Month: October 2013

Police are Killing Citizens!-What’s the Truth behind the Sudden outbreak! (Privilege and Control Theory)

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By Gregg L.Greer, Editor One World (Journal)

This past month, It was a privilege for me (Gregg L. Greer) to write about Denika Chatman, someone whom I see as a, “hero,”  and currently, she is preparing to take the national stage in a “Historical Run for State Senator District 3 California. I was introduced to Ms. Chatman two years ago due to the tragic circumstance of the death of her son, “Kenneth Harding Jr.” who was killed in July of 2011 by San Francisco Police in a progression of very unfortunate events.
Bobby Henning-shot and killed by a LA sheriff's deputy Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Bobby Henning-shot and killed by a LA sheriff’s Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Denika Chatman
Denika Chatman
Also, this week I began conversations with the family of Robert “Bobby” Henning,  another California young man who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff‘s Deputy Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 also a California Mother La Mesha Irizarry her son Idriss Stelley was shot dead with 48 bullets from 9 San Francisco policemen. While, most people in communities think that overall there are many “good,” Police Officers, and feel very safe in communities around the country, also people believe Police overall do a great job in protection of the community, lately, many communities are also expressing some anger and disappointment when hearing of the growing amount of “Police Kill, excessive force incidents across the county. “Standout,” communities with a high incident rate of “Police Kill,” incidents are Florida, and most of the State of California, especially the San Fransisco Bay Area.
Guilty in Innocence Project (Final)
Gregg Greer, chair of the Guilty in Innocent Project, states, “ I Strongly urge and understand that most of the incidents are due to an invisible code of ethics called “The Thin Blue Line.” Proponents of the symbol (code) assert that the Blue Line is meant to show support for police like the-Fraternal Order of Police Bumper Stickers. Greer also states “In opposition-those who know of the “Thin Blue Line,” feel that this standard is “extremely,” questionable and is a code that compels a bad police or bad group of police to obey their own makeshift set of laws binding only to themselves.”  “They are becoming like a “Gang,” states, Greer
Well Known Police Blue Line Slogan Sticker
Well Known Police Blue Line Slogan Sticker
Many people in communities strongly feel that, Police make the difference legal at their own discretion.
Here are the basics;
  • 1. The thin blue line represents the thin line Police Officers walk daily between life and death.
  • 2. The thin blue line represents the police officer role of separating the good from the bad while creating order from chaos.
  • 3.The thin blue line on black is a memorial or a connection or memory between Officers killed in the line of Duty and those who continue with their duties in the present.
Pretty similar to the “Thin Blue Line,” is that states including,  Florida, California, and Virginia have The Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBR or LEOBoR) which is meant to protect American law enforcement personnel from unreasonable investigation and persecution caused by extraordinary circumstances in the official performance of their duties, and provides them with special privileges not enjoyed by other Americans accused of crimes. It was first set forth in 1974, following Supreme Court rulings in the cases of Garrity v. New Jersey (1967).
Police Sprays witnesses during demonstration
Police Sprays witnesses during demonstration

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Police Bill of Rights-Florida, California, West Virginia

The Bill of Rights while is a tough standard to break, as Community Coalitions like the California Champaign to stop Police Brutality, and other citizens rights groups start to advocate with public awareness the more, officials are prone to act, within the interest of the public.

Police Bill of Rights (Funny)
California Police Bill of Rights

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Example, when Sanford, Florida, Police Chief Bill Lee (above), who drew criticism for his department’s actions in the Trayvon Martin case, was fired for his failure to respond. June of 2012. “After much thoughtful discussion and deep consideration for the issues facing the city of Sanford, I have determined the police chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community,” City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a news release.
“We need to move forward with a police chief that all the citizens of Sanford can support. I have come to this decision in light of the escalating divisiveness that has taken hold of the city.”
Gregg Greer As, the current Chair of the Guilty in Innocence Project, which is a growing Human Rights Protection Organization-we believe strongly that when we raise awareness and concern about the failings of our criminal justice system, we can put in place “checks and balances that go far toward prevention of community misconduct especially from sworn officers.  Greer states, ”
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“Privilege and Control Theory”

Today to prevent the growing concerns of Police Misconduct, The Guilty in Innocence Project (This Week) has initiated a research project concept, called, “Privilege and Control Theory” which is based on what we believe-that some Police  who have long-term exposure to small incidents of violence daily increase aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, physiological arousal and aggressive behaviors, and decreases helpful behaviors. The basics are;

  • 1. Police habituate or ‘get used to’ all the violence and eventually become physiologically numb to it.
  • 2. “Thin Blue Line,” misrepresents the police officer role of “Effective Community Policing,” and separating the good from the bad while creating order from chaos. Which long-term causes them to take on a Master-Slave like mentality, and once this idealism is permeated some officers are willing to go above the law to the extent of murder.”
  • 3. Officers need an effective systematic violence desensitization tool, “in addition to yearly mental health evelauations” 
  • 4. Also, the internal 800 Police misconduct Alert lines must be well-known thought out communities.
  • 5. When a fatality is involved from a police related “Killing,” The review board  (investigating) should be a Non Department, State or federally certified unit. (Not in most of California)
(Anyone who believes in the “Thin Blue Line or The Police Bill of Rights should read)
Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”
 "Letter from a Birmingham Jail  April  16,1963

