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Life today is much more complicated than it used to be; every generation can probably make that claim. Just in the United States, debit cards accounted for over $1.15 trillion in purchases in 2011.
Banks might not be quite as forgiving on your debit card (compared to a credit card) if your number or physical card is lost or stolen. Debit cards have become very popular and will only continue to become more popular in the near future.
Is it really the right thing to do to turn your teen into a credit-card-carrying adult with no strings attached?
However, this situation changed dramatically after the passage of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009. Take the above points into account when you’re trying to decide whether your college student would do well with a credit card. Life insurance is one of those things that most of us know we need, but we don’t really know what kind to get, how much we should get, when we should get it, or how long we should keep it. In between term and whole life insurance, there are several different styles, including universal life insurance, last-to-die and first-to-die policies that cover both spouses, and more. The easiest way to determine if you need it is to consider the financial impact your family would have endure if you were gone. One of the biggest decisions a new homeowner can make is that of whether to build a new home or purchase an existing home.
While many would rather build their perfect home and get every detail just right, there are also other considerations to take into account. Building a new home is more expensive per square foot, but offers fewer headaches and lower maintenance and utility costs.
Consider how long you plan on staying and then look at the total cost of each over that period of time, as well as the expected sale price at that time.
Keep in mind that when you consider that many of the vacation homebuyers are wealthy, the average only being $99.5k means that those with modest incomes purchased many of the properties. Vacation properties are not out of reach for those of modest income; they might even be a good investment.
A vacation home usually doesn’t make sense from a purely financial standpoint, but all the other reasons can justify the decision. Suppose you purchased a skateboard for your son in March but didn’t give it to him until his birthday in May. Fortunately, you can eliminate limiting beliefs and replace them with beliefs that empower you. You might believe that you can’t be a doctor, but if you have no interest in becoming a doctor, what’s the harm? The belief that you can’t be a doctor is not a limiting belief based on our definition. Consider that if all of your beliefs were 100% accurate, you would be able to have nearly anything you’ve ever wanted.
When I feel challenged in my ability to be compassionate, I remind myself of how important compassion is to me. Compassion is my guiding principle and using it daily is the only acceptable way for me to live.
New experiences provide opportunities to exercise and strengthen my courage, and I welcome them. Each morning, I start the day by reminding myself of all the blessings and resources that are so readily given to me.
There’s a man in the real estate community who makes a great living buying and selling houses. Even when I face difficult situations with people at work or at home, I am convinced that I can help to bring out their positive attributes. In my job, I use my personality to obtain the attention of others, then my character and moral foundation to gain their trust.
I allow myself to concentrate on the mission at hand and this focus helps me make the best decisions.
At work, my subordinates consider me to be a good leader because I avoid making hasty decisions. Demetria, already becoming a fan favorite, is much more than your typical reality television star — she is about her business. Already apparent from the first few episodes, Demetria has set her sights on building her multi-platform brand, and advancing her career to her next level. Do you think being on a reality show, especially because of some of the negative criticism that reality shows now receive, will tarnish your brand in any way? Doing a reality show is always a big risk, and I realized this especially on the day after the super trailer was released.
How shocking was it for you to hear that other black women of color don’t believe that women should serve in leadership roles? Taking the time to simplify your life can really save you a lot of money and give you more free time. We all have more stuff than we need and spend too much time on things that really aren’t that important to us.
It is predicted that over 65% of all purchases will be made with debit cards by the year 2013.
Also, keep in mind that the money is taken out of your account instantly in most cases, so your loss is immediate. If your card has not been lost or stolen, but you have unauthorized charges or purchases, you have 60 days from receiving your statement to dispute the charges and get your money back.
Not so long ago, new college students were inundated with credit card applications and could easily apply for and receive a card without their parents even knowing about it. This act made it more difficult for a student under 21 to get a credit card without his parents’ approval. Some credit-card-issuing institutions even allow you to change your student’s monthly limits as you like. In essence, your kid is rewarded for responsible, consistent money management skills when using a secured credit card. Similarly, two people of the same age and gender will pay different rates if one is obese and smokes.
