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Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr. is a 26-year veteran of law enforcement, Roessler has served as deputy chief of patrol since 2010, managing crime fighting efforts across eight district stations in addition to managing the Animal Services Division. Serving as deputy chief, he has managed police emergency responses to a variety of natural disasters and tactical operational events, deployed personnel to the recent Presidential Inauguration and managed patrol assets committed to solving several multijurisdictional crimes. Roessler also directs strategic planning initiatives for the department to ensure a high standard of service delivery as future infrastructure growth is planned in many communities throughout Fairfax County.
Roessler began his law enforcement career with the New York City Department of Investigation before joining the Fairfax County Police Department as a patrol officer. He has served in every rank up to and including deputy chief. Prior senior command assignments have included the Internal Affairs Bureau, director of the Criminal Justice Academy, managing the department’s budget and human resources and leading a Patrol Bureau division that included the Animal Services Division, the Crime Analysis Unit and the construction of the Sully District Station. In addition to these command assignments, he led efforts that created the Incident Support Services program.
Joining Chief Roessler is Ms. Shirley Ginwright who was elected president of the Fairfax County Branch of the NAACP in 2012 with a pledge to increase membership, membership participation, civic engagement, and community involvement which is exactly what Open Talk is all about.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tonight, The Power Zone with DU welcomes Brenden Ortiz, Motivational Speaker, Activist for HIV/AIDS and Author of the bestselling novel “The Pretty Boy with the House In Virginia”. Mr. Ortiz joins host, Darlene A. Anderson of Darlene’s Utopia and Author of Not Without A Fight: 10 Ways To Win When it Appears You’ve Already Lost, to discuss his journey from hopeless to hopeful, and how he is educating and inspiring others to do the same.
Brenden Ortiz is a twenty-five year old Homosexual Male and Native of Brooklyn, New York. He passionately speaks out on HIV/AIDS and its Stigma because he too is HIV POSITIVE. He shares with inner city youth the period in his life in which he considered to be stages of total darkness; at the age of 16, he experienced the tragic death of both his mother and father, which led to him to becoming internally numb, exploring the world recklessly with no care, and contracting the HIV virus in 2010.
“The Pretty Boy with the House In Virginia”, chronicles Brenden's journey from hopeless to hopeful. Brenden is dedicated to utilizing his testimony to promote awareness and actions of prevention. Having established “What Does HIV Look Like”, a NY based Non-profit and preparing to educate the masses on not just the diagnosis, but the stigmas that are attached to it…it is clear that he is on a mission of purpose!
Join Brenden Ortiz on August 15, 2015 for
What Does HIV Look Like? Monologue
475 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 3pm
The Empowered Whistleblower with Dawn Westmoreland
When you land in the Mental Health ward you get to choose—do I want to remain a “victim” of my circumstances or do I want to be a “victor” of my life? Dawn chose to check herself out of the Mental Health ward after three days and take charge of her life! The traumas we face in our lives can disempower us OR we can overcome them and thrive! “The Empowered Whistleblower” is Dawn's raw and transparent story of going through childhood sexual molestation, childhood/adult bullying, an alcoholic marriage and landing in the Veterans Affairs Mental Health ward after two years of horrific bullying in the Veteran Affairs for being a “whistle-blower”.
In life, each negative experience can be a “gift” in ugly wrapping paper if you can find the lesson or growth in each opportunity. Dawn blew the “whistle” on disempowerment in its various forms and I am now teaching others as a Personal Power Coach, how to step up and “break their own chains” that hold them back from their personal triumphs. Today, she teaches others to push through their fears so they can also be empowered and experience more fulfilling professional and personal lives.
Dawn experienced workplace bullying because she acted as a whistleblower in the Veteran Affairs, which is an agency designed to take care of military veterans – she stood up to practices that were prohibited personnel practices.
For more information visit: http://thefoundationofrespect.com/
Jack Flynn talks about the legislative races this year in Albany County
Mark Spencer is a native of Prince George's County. Mark has practiced law for 26+ years, earning high marks from the county's legal community, neighborhood groups and civic associations for his work as a top litigator in the State's Attorney's office. He currently serves as Inspector General of the Prince George's County Police Department.
In his current role as the Inspector General, he conducts formal, scheduled inspections of all components of the office and ensures agency compliance with rules, policies, and EEO laws. The Inspector General also resolves any complaints of discrimination and harrassment whereever they occur throughout the agency, and ensures that all deputy sheriffs are performing their duties in accordance with the "best practices" of law enforcement.
Also in this conversation is Mr. Bob Ross, President of the Prince George's County NAACP. For more than forty years, Bob has worked as an organizer and advocate in Philadelphia where he was a lobbyist, organization director and he held many positions of increasing responsibilities. He was especially focused leadership development, organization building, contemporary labor and political issues, civil rights and community organizing. A great conversation to listen to.
Allen West gets excited about Iran Trey Gowdy gets excited about sanctuary Cities and Sec State Clinton Lies Donald trump speaks his mind
MONTROSE CHILDREN DAY SCHOOL SENTENCING-WHAT A JOKE, FORMER DELTA COUNTY SHERIFF DRAVECKY-CHARGES BEING FILED? VICTIM BRANDY KASIK WILL BE ON FOR UPDATE, GJ CITY GIVES AWAY ANOTHER 100K-WHAT A JOKE
Bear Rver Land Trust exists to create a balance between nature and the needs of the people who make a life and a livelihood here. There are 1,700 land trusts across the country, which were started by local groups of people who wanted to protect landscapes that are important to their local communities.
Waller County Sheriff officials said they believe Bland died in her cell the morning of July 13, from asphyxiation with a trash bag, three days after she was pulled over for not using her turn signal and then arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer.
The Harris County medical examiner ruled her death a suicide. But Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said the 28-year-old’s death would be treated “just as it would be a murder investigation.”
“There are many questions that are being raised here in Waller County,” Mathis said. “It needs to be a thorough and exhaustive review.”
Most of those questions and conspiracy theories were dispelled on July 28, when prosecutors released video of Bland walking through the jail and posing for her mugshot during the booking process:
Before the video was released, the strongest evidence was Bland’s voicemail to a Texas friend, LeVaughn Mosley, from her cell. In the voicemail posted by WLS-TV, Bland said, “how did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this?”
In this segment of the Vince Anello show, Niagara County Legislator, Dennis Virtuoso discusses several County issues as they relate to the city of Niagara Falls as well as countywide issues. Legislator Virtuoso represents the 6th Legislative District in Niagara Falls.
The issue of landlords and giving landlords the opportunity and requirement that properties that receive social service subsidies be inspected at least once a year will again be brought to the County Legislature.
The new law giving vendors permission to sell fireworks within the county line on designated dates with a list of acceptable fireworks provided.
Legislator Virtuoso is also the Minority Leader and points out the stress placed on the minority made up of four Democrats In a Legislative body of 15.
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