Neutral Perspective: Housing for Mental-Physical Challenged “Wasteful” or NOT?

NPR : People with Mental Illness, Who Needs Housing, Housing First
“..But in 1998, 283,800 people with mental illnesses were incarcerated in American jails or prisons – four times the number in state mental hospitals, according to the Department of Justice. “These days, the largest single provider of housing for people with severe mental illness is the criminal justice system,” says Sperling. ..

Today’s reality falls far short of the vision of four decades ago, when the deinstitutionalization movement was born. In theory, people were to move from mental hospitals into community mental health care systems, and be reintegrated into towns and neighborhoods where they’d get services and shelter. Several studies have shown the idea can work, and thousands of Americans with mental illness have benefited — but thousands more have failed to get adequate follow-up, treatment and assistance.

The supportive housing model also saves taxpayers money, experts say. Researchers at Berkeley University’s Goldman School of Public Policy examined the consequences of providing supportive housing for 250 people with mental illness. Before moving in, the participants had made frequent use of emergency rooms and hospitals, costing thousands of dollars per person annually. Once the people were placed in supportive housing, the study found a 58 percent decrease in emergency room visits, a corresponding drop in hospital stays, and virtual elimination of their use of residential mental health facilities. …

Approximately one-third of the nation’s homeless have a severe mental illness. Many others with mental illness end up living nomadically, moving among the homes of parents and other family members. Outside the family, group homes are the primary housing option for people with mental illness, but they often face stiff resistance from neighbors: “There are huge NIMBY (not-in-my-backyard) battles about establishing a four-person home for people with depression,” says Allen. ..”


Our View: Maine government puts group homes at risk by cutting rates Posted December 11, 2016

Families are right to be worried about the loss of services for adults with disabilities.
The Editorial Board
“..Mary Mayhew, Maine’s health and human services commissioner, wrote a Dec. 8 column in the Portland Press Herald, accusing the paper of “needlessly frighten(ing) families and vulnerable individuals,” because it reported how cuts to reimbursement rates were undermining the system of community-based services for people with developmental challenges. (“Maine used to be a leader in caring for adults with intellectual handicaps. What went wrong?” Dec. 4)..”


1 person, 1 home, millions of dollars By: Jeff Baillon Posted:Feb 02 2017 07:11PM CST
“…One person lives in the three bedroom home and state employees come and go around the clock. There are at least three per shift and they are hired to support the needs of the lone occupant.

“They really don’t need a house this size for one person,” neighbor Bob Krahn said.

The Fox 9 Investigators discovered it is costing taxpayers almost a million dollars a year.

An 18-year-old man, whose initials are W.O., was placed in the home last summer.

W.O. is a ward of the state, has intellectual and developmental disabilities and a history of difficult behavior.

“Handled the right way it’s a good thing for a neighborhood because we need to see people of all abilities,” Lemoyne Corgard, a neighbor, said.”

Part 2: Alone and at risk in Minnesota’s group homes Story by Chris Serres and Glenn Howatt • Photos by David Joles • Star Tribune NOVEMBER 9, 2015 — 12:00AM
Set up to be safe havens, some group homes for the disabled have become remote “prisons,” where residents are vulnerable to violence and neglect.

“..Remote clusters

Minnesota’s reliance on group homes dates to the late 1970s, when it led the nation in shutting down large state hospitals that housed people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. The state encouraged small, private group homes as a more humane and cost-effective alternative, and subsidized them through Medicaid and other programs…”

And though group homes were meant for people needing 24-hour care, such as patients with severe mental illnesses, many accept just about anyone with an intellectual or developmental disability. Records show that even clients who need just basic assistance with daily activities — like cooking meals or catching the bus — can wind up in group homes that cost up to $80,000 per person per year….

New York

GROUP HOMES OVERPAID Posted on Jun 30, 2015 11:00am PDT
“.. The state’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities’ Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office (DDSO) skirted state procurement laws for more than 1,400 purchases worth more than $1 million, gave one vendor an unfair advantage in obtaining the state’s business and overpaid for hundreds of household items, according to an audit recently released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

“The state’s procurement process is intended to ensure fair competition, guard against favoritism, and protect taxpayers,” DiNapoli said. “By failing to follow the state’s procurement requirements, Finger Lakes DDSO wasted taxpayer dollars and gave an unfair advantage to one vendor. This cannot continue, and our recommendations should be implemented immediately.”

