Steve Harvey’s Emotional Chat With Michael Brown’s Mom, Ms. Lesley McSpadden. Ferguson Grand Jury Investigated For Misconduct.


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“I Haven’t Any Time To Myself To Grieve.” Mike Brown’s Mother Lesley McSpadden Opens Up On Steve Harvey Show

 

An emotional Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain teen Michael Brown appeared on the Steve Harvey show, to open up about what she has been through since the passing of her son: 

 

“I was at work, I got a call from my sister’s mother. She said ‘They shot Mike Mike!’ I didn’t want to think he was dead. All I could think was run, just run. I ran back into my job and told them get me to him. The first thing I seen that let me know he was dead was the yellow tape. I wanted to see him, to know it was really him and the cop told me no. For four and a half hours they told me no.” she said tearfully.

 

Next Steve asks her where does she find comfort these days: 

 

“Prayer. My other children”

 

When asked has she had a chance to grieve she says: 

 

“No. This is public. This is so public. Most people get to grieve in silence. I haven’t had any silence.I haven’t had any time to grieve at all.” 

 

Steve then speaks about teaching his sons how to interact with police so they don’t become victims with tears starting to pool in his eyes: 

 

“And for those out there who have to do like I do, because I have three sons and every time an incident happens like this, we have to go over, we have to go over the things again. Why do I have to teach my sons to assume the position? Why do I have to teach my sons “10 and 2,” palms up? I have to teach my son, when the window goes down, show both hands on both sides. Why am I teaching my sons this?”

 

Steve Harvey’s emotional chat with Michael Brown’s mom

 

Published on Sep 30, 2014

It’s a story we all remember. None of us could miss the headlines and the national issues it dug up; violence, race and dignity. They’re topics we must talk about as a society but we can’t let that overshadow the loss Michael’s family is going through right now, the grief they can only hope to one day overcome.

Steve talked with Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mom, about overcoming grief.

 

 

#Ferguson grand jury being investigated for misconduct

#Ferguson grand jury being investigated for misconduct

 

From The Washington Post:

 

Grand jury considering the Ferguson shooting is being investigated for misconduct

 

By Kimberly Kindy

 

The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

 

Ed Magee, the spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, said they received the information from a “Twitter user” Wednesday morning.

 

“We are looking into the matter,” he said.

 

An account of possible jury misconduct surfaced Wednesday morning on Twitter, when several users sent messages about one juror who may have discussed evidence in the case with a friend.

 

In one of those messages, a person tweeted that they are friends with a member of the jury who doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to warrant an arrest of the officer, Darren Wilson.

 

The same person who tweeted about being friends with a member of the jury has also tweeted messages of support for Wilson.

 

Magee confirmed that the Twitter user and feed came from an activist, Shaun King.

 

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The jury has been weighing evidence on the case since Aug. 20, within days of the Aug. 9 shooting. McCulloch told The Washington Post last week that both the FBI and county police’s investigations into the shooting are “pretty much done.” He also said that jurors should be done hearing all the evidence by later this month, but they could meet through mid-November.

 

Grand jury proceedings are confidential and if there has been a breach, the prosecutor’s office may have to start over with a newly empaneled group.

 

Meanwhile, Ferguson is grappling with continuing protests amid the wait over whether Wilson will face charges.

 

Attorney’s for the Brown family did not immediately respond to requests for comment regarding the investigation into the grand jury.

 

Reached on Wednesday evening, King told the Post that the potential link was further evidence that the current legal proceedings may be flawed.

 

“At a time where so many people in Ferguson already don’t believe that Prosecutor Bob McCulloch will take this case seriously, this potential leak is a disaster,” King said. “If it’s found to be true and the Grand Jury has to be dismantled, McCulloch should be taken off of the case immediately and replaced with a special prosecutor.”

 

-Wesley Lowery contributed to this report

 

Kimberly Kindy is a government accountability reporter at The Washington Post.

