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"issues in economic and criminal justice reform"
Thomas M. Shepherd
The Tom Shepherd Educational Foundation
The Humanist Fellowship & John Shepherd World Mission
Shepherd Medical Library & Center for Veteran Affairs
|New Democratic Society of America
Honoring Lady Veroa Goodwin - American Legend
La Voz de Aztlan ~ Unification or Anarchy?
ABOUT THE EDITOR: Thomas Mitchell Blaise Shepherd is an American human rights leader. He is the creator of The Tom Shepherd World Educational Foundation and the Shepherd-Montessori Institute. He is an alumnus of University of Mexico (UNAM) and of University of Oklahoma. During his high school days in Joplin, Missouri he served as president of the Episcopal Church Young Peoples Service League and as president and citizenship chairman of an interracial, interfaith youth organization, known as UCYM.
Shepherd later served as a consultant for the Missouri Ozark Gateway Regional Planning Commission & Law Enforcement Assistance Council. He is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and the Marine Corps Reserve, a former director of media research for public television and has served as advisory board member for mental health agencies in Los Angeles County.
Shepherd is a son of civic leadaer, musician and theatrical director Clara Olive Snyder, a grandson of John Abbott Snyder, Missouri bus line founder/owner, and a grandson of Oklahoma banker and oil baron E. F. Blaise. He is a stepson of Charles Maynard Shepherd, Missouri electric power corporation director and treasurer.
Editor-Publisher-Social Critic Thomas M. Shepherd is a great great grandson of Hungarian-American statesman, lawyer, journalist and abolitionist Ignace Hainer, Esq. He is a great great nephew of Oklahoma Territory Associate Supreme Court Justice Bayard Taylor Hainer of U. S. Cngressman Eugene Hainer, and of St. Louis professor of medical jurisprudence Julius C. Hainer.
Shepherd is a third cousin of Van Lear Black III and of former Congressman Barry M. Goldwater Jr. He is a grandson of Mabel Mitchell Snyder and a foster son of Hon. Lady Veroa Goodwin.
|White Slaves in America
Most of the forced labor in early Colonial America was performed by
impoverished, white immigrants of English, Scottish and German descent.
They were known as 'indentured servants' under the law. They were
subjected to beatings and had to have the permission
of their Christian masters in order to marry.
The barbaric Christian Church, barbaric Judaism, barbaric Islam
and barbaric Hinduism have together endorsed and reinforced slavery
throughout the history of the so-called civilized world. All of those
institutions are incompatible with a truly democratic way of life.
Only Buddhism does NOT endorse slavery.
Learn About Humanist-Buddhism
| Anglo American, White Male Student Falsely
Imprisoned At Los Angeles City College ~
Dr. Shirley Krauthamer, Campus Police and Administrators
Charged with Racist, Sexist Human Rights Violations
~ Thomas M. Shepherd Seeks Millions in Damages ~
L. A. Mental Health Agency Also Charged
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White Europeans of English, Scottish and German descent comprised
most of the forced labor supply in early America. Their descendants have since become scapegoats, the whipping boys, of so-called 'minority rights' advocates.
learn more about how the American press and teachers typically suppress and distort history
Fascism in the Name of Religion: The Roots of Slavery
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|Honoring Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
Courageous Leader of the American Civil Rights Movement
For A Better World ~ A More Humane Society
Thomas Shepherd, Publisher of The Egalitarian Times
supports the U. S. presidency of
President Barack Hussein Obama
Obama Picks Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State
she has years of experience as a feminist leader & statesman
Obama Picks Eric Holder for Attorney-General
he is opposed to the death penalty - favors pardons
- he should unconditionally pardon ALL americans -
About Barack Obama & Joe Biden View Tom Shepherd, Obama & Others
View Pictorial History of Obama Family
About the John McCain ~ Cindy Hensley McCain Family
Sen. John McCain's father-in-law, Jim Hensley, a convicted felon that
repeatedly ignored alcoholic beverage control regulations, was nevertheless
re-issued an Arizona license to do business as a beer distributor, even though
all others with a felony conviction are denied such opportunities!
He made hundreds of millions for Cindy and John.!
All government officials looked the other way, while
continuting to deny Equal Opportunity to others convicted of crimes,
including the opportunity to practice law and/or medicine!
|The American Gentile League - ending racism - ending anti-gentilism|
|The Shepherd Montessori Institute|
|~ A Successful Community ~
A successful community is not that which has one wealthy member for every nine living in poverty,
but that in which ALL members have succeeded in achieving a high standard of living.
Mindful people SOLVE problems with books, a plow and a hammer.
Mindless people CREATE problems with gunpowder, wine and sex.
War does not solve problems. It only creates more problems.
A successful criminal justice system is one that educates rather than punishes.
The most egalitarian communities have the lowest crime rates.