Whole (permanent) life insurance has a death benefit and combines it with an investment or savings account. However, if you understand the concepts of term and whole life insurance, it will be easy to understand any other type of life insurance your insurance professional might recommend. While a new home offers a lot of peace of mind and customization to your specifications, building a home can be quite expensive. The average vacation property buyer in 2011 was 49 years old with an average household income of $99,500. While second homes are not usually the best investments, they can be viable investments with some thought and consideration.
There are many non-financial advantages to owning a vacation property, and several financial advantages that can help to at least offset the cost. Remember that if you really want to see some financial benefits, you need a property that can be rented and is located in a desirable area. Express warranties are warranties that are expressed in writing, verbally, or via advertisement. An implied warranty is automatically applied to any retail sale of a new or used consumer good. Why would you even try to lose weight if you genuinely believed that everyone in your family was destined to be overweight? They come from a variety of sources as well as from our own interpretation of the world around us. Imagine replacing a limiting belief with one that makes life easier and enables you to be more successful. For example, if you have an effective process for getting up and getting ready in the morning, you’ll never be late. I listen to them with a loving and compassionate heart and forgive them for their transgressions against me. I use my empathy and kindness to help uplift those I love and bring them more self-confidence and joy. It is evident to everyone through my words and actions that being compassionate is a way of life for me. While they avoid fear, I welcome it as a chance to stretch myself and expand my courageousness as I overcome it. Others appreciate and admire everything I have and can accomplish; it gives them hope and inspires them.
Some people claim that you can practically wish a Porsche into your driveway without lifting a finger, but the real truth is that some action is required.
It’s a simple process, but frequently, the simple processes can get you where you want to be. As was stated earlier, most people won’t take an action they think is doomed to fail. Frequently, that effort needs to be intelligent and calculated effort, as opposed to the lower-your-head-and-plow-ahead type of effort. I strive to allow everyone to feel like a unique part of any gathering so they feel like they fit in. I put a lot of thought and careful consideration into everything I do and say, and I am confident that such an approach inspires the trust of others. I believe it is important to be careful and meticulous in every situation, even when time is against me. Not only has she taken her blog A Belle in Brooklyn to national heights after writing a controversial blog which was the continued topic of conversation on the show, her brand(s) can also be seen integrated throughout the show on each episode. Somewhat of an industry veteran, the former Essence relationship editor is also a critically acclaimed author, life coach and award-winning blogger.
What led me to it was the focus on professional women working in the city and on professional life. You don’t’ know what it is until you’re actually in it—the idea of cameras being trained on you all the time. Join us for the landmark 10th Annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm, March 2–4, 2015, at Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
A But he promised me on his returnA back to the United States I would be the first media personality to interview him in New York City.A  I never will forget how confident he was that he would return victorious.
In some cases, you’re only helping the environment and not helping yourself financially. For example, if you use outgrown or worn-out clothes to make a rug or patchwork quilt, you don’t have to buy a quilt or a rug. Not only is the quality a lot better, but it’s also much cheaper than the produce in the store.
Buying more than you need just creates more stuff in your way that you have to deal with sooner or later. When a credit card is involved, the credit card company has lost money, at least until you pay the bill.
If you still get a paper statement, just looking at that once a month isn’t good enough. Those independent ATMs you see all over the place are far more likely to be used by criminals to skim cards and numbers. The wireless connection in a public place is never a safe place for taking care of financial transactions. By now, you have a decent idea about how your son or daughter approaches the whole money thing. Especially good for college students, a secured credit card account requires a certain amount of collateral be placed on the account, like $300 to $500. Now is the time most responsible future parents will purchase life insurance if they are able to do so. New homes can be built with state of the art insulation, windows, doors, and other building materials. That includes the style of windows and doors, the color of the house, the type of flooring, and everything else. While older homes do frequently require repairs, the purchase price should reflect the cost of the repairs.


You can probably find an existing home for sale and be moved in within 30 days if you’re really in a rush.