“Letter from a Birmingham Jail
April 16,1963
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We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” It was “illegal” to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany. Even so, I am sure that, had I lived in Germany at the time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers. If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country’s antireligious laws.” Dr. King Later in the letter stated, “law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and that when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” 
Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.    
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What you can you do?
You can find a community organization, like The Guilty in Innocence Project,  or the  California Champaign to stop Police Brutality (On FaceBook) and ask questions, and get training. You can reach the GuiltyinInnocenceProject@gmail.com or call 704 712-1972
In short, “Whether or not Policy makers would continue to protect The Police Bill of Rights, or the Thin Blue Line, is mainly a public policy question, not an exclusively legal one. Also, when citizens are reacting in mass numbers to policy with interests contrary to the rights of others or the interests of the whole community, then-this type of injustice should be intolerable to every American, or human being. Lastly, if innocent people are imprisoned or, worse, being put to death for crimes that they did not commit, it is a facet of our society that eventually will inflame our society..”  Love, and Peace.  GLG
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G.GreerGregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Minister, and Social Activist Gregg Greer as the Editor of One World, and One World Today internet journals. you can reach him at one1worldtoday@gmail.com

This Day in History Oct 14, 1964 King wins Nobel Peace Prize

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This Day in History Oct 14, 1964 King wins Nobel Peace Prize

“I am glad people of other nations are concerned with our problems here,” he said. He added that he regarded the prize as a sign that world public opinion was on the side of those struggling for freedom and dignity.

He also said he saw no political implications in the award. “I am a minister of the gospel, not a political leader,” he said

African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. At 35 years of age, the Georgia-born minister was the youngest person ever to receive the award.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta in 1929, the son of a Baptist minister. He received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 organized the first major protest of the civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated nonviolent civil disobedience to racial segregation. The peaceful protests he led throughout the American South were often met with violence, but King and his followers persisted, and their nonviolent movement gained momentum.

The amazing story of the 29 year old Google Executive who toppled the Egyptian Government using Facebook!

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The amazing story of the 29 year old Google Executive who toppled the Egyptian Government using Facebook!
By Gregg Greer, One World
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Today Wael Ghonim reserves a special place in the more dubious history of Egypt as someone whom TIME Magazine calls one of the 100 most influential people of 2011. The reason Wael was given this title involves events the surrounding one date when the 29-year-old (now he’s 32) was working for Google Marketing division while living in Dubai.  Ghonim the MBA educated then 29-year-old, Gained international prominence, when after viewing pictures of the Revolution in Egypt, specifically the gruesome and disturbing picture of a young Egyptian national named Khaled Mohamed, a 28-year-old from Alexandria,  who was reported as murdered by the Egyptian Police during the Arab Spring riots.

 ‘Ghonim was so moved by the pictures that he then instituted a variety of social messages through a Facebook that he designed to diminish the threat to the then power 25th of Jan revolution structure of the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi backed forces. The Ghonim Facebook page called “We are all Khaled Saeed“, was started, and within minutes hundreds of people had joined it. Three months later, that estimate had grown to more than 250,000.

The Egyptian Revolution of 2011

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Ghonim took a leave of absence from Google January 2011  indicating a “personal problem”, Ghonim then returned to Egypt choosing to partake in the Egyptian Revolution. Ghonim disappeared on January 27, 2011 during the nationwide unrest in Egypt. It was discovered that upon his return to Egypt, he was incarcerated by Egyptian “secret” police during which time he was interrogated for 11 Days considering his work as the leader of the Facebook page, “We are all Khaled Saeed.”

Ghonim was released after a vigorous public service campaign to identify his whereabouts. Google, Ghomin’s family, Egyptian TV personality Al-Arabiya and other international media including Many bloggers like Habib Haddad, and Chris DiBona were ultimately successful in identifying Ghomins whereabouts.”

THE FALL OF MORSI BACKED GOVERMENTFAll of Eygpt

The Morsi lead “Egyptian Brotherhood” Party eventually fell apart due to their complete failure in governing to internal disputes. On July 2, 2013 President Morsi publicly rejected the Egyptian Army‘s 48-hour ultimatum and vowed to pursue his own plans for national reconciliation and resolving the political crisis. Within 24 hours Morsi was ejected from office by revolutionary forces.  To date the rising death toll and increasing disorder in major Egyptian cities,  eliminate the possibilities of a return towards anything resembling normalcy are very slim.

 Ghonim awarded
Ghonim, is credited because he anonymously collaborated with activists on the ground to announce the locations for the protest which was successful because he advocated a focus on community service linked with self-defense; which guided others, to embrace a less confrontational strategy. Also, Ghonim attributed his success to being able to openly criticize the Morsi Party Government  by  adopting a “reformist” rather than “revolutionary” strategy that focused on community service.

Ghonim upom release from the Egyptian “secret” police
Ghonim upon release from the Egyptian “secret” police

Wael Ghonim also received the JFK Profile in Courage Award on May 23, 2011, given by Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, who also bestowed the awards to Elizabeth Redenbaugh.  Wael Ghonim, was named a receiver on account of “the people of Egypt.” Kennedy said she could think of no better recipients. This year Wael Ghonim was ranked the second most influential Arab in Arabian Business’s annual Power 500 of the world’s most influential Arabs.  Today Ghonim’s book ‘Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir’ by Wael Ghonim is an international best seller.  GLG

Gregg Greer a Public Speaker, Minister, and Social Activist Gregg Greer as the Editor of One World, and One World Today internet journals. you can reach him at one1worldtoday@gmail.com

Wael Ghonim also received the JFK Profile in Courage Award. May of 2011
Wael Ghonim also received the JFK Profile in Courage Award. May of 2011