 

 

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Darrell Issa Is Concerned Over White House Security. We NOW Have The Next Scandal/Oversight Committee Investigation.


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Armed Intruder At The White House Got To East Room…And Lives.

 

From The New York Times:

 

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Omar J. Gonzalez, who jumped the White House fence this month, reportedly got as far as the entrance to the Green Room before being stopped. CreditMichael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency

WASHINGTON — An armed man who jumped the White House fence this month made it far deeper into the mansion than previously disclosed, overpowering a Secret Service agent inside the North Portico entrance and running through the ceremonial East Room before he was tackled, according to a member of Congress familiar with the details of the incident.

The man, Omar J. Gonzalez, who had a knife, was stopped as he tried to enter the Green Room, a parlor used for receptions and teas, said the congressman, Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the Republican chairman of a subcommittee looking into the security breach. Earlier, Secret Service officials indicated that Mr. Gonzalez, 42, had only made it steps inside the North Portico after running through the door.

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The intruder who jumped the fence this month made it to several rooms inside the White House.

 

The hearing is set to focus on a series of security embarrassments over the last several years, including a breach that occurred when a couple crashed a state dinner in 2009, a 2011 incident when bullets struck the White House, scandals involving drinking and prostitution on overseas trips in 2012 and 2013, and 16 separate cases of people scaling the White House fence in the last five years. Ms. Pierson became director in 2013.

According to a law enforcement official briefed on the current investigation, uniformed Secret Service officers at the White House failed to follow several of the agency’s protocols. Although the protocols call for an officer to be standing outside the North Portico door, there was no officer there as Mr. Gonzalez made his way up the steps. The officer who was stationed inside the door failed to lock it after an alarm was sounded that someone had jumped over the fence, the official said.

“At all times there is supposed to be someone at the outside and the inside of the door,” the official said. “The intruder was running so fast that he gets right past the woman who didn’t lock the door. She tries to catch him, and eventually she and another officer tackle the man to the ground, but by that time he was pretty far in.”

It has been unheard of in recent decades for an intruder to force his way into the White House, even if only a few steps inside what is supposed to be one of the most secure buildings in the world. Officials in Washington were stunned that Mr. Gonzalez was able to pass by the staircase that leads to the White House family quarters and get as far as the East Room, the ballroom where the cellist Pablo Casals played for President John F. Kennedy and where President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden.

Mr. Chaffetz said that Mr. Gonzalez ran from the north front of the White House into the Entrance Hall and then into the 80-foot-long East Room, where he was finally stopped by Secret Service officers at a Green Room entrance near the south side of the mansion. The Obama family was not home at the time.

In addition, Mr. Chaffetz said a system designed to alert agents that a breach of security was in progress apparently did not work as intended, allowing Mr. Gonzalez to surprise the officer at the door. Mr. Chaffetz said that he was told the “crash box” had been silenced or muted at the request of White House ushers, who had complained the boxes were too noisy.

“It’s an astounding set of facts,” said Representative Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia, a Democratic member of the committee. “It just boggles the imagination and is deeply destabilizing in terms of public confidence in the Secret Service and how it is carrying out its mission.”

The new details are strikingly different from what Secret Service officials first said happened on Sept. 19, the day Mr. Gonzalez breached the building. In a statement on Sept. 20, the agency said Mr. Gonzalez “was physically apprehended after entering the White House North Portico doors” — leaving the impression that Secret Service officers tackled Mr. Gonzalez just steps after he opened the door and walked through. Secret Service officials said nothing in their public comments to suggest otherwise.

In its initial briefings, the Secret Service did not inform the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the agency, that the intruder had made it so far inside the White House, according to an official familiar with the conversations. But the official said that until a final investigation was complete, the department could not confirm or deny the new account.

 

Asked about the new developments on Monday, Mr. Earnest said that the president retained “full confidence” in Ms. Pierson but that the incident was “an issue that the president is obviously concerned about.”