If you don’t plan on staying in the home for more than a few years, buying an older home probably makes better sense than building. If you purchase your property in the right location, you could experience significant appreciation over the years. You can typically deduct all the interest on your vacation property; there are limits on this if you rent it out, though.
Most people know that they have the right to expect something to work properly and that it shouldn’t fall apart 3 days later.
It is simply a guarantee that the item will function properly for a specified period of time. In essence, the seller implies to the buyer that the item will work as it is supposed to for a reasonable amount of time and be of at least average quality.
This is going to be more inconvenient because the manufacturer is rarely going to be located in your area. This might be a bit much for a $10 toy, but for an expensive item, mediation can be effective without all the hassle of a full-blown legal action.
You can file a complaint with your local prosecutor, the state attorney general, or the FTC. If a product fails to live up to its claims or doesn’t last as long as it should, you have the right to have the situation rectified.
If you have a healthy process for deciding what to eat, you’re likely pretty healthy. You will do fewer things over the course of your life when you’re constricted by your limiting beliefs. It can be useful to view life with the purpose of eliminating your limiting beliefs and experiencing everything in the world that appeals to you. People are drawn to me because they sense my openness to their presence and what they have to contribute. Over the years I have blogged and shared tons of life stories as well as about my business. What you’re doing is being aired to millions of people with millions of different opinions. This exciting, one-of-a-kind executive leadership summit is designed to train, equip and encourage women to become industry leaders, learn career strategies, and discover proven work–life balance techniques. This includes things like disposable razors, disposable diapers, disposable cameras, and more. But it’s possible to get some money out of many of the things that you frequently throw in the trash. Avoid making any purchases or logging on to any bank, credit card, or other financial accounts.
This deposit is placed in a low-interest-bearing bond or money market where it will be held up to one year.
Consider how much coverage it will take to cover your take home pay until your children are at least 18. If you already have life insurance, you should revisit your amount of coverage anytime a new child is on the way. Ideally, you would also have a healthy nest egg, your house paid off, and all your kids out of your hair, reducing your need for life insurance.
New doors, windows, flooring, roof, furnace, wiring, plumbing, and everything else should ensure that maintenance costs stay very low for many years. For example, many older homes have a floor plan that is not as open as contemporary homes do now. A newly built home might not have any grass yet, and the biggest tree on the property might be as big in diameter as your thumb.
Right now is great time to get a great deal if you’re in the financial position to take advantage of the current market.
Consider if others would be likely to want to spend some time there while you’re not. If you ever need to sell the property, the $500,000 profit exemption on the sale of a primary residence can be transferred to your second home. The FTC should definitely be notified with any case involving a telemarketer or any item you bought from a television commercial.
Now that you have the knowledge, you can better protect yourself and claim your rights with the help of this free special report of 7 Financial Life Coach Lessons For October 2012.
If you can eliminate the 5 most limiting beliefs you possess, your life would forever change for the better. You’ll likely teach your children false ideas that limit them and even affect your friends with misinformed advice. If you could do those 2 things, what kind of life would you have lived over the course of your lifetime? If we don’t believe the best route will work for us, we spend a lot of time following a less direct path in an effort to work around our limiting belief.
My book [A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life] is very all in. Removing the irrelevant activities frees up your time to bring more meaningful activities into your life and also saves money. These things teach your child about money-how to get it, save it, and use it as he’s maturing. The premiums are calculated based on a variety of factors, but age and current health have the biggest influence. However, if your spouse is not well employed and likely to struggle long-term without your salary, it is worth considering. This higher cost can be offset to some degree by the potential utility savings you can expect with an energy efficient home. That’s not always the case, but newly constructed homes are typically lacking in the landscaping department for many years. Consider that if you’re only staying for a couple of years, renting might actually be a better idea.
The average vacation property was purchased over 350 miles from the owner’s principal residence.
This is especially true if you can rent the place and let your renters pay the mortgage for you. Many times, smaller companies will agree to make things right when a lawsuit has been filed. Surely a fuller, richer life is more appealing to you, no matter how great your life is right now.