We must convert our prisons into universities if we wish to eradicate poverty and crime.
|Bad Cops, Bad Lawyers, Bad Prosecutors
an expose' of the Tulsa's criminal justice system
Tulsa Law Journal
|Link to: The Tom Shepherd World Educational Foundation|
|American Human Rights Leader
Hon. Thom Mitchell Blaise Shepherd
Premier & Chief Justice - World Egalitarian Nation
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2009 Hon. Barack Hussein Obama 2009
President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America
Say NO to all tobacco smokers!
They are silent killers and have a bad influence
on all other adults and children!
Say NO to alcoholic beverage dealers.
Alcoholic beverages are NOT health foods,
even though beverage manufacturers and the media
falsely claim they prevent heart disease.
They in fact damage the cardiovascular system.
Alcohol and tobacco place individuals
at risk for head & neck cancer
- the most disfiguring and deadly form of cancer -
It is unfortunate that Amercian taxpayers are being
charged for alcoholic beverages served in the White House.
Most health problems are a result of alcoholic beverage use.
Many crimes are committed by individuals intoxicated by alcohol.
Say NO to alcohol. Say No to those who use or serve them.
Hon. Thomas Shepherd, Chief Justice & Premier
The Egalitarian World Nation
| The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill
Lt. Col Dave Grossman, a psychologist, was given the assignment to study methods for brainwashing Army recruits into becoming expert killers. He developed psychological conditioning methods, utilized by the U.S government during Viet Nam and even today, to desensitize recruits to violence and thus induce them to be more willing to kill. The result: some recruits committed suicide in the line of duty, by allowing themselves to be killed in enemy fire rather than compromise the Christian values they had been taught during their childhood and adolescence: to not take the life of another human being. Others killed and wound up in locked psychiatric wards, consumed with guilt for having taken the life of another human being, for having defied the words of Christ: to love one's enemy, to not kill one's enemy.
Timothy McVeigh was one of those recruits who had been brainwashed to become a killer by the U.S. government. In fact, he was considered an expert. He killed 168 and wounded hundreds of American citizens by blowing up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, using skills taught him by the U.S. government while he was serving in the U.S. Army. McVeigh was a victim of brainwashing by U. S. government mind-control experts.
click to read:
The Science of Killology:
The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill
by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
The Killogy Research Group
Hate Crime Hoax
Professor Keri Dunn Convicted of Hate Crime Hoax
Female Psych Professor Receives Prison Sentence/Fine for Hate Crime Hoax
Her Father Is a Retired Cop
Kerri Dunn Convicted
read full report
False Arrest: Anti-Gentilism in America
55-year-old male psychology student falsely imprisoned by Jewish female prof.
Professor Krauthamer was mad because the student filed a formal complaint against her.
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American Anti-Defamation League
~ true democracy cannot exist without universal equality ~
Exposes All Forms of Discrimination
La Voz de Aztlan
The Voice of Peace and Friendship
Or the Voice of Anarchy?
| A Congress that pardons aliens and does not pardon all of its own citizens is a Congress of traitors. The Reagan-Bush Administration and Congress betrayed American-born citizens.
Megan's Law/Three-Strikes Law Unconstitutional
Amnesty Act Pardoned Aliens; Snubbed American Citizens !
. The abduction and murder of 7-year-old Megan Kanka by a man previously convicted of a sex offense so enraged her father that Megan's Law was enacted in 1994, requiring the public posting of the names and addresses of virtually all individuals previously convicted of a sex offense, thereby mercilessly stigmatizing them through endless public humiliation.
However, in New Jersey, where the original Megan's Law was passed, a judge has since ruled that posting the names and addresses of so-called "sex offenders" violates their privacy.
Megan's Law has also been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union on the basis that it allows states to broadcast what federal courts have determined to be confidential information. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph E. Irenas wrote that an individual's right to privacy outweighs any state need to make their personal information widely available.
It's A Catch-22 Situation Which Encourages Vigilantism; Impedes Rehabilitation
Megan's Law has also been criticized by Buddhist, Jewish, Christian humanists and behavioral scientists because it so stigmatizes an individual who has been branded a "sex offender" that it impedes rehabilitation, by making it impossible for an individual so branded to live a normal life and be self supporting. The stigmatizing effect of the term "sex offender" encourages vigilantism, reinforces negative self-concepts and increase feelings of anger and rage against the criminal justice system and society, thus inhibiting rehabilitation. Megan's Law indeed violates the Constitution by being a form of cruel punishment. Contrary to claims, the majority of individuals convicted of a sex offense do not become repeat offenders. Also, the majority of arrests for sex offenses are the result of police entrapment, in which a sexually aggressive plain clothes police officer initiates sexual foreplay with a private citizen in order to make an arrest. In other cases, the conviction was obtained through false testimony of a police officer or a complainant and an overly zealous politically-motivated prosecuting attorney.
