Shirlee Smith | Parents Are the Answer

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe No matter how racist, bigoted, anti-women, or the other attributes that tell us who President-elect Donald Trump is, the burden of decency remains in the hands of parents preparing children for the world in which they will have to live.Black folks – Black parents, that is – should have a jump start on The Donald’s influence on non-minorities in their zeal to follow his lead and take America back to “white-only” drinking fountains.Truth be known, Trump didn’t unleash racism. It’s been haunting Black American families ever since we were released from bondage. Simply put, White America either didn’t know this or found it best to think America had improved.But many Black families have continuously prepared their children for the name-calling, the unequal education, the shoddy treatment, and other exclusionary tactics that have made us second-class citizens.“If you wanna move forward in this life,” the old folks have cautioned, “ You’ve got to get up earlier and stay up later than the White folks you’re working with or sitting next to in class.”In case some Black parents forgot to tell this to their children because their split-level home in the suburbs fooled them into believing they had arrived, let me welcome these families to the new day – which is actually the old day – same ol‘ same ol’.In some schools, news reports say, White students have been chanting “White Power.”Time for a Black History lesson. Have a dinner conversation about the treatment of James Meredith when he went to Ole Miss Law School back in the ’60‘s.Have a little breakfast conversation about the results of Topeka Kansas and Brown vs their Board of Education court decision.Hmm, think about the lessons those parents were having to teach their children.But surviving on a daily basis, in spite of racism, has always been at the top of the list for preparing our kids for life in the USA.Any Black family fooled over the years into believing they’d arrived are now forced to acknowledge that in their quest to climb to the top in White America, the Black folk they left behind are just like them.Donald and his blatant agenda have not started any of the turmoil. It’s been here. It never went away.America has shown its true colors. Now, all parents have some serious lessons to teach. Black ones already know but too many have tried to ignore reality. White ones never took the time to find out. All the other groups The Donald has targeted had an inkling as to how society saw them; but now they know for sure.Knowledge being power gives us the opportunity to stop turning our backs on the ugly truth and instead measure up to the challenge. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Shirlee Smith is a former Pasadena Star-News Opinion Columnist. She is a Los Angeles Press Club first place awardee and author of They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends and the Spanish edition, “Son Tus Hijos, No Tus Amigos.” Smith can be reached by email at [email protected] Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week SHIRLEE SMITH,Columnist Shirlee Smith | Parents Are the Answer By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Sunday, November 20, 2016 | 9:15 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Kerala High Court Dismisses Plea Against Registration Of FIRs In Abkari Cases Without Complying Section 30 Abkari Act

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Dismisses Plea Against Registration Of FIRs In Abkari Cases Without Complying Section 30 Abkari Act LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Nov 2020 7:33 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has held that the Abkari Officers, can register a crime under Abkari Act, 1077, by invoking Section 154 of Criminal Procedure Code without complying the procedure under Section 30 of Abkari Act One Mr. K. Faizel, had filed a writ petition before the High Court challenging the authority of Kerala State Police Chief to register a crime under the provisions of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court has held that the Abkari Officers, can register a crime under Abkari Act, 1077, by invoking Section 154 of Criminal Procedure Code without complying the procedure under Section 30 of Abkari Act One Mr. K. Faizel,  had filed a writ petition before the High Court challenging the authority of Kerala State Police Chief to register a crime under the provisions of Kerala Abkari Act. He contended that to register a crime under the Act, the officer has to submit a written request before the learned jurisdictional Magistrate under Section 30 of the Act and if the averments and the documents are tenable to register a crime, the Court may take steps to arrest the person/s against whom, the allegation is levelled. He also contended that there is no provision to exercise the power under Section 30, for registering a crime against a person under the provisions of the Act, by invoking Section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.The Court noticed that a Government Order has appointed all police officers of and above the rank of Sub Inspector of Police in-charge of law and order and working in the General executive branch of the Police Department and all Revenue Officers of and above the rank of Deputy Collectors as Abkari Officers under their respective jurisdiction for the purposes of Sections 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 and 59 of the Act are appointed as Abkari Officers. Regarding his contention relying on Section 30, the bench  comprising the Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly observed:”Such a contention is wholly fallacious and misconceived for the reason that Section 30 of the Act, does not speak of the arrest of a person alleged to have committed offences under the Act. The section only states as to when the Commissioner of Excise or any Magistrate can issue a search warrant. Section 30A of the Act has been introduced with effect from 07.12.2009, empowering the Abkari Officers to exercise the same powers of investigation which the police officers have under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, meaning thereby that the the Abkari Officers under the Act can also exercise the same powers of investigation as that of police officers, under the Code of Criminal Procedure.”Case: K. FAIZEL vs. KERALA STATE POLICE CHIEF [WP(C).No. 20480 OF 2020]Coram: Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly Click here to Read/Download JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Train headed to Binghamton from Buffalo derails

first_img(WBNG/WROC) — A train destined for Binghamton derailed in Livingston County early Wednesday morning. The train was coming from Buffalo, N.Y. The cause of the derailment is being investigated. The Norfolk Southern Train went off the rails around 4 a.m. near Letchwork State Park. There were no injuries reported. Residents in the area say they’ve seen nothing like it before.last_img

West Palm Beach man arrested for sex trafficking

first_imgThe Palm Beach Sheriffs Office is reporting that the have arrested a 23-year-old man who reportedly offered two teen girls payment for sexual favors.Cheridon Tyler Edgar was arrested earlier this week after the two victims told authorities Edgar had been offering them “things of value” in exchange for sex.According to the report, Edgar offered one of the victims an iPhone 11 and vape pens but when the teen no longer wanted to have sex with him, he reportedly threatened to return the phone and then sent her a video of himself with guns in his waistband. Edgar then allegedly began sending sexually explicit text to the girl’s father and her sister.The second victim told investigators that Edgar gave her $150 for sex but then kept pressuring her for sex until she paid him back the money. The teen says when she tried to cut off all communication with Edgar, he became angry and then threatened to harm her and her family. Once the girl’s mother became aware of the threats, she contacted the police.Edgar has since been arrested and is facing two counts of human trafficking and two counts of lewd and lascivious battery.last_img read more