I thought this was an opportunity to share life in video and for people to see it and not picture in their minds. When I was approached, producers knew my critique of reality television, and I thought it was an opportunity to show a different side. I found myself thinking a lot and having delayed reactions because you want to be yourself but also be conscious of how you’re acting on television. There’s simply too much expense and potential liability for the company to fight for a bad product in court.
However, I can’t speak for other castmates and can’t speak for what everyone does on the season. A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys. A My teammates and coaches were often challenged by my "Just give me the ball and get the hell out of my way" attitude. A I was not the best athlete on the field or on the court, but I thought I was.A When the game was on the line I wanted the ball in my hands. A A It was a hot evening and the constant in and out of the woods was not a pleasant undertaking. What I thought would be a nine-hole outing turned into eighteen holes and a White House visit and a Presidential appointment in 1969. General William Rogers, Hattie, President Nixon and HBA Petey and I would become great friends and in 1965 we would meet again. A The United Planning Organization a self-help community organization was hiring "Neighborhood Workers." A They hired three, me, Petey and H. A Two years later Rap would be named Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. A I would become a Roving Leader (Youth Gang Task Force) for the DC Recreation Department and Petey would find his new home in radio at WOL. A Three UPO "Neighborhood Workers" would go on to establish their own independent idenities.
A Petey would win 2 Emmy Awards and in 2007 there was a feeble attempt to do his life story on the big screen. He is now in jail serving a life sentence for the murder of a black Deputy Sherrif in Fulton County, Georgia. Brian McIntyre.A  He was sitting almost alone and there was no one waiting in line (compared to today's media circus). A  I looked down and notice that all the white media were seated on one side of half-court and all the blacks were seated on the other side of the half-court line. He stepped in front of me and said "I got it."A It would be the start of the 4th quarter that Mark returned to the press table table and apologize for his unprofessional actions. A There were other mistakes like someone thought a black Judy Holland was VP material---far from it. A It took a minute but in the meantime, he was making an effort to bring about change in his own way. A But according veteran (32 years) sports writer Bill Rhoden of the New York Times, progress in sports media pressrooms around the country are on a slow boat to China.A His recent appearance on the widely acclaimed television news show Meet the Press, he said, "the NBA, NFL and MLB are still dragging their feet.
Media pressrooms at Deadline are still the last plantations.A A Pioneering broadcaster and former NBA CBS basketball analyst Sonny Hill and now a sports talk show host on WIP Radio in Philadelphia said, "I am not surprised by Rhoden's statement, very little has changed in media pressrooms.
A One of the problems there is no networking among blacks who have moved it up the ladder." A That is an understatement.
A  The copy rights for Inside Sports is own by News Week Magazine and it is own by the Washington Post. A A First, there was a a problem with the PR Men from hell, Brian Sereno and Matt Williams. A A It was brought to my attention that Sereno was disrespecting the ladies of The Roundball Report. A The meeting was set before a Wizard's game in the press louge but Scott Hall was the lead man.
A He listened and we disagreed on some points but when we walked away from the table we were on the same page. A The community and everyone in it was a friend, the old and the young, the black and the white and the healthy and the lame. A I was honored to speak at his retirement held at the arena just before the Bullets moved to Washington and changed their name to the Wizards.A Denny Gordon was in ticket sales and it seem like he knew everyone who brought a ticket.
A He was made the scapegoat after being sold out by his assisstant coach Bernie Bickerstaff and others. A The meeting revolved around a charity all-star game scheduled for the Bahamas, the island home of NBA star Mycal Thompson. A Magic Johnson was one of All-Stars participating.A Representatives from the NBA included VP Ron Thorne, Legal Counsel Gary Bettman and head of security Horace Balmer. A A Gary Bettman is the Commissioner of the NHL, Thorne is somewhere lurking in the NBA, Balmer has since retired and Magic is a role model for Black America? A A The short lived existence of basketball legend Michael Jordan as a Wizard's player and Executive in the front office. A After the story broke he and several teammates made light of it during introductions of a game. A He was eventually suspended for most of the 2009a€“10 season.A The thing that I find disturbing about this Donald Sterling charade is that folks are acting like they were surprised by his rants against blacks.