It is unclear when Mr. Obama learned of how far Mr. Gonzalez had penetrated the White House. West Wing officials previously said Ms. Pierson briefed Mr. Obama about the incident during an Oval Office meeting last week, but they would not say what details she disclosed at the time.

On Tuesday, Ms. Pierson will appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and will hear from lawmakers in both parties who said they would demand explanations for other breaches as well, including recent revelations about a slow and incomplete response by the Secret Service to the incident in 2011, when a man fired seven shots into the south side of the White House.

 

“Have there been some other serious breaches?” Mr. Chaffetz said. “Absolutely.” He said the 2011 incident was “about as bungled as could possibly be,” but he said lawmakers on the committee have received numerous reports about security breaches that have not yet been made public.

The Washington Post reported that Mr. Obama and Michelle Obama were furious that they had not been made aware of the 2011 incident until days after it happened.

Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the senior Democrat on the committee, said he would insist that Ms. Pierson explain why Secret Service officials in charge of protection around the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue appear not to have listened to agents on the ground that night in 2011 who believed shots had been fired at the White House. “I want to know what culture allows that to happen in an organization that is supposed to be the most elite protective agency in the world,” Mr. Cummings said.

 

Secret Service officers stopped Omar Jose Gonzalez last month as he carried a hatchet in front of the White House, but let him go even though he had been arrested this summer in Virginia with a mini-arsenal of semiautomatic weapons, a sniper rifle and a map clearly marking the White House’s location.

Prosecutors on Monday also said Mr. Gonzalez, 42, an Iraq war veteran who on Friday scaled an iron fence and made his way through the front door of the White House before he was apprehended, had 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car when law enforcement officers searched it after Friday’s incident.

A judge on Monday agreed to a request by the prosecutors that Mr. Gonzalez, who is from Copperas Cove, Tex., and believed to have been living out of his car, remain in custody until a hearing next month because he posed a danger to President Obama.

Omar J. Gonzalez, Accused of White House Intrusion, Is Recalled as Good but Troubled Neighbor SEPT. 23, 2014

 

 

The disclosures raised further questions about whether the Secret Service, which has the responsibility for protecting the president, could have prevented the breach into the White House.

Omar Gonzalez, White House Fence-Jumper Gets Far Past Front Door

 

 

 

White House intruder: Omar Gonzalez made it into East Room

 

 

 

Armed White House intruder sparks calls for investigation

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

Omar Gonzalez, an Army veteran from Texas, made it all the way through the unlocked White House front door with a three-inch knife last Friday before being stopped. The Secret Service immediately increased surveillance and foot patrols, but the incident renewed criticism for the president’s security team and a House hearing was scheduled for next week. Judy Woodruff reports.

 

 

 

White House Security Breach Worse Than Feared

 

Published on Sep 29, 2014

New details of the breach come as a House committee prepares to question the head of the Security Service about the incident.An armed intruder got further inside the White House than previously admitted by the Secret Service, it has been claimed.

 

Omar Gonzalez is said to have run past a female guard at the front door after climbing over a perimeter fence.

 

The 42-year-old then passed a staircase leading to the Obamas’ living quarters on his way to the East Room, where he was apprehended.

 

Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz says his committee was given the information by whistleblowers.

 

The account contrasts sharply with that of a Secret Service spokesman shortly after the incident on 19 September.

 

Spokesman Ed Donovan told The Associated Press that Gonzalez had been arrested just inside the North Portico doors of the White House.

 

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The Secret Service also said that night the man was unarmed, although it emerged the following day he had a knife on him.

 

He also had hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his car.

 

“I’m worried that over the last several years, security has gotten worse – not better,” Mr Chaffetz said.

 

He said his committee’s request for a briefing on the incident from the Secret Service had been denied.

 

The latest details about the security breach are expected to dominate questioning when Secret Service Director Julia Pierson appears before a House committee today.

 

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She has ordered an investigation into the incident and a review of security measures in and around the White House.