The Finger Lakes DDSO is responsible for coordinating services for approximately 1,500 persons with developmental disabilities living in 150 group homes across eight counties. Employees at each group home routinely purchase food and household items necessary to keep the homes operational.

The DDSO purchased food and household items through a centralized contract with Palmer Distributing until the contract expired in June 2012. Thereafter, the DDSO should have purchased items that met their needs first from preferred sources (which are established in state law), then from other centralized contracts, and, last, through a formal competitive process to ensure a fair procurement…”


Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children by Joaquin Sapien ProPublica, May 20, 2015, 11:47 a.m.
At a hearing in Washington, a renewed call for addressing the violence and neglect that plagues group homes for foster youth.
“..”There is tremendous momentum and truly bipartisan support for this right now, so hopefully we’re at a real turning point,” said Rob Geen, director of policy reform and advocacy for the Casey Foundation. “There are far too many children being separated from their families and being placed in what is available instead of what is best for them. Now we have an agreement that there is a problem and a growing consensus on how to fix it.”

According to the report, 40 percent of children living in group homes don’t have a diagnosis that warrants such a placement. The report suggests that children are often sent to the homes because there is nowhere else for them to go…

Grüber, the former foster child who testified at the hearing, said she certainly would have preferred staying with a family member as opposed to living in a group home for two years.

In an interview, she told ProPublica that when she was first removed from her biological parents’ home at age 15, she was placed with her uncle and his three sons in a three-bedroom home. She wanted to stay there. But she said that the Connecticut Department of Children and Families moved her to a homeless shelter and then into a foster home based on a technicality: that there weren’t enough bedrooms for all the children living in her uncle’s home.

“If I had stayed with my uncle, I would’ve had more stability. It would’ve been so much better to feel more involved with my family. My uncle is very involved in the church. He’s really strict, but I think that would’ve been helpful to me. I needed that structure,” Grüber said….

Kari Sisson, executive director for the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers, told ProPublica that Australia closed its residential programs in the 1990s because foster care was cheaper. In time, she said, foster parents got overwhelmed and quit. Many youngsters ended up homeless or in jail. And Australia had to reopen the homes with more intensive therapeutic services in the mid-2000s.

“The conversation is fair, but it’s not informed,” she said. “I worry that they are making decisions that will seriously affect children who need therapeutic residential treatment. I’ve been a foster parent for many years and there are a lot of kids in the system that can’t live in my house, because it’s not safe for us and it’s not safe for the community. They need a lot more intensive care than a foster parent can offer. It’s very challenging.”

Sisson was not called to testify…”



Nonprofits reap generous perks April 11, 2005|By JOHN B. O’DONNELL AND JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF
Children in private group homes may be shortchanged in care, but the owners can profit handsomely
“..Despite all the gaps in financial accountability, state officials say they don’t plan any major changes. DHR Secretary McCabe says that while department auditors should look at group homes’ financial statements, inspectors lack the expertise to ferret out improper spending. “Our licensing unit is not necessarily designed to do that,” he said.

Diane Coughlin, a health department official, also argues that inspectors lack the skills to police inappropriate spending, even if limits were put on salaries, rent and other non-care items.

“We’d never be able to enforce it,” said Coughlin, director of the Developmental Disabilities Administration, a health department unit that has licensed 35 group home companies with 115 facilities.

“But having said that, do we expect people to spend tax dollars wisely? You’re darn tootin’ we do.”

About the series

In an investigation of state oversight of group homes going back a decade, The Sun found that:

Mistreatment of children has gone unpunished.

People with criminal convictions can – and do – work at group homes.

Taxpayers’ money is often wasted on poor care, denying youths a range of services.

Maryland subsidizes high salaries and perks…”

New York

Reaping Millions in Nonprofit Care for Disabled By RUSS BUETTNERAUG. 2, 2011
“..Medicaid money created quite a nice life for the Levy brothers from Flatbush, Brooklyn.

