Thursday, November 20, 2014

Let It Rip: Should police policy include Tasers - Fox 2 News Detroit

Let It Rip: Should police policy include Tasers - Fox 2 News Headlines CLICK TO VIEW

I was on Let it Rip, Thursday, Nov 13, 2014...concerning the use of Tasers by Police...
Please watch and leave a comment

I will be on another segment of Let it Rip, Fox 2 News Detroit (Channel 2)
                                               on Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 10:00 am
please watch and comment.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to you all.........David

Monday, November 3, 2014

DEATH WITH DIGNITY...MICHIGAN NEEDS TO ADOPT THE LAW

http://public.health.oregon.gov/ProviderPartnerResources/EvaluationResearch/DeathwithDignityAct/Pages/index.aspx

CLICK ON ABOVE LINES.....

I have long supported a 'Death with Dignity' Law...now more than ever - Michigan should adopt a Law similar to the Orgegon Law, that allows a terminally ill person to die with dignity - to have a physican assisted death, that is in accordance with the persons wishes.

NO longer should a person or families be forced to watch a loved one die a gruesome, undignifed death.
Families should have a discussion with all members about how they want to die - and put it into a will / legan documnt, so that everyone knows the persons wishes, to die with dignity, and not have their life prolonged and that they suffer needlessly.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Michigan State Police - Detroit Police - Wrong: Education & Pay

Michigan State Police and Detroit Police Department - WRONG - Education - (Pay)

MSP and DPD require only a General Education Degree (GED) for hiring - in a job that is very stressful, dangerous and may require a person to make a split second decision that will face review, civilly, criminally and departmentally, and their members deal daily with the public - a low educational requirement - is WRONG, for the Departments and the public, which is demanding better police services.

I have spoken out about the need for Detroit PD to raise its hiring standards, this is the 21st Century...and DPD is trying to maintain a 'best practices' and professional police department and a GED requirement should have been dropped during the DOJ Consent Decree process (and so should MSP). DPD and MSP should have a two year minimum college requirement ( really four years) or a two year military experience requirement, raising the educational levels shows the members and the public that their departments demand more of them.
Colleges now require two and four year degrees to be hired into their police / public safety departments and now MSP and DPD should too.

DetroitPD starting pay is $29.300. and MSP starts troopers at $45,000 ($1,700 a month during training)...So DPD must under the Reorganization Plan raise its hiring standards and PAY, to maintain a professional department and MSP / DPD should raise its hiring standards to meet the requirements of state colleges.
ps: DPD under its new contract - still not signed - pays starting DPD officers only $14.25 an hour and they are required to contribute 8% of their pay to their pensions - effectively reducing their take home pay. Will some DPD members qualify for state welfare payments ????????????

DPD officers can effectively make more take home money, working a liquor store, or other off duty jobs. DPD officers can after training move onto suburban or out of state police departments and make substancially more money and with better benefits, recruiting efforts by out of state departments has always been a problem for the DPD. Burger King, McDonalds, Rally applicants may now flock to DPD recruiting with their GEDs in hand, hoping to be a DPD officer.
note: this should not discourage minority applicants but would require a different recruiting effort to find the 'best and brightest' applicants among those in college or the military.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MIKE ILITCH FAILS DETRIOT / YOUTH - CURSED...

Detroit Tiger Stadium vs. Utica (Mi) Baseball Stadium...Detroit Taxpayers Lost
....also Ilitch fails Detroit youth - they need baseball fields in Rouge Park - now.

Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers, and Red Wings, along with George Jackson, former head of the DEGC, should be condemned and investigated for allowing historic Detroit Tiger Stadium to be demolished and Ilitch for taking Detroit tax dollars for the security and maintenance of the Stadium and then failing to fufill the agreements with the City.

Mike Ilitch and the Detroit Tigers are cursed - and will NOT win the World Series in Ilitch's lifetime, because he helped with the 'demolition by neglect' (documentary film - Stranded at the Corner -).

Utica is getting what Ilitch and Jackson could have achieved with Tiger Stadium, a revenue producing stadium to host minor league baseball and other activities. Detroit Tiger Stadium could have been configured to host a minor league team, Wayne State Universtiy baseball, local high school championship games and other activities that could have been a revenue stream for the City. Detroit Tiger Stadium could have been a visitors mecca, (like Fenway Park, Comiskey Park) with a Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Ernie Harwell's sports memorabilia, and more - but all attempts to save Tiger Stadium were meant with contempt by Jackson (Ilitch) and blocked.

The FBI should reopen or start and investigation of Ilitch and Jackson, so that Detroit residents and baseball fans, know the TRUTH about the 'demolition by neglect' that left Detroit without a viable revenue stream and a historic stadium torn down.