 

It has emerged Gonzalez was on the Secret Service radar as early as July when state troopers arrested him in Virginia.

 

They said he had an illegal sawn-off shotgun and a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible with a circle around the White House and other monuments.

 
The troopers also seized a stash of other weapons and ammunition found in his car.

 

Gonzalez was interviewed by the Secret Service but they were unable to hold him and he was released on bail.

 

He was stopped and questioned again on 25 August while walking along the south fence of the White House.

 

He had a hatchet but no firearms, and he was not arrested on that occasion.

 

 

 

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Why did every security layer fail during White House breach?

 

Published on Sep 29, 2014

How was Omar Gonzalez, the man who jumped the White House fence and ran into the mansion, able to breach every layer of security designed to keep intruders out? Judy Woodruff speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who broke stories on the most recent threat, as well as how the Secret Service fumbled the investigation of a 2011 shooting at the White House.

 

 

 

Why was Omar Gonzalez, who got as far inside The White House as The East Room…outside The Green Room,….allowed to live?

 

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Remember Ms. Miriam Carey? 

 

Driver Miriam Carey killed in U.S. Capitol Shooting

 

Published on Oct 3, 2013

Miriam Carey, the woman identified in news reports as the suspect in a shooting incident that left Capitol Hill on lockdown for a brief period Thursday afternoon, and has now reportedly been shot dead by police. Carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist.

 

Miriam Carey and her 1-year-old girl led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived.

 

“I’m pretty confident this was not an accident,” said Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier. Still, Capitol Police said there appeared to be no terrorist link. The woman apparently was unarmed. Tourists, congressional staff and even some senators watched as a caravan of law enforcement vehicles chase a black Infiniti with Connecticut license plates down Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol. House and Senate lawmakers, inside debating how to end a government shutdown, briefly shuttered their chambers as Capitol Police shut down the building.

 

 

 

Now Ms. Carey was gunned down miles from The White House, in her car, and she was UNARMED. YET, Omar Gonzalez is allowed to live after gaining access to THE INSIDE OF THE WHITE HOUSE, GETTING AS FAR AS THE EAST ROOM JUST OUTSIDE THE GREEN ROOM. Why is Miriam dead and Omar alive?

 

Miriam Carey: Woman Shot and Killed by Capitol Police After Chaotic Chase from White House

 

 

 

Michael Savage: Congress Applauding The Execution Of Mentaly Ill Mother, Miriam Carey By D.C. Cops

 

Published on Oct 5, 2013

Michael Savage Discusses Killing of “Miriam Carey” by D.C. Cops w/ Black Caller, Fascist Police State Aired on October 4, 2013 – (The Savage Nation) – Michael Savage Discusses Killing of Miriam Carey by D.C. Cops w/ Black Caller, Fascist Police State, Lack of Outrage.

 

 

 

Police State Conditioning: Miriam Carey DC Unarmed Driver Executed

 

Published on Oct 5, 2013

According to authorities, On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Miriam Carey “rammed” a couple of checkpoints near the White House entrance. She then sped away and was chased by police officers who then shot her dead while her 18 month old daughter was in the vehicle. She was unarmed, yet the Congress and the mainstream media have praised the “heroic” action by police in their killing this erratically-driving mother. This is the definition of police state. Everyone living in so much manufactured fear that they will praise the killing of any “terrorist” that steps out of line in any form or fashion.

 

 

 

The Public Execution of Miriam Carey

 

Published on Oct 5, 2013

Miriam Carey was shot and killed by police in Washington D.C. on September 3, 2013 as her one year-old child looked on. Carey was in her car and was afraid to stop for the police. She was shot over a dozen times. Later, the entire assembly of law makers would give a symbolic standing ovation in recognition of the bravery of the Capitol Police. Carey was a dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut.

