal law enforcement agencies.

(b) Case Studies.—The Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services shall submit to Congress a report—
(1) that is similar to the report entitled “Health, Safety, and Wellness Program Case Studies in Law Enforcement” published by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services in 2015; and

(2) that focuses on case studies of programs designed primarily to address officer psychological health and well-being.

(c) Peer Mentoring Pilot Program.—Section 1701(b) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796dd(b)) is amended—
(1) in paragraph (21), by striking “; and” and inserting a semicolon;

(2) in paragraph (22), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:
“(23) to establish peer mentoring mental health and wellness pilot programs within State, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies.”.
SEC. 3. SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS.
The Attorney General, in coordination with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall develop resources to educate mental health providers about the culture of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies and evidence-based therapies for mental health issues common to Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement officers.
SEC. 4. SUPPORT FOR OFFICERS.
The Attorney General shall—

(1) in consultation with Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies—
(A) identify and review the effectiveness of any existing crisis hotlines for law enforcement officers;

(B) provide recommendations to Congress on whether Federal support for existing crisis hotlines or the creation of an alternative hotline would improve the effectiveness or use of the hotline; and

(C) conduct research into the efficacy of an annual mental health check for law enforcement officers;

(2) in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security and the head of other Federal agencies that employ law enforcement officers, examine the mental health and wellness needs of Federal law enforcement officers, including the efficacy of expanding peer mentoring programs for law enforcement officers at each Federal agency; and

(3) ensure that any recommendations, resources, or programs provided under this Act protect the privacy of participating law enforcement officers.

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Maryanne Godboldo Made Her Transition Into The Annals Of Civil Rights History: 10-10-17

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Maryanne Godboldo, Marygrove University
Dance Instructor and Social Justice Leader of
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church
Debbie Williams, of Families & Children's Justice has announced the transition of Maryanne Godboldo.

Now, all we have to do is await for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to drop the charges she continues to bringforth.

Maryanne suffered a stroke and has been in a coma for quite some time.

As difficult as it was, her daughter was kept out the child welfare system.

The stress of being prosecuted, over, and over, and over, and over, I believe at least 5 times Worthy has brought back charges after being dismissed, against Godboldo, for the discharge of her gun, in her home, under utter fear of the unknown when her house was surrounded by SWAT teams of police when a child welfare worker reported her to Child Protective Services for not allowing her daughter to be put on cocktails of psychotropic medications.

Judge sides with Godboldo, won't reinstate criminal charges

Judge dismisses case against Detroit mom who resisted police in standoff

Charges dropped against Detroit mom in police standoff

Michigan Assistant Attorney General Deborah Carley Covers Up Medicaid Fraud

Resistance Is Futile When It Comes To CPS

Detroit mother jailed after standoff to be released

Utah AG Attacks Medicaid Fraud

Maryanne Godboldo was the first in the nation to stand up and speak out on the use of military force to remove a child by Child Protective Services.


Maryanne Godboldo was the first in the nation, whether she realized it or not, to speak out against the privatization of police.

Michigan, being the nation's policy think tank on child welfare policies of privatization, now wants to privatize police.

Child Protective Services is nothing but a private police force.

If the state can do this to a child and a parent, think of what a private police force can do to the rest of the population.

Just remember, there are no civil rights in privatization.
I made a promise to Maryanne.

On a mission...

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Cummings & Gowdy Got A Flat Out "No" From Snyder On His Fraudulent Flint Testimony

It is little moments, such as this letter from U.S. House Committee On Governmental Oversight, that makes me wake up every morning with a renewed lust for retribution for what these people have done to our children and the public record.

In the spirit of fushcia...


Well, this is quite an interesting choice of sound byte chosen by the Detroit Free Press, considering the fact that it has an interesting history suppressing, or rather biasesly watering down issues of public corruption.

House Oversight Committee invites Snyder to amend his testimony on Flint

The top Republican and Democrat on a congressional committee sent Gov. Rick Snyder a letter Thursday, below, inviting him to correct or supplement his sworn testimony in 2016 related to the Flint drinking water crisis and reminding him about federal perjury law.

