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What Can We do?

By Line James A. Jenkins Jr. By James A Jenkins, C.E.C.R.

Another attack on innocent people, frankly, what can we do as citizens to protect the greater community from individuals who in this case prepared and plan today attack ? Wednesday evening I attended a Gala Benefit at New York City Center. The program was great as always, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. All I could think about while reviewing the wonderful looking people attending, maybe here. However the great performance kept my negative thinking on the back burner.

The Opening Gala brought out some of New York City premier benefactors among other supporters. I had the opportunity to meet in person New York City first lady Ms Chirlane McCray. We discuss briefly, the Thrive Program and my need to become a consultant base on my work as a advocate for military and public safety personnel with mental Health Issues. “I have stated time and time again. Education and proactive activity can curtail incidents that appear to be produce by person/s who are mental Ill.

Lets obtain the facts before we stigmatize mental Illness once again. Request supporters of the mental health community to review ” Pick A Veteran To Treat Facebook.”  Review about, maybe by partnering we can prevent” Kill Wednesday.”

Google, James A Jenkins, Counselor Emeritus for further background information.

 

 

 

 

 

Evil ! By James Allen Jenkins Jr. Counselor Emeritus

By Line James A. Jenkins Jr.

Evil, the adjective, morally wrong, bad, wicked, harmful, injurious, profoundly immorality, in-balance behavior. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports documents 784 active hate groups in America. Their members dislike, some hate, Black people,Latinos, LGBT, among others Americans. These members can produce deadly results when confronted. Extremism come in all races. There at least 113 Black Separatist groups. Some are overt others are covert actors who have members in the greater community. I am not going to weigh in posting information relating to recent workplace violence incident by a former member of the media. (who was a black male)

Once again, main stream media, “he was a crazy man who was mentally ill.” Of course this individual had personal issue/s which prompted his behavior.  However, we, by that I mean all media. Must stop these open attacks on the mental ill community. Most person with mental illness do not go and buy guns and seek out people to kill.  This stigma reporting should stop. Defining mental illness is a long process. Poverty, lack of education can produce emotional elements of behavior, often these people are just what they are, and not mentally ill.

Which bring me to the real issue, Evil. There is evil in this world, it is a force, just like all natural disorders. Guns in America are not going away.  Gun control, how much more can government do. The laws are there. Keep in mind when we became a free nation we did not have to send or request guns from other nations. The citizenry maintain weapons an Army was form the rest is history.

Mass Killings, Workplace Violence, Movie House attacks has become a part of our way of life. Comment, all we can do is address the possibility that force of Evil is around us. Not think about daily, not blame the mentally ill when it develop.

Thanks for stopping by and continue good health.

Pick A Veteran To Treat

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The VA Choice Program is not getting the job done. We are Pick A Veteran To Treat Facebook.com.  Requesting the private Medical,  Mental Health community to weigh in, pick a veteran to treat. Award a veteran in your area sliding fee base on income for a session or exam. Monthly payments for treatment and labs. Older veterans face many challenges traveling to VA Medical Centers. The private sector can help.  Professionals contact via message, lets discuss having a real choice. Thanks

Memorial Day 2015

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Unedited photo of former President Clinton taken today at Chappaqua New York Memorial Day Parade.

President of the Clinton Foundation. Who came together today to honor those who “lost their lives” defending who we are as a nation. Understand,no American military personnel gives their life to anyone, it is taken. Commentary RIP my brothers and sisters this posting is to 22 men I served with who did not return home.

Will Spring Come ???

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April 25th 2015, no more snow but those wins whipping around the corner feel like it could any minute. Not to worry Spring weather will get here. My problem being a black male will I live to see the flowers. 

WCP is not a daily Blog, there has been so many incidents covering issues in the New Civil Rights Era we decline to post follow up due to the great coverage by mass media, both electronic and print. In the coming months WCP will however bring to the table material which is not main stream, which will produce thought. Hopefully proactive activity by those who review our Blog. Thanks for stopping by and continue good health.

Civil Rights Lawyer Michelle Alexander Speaks Against Mass Incarceration: the “New Jim Crow”

Criminalizing America is this a liberal lament?

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At a Monday talk, civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander condemned mass incarceration of African-Americans as a form of legalized discrimination.
Monday at Yale University, civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander condemned mass incarceration of African-Americans as a form of legalized discrimination. (Photo/Maria Zepeda)

Michelle Alexander, a civil rights lawyer who gained national renown after publishing the book “The New Jim Crow,” spoke to students and faculty at the Yale Divinity School Monday afternoon about the phenomenon of mass incarceration in the United States, which she described as a legalized form of racial discrimination. Because African-Americans make up a large percentage of America’s prison population, Alexander said millions of African-Americans nationwide are deprived of basic human rights to housing and employment, adding that the prisoners have fallen victim to the kind of racial discrimination that existed at the time of Jim Crow.

“We have not ended racial caste in America, we have merely redesigned it,” she said. “This is a system that has literally turned back the clock on racial progress in…

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Crimes Against Children In America

Now that the Newtown shooting has taken place we need to take a look at crimes against children in America. Local, state, federal law enforcement are the keepers and maintain jurisdiction in protecting children. The Newtown killings however horrific is just one violent act, many child related offenses do not obtain the media attention. After we mourn ” The Newtown Children” lost we must become more proactive to protecting our children. The following is a short list, Federal Criminal Code and Rules under Title 18 of the United States code. Not being a betting man I am willing to bet a few dollars that most people have no idea of these minor laws,  covering children under the age of 18. Section 1201 Kidnapping, Section 1462 Importation or Transportation of Obscene Matters,  Section 1470 Transfer of Obscene Material to Minors. Section 1591 Sex Trafficking of Children or Force, Fraud, or Coercion. Section 2251A (a)(b) Selling or Buying of Children,are just a few of the laws. Hundreds of children in America yearly do not receive the attention of the media or law enforcement. There is “Amber Alert” for Kidnapping of children which the media and law enforcement partner, alerting the general population of  a missing or kidnapping of a child.

Gun control is not the answers, the reason, there are to many guns in the hands of to many Americans already. Criminals will always find  ways to get fire arms.  We as a community need to do more by educating our children to pit- falls that await them. We do not know when horror will occur, one should comprehend, violence and crime is part of American society, it’s not going away.  If we all work together, partner a proactive approach, who mission is to produce a better community, safer if you will we can curtail some of these acts of violence.  Thanks for stopping by and continue good health.

 

Violent Shootings In America

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English: Şerafeddin Sabuncuoğlu (1385-1468) Polski: Şerafeddin Sabuncuoğlu (1385-1468) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The violent traumatic event that took place today in Newtown Connecticut is indeed painful for all Americans. I think we can all agree all  violent shootings are heart-felt. These Americans  civil rights were grossly violated. Now the discussion, was this the action of a crazy man? How did a mental ill person get so many guns? All this conversation today and the investigation has just started, there are no real facts other than twenty seven Americans were killed in the AM. Custodial interrogation of the suspect brother and friends has produced little information referring today attack . So why the discussion is he crazy,  or mentally ill. The elements of this crime reads like a problematic person who had lost all hope,wanting to show his pain undertaking a planned attack bringing pain to others. It can be said that a person who kills children is insane. However he may not be clinically insane, there is evil in this world, believe it or not. We as a society must address issues as fact not emotion. America is not going to surrender the right to bare arms no one could have predict the Newtown Shooting. Guns don’t kill people,people kill people. Most people who kill people are not crazy or insane. Crime, emotional incidents, are the real killers, not guns. If there were no guns in the street people still would be killing one another, its world history. Americans who get behavioral health counsel are not killers. Like anyone else in this country they can kill, more often they do not. One reason is they are seeking help to control their emotion, impulsive action. Ninety eight percent of people with behavioral health disorders are not people who take guns and assault members of the greater community. Lets get our facts right before we start the discussion.

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The social self. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)