 

 

 

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Someone caucasian please explain to me which of these two cases pose a more imminent danger to The President. How was Omar Gonzalez, the man who jumped the White House fence and ran into the mansion, able to breach every layer of security designed to keep intruders out…allowed to live…..while Ms. Miriam Carey was shot over a dozen times as her one year-old child looked on?

 

If you live in The United States Of AmeriKKKa and believe race does not play a major part in every issue that faces Americans….you are either stupid, ignorant, have your head up your anus or are a flaming blatant racist.

 

If you believe the mindset of the male Unsupreme Court Justices, that racism does not exist in 2014….try being “Black Like Me” for one year. Then return to tell me YOUR experiences.

 

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The Post I Do NOT Want To Compose: Male Domestic Abuse.


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I do not know or understand domestic abuse/violence first hand. That does not stop me from having questions and opinions on domestic abuse/violence. First, domestic abuse is physical, mental and verbal. Domestic violence is usually physical. Both are despicable evil and nasty. Both leave scares. Both should be a violation of criminal laws. I firmly believe if two humans are involved in a relationship, putting your hands on one another in a violent non sexual or playful way is out of bounds and should not be tolerated or accepted. BY EITHER GENDER.

 

Much like with cases of suicide, I do not pretend to understand why men & women choose to stay in abusive/violent relationships or marriages. This escapes me. I do not comprehend why people choose suicide, that also escapes me. Choice, free will, is something we humans possess and have the mental ability to put free will and choices into use on a daily basis when it comes to ending our lives or staying in situations that may end our lives.

 

During my 8 years of college I had the experience of working for a battered women’s shelter in the college town where I attended my institution of higher learning. I started out as security for the shelter and slowly migrated into the position of extractor, which is what we called ourselves for lack of a better term. The battered women’s shelter was funded by the federal government,  that small funding we received, way back then, was rare but significant in that the federal funding allowed us some leeway when it came to legal issues.

 

We were labeled FRIEND OF THE COURTS. That label allowed us, as extractors, to proceed into a battered woman’s place of residence and assist her and her children, to remove them from any and all places with “imminent dangers” to that woman and her children. That made for some very interesting situations during my 6 years as an extractor. Over the course of those 8 years working for the battered women’s shelter, I was privy to many a battered woman’s story. I think I heard just about “it all” in those 8 years.

 

I can honestly say I never did come to understand why women or men stayed. Back then I was under the false and incorrect impression that women were the only ones being battered, abused or victims of domestic violence. I was mistaken.

 

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More than 40% of domestic violence victims are male, report reveals

 

Campaign group Parity claims assaults by wives and girlfriends are often ignored by police and media

 

From Domestic Violence Statistics:

 

Men: The Overlooked Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is considered one of the most pressing issues in American society. Everyone quotes the statistics given by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 1 in 4 women will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, 1.3 million women are assaulted by their partner every year, 85% of domestic violence reported is against women. However, in a conflicting survey taken by the CDC in 2010, it was found that 40% of the victims of severe, physical domestic violence are men.

 

Despite many findings that show almost equal amounts of abuse perpetrated against men and women, the media and government focus the most attention on the female victims of domestic violence. Men are largely silent on the issue because of the perception that men are physically stronger and should be able to subdue a female attacker easily. Those men who do report physical violence are more likely to be ridiculed–both by law enforcement and by the public–than women are. More money is spent on women’s programs, and more crusades are launched on behalf of women who are victims of domestic violence despite the fact that men are almost equally or in some cases more likely to be victims of both physical and psychological abuse.

 

Although there has been an increase in the number of fatal domestic violence incidents against women, men are more likely to be victims of attacks with a deadly weapon. According to one study, 63% of males as opposed to 15% of females had a deadly weapon used against them in a fight with an intimate partner.

 

What is worse than the statistics, however, is the fact that there has been little research in the area of domestic abuse against men because neither the Justice Department nor any other agencies will fund such research. Because they refuse to do the research, people are able to perpetuate such myths as women are only violent when defending themselves, or that men could more easily leave a violent relationship.