For a U.S. House Committee to present opportunity to amend testimony in light of new evidence is not out of character in the spirit of due process, but to not act upon this gracious opportunity to amend, or even supplement, in light of new manslaughter charges as a result of lower court testimony in which is in the public record, well, we have an issue going on.



But in a reply letter, Snyder told the lawmakers he testified truthfully and stands by what he said.

I put in a formal request for Snyder's letter and will update upon receipt. 

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who is the ranking Democrat on the committee, wrote to Snyder in light of sworn testimony earlier this month by a Snyder aide. That testimony contradicted what Snyder told the committee about when he learned of a spike in Legionnaires' disease cases in the Flint area.

Snyder's testimony contridicted what I have been documenting and saying for years. 


Snyder, who testified under oath in Washington, D.C., when the lead contamination of Flint's drinking water was in the national spotlight, told the committee he learned about the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks one day before he made the health issue public at a Jan. 13, 2016, news conference.
But Harvey Hollins III, who was Snyder's point person on the Flint water crisis, testified in a criminal case in Flint on Oct. 6 that he told Snyder about the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks weeks earlier, in December.

You can watch Snyder's testimony here ===> Congressional Hearing Of The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform On Flint Water Crisis, February 3, 2016

In the letter, Gowdy and Cummings cited details of the conflicting testimony.

"In order to resolve this discrepancy in recollection, please supply the committee with any additional relevant information you have concerning the date upon which you first learned of the Legionnaires' disease," the letter said.

"If necessary, you may also choose to amend or supplement your testimony."

The  lawmakers asked Snyder to respond by Oct. 25 and told him that under federal law, it is perjury to "knowingly and willfully" make a false statement under oath.

Snyder wrote a reply letter to the committee Thursday, saying: "My testimony was truthful, and I stand by it."

"I have specifically reviewed the question and my answer referenced in your letter," Snyder said.

"While you have offered for me to clarify my sworn testimony, I do not believe there is any reason to do so."

This is the part where I throw in my 2 cents.  See, the Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, is running for governor.  Bill Schuette is a suave and savvy politician who has hired the independent prosecution team of Todd Flood and Andy Arena, the former being Wayne County murder and the other being federal public corruption out of Detroit, both of whom are loved by the masses.

So far, Snyder has been dodging them.

Now, the question that should be looming over the heads of the curious is, "Who the hell advised Snyder to not amend or supplement his testimony?"

Snyder said he and his office "will continue to fully cooperate" with the committee.

Perjury prosecutions for lying to Congress are rare.

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, a Democrat from Flint Township, welcomed Thursday's letter from the lawmakers.

“Flint families deserve to know the truth about when the governor first learned of the Legionnaires’ outbreak," Kildee said in a news release. "Justice for Flint families comes in many forms, including holding those in state government who created the crisis accountable.”

I have nothing to support my statement right here so consider this another 2 cents.  It is my belief that Michigan Attorney General Schuette has, oh, how can we say, capitulated to federal authorities on the many other matters associated with the "leadership" of Snyder, like, um....I dunno...like the Detroit Land Bank Authority federal investigation and grand jury because it is all interconnected.

Just ask Dan Kildee, creator of the land bank concept.

Schuette is far from stupid like Mike Cox.  Yes, I called out Mikey, again. 

I believe Schuette is sick of what is going on in Michigan.  That is all I am going to say on the topic right now, as a few of us patiently await to see what he is going to do with the jacklegged charity filings of the Clinton Foundation in Michigan.

Flint's drinking water became contaminated with lead following a switch of the city's drinking water supply to the Flint River in April 2014, while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager.

Despite almost immediate complaints about the color, odor and taste of the water, the state did not acknowledge a lead contamination problem until about Oct. 1, 2015, long after tests showed elevated lead levels in tap water samples and a spike in toxic lead levels in the blood of Flint children.

