Wednesday, 04 December 2013 06:39
Since 2008, arrests of Black and Latino youth in Pasadena have declined claims Cameron Turner in "Juvenile Arrests Drop Dramatically" [October 31, 2013]. The Pasadena Police Department (PPD) records are the source of his contention. Based on the 'dramatic drop', Mr. Turner expresses confidence the PPD are not targeting Black and Latino teens.
Furthermore, the police are "demonstrating fairness and professionalism" says Turner. Another key to the purported trend, more African-American and Latino juveniles turn to "avoiding activities" that lead to arrest.
How amazing that Cameron Tuner predicted conclusions solely on PPD records. Police falsify and manipulate conclusions all the time. Besides, even if the records are accurate, fewer arrests do not necessarily mean Black and Latino teens have changed, or that police are fair. The PPD might have ordered officers to reduce arrests in the two groups. Only God knows if police harassment, assault, battery, and torture of Black and Latino juveniles continue unabated.
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 20:37
Bill Di Blasio, the newly elected mayor of New York, is married to Chirlane McCray. They have two children. Thomas Jefferson had children by Sally Hemming. Strom Thurmond had children by his family's maid. Bill Cohen, former senator from Maine and Secretary of Defense, married news reporter Janet Langhart. In case you didn't know, each of the above mentioned women are Black and the men are White. So what's the point? This should be of little concern as the world continues to move on.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 08:00
Once again the Season of Thanksgiving is here and we have much to be thankful for. So I have listed a few things that we should add to our lists, as people who find ourselves in bad economic times with an African American President.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:03
This month marks the twenty-fourth year of publishing The Journal. We started from a four page pamphlet on the year of my father's passing and moved from that to what we have today. It has been a labor of love based on the most basic motivator, filling a need.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 20:21
People watchers can find many lessons in their daily observations of life. I am a people watcher and I am amazed at the types of things I see. People talk about not having role models to follow, but the world is full of surrogate role models. I watch them every day. Television provides some of the best and worst role models anyone could ever hope for. The most amazing role models are doctors, lawyers, teachers, and other professionals. Just think about it. A teacher finishes high school in four years. That means a mere twenty-eight classes successfully completed. Then their masters, a few more classes, and the next thing you know they wake up, walking across a stage. Someone hands them a ticket (diploma) that says now you can teach one of those 28 classes they took.
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