Trump should warn the Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wikramasinghe to fulfill his promise to the U.S. and others.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (left) and the LTTE’s chief negotiator Anton Balasingham meet for talks in Oslo on November 24.

If Sinhalese are not willing to share power with the Tamils, the U.S. should recognize Tamils’ safe and secure land, called Tamil Eelam,.

SCARSDALE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 6, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —  
A Tamil spokesman for Tamils for Trump urges the Trump administration to use this opportunity, while Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is in the US, to raise concerns about the promises that the past and present Sri Lankan leaders made to get funds and arms to the international community.
 
The U.S. Tamil group asks the Trump administration to force the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to fulfill the pledge to a political solution merging North and East into a federal arrangement or union, as promised to the international community by former presidents of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Mahinda Rajapaksa. This promise was made to get arms and money from the international community to weaken the Tamil Tiger’s arms struggle for separation.

This promise should be fulfilled based on the following:
 
1. Instead of weakening the Tamil Tigers, Sri Lanka used the arms from international community to kill the Tamil Tigers and 245,000 Tamil civilians. It has been 8 years since the ethnic war ended, and nothing has been done to offer the promised political solution. In fact, the then and now current Prime Minster Ranil Wikramasinghe negotiated with the Tamil Tigers in Oslo to form a north and east merged federal arrangement for Tamils. President Trump and Secretary Tillerson should ask Mr. Wikramasinghe, who is currently in the US, for progress on the merger and federal political arrangements for the Tamils.
 
2.     As the Sri Lankans agreed to UNHRC 30/1 resolution in Geneva to implement  war crime investigation with foreign judges and prosecutors.
 
3.     Tamils are suffering and in a lot of agony. Still Tamil women and men are facing sexual violence from over 200,000 occupying Sri Lankan Sinhala army. Problems include economic suppression by Sri Lankan government, white van abduction of Tamils, disappearances, illegal and forceful Sinhala settlement in Tamil areas, destruction of Tamil culture, and use of the Tamils’ homes and agricultural lands by Sri Lankan army.
 
4.     There has also been destruction of Hindu temples and churches by the Sri Lankan Sinhalese. Additional issues include drug and pornography supplied to Tamil youths, as well as aggressive and speedy construction Buddhist temple in Tamil Hindu areas, even as Tamils protest. This is the way Sinhalese do ethnic cleansing. First, they build the Buddhism temple, then Sinhalese settlers, and Sri Lankan army enter to protect the illegally settled Sinhala settlers. In this process, they take lands from Tamils and terrify surrounding Tamils to leave.  This is what Sri Lankan government has done in Tamil the Eastern Province for the last 70 years. There were successful in chasing away many Tamils.
 
If Sinhalese are not willing to share power with the Tamils, the U.S. should recognize Tamils’ safe and secure land, called Tamil Eelam, following the examples of former Czechoslovakia, which, in an amicable decision, divided their country as two countries Czech and Slovakia.
 
This is a great opportunity for the U.S. officials to covey this evenhanded message for the leadership of Sri Lanka to keep their promises to the U.S. and others.

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Social Justice Advocate Susan Burton, a Modern-Day Harriett Tubman, Leads Formerly Incarcerated Women to a Better Future

Social Justice Advocate Ms. Susan Burton makes an appearance at the Seattle Public Library to sign her best-selling memoir, “Becoming Ms.Burton.”

As a formerly incarcerated woman, Ms. Burton understands the challenges people, especially women, face when leaving prison.

A New Way of Life provides housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing.

Formerly Incarcerated Ms. Burton Takes Her National Book Tour to Seattle to Share Her Story From Prison to Recovery

I know that what I do rescues people, allows them to have an analysis of what's happening in their lives and breaks them free of the criminal justice system.”

— Susan Burton is dubbed the Modern-Day Harriett Tubman.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, June 6, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Research Council reported that the United States has the largest prison population in the world. According to Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," the United States "imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid."

The American Civil Liberties Union states more than one million women are behind bars or under the control of the criminal justice system making them the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. International Center for Prison Studies stated that about 33% of all female prisoners in the world are held in the United States. Yet, the conversation is centered around the incarcerated male population. Further reports document that women in the US criminal justice system are marginalized by race and class.

To raise the awareness about the injustices suffered by formerly incarcerated women and change the narrative, Ms. Susan Burton, author of her memoir, "Becoming Ms Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women," stops in Seattle, Washington for a candid discussion and a book signing.

