MERIDIAN® Archer 1200 Vehicle Mitigation Barriers Receive SAFETY Act Designation

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MERIDIAN®'s SAFETY Act designation provides legal liability protections to Meridian, its customers and end users of the designated QATT products.

SAFETY Act Designation means that our customers have extraordinary protections from liability in the event of a terrorist incident.”

— Jim Miller, Head of Corporate Compliance

PASADENA, CA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — MERIDIAN® Rapid Defense Group, manufacturer of the leading portable and modular vehicle mitigation barrier, has received designation from the United States Department of Homeland (DHS) as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology [QATT] under The SAFETY Act. The Act, established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, provides legal liability protections to MERIDIAN®, its customers and end users of the designated QATT products.

“It is absolutely critical for our customers to be able to deploy MERIDIAN products with confidence and the very real liability protections provided under this official award from the U.S. Government and DHS,” said MERIDIAN® CEO Peter Whitford. “Our Hostile Vehicle Mitigation barriers have been tested and proven for life-saving performance in both the U.S. and Europe. This SAFETY Act Designation re-affirms the effectiveness of the Archer 1200 Barriers and supporting equipment with the full backing of the United States Government.”

“This provides an invaluable benefit to our security partnerships,” adds Jim Miller, MERIDIAN’s head of global corporate compliance. “SAFETY Act Designation means that our customers have extraordinary protections from liability in the event of a terrorist incident.”

MERIDIAN’s Archer 1200 vehicle barrier is the go-to easily deployed and portable solution for high-profile, at-risk events. Recent SEAR (Special Events Assessment Rating) Level 1 deployments include the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade, the 2019 Rose Bowl Game and Super Bowl LIII.

WHAT IS THE SAFETY ACT?
The purpose of the SAFETY Act is to ensure that a threat of liability does not deter manufacturers of anti-terrorism technologies from the development and manufacturing of new products that could significantly reduce the risks or effects of terrorist events. Companies that supply products and services that can be used to detect, defend against, or respond to acts of terrorism may seek coverage under the law. Designated products provide for an exclusive federal cause of action for claims limiting the recovery that might otherwise be present.

WHI IS PROTECTED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT?
The protections awarded to MERIDIAN® under the ACT extend to and flow down to all MERIDIAN® customers, suppliers, vendors, customers, users and others in its supply chain from third party claims related to any act of terrorism as determined by DHS. These protections by the U.S. Federal Government are extended to both U.S. and international customers including acts of terrorism that occur or originate outside the U.S.

WHAT MERIDIAN PRODUCTS ARE COVERED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT?
SAFETY Act Designation extends to the Archer 1200 Vehicle Barrier, the Archer Field Tow Bar, the Archer Hauler, Arrestor Cables and MERIDIAN® deployment and usage training.

HOW DID MERIDIAN® BECOME DESIGNATED AS A SAFETY ACT QATT?
MERIDIAN® and its customers have been granted these protections because MERIDIAN® successfully completed the comprehensive and exhaustive review and examination by the experts, scientists, technicians and business and insurance professionals of the DHS. Criteria include the demonstration of prior U.S. government use with substantial utility and effectiveness, the availability of the technology for immediate deployment in public and private settings, the magnitude of risk exposure to the public if the technology is not deployed, and the effectiveness of the technology in facilitating the defense against acts of terrorism.

For more information about MERIDIAN® Rapid Defense Group (a Pasadena, California-based company) and the Archer 1200 Vehicle Barrier, visit www.betterbarriers.com. For more information about the SAFETY Act, visit https://www.safetyact.gov.

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Growth, Nationwide Dealer Network, Increased Demand Results In Riton Optics Expanding ProStaff Team

Riton Optics launched their ProStaff last year and it is partially responsible for Riton's tremendous growth.

Riton Optics announces open application period for ProStaff

Every Riton prouct is backed by an unlimited lifetime replacement warranty. Simply send in the optic with a description of the problem and they'll send you a new one- no questions asked.

