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    Stigma Busting and Roid a Cop's- Police shootings, Brutality & Steroid Abuse

    Not to worry, this posting is now aimed at busting the
    stigmas and stereotypes of cops and crooks alike.

    The section on steroid abuse and police brutality is
    in the middle of this posting, after this rant about
    the causative factors that enable this to be. With
    some "stigma busting material" for police and
    advocates alike.

    If it was not complicated, the problem would not exist as it does.

    This is just a rough draft, of what I am working on.
    Feel free to send me some feedback and your opinion.

    Craig Futterman, a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of
    Chicago Law School, Melissa Mather, a Clinical Lecturer, and Melanie
    Miles, a recent law graduate, have released a major study of the
    Chicago Police Department’s supervisory and disciplinary practices.
    This study presents a comprehensive analysis, based on the most current
    statistics, of the CPD’s “Broken System” for investigating complaints
    of civilian abuse.
    The report documents that less than 5% of
    policeman are responsible for well over half of the complaints
    of police brutality.


    This equates to the vast majority of policeman being heroes that
    risk their lives to try and do some good in our world. Call it
    "stigma busting" against the "stereotyped bad cops" in some
    cultures. Like the one that Rodney King came from. Though
    the true reality of it is far more complicated. I'll touch on
    that again, a bit later.

    The entire title of the report is,
    "The Use of Statistical Evidence to Address Police
    Supervisory and Disciplinary Practices: The Chicago
    Police Department’s *Broken System*"
    By Craig B. Futterman, H. Melissa Mather, and
    Melanie Miles1
    You can download the report in a PDF format file at
    https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/broke nsystem-111407.pdf

    The vast majority of policeman are heroes that risk their
    lives to serve and protect.

    In a report by Columbia Law School Professor's
    James S. Liebman
    and
    Jeffrey Fagan that is also titled, "A Broken System", documentation
    of Deathrow Inmates that have been proven innocent is given.

    While I mean no "disrespect", the police appear
    to be exhibiting the morality of "corporate america"
    and have been allowing the 5% to give the entire group
    a "bad rep", in some segments of society. Some of which
    does appear to be deserved, considering "Silence Equals
    Consent", from the 95%. The "Rodney King Riots" can be
    considered one example of such a "stigma" and "stereotyping"
    of law enforcement in certain population segments.


    Now back to the unaccountability of law enforcement,
    before I get into the steroid abuses and police brutality.

    The "Blue Wall of Silence" is not the only influence on this
    "situation". Though it is a factor.

    One of the problem appears to be the
    "unaccountable police by contract". Regardless of
    people being
    shot, tasered,
    beaten or pepper sprayed.

    The "culture and mentality of unaccountability":>


    For example, over 90% of the "reported" police abuse
    in Chicago has gone unpunished. With less than 5% of
    the policeman in Chicago being responsible for over one
    half of the reported cases of police abuse.
    It seems that
    many cities and police departments have signed contracts
    that hinder adequate disciplinary actions.

    Example of documentation:

    In reference:

    Study: Police abuse goes unpunished
    by
    Ryan Gallagher
    April 04, 2007
    Medill Reports is written and produced
    by graduate journalism students at Northwestern University
    The article is posted at:>
    http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/...s.aspx?id=6125
    Google search on title and author reveals in depth reports
    "Study: Police abuse goes unpunished by Ryan Gallagher"


    A reference worth repeating:

    "The Use of Statistical Evidence to Address Police
    Supervisory and Disciplinary Practices: The Chicago
    Police Department’s *Broken System*"
    By Craig B. Futterman, H. Melissa Mather, and
    Melanie Miles1
    You can download the report in a PDF format file at
    https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/broke nsystem-111407.pdf
    ..........................................
    Additional reference material:

    Human Rights Watch,
    Shielded from Justice: Police Brutality and
    Accountability in the United States
    (
    1998)
    "Shielded from Justice"

    .............................................


    Excuse me for repeating myself, but this needs some clarification.
    One of the problems appears to be the
    "unaccountable police by contract". Regardless of
    people being
    shot, tasered,
    beaten or pepper sprayed.

    There might be an exception, with the use of
    tasers
    , since
    over 400 people have died.

    In reference;
    Despite deaths, officials call Tasers effective tool - Chicago Tribune

    The reports that claim tasers to be "safe and effective" document
    only 2 deaths from tasers.
    While Amnesty International has documented well over 300 deaths
    and is probably over 400 by this writing.

    To add a little more complications to the matter of "taser safety",
    an Ohio judge ordered all reference to death from electrical shock
    and or tasers from a death certificate and coroners report
    .

    But banning tasers seems to make about as much sense as taking
    the guns away from police. Some communities that have studied
    this in depth had banned tasers, only to bring them back a couple
    of years later. With changes in the rules of when and how police
    are "allowed" to use them. Nashville is one such community.

