New Civil Rights

Community Service,Watch Groups

NYPD Auxiliary Chevy Impala police car photogr...

NYPD Auxiliary Chevy Impala police car photographed in NYC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Citizens across the nation have formed neighborhood watch groups, crime watch, if you will. The purpose and duties are to prevent crime and vandalism in their community by reporting these suspects to the network set for them by the local police. Part of the orientation instruction is to never approach these suspects while they are committing criminal act/s. They are to observed and report only.

Some communities have taken protecting their community more seriously and pass laws to allow their community citizens to become part-time police. Outside of New York City these part-time police persons are armed. These dedicated men and women known as Auxiliary Police assist during community events were more personnel can increase the safety factor.

My research has produced very little information relating to this community population conducting acts of misconduct and wrongdoing. In other words no George Zimmerman. Famed neighborhood watch group member from Sanford, Florida. Shooter of Trayon Martin.

English: A neighborhood watch sign attached to...

English: A neighborhood watch sign attached to a door. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Privacy Act, 1974

Privacy for Business

Privacy for Business (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I would like to introduce a bit of legal history to all American citizens under thirty years old.  A law enacted in December 31st 1974, Privacy Act.   One could say a protection law , congress thought  would correct a good deal of wrongdoing by governmental officials maintaining records. Federal Trade Commission, Federal Medical Centers,  in fact all identifiable federal agencies who process records. The Privacy Act prohibits the disclosure of any and all information from a system of records without written consent from the individual/s. Only in legal cases noted in the provisions could a person or other agency get such requested information. The Department of Justice was on board  because it was federal law.

Since the day this law was enacted it has been breach by thousand maybe millions of persons, officials from all levels of government, for their able to use slick semi lawful procedure, pursuant to all twelve statutory exceptions. The Act was amended in 1988, Computer Matching and Privacy Protecting Act. This is how the IRS checks and reviews information if your working while receiving disability payments,  The IBM Project. The Act does not protect non US citizens. ” All this noise about leaks, it has gone on for almost forty years.” Insurance companies, private investigators, medical institutions, law enforcement, all have system to get information you did not consent to.

Hear is the good news, seek out those who would violate your life and use the many legal avenues available for you to return to the real America. If you allow the sub America to beat you, we all are going to endure a big change. German Jews did not act from 1926 1933, they said we are German nothing going to happen to us. Others took what was valuable and travel to other countries.” I think they had the sense of the future of Nazi Germany. Question do you have a sense of America future?????

Thanks for stopping by and continued good health. Special note, CBS news New York aired a segment, Nov 12th, 11pm. Consumer Reporting Agencies, they stated these agencies conduct legal investigations. This is the problem, true public records is open to review by anyone. However these companies conduct illegal activity. They can obtain Insurance, personal medical information among other background which is in violation of State and Federal laws.

“We must hold these companies accountable, always review privacy policy, then consult an attorney. Most of all become proactive to the world we live in now. The Information Age, The problem, Misinformation is information.”

Seal of the United States Federal Trade Commis...

Seal of the United States Federal Trade Commission. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Group !

Self-Portrait, Spring 1887, Oil on pasteboard,...

Self-Portrait, Spring 1887, Oil on pasteboard, 42 × 33.7 cm., Art Institute of Chicago (F 345). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carrie Fisher, Lionel Aldridge, Eugene O”Neill, Vivien Leigh, Ruth Graham, Brooke Shields, Jane Pauley, Linda Hamilton, Judy Collins,

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Maurice Bernard, William Styron, John Nash, Issac Newton, Ludwig Van Beethhoven, President Abraham Lincoln,

Vincent Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Rosemary Clooney, Irving Berlin, Charlie Pride,

Janet Jackson, Patty Duke, Marlon Brando, Jonathon Winter, Tennessee Williams, Buzz Aldrin, Jimmy Piersall, Dick Clark,

Your wondering what kind of group is this, so many outstanding people names who affected the world with their gifts of talents.

The answer is quite simple all these famous persons have been known to suffer from symptoms of Mental Illness.  Depression is the main disorder, suicide, substance abuse, the other illness.  Some were diagnosis with bi-polar disorder and even schizophrenia. There are thousands more high-profile people from all walks of life who we can add to the group, “you get the idea, the point that being presented”. “Mental Illness is here, these disorders are not going away. Behavioral Health problems are in the workplace, your home, your friend’s home, house of worship.”

Our Military has a major problem with veterans returning home, more suicides after deployment in the history of the military. After 9/11 our law enforcement has join the ranks, with personnel suffering from PTSD and Addictions disorder, depression from being medically ill. “Frankly its a real mess.” This population is part of the New Civil Rights Era. For their so big now, the question is how can we take care of this population? (support) Their protection laws are being violated daily. (ADA, HIPAA)

Barnes in later life when battling mental illness

Barnes in later life when battling mental illness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I need your support, If you care and can understand the situation then comment. Their is much anxiety about guns and mental illness these days. “My friends, this is not the population conducting mass murder. Of course person/s who conduct “walk by killing”, shooting  anyone near his or her self is insane. These acts of violent outburst are not going  to stop in this country, for this style of action has become a sign of individual violent  protest.