Meet Ms. Burton on Wednesday, June 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 PM PSTat the Seattle Public Library, Central Library, Washington Center for the Book, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. For more information, call 206-386-4636. The public is encouraged to attend, learn about the toll mass incareration takes on women, families and entire communities, and join the conversation. The event is free and media friendly.

"The [prison] guard told me, 'You'll be back' and I came back. I came back and led women up out of that place," said Ms. Burton.

As a formerly incarcerated woman, Ms. Burton understands the challenges people, especially women, face when leaving prison. After Ms. Burton spent nearly two decades cycling through systems of incarceration, she was unable to find work, housing or addiction-recovery treatment. In spite of those obstacles, Ms. Burton mercifully gained freedom and sobriety in 1997 and made it her life’s work to help other women who walk in her shoes.

"I do the work because it needs to be done, so I picked up the banner to help women escape the prison system," said Ms. Burton who spent two decades in and out of prison. "I found the support, the services, and treatment in Santa Monica, California and brought it to South Los Angeles." Now, Ms. Burton is taking that message across the nation.

New York Times Journalist Nicholas Kristof said, "Susan Burton is a national treasure," in his article, "A Modern-Day Harriet Tubman." Ms. Burton, one of the leading voices in the fight against mass incarceration, especially among women, bravely shares her heart-wrenching journey of losing a young son, spending years in the darkness of a jail cell for a drug problem, and finding the light of her future.

"My intent for writing about my life is to elevate the conversation about the mass incarceration of women," said Ms. Burton. "I want to increase opportunity and create solutions."

Activist/Book Author Michelle Alexander dubbed Ms. Burton as the modern-day Harriett Tubman because of her crusade to empower women and give them true freedom once released from the prison system. "I know that what I do rescues people, allows them to have an analysis of what's happening in their lives and breaks them free of the criminal justice system," said Ms. Burton.

Ms. Burton has helped more than 1,000 women out of the system.

Barbara Owens, author of "Prisons for Women," cited that Hispanic women are incarcerated nearly twice the rate of white women, and black women are incarcerated at four times the rate of white women.

Help A New Way of Life Reentry Project team focus on the work to effect change and continue seeking multi-dimensional solutions to the effects of incarceration by making a donation at http://www.anewwayoflife.org/donate-3/

For press credentials, talent submission consideration, an interview request or speaking engagement for Ms. Burton, contact Marie Lemelle, publicist for ANWOL at 213-276-7827 or info@platinumstarpr.com. To view Ms. Burton's book tour dates, go to http://becomingmsburton.com/events/

About Ms. Susan Burton and A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project

Founded in 1998 by CNN Top Ten Hero Susan Burton, A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project provides housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing. ANWOL, based in South Los Angeles, California, also works to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people and empowering, organizing and mobilizing advocates for social change, civic engagement and personal transformation.

In an effort to continue to bring social justice issues to the forefront, JustUS Voices | Storytelling for Change, a multimedia story project, is a partnership between Burton and a New Way of Life Re-Entry Project and the strategic communications firm, McKinney & Associates. The initiative embraces advocacy through the power of storytelling, interviews, testimonials and commentaries, blogs, video vignettes and social media.

A collaboration between Burton and award-winning author Michelle Alexander resulted in an annual Justice on Trial Film Festival, which is set for September 2017 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. http://justiceontrialfilmfestival.net/

Among the many honors and recognition bestowed on Ms. Burton, she is the recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award in 2014. In 2015, the Los Angeles Times named her one of the nation’s 18 New Civil Rights Leaders.

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Twitter: @anewwayoflife1 and @susanburtonLA

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New Exciting Website For You And The World – Seven Billion Today

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HONG KONG, HONG KONG, HONG KONG, June 6, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jean Cao, Executive Director
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Hong Kong (5 June, 2017) — Seven Billion Today (sevenbilliontoday.com), a new social media platform with a conscience, has been launched across the world, designed for people, charities and NGOs to post and raise awareness of the issues affecting mankind today.

Seven Billion Today donates its profits to causes, charities or NGOs that the community nominates on a monthly basis.

The platform is available to all participants on a zero-cost basis. 

We live in a time when greed and profit, corruption, injustice, inequality, conflict and bureaucracy reigns. As humanity, we see poverty, crime, sickness, famine, environmental decay, war, displacement, and hopelessness borne out of poor governance and profiteering. 

We have had enough. Seven Billion Today is where we meet, share our views, get heard, be counted and make a difference – because together, we can. 