A A I also notice the same "Old faces and voices" are called on to respond to the racist acts by men like Sterling---when they are a part of the problem . A He and Sterling were good friends because "Birds of a feather flock together." A  Check Magic's history out and you will discover the two have a lot in common. A Magic's claim to be a minority owner of the LA Dodgers is another sham (token black face). James Brown (CBS Sports) another mis-guilded brother claiming to be a minority baseball owner and an expert on racism. A He did finally admit on the late George Michael Show (Sports Machine) "I have no say in making baseball decisions as a minority owner." A His role as a minority owner is to be paraded out on Opening Day as the black face to read the starting line-ups. A A This is the same Michael Wilbon that I had at least two recent conversations about the use of the N word as a term of endearment.
A I have to give him credit, he will at least talk to me face to face and not behind my back. A I tried to explain that his rationale that his grandfather's use the word as a term of endearment does not make it right today.


A I told him he should not go on national television saying it is okay to use the N word among friends and family. A It gives bigots like Donald Sterling the Green Light to do the same among his friends and family. A Plus, Michael told me he was not going to appear on the ESPN Show Outside the Lines because the white host had no horse in the race! A A I wish that Magic, James, Michael and the rest of the media experts would defer to black men like Hank Aaron, Dr. A But they wear the battle scars and have been on the front lines of the civil rights movement in real life and in the sports arenas of America.
A In other words, they have been there and done that.A I guess that is wishful thinking, especially when everyone wants to be an expert on television. A In the meantime, they don't know their asses from a hole in the ground but the beat goes on and on.
A Auerbach would go a step further in the 1966-67 NBA season, when he stepped A down after winning nine titles in 11 years, and made Bill Russell player-coach.
A A trailblazers, RED AND DOTIE AUERBACHi»? ON INSIDE SPORTSA Russell would eventually be the first black to win an NBA championship. A There are far too many crying "Foul" and playing the victims in this charade, to include some NBA owners.A Let me start with my homeboy, the great Elgin Baylor who was the Clippers GM for over 2 decades. His teams were perennial losers on the court and in attendance, but he picked up his check every two weeks and kept his mouth shut. A A In his deposition, Elgin spoke about what he called Sterling's 'plantation mentality,' alleging the owner in the late 1990s rejected a coaching candidate, Jim Brewer, because of race. A Talking about an organization needing a change of name and a face-lift---meet Leon Jenkins.A Jenkins seen above at a press conference trying to explain why the li»?ocal branch was honoring Sterling during the 100th Anniversary of the organization next month. A A He explained the previous award had been approved by the man he replaced and he just went along to get along. A A Sterling won't be the first to sleep black and think white when it comes to sex, politics and money.
Slave owners lived by the credo and in modern day history there was the late Senator Strom Thurmond. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.
A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval. The game had been played in the Bahamas the previous year without incident or controversy.A It was obvious that there was a power-play being made by the league office to cancel the game. Thorn open the meeting by asking who was going to be responsible if one of the players was hurt during the game?
A Magic suggested that the topic of conversation just might be centered around an injury to a player. I tried to explain that playing the game was no different then one of the players participating in a pick-up game on a New York City playground in the off season.
A What is this some kind of plantation?"A The room went silent and Horace Balmer the only other black in the room just shook his head and seem to be lost for words. A Thorn called off the discussion and promised to get back to us but he never did.A In the meantime, Magic Johnson disappeared and changed his number. A Mycal was a class act but his hands were tied when Magic decided to do his Houdini act.A Gary Bettman now runs the NHL, Ron Thorn is still in the NBA somewhere calling the shots, Horace Balmer has since retired and Magic is the face (black) in the middle of the Donald Sterling charade.
A When all is said and done, the real victim despite all of her baggage is the girlfriend (The Whistle Blower) V.
A NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during his annoucement as it related to the punishment of Donald Sterling apologize to black NBA pioneers Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Magic Johnson. A He reminds me of the controversial Celebrity Chef Paula Deen who alledgely use The N word to describe her love for black folks.
