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Parents have you ever taken something from your child due to the child’s ill behavior? Would you think the police would ever get involved? I know you don’t and that’s exactly what one Dallas, Texas father thought. To his surprise he was arrested for taking his 12 year old daughter’s cell phone due to the daughter’s mis-behavior.
If you think there is more to the story, of course you’re right. Those details will be revealed in the program. The twists and turns in this story will surprise you and may leave you appalled.
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Today is the 414th day that Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan sits in prison doing felony time (2 1/2 to 10 years) for a misdemeanor crime he did not commit. When they first tried to arrest Rev. Pinkney they surrounded the block where he lives, blocked off his street to traffic and sent in a SWAT team. Why did they need that kind of force? Did they intend to silence him by adding his name to the growing list of those murdered by police terror? Luckily they just missed him. He had taken his wife out for her birthday.
The fact is no one charged with something as small as petition fraud, a misdemeanor, gets that kind of response. This shows the lengths to which corporate dictatorship in Michigan will go to crush anyone who opposes them. Rev. Pinckney was the first one to warn the American people about the dangers of the emergency Financial Manager system. The validity of those warnings have come true in the poisoning of Flint, Michigan. With the eyes of the world now upon Flint and the heartfelt outpouring of aid being sent there, let us not overlook or forget the plight of rev. Pinkney. FREE REV. PINKNEY NOW.
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Child support was created as a means for the care and support of children single parents. Many parents have issues with the system, with the absent parent, and even the way society views this plaguing issue. Many may struggle with either paying child support or acting indifferently because they consider it unjustified.
To make matter worst, Section 228 of Title 18, United States Code, makes it illegal for an individual to willfully fail to pay child support in certain circumstances. Accordingly, an individual is subject to federal prosecution if he or she willfully fails to pay child support that has been ordered by a court for a child who lives in another state, or if the payment is past due for longer than 1 year or exceeds the amount of $5,000. A violation of this law is a criminal misdemeanor, and convicted offender face fines and up to 6 months in prison (See 18 U.S.C. § 228 (a) (1)).
If, under the same circumstances, the child support payment is overdue for longer than 2 years, or the amount exceeds $10,000, the violation is a criminal felony, and convicted offenders face fines and up to 2 years in prison (See 18 U.S.C.§ 228(a)(3)).
Lastly, this statute prohibits individuals obligated to pay child support from crossing state lines or fleeing the country with the intent to avoid paying child support that has either been past due for more than 1 year or exceeds $5,000. (See 18 U.S.C. § 228(a)(2)). Any individual convicted of this crime may face up to 2 years in prison.
Notably, other than in the specific circumstances aforementioned, child support enforcement issues are handled by state and local authorities, and not by the federal government. Furthermore, all child support enforcement matters must be addressed at the local or state level before concerns can be raised at the federal level.
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When people get arrested, the crime is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. The two are very different and it is very important to have a lawyer that is familiar with the sentencing guidelines for each.
Gun Control & Historical Racism
As Black Americans we must realize that gun control laws, from a historical perspective, serve one purpose, to keep us vulnerable and more easily oppressed. This is not conjecture or rhetoric, it is easily documented fact.
Join us, Alex Primo and Asha Zuri, Thursday October 8th at 9 PM EST as we explore the way America sought to disarm Melanated individuals across the land as part of a ruthless plot to control, intimidate, and in many cases murder innocent slaves and freed men alike.
Brendan O’Neill of the Guardian notes:
Throughout the 1800's, states passed gun-control laws that were fundamentally racist. So, panicked by the prospect of more black rebellions against white landowners, the North Carolina Supreme Court passed a statute in 1840 that said: “If any free negro, mulatto, or free person of color shall wear or carry about his or her person, or keep in his or her house, any shotgun, musket, rifle, pistol, sword, dagger or bowie-knife… he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be indicted therefore.”
In 1941, a judge in Florida’s Supreme Court called the laws into question when he overturned the conviction of a black man for carrying a handgun without a permit. He overturned the conviction, he said, because this law “was passed for the purpose of disarming the negro laborers … and to give the white citizens in sparsely settled areas a better feeling of security. The statute was never intended to be applied to the white population and in practice has never been so applied.”