Users can get involved by: 
– Posting articles, images and videos about issues or projects you are passionate about 
– Creating polls, and voting on different topics 
– Connecting with and messaging like-minded people across the planet 

Top votes of last week on Seven Billion Today:

1. Quitting Climate Deal Dangerous for US: UN Chief
Only 25% of voters believe quitting the Paris climate agreement can protect the US economy, as Trump expects.

2. Israeli Constraints 'Key Cause' of Palestinian Hardship: UN
72% of respondents think there should be an international protection force for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

3. 'I call it Patriotism’: Portland Stabbing Suspect
Only 36% of people think terrorism can be patriotic. 

4. Protesters March against Zika Abortions in Brazil
75% of respondents support the legalisation of abortion on women being infected with the Zika virus. 

5. Australia Plans to Seize Passports of Child-Sex Offenders
90% of voters think the restriction to ban child sex offenders from leaving the country should also be introduced to their own countries. 

6. Guterres Urges Investment in Youth in Africa
55% of people believe the international community has an obligation to help Africa adapt as it heads for a new wave of industrialization. 

7. Anti-Jihadist Ramadan Ad Goes Viral
91% of respondents do not believe the anti-jihadist video will help stem terror attacks during Ramadan. 

Get involved on: sevenbilliontoday.com.

To find out more visit us or email Jean Cao, Executive Director, via email: jean@sevenbilliontoday.com.

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Amanda Rain, Expert Communication Life Coach to be featured on ACC GLOBAL NEWS

AMANDA RAIN FOUNDER OF SPEAKING THE UNSPEAKABLE®

ACC GLOBAL MEDIA features Expert Communication Life Coach Amanda Rain on Communication, Facing and Overcoming Fears & the Power of Transformation.

Amanda's goal is to inspire the courage in people all around the world to meet their challenges and empower their lives through effective communication.”

— ACC GLOBAL MEDIA RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

PORTLAND , OREGON, UNITED STATES, June 6, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Amanda Rain & Speaking the Unspeakable® Portland, OR
Interview with Amanda Rain, Founder of Speaking the Unspeakable® TUESDAY, JUNE 6th, 2017 at 1PM (1:00 p.m. EST., Portland, Oregon
Contact: Amanda Rain
Phone: (1) 503-395-8069
Email:Connect@SpeakRain.Com
Website: WWW.SPEAKRAIN.COM

Contact: ACC Global Media, 1-888-725-0554 www.Accglobalmedia.com
ACC Global News Spotlights Amanda Rain of Speaking the Unspeakable® on Communication, Facing and Overcoming Fears & the Power of Transformation

ACC News Talk Radio features Amanda Rain of Speaking the Unspeakable®

Portland, OR– Communication is key, and increasingly recognized as an essential tool towards progress in both personal and professional life. Often we are faced with events and situations that create behavioral patterns with negative lasting effects on our ability to effectively communicate. With the help of trained professionals like Amanda Rain of Speaking the Unspeakable, everyone and anyone can find the path to empowerment and success with honest, heart-centered communication.

With an extensive educational and professional background, Amanda utilizes her incredible experience in communication to help clients across the globe to work through their obstacles and regain their inner strength to fuel their lives with meaning and purpose. Her unique blend of speech communication, rhetorical studies, debate, community organizing, political advocacy, and dynamic life experience, weaves together a potent journey of personal growth and essential skill sharing.

No stranger to hardship and heartbreak, the conflict Amanda witnessed from an early age growing up in Detroit, shaped her keen perception and ability to create safe space for our hidden truths to be expressed in healthier ways, moving beyond fear and shame into self-acceptance, self-love, and self-worth.

“Much of the violence of our world comes from a lack of skill in communication. When words fail us and tensions run high, physical and verbal aggression erupt. The more capacity we have to articulate our pain, truth, and uncertainties, the more effective our diplomacy will be,” speaks Rain.

In 2012, Amanda founded Speaking the Unspeakable to support people in developing greater skill with the spoken word to navigate conflict for the best possible outcome. In person, by Skype, group or individual sessions; women ages 25 and up are finding that by working with Amanda, they are able to strengthen their resolve to stand courageously in their truth and be fully expressed in their lives.

“Imagine being free from all the lies you were ever told about you, life and the way our world should be; all the unspoken voices and stories that run in the background. Speaking the Unspeakable is the journey of breaking the chains of the lies, fear and shame that bind, and having the courage to know, speak and live our truth, because we’re worth it.”

Expanding her reach with new programs, such as PowerfemTM and Truth Speaking Sessions, in addition to heart-centered mediation services, Amanda is writing her authorial debut on her experiences with Speaking the Unspeakable, set to release in 2018.