The brothers, Philip and Joel, earned close to $1 million a year each as the two top executives running a Medicaid-financed nonprofit organization serving the developmentally disabled.

They each had luxury cars paid for with public money. And when their children went to college, they could pass on the tuition bills to their nonprofit group.

Philip H. Levy went as far as charging the organization $50,400 for his daughter’s living expenses one year when she attended graduate school at New York University. That money paid not for a dorm room, but rather it helped her buy a co-op apartment in Greenwich Village.

The rise of the Levy brothers, from scruffy bearded social workers in the 1970s to millionaires with homes in the Hamptons, Sutton Place and Palm Beach Gardens, reveals much about New York’s system for caring for the developmentally disabled — those with conditions like cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism…”

Homeless Shelters

State Seeks To Move Homeless From Hotel Rooms To Group Homes Rupa Shenoy
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting February 23, 2014
“..Sixteen months ago Espada’s family became homeless, and she applied to the state for help. But Massachusetts has no room left for homeless families. The state’s 2,000 shelters filled up during the recession as parents who lost their jobs, got foreclosed on, got sick, or just couldn’t earn enough became homeless along with their children. So, like roughly 2,000 other families, Espada is living in a hotel paid for by the state…”


Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

“..Published on Sep 22, 2016

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), is working across Ireland to reduce disadvantage. SICAP is open to people and groups from different walks of life.

• Are you looking for a job or want to improve your skills?
• Could you benefit from an education or training opportunity?
• Are you in a community group which is working for changes locally?

If yes to any of these, SICAP can help you! To empower yourself or your community, find out more at”


What abilities do you have?..Don’t focus on your “dis-abilities, but your “abilities”!
Health: Mental-How to “fight” mental illness?

This is such a BIG on-going social issue, so all the article above that I found are just “some” of the challenges and have yet to re”search” the “positives” going on with group homes. Feel free to share any (both negative and bad)..

Good News Physical-Mental Challenges


Spotlight: Celebrity-Carrie Fisher’s “success”!

After watching-reading the news of “celebrities” that have died recently that I looked up to growing-up, I pondered this question-“Can celebrities have success?” Success can be defined in many ways, but I’m referring to success as battling our “life challenges”. My first “spotlight” is Carrie Fisher…

Carrie Fisher seem to successfully beat her “bi-polar” mental illness by completing treatment in the mental hospital. She still had challenges, but she overcame (eg. drugs) them successfully though her one-act Broadway show (“Wishful Drinking”), wrote a book (The Princess Diarist ) , etc… she was gifted with words!

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher : The Documentary

Inside Carrie Fisher’s Difficult Upbringing with Famous Parents by Julie Miller December 27, 2016 9:15 pm
Her father, Eddie Fisher, left her mother, Debbie Reynolds, for Elizabeth Taylor—and that was only the beginning.
“..And in a 2009 interview, Fisher told Vanity Fair how sharing her stories—which had an atypical, wry perspective on Hollywood’s usual trappings: stars, addictions, and broken marriages—played a large role in her mental health…”

Movie: Star Wars Series Reflections

Nothing captures Carrie Fisher’s rise to fame like this 1977 interview shortly after the release of ‘Star Wars’ Bustle Emma Lord, Bustle Dec. 27, 2016, 4:52 PM
“..Though Fisher became a household name through her portrayal of Princess (and later General) Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, she was also a celebrated writer and mental health advocate. But before her rich and multitalented career took off, she was a 19-year-old unknown — and nothing quite captures her rise to fame like this old Carrie Fisher interview from 1977…”
Carrie Fisher’s 9 best non-‘Star Wars’ roles |
Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill on Late Night, Spring 1983 , from
*watched towards the end for the Star Wars trivia
Carrie Fisher’s full 1990 CNN inteview , from
“..Published on Dec 27, 2016

In a 1990 interview with CNN’s Larry King, Carrie Fisher opens up about being the daughter of Hollywood royalty, her battles with addiction and life as an author after “Star Wars.”..”
“Talking with someone in interviews is therapy”-Carrie F. (paraphrase)
*see Movie: Star Wars Series Reflections

Mark Hamill’s Tribute to Carrie Fisher Panel FULL – Star Wars Celebration 2017 Orlando
*see Movie: Star Wars -“The Last Jedi” Reflection

Carrie Fisher: I didn’t want to be famous (2009)
“..In a 2009 interview with CNN’s Campbell Brown, Carrie Fisher says she did not want to go into show business because she saw what happened to parents Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
Source: CNN.”