    Demetria Kalodimos of Nashville (WSMV) News
    did a story about Nashville banning tasers for a
    couple of years and using a knock out medication,
    in place of tasers.
    I-Team report With Video of the knock med in use:
    Police Use Controversial Method To Subdue People


    After banning the use of tasers, Nashville brought them
    back with more restrictions on the use of them and
    more training for police.


    Getting zapped with a taser is not as lethal as being shot with
    a bullet and I do believe Nashville made the right choice.
    Only I would add tasers with a camera, to the mix.

    A Google search terms that reveal the taser camera is:
    Steve Tuttle of Taser International taser camera



    From another perspective;

    I have not found any reports of tasers that were associated
    with sudden deaths being tested to see if they were functioning
    properly. Though there might be a few. I suspect that the tasers
    are not actually at fault. But rather the fact that they have not
    been well tested in certain population categories. Such as the
    mentally ill that take certain medications.

    A medical report that was published
    shows that people that have taken or are taking
    psyche medications are four times as likely to die
    from the same type of condition that the taser
    causes with the heart
    (10).

    Report title, authors and publication information:
    (10) Antipsychotics and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
    By Sabine M. J. M. Straus, MD; Gyse`le S.
    Bleumink, MD; Jeanne P. Dieleman, PhD;
    Johan van der Lei, MD, PhD; Geert W. ‘t Jong,
    PhD; J. Herre Kingma, MD, PhD;
    Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom, PhD; Bruno H. C.
    Stricker, PhD
    ARCH INTERN MED/VOL 164, JUNE 28, 2004

    Other communities have modified the protocols
    by which tasers are used. With the "culture and
    mentality of unaccountability", I very highly suggest
    demands for the tasers with camera's attached.
    A Google search terms that reveal the taser camera is:
    Steve Tuttle of Taser International taser camera


    Stigma Busting for the Toxic Victims of Mental Illness:


    A peer reviewed medical journal on the effects
    of the environment on human health has declared
    that the majority of mental illnesses are caused by
    exposures to toxic chemicals (8).


    In fact, many of the advocates for police
    accountability are well aware that the mentally ill
    have been stigmatized in society. And especially
    among law enforcement officials that are often
    called when a "Toxic Victim" is "acting out" and
    exhibiting symptoms of "mental illness (
    8, 9). Since
    a newspaper article stated,
    "Prison is not a
    prescription for mental illness" (9), maybe testing
    the mentally ill and or violent criminals for toxic
    chemical exposures would create a more effective
    way to manage the problems ?


    While reforms are needed (5), there are a few
    mental
    health advocacy groups that have been
    addressing some of the actual problems in the
    mental health care systems (
    5a, 5b, 5c, 5d).
    But advocating for toxic chemical exposure testing
    does not seem to be one of the priorities. A partial
    explanation for this is what I term "The Toxic Lotto" of
    various toxic chemicals interacting to increase their
    total toxic impact. It gets very complicated.

    I am not holding my breath for real changes that
    address issues such as the "
    Crimes and Confidentiality"
    of the pharmaceutical industry.
    Criminal charges need to be
    used against such abuses that are outlined at the Pumphandles
    web blog "
    Crimes and Confidentiality".

    The Pumphandle" is a place for people interested in public
    health and the environment to discuss the issues that interest
    us, particularly when they’re not getting the treatment we think
    they deserve in the mainstream media. And I highly recommend
    the free weekly news update. http://thepumphandle.wordpress.com/


    The Biomonitoring Program in Californiahas been underway.
    The "Public Input Meetings" with the nine member scientific
    advisory panel that will decide who gets tested for what and
    how they will get tested are posted at
    the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program
    http://www.oehha.ca.gov/multimedia/biomon/index.html

    While I have advocated for toxic chemical testing in
    the mentally ill and violent offenders, mine has been
    a rather lone voice. While many others advocate for
    such testing in numerous chronic illnesses and cancers.

    A Congressional Report exposed
    only 6% of the known 1,400 cancer
    causing chemicals are tracked with regard
    to cancer. The
    newspaper story about this was titled,

    "U.S. Lags in Toxicity Data",

    By SUNNY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer

    Wednesday, May 3, 2000, Los Angeles Times
    Google search terms;
    "U.S. Lags in Toxicity Data 6%" reveals more
    up to date information that appears censored in
    the major news medias.


    If you have cancer, your doctor will probably
    prescribe chemo therapy with out any toxic
    chemical testing. If you have a "mental illness"
    and or "depression", you doctor while probably
    prescribe a medication with out testing for any
    toxic chemical exposures.