Riton Optics builds rifle scopes and binoculars to the highest standards for hunting, shooting, tactical and law enforcement

Every Riton product is backed by an unlimited lifetime replacement warranty. Simply send in the optic with a description of the problem and they'll send you a new one- no questions asked.

Riton Optics: SEE the DIFFERENCE

After another record year of growth, RIton Optics is announcing grand plans for their ProStaff team. For 2019, Riton seeks to more than double their ProStaff

I'm proud to be a part of the Riton Optics ProStaff and the Riton Optics Family and I am excited for the journey ahead with them!”

— Jon Boersma

TUCSON, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Military and Law Enforcement Veteran-Owned Riton Optics, 2018 Was Another Record-Setting Year. Much Of That Success Is Due To Riton's Nationwide Team of Pro Staffers.
If you are or know someone that might be interested in joining the Riton team, please click or pass along this link: JOIN THE RITON PROSTAFF TEAM

Riton Optics Is Seeking to Grow Their ProStaff for 2019
At the beginning of last year, Riton had an ambitious goal.

In addition to dealer and sales goals, Riton wanted to recruit and build their first "ProStaff" team. After a nationwide push for applicants, Riton settled on an initial team of 10 ProStaff.
That team has now grown to over 35 members. Riton's nationwide goal for the 2019 ProStaff team is a minimum of two per state.

"The Riton team are incredibly fun and wonderful to work with and the CEO is a great man that cares about his employees and the product he is selling! Being part of the ProStaff I've had the opportunity to meet other incredible people that work with Riton Optics including Charlie Melton, Royce Gracie, John Tiegen and more!
Riton Optics definitely stands behind their products 100% with their lifetime warranty and the way they view and treat their customers! I'm proud to be a part of the Riton Optics ProStaff and the Riton Optics Family and I am excited for the journey ahead with them!"

-Jon Boersma
Riton Optics ProStaff

Riton is announcing their second, major push for ProStaff members beginning TODAY, February 28th, 2019.

If you are or know someone that might be interested in joining the Riton team, please click or pass along this link: JOIN THE RITON PROSTAFF TEAM

RITON PROSTAFF FAQs

WHAT IS "PROSTAFF?"?

A ProStaff is a person or collection of people that help to spread the word about a company brand and story. Riton is looking for like-minded people who are passionate about the industry, whether that passion is as a shooter, a 2A supporter, a hunter, military personnel or first responder. They want all types, ages and backgrounds to make a broadly diverse team.

IS IT A FULL TIME JOB?

No. Being a part of the ProStaff Team is not meant to be a full time job. It is meant to become a part of the life you already live. For instance, Riton has first responder members on their team that tell people about the brand, engage on social media with, and introduce them to their local gun shops and provide content as a part of their normal shooting and hunting practices.

DOES IT MATTER WHAT STATE I LIVE IN?

No. Riton is seeking people from all over the United States.

HOW DOES SOMEONE APPLY?

Click on the ProStaff Application button just below this section and you will be redirected to the Riton website to fill out the application. We ask for a short video with your submission. The video doesn’t need to be anything more than a one minute video shot on a cell phone. We just want a chance to get to know you!

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF JOINING THE RITON PROSTAFF TEAM?

As an active member of the ProStaff team you will gain knowledge of the company and its products, the firearms industry, optics industry, and exposure to the outdoor industry, and receive Riton products, promotional items, apparel, and other potentially valuable considerations.

With Riton Optics, you will SEE THE DIFFERENCE in value, in quality and in service. As the only Law Enforcement and Military Veteran Owned optics company in the world, Riton was founded on the premise that a person’s hard- earned dollar should buy quality optics and the best service at every price point. With an unwavering passion for offering high quality optics at the industry’s most competitive prices, Riton is dedicated to always putting the customer first. Every Riton optic goes through a dual inspection process in Tucson, AZ and is backed by the Riton Promise Warranty which includes a rapid new product replacement on all returns and requires no proof of purchase. Give them a call, send them an email or find them at one of their nationwide dealers. If you or know someone that want to join the Riton team, Click HERE: JOIN THE RITON PROSTAFF TEAM or visit www.ritonoptics.com.

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Philadelphia Attorney Reveals Everything You Need to Know About Defective Products in Viral Video

Attorney Stewart Eisenberg

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This information makes it easier for any consumer to understand and go through the appropriate channels when seeking compensation for damages.

Safety is the ultimate responsibility of manufacturers and companies that make these products for children.”

— Attorney Stewart Eisenberg

PHILADELPHIA, PA , USA, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — There’s a lot of confusion about product liability lawsuits, including who is at fault and under what circumstances. A Philadelphia attorney cleared the air in a recent video that has over 10,000 views.

Attorney Stewart Eisenberg spoke with AskTheLawyers.com™ on the matter, shedding some light on just what a products liability lawsuit is. This information makes it easier for any consumer to understand and go through the appropriate channels when seeking compensation for damages.

You can view the interview below. The conversation reviewed everything from the “failure to warn” doctrine to “ assumption of risk” and even “misuse.” This applies to all products, from appliances to children's’ toys. Eisenberg said it best:

“Safety is the ultimate responsibility of manufacturers and companies that make these products for children.”

It means that manufacturers have a duty to ensure that all their products are safe to use. Therefore in products liability lawsuits, the main focus is all about safety, particularly for children. It doesn’t matter who’s at fault, but rather who’s responsible for the safe design and ultimately the safe use of the product.

Eisenberg also addressed potential issues in cases where a consumer assumes a risk in using a product. An example would be a firearm. If you’re injured while using a gun, there’s a reasonable assumption that you know the possibility of injury is there. You therefore won’t likely be successful in filing a products liability lawsuit, unless there is a defect in the gun.

Attorney Eisenberg addressed many other issues, such as children’s gifts and toys, plus the possibility that sellers may be responsible if the original manufacturer cannot be determined.

It’s always important to consult a qualified attorney, and if you would like to learn more, simply call attorney Stewart Eisenberg at 888-644-4288.

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Activist and Writer Tim Wise Speaks at The John Marshall Law School During Diversity Week

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tim Wise, an American anti-racism activist and writer, spoke at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago on February 19 during the law school’s annual Diversity Week.

Wise, who is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the U.S., spoke on “Racism, Privilege & the Law.” His lecture focused on why the American legal system is largely unable to address structural racism. In Wise’s opinion, “It is virtually impossible for the legal system, in the way it is currently structured, to undo systemic and institutional inequality.” He further discussed solutions, including creating a jurisprudence that allows recovery for foreseeable impacts in addition to disparate ones.

Wise has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states. He is the author of seven books, including his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America. Other books include Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority; and his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.

John Marshall has been rated “one of the most diverse law schools in the nation” and was rated the top law school in the Midwest for diversity by preLaw magazine in 2019. Each year, the law school hosts a week of programming celebrating the law school’s diversity. The events include daily presentations and discussions with legal experts and community leaders on topics related to diversity and current events. Student groups, including the Black Law Students Association and OUTLaw, held discussions on the importance of being an ally to disenfranchised groups, as well as the struggles members of the LGBTQ+ community still face today.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th and its Trial Advocacy Program 20th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity. In July 2018, The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois at Chicago Boards of Trustees voted to create UIC John Marshall Law School — Chicago’s first and only public law school. The transaction, which is expected to take effect for Fall 2019, has since received approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and acquiescence from the American Bar Association. Learn more at jmls.uic.edu.

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Sumanthiran Can be Prosecuted in International Criminal Court: US Tamils

Artist Representation of Crimes done by Tamil MP and Para Militaries

Artist Representation of Crimes done by political and military leaders of Sri Lanka

By the standards established by the ICC, Sumanthiran can be charged for obstructing justice and even as a genocide enabler.”

— Tamils for Trump

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, February 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sumanthiran Can be Prosecuted in International Criminal Court

Let us look at the definition and functions of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

1. The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and international aggression.

2. The Court is participating in a global fight to end brazen acts of injustice, and through international criminal law, the Court aims to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes and to help prevent these crimes from happening again.

3. Justice is a key prerequisite for lasting peace. International justice can contribute to long‐term peace, stability, and equitable development in post‐conflict societies. These elements are foundational for building a future free of violence.

Based on the above-mentioned principle, the current political and military leaders of Sri Lanka can and should be prosecuted.

Anyone who works to help an oppressor evade the legal consequences of war crimes is also committing a crime. We can call this as “Obstruction of Justice.“

Obstruction of justice is legally defined as the crime or act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law especially by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process.

Now take the case of M.A. Sumanthiran:

1. He is a card-carrying member of the UNP. He encouraged the TNA to implement UNP policies such as helping Sinhalese war criminals. It is a crime to help war criminals. According to him the Tamil victims are his clients and that he is working for their benefit, but this a lie.

2. When Sumanthiran went to London as a nominated TNA MP, he insisted that war crime case would take 30 or 40 years. This was a blatant act of dishonesty intended to cheat his Tamil clients. In comparison, the War Crime tribunal for former Yugoslavia took place within two years of the end of the ethnic conflicts.

3. Furthermore, Sumanthiran said in London that members of the Tamil diaspora community will be incriminated and indicted for helping LTTE. This was propaganda. The true war criminals are the Sinhalese military leaders and political leaders. No single diaspora Tamil was arrested in Europe or America for any international crimes. There is no LTTE commanders alive except Mr. Karuna from Batticaloa. This is willfully interfering, influencing, threatening, and harming the Tamil victims who are Sumanthiran's clients.

4. Mr. Sumanthiran always repeated in his speeches that we have to investigate both sides (i.e., military and LTTE). But we thought Sumanthiran was a Tamil side lawyer or MP elected by Tamils to help the Tamils. Why would he intimidate Tamils to believe that their side has to be investigated? This is a threat to Tamils from Sumanthiran in order that the subject of war crimes would be dropped. It is also obstruction of justice.

5. Sumanthiran promised to Tamils with his election a manifesto for merged Federalism in the north-east.This was also a lie. He never asked for a merged federal setup in the north-east. Instead, he came out debated that the north-east merger cannot be done and instead of federalism, he supported a unitary state (Ekkiy Rajja) and campaigned for it. This will weaken Tamils by separating us and leaving us defenseless or voiceless in the face of more exposure to Sinhalese pogroms. It is enabling genocide by Sinhalese.

6. Two years after first UNHRC resolution, Sumanthiran said the investigation was over. This too was a lie. What happened with the UNHRC was that it examined the validity of an accusation of war crime before trial. The trial should go to ICC. Sumanthiran made a deal to bring the case to Sri Lankan local court instead of ICC. In doing so, Mr. Sumanthiran betrayed the Tamils yet again.

7. Sumanthiran had reason to extend the UNHRC resolution for another two years because he said Tamils have no other alternative. Even if it were taken to the UN security council, he insisted, the resolution would be vetoed and the rest would be history. It is simply not true. A resolution in the UN security council can be reintroduced many times (every year) by any member state that is part of UN security council. After hearing this, Mr. Sumanthiran wanted to extend the resolution for another two years for to have international supervision in Sri Lanka. His reasons are varying. He is an extremely manipulative deceiver. It is another example of obstruction of justice.

8. Regarding the war crime case, the decision was taken entirely by himself, with no one allowed to advise him. He acted as if it were his own agenda, not the Tamil people, and he deceived us in the process.

9. Last week Sumanthiran replied to his UNP boss Ranil that he is willing to forgive the Sinhalese war criminals after the investigation by the Sri Lankan legal system. This is a violation the victims’ rights; only the victims can decide to grant forgiveness or not.

We can list all of Sumanthiran’s lies and prove his past and present proximity with the Sinhalese UNP party. It is the policy of UNP to disunite the Tamils and use its puppet Sumanthiran to sweep the war crime topic under the rug. Like the war, Sri Lankan wants to prolong the idea of a political solution and the war crimes issue for a few more years, by this time changing the Tamil demography of the population by settling Sinhalese in the north-east. Sri Lanka thinks that as a result the Tamils will lose their political voice and thus the Tamil problem will magically disappear.

By the standards established by the ICC, Sumanthiran can be charged for obstructing justice and even as a genocide enabler.

This may be the true reason Sumanthiran does not want to take the Sri Lankan war crime investigation to the ICC.

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Immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys successfully moves to terminate removal proceedings involving Cannabis offenses

Attorney profile of Magdalena Cuprys at www.solomonlawguild.com

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Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, immigration lawyer in Miami and Clewiston Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, immigration lawyer in Miami and Clewiston Florida

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

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Blog of Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys

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Client pled guilty to cannabis offenses, not knowing that this could subject him to removal (deportation). Ms. Cuprys filed successful motions.

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We all are very relieved by the result of these court proceedings. A.V.P. suffers from poor health, and continued detention or removal to Cuba would have certainly aggravated his health issues”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The law firm of Cuprys and Associates announced that immigration attorney Magdalena Cuprys succeeded in terminating the immigration proceedings against her client A.V.P. A.V.P. is a 62-year-old Cuban citizen who has been a permanent resident of the U.S. for more than 10 years. In 2009, after consulting with his then-criminal attorney, he pled guilty to cannabis-related offenses, and was sentenced to probation. A.V.P. was unaware that this plea could put him in removal (deportation) proceedings. He was arrested by immigration officers in 2017.

First, attorney Magdalena Cuprys filed a Motion to Vacate Judgment and Sentence in Circuit Court. Ms. Cuprys argued that A.V.P. did not understand that his guilty plea, pursuant to his then-attorney’s advice, could result in removal proceedings. Also, A.V.P. was not properly informed that he qualified for alternative programs, such as drug court. The result was that A.V.P. received only ineffective assistance of counsel. In August 2018, based on that motion, the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida (Miami Dade County) vacated A.V.P.’s conviction. Immigration lawyer Magdalena Cuprys thereafter succeeded with a motion to reopen and terminate the removal proceedings in Immigration Court.

Ms. Cuprys stated that “We all are very relieved by the result of these court proceedings. A.V.P. suffers from poor health, and continued detention or removal to Cuba would have certainly aggravated his health issues.”

The underlying case is “In the Matter of: A.V.P.,” Case Number A079-750-623, Immigration Court, Miami, Florida.

*** Magdalena Ewa Cuprys is the principal attorney of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs. Located in Miami and Clewiston, the firm’s offices provide corporate and individual clients of foreign nationality with temporary work permits for the U.S., green card petitions, criminal waivers and representation in removal proceedings cases.

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Law enforcement microphone eliminates all background noise and protects privacy

Micro sound-booth technology guarantees 100% voice to text accuracy by eliminating all background noise, without anyone overhearing a word you say.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the demands for quality, timely and increasingly standardized police incident reporting continue to rise, cumbersome reporting processes can impact productivity, efficiency and officer safety in ever increasing loud and crowded public spaces. Our proprietary voice isolating, micro sound-booth technology ensures a safer and more accurate way to create incident reports and perform other essential tasks—all by voice.

Empower police officers and safety officials to keep up with documentation demands out in public and at the office. Easily integrate Talk Technologies Steno SR, professional-grade private dictation microphone into your documentation workflow, and enable officers to complete documentation requirements privately in real-time by voice—via computer, smartphones and tablets. Coupled with speech recognition software such as Dragon Law Enforcement, it allows you to achieve up to 100% voice to text accuracy in real-time by eliminating all background noise, without anyone overhearing a word you say. Going from your voice to your text document has never been more accurate or private.

About Talk Technologies: Talk Technologies Inc. founded in 1947 designs, manufactures and sells Steno SR to business, industry and institutions around the world. Some of our valued clients include: U.S. Army Inspector General- Pentagon, U.S. Naval Justice Institute, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard Counter-drug Task Force, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the NYC Department of Education.

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Mental Health Watchdog Issues Warning: Another Killing, Another Psychiatric Failure

27 international drug agency warnings link psychiatric drugs to the adverse effects of violence, mania, psychosis or homicidal ideation

27 international drug agency warnings link psychiatric drugs to the adverse effects of violence, mania, psychosis or homicidal ideation

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

Paris fire tragedy is but another example where psychiatric treatment not only failed a patient but arguably worsened them.

This tragedy is but another example where psychiatric treatment not only failed a patient but arguably worsened them and the treating psychiatrists should be investigated.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, February 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In response to the fact that the woman suspected of setting fire to a Paris apartment building on February 4th, in which 10 people died, had only just been released from a ward of the Sainte-Anne psychiatric hospital, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) issued a warning that this is but another example where psychiatric treatment not only failed a patient but arguably worsened them. Sources said the suspect had been treated at Sainte-Anne for 12 days and that on January 30, six days before the deadly blaze, psychiatrists declared her fit to leave. The woman had been treated a dozen times in psychiatric facilities in Paris over the past decade. [1]

Florida has had its fair share of tragic stories with the most notable being the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, 19, who had never been arrested or had a criminal record pulled an AR-15 from a black duffle bag, and began gunning down former classmates and teachers, killing at least 17 people and injuring 15 others. [2]

Similar to the suspect in the Paris fire, Cruz had a long mental health history. [3]

The usual response to such violence is for psychiatrists and their advocates to say that the Paris woman or Nikolas Cruz should have been detained, detained longer and given more mental health treatment. This misdirects from the real problem. The treatment given to the suspect in Paris for 10 years did not work and may have predisposed her to committing this deadly act. Prosecutors should be investigating the psychiatrists who treated her, and they have a precedent.

In 2012, a French psychiatrist whose patient hacked an elderly man to death was found guilty of manslaughter in a groundbreaking case. A court in Marseilles said Dr. Daniele Canarelli had committed a “grave error” by failing to recognize the public danger posed by Joel Gaillard, her patient of four years. Canarelli was handed a one-year prison sentence and ordered to pay 8,500 euros to the victim’s children, in the first case of its kind in France. Gaillard had already been treated on several occasions for a series of increasingly dangerous incidents. [4]

This case should be a precedent in all acts of violence when the accused was undergoing psychiatric treatment at the time.

In 2015, France 5 TV aired the documentary, “Dead on Prescription,” which pointed to proliferation and dangers of psychotropic drugs, including the propensity to commit violent acts. Such drugs are the mainstay of psychiatric treatment in and outside of hospitals. In France, at least 6 million people were taking antidepressants and 11.5 million took benzodiazepines, such as Valium or Xanax every year. An interview with a Professor Phillipe Even says antidepressants can cause inhibitions to disappear and individuals taking the drugs can commit violent acts. France reportedly has the highest rate of European psychotropic drug use at 19.2 %, compared to 5.9 % in Germany and 7.4 % in the Netherlands. [5] [6]

The documentary interviewed Texas attorney, Andy Vickery, who has been suing pharmaceutical companies over the violence-and suicide-inducing effects of psychotropic drugs for 40 years. Regarding the antidepressant, Prozac, Mr. Vickery said, “The first observation is that the person becomes suddenly suicidal. People who never thought of committing suicide or to do evil take one of these drugs and bang! They suddenly pass from this state to the desire of death. The second observation is that the suicides are generally violent ones. The third part of the puzzle, which is common, is the obsession to destroy oneself. It is a sudden impulse which pushes one to make an act of an extreme violence or very dangerous against oneself or against the others. And that submerges, that becomes an obsession and one cannot control it any more. Between the moment when the patient starts to take his pill and that of their death or their suicide attempt, there is an abnormal behavior: something does not go right. And sometimes, the answer of the doctor is: ‘Ah! You need more drugs. The amounts should be increased!’ Well, let us see! There is a fire, why not add petrol!”

Whether or not those committing senseless acts of violence were taking mind-altering drugs or withdrawing from them, the increasing reports of psychiatric treatment being in assailants’ histories warrants closer scrutiny and the treating psychiatrists in each case should be investigated. Did they see the warning signs; did they question the role and impact of their “treatments” on the patient; did they increase the dose of any psychotropic drug? All these are questions that should be asked and answered in any police investigation of violent crimes where the person has undergone psychiatric treatment. Read more at: Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence and Suicide.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] “Paris arson suspect had just been released from psychiatric ward,” Borneo Post, 8 Feb. 2019, http://www.theborneopost.com/2019/02/08/paris-arson-suspect-had-just-been-released-from-psychiatric-ward/
[2] https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/authorities-were-called-to-alleged-florida-school-shooter?utm_term=.oa47mByJm#.psKga1rXa.
[3] https://www.cchrint.org/florida-school-shooter-timeline/#_edn1
[4] “French psychiatrist sentenced after patient commits murder,” Reuters, 18 Dec. 2012,
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-murder-psychiatrist/french-psychiatrist-sentenced-after-patient-commits-murder-idUSBRE8BH13X20121218
[5] “Dead on Prescription,” France TV 5, 2015
[6] Alexander Grinshpoon, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.A. et al, “Psychotropic Drug Use in Israel: Results from the National Health Survey,” Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2007; 9(5): 356–363, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2040286/

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CCHR Calls for Investigation Due to Sharp Increase in Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group.

Hundreds of thousands of infants and toddlers are on potentially dangerous psychiatric drugs despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, February 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to 2013 data from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, 274,000 infants and 370,000 toddlers in the U.S. were on antianxiety and antidepressant drugs. This report also found over 1,400 infants were on ADHD drugs. [1]

Additionally, Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health states, "There are not any good scientific data to support the widespread use of these medicines in children, particularly in young children where the scientific data are even more scarce.” [2]

The alarming statistics and the lack of scientific data to support the widespread use of psychiatric drugs in children prompted the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to call for an investigation into the drugging of children and especially foster children.

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group. A recent study found that “On a population basis, adults make considerably more medical visits with a prescription of antipsychotics than do adolescents or children. Yet antipsychotic treatment has increased especially rapidly among young people, and recently antipsychotics have been prescribed in approximately the same proportion of youth and adult visits to psychiatrists.” [3]

Why are more and more parents and doctors resorting to drugging children?

The New York Times interviewed a dozen experts in child psychiatry and neurology, and they said that “They had never heard of a child younger than 3 receiving such medication, and struggled to explain it. They presumed that parents and doctors, probably desperate and well meaning, were trying to alleviate thrashing temper tantrums — the kind that get children kicked out of daycare — or an overly depressed disposition, like being strikingly inhibited, nonverbal or lethargic.” [4]

Children, especially infants and toddlers, are still developing their understanding of themselves and the world around them. To intoxicate them with powerful mind-altering drugs is not only irresponsible but potentially dangerous to the child’s development.

Claudia M. Gold, M.D. believes the appropriate approach to raising children who are encountering difficulties is to parent them, not to drug them. Dr. Gold says, “Mental Health Disorder are big words to put on a small person… Based on my years of clinical experience as a pediatrician, together with evidence offered by contemporary research in developmental psychology, genetics and neuroscience, I believe that supporting parents’ efforts to understand their young child's experience of the world, to help him or her to make sense of whatever particular vulnerabilities he or she has, without labelling him or her with a disorder, is a better approach. [5]

Throughout all of human history, children have never been diagnosed and drugged at the rate they are now, yet society did just fine in raising its children. Why are psychiatrists and doctors suddenly insisting that old-fashioned parenting is insufficient? According to Dr. Thomas Dorman, and many other physicians, the reason is a morally bankrupt strategy that the psychiatric industry is using to line its pockets with insurance payouts.

“In short, the whole business of creating psychiatric categories of ‘disease,’ formalizing them with consensus, and subsequently ascribing diagnostic codes to them, which in turn leads to their use for insurance billing, is nothing but an extended racket furnishing psychiatry a pseudo-scientific aura. The perpetrators are, of course, feeding at the public trough,” said Dr. Thomas Dorman, internist and member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada. [6]

As if drugging countless adults over the last several decades weren’t enough, the psychiatric industry has aimed its crosshairs at its most vulnerable target: children.

“Precious young lives all over the world are at serious risk,” writes Jan Eastgate, President of CCHR International. “Contrary to psychiatric opinion, children are not ‘experimental animals.’ They are human beings who have every right to expect protection, care, love and the chance to reach their full potential in life, a chance denied them by psychiatry’s labels and chemical straitjackets.” For more information on psychiatric drugs please call (727) 442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.

Sources:
[1] https://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2015/02/19/why-are-so-many-toddlers-taking-psychiatric-drugs/
[2] https://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/23/world/americas/23iht-drugs.3642084.html
[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4197522/
[4] https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/us/psychiatric-drugs-are-being-prescribed-to-infants.html
[5] https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/child-in-mind/201103/psychiatric-disorders-in-young-children-be-very-careful
[6] https://www.cchr.org/quick-facts/disorders-voted-into-existence.html

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OIPA-OKOGA Action Alert: House Bill 1379

The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on HB 1379, authored by Rep. Taylor (HD-28), on Tuesday (Feb. 26) at 3 p.m.

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US, February 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on HB 1379, authored by Rep. Taylor (HD-28), on Tuesday (Feb. 26) at 3 p.m. In short, this bill will have a crippling impact on new oil and natural gas development, while flooding the Oklahoma court system with a series of unnecessary litigation.

Rep. Taylor’s legislation places all responsibility to secure wellbores on the active producer, none on the well operator, regardless of the bore’s integrity. Eliminating the well operator’s liability and placing it on an active operator, who does not have legal authority to secure the well, unnecessarily creates environmental risk and places an unreasonable burden on active producers.

This legislation could dramatically reduce exploration and production activity (and corresponding gross production tax revenue) to provide a specific benefit for a small group of well operators, who generate very little economic activity in relation to the active producers, and have a remedy – through the district courts – already in place.

Our industry has been the largest taxpayer in Oklahoma for decades – and responsible production has even led to a projected budget surplus. This bill has the potential to erase the economic progress we have made.

HB 1379 would:

Dramatically reduce exploration and production in the state;
Result in a loss of much-needed GPT revenue that helps fund schools;
Cause significant environmental impacts; and
Create confusion on the judicial system with unnecessary litigation.

We need your help to defeat HB 1379.

Below is the list of House Judiciary committee members. While many are relatively new faces to the Capitol, we urge you to reach out to those whom you may know, are your representatives, or represent areas in which you or your company operates.

The outreach is simple. Either click the name of the legislator(s) you would like to contact via email below or pick up the phone to contact their offices directly, to voice your opposition to HB 1379.

Thank you for your help!

Chad Warmington
President, OIPA-OKOGA

Sample Email Draft

Dear Rep. _________,

I am emailing today to express concerns and voice my opposition to HB 1379, authored by Rep. Taylor (HD-28). This bill would have a chilling effect on oil and natural gas exploration and development in Oklahoma. As you know, the industry provides jobs and critical revenue for the hard-working people of Oklahoma – and this bill threatens to erase the ability to continue doing so for the overwhelming majority of the industry.

I urge you to NOT SUPPORT HB 1379 in the House Judiciary Committee.

Thank you in advance for your consideration,

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Hi, my name is _________.

I am calling today to voice my opposition to House Bill 1379, that will be heard in the House Judiciary committee. This bill would have a devastating impact on the oil and natural gas industry’s ability to create jobs and much-needed budget revenue for our state, and will have negative consequences on the environment.

Thank you for your time, and I hope that Rep. ___________, will oppose the bill in the House Judiciary Committee.
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Email Chairman Chris Kannady (HD-91):
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