“It scared me..a celebrity..your not going to stay in a fantastic’s going all away…all these people are going to love’s attention”-Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher on Charlie Rose, 2009

How Carrie Fisher Came to Terms With Having a Mental Illness | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN , from
“..Published on Dec 28, 2016

When Carrie Fisher was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her 20s, she didn’t believe the doctor. At the time, Carrie jokes, she thought that people who had bipolar disorder were “nuts” rather than seeing it as something that could happen to anybody. For more on #oprahwinfreyshow, visit

Find OWN on TV at …”

Fight Against Mental Illness For Carrie Fisher | MSNBC

“..Published on Dec 28, 2016

The late Carrie Fisher used her celebrity status to fight the stigma associated with mental illness. Columnist Michael Musto nad MSNBC’s Craig Melvin discuss…”

Star Wars’ Princess Carrie Fisher’s Religion
“.. Carrie Frances Fisher, the American actress, producer, writer, and humorist better known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie series died Tuesday at age 60. Fisher was born to actress Debbie Reynolds (a Nazarene) and singer Eddie Fisher (a Jew). She was born in Beverly Hills, California. Fisher’s paternal grandparents were Jewish Russian immigrants. Fisher was raised a Protestant. However, her father’s religion influenced her so much that she later started identifying as Jewish. According to Fisher, it was her father singing in the synagogue that impacted her spirituality. In an interview given to JWeekly, a San Francisco-based Jewish newspaper, Fisher said that she and her daughter often used to attend Jewish services and take part in Shabbat meals. Lighting candles have a certain loveliness to it, so have saying thanks to a lovely week. She expressed Judaism by singing the song Hearts and Bones, that has lyrics expressing the freedom of Jews, a song that was written by her ex-husband Paul Simon.

…Fisher blasted the UK cinemas for preventing to show a 60-second advert that featured the Lord’s Prayer before showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens in which she reprises her role as Princess Leia…”
Pastor Todd Fisher: My Mom, Debbie Reynolds, Wanted To Be With Carrie Fisher 11:30AM EST 12/29/2016 Jessilyn Justice
“…Todd became a charismatic church leader shortly after Carrie’s catapult to fame with the Star Wars franchise. He started his own church in his mother’s studio in the ’80s, but the congregation rapidly outgrew the space.

“We preach the truth, and if that means poking fun at some of the traditions—well, hey, that’s just part of it. Jesus spent his career exposing the Pharisees and Sadducees because they weren’t worshipping God, they were worshipping traditions. Those people are still with us today,” he told People in 1984.

Todd appears to be the most outspoken about his faith in the family trio.

Carrie described her faith: “I love the idea of God, but it’s not stylistically in keeping with the way I function. I would describe myself as an enthusiastic agnostic who would be happy to be shown that there is a God.”

Please pray for the Reynolds-Fisher family during this heartbreaking time. ..”
Debbie Reynolds’ Son, Pastor Todd Fisher, Says Mom Wanted to Be With Daughter, Carrie By Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post Contributor Jan 1, 2017 | 11:27 AM
‘..She went to be with Carrie. In fact, those were the last words that she spoke this morning,” Todd, co-founder of Hiding Place Church in California, told E! News. “More specifically, she said that she really, she was under a lot of stress.”

Todd added, “She held it together beautifully, obviously, for the last couple of days but she was under a lot of emotion and stress from the loss [of Carrie] and it’s pretty much what triggered this event.”

Reynolds didn’t get to see her daughter “as Carrie was on her way back from England and none of us really got to see her other than in the hospital,” Pastor Fish..

