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3 Groups, 8 items #24Steps to stop the #Violence #Racism and #Destruction in America

15 Jul

Improving-Race-Relations

Fighting Fear, Fatigue, and Frustration to create better towns and communities in America. By Minister Jonathan Simmons @MinisterJSimm

Our nation and even our world has been rocked with recent rash of violence. The attacks have been and jarringly televised in real time to our increasingly jaded eyes and ears. We are losing the respect of life, and dignity of our human existence as Social Media and TV shows the graphic brutality of people beaten and killed with out filter, or regard the loved ones of the victims. We are pointing the finger at one another again with racism and misunderstanding devouring our ability to communicate. Well below are some things we can start doing, or do more of to improve and restore decency and eventually prosperity for the nation “Red, Brown, Yellow, Black and White-We ALL are precious in God’s sight”

 “Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
You will raise up the age-old foundations;
And you will be called the repairer of the breach,
The restorer of the [i]streets in which to dwell. Isaiah 58:12

LOCAL POLICE Departments

  1. Moratorium on racial profiling by Police department
  2. Harsh Penalties for officers commit police brutality. Especially in cases where suspect is subdued, restrained or presents no clear or present danger. Swift punishment to ensue if violations occur
  3. Probation, training period of 1 year or more before allowing veterans who have been in combat to have patrol duties on street. Reduces potential for PTSD to affect judgment in tense situations
  4. Do more psychological screening of new officer candidates
  5. Be polite, even friendly when possible
  6. Uniform officers to have neighborhood introduction. Officer should be introduced to community. Possible meet and greets held at churches, schools, restaurants in the officer’s patrol area
  7. Revamp Citizen review boards to include more police/community strategy sessions to improve areas of concern and jointly develop policies to best the needs of that particular community or precinct area served
  8. Increase funding of PAL (Police Athletic Leagues) Sports has consistently been a place of ‘common ground’ and could become another way for Police and citizens to become more humanized and less demonized in each other’s eyes

COMMUNITY CITIZENS

  1. Respect authority. Like it or not there is always someone who will have some authority over what you can do
  2. Be polite. Parents remember to have manners and teach your children the same
  3. Know the Laws! Is there a curfew in your neighborhood? Noise violations? Loitering? Permits needed for what you are trying to do? If you know better, you do better
  4. Obey the laws. If there is a problem report, complain, contest with your Public officials.
  5. Get to know those who patrol your neighborhood if possible.
  6. Parents get involved (time permitting) with community based events with your children
  7. Single moms if your children father is available and able to be a positive influence in your children’s life let them do so. Fathers get more involved with your children
  8. Increase neighborhood watch patrols and community policing under guidelines and instructions agreed upon by the community in partnership with police

 

STATE AND FEDERAL Government

  1. Help prevent trafficking of guns into poor neighborhoods. Put more emphasis on large operations, eliminating source at the top vs lower level street criminals
  2. Reduce and eliminate money laundering by banks and other sources. Again focusing attention on, and have harsher penalties for large operations
  3. Monitor judicial sentencing for fairness and equal treatment. Violators to be penalized, suspended, removed as needed. Reduce or eliminate contracts with private prisons corporations. Monies made from prisoners’ labor should be used of paying those back who they committed crimes against
  4. Increase funding for more organic crime prevention aids like rec centers, paid clean up campaigns, and overall neighborhood/community improvements
  5. Increase willingness to create bi-partisan solutions in conjunction with local communities to fund and implement strategies to best serve the people in our towns and cities. Emphasis to be placed on those neighborhoods with the most challenges, and next on helping maintain those where things are doing well or improving
  6. Tax incentives, assistance for creating jobs in, and employing the people of distressed neighborhoods
  7. Help rebuild communities through ‘Neighborhood Repatriation and Reclamation’. Give assistance to those looking to stay in neighborhood (especially life long and older residents) who wish to stay and incentives for relatives who left and are willing to come back and help rebuild the neighborhood
  8. Help maintain organic nature of neighborhood. Transit and green space should balanced against the needs of the community. Avoid destroying Neighborhood connectivity by disrupting neighborhoods with higher speed roadways, barriers and other things to disrupt continuity of the area

Humbly submitted by Minister Jonathan  – God Bless

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New law in #Indiana. Is it about #Behavior or #Beliefs ?

2 Apr

There is much ado about Indiana’s new law.

From Yahoo Sports-‘The Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects the rights of individuals and businesses to express strongly held religious beliefs. Critics believe it also provides cover for discrimination against and denial of service to LGBT individuals, among other concerns,.

It has been reported on Yahoo Sports, The Wall Street Journal and news outlets across the US  that UConn coaches will be boycotting game in compliance with CT Gov.Dan Malloy’s order for CT employees not to travel to Indiana. USC’s AD Pat Haden is also not attending.saying on Twitter ‘He is the proud father of a gay son’

I have not read this law in detail yet. But the question that tit raises is how do we balance our beliefs with behavior that is contrary to them? Is GOD right or is man? Click this link to read more http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2015/04/01/final-four-indiana-law/

15“If you decide that it’s a bad thing to worship God, then choose a god you’d rather serve—and do it today. Choose one of the gods your ancestors worshiped from the country beyond The River, or one of the gods of the Amorites, on whose land you’re now living. As for me and my family, we’ll worship God.” Joshua 24:15

By Founder/Host Minister Jonathan Simmons @MinisterJSimm

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