    Law enforcement and their family members die of
    cancer, too. Maybe we should all try to get on the
    same side and stop this "us and them" mentality.


    The fact is that we are all i n this together.

    ......

    A database lists illnesses with toxic chemicals
    that can cause them is now linked in with a
    review and comments at :>

    http://people.tribe.net/toxicreverend

    ........

    While I mean no "disrespect", the police appear
    to be exhibiting the morality of "corporate america"
    and have been allowing the 5% to give the entire group
    a "bad rep", in some segments of society. Considering
    some people believe "Silence Equals Consent". Including
    the courts.

    The "Rodney King Riots" can be considered one example
    of such a "stigma" and "stereotyping" of law enforcement
    in certain population segments.

    But then all of this pales in comparison to the "Trade Secrets"
    of
    "corporate america" with countless deaths that usually go
    without so much as a criminal investigation. Let alone criminal
    charges for reckless homicide of their "Red Collar Crimes", while
    they play "American Roulette" with our lives (cops and crooks alike).

    This is what I call "American Roulette", with "Red Collar Crimes".
    Unlike the Russians with a revolver,
    we use products and services.


    In "American Roulette", paranoia is a survival skill, because
    there is little if any criminal accountability for the corporate
    official that whacks you with his corporations products or services.


    If your family is "resourceful", they might be able to sue for a few dollars for
    your "wrongful death" but even the amount of the liability suits were
    "capped". Leaving lawyers with little incentive to "herd the stampede" .

    One example of a Red Collar Crime is Firestone tires. How much more
    need I say, besides "when are the police going to do some thing about that ?"


    .......

    POISON FOR PROFIT CHEM/PHARM HAS NO EQUAL - WHAT A BUSINESS PLAN!
    By Ashley Simmons Hotz May 15, 2002
    The huge transnational companies that produce toxic
    chemicals found in pesticides, herbicides and industrial
    and household products profit not only from the sale of
    these products, but also from the symptoms and chronic
    illnesses that they can trigger.
    This report has been censored from the Internet
    and removed from the Archives
    Wayback
    Machine. But a number of advocates have been
    re-posting the report and copies can be found
    with a simple Google search on the title and
    author:>

    "
    POISON FOR PROFIT Ashley Simmons Hotz"

    ......

    These scientists are mobilizing to fight FDA & EPA corruption


    More than 60 influential scientists, including over
    40 Nobel laureates, are mobilizing scientists and
    citizens alike to push for reforms that will protect our
    health, safety, and environment.

    They have posted at their web site :>

    The Scientific Integrity Program
    from the Union of Concerned Scientists
    http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/



    ___________________________________________________

    Excerpt:

    A system plagued by politicized science "will not magically
    vanish with a change of administration or a shift in the
    composition of the Congress," concluded a preliminary
    report issued Tuesday by the Science for Policy Project
    of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.


    End of excerpt from the story posted at :>

    A move toward bias-free science,
    By Cynthia Henry.
    Sun, Mar. 15, 2009
    Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper
    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20090315_A_move_toward_bias-free_science.html?text=xlg&c=y

    ...............

    Youtube video
    Conversations With History: The Politics of Food

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB0aaVB2oEI
    About the book, "In Defense Of Food" by
    Michael Pollan PhD
    Berkeley University
    http://michaelpollan.com/


    Another one of the best advocate organizations is

    the Environmental Working group and
    their news letters www.ewg.org
    They also put out "Action Alerts" regarding legislation.
    The EWG has exposed such "situations" as Baby Green
    Organic Lettuce having the highest concentration of a
    toxic chemical called perchlorate (a rocket fuel additive).

    For an example, try the Google search terms;
    "rocket fuel baby green organic lettuce EWG"

    The fact is that adding toxic chemicals to fertilizers
    (including "organic) was "legalized" and the
    situation is exposed in a book that was released in
    September of 2001. The events of 911 had caused
    the book to be lost among the news stories of 911.
    The book is titled, "Fateful Harvest", by Duff Wilson.

    A Mother Jones Magazine story and book review
    is titled, "A Dirty Secret", by
    Stranahan, Susan Q.
    published on September 1, 2001


    It is strongly suspected that fertilizer was the source of the perchlorate in the baby green organic lettuce by some advocates. Such as myself. In reference: Google searches: "perchlorate in fertilizer"
    and
    "The Organic Scam"


    ______________________________
    _____


    When it comes to the politics and various legislation
    regarding food, nutrition, supplements and the antics
    of the fda, the best and most thurow is
    John Hammell at
    International Advocates for Health Freedom
    www.iahf.com

    Example of the IAHF current concerns and work:

    This sounds rather crazy, but is a very true issue.
    So I am giving reference material from sources other
    than that of the IAHF.


    Current and important issue of government
    legislation to make organic farms (and home gardens) illegal.