 

Because of lack of funding, there are also few shelters that cater to men. Most shelters available will only take women and children, and some even have an age limit on the boys that they will take in (13 years old).

 

There is some help for male victims of domestic violence. MenWeb (www.batteredmen.com) offers resources for men, as well as a place for them to tell their story. There is also a Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women (1-888-7HELPLINE) operated by a nonprofit in Harmony Maine. Clark University and Bridgewater State University are currently conducting a study on male victims of domestic abuse.

 

Men who suffer domestic violence can only receive help if they break the silence. Not reporting domestic violence because of the stigma attached is the main reason that men currently receive few services, and one of the reasons that studies on the issue are so few.

 

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Sources:

Figure taken from MenWeb: CDC/DOJ Survey Men more often victims of intimate partner violence. http://www.batteredmen.com/NISVS.htm

 

Philip Cook,”The Truth About Domestic Violence”. From the book Everything You Know is Wrong (Russ Kick, 2002). Published by The Disinformation Company.

 

Domestic Abuse Hotline for Men and Women. http://dahmw.org/

 

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Get the Facts & Figures

 

The  statistics on this page have been compiled from various sources.

 

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.

 

Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their functioning.

 

Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of IPV that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

 

More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

 

Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).

 

IPV (intimate partner violence) alone affects more than 12 million people each year.

 

More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

 

Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.

 

From 1994 to 2010, about 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were female.

 

Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.

 

I’ve said it for many years, why stay? I wish I understood the reasons I’ve heard over the years, but to be totally honest, I do not. It’s not love or compassion or respect or honor or cherishing you, it’s as far from love, honor, respect, compassion or cherishing you as it gets. If a snake, gator or zombie were chasing you, your instinct would be to flee for survival. Many men and women do not have the instinct for survival when it comes to domestic abuse/violence.

 

If there is going to be a real serious discussion on domestic abuse/violence, it can not be gender specific.

 

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BOTH genders must be held accountable and treated the exact same when it comes to domestic abuse/violence. Women do not get a free pass when they commit domestic abuse/violence….based on their gender. I know that Janey Rice and Ray Rice are whats called a fighting couple, which means they have been fighting one another since hooking up as high school sweethearts. They BOTH give as good as they get. They have BOTH made a relationship choice to stay together, even get married, after this elevator incident. 

 

I mention the Rice’s only because this seems to be the incident that woke America up to domestic abuse/violence. I believe with all I am, that any form of abuse is unacceptable. I give a flying fuck what gender is responsible for the domestic abuse/violence. I am sick and tired of hearing women say that no woman should ever be hit. Thats a lie. When I hear women tell me a woman can do nothing that should put her in danger of being hit….I want to explain to these dumbasses that if a woman seriously attacks/hits me, no matter who she is, she is getting hit back. I have observed many woman start fights with a man 3 times her height and body weight and kick his ass. You mean to tell me she didn’t deserve to be hit? That man didn’t have a right to defend himself?

 

I dislike ANY one putting their hands on each other. I dislike the attention being on men and not on women. Women don’t deserve to be hit? Men don’t deserve to be hit as well. As a Black man, I hate double standards. Being Black I have dealt with the concept that because of my skin color there is a separate set of rules & standards for me. Now I see the same garbage is applied to domestic abuse/violence in America. Remember how Jay-Z was attacked by his wife’s sister in an elevator as his wife stood by and watched? Solange kicked him, punched him, spit at him while being half assed restrained by a bodyguard. All this was also visible on an elevator security camera. What was Solange’s punishment….she was the subject of stand up comedy routines. Nothing more.

 

Domestic abuse/violence is not a joke, for those involved and for those who are affected. NOBODY deserves to be hit. NOBODY deserves to be abused. NOBODY. Men OR Women.

 

What is domestic abuse?

The Home Office definition of a domestic violence incident is:

  Any incident or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or are family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.

It is the one that The ManKind Initiative uses.

