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Belinda Parker-Brown: Fighting Modern Day Slavery and Injustice in Louisiana
Belinda Parker-Brown is a force to be reaconed with in Louisiana. As a private citizen, she tired of mass incarceration and injustice and began to fight back.
After seeing hundreds of innocent people freed from the largest prision system in the world, The State of Louisiana prison system, she is going back for hundreds more as A FORCE FOR JUSTICE.
A massive rally is planned to protest injustice in Louisiana at the state capital building on 5 October 2019. Learn of the details and objectives of the rally.
Learn about the victories and the possibilities for the future and how we can all work together to reform the penal and injusitce systems of America.;Register for the rally NOW. https://www.citizensdemandingjustice.org/p/registration-form-for-unanimous-is-not.html
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James Risen discusses the need for protection of press freedom. Learn of the importance of the Press Freedom Defense Fund. Explore how reporting is being criminalized.
Daniel Hale is a drone whistle blower. Through his reporting, I have learned that the United States government can kill anyone, anywhere at anytime.
- How are the decisions being made?
- Can drones be used against people here in the United States as they are against people all over the globe?
- Why is it that we are not having a discussion about how the national security state is deciding who lives and dies?
- What does Jeremy Scahill's report on the Kill Chain reveal?
- The documentary National Bird by Sonia Kennebeck reveals no one is held accountable for drone attacks, assassinations.
Mary Hooks reveals how poor people are being held in jail for extended periods with no trail and without being found guilty, because they do not have bail money. Explore the abusive court bail system and why it must be abolished. See www.southernersonnewground.org
- Black Moma Bail Day has been established to seek the release of as many black mothers from jail who are detained simply because they do not have money.
- Sandra Bland ended up dead because she could not pay a $500 bail.
Mike Spies discusses the NRA implosion following a series of school shootings.
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Saturday, November 11, 2017
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A retired attorney (mostly tired and quit), Robert Gottlieb maintained a private practice in Los Angeles and San Diego for a total of 36 years.
Robert began his general practice focusing primarily on business clients, and in the 1980s began representing insurance company clients. His career as a lawyer provides the backdrop of experience against which he has painted with a broad stroke the disillusionment and exhaustion that haunt the majority of attorneys practicing today.
Born in Los Angeles, Robert lived most of his early life in the San Fernando Valley. He attended public school and graduated from law school in Los Angeles.
Early in his days as a practicing attorney, Robert began making and saving notes involving situations with clients, prospective clients, courtroom proceedings, and the humorous and often absurd stories related to him by other attorneys. It didn’t take long to realize that the practice of law, like any other business, is about people much more than about the law itself.
In the mid- to late 1990s, Robert began to create narratives from hi notes. No Nude Swimming is his first novel.
The main character in his novel is attorney Sam Weisman. His wife wants a divorce, and his law practice is threatened by a hostile takeover. Pulled one way by two hilarious con artists who plan to steal his dreams, and another by his family and the real estate professional who's worked her way into his heart, Sam struggles to hold onto his sanity, his self-esteem, and the woman he loves. Grasping the end of his rope in one hand and the end of his rainbow in the other, he teeters between the abyss ... and the pot of gold!
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Silence Bullies supports educational programs for low-income, disadvantaged children, and ALL young people.
Bullying in Numbers:
Over 67% of students believe schools respond poorly to bullying.
71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims.
1 in 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.
168,000 school children miss school yearly due to bullying.
For Health and Safety Professionals: Bullying Prevention and Intervention
Health and safety professionals and volunteers are disturbed about the physical and psychosocial harm experienced by many youths as a result of bullying by their peers. Bullying among children is aggressive behavior that is persistent, intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Bullying can take many forms such as: hitting or punching (physical bullying); teasing or name-calling (verbal bullying); intimidation through gestures or social exclusion (nonverbal bullying or emotional bullying); and sending insulting messages by e-mail (cyberbullying). There is no one single cause of bullying among children. Rather, individual, family, peer, school, and community factors can place a young person at risk for bullying his or her peers.