    Google search term,s;
    "House Resolution 875 criminalization organic"


    A simple Google search on "House Resolution 875"
    reveals verifiable information on government
    legislation that would place onerous restrictions on
    farmers, especially organic farmers and small
    farmers. The bill is backed by big Farm lobbyists for
    Monsanto.

    It is "claimed" and being presented to establish a
    "Food Safety Administration" with in the Department
    of Health and Human Services to protect the public
    from food born illnesses.

    ........................ The reality is discussed in this video:>

    YouTube - Criminalize Organic Farming? EXCUSE ME?! BILLS: HR 875
    Mar 5, 2009 ... this was off of INN Report from FreeSpeechTV
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=epXNJNjYBvw - 110k
    .........................

    More on this can be found at:>
    John Hammell at
    International Advocates for Health Freedom
    www.iahf.com

    Now a bit more about the IAHF:

    John Hammel has a vast amount of "CODEX"
    information.


    If you are unaware of the "CODEX "situation, check
    out this link:>

    ...............

    Explains why Codex Alimentarius threatens Americans' health and freedom by restricting natural health care, and tells how people can join the effort to ...
    www.healthfreedomusa.org/ - 74k
    and
    The Codex Crash Course

    http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/
    .................

    Though it might seem like some strange "conspiracy
    theory" to some people. I assure you this CODEX" situation is very real and John Hammell know what he is talking about. If it was not so complicated. "they" would not be able to do what "they" have done and are trying to do. So I will simplify this and expose who "they" are, with verifiable reference material and an action link, all in one. That information is posted at one of my blogs;

    _______________________________________

    Monday, October 20, 2008
    POISON FOR PROFIT and Toxic Revelations

    Excerpt from the blog:

    The simple facts are that chemical companies
    developed chemical and biological weapons
    for our country. Back in World War One
    and Two, they made things like nerve gas. At
    some point, the watered down the nerve gas
    and started calling them "pesticides".

    This report (157) documents that the chemical
    companies and the pharmaceutical companies
    are really controlled by the same people.


    Now this business plan, called "Poison for Profit" (157)
    reveals a disturbing reality that is termed "the revolving door"
    from these companies and their executives into many of the high
    ranking administration offices of our government, in Washington
    DC. From the National Institute of Health to the Food and Drug
    Administration and beyond.

    "The revolving door" is easily shown with an
    Internet www.google.com search term,
    "revolving door washington DC drugs chemical companies".


    End of excerpts from the blog titled:

    Monday, October 20, 2008
    POISON FOR PROFIT and Toxic Revelations

    _________________________________________________

    In depth reference material is cited after this article:


    "Roid a cops" and police brutality, on a bad judgment call

    By the The Toxic Reverend


    We as tax payers put out a lot of cash to train a policeman.
    They join the force, wanting to do good,help people and try to
    make a difference in a very screwed up world.

    Some times, I have to wonder what changes ? How do some
    of them become "bad apples" and give their entire profession a
    bad name ?

    For a few years, I have been doing research on the effects of
    the "low dose cumulative effects of toxic chemicals" with violence
    and abusive behavior.

    Law enforcement is not excempt from such toxic chemical
    exposures. But they do maintain a harder "front" than most
    classes of society, with the "I am fine" presentation. Their
    ego's are just that way, or they probably would not be in that
    profession. Think about it. They risk their lives on a daily basis
    to "uphold the law". They are heroes. And as such, they are
    not to prone to saying, they have a problem, of any kind.

    While I was researching this issue, I became acquainted
    with Mesha. . Her son had been shot 48 times by 9 San Francisco
    policeman. She started The IDRISS STELLEY FOUNDATION
    with the money from the wrongful death suit of her sons murder.
    http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo9ewi/i...leyfoundation/

    Mesha was very kind and patient the times that I have called.
    But the other day, she got me. She admitted that yes, the toxic
    chemicals could also impact a policeman's decision to use
    deadly force. But then she asked what I thought might happen
    when a "Toxic Victim" (as I call "mentally ill") that is acting out,
    meets up with a policeman on steroids ?

    Mesha agreed that everything that I was on about can apply
    to such a situation as an unjustified police shooting. But she
    also thought that steroid abuse by law enforcement is inducing
    some "bad judgment calls", more than anything else. And that
    these factors are being protected by the " Blue Wall of Silence".

    So being an open minded hippy, after talking to Mesha, I did
    a couple of Google searches on the subject.

    The results astounded me.

    I thought I would find masses of articles about the police busting
    people for it. But nooooo, I find massive articles about police
    forces around the country being busted.