A  How should we expect her to know if she has never walked in our shoes ?A  When it is a part of your DNA it is difficult to rid yourself of the gene.A  A One morning I was watching Ms.
This award was longed overdue and I wonder why it took the NAACP so long to finally recognized Mr.
Belafonte in accepting the award asked, "Where are today's black leaders?A  Our children's blood is still running in our streets---there is work still to be done.
The coalition stated it will urge President Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his state of the Union speech on February 12th----Good luck! Ben Carson of John Hopkins University Hospital.A  His prayer and message was centered around health care, the economy, American debt, and tax reform, thus taking dead aim at President Obama's platform for the nation. Carson spend 25 minutes talking about the nation's ills and solutions with the President sitting less than 5 feet from him.A  When all was said and done, President Obama was not looking so Presidential! Carson set the record straight from the very beginning.A  He made it clear he was not taking any wooden nickels. In 2010, he became that series' youngest driver and the first black driver to win a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. A close friend of mine that has been partially paralyzed by strokes, pays for aids to "help". If they show up, they usually just sit and do nothing, root through her jewelry and personal effects, and some have been caught stealing jewelry. One was there when she collapsed with another stroke, and instead of calling for help, she called her boyfriend and left, leaving her patient to manage on her own.
It runs M - F from 10am - Noon and starting on Monday July 22 will repeat from 4pm - 6pm each day.
My opinions about Tiger Woods or any other issue are mine and I could give a damn about what Feinstein or anybody else things about them.
In their prime at theA Washington Post, they were among the best sports writers in the country.
A I was up close and personal with the sports department.A Kindred and Chad were talented writers but you could not trust them, Cornheiser and Feintstein's talent, they easily blended in with the landscape of the paper.
A Feinstein called Wilbon the biggest ass kisser in sports media, if that is true he had great teacher in Cornheiser. A When Solomon tried to kick Cornheiser to the curve (fire him) in the 80s he was able to move to the Style section of the paper. A One black female Washington Post columnist wrote a book titled "Plantation on the Potomac." A She was describing her employer. A Hopefully, they were asked to participate and were of the same mindset as Wilbon not comfortable with Mr.
A Goodell makes more than any player in the NFL and he never has to make a tackle or catch a pass.A The owners recent pay out to the players for injuries suffered on their watch was peanuts compared to the billions they make year in and year out. A When he refused a request by his mother to cease using the word and a similar plea by poet Myra Angelo. Martin Luther Kinga€™s 1963 march on Washington and 46 years since his assassination in Memphis, Tenn. With the high-scoring Macauley, elite passer Cousy, and new prodigy Sharman, Auerbach had a core that provided high-octane fast-break basketball.
In the next years until 1956, the Celtics would make the playoffs every year, but never won the title.
Brown was desperate to turn around his struggling and financially strapped franchise, which was reeling from a 22a€“46 record.[5]A The still young but already seasoned Auerbach was made coach. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval. A He was right on point.A To this day I think Magic had a previous discussion with the league office. James Gholson, Red Auerbach, Biff Carter, Jessie Chase, Morgan Wooten, Everett Cookie Payne Sr., Frank Bolden, Dr. Leo Hill, Roper McNair, Earl Alfred, Maxwell Honemond, Tilman Sease, William Roundtree, Charlie Baltimore, Jaky Mathews, Ferdinand Day, Nick Turner, Walter Brooks, Ted McIntye, and my saviors, Dave Brown and Bighouse Gaines.A  They knew their Xs and Os, but more important, they were there for our highs and lows.A  Where have all those flowers gone?
We never could have made it without them.I have given up on the Pigskin Club, but keeping hope alive for the DC Recreation Department and the Roving Leader Program.
BELL 12-25-1940---8-1-2013A A GOOD COP WHO BROKE THE CODE OF SILENCE IN THE WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT.
A The real Serpico is seen leaving the Bronx Courthouse alone after testifying before the Knapp Commission on wide spread police corruption in the department.