Her son, Todd, became a Christian in 1980, and was later ordained as a minister. He founded Hiding Place, along with musician Henry Cutrona of Christian country rock band Gentle Faith. A non-denominational, charismatic congregation, the church first met in North Hollywood at his mother’s DR Studios. After outgrowing that location, the church was moved to Beverly Theater in Beverly Hills. By 1986, the church had relocated to Emerson Middle School in Westwood, Los Angeles, with an average Sunday attendance of 1,000…”

17 Carrie Fisher Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness By Peter Economy
The Leadership Guy@bizzwriter
Actress, author, and screenwriter Carrie Fisher was an inspiration to millions of people around the world.

Carrie Fisher Remembered: The Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Actress


Health: Mental-How to “fight” mental illness?

Any other “memorable” memories of Carrie Fisher that you would like to see added above? Thoughts, feedback, comments, etc..?

Good News Mind

Disney Character: Jafar-“Why M-E?”

I’ve been practicing the last month or so the lines of Jafar from “Aladdin” (theatrical play performance), which our performance (see “My first theatrical experience (Aladdin the Musical at the Park)”) will be this coming weekend (Friday & Saturday evenings) at a local park. It’s been a challenging character as I’ve had to act “selfishly”, which is something I’ve been trying to do the “opposite” since I became a Christian in my early college years. However, it’s been a fun role as I can relate to this character in various ways when I was younger.

We all can relate somehow to Jafar. Here is some lines that I thought of myself during my “junior high/middle school” years..

“…I was unappreciated by my peers. As their slings and arrows flew. I would ponder. Why me? Why Me?…

“Why Me?” Cut Song from Aladdin

Instead of “slings and arrows”, they were “spitballs and spit (a.k.a. “gleaking”) from my peers/bullies. Anyone ever been bullied?

Another song I made relating to this theme…

“It’s About Me” (Parody to “It’s All About You”) by Jafar

(see Music: Parody-“Creepy Old Cave” (originally from “I Can Show You the World” from Aladdin) by Jafar)

Instead of “pondering/dwelling” on how bad you might’ve got it growing up in your “earlier” years. I encourage you to think about others that might’ve got it “worse/more challenging”. This has helped me overcome my frustration of my “past”, which I feel has been a “cake walk” when I compare it with others that have had more difficulties…

Nick Vujicic on how life without limbs is no obstacle – Songs of Praise – BBC One


I currently work with physically-mentally challenged adults and have been since I graduated from college. This job experience has really changed me to be a “better” person and it has taught me to take my eyes off of “myself” (e.g. own problems). Before I go to bed, I write down a list of “needs” I’ve read/watch/heard as a prayer request and then I jot down a list of what “I’m thankful” for. This nightly routine has also helped me to take my eyes of myself/me too!

What are your needs? Can I pray for you? What are you thankful for? Feel free to share down below to encourage others..

Good News Physical-Mental Challenges

JOY comes by putting Jesus first, Others second, and Yourself last.
*I would like to thank J.A. (see her Choose Joy blog) for inspiring me to finish this blog with this theme!

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’”Matthew 25

Can you identify yourself with Jafar or any other Aladdin characters? What about any others from different theatrical performances?

Good News Theatre


Netural Perspective: Law Enforcement-Police “Protect and to Serve?”

Bio: I personally have had more positive experiences with local and statewide law enforcement overall as a “law-abiding” citizen. Unfortunately, this might not be the same for many of you out there. Please feel free to share your stories down below.


*I had a personal “good” experience this past winter (2014) when my car got stuck going to work (overnight shift) around 10:45pm. A policewoman was driving around town helped me get “unstuck”. I was very grateful of her driving around town late at night during this last snowstorm/blizzard in Morris
smile emoticon

Photo of Officer Giving Boots to Barefoot Man Warms Hearts Online
Published: November 28, 2012

Instead of giving out a ticket, Officer Ben Hall went beyond the call of duty for a young mother who couldn’t afford a car seat for her daughter.

Good Morning America
WATCH this amazing holiday spirit: while pretending to pull over drivers, a police officer asks people what they, along with family members, want for Christmas – minutes later, his helpers deliver the gifts. Bravo, Rob Bliss Creative and Lowell Police Department!


Actual Bank Robbery In Detroit — Absolutely Priceless !!!!


2nd Amendment: Right to bear Arms


Police officer buys bed, TV, Wii for teen
Posted: May 07, 2014 9:41 PM CST

“SWAT teams, military contractors and law enforcement from the world over are gathering this weekend in Oakland, CA for the annual event Urban Shield, a training and weapons expo made possible by the Department of Homeland Security and arms manufacturers.”



Illuminati Defector Details
Pervasive Conspiracy
Satanic Cult Plans ‘Fourth Reich’
By Henry Makow, Ph.D
The cult trained military leaders and people under their direction will use arms as well as crowd control techniques to implement this new state of affairs. …Military bases will be set up, in each locality (actually, they are already here, but are covert). In the next few years, they will go above ground and be revealed. Each locality will have regional bases and leaders to which they are accountable. The hierarchy will closely reflect the current covert hierarchy.


NYC subway fight: Swedish cops on vacation break up homeless brawl on uptown 6 train


White Police Chief Loses It and Tells the Blunt TRUTH About Black Crime [VIDEO]
Monday, November 24th, 2014


Justified or NOT?

-North Carolina

Brentley Vinson: The Charlotte cop involved in deadly shooting
Michael Walsh,Michael Walsh Fri, Sep 23 10:13 AM PDT

“..One of Vinson’s friends, Michael Scurlock, told CNN that Vinson is “distraught” and “torn” over the incident.

“No matter if it’s justified or unjustified, it’s tough when you have to know that you had to take someone else’s life,” the friend said.

Scurlock said he had a brief phone conversation with Vinson and could tell that the situation was hard for him based on the emotional tone of his voice…”
Yielding to Pressure, Charlotte Releases Videos of Keith Scott Shooting
“…The dashboard video, the lawyers said, appeared to show that the front window on the driver’s side was rolled up. Mr. Bamberg said the video then showed Mr. Scott stepping out of the vehicle, his hands down, with his right hand empty and “some type of object” in his left hand. “It’s impossible to make out what it is,” he said, noting that Mr. Scott was right-handed.

“He doesn’t make any dramatic movements,” Mr. Bamberg said. He also said Mr. Scott seemed “confused.”

In the video, Mr. Scott took a couple of steps forward “in a nonaggressive manner,” Mr. Bamberg said, and then a step back. Gunshots followed…”

-Excessive force?

WATCH: Cop Slams 22-Year-Old Woman to the Ground Face-First During Scuffle
“A disturbing Instagram video shows a Colorado police officer slamming a woman face-first to the ground after a scuffle.

In the video, which was posted by Barstool Sports over the weekend, a woman in a black dress and high heels can be seen struggling with a Fort Collins police officer outside a bar.

After several seconds of grappling, he turns and throws her face down on the pavement with a judo-style trip.,,”


*I had a policeman asked me to give him $10/$20 after I asked him if he could borrow me his cell phone to call a relative to pick my mom and I up at the airport (Manilla Philippines) in November 2012.

Abuses Documented

-Civil Rights

Video shows cop punching woman on L.A. freeway


Why Did Police Beat an Elderly Man for Jaywalking?
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:12 By The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed
“..But we need to go bigger than that. We need to make a commitment to funding the COPS program so that police work is seen not just as a way to catch the bad guys, but as a way to serve communities all across the country…”


Vacationing Family Pulled Over, Handcuffed At Gunpoint By Air Force Base Security
Vacationing Family Pulled Over, Handcuffed At Gunpoint By Air Force Base Security





Full un-edited video presented in Kelly Thomas Murder Trial


=> Louisiana

Alton Sterling Shot! (*Warning Graphic 18+)

New Video Emerges of Alton Sterling Being Killed by Baton Rouge Police written by
Zack Kopplin
“.. homeless man reportedly called 911 after Sterling showed him his gun after the man asked him for money, an official told CNN. A Baton Rouge police dispatcher then told officers a man matching Sterling’s description “pulled a gun” on the 911 caller, according WAFB-TV.

Muflahi walked out the front door when he saw the officers talking to Sterling and said there was no “altercation,” as police claimed, until the cops tasered and tackled Sterling. That’s when Muflahi took out his phone and started recording.