    So I tried posting "Roid-a-cops and police brutality" at
    myspace. It would not post. So I sent it to a number of
    friends at myspace. They could not get it to post. Though
    Ken said a couple of days later that he was able to post it.
    Seems there is a tracking program at myspace for censorship.
    This report has finally posted at Myspace bulletin's and my blog.
    After some serious complaining is rather public ways, across the
    Internet.
    But you need to be signed into a MySpace account, in many
    instances, to follow the links.


    Anyway, I became rather frustrated and called Mesha. What
    I had decided to do was spread a "true rumor" that did seem
    to get "their attention". And not just Mysapce's.

    I called the Sonoma County sheriff and a captain answered
    the phone. He said that the sheriff was unavailable. So I told
    the captain that I had done a Google search that shows police
    departments around the country were being busted by the feds
    for steroid abuse.

    I told him the search terms and I could sense the panic
    in his voice. I told him that the searches reveal Boston police
    being busted by a federal grand jury investigation. Dallas also
    came up with the search and too many others to list.

    Now I only went over the first ten results of the first search term
    and twenty of the second. When I got to the one about president
    Bush talking about steroid abuse in a State of the Union address,
    I stopped. After all, Bush was talking about steroid abuse in
    sports. Maybe he should have been a bit more specific and
    included law enforcement. You know .... the people that enforce
    the laws against such things as drug abuse.

    Not that I want to snitch out the feds and risk screwing up any
    investigation that they might have. I am not aware of Sonoma
    County being investigated for steroid abuse. Maybe it isn't. Maybe
    it is ? All I know is that I do not want to be charged with
    "obstruction of justice", for bringing this to their attention.
    After all, more often than not, "no good deed goes unpunished".

    What I can point out is what other police departments that
    have ignored the abuse of steroids like an ostrich, have found.

    While they are so bent over with their heads in the sand,
    the feds sneak up and give them an exam that nobody likes.
    Regardless of sexual orientation.

    Maybe if all of the San Francisco MUNI bus drivers that have
    to pee in a bottle for random drug screening became aware of this.
    They might be able to break the censorship and warn others of
    the impeding steroid exams .... or a, the investigations that have
    busted so many police departments around the country ?

    One of my psychologists had told me that "the good and the
    bad news it that I am not paranoid or delusional".

    Now please excuse me .... I need to get back to editing
    "Toxic Revelations" and my Myspace profile / blog. It is
    my intention to post this at my blog. If I can ......

    Blessings,

    The Toxic Reverend
    Cc
    The IDRISS STELLEY FOUNDATION
    A nonprofit organization created through the settlement
    of Idriss Stelley's vs. City & County and SFPD case and its
    allocation to his mother Mesha Monge-Irizarry. Her only
    child, 23 African American honor student was killed by
    SFPD at the SF Sony Metreon on June 13, 2001, 48 shots,
    9 officers, as he stood alone in an empty theater.
    The Idriss Stelley's case is at the root of the
    40-HR mandatory
    San Francisco Police Departments
    Mental Health Training,http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo9ewi/i...leyfoundation/

    __________________

    This is posted in an attempt to prevent police brutality
    and improve the safety of our communities.
    No copyright is claimed.

    Please reproduce at will.
    What might you expect to happen when
    "Toxic Victims" are called "mentally ill" and they meet up with a
    policeman that is "raging" from steroid abuse (aka roiding) ?


    The steroid abuse as a factor in police shootings and
    abuse was pointed out to me in correspondences with
    The IDRISS STELLEY FOUNDATION
    http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo9ewi/idrissstelleyfoundation/
    that was started with the money won in a lawsuit for
    the death of IDRISS STELLEY after he was
    sshot48 times by 9 San Francisco policemen. He was
    called "mentally ill" and it is thought that he was probably
    a "Toxic victim". As a "peer reviewed medical journal" on
    the effects of the environment with human health has indicated
    in an article titled,

    Environmental Connections: A Deeper Look into Mental Illness
    Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 115, Number 8, August 2007

    FYI:
    Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP )
    is a monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the
    impact of the environment on human health.
    EHP
    is published by the National Institute of Environmental Health
    Sciences and its content is free online. Print issues are available
    by paid subscription. http://www.ehponline.org/

    __________________

    A CBS Early Show News Investigation Video link
    "Police Steroid Abuse",

    Steroid Abuse and Police Brutality Oct 26, 2007
    http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?t...annel=86259178

    The above is short CBS documentary on the recent wave of

    police brutality and steroid abuse. Includes an interview with

    Harrison Pope, one of the most often quoted psychiatrists of

    the last century ...
    Harrison Pope os atHarvard University.

    ____________________________________________________

    Informative articles:

    Cops on Steroids
    By: Sabrina Rubin Erdely, Illustrations by: Eddie Guy
    Mens Health, Health and Fitness,


    It's the "other" doping scandal,
    and Mens Health Magazine is breaking it wide open.
    A policeman that had been convicted of steroid abuse states 20% - 25% of police abuse steroids

    Forget ballplayers. More than ever, police officers are juicing up to get an edge on perps, but at what price?
    Men's Health magazine investigates.