Ps: Mike Ilitch and the Detroit Tiger players have failed Detroit youth by not constructing and maintaining enough baseball fields in Detroit and throughout Rouge Park...no wonder there are so few black major league players.

Utica announces $8M-$10M, 2,500-seat semipro baseball development DETROIT FREE PRESS...STORY

Saturday, July 19, 2014

DETROIT WATER IS NOT FREE...UNITED NATIONS, CANADA, THE WORLD

DETROIT RESIDENTS PAY: CABLE BILLS (66%), CELL PHONE BILLS (72%)...OOPS NOT WATER BILLS (50%).....THERE IS NO NO NO FREE WATER, GAS, ELECTRICITY !!

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steve Rhodes...take note - concentrate on Detroit Retirees who may not be able to pay THEIR bills , because Big Banks, and Bondholders were greedy and now spiteful.

Detroit Police / Fire Fighters and General City Retirees - voted to help save the City and now a few protesters are stirring up a storm over unpaid water bills, in the winter, it was no heat... but cable bills and cell phones bills are paid, while Detroit retirees LOST ALL OF THEIR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS...who has the better grievance ??? Detroit Retiress - Judge Rhodes !!!

Their is a small cadre of people, some lead by Ron Scott (misguided - will protest anything especially when DPD is mentioned) that will protest anything and everything in Detroit. It must STOP...The right to protest also has responsibilites, use the right to protest, wisely - against Big Banks and Bondholders who are robbing Detroit Police . Fire Fighters and General City Retirees of their HEALTH CARE BENEFITS, a part of the pension checks - Pensions guaranteed by the MICHIGAN CONSTITUTION...this is a justifiable PROTEST...

Ps. Mark Ruffalo - Celebrity mouth...learn about Detroit before you bad mouth it - you sounded loud and IGNORANT..
Canadians - We don't need your water - ours is a better quality...tell Detroit residents to pay, their water bills before their cable or cell phone bills...

DETROIT RESIDENTS PAY CABLE, CELL PHONE BILLS - OOPS NOT WATER BILLS

DETROIT RESIDENTS PAY: CABLE BILLS, CELL PHONE BILLS...OOPS NOT WATER BILLS...THERE IS NO NO NO FREE WATER, GAS, ELECTRICITY!! DETROIT RESIDENTS PAY THEIR CELL PHONE BILLS (72%) AND CABLE BILLS (66%) BUT 50% PAY THEIR WATER BILLS.

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes...take note - concentrate on Detroit Retirees who may not be able to pay THEIR bills, because Big Banks, and Bondholders were greedy and now spiteful.

Detroit Police / Fire Fighters and General City Retirees - voted to help save the City and now a few protesters are stirring up a storm over unpaid water bills, in the winter, it was no heat... but cable bills and cell phones bills are paid, while Detroit retirees LOST ALL OF THEIR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS...who has the better grievance ??? Detroit Retiress - Judge Rhodes !!!

MALAYSIA FLIGHT MH 17...UNITED NATIONS, THE WORLD, NETHERLANDS

Russia is morally and ethically responsible for the death of 298 innocent passengers on Flight MH 17...There should be no hesitation on placing blame.

The United Nations Security Council should ignore any veto by Russia and order joint UN military units and the Ukrainian Army to secure the crash site and secure the site for proper inspection and removal of the dead and other properties.

If Russia objects or interferes with the UN troops, the European Union should send in a joint military units to act under UN sponsorship and fight the Russian terrorist who now control lthe plane's site.

This is not President Obama's fault or the US responsibility...there was only one (1) American listed as a passenger. The Netherlands lost the most citizens and it was Malaysian airplane. They must take the lead, with European leaders assisted by the US, but we are not the World - this is a World problem and the UN must stand up, now and in the future as conflicts becomes more the responsibility of the World.

Those who blame the President for a faulty or timid military policy - Republicans lead by Cong John Boehnner and grumpy US Senator John McCain would have had us fight in Iran and Syria and resend US troops into Iraq, in which, to many US soldiers (4,500) died and we spent over one (1) trillion dollars (it now seems misspent) . The Republicans - are WAR HAWKS who see US Soldiers as a symbol of our Power, and not a precious resources to be used only in the most serious of circumstances.

The US should not think or make every World problem a US problem or claim the US National Security Interests are at stake. We should have learned that lesson in Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria - our military power does not always translate into military victories. The more we deploy US soldiers, the more we can expect death and none victories. American soldiers should not be 'cannon fodder' to those in the Congress who want to plant our flag at and in every World Crisis.

Diplomacy must be our first ACT...and only military intervention is so clearly evident and necessary that the American Public, whole heartedly endorses the deployment. NO lies or faulty military intelligence should justify US military intervention. The US can offer assistance - now its a DRONE world military, that is needed, not US troops.