What we all can do is, become more proactive to why, how can I, do something to help a person.  Taking time out to comprehend, cope with ones ego, this may bring a person around to seek professional counselling. We won’t know unless we try. Most of all we must make big business and all government accountable to the laws already available to protect the mentally ill.  The names in this posting represent greatness and pain, lets work together for less pain.

RIP my friend and advocate for Mental Health ,  Mr. Mike Wallace, CBS news, and 60 minutes. 

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clean The Review

American Drug War: The Last White Hope

American Drug War: The Last White Hope (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mr. David Sheff has written a book title Clean, Overcoming Addiction and Ending America Greatest Tragedy. My finding, Mr. Sheff has offered a treatment plan, if you will,  using non traditional tools and ideas. He has presented a very well supported overview of the treatment process presently conducted, noting strength and weakness of programs. We seem to agree prevention and wellness is the approach that, will in time, produce the most long  lasting results. This is a good publication for individuals with limited understanding of the “Drug War in America.” His book reads better than slogans ” Just Say No”, coin by former first lady Nancy Reagan. I give his work high points until the contents chapters, Ending Addiction, The Future of Prevention and Treatment, Fighting the Right War. Not having Mr. Sheff or his publisher permission to reproduce selections I can only state buy the book.

In 2000, Americans spent about $36 billion on cocaine,$10 billion on heroin,$5.4 billion on meth, $11 Billion on marijuana,and $2.4 billion on other illicit substances. The source for this information was Washington, DC, Office of National Drug Control. December 2001.” My problem, If the government  has this information why is it war on drug?” It is all a distortions of statics and misinformation which has produced the greatest public health problem in the history of our nation.  Consumer population need to understand substance abuse or dependency is a mental disorder. DSMIII, DSMIV, and it will be a disorder in the forth-coming DSMV. (Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders) There is a good deal more to review here lets save that. Thanks for stopping by and continued good health.

Congrat to Boston Law Enforcement

Mental Health Month Poster

Mental Health Month Poster (Photo credit: Army Medicine)

Now that the suspects have been handled, the good citizens of Boston must start to heal. This is a timely process, most will not start to comprehend the emotional trauma  until weeks later. “There is no shame in seeking assistance”,  much help is available. Mental Health Disorders has been on the front page lately due to citizens seeking gun control legislation. This is the positive aspect of mental health, treatment, putting the parts of life back, parts that have been taken away due to traumatic events.

Acts of terrorism is not mental illness for the most part, it is an emotion of misguided faith, creeds, attempts to violate human rights and produce a sense of fear to a community or nation. Law Enforcement culture is to gather and discuss operations over a beer. Peer discussion is a good source for addressing feelings,emotions. However, if peer discussion cannot control anxiety then there may be the need to seek professional counseling. Mental Health America provides Workplace Wellness. “Remember, there no shame, you have just experience an act unlike any in the history of your Boston.” Continue good health and thanks for stopping by.

Timeline For The Presidency, Irish and Black America

U.S. Presidential flag, 1960-present (not usua...

U.S. Presidential flag, 1960-present (not usually called a “standard” in official U.S. government terminology). It is defined in Executive Order 10860. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When the doors  for a better America are open great things can take place. An example is when women were allowed to vote due to the 19th amendment enacted in 1920,  portion that were Irish Americans join together to elect a Irish Catholic president the late John F. Kennedy President.” A people who were discriminated for being Irish immigrants,The Tenement People, became the second largest to immigrate to America. They found their way to government employment in big cities, police and firemen.   lets understand more than Irish women and men voted for President JFK, “one could say almost all Irish who could vote supported his election.” Even then it was a tight win.”(President Nixon) It took 40 years to pick such a man after women were included in the American voting process. On the other hand after  Black American population along with other Americans of good faith forged congress to pass the Voting Act of 1965 which enforced the 15th amendment. It took 43 years to elect a Black American to the presidency, Barrack Obama. After hundred of years of slavery and Jim Crow Laws used as an avenue to discriminate, the change laws made change. “President Obama is part Irish as well.” The two groups that suffered the most in American history (Asian, American Indians not far behind) were able to have one of their own elected to president of all the people.  Happy St. Pats Day to all. 

English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Ov...

English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Oval Office. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Under Attack” Health Care Information

In 1996 there were almost 9,000 New York State credentialed counselors who dramatically impact substance abuse and mental health care. Noted,” New York State always had a stronger voice in advocating for alcoholism and substance abuse counseling at the national level”.

This quality care for consumers has and is presently being compromised by  governmental along with big business. There is a true lack of UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT American with Disabilities Act, ADA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA. These civil rights laws are tools to give opportunity for a population that has and can bring a great deal of strength to an employer if given the proper support. The problem is not only in mental health, health care in general is under attack. Our military is in the ranks as well.