    ________________________________________________

    Where is Congressional investigation of steroid abuse among law enforcement?
    "Grits For Breakfast" blog, by Scott Henson, a former journalist turned opposition researcher/political consultant, public policy researcher and blogger. Excellent research and reference links.


    Excerpt from the above blog;

    Dr. John Hoberman of UT-Austin in 2005 wrote an informative article on the subject ("Dopers in Uniform," May 22, 2005). The full, footnoted piece is well worth reading, but here's an excerpt that shows the connections between police and steroids has been recognized for quite some time:
    One of the remarkable anomalies of the anti-steroid campaign of the past two decades is that it has virtually ignored the many reports of steroid use by police officers in the United States and in other countries. Unknown but clearly significant numbers of policemen have imported, smuggled, sold, and used anabolic steroids over this time period. According to an article that appeared in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin in 1991: "Anabolic steroid abuse by police officers is a serious problem that merits greater awareness by departments across the country." In 2003 another expert offered a similar assessment. Little research has been done on the use of steroids by police, said Larry Gaines, former executive director of the Kentucky Chiefs of Police Association. "But I think it's a larger problem than people think.".

    A segment of the CBS-TV program "60 Minutes" had already made that point on November 5, 1989. "Beefing Up the Force" presented interviews with three officers whose use of steroids had apparently caused the hyper-aggressiveness that had gotten them into serious trouble. The worst case involved what one psychiatrist called "a real Jekyll and Hyde change" in the personality of a prison security guard in Oregon who had kidnapped and shot a woman who made a casual remark he didn't like. He got 20 years in prison, and she was paralyzed for life. The personality he presented during his prison interview made it seem utterly improbable that he would have been capable of such an act. But his testosterone level when he committed the crime was 50 times the normal level. This broadcast conveyed the message that steroid problems were lurking in many police departments across the country, and that police officials were turning a blind eye to a significant threat to public safety.

    It was no accident that the "60 Minutes" segment paid special attention to a "hard core group" of steroid users on the Miami police force. Two years earlier the Miami Herald had run a long article on steroid-using police officers. The seven notorious Miami "River Cops", who in 1987 were on trial for alleged crimes including cocaine trafficking and conspiracy to commit murder, included Armando "Scarface" Garcia, a weightlifter who had publicly admitted to taking steroids. "There's a great potential for an officer abusing steroids to physically mistreat people," said the police chief of nearby Hollywood, Florida, who had told his investigators to be on the lookout for officers who looked like "small mountains." The Miami Herald article may have been the first of the tiny number of analytical treatments of this subject that have appeared in American newspapers since the 1980s.
    So the next time you hear someone say that steroid abuse isn't a problem among cops or that there isn't a documented need to investigate the issue compared to professional athletes, you might share Dr. Hoberman's piece with them. (I can't find the referenced 1991 FBI Bulletin online, but I'll see if I can lay my hands on it.)

    End of excerpt from;

    Where is Congressional investigation of steroid abuse among law enforcement?
    "Grits For Breakfast" blog, by Scott Henson

    ----


    _______________________

    Spot the Juicer
    How to tell if a guy is natural or artificially enhanced
    By: Lou Schuler, Illustrations by: Susan Gilbert
    Mens Health Magazine



    _____________________________________________


    Oakland California has instituted such a policy that can also be
    viewed as "preventative medicine". If your community does not
    have a "proven problem", such a policy could prevent it from

    having one. For instance, the Boston police department was busted by a Federal Grand Jury, for steroid abuse. A number of other cities have also been busted and more are expected.
    _______________________


    Commentary;


    A National Epidemic that could be stopped with
    cost effective ,"Random Testing For Steroids".
    Oakland California has instituted such a policy that can also be
    viewed as "preventative medicine". If your community does not
    have a "proven problem", such a policy could prevent it from
    having one. For instance, the Boston police department was
    busted by a Federal Grand Jury, for steroid abuse. A number of
    other cities have also been busted and more are expected.





    From the Department of Justice:

    Steroid Abuse By Law Enforcement Personnel
    A Guide For Understanding The Dangers Of Anabolic Steroids
    March 2004

    http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pu...awenforcement/
    The above web page is at the DEA's Office of Diversion Control.

    Google search term:
    "Big Guns: When Cops Use Steroids Steroid Abuse Can Contribute to Police Brutality Even Murder ABC'Marc Lallanilla May, 2005"

    By ABC' News Marc Lallanilla (May, 2005)



    ABC News: Big Guns: When Cops Use Steroids

    Steroid Abuse Can Contribute to Police Brutality -- Even Murder ... is quietly unfolding in small towns and big cities across America -- cops on steroids. ...
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/US/story?id=775659&page=1


    _________________________________

    Note:

    End Steroids Use By CopS
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/E_SUCKS/

    About the Yahoo Group "E_SUCKS"

    It is meant as a forum, to share relevant articles, news, statistics,
    and testimonies to impact legislation about Cops on steroids, and
    its murderous effect on our community.

    It is particularly crucial that we track down cities and counties
    were cops must now be submitted to :

    * Testing after use of Excessive Force
    * Random Testing.



    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Iolmisha@
    Date: Aug 19, 2007 10:26 PM
    Subject: Re: ? Fwd: Re: Police Shootings Fwd: Violence & Toxic Chemical Exposures Fwd:...
    To: toxicreverend@

    Well...



    I am not sure how to relay it back to my son Idriss' murder by PD,
    you'll be the judge of what is relevant or appropriate to forward.



    I know that my son got much sicker with his already severe asthma
    since I purchased a house for him in SF Bayview Hunters Point in 1997,
    a mile from the shipyard, and a block from Candlestick park.



    Besides filtering his apartment air, drinking and cooking water, he
    would routinely pass out in the shower....until he intalled a filter on
    his shower head.



    Idriss was in therapy since the age of 7 for chronic
    depression, and had never developped other signs
    of mental illness, but in the last 4 years of his life in Bayview, I helplessly saw
    him rapidly develop signs of hypomania, alternating periods of intense
    activity, sleep deprivation and very low tolerance to frustration, with
    periods of deep depression, withdrawal and isolation.
    Idriss never took drugs.

    He tried to transcend his symptoms through

    organic nutrition,

    amino acids,

    listening to music (eclectic taste, not only Tupac but Eric Sati,
    Narcisso Yepes, Bartok and the great classics!), reading the Coran and
    MalcomX,
    praying,

    tutoring in Spanish, French and advanced Maths (City College, Wallenberg
    High School and Day Labor Program),

    Art work (graphs, welding, airbrush)

    Poetry writing

    and lastly long debriefing sessions with Mom when time allowed for both of us,



    Although my son did not develop violent tendencies, it is
    undebatable that our kids in Bayview's concentration span, tolerance to
    frustration, and overall emotional health, beside lethal asthma,
    lymphoma, arsenic poisoning, is deeply affected by the mortal chimicals
    that they are exposed to on a daily basis.
    I would recommend that you get in touch with Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai
    Porter, current Mayor Candidate in SF, if you want stats, and facts,
    she is the authority and has documented environmental toxicity in
    Bayview for decades.

    She is horribly busy right now... have patience !

    I can send you her email address.



    You might want to rent at a library or purchase
    the movie "Straight outta Hunters Point" by Kevin Epps.



    Now Cops and toxic exposure ? If they work routinely in highly
    toxic neighborhoods, I am certain that they are not exempt from the
    lethal affects of the chemicals they breathe, eat and drink on a daily
    basis right ?
    Flights of rage ?

    Impaired judgment in crisis situations ?

    Lowered inhibitions level?

    Low concentration span that leads to lethal decisions/ shoot to kill?

    That makes total sense....



    I am more concerned by the chimicals that they deliberately chose
    to shoot up to increase muscle mass and reduce their level of fear as
    "Beat Cops", leading to so many casualties, for the cops themselves
    (heart attacks, suicides, domestic violence )andfor their victims...



    See website ISF set up on the topic:



    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/E_SUCKS/
    END STEROIDS USE BY CKopS



    In Unity & Respect

    mesha



    --- End Of Forwarded Message -----

    The Implicit examples that support the above
    statements :>



    This Mother Jones article states that over 100,000
    people die every year from legally prescribed
    drugs :>

    I.E. #1

    The Other Drug War | Mother Jones

    Issue Date: November/December 1998 Issue Dek:
    The FDA is wasting its time impeding harmless rice
    imports while ignoring what may be the fourth-leading
    cause ...
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/1998/11/other-drug-war
    - 64k -


    I.E. #2

    Mentally ill die 25 years earlier, on average - USATODAY.com

    5/3/2007 USA TODAY,
    By Marilyn Eliasmelias@usatoday.com
    USA Today Editor editor@usatoday.com,
    Adults with serious mental illness treated in public
    systems die about 25 years earlier than Americans
    overall, a gap that's widened since the early '90s ..
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-05-03-mental-illness_N.htm

    But the facts are deeply buried in big money.

    I.E. #3

    Psychiatrists Top List in Drug Maker Gifts By GARDINER HARRIS
    1-202-862-0443 gardiner@nytimes.com
    If you need to reach The Times immediately,
    please call 212-556-1234.
    Published: June 27, 2007 New York Times
    ental Health & Behavior <(section)
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/health/psychology/27doctors.html?_r=1&ex=1183608000&en=9e3ddc820866893b&ei=5040&partner=MOREOVERFEATURESI.E # 4

    This next reference is titled the same as
    the Mother Jones, but from Public Citizen and a
    very different report. It tracks the money trail
    that keeps this "situation" going.


    The Other Drug War

    Big Pharma's 625 Washington Lobbyists
    Report from Public Citizen attached as:
    otherdrugwar.pdf
    Posted at:
    http://www.citizen.org/congress/campaign/special_interest/articles.cfm?ID=6537

    I.E. # 5
    Book title: Antidepressant on Trial
    by
    Alison Bass, an award-winning journalist and
    Pulitzer Prize nominee, writes about why the
    system of drug research and development in the
    United States is seriously flawed and what reforms
    are needed.
    Bass is the author of Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial; The book tells the true story of two remarkable women who exposed the deception behind the marketing of bestselling antidepressant Paxil.
    Bass’s blog is a great source of information on the problems associated with today’s model of pharmaceutical marketing. For instance, check out her posts on the fraud case of anesthesiologist Dr. Scott Reuben; the DOJ lawsuit against Forest Labs over their marketing of antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro; and Emory University’s treatment of psychiatrist Dr. Charles Nemeroff, who had failed to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal payments from Paxil maker GlaxoSmith Kline.
    5a : Drug Awareness, Ann Blake Tracy PhD
    http://www.drugawareness.org/

    5b: Mind Freedom International, David Oaks
    http://www.mindfreedom.org/

    5c:

    Treatment Advocacy Center

    200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 730, Arlington, VA 22203
    703 294 6001/6002 (phone) | 703 294 6010 (fax) |
    www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org


    5d:
    The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (or CCHR)
    http://www.cchr.org

    I.E. # 6
    "POISON FOR PROFIT Ashley Simmons Hotz"
    Exposes who "they" are, withverifiable reference
    material

    6a:
    One of my blogs; also gives an "Action Link"
    to the Union of Concerned Scientists and their
    "Integrity In Science Campaign"

    The blog of mine in reference is
    Monday, October 20, 2008
    POISON FOR PROFIT and Toxic Revelations


    Excerpts from the above blog:


    157 :POISON FOR PROFIT CHEM/PHARM HAS NO EQUAL - WHAT A BUSINESS PLAN!
    By Ashley Simmons Hotz May 15, 2002
    The huge transnational companies that produce toxic
    chemicals found in pesticides, herbicides and industrial
    and household products profit not only from the sale of
    these products, but also from the symptoms and chronic
    illnesses that they can trigger.
    This report has been censored from the Internet
    and removed from the Archives
    Wayback
    Machine. But a number of advocates have been
    re-posting the report and copies can be found
    with a simple Google search on the title and
    author:>

    "
    POISON FOR PROFIT Ashley Simmons Hotz"


    I.E. # 7:



    Michael Moore's movie titles "Sicko"

    Observation: did not delve info into enough detail
    on the above factors. Though it did cover the "denial
    of care" to the insured with the sworn testimony of
    Linda Peeno MD in a Congressional Hearing.
    I do have a copy of her testimony, but have not attached it. The movie "Sicko" has a web page at :>
    http://www.michaelmoore.com/sicko/dvd/

    I.E. # 8:

    A peer reviewed medical journal on the effects
    of the environment on human health has declared
    that the majority of mental illnesses are caused by
    exposures to toxic chemicals.


    In reference:

    Environmental Connections: A Deeper Look into Mental Illness
    Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP )
    a monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health. EHP is published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and its content is free online. Print issues are available by paid subscription. http://www.ehponline.org/
    Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 115, Number 8, August 2007
    http://www.ehponline.org/cgi-bin/findtoc2.pl?tocinfo=Environmental%20Health%20Perspectives@115@8@2007

    I.E. #
    9:
    PRISON ISN'T A PRESCRIPTION FOR MENTAL ILLNESS,
    March 10, 2004 Press Democrat newspaper.
    Byline, Ann Dubay. www.pressdemocrat.com


    I.E. #
    10
    Antipsychotics and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
    By Sabine M. J. M. Straus, MD; Gyse`le S. Bleumink, MD; Jeanne P. Dieleman, PhD;
    Johan van der Lei, MD, PhD; Geert W. ‘t Jong, PhD; J. Herre Kingma, MD, PhD;
    Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom, PhD; Bruno H. C. Stricker, PhD
    ARCH INTERN MED/VOL 164, JUNE 28, 2004 WWW.ARCHINTERNMED.COM
    American Medical Association

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