Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Richard Sands
95 followers -
Investigative Reporter - 4 Prevention DGHT News
Investigative Reporter - 4 Prevention DGHT News

95 followers
About
Richard's posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Check out this video on YouTube:
Reposting and Sharing!
Studies link childhood lead exposure, violent crime ((a)nd I would propose, a major cause of illegal substance abuse, commercial sex trafficking and other related criminal enterprises or activities)! Please share

The toxic legacy of lead gets new attention as a factor in urban violence, troubled schools.
Once an obscure academic specialty, lead poisoning is gaining new appreciation from economists, criminologists and education experts as researchers document how early exposure harms children in ways that don't become apparent until years later. The damage ends up costing taxpayers in the form of increased spending on health care, special education and law enforcement.
Politicians and policymakers have yet to catch up to this line of thinking, seemingly regarding lead pollution as a problem solved long ago. During the past five years, federal and state officials have sharply cut funding to screen kids, inspect properties and eliminate lead hazards.

With less money directed at the problem, children ages 5 and younger continue to be harmed at rates up to six times the Chicago average in corners of predominantly African-American neighborhoods on the South and West sides, according to the Tribune's analysis of city records.

"The vast majority of people still dismiss lead as anything of any consequence," said Bruce Lanphear, a researcher at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver who conducted some of the first research on health effects at low doses. "It's almost impossible to separate out the underlying reasons for these problems, but lead certainly is one of things that triggers urban decay."

The link between childhood lead exposure and violent behavior is well-established, both in animal research and human studies like the one in Cincinnati. Small doses can reduce IQ and essentially cause parts of the brain to short out, in particular the areas responsible for controlling aggression.

Given the scale of lead hazards in Chicago, advocates say political leaders are overlooking a cost-effective way to help improve schools and reduce crime.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-lead-poisoning-science-met-20150605-story.html

It just goes to show how deeply Republican officials disregard the well-being of their citizens. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that Flint is one of the poorest cities in the nation, and is 56% black. This is a travesty of historic proportions, and justice must be served against Snyder and his callous administration.

You can sign Michael Moore’s petition here.
It just goes to show how deeply Republican officials disregard the well-being of their citizens. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that Flint is one of the poorest cities in the nation, and is 56% black. This is a travesty of historic proportions, and justice must be served against Snyder and his callous administration.

You can sign Michael Moore’s petition here.
http://michaelmoore.com/ArrestGovSnyder

Post has attachment
The Full Armor of God

…11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.…

http://biblehub.com/ephesians/6-12.htm
Photo

Indeed repeating, reposting and sharing: Thank You Lord Father God for these Blessings… Thank you, for each and every in-kind community fellowship gathering together for these were, as we are, all blessed and indeed without exception… “RAISING COMMUNITY AWARENESS? Best Practices: Social Media Friends, Family and Neighbors Reposting, repeating and sharing information worldwide…” https://www.facebook.com/rasands/media_set?set=a.10201643847118840.1073741827.1258900406&type=3

Post has attachment
Published on Jan 29, 2014
Andrew Fields sentenced to 33 years in jail for drugging and trafficking girls
First Conviction of its kind in the United States, Thank you Lord Father God, and I pray this is the beginning of many more public awareness campaigns that focuses on this type of gateway to continuing criminal enterprises and using narcotics to further their illegal activities for immoral purposes causing many social ills and community unrest worldwide… Look Beneath the Surface and remember “RAISING COMMUNITY AWARENESS? Best Practices: Social Media Friends, Family and Neighbors Reposting, repeating and sharing information in our own backyard…” http://youtu.be/bSKhWeev6L4