The Daily Beast is publishing this video in its entirety—despite its graphic nature—because it shows what happened before, during, and after the killing of Sterling. A previous video only showed him being tackled and the first two gunshots…”
Here’s what liberals DON’T want you to know about Louisiana shooting victim
Written by Matt Palumbo on July 7, 2016
“…Police were called after Sterling had been threatening a homeless man with a firearm for asking him if he had any spare change. The homeless man had made the 911 call. After police arrived, Sterling had resisted arrest, and appeared to make a grab for his firearm at one point. This is still disputable, however. In the video footage of the shooting, you can hear the officer shout “He’s got a gun!” and “if you f—king move, I swear to God.” One of the officers then says something unintelligible, and two shots are fired.

So who is Alton Sterling? For starters, liberals should know he possessed an illegal firearm. As a felon with a lengthy rap sheet, Sterling is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. Police records show Sterling had been a member of the Bloods gang, and had a list of offenses including battery, assault, drugs and weapons charges, and owed $25,000 in child support. He was also a registered pedophile, having impregnated a 14-year-old girl when he was 20. The media, by contrast, has portrayed him as a loving father of five.


Peter Rosenberg Loses It On Police Officer Over Alton Sterling Killing


Baltimore protests death of Freddie Gray – RT Special Coverage

“Published on Apr 22, 2015

Ben Swann reports from the scene of the Baltimore protests following Freddie Gray’s mysterious death in police custody. Swann interviews the Gray family lawyer and a local minister in an attempt to unravel the events going on in the city. Anya Parampil reports live from the protests and captures the mood of the demonstrators. Finally, Manuel Rapalo delivers the latest information on the timeline leading up to and after Gray’s death.”

Top 10 Cases of Police Brutality
Zabrina November 7, 2012

Rodney King tape on national news.flv

The L.A. Riots: 15 Years After Rodney King,28804,1614117_1614084_1614831,00.html #ixzz2rB4IrLqJ,28804,1614117_1614084,00.html

=> Minnesota

Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM PDT
St. Paul police violently arrest a black man for sitting on bench, waiting for his children (VIDEO)

4 Roseville police officers sued for excessive force
Jana Shortal, KARE 11:05 p.m. EDT April 16, 2014

My “Racist Tones”
“..There is a reason that the second feeling I felt when I heard about the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile was shame. First, I felt sadness. Then, I felt shame…”
EXCLUSIVE: Black man whose shooting death by police was streamed live by his girlfriend had been pulled over AT LEAST 31 times and hit with 63 traffic charges Published: 11:35 EST, 8 July 2016


BaseballMLB All-Star Adam Wainwright’s Secret to Success… taken way back in 2000 or so

Posted by Sal Monteagudo on Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie
U.S. News

*false accusation?



  • How Police Officers Are (or Aren’t) Trained in Mental Health
    Megan Pauly Oct 11, 2013
  • Requirements vary across the U.S., but experts say training is necessary and helpful.
    “…Without the appropriate amount of mental health training for police, experts say, rash stigmatization and misinterpretation of the intentions of the mentally ill can cause vital errors and ultimately make the difference between life and death….

    Dallas police shoot mentally ill man on his porch, footage reveals

    “Published on Mar 19, 2015

    Recently released body cam footage from June 2014 shows two Dallas police officers fatally shooting the mentally ill Jason Harrison seconds after arriving on scene. Shirley Harrison, Jason’s mother, walks past Officers Andrew Hutchins and John Rogers telling them her son is “biopolar, schizo,” when Jason exits the home with a screwdriver. Seconds after telling him to drop it, the officers open fire.”