Effects Of Bullying
Bullying can be a sign of other serious antisocial and/or violent behavior. Youth who frequently bully their peers are more likely than others to:
· Get into frequent fights
· Be injured in a fight
· Vandalize property
· Steal property
· Use illicit substances
· Be truant from school
· Drop out of school
· Carry a weapon Youth who are the targets of bullying behavior may exhibit signs of:
· Lower self-esteem
· Feelings of fear
· School phobia and absenteeism
· Nightmares and sleeplessness
· Depression and anxiety
Thoughts of suicide Research that looks at the full range of bullying behaviors is finding that the incidence of bullying in the United States is widespread and its consequences more enduring than suspected. In a nationally representative survey of school children, nearly 30 percent reported moderate and more frequent involvement in having been bullied, in bullying or both within the school year. Whether they are perpetrators or targets of bullying, these children face difficulties adjusting to their environments, socially and emotionally.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Mental Health Laws Used to Silence Critic
A law on the books in the Keystone State intended to apply to individuals with mental illness is now being used for a more sinister purpose: to involuntarily commit political opponents who pose a threat to the established power structure in the commonwealth’s capital. Andrew J. Ostrowski, a former Pennsylvania civil rights attorney, found himself in the sights of the powers-that-be in Harrisburg, and learned the hard way how the 1976 Mental Health Procedures Act (MHPA) is being used to chill criticism of the power prism.
The MHPA “establishes procedures for the treatment of mentally ill persons” and “set[s] forth the Commonwealth’s policy and procedures regarding the provision of mental health services.” Article III of the act defines the requirements and limitations on involuntary emergency examination, treatment, and hospitalization of individuals who present a “clear and present danger to others.”
That key phrase is defined as meaning “within the past 30 days the person has inflicted or attempted to inflict serious bodily harm on another and that there is a reasonable probability that such conduct will be repeated.” Longtime AMERICAN FREE PRESS subscriber and supporter Dorene Shutz tipped off this reporter to Ostrowski’s recent kidnapping.
“He is awake to the corrupt courts,” she explained. On Aug. 26, this reporter spent most of the day with Ostrowski, Ms. Shutz, and other mild-mannered patriots at The Nationalist Times conference, and found all the participants to be scholarly truth-seekers. None who were present that day could ever be considered severely mentally ill and in need of involuntary treatment by even the most incompetent authority, but that says nothing of corrupt authority.
Ostrowski was born and raised in Lancaster, Pa., attended Millersville University, and “was in the first graduating class at Widener University” in Harrisburg. “I trained for several years in the formal legal law firm environment,” he told AFP.
He soon discovered, however, that his chosen profession as an “officer of the court” wasn’t what he thought it might be. “I had been a practicing lawyer until 2010 when I ran into disciplinary issues,” he said, “and, as I distanced myself from the formal practice and started to look at these things, I started to see that there really was no basis for the licensing of the practice of law. The licensing of the practice of law really is an impediment to everybody’s access to justice, because your attorney is not free to advocate without risking his or her own property.”
On Aug. 23, Ostrowski filed a motion, attacking what he saw as a corrupt system. “I filed what is called a motion for declaratory relief,” he explained, “which is a vehicle that gives you access to have declarations made that certain things are constitutional, not constitutional, lawful, and unlawful. And I did it to challenge the basis of the attorney law license. This . . . is a very significant motion that really would upset the entire judicial structure in this country.”
Sitting at his desk on Sept. 19, Ostrowski found out how significant it really was. “I posted a notice on Facebook and sent out emails notifying people I was going on Facebook Live and, within 15 minutes of that, the police were at my door.”
Facebook Live allows a user to broadcast live video streams, requiring nothing more than a computer with a video camera and a Facebook account.
“I looked out the front window,” he said, “and there was a cop climbing over my railing to come around back, so I went around to the back door and locked it, and I went on Facebook Live. And then somehow, they got a key and they came in with gloves on and with their tasers pulled, three of them, a female and two males.”
The webcam captured the interaction between Ostrowski and the police, who entered his home without his permission. In the video, Ostrowski can be seen asking the officers to show him their warrant. Viewers see an officer telling him they have one but then forcingOstrowski from his desk before the video ends.
“They did not have a proper warrant; they didn’t have any paperwork,” Ostrowski said. “I had to kind of—as passively as I could—resist them dragging me into an ambulance and throwing me in without seeing some paperwork.” The short trip from his house to the ambulance was not without injury.
