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Please Support Charles Kinsey by Donating July 25, 2016

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CharlesMr. Charles Kinsey is a therapist for special needs adults who was trying to help an Autistic man when he (Mr. Kinsey) was shot by a Miami Police Officer.  I reached out to Mr. Kinsey’s family and they provided the link to his official GoFundMe Page!.

As the father of an Autistic son I know first hand how difficult of a job therapists have and I also know that people do NOT work in this field without passion for the job and a love of people and those they help.  Working with special needs people day in and day out is a tremendously difficult job.

Watching Mr. Kinsey with his hands raised and knowing he was trying to protect the man by telling the police officer that the man only had a “toy truck” and not a gun truly confirms my belief in Mr. Kinsey.

Please consider donating to Mr. Kinsey.  In addition to hospital bills he will have legal bills and other bills.  If nothing else, it may help him heal knowing that people do care and respect those who work in such a difficult field.

Thanks!  Here is the OFFICIAL GoFundMe page!

Charles Kinsey- Shot for no reason July 21, 2016

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Kinsey.jpgUPDATE…I am horrified…here is what the Miami PD said: “There was a call about a suicidal man with a gun, the officers already heard that. When they arrived they saw two men, Mr. Kinsey and the other individual, the white male, and it appeared to the officers that the white male was trying to do harm to Mr. Kinsey. The officers, realizing and believing that there was a firearm, and many officers thought the white male had a firearm, only much later when we were able to Monday morning quarterback do we find out it was a toy. Only much later do we find out that the individual was autistic. The officers on the scene did not do that. And fearing for Mr. Kinsey’s life, the officer discharged his firearm, trying to save Mr. Kinsey’s life. And he missed, and accidentally struck Mr. Kinsey. He thought the white male and his actions were such that he felt Mr. Kinsey’s life was in danger. 

Look…I have been in the business of shooting people.  This excuse is bullshit. No other way to say it. Their JOB is to know whether there is a real threat.  The idea that this incompetent buffoon “…missed.” (two times) and then shot the ‘hostage’ is even worse.  What kind of incompetent idiots do they hire at Miami PD.  no doubt they will say: “What is this blogger’s experience?”…Google me dummies. (yes…I called you dummies…to be polite)  I can assure you, this was an easy shot and THANK GOD  you missed because you would have killed an innocent Autistic man.  The incompetence of this PD and situation is horrifying.  The fact you are trying to justify this idiot’s actions are even worse.  WOW…

 

WOW…I read this today and nearly cried.  This Behavioral Therapist (Charles Kinsey) was outside trying to get a 23 year old Autistic man to come back into the building.  Someone called the police saying that a man had a “gun” and was threatening suicide.  The police came and put the Therapist on the ground.  He is Black.  The therapist had his hands up and had been holding a TOY TRUCK…the Autistic man was sitting beside him in what we now call “chris cross applesauce”….

Suddenly, this idiot cop shoots the therapist in the leg!  WTF?!!  Seriously?  These are the people we are hiring and training?  A moron who shoots a man laying on the ground with his hands raised?

My son is Autistic and I am reminded of his therapists.  These are great folks who truly love people.  I am imagining this therapist going into the hot Miami sun with a toy truck to try to convince this person to come back into the center.  Suddenly he is on the ground being suspected of some crime.  If that is not bad enough…this moronic cop shoots  him?

I am horrified and apoplectic.  This cop should be charged.  What else can you say?

 

 

 

White privilege…and me. July 20, 2016

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PirateSmallI was talking today about white privilege and how I did not agree with the premise…I was then challenged…here are some questions I was asked…

  • “Have ou ever been in a state home because your parents were in jail?”
  • “Have you ever watched your mom taken to jail?”
  • “Have you ever visited your parents in jail”
  • “Have you ever lived in a battered women’s shelter?”
  • “Have you ever been a minority in your school?”
  • “Have you ever been raised in foster homes?”
  • “Have you ever had to steal food as a kid to eat?”
  • “Have you ever been beaten up for being a minority?”
  • “Have you ever work the same pair of shoes for a full year?”
  • “Have you ever been homeless?”

Many reading this probably think this is referring to someone challenging me.  This is actually my life.  The answer I give to all of these questions is YES!  This is how I grew up as a boy.

I have been ALL of these..I have been all of these and experienced all of this.  I grew up VERY poor and a minority in many neighborhoods.  I learned to fight early and often. I have indeed watched my mom taken to jail and visited her speaking over a phone between a glass wall.  I have been in a state home, lived in a battered women’s shelter and was raised in foster homes.  I have watched my step-father taken to prison..I never saw him again….Why do I disclose this?  Simple.  These people who cry about “White privilege” need to get off their proverbial asses and actually do something positive in life.  Don’t cry and complain that life is unfair and that those who get ahead only do so due to some ‘privilege’.  We have all felt struggles.  There are numerous people who are ‘disadvantaged’ in life and go forth and make a positive life.

Recently, I read about a  Black advocate for ‘free tuition’ whose father made $1 million per year.  I laughed. This guy was raised in a much, much more affluent home than I was yet he was playing the ‘race card’ to get attention.

Look…life aint’ easy for anyone.  Some people have advantages and others don’t.  that is life.  Some people are born with  a silver spoon in their mouths while others have to steal to eat.  The point is that people should quite crying about ‘privilege’ and get off their asses to do something positive. Michelle Obama was raised in the South Side of Chicago!  She certainly did not have “white privilege” yet she went to Princeton then Harvard!