The ManKind Initiative believes that domestic abuse and violence is a social problem where both men and women can be victims.

Statistics

25 key facts about male victims

Prosecutions of Domestic Violence Perpetrators (2012-13)

2010/2011 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Partner Abuse: http://tinyurl.com/9n8t5bx

The 90% statistic

Some organisations claim that 90% of men who claim to be victims of domestic abuse, are in fact perpetrators. The ManKind Initiative does not believe this figure is remotely true and does not believe those that use this figure have the interests of male victims of domestic abuse at heart. This figure has not been verified independently nor peer reviewed nor tested.

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America After Ferguson. A PBS Town Hall.


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America After Ferguson: A PBS Town Hall

 

Streamed live on Sep 26, 2014

Join a town hall meeting to explore complex issues surrounding Michael Brown’s death in Missouri.

 

 

Listen. Learn. Discuss. Resolve.

 

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President Obama’s 60 Minutes Interview VIDEO: U.S. Underestimated The Rise Of ISIS In Iraq And Syria.


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First off this interview is rife with commercial ad breaks, which is a shame that you tube has started this intrusion into watching their videos….

 

President Barack Obama, 60 Minutes Overtime Interview

 

 

 

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Monday dine with  Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India who traveled here from New York, where he attended the United Nations General Assembly and filled Madison Square Garden at an event on Sunday. Earlier on Monday, Obama meets with HUD Secretary Julian Castro and headlines a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

 

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the morning, the President will meet with HUD Secretary Castro. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

 

In the afternoon, the President will attend a DNC roundtable in Washington, DC. This event at the Capital Hilton Hotel is closed press.

 

In the evening, the President will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India for a private dinner at the White House; the Vice President will also attend. This dinner in the Blue Room is closed press.

 

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10:00 AM:  THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

10:45 AM: THE PRESIDENT meets with HUD Secretary Castro, Roosevelt Room.

 

12:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, The Brady Briefing Room.

 

3:30 PM: THE PRESIDENT attends a DNC roundtable, Capital Hilton Hotel.

 

7:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT hosts Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India for a private dinner; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends, Blue Room.

 

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Schedule for the Week of September 29th – October 3rd, 2014

 

On Monday, the President will attend a DNC event in Washington, DC. In the evening, the President will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India for a private dinner at the White House. The Vice President will also attend.

 

On Tuesday, the President will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at the White House. The two leaders will discuss a range of issues of mutual interest in order to expand and deepen the U.S.-India strategic partnership. They will discuss ways to accelerate economic growth, bolster security cooperation, and collaborate in activities that bring long-term benefits to both countries and the world. They will also focus on regional issues, including current developments in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, where India and the United States can work together with partners towards a positive outcome. The President looks forward to working with the Prime Minister to fulfill the promise of the U.S.-India strategic partnership for the benefit of both our citizens and the world. The Vice President will also participate.

 

On Wednesday, the President will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. The President looks forward to discussing with the Prime Minister Israel’s relations with the Palestinians, including the situation in Gaza; developments related to Iran; and the international effort to combat ISIL. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit is a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and our close consultations on a range of regional issues.The Vice President will also participate. In the afternoon, the President will welcome Sporting Kansas City to honor their 2013 MLS Cup Championship. In the evening, the President will travel to Chicago, Illinois, where he will remain overnight. Further details on the President’s travel to Chicago will be made available in the coming days.

 

On Thursday, the President will return from Chicago. In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

 

On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

Obama’s stump for Quinn: President on Thursday, Michelle, Oct. 7

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One on Thursday before heading to Washington from New York | Julio Cortez/AP

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One on Thursday before heading to Washington from New York | Julio Cortez/AP

 

WASHINGTON — Gov. Pat Quinn is getting a double dose of help from the White House in his re-election battle; I’ve learned first lady Michelle Obama hits Chicago on Oct. 7 to headline a rally for the governor. She comes home after President Barack Obama stumps for Quinn in Chicago on Thursday.

 

Michelle Obama is stepping up her campaign activities — she is in Milwaukee on Monday for Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke — with a sharply focused mission: to turn-out “drop-off” voters who most likely will support Democrats.

 

Those are folks who voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012 and disappeared in 2010, when Democrats lost control of the House — with an assist from GOP Illinois congressional victories.

 

In 2014, activating likely Democratic drop-off voters is key to a Quinn victory.

 

“When you stay home, they win,” Michelle Obama said at a voter registration rally in Atlanta on Sept. 9.

 

She had a very similar message at a Democratic National Committee women’s event here on Sept. 18.

 

“Women, we don’t turnout for midterms. Minorities, we don’t turn out. We don’t have to convince anybody new; we just have to find us and get us registered,” Michelle Obama said.

 

Quinn is locked in a close battle with Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner, and White House political director David Simas told me in May that the White House would be strongly helping Quinn.

 

In Illinois, the Democratic coordinated campaign, led by Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who also is up for re-election, analyzed the “drop-off” voter impact, starting at the 2008 high-water mark, when Obama first ran for president.

 

The Illinois Democratic study found two key facts that a source shared with me: About 1.6 million Illinois voters don’t vote in non-presidential years. And of that number, about 1.2 million are likely Democratic base voters — that is minorities, youths, young professionals and women.

 

The White House is delivering for Quinn in Illinois, the state where the first couple can be the most helpful because Illinois is where they generated a torrent of new voters in 2008 and 2012. Obama has low popularity ratings and is not stumping in some states where it would be counterproductive, but that’s not a factor in Illinois. In contrast, Michelle Obama is welcome everywhere.

 

Michelle Obama and Quinn have joined in a shared cause: helping military families. The first lady’s drive is called “Joining Forces.” On June 26, Michelle Obama was with Quinn in Chicago at the Calumet Armory when he signed a bill making it easier for military spouses to transfer their professional licenses to Illinois.

 

Michelle Obama on Sept. 18 said to female Democrats: “We need you to be even more passionate and more hungry because these midterm elections will be even harder and even closer that those presidential elections.”

 

President Obama hits Chicago Wednesday to stump for Quinn

 

WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago next Wednesday to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn, a White House official told the Chicago Sun-Times. The Quinn event is on Thursday.

 

The president will spend the night in Chicago.

 

The President Addresses the Congressional Black Caucus

 

September 27, 2014 | 23:23 | Public Domain

President Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner on September 27, 2014.

 

 

 

White House LIVE Streaming Schedule

 

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The White House

 

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Speeches and Remarks

 

Remarks by the President at Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner

 

Statements and Releases

 

FACT SHEET: Vice President Biden Announces Recipients of $450 Million of Job-Driven Training Grants

 

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Ashraf Ghani, President-elect of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

 

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with the Syrian Opposition Coalition

 

 

Presidential Actions

 

Presidential Proclamation — Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2014

 

Presidential Proclamation — National Public Lands Day, 2014

 

Presidential Proclamation — National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2014

 

Presidential Memorandum — Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

 

Presidential Proclamation — Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Expansion

 

Presidential Memorandum — Assistance to Ukraine

 

Multimedia

 

Texas college mourns softball players killed in Oklahoma bus crash

 

Published on Sep 29, 2014

Four student athletes died when a tractor trailer slammed into the college softball team’s bus on an Oklahoma highway. Investigators say the crash may be criminal. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

 

 

 

This Is My Sign Of Depression (Depression Social Experiment At UCLA)

 

This video will restore your faith in humanity when it has been shaken by the troubles in this world. . . It definitely restored mine while I was filming it so much so that I literally had to take breaks to regroup and gather myself before the next shot. I was very moved by the people in this video especially the last two shots with the sign.

 

 

 

Who is the Nigger? -James Baldwin

 

 

 

James Baldwin on the Dick Cavett Show

 

 

 

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