Post has attachment
Q) HOW TO RAISE COMMUNITY AWARENESS? Best Practices: Social Media Friends, Family and Neighbors Reposting, repeating and sharing information worldwide…
http://ulcantislaverycoalition.wordpress.com/zxzy-solutions-the-apocalypse-and-catyclysm/
Pope: Internet is a 'gift from God' for dialogue http://news.msn.com/world/pope-internet-is-a-gift-from-god-for-dialogue
In comments that will likely rile the more conservative wing of the church, Francis suggested that in engaging in that dialogue, Catholics shouldn't be arrogant in insisting that they alone possess the truth.
"To (have a) dialogue means to believe that the 'other' has something worthwhile to say, and to entertain his or her point of view and perspective," Francis wrote. "Engaging in dialogue does not mean renouncing our own ideas and traditions, but the pretense that they alone are valid and absolute."
According to church teaching distilled by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Catholic Church holds the "fullness of the means of salvation" — a message that has long been taken to mean that only Catholics can find salvation. Church teaching also holds that those who don't know about Jesus but seek God can also attain eternal salvation.
Pope Benedict XVI was a strong proponent of engaging in interreligious dialogue, but Francis has offered a softer approach in his sermons and gestures. In one famous off-the-cuff homily, he suggested that even atheists can find salvation. He also riled some conservatives when he washed the feet of two Muslims during the Holy Thursday re-enactment of Christ washing the feet of his apostles.

Post has attachment
Corporate Courts Facilitate Attacks on Consumer, Health, and Environmental Protections
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) turned the conversation at the Fast Track hearing in a completely new direction by asking David Cote if he thought trade agreements should be used to attack consumer and environmental laws democratically enacted around the globe. Brown referenced the so-called "investor-state" provisions that have been included in U.S. trade agreements that allow corporations to directly sue governments for cash damages outside of domestic court systems and in friendly trade tribunals if they believe consumer, health, or environmental regulations harm their products.
Brown pointed to a new case in Australia, where U.S. firm Phillip Morris is suing Australia over a new plain packaging rule for cigarettes designed to reduce cigarette smoking among teens and other new users. Phillip Morris battled the rule in Australian courts and lost, so is taking it to a corporate-friendly trade tribunal. The rulings of these tribunals are binding, and there is no appeal.
Cote, who is no doubt perfectly aware of the perverse system and its history of successful attacks on a range of public interest laws (detailed by Public Citizen here), used the "I am not a lawyer" dodge.
The list of these investor attacks is growing. U.S. pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly is attacking Canada's system for approving generic drugs under NAFTA, and a U.S. fracking firm is attacking Quebec's moratorium on fracking as a "trade barrier."

Post has attachment
Q) HOW TO RAISE COMMUNITY AWARENESS? Best Practices: Social Media Friends, Family and Neighbors Reposting, repeating and sharing information worldwide…

Indeed repeating, reposting and sharing...
 
When considering sex trafficking, it’s easy to name the impact it has on the victim. The victim is stripped entirely of rights, freedom and humanity. In many sex trafficking cases, women are physically branded with a tattoo, marking them as their pimp’s property.

Women are beaten when they disobey the pimp or try to escape. There are countless reports of victims subjected to emotional abuse, in addition to physical battery and rape. This is the kind of harm that we, as outsiders, unfamiliar with the inner-workings of trafficking, can physically see.

That’s according to Nita Belles, author of “In Our Backyard,” an examination of human trafficking in the United States. However, she added that nothing can compare with the emotional and physical trauma sustained by sex trafficking victims.

“In my previous job, I worked with victims of domestic violence. I saw some pretty horrific domestic violence cases, but nothing compared to what I’ve seen in human trafficking,” she said. “The impact trafficking has on victims is more horrific than someone can possibly understand. The recovery is difficult, but it’s not impossible. I know human trafficking survivors who have gone on to be very productive citizens.”

The less obvious impact is the one trafficking has on the community — both big American cities and small suburban towns. Most Americans don’t even believe trafficking is happening in this country. The longer this misconception lives on, the less that can be done to address it.

Post has attachment
FAAST Tracking COAST Worldwide: Walking the Talk from Within, Above, Below and the Four Winds    
This Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking, Club Operators Against Sex Trafficking and Hands That Heal Picture Poster – Worth More Than A Thousand Words and More Like 27-Million Lives…
http://www.michiganrescueandrestore.com/a-picture-worth-more-than-a-thousand-words-and-more-like-27-million-liveshellip.html
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded