Posts Tagged Families
November 4, 2014
There are a growing number of parents who have been falsely accused of child abuse. Many of these cases only occur after parents mention that their child first became ill after they received a routine vaccination.
Over the years as a journalist exposing these issues, I have been asked to help dozens of families worldwide who have lost their children or are losing their children as a result of false accusations. I spend many hours sifting through paperwork and engaging with a small number of brave professionals who are willing to give up their time and experience to help in these difficult and complex cases.
In recent months, I have found myself helping a growing number of parents who have been falsely imprisoned for crimes that they did not commit.
Parents such as:
John Sanders, jailed for life without parole, for the murder of his 12 week-old daughter Ja’Nayjah, who died 24 days after receiving eight vaccinations in one day. (Story here.)
Continue Reading At: HealthImpactNews.com
Police Try to Buy Videos From Witnesses After Releasing Attack Dog on Families and Firing Rubber Bullets
by: Madison Ruppert
July 23, 2012
Police in Anaheim, California have a lot of explaining to do after attempting to buy the videos captured by witnesses after shooting people with rubber bullets and releasing an attack dog on a crowd including a mother and her child.
Trying to actually buy the video from the witnesses is, at least in my opinion, a novel tactic in the ongoing war on accountability.
The video (at the bottom of the post) is nothing short of disturbing as it shows police shooting seemingly wildly into a crowd which includes young children and, most troubling of all, it even shows police releasing a dog which heads straight for a mother and her child.
The mother was able to react quickly enough to get her child out of harm’s way but a bystander wasn’t so lucky. We see the dog clamp down on his arm in the video as he is struggling to break free from the jaws of the police attack dog while officers try to separate them.
The individuals gathered in order to protest the shooting – which they maintain was unjustified – of a young man at the hands of police.
The shooting occurred on Saturday around 4 PM in front of an apartment complex after a foot chase, according to Orange County Sergeant Bob Dunn, quoted by the Associated Press.
Dunn refused to even say why exactly they shot the man, instead opting to say that the details of the incident are currently under investigation by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
While the family of the man shot by police as well as neighbors all identified him as Manuel Diaz, Dunn could not initially confirm the individual’s name.
However, later the above linked story was updated in order to reflect that24-year-old Manuel Diaz was identified although there is still an investigation into what actually led the police to kill him.
The 16-year-old nice of Diaz, Daisy Gonzalez, informed the Orange County Register that her uncle probably fled because he had previous negative experiences with law enforcement.
“an angry group of people began yelling and throwing bottles at them.”
While the people did not look all too aggressive, they were referred to as “an unruly crowd” and the scene was described as “a near riot.”
From the clips published from eyewitness video, we cannot see anything of the sort. We only see cops shooting rubber bullets left and right at women and children, releasing an attack dog and families fleeing the chaos.
July 20, 2012
Are you ready for the next major global food crisis? The price of corn hit an all-time record high on Thursday. So did the price of soybeans. The price of corn is up about 50 percent since the middle of last month, and the price of wheat has risen by about 50 percent over the past five weeks. On Thursday, corn for September delivery reached $8.166 per bushel, and many analysts believe that it could hit $10 a bushel before this crisis is over. The worst drought in the United States in more than 50 years is projected to continue well into August, and more than 1,300 counties in the United States have been declared to be official natural disaster areas. So how is this crisis going to affect the average person on the street? Well, most Americans and most Europeans are going to notice their grocery bills go up significantly over the coming months. That will not be pleasant. But in other areas of the world this crisis could mean the difference between life and death for some people. You see, half of all global corn exports come from the United States. So what happens if the U.S. does not have any corn to export? About a billion people around the world live on the edge of starvation, and today the Financial Times ran a front page story with the following headline: “World braced for new food crisis“. Millions upon millions of families in poor countries are barely able to feed themselves right now. So what happens if the price of the food that they buy goes up dramatically?
You may not think that you eat much corn, but the truth is that it is in most of the things that we buy at the grocery store. In fact, corn is found in about 74 percent of the products we buy in the supermarket and it is used in more than 3,500 ways.
Americans consume approximately one-third of all the corn grown in the world each year, and we export massive amounts of corn to the rest of the world. Unfortunately, thanks to the drought of 2012 farmers are watching theircorn die right in front of their eyes all over the United States.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
By: Jonathan Benson
[NaturalNews] Flowering displays are replacing urban decay all across America, with recent reports out of New York illustrating the power of creative, resourceful thinking in implementing successful, city-based farming initiatives. New York Daily News reports that a food pantry in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., has successfully created a 250-square foot indoor farm that produces food for hundreds of local families and their children — and many others in the area are working on similar projects.
While the typical embodiment of many food pantries today resembles something along the lines of a convenience store, with shelves bearing mostly pre-packaged, processed food items donated by outside sources, the situation at Child Development Support Corp. is different. Mireille Massac, the pantry’s operator, actually grows a variety of lettuces, bok choy, collard greens, and other fresh fare hydroponically in a windowless basement, providing food from the inside-out, rather from the outside-in.
With the help of hydroponics expert Lee Mandell, who owns nearby Boswyck Farms in Bushwick, another Brooklyn neighborhood, Massac has created an urban oasis that not only produces fresh food, but also educates the local community about how to grow it. It is a literal manifestation of the famous quote, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
“People feel very passionate about this farm; they’re eating better,” said Massac to New York Daily News about the transformation that is taking place in her local community as a result of the farm. “They come with a different attitude; it’s all about healthy eating.”
Every Thursday morning before the pantry opens, locals flock there to pick the fruits of their labor. They also regularly engage in workshops and training sessions about how to grow food hydroponically, which empowers them to take an active role in the process, and even implement their own home-based farms if they so choose.
Urban farming concepts spreading like wildfire
And Massac’s success at Child Development Support Corp. has inspired many other pantry managers throughout New York to implement similar hydroponic farms at their own facilities as well. Los Sures, a social services agency that also operates a food pantry in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, for instance, is currently in the process of building its own 400-square foot hydroponic farm.
Similar efforts at empowering local communities to take charge of their own health and nutrition through urban farming are taking place in other cities as well, including in post-industrially-blighted Detroit, Mich., where abandoned land plots are rapidly being transformed into fertile growing plots. And this transformation is bringing about a renewed sense of food ownership, where fresh, nutritionally-dense foods are now accessible by people across the economic and financial spectrum (http://www.naturalnews.com/030459_urban_farms_food.html).
February 28, 2012
Some small portions of unidentified human remains recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., were incinerated and ultimately dumped in a landfill, the Defense Department acknowledged Tuesday.
It was the first time that the Pentagon has said that some remains of Sept. 11 victims taken to the Dover Air Force Base mortuary later ended up in a landfill.
In November, The Washington Post first disclosed that the Dover mortuary for years had disposed of incinerated portions of remains of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in a Virginia landfill. The practice involved unidentified or unclaimed body parts; it was not made known to troops’ family members.
The Air Force later admitted that it had dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 service members in the landfill between 2003 and 2008, when the practice ended. At the time, Air Force officials said their records only went back to 2003 and that they did not know when the landfill dumping began.