My point is not that some people are disadvantaged in life.  I was.  My point is that blindly labeling all success as ‘privilege’ of any sort ignores what people strive to attain.  Are there advantaged white people? Sure..are there advantaged black people?  yes…ultimately, we all need to work hard and take ownership of our lives.

Thanks for reading…

Chris

 

 

President Obama – “Clean up your own backyard…”- Elvis Presley July 18, 2016

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trump-obama-race-clarkeRecently, after yet ANOTHER police ambush, President Obama has seen fit to implore Americans to: “Tamp down inflammatory rhetoric”.  He stated that: “We need to temper our words and open our hearts … all of us,”.

Mr. President, I am afraid you are a day late and a dollar short on this point! In watching you now try to put the proverbial genie back in the bottle, I am reminded of one of my favorite Elvis songs – Clean up your own backyard.  The song starts with the following:

Back porch preacher preaching at me
Acting like he wrote the golden rules
Shaking his fist and speeching at me
Shouting from his soap box like a fool
Come Sunday morning he’s lying in bed
With his eye all red, with the wine in his head
Wishing he was dead when he oughta be
Heading for Sunday school”

The Obama administration and its followers have a history of using Race and race baiting to advance a political agenda within the United States.  When this inflammatory speech begins to compel people to act with violence suddenly “WE ALL” need to temper OUR words?   Mr. Obama and his followers have fanned the flames of racism for years and now that our country is at a boiling point, he is wanting to lay blame at the feet of those who had nothing to do with the issues.  (more…)

US Government Failing us on Terrorism June 15, 2016

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the dunceAs we learn more and more about the Orlando killer I am increasingly appalled at the incompetence and indifference shown by our own government.  First our own president referred to ISIS as “Junior Varsity”. Omar Mateen was investigated twice by the FBI with the investigations lasting at least 10 months.   After the investigation the FBI ‘closed’ the case.  The officials in DC had the opportunity to re-open or continue the investigation…they did not.

Even Attorney General Lynch said she would open an inquiry to see: “if there are lessons we can learn to prevent another tragedy.” Didn’t we hear similar comments after Boston and San Bernardino. In fact, Lynch stated after San Bernardino:

“We’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change,” – What ‘wonderful opportunity did this provide?

Let us not forget that President Obama called the Boston Bombings: “Two brothers and a crackpot”  Let that sink in for a moment after knowing what we know about San Bernardino and Oralando.

Considering we have now seen the Boston Bombing and San Bernadino shootings from the same terrorists…each of which were investigated and cleared…I would say the government FAILED miserably to protect those in Orlando  and is failing to protect us.

Omar Mateen’s father is know to publicly support the Taliban and his parents are from Afghanistan.  Omar Mateen’s “wife” is actually Palestinian.  Interestingly, there is no evidence they were actually married.  Then, we find that Omar Mateen took 2 separate trips to Saudi Arabia for “unknown” reasons. (shouldn’t this have raised numerous red flags?)

Clearly there was something that compelled the FBI to investigate Mateen for over 10 months.  Closing the case should not mean ignoring the individual.  When coupled with the trips to Saudi Arabia and Mateen’s father’s support of the Taliban, you would think it would have re-energized the investigation.  Even if Mateen could legally purchase a firearm, how could his purchasing of a firearm AFTER being investigated for 10 months, taking 2 trips to Saudi Arabia in 1 year, ‘marrying’ a Palestinian woman, and having a father who is pro Taliban NOT compel the US Government to at least watch this guy?

Predictive Analysis is about taking desperate bits of information and predicting behavior.  Using historical information we can identify how people act given certain actions.  How in the f…’hell’ did all of these data points NOT point to a ‘re look’ at Mateen?  I often say “security is indelicate”.  Here is a game?

  • Does being a Middle Eastern person make you a terrorist?  Probably not.  Does being a Middle Eastern Male make you a terrorist? probably not. 
  • Does being a Middle Eastern Male between the ages of 18 and 29 make you a terrorist?  Probably not.
  • Does being a Middle Eastern Male between the ages of 18 and 29 who is also Muslim make you a terrorist? Probably not.  Does being a Middle Eastern Male between the ages of 18 and 29, and Muslim who attends a Mosque known to preach an extremist view of Islam make you a terrorist...hopefully (notice the language change) not…
  • Does being a Middle Eastern Male between the ages of 18 and 29, and Muslim who attends a Mosque known to preach an extremist view of Islam, and who has visited Saudi Arabia in the past year for unknown reasons make you a terrorist?….ummm…maybe…not?
  • Does being a Middle Eastern Male between the ages of 18 and 29, and Muslim who attends a Mosque known to preach an extremist view of Islam, and who has visited Saudi Arabia in the past year for unknown reason, and has published numerous anti American posts on Facebook  make you a terrorist?…Yeah..we hope not? 
  • Does being a Middle Eastern Male between the ages of 18 and 29, and Muslim who attends a Mosque known to preach an extremist view of Islam, and who has visited Saudi Arabia in the past year for unknown reason, and has published numerous anti American posts on Facebook…and recently purchased numerous guns make you a terrorist?…What do you think?

This is PA 101.  Our Government is failing us on a basic level.

As more and more terrorists attack the United States, the current administration’s position is simply to divert blame. He intimates that by calling the terrorists “Islamic radicals” that we are encouraging them and, of course, places the blame on guns.

It is not a ‘gun problem’ it is apathy,  indifference, and disrespect for a very capable, and motivated enemy that is providing an environment that is ripe for these types of attacks.

DO YOUR JOB….

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