Amanda Rain will be featured on ACC News Talk Radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/accglobalmedia on Tuesday June 6th at 1pm EST. For more information, visit www.speakrain.com, email connect@speakrain.com or call 503-395-8069.

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Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) Condemns Senseless Attack in London

LONDON, UK, June 6, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) strongly condemns the heinous killing and wounding of innocent citizens in London with no respect for the values of humanity.

The latest attack comes on the heels of the dastardly bomb blast at a music concert in Manchester, that killed over two dozen people. The TGTE offers its deepest condolences to the people of the United Kingdom and the families of those who have lost loved ones.

The killing of innocent civilians has become a regular trend in acts of violence and warfare carried out by various governments and non-state actors around the world in recent years. This is in complete contravention of the Geneva Conventions, 1977 Additional Protocols and other international treaties that prohibit use of violence against non-combatants and civilians under any circumstances.

Unfortunately, both state and non-state actors today seem to show no compunction at all in using deadly force even against children, hospitals, schools, Churches, and camps of the internally displaced. These are all war crimes and crimes against humanity, which should be severely punished under international law.

It is high time for the International Committee on the Red Cross to convene a conference similar to the one that produced the 1977 Additional Protocols inviting state actors as well as non-state actors to reaffirm their commitment to global treaties that dictate rules of engagement in any kind of warfare. At the same time they also need to ensure effective prosecution of all parties violating these rules.

These steps are urgently required to not only save the lives of innocent civilians caught up in the midst of violent actions by non-state actors and state agencies but also ensure a just and peaceful future for all of humankind.

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran​
Prime Minister
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

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Finally a Go-To Guide for U.S. Federal Prisoners and Their Loved Ones

Cover of Federal Prison Handbook

The Federal Prison Handbook provides a wealth of information for prisoners, those going to prison, loved ones of prisoners and more.

Christopher Zoukis author

Christopher Zoukis is a prisoner rights and correctional education advocate, author and award-winning writer.

With thousands of prisoners held in U.S. federal prisons, there still seems to be a lack of general information about prison. That's all about to change.

This is the most informative prison handbook that we've ever seen; and we've seen them all.”

— Mark Varca, expert attorney and Chairman of FedCURE

PETERSBURG, VA, U.S., June 5, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — For those with little experience with the criminal justice system, the notion of time behind bars is beyond scary for both prisoners and their loved ones. There are often many unanswered questions, like how do you prepare for prison emotionally, physically and financially? Or how do you visit your loved one in prison? Or send mail or money?

While thousands of people are sent to federal prison each year in the United States there has yet to be one go-to guide to help prisoners, loved ones, and even criminal defence attorneys and consultants prepare for or navigate the prison system.

But now that's all about to change.

Finally, there is a comprehensive, realistic guide to surviving in a federal prison – the Federal Prison Handbook.

“I wanted to provide a definitive guide for individuals facing incarceration, prisoners who are already inside and their friends and family,” says author Christopher Zoukis, a college-educated inmate and prison advocate.

The newly-released Federal Prison Handbook compiles information to not only help prisoners and their loved ones protect themselves and their rights, but to help keep prisoners safe by explaining how to avoid the near-constant conflicts found inside prisons.

Some of the topics inside include:
– What to expect on the day you’re admitted to prison, and how to greet cellmates for the first time
– What to do about sexual harassment or assault
– The best ways to avoid fights, and the options that provide the greatest protection if a fight cannot be avoided
– Medical, psychological and religious services
– How to communicate with prisoners through telephones, computers and mail
– How to visit your loved one in prison or send mail or money
– A comprehensive analysis of Federal Bureau of Prisons policy and regulatory guidelines

About Christopher Zoukis
Christopher Zoukis is an outspoken prisoners rights and correctional education advocate who is incarcerated at FCI Petersburg Medium in Virginia. He is an award-winning writer whose work has been published widely in major publications such as The Huffington Post, Prison Legal News, New York Daily News and various other print and online publications. Learn more about Christopher Zoukis and the Federal Bureau of Prisons at prisonerresource.com.