    4 Unarmed Black Men Have Been Killed By Police in the Last Month
    From New York City and LA to Ohio and Ferguson, MO, they all died under disputed circumstances.
    —By Josh Harkinson
    | Wed Aug. 13, 2014 9:50 PM EDT


    => Nevada

    MUST SEE: How One Filmmaker May Have Prevented the Bundy Standoff From Becoming a Massacre

    By Top Right News on April 17, 2014 in Bundy Ranch, Liberty, Politics, Top Clips

    =>New Jersey


    =>New Mexico

    FBI investigating police shooting of camper
    This March 16, 2014 photo from an Albuquerque Police Department lapel camera still shows a standoff with an illegal camper in the Albuquerque foothills, before police fired six shots at the man.
    AP 1 hr ago (Sat. Mar 29th 2014)| By JERI CLAUSING of Associated Press

    =>New York


    Posted by Sal Monteagudo on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police
    Josh Sanburn @joshsanburn
    July 22, 2014


    After video surfaces, grand jury charges 2 Philadelphia policemen in beating

    => Utah

    Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice; race bias seen
    Discrepancy in attention given to Ferguson’s Michael Brown, Utah’s Dillon Taylor fuels resentment


    Madison Police Response to Shooting Contrasts with Ferguson

    Former police officer accused of assaulting 8 boys



    *Disclaimer: I don’t encourage fleeing

    -Physically/Mentally Challenged

    Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On A Bus!






    -Hong Kong



    Mexico leader vows justice over 43 missing students
    By Leticia Pineda (Mon, Oct. 6th 2014)
    Ayotzinapa (Mexico) (AFP) – Mexico’s president vowed Monday to punish those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students who vanished in a night of violence blamed on crooked police tied to a drug gang.


    Any personal stories (good/bad) related to the stories above? What is your suggestion to solve this growing epidemic?

    Good News USA

    Story of a New Creation


    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”2 Corinthians 5:17

    Above is a beautiful sister-in-Christ name Jamie W. from Pennsylvania. I met her through an online chat community in mid-June and she shared an amazing testimony on how our Heavenly Father  can make a “new creation”. Her story started before she came to this world as an infant. Her mom was about to abort her because of a health medical issue, but circumstances changed that as God hand another plan. She was born premature and survived!

    “I was born blind had a heart murmur leading to surgery and my brain was not fully developed as most kids should be. In school I struggled and could not be in regular classes, but IEP classes (meaning Individual Educational Plan). I graduated from those classes at the age of 15 at the top of my class and could soon attend classes with regular kids. I was so happy for myself and thanked God. I just want people to know that whatever storm you go through in life there is a God and His son Jesus Christ and they will never harm you or leave you but Love you even harder and for people to never give up.”-Jamie

    What would you do as a mother if you found out the baby your carrying in your womb has a birth defect? What would you do?

    Good News Life

    God had a plan for her, which she ended up coming out to this world as a gift to the people around her. That wasn’t the only barrier in her life that she faced. At a young age, she was raped by an individual…

    “…well before I was raped I was saving myself for my future husband. I prayed that I would wait to be intimate with someone until I married. But being raped at 18 shattered everything. I was than depressed, felt ashamed, and unworthy. I did really bad in school and could not hold any friendships or relationships. I kept meeting the wrong guys and putting myself in bad relationships that were not healthy just physically abusive and verbally. I felt the lowest when it came to my family and felt like I let my family down. I started doing drugs and drinking. The other thing that made me not just end it all and commit suicide was the love of God and just not giving up on life because I did not want to disappoint God. I always loved God but kept going into a downward spiral. Still attending church and still reading and praying asking God to heal me and forgive me.”

    What is it like to be raped? How do you deal with it?

    Good News Abused

    “My first husband Quay was abusive and killed my pet dog and cat he also cheated on me I was young and naive I was 19 at the time and knew I have to leave and get out. I divorced him feeling like I failed in life again.

    I than started working a lot with the elderly and kids as well and that filled a void in my heart so much because I knew I was helping others but deep down in side I was screaming for more help. Help for me.”

    This obstacle in life didn’t stopped her as she continued to live her life for His glory.

    “Than at 25 I met my husband Vincent and we both clicked immediately. He came from a dysfunctional home and was adopted, so I could feel his pain. I never knew my real dad as my mom left him when i was 3, so I could feel his pain. I knew Vincent was a blessing from God and we both helped each other in our healing process.”

    Jamie’s story is one of many out there that God is not finish with yet. There still will be challenges for her and others walking in faith, but with the fellowship of the bigger family in Christ we will finish the “race” in this life as we all look forward to eternity. Please feel free to share your comments or personal stories down below to encourage each there-knowing we are not alone in this “battle”!