“I had bruises and a cut on my wrist from the handcuffs,” he said. AFP asked what happened next. “I was taken in to the local emergency room where they process you,” he explained, “and then they sent me to [Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital] down in the Philadelphia suburbs. That was a horrific experience. It was clear that the agenda was, as expressed to me by the doctor, to get me on some kind of pharmaceuticals, and/or, if I refused or resisted, to have me placed long-term, and do it involuntarily. He specifically advocated for that in the hearing on Sept. 22.”
They held him there for seven days, two days longer than Section 302 of the MHPA ostensibly allows. Eventually a judge signed an order denying any commitment petition.
“They basically said I shouldn’t have been there,” explained Ostrowski. AFP asked if he had any recourse, as the judge’s ruling can’t erase the fact that he had been kept there against his will for all that time. “Of course, yes,” Ostrowski said. “This is a gross violation of all my fundamental civil rights. There’s not one that you can discount from it, [except] maybe cruel and unusual punishment.” Alarmingly, this wasn’t the first time they came for Ostrowski, “all directly related,” he believes, “to my advocacy efforts.”
“This is the third time this year,” he explained. Ostrowski contends that the abuse of this mental health law to truncate people’s due process rights is a clear problem.
“This is why AMERICAN FREE PRESS exists,” he said. “This is why exists. This is why you guys do what you do, because this stuff happens to real folks.”
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Man Arrested For Allegedly 'Marrying' Stepdaughter at Age 12, Holding Her Captive For 19 Years At
Inside Edition October 9, 2017
An arrest has been made in the strange saga of a woman who told FBI agents her stepdad had kidnapped her at age 12 and held her captive for 19 years.
Henri Michele Piette, 62, was arrested last week in Mexico and extradited to Oklahoma, where he was charged with rape, child abuse and other offenses, The Oklahoman reported.
Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis, now 33, said she was able to escape last year from a filthy tent with eight of her nine children. She made her way to a U.S. Embassy, investigators said in court documents, the paper reported.
Her eldest child is grown and escaped before her, she said. They have since been reunited, she said.
In an interview with People magazine, McGinnis said she was speaking publicly because “I want the world to know. I want him to be stopped and I want justice to be served.”
She was beaten with a baseball bat, raped, stabbed, shot and choked unconscious during nearly two decades with Piette, she said.
He has been charged in Wagoner County. He “married” her in a van after kidnapping her from school, she told investigators. Her mother had left Piette because he beat her and the mom and daughter were living in a women’s shelter, McGinnis said.
McGinnis and Piette’s children were dragged across states including Texas, Montana and Arizona, according to FBI agents.
Ultimately, they landed in Mexico, where they lived in a tent in a remote village.
Read: Woman Held Immigrant Captive for Over 2 Years, Tried to Impregnate Her With Boyfriend's Sperm: Cops
After 19 years of abuse, and recovering from a crude surgery to remove her gallbladder, McGinnis decided it was now or never.
“I knew that if I didn’t get out of there,” she told the magazine. “I’d either go insane or I would end up dying and leaving my kids with that man.”
Back in the U.S., McGinnis has been working the JAYC Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit began by Jaycee Dugard, who was abducted at age 11 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., before she was rescued after 18 years.
She also has been helped by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
“It took a lot of courage. It took a lot of bravery,” Robert Lowery, vice president of missing children for the organization, told the publication.
“She wasn’t only concerned for herself,” he said, “but for her children.”
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Man accused of raping 12-year-old girl given joint custody of her child
POSTED 6:42 AM, OCTOBER 9, 2017, BY WEB STAFF
SANILAC COUNTY, Mich. — A Michigan man who allegedly raped a girl when she was 12 years old and got her pregnant has been given joint custody of her child.
Christopher Mirasolo, 27, is accused of raping the victim and getting her pregnant in September 2008, according to The Detroit News. He was 18 and she was 12.
The victim’s attorney, Rebecca Kiessling, says Mirasalo lured the victim, her 13-year-old sister and a friend into his car and took them to a vacant home in Michigan and held them captive for two days before releasing them.
Inside the home, Mirasolo forcibly raped and threatened to kill the victim, Kiessling says.
Mirasolo was arrested a month later and sentenced to one year in jail for attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He served roughly half the time before he was released to care for his sick mother.
In 2010, Mirasolo was convicted of the assault of another child and given four years in jail.
According to The Detroit News, after a paternity test showed Mirasolo was the father, he was given parenting time and joint custody of the child.
Now, the victim is seeking protection under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act.
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