The socially, economically and politically well-connected are less likely, even if arrested, to be prosecuted or convicted of a sex crime than are those who are are not well connected.Judges, prosecutors, and legislators who are formally accused of sex offenses are rarely arrested, prosecuted or even convicted.
There is substantial documented evidence that alcohol and contraband drug use, which impair judgment and significantly reduce social inhibitions, are primary contributors to inappropriate/criminal sexual behavior of every kind. A Yale law professor, Charles A. Reich, significantly aided and abetted the use of contraband drugs in America with the publication of The Greening of America in 1970, which became the Bible of the drug culture, a drug culture that included Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Al Gore and George W. Bush, all admitted users of contraband. While Kennedy was arrested and charged with felony drug possession, and permanently stripped of many of his civil rights, including the right to vote and be licensed in many of the professions, as were thousands of others, Gore and Bush were not charged.
Coast Guard Officially Promoted High-Risk Unorthodox Sex
During the 1950s the United States Coast Guard was officially promoting anal or rectal sexual intercourse as a preferable way to enjoy sexual intercourse at its Cape May, N.J. training depot. Rectal intercourse was advocated as a preferable and safe 'birth control' method.The CG instructor promoting rectal sexual intercourse identified himself as a chaplain.
At the time, rectal intercourse, commonly described as 'sodomy' in legal statutes, was considered a felony in the state of New Jersey, as well as in MOST states. The majority of Coast Guard recruits undergoing training at the CG depot were 18 and 19 year old boys, who were falsely led to believe that anal intercourse was legal, medically sound and morally acceptable.
The condoning of sexual intercourse through the rectum promotes high risk sexual behavior, putting those practicing such behavior in danger of experiencing rectal hemorrhaging and contracting and spreading such communicable diseases as gonorrhea, syphilis and AIDS, as well as other viruses.
As a result of such conditioning males understandably become confused as to what is appropriate behavior and are ultimately punished by the criminal justice system for replicating the very behavior that they have been taught by the U.S. government to be appropriate.
The Coast Guard, as did other branches of the Armed Services, also made alcoholic beverages readily available to all service men, including adolescents, at U.S. government operated clubs on military bases.
When America's leaders, including Presidents, Congressmen, Yale law professors and military/police officials encourage high-risk sexual behavior and alcohol and drug dependency and demonstrate indifference or contempt for our laws, and get away with it, it is indeed unfair to penalize ordinary citizens for emulating their behavior.
The Three-Strikes Law, encacted in California and some other states, which can result in a life sentence for a misdemeanor if the defendant has two prior felony convictions, is indeed a form of cruel and unusual punishment. The permanent loss of civil rights by anyone convicted of a felony is also cruel and inhumane punishment. It is a virtual death sentence. Ironically, the practice only makes those so disenfranchised more and more dependent on public assistance in order to survive. The permanent loss of civil rights only increases recidivism.
Congress Forgave Crimes of Aliens, While Ignoring Plight of Americans
It is unthinkable that the Congress of the United States passed the Amnesty Act in 1986, a bill drafted by a Californian, thus forgiving the crime of illegal entry into the United States by undocumented aliens, granting blatant criminals full naturalized citizenship, while continuing to deny civil rights to those American-born citizens permanently disenfranchised because of a prior single felony conviction. Those undocumented aliens who benefited from the Amnesty Act have taken jobs and opportunities that natural-born citizens, including veterans, were denied merely because of a single felony conviction. Those Congressmen who signed the Amnesty Act proved themselves to be traitors to American citizens. Over 3 million individuals, including 2.3 million Mexicans, benefited from the Act. By establishing a precedent for granting amnesty, the Immigration Reform "Amnesty" Act of 1986 has without a doubt only encouraged a wave of more illegal immigation and more discrimination against already disenfranchised American-born citizens, to include veterans.
Constitutional Amendment Proposed
I myself propose a Constitutional Amendment banning the implementation of Megan's Law, banning three-strikes laws, and restoring all civil rights to ALL American citizens previously convicted of a felony who are no longer on probation or parole. Only when our legislators demonstrate the courage to sponsor and pass such an Amendment will America begin to show a semblance of democracy and true spirituality.
The criminal justice system can best serve the interests of democracy and justice through quality education for all its citizens, including sex, alcohol and drug education, instead of through punishment that takes the form of incarceration, permanent loss of civil rights, stigmatization and the invasion of privacy, all barbaric practices that encourage recidivism. America, while claiming to be the most democratic nation in the world, has one of the most barbaric criminal justice systems in the world, and the highest proportion of incarcerated citizens.
|Nordics Ban Corporal Punishment
The result? Less crime.
A Democratic Society Listens - A Fascist Society Imprisons
In a democratic society, we teach with WORDS.
Not with blows! Not with violence. Not with drugs! Not with imprisonment!
Build free schools and affordable housing for all.
In lieu of prisons!
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