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The goal of this group would be nothing less than Full and Total Repeal of Cannabis Prohibition in Michigan. No Felony, No Misdemeanor, No Civil Infraction of even 1.00. No Arrests, No Jail, No Courts, No Government Authority over your bodies Endocannabinoid System.
A Constitutional Amendment to Abrogate Prohibition and remove Cannabis crime and penalty from the Mi CSA, PHC, and MCL in perpetuity. The State will get its 2 lbs of flesh with 6% Sales Tax on all no Food, Medical, Agricultural, or Religious Sales, and Regulation on any Retail Products like Rope, Hemp Crete and Blocks, Cloth, Textiles, Plastics ect...
Podcast #266 journeys from July 3, 2015 back to July 4, 1776 when most of the 56 members of the Continental Congress, on August 2, 1776, signed a document which established the Nation of America. This is a program regarding that document and the American experiment. But has that experiment fallen onto its death bed? The following statement is from an 1892 US SUPREME COURT decision: “These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation. In the face of all these, shall it be believed that a Congress of the United States intended to make it a misdemeanor for a church of this country to contract for the services of a Christian minister residing in another nation?” The words and music on this program might guide and help you to formulate your own personal decision, with regards to the death-bed question, and then a course of action for your determining America’s physical future fate. I also suggest you follow along, with your own print version, as you listen to the words of the July 4, 1776 document - The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. Daniel Webster once stated: "Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."
In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. [Psalms 120:1-2]
These shows rarely have a topic or theme set up beforehand, but this one will be an exception. I was asked a question loosely related to Insane Clown Posse for my last episode, the Listener Q&A one, and intended to tell a sordid loosely ICP related tale. I ran out of time, though, as the story is too good to skim over.
So I won't. It's getting its own episode, and a special weekend one, at that. It involves misdemeanor crime, Juggalos and comics, among other things. I hope I can do it justice in telling it, as it's one of my favorite stories in my head.
So yeah, join me as I potentially incriminate the crap out of myself and tell my tale. Should be fun stuff.
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I don't care why someone commits murder, they should be made to pay the price. The price should be commensurate with the crime. Don't let them talk, don't let them try to explain their way out of doing murder or lying.
The Oklahoma City Bomber should have been made to sit on a drum of explosives in an isolated area and made to sit and sit and just when he thinks he is safe, explode the bomb. Let him feel the tragedy he visited on so many people, let him know the fear of the unknown.
Being lenient with people, giving excuses to and for people who commit heinous acts is not my job. I don't want to be distracted from the serious nature of what crime they committed.
We have people sitting in prison with life sentences for selling or using marijuana. Why? Nowadays using marijuana as long as you are not trafficking in it or lacing it with LSD or some poison it is considered a misdemeanor.
Things are not quite right with the legal system. I like the judge who sentenced a young girl to walk 30 miles or spend 30 days in jail and pay a fine a more just punishment for using a taxi cab to get some place and then stiff the driver.
Letting people lie about stealing money is dangerous. If a corporation or people lie for whatever reason there should be a punishment, not an excuse, a slap on the hand and a promise not to do it again. Lying becomes a habit and should be stopped at an early age. If not stopped then the punishment should fit the crime. Rachel Dolezal lied about being black; I don't know what her punishment should be, but I wouldn't let her go on public tv and explain it. There is no justification for what she has done and if she is mentally ill treat the illness don't parade her around.
You can tell I am really upset by people who get away with doing wrong - don't make them public figures
When your at a networking function or social event, are people naturally drawn to you or do you unknowingly push then away?? Have you ever told a story about a successful business encounter that ended like this: "I am sorry I do not have a business card with me!!!!!!" You need to hear this weeks episode of The Networking Diva Hour on Maximizing Your Networking. Hear these top 10 tips right out of the book " The Power of Approachability". with a twist of course..
Also starting this week is the summer series on know your Community and how it effects you!!
My guest this week is Morgan Mote, Assistant Executive Director with C/S Teen Court.
C/S Teen Court is a unique and highly successful approach to juvenile crime. This independent non-profit program provides an alternative to the regular Municipal Court sentencing for first-time misdemeanor offenses committed by young people between 10 and 18 years of age. The purpose of Teen Court is to hold youth offenders accountable for their actions and to assist them in making better life choices through relevant sentencing options.
Check them out @www.springsteencourt.org