Why Police Need DOJ Oversight

Improving Police

This is a story about two White boys in America: one grew up in the South, the other in the North. One studied law and became a politician, the other studied sociology and became a cop. One joined the military reserves, the other served on active duty in the Marines. One was born a few years after World War Two, the other just before the war. So, when it comes to government, civil rights, justice, race, and improving police, why do they see the world so differently?

I am the boy who became a police chief. As a young man, I watched things happen in the other boy’s city – Selma. That boy was raised and educated in Alabama and now serves as our nation’s top lawyer. He says he is against federal oversight when a state or city has a pattern of abusing the Constitutional rights of its citizens…

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Sexual Abuse at Choate Went On for Decades, School Acknowledges

News For The Blind

Choate Rosemary Hall, the elite Connecticut boarding school, said on Thursday that at least 12 former teachers had sexually molested — and, in at least one case, raped — students in a pattern of abuse dating to the 1960s.

The allegations in a report prepared by an investigator for the board of trustees include instances of “intimate kissing” and “intimate touching.”

The parents of a Choate student complained to the school in the early 1980s after their daughter contracted herpes from an English teacher. And in another case, the report describes a student’s rape on a school trip to Costa Rica.

None of the teachers’ actions were reported to the police. In some cases, teachers were allowed to resign after being confronted with evidence of misconduct, and administrators wrote letters of recommendations for teachers who were fired.

Choate, in Wallingford, Conn., is a blue-blooded school whose alumni include President John…

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@FairfuelUK ~ Stop the Planned Tax on Diesel Drivers.

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Please use our easy to use on-line form to email the Prime Minister to stop the Planned Tax on Diesel Drivers.

Once you done so please let your MP know that you have contacted the Prime Minister by using our second easy to use on-line email form.

Please click on the ‘Email the Prime Minister‘ button first.

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Background

We have just sent a letter to the Prime Minister asking her to meet with us regarding the diesel urban toxic tax, planned parking hikes by local authorities and demonisation of diesel drivers.

We have asked her to stop the unwarranted, unfair demonisation and quick cash grabs of diesel owners in a letter you can read at this link: Letter to the PM

We have also put forward constructive solutions that will improve air quality without punishing hard working drivers and the economy. Surely that is the way to go?Image result for Fairfuel

  • All UK drivers want emissions to be reduced, but to make diesel cars who are responsible for just 11% of London’s NOx emissions pay 100% of the penalties is pathologically immoral. The remainder, amounting to nearly 90% is generated by buses, taxis, construction equipment, commercial boilers, ground aviation and trains to name just a few, will pay nothing. And more importantly, London’s emissions are falling without the need for tax grabs as cars and trucks are modernising with time.
  • Sadiq Khan’s Toxic Tax Plans have in a matter of weeks, wiped a massive £35 billion from the value of UK’s diesels cars. The second most important and costly asset to families across the UK have had their vehicle values decimated by the threat of a baseless knee-jerk tax policy.
  • UK diesel drivers already pay the highest fuel duty in the world, so it really is puzzling countries like Greece and Germany pay considerably less at the pumps for diesel than petrol: 26p and 17p respectively. In fact, this is the norm across the world compared to the UK. Most developed countries worldwide actively encourage lower diesel prices to support the commercial heartbeat of their economy, explicitly for the haulage and distribution industry.  truck GIF
  • With such high diesel prices and high duty already entrenched in the UK, it shows that hiking more fuel or toxic taxes on hard working diesel drivers, small businesses, families and the haulage industry will not lower emissions.
  • Borne out in our recent poll by FairFuelUK of 16,000 diesel drivers, only 1 in 100 UK believe that adding a pollution tax to diesel will improve the environment. With 4 out of 5 diesel drivers saying they have no choice but to drive the same mileage even with a speculative green tax added to their fuel bill. 98% of these drivers believe such a tax hike would cost jobs, increase inflation and purely just raise extra cash for the Treasury or local authorities.
  • FairFuelUK supporters who drive diesels for good intentioned reasons, including better fuel economy and lower CO2 pollution, are now seething with worry that their second highest valued asset is nosediving in worth, by the hour.
To Email the Prime Minister copy this link into your browser
http://act.fairfueluk.com/lobby/dieselsolutionTo Email your MP copy this link into your Browser
http://act.fairfueluk.com/lobby/supportdieseldrivers

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In a nutshell, a long term effective strategic transport plan will benefit air quality and our economy. Tax hikes on innocent diesel drivers from hard working families, small businesses and those just about managing will not!

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So please can you help FairFuelUK to get an audience with the Prime Minister to discuss a non taxing way to clean up emissions.

There are beter solutions to lowering emissions in abundance.

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BASW Launches Enquiry Examining Ethics Of Forced Adoption

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Researching Reform

The British Association Of Social Workers (BASW) has launched an Enquiry looking into the UK’s current adoption practices. 

The Enquiry itself was launched in May 2016, and is still ongoing. The review includes a questionnaire (which can be accessed through the link in the first paragraph), one day events across the UK for stakeholders, focus groups and interviews with interested parties and written submissions.

The Enquiry will consider the non consensual nature of adoption, or forced adoption as it is sometimes called, social workers’ involvement in the practice of removing children from parents without their consent and the ethical  and human rights issues underpinning this practice.

The Enquiry page outlines the BASW Code of Ethics for Social Work:

‘Ethical awareness is fundamental to the professional practice of social workers. Their ability and commitment to act ethically is an essential aspect of the quality of the service offered to those who engage…

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The Sin of Judas Was Not the Betrayal — He has many dreadful sins and we might fall into the same trap…. God never abandons us, but we may abandon Him…

Peace and Freedom

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.  Matthew 26:6-16  (Gospel of Pre-Sanctified Liturgy on Holy Wednesday Morning) Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

Good morning Prayer Team!

The “Passion” of Christ refers to His sufferings.  The first act of the Passion was the betrayal by Judas, one of Jesus’ disciples, one of His friends.

The sins of Judas are many.  The first sin was greed.  We read about the greed of Judas in John 12: 3-6:

Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure…

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Tesla’s Musk announces plans for semi-truck launch

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© AFP/File | Elon Musk, the co-founder and chief executive of Electric carmaker Tesla, announced plans for a semi-truck via Twitter

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Tesla founder Elon Musk said Thursday the electric car startup is set to launch its first semi-truck in September, moving for the first time into that segment.

Musk made the announcement in a tweet, offering few details about the plan, although he has spoken in the past about moving into the truck segment.

“Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level,” he wrote on Twitter.

The news comes with Tesla stock on an uptrend and the California-based group jockeying for position as the most valuable automotive maker with General Motors, even though Tesla produces far fewer vehicles.

Tesla’s rise reflects a belief in the market that it embodies the future of the industry and has a firmer grip…

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