Consumers,big business, government must take the lack of true protection in information technology more serious. Mr. Jim Sheldon-Dean, founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC,  is a fore- runner as far back as 1982.  In case you have not heard this is the year 2013, yet the lack of respect for our life information continue.

Worker Charged in Hospital File Thefts, New York Times, Sunday, April 13th, by line John Eligon is just a small example of how life property is stolen.  More audits, enforcement along with penalties, advocacy for compliance and proactive activity from you the consumer is the answers, you think?

Correction

We used ID theft as an example of ” Technology, Has It Taken Away Our Consitutional Rights???”  The research was conducted produced  information from the Aftermath, Study, theft resource center. Sunday, February tenth,  CBS 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes Overtime aired a segment relating to tort activity by all the major credit reporting agencies. The problem is bigger then we posted. 40 million seem to be the correct static of Americans consumer affected.  They also confirmed no one is being held accountable. Lives are being ruin daily.

Whang Communication Production background is based on freelance work following the old rules in journalism. Posting must be evidence based. Thanks for stopping by and continued good health.

60 Minutes

60 Minutes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Technology, Has It Taken Away Our Constitutional Rights ??????

ARIZONA BORDERS AND CITIZEN SAFETY...

ARIZONA BORDERS AND CITIZEN SAFETY… (Photo credit: roberthuffstutter)

Seal of the United States Department of Justice

Seal of the United States Department of Justice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are serious violations of our fourth amendments rights conducted by local, state, federal agencies daily.  Events concerning questionable activity by the Justice Department is background there is a problem. Surveillance abuse by members of law enforcement, FBI obtaining phone records on ordinary citizens is evidence. “Operation Fast and Ferious,” were members of our government sold high powered weapons to gangsters from another country in which a Special Agent with U.S. Border Patrol was killed sometime later.  Violation of some of our labor and civil rights laws is additional evidence. All had elements of miss used technology.

In real-time these unjust acts, Civil and criminal, are not being address or we can say no one is being held accountable. Taking a moral stand, employing the host of the greater community may stop some of these violation, social attacks. Families who are low economic level  are fighting to conduct basic daily living. Most do not understand how technology affects them. All the rest of our population,those who have college degrees, advance degrees, entrepreneurs, professionals labor, skilled labor, public safety, all the rest are so busy trying to keep up a structured life style there is no time to reflex, “what the hell is going on”?  The need for all Americans to take a good look at how technology has affected their life, is  a must.

Lets discuss ID theft which is only part of the story, 2004 statics taken from Aftermath Study, Theft Resource Center, ten million people ID have been victims. 47% have trouble getting credit or loans, if they do get credit it’s at higher rates. 11% receive negative impact when attempting to obtain employment or housing. 70% never rid themselves of the negative information maintain at credit agencies. 40% suffer from emotional stress, often seeking professional counseling and treatment. 42% are unable to trust people, 60% feel they are unprotected by law enforcement. Electronic medical records are  often compromised, can endanger continued care.  “What we have is a great product being use badly.” There are situation individuals end up dead from being victims.

We constructed a pretty good society,”we all can agree America is the best.”  Commentary, lets not give away our America, lets become more proactive when problem develop due to miss use of technology contact your representatives or council person. They have the information that can help you, follow-up.  Thanks for stopping by and continued good health. 

Mental Disorders in America

 

 

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

FYI, mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older or about one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people.

 

Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion about 6 percent, 1 in 7 who suffer from a serious mental illness. In America mental disorders are diagnosed by the information in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-lV).  A good amount of people are aware of the Mental Health illness presented by the media sources. Movies, Newspaper articles, electronic media have presented situations. The public needs to understand that some of these mass killings had nothing to do with Mental Illness.  (which can be address in another Posting)

 

Logo of the National Institute of Mental Health.

Logo of the National Institute of Mental Health. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Suicide, Schizophrenia, Anxiety disorders, Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Bipolar, Major Depression, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, have found away into our  friends, family, co workers lives.  Most behavioral professionals don’t often address Eating Disorders, such as Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating as mental illness. Others, are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ADHD, Austim, Social Phobia, and an illness which baby boomers must work on preventing, Alzheimer’s Disease. The main DSM Mental Health disorders, 303.90, 305.00,304.40,305.70,304.30,305.20,304.20,304.00,305.50,305.60 guess what, they are all Substance Abuse disorders, the grand daddy of them all being 305.10 Nicotine Dependence.

 

Gun Control is very important problem in America  that somehow must be handled, however not by placing the blame on citizens with mental health disorders. The at risk population are firemen, law enforcement, military active duty and veterans who for the most part do not attack members of the greater community .  A better comprehension of mental illness making professional more proactive to care and treatment is one answer in the effort to protect our communities. This is Not a Commentary.  More information can be found at the  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)