The State of Michigan never responds to constituents' concerns, particularly if they deal with "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth).

At least a dozen deaths have been linked to the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in Genesee County that followed the water switch, though a definitive causal relationship between the water switch and the disease outbreak has not been established.

Please, keep in mind, it is all about the dollars...and privatization.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

It Is Not Nice To Lie To The FBI: Congressional Chief Of Staff Charged With Fraud, Again

Issac Lanier Avant
Oh Isaac, you should have known that it was not a good idea to lie to the FBI!

I believe you truly irked an U.S. Attorney.

Ok, perhaps you thought it was smooth sailing to lie to the IRS, well, because most of the other Congressional Chiefs of Staffs did, well, not all of them, well, on second thought, I was really just referring to one former Chief of Staff, but lying to the FBI is not a good thing to do.

You were getting money and did not declare it.

Yes, that is a bad thing, and yes, you could have amended your tax returns...if that money was legally gained, but hey, what the heck do I know?

These new charges are nothing but another brick being mortared back in place to preserve our institutions from being destroyed by fraud.

Besides, it is always nice to have a tempplate when going after the others...well, you know, the other former Chief of Staff, of whom I speak.

Stay tuned, more to come...

Congressional Staffer Charged With Filing False Security Clearance Form

Allegedly Did Not Disclose His Failure to File or Pay Taxes

A congressional staffer was charged today with filing a false security clearance form, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu for the District of Columbia and Assistant Director in Charge Andrew Vale of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

According to the indictment, Issac Lanier Avant, a resident of Arlington, Virginia, was a staff member employed by the House of Representatives since approximately 2000.  Since 2002, Avant has been the Chief of Staff for a member of Congress.  In approximately December 2006, he began an additional position for the House Committee on Homeland Security, including Deputy Staff Director and Staff Director.  The indictment charges that from 2008 through 2012, Avant earned wages of approximately $170,000 and failed to file an individual income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) during those years.  Avant allegedly had no federal income withheld during those years because in May 2005, he caused a form to be filed with his employer that falsely claimed he was exempt from federal income taxes.  According to the indictment, Avant did not have any federal tax withheld from his paycheck until the IRS mandated that his employer begin withholding in January 2013. 

In 2008 and again in 2013, for his position with the Committee on Homeland Security, Avant allegedly completed a Standard Form 86, “Questionnaire for National Security Positions” (SF-86), in order to receive a Top Secret security clearance.  The indictment charges that on Sept. 18, 2013, Avant willfully made a false statement by responding “no” to the following question on a SF-86: “In the past seven (7) years have you failed to file or pay federal, state, or other taxes when required by law or ordinance?”  

If convicted, Avant faces a statutory maximum prison term of five years, as well as a term of supervised release and monetary penalties. 

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Goldberg and U.S. Attorney Liu thanked special agents of the FBI, who conducted the investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney John Marston and Assistant Chief Todd Ellinwood of the Tax Division, who are prosecuting the case.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

What Is Actually Being Conserved: Eugenics, Oil & Child Welfare

We, as a nation, no longer sterilize in the name of eugenics, we snatch the kids of the "genetically unfit" and put them in foster care.

We no longer sell children, we adopt them out.

We no longer call it eugenics, we call it child welfare.

That is why we fund the care of the inferior ("The Poors" always said with clinced teeth) as targeted populations.

Yes, policy creation always starts with the child because no one cares, oh, and it is the work of the tax exempt God.

In watching the video, you shall have an introduction in to what is being conserved.

Stay tuned, I will be publishing the first in a series of my books as soon as these Meanies give me a break from being so mean!



TRANSCRIPT AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/bigoil

 The 20th century was the century of oil. From farm to fork, factory to freeway, there is no aspect of our modern life that has not been shaped by the oil industry. But as the "post-carbon" era of the 21st century comes into view, there are those who see this as the end of the oiligarchy. They couldn't be more wrong. This is the remarkable true story of the world that Big Oil is creating, and how they plan to bring it about.

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