A In the old days police A would carry a "drop knife---an inexpensive weapon cops would bring along on patrol to drop onto or next to suspect that they had taken out so that they could say that he had threaten them. A Today you don't even need to do that; all that you have to do is justify the use of deadly force if you are a police officer is to say that you feared for your life, for whatever reason. If the victim dies, that just means there will one less witness around to contradict the test-lie. A In the case of Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston police, it appears he was being extra-carefulto cover his tracks. A Probably he could have gotten away with simply declaring, as he did in the radioed report, that Walter Scott "took my taser," and that would have probably have sufficed to exonerate him.
A But Slager having shot Scott eight times in the back--as everyone can see in the now famous video--perhaps felt that he needed a little help explaining what he was up to. A So apparently dropped his Taser next to Scott's body, which would obviously help to make the case that Scott "Took my taster."A If you think that what happen in North Charleston is a unique case, its not. A Only recently, in another case, a policewoman in Pennsylvania first Tasered a black man then shot him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow. A Unless honesty is rewarded more often then corruption, the police will lose credibility altogether. A I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton in 1994 addressing this very issue, saying that honest cops have never been rewarded, and maybe there ought to be a medal for them, he wrote back but nothing change.
A If enough testi-lying is uncovered, then who is going to believe the police even when they are telling the truth?
A A Until now the shoot first fear of my life mantra has eliminated any cause for concern in the taking of life by police.
A When a civilian committs a crime, every nuance is looked at, the better to "throw the book at" the suspect.
A The other day I got a letter from a journalist in Argentina who was complaining about police and judicial corruption there. A I wrote back to him, there are good cops, even where you live, but if the good cops don't want to be painted with the same broad brush as the bad cops, they need to come forward and expose the guys who are doing bad things. A Take New York City detective who was caught on camera recently abusing an Uber driver with threats and foul language, A This was truly disgusting behavior.
Yet predictably enough the detective union leader, Michael Palladino, was out there making excuses for him, suggesting that, well, it was only one incident, and everyone has a bad day. A Afterward Police Commissioner William Bratton announced he was removing the detective's shield and placing him temporarily on desk duty while an investigation is conducted . A But this man needs to be demoted to uniform at the very least, or "back in the bag" as we use to say. A Imagine what he is capable of doing under the cover of darkness if he can talk to someone like that in broad daylight.
A There are plenty legitimate incidents where police believe, correctly, that their lives are in danger. A I was in a few of those situations myself during the course of my career.A But unless the police forces and society as a whole take action we're not going to be able to distinguish between the legititimate claims and made-up testimony.
A A long time ago Norman Rockwell painted a famous picture of a friendly neighborhood cop bending down to help a little boy. A For example; I could name someone who is a great athlete but a lousy human being or I could name someone who is a great human being but not a great athlete. A Heading the list is Muhammad Ali (The Greatest), Red Auerbach (NBA), Dave Bing (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL), Bert R.
Sugar (Boxing), Lee Jones (NBA), Roy Jefferson (NFL) and Harold McLinton (NFL), finding pro athletes like them today are far, few and in-between.
A And that is a sad commentary when you think about the hundreds of men and women I have interviewed on Inside Sports and worked with as a youth advocate (Kids In Trouble).
Moore, LB Dave Robinson (2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee) and WR Roy Jefferson host KIT toy party.
A Sam Jones (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL) and Roy Jefferson (NFL) participate in KIT clothing drive for needy children at Union Station.
A Bert Sugar (Boxing) receives KIT Life Time Achievement Award and Dave Bing (NBA) pays tribute to KIT Saturday Program All-Stars.I had the opportunity to hear an interview on Sirius A XM Radio (channel 126) on the Maggie Linton Show recently, her guest was NFL Washington Pro football player, wide receiver Peirre Garcon. A I have not been very impressed with todaya€™s pro athletes and their give back commitment to their family, friends and community. A He has three older sisters making him the youngest and the only one born in the United States.His father died when he was 4 years old leaving his mother to raise him and his 3 sisters alone. A My background is similar to Peirrea€™s, my mother had to raise 4 boys alone with an assist from Grandma Bell.



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