Media Inquiries
Christopher Zoukis is pleased to speak with media by telephone about topics related to prison education and justice reform. For more information or to book an interview, email info@prisonerresource.com or send a request in writing to:
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P.O. Box 1000, #22132-058
Petersburg, VA 23804What Others Say About the Federal Prison Handbook

"A true resource for anyone involved with the prison system." — Alan Ellis, America's leading federal criminal defense attorney

"Provides a wealth of useful information and solid advice. . . [A] treasure trove of penal acumen and knowledge." — Alex Friedmann, Managing Editor, Prison Legal News

"The Federal Prison Handbook is one of my go-to guides for matters related to the federal prison system. An invaluable resource for attorneys . . . , prisoners, and their families." — Jeremy Gordon, federal criminal defense and appellate attorney, General Counsel of Prisology

"This is the most informative . . . prison handbook that we've ever seen; and we've seen them all." — Mark Varca, expert attorney and Chairman of FedCURE

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What Happens in Prison? New Federal Prison Handbook Answers all Questions


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New Book Release – The Womb Rebellion

A Tale of Gynecological Resistance in the Antebellum South

I want readers to understand the power held by the presumed powerless, especially the power that women, even the most oppressed can hold, when they unite in pursuit of a common purpose.”

— p.w. long

PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 5, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Womb Rebellion, by p.w long, is revolutionary in its ability to compel women to reflect on the importance of asserting their agency regarding the ownership of their bodies, minds, and spirits. The release of The Womb Rebellion on May 20th came shortly after the television release of The Handmaid’s Tale, a dystopian story based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name; and shortly before the widescreen release of Wonder Woman.

In this book, a community of enslaved women, inspired by a rebellious young female slave, and led by an enslaved midwife, engage in gynecological resistance to a system in which women were exploited as producers and reproducers.

The Womb Rebellion is the latest in the genre of books and movies related to slavery. It builds on the success of popular films such as “12 Years a Slave” and the best-selling book “The Underground Railroad”.

In writing this book, the author states: "I want readers to understand the power held by the presumed powerless, especially the power that women, even the most oppressed can hold, when they unite in pursuit of a common purpose." This is a debut novel for p.w. long. p.w. long is a pen name. She has written a young adult historical fiction book, and seven non-fiction books on topics ranging from self-help to education policy.

In The Womb Rebellion, the suicide of the rebellious enslaved Ruby changes both the slave quarters and the consciousness of the enslaved women; but mostly forces the enslaved midwife Pearl to face the moral dilemma involved in birthing children who will be condemned to a life of enslavement.

A peaceful Sunday morning on the Bellamy plantation is disrupted by the suicide of the rebellious Ruby, wife of the hated driver Sam. This event throws the plantation into chaos when the spirit of Ruby returns to produce havoc on the plantation. Ruby’s death most affects the midwife who has become her surrogate mother and who struggles with the requirements of the master and pull of her African roots. Pearl, the midwife, must come to terms with what it means to help birth children who will live their lives in bondage. Ruby’s courage and actions lead the women of the quarters in a resistance to producing more slaves for the plantation.

This book looks at the power of those presumed powerless; provides a glimpse into women’s secret knowledge as related to issues of women’s health; and appeals to all those interested in reading about the power of women, American history, and slavery. The Womb Rebellion, published by blue ocean press, is distributed by Ingram and is available in both paperback and e-book formats. It was released on May 20th and is available at brick & mortar bookstores, as well as online on sites such as Amazon and i-tunes.

In reading this novel, readers will join Pearl and the other women on the Bellamy Plantation in The Womb Rebellion, and experience the manifestation of collective Womb Power. p.w. long also facilitates Womb Power© Seminars & Retreats.

For Contacts and Media Kit/Excerpts:
For interviews, please contact: publicity@thewombrebellion.com
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For information on p.w. long’s Womb Power© Seminars & Retreats: seminars@wombpower.org
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Nellie L. King Honored with Prestigious Women in Leadership Award from Executive Women of the Palm Beaches

West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

Nellie L. King Speaking at the Award Ceremony

Criminal Defense Lawyer West Palm Beach

Attorney Nellie L. King, featured with keynote speaker, NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, after receiving the Women in Leadership Award, Private Sector, from the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches on May 11, 2017.

West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Nellie L. King Honored for Her Role in President Barack Obama's Historic Clemency Initiative

The savings in financial terms is estimated at $427,000,000”

— Nellie L. King, West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 5, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Florida criminal defense lawyer Nellie L. King received the Women in Leadership Award, Private Sector, from the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches on May 11, 2017, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. King was honored for her role in President Barack Obama's historic clemency initiative, which sought to right the wrongs of minimum-mandatory sentencing policies.

The Obama Administration announced its intent to balance past sentencing inequities through clemency review after a shift in more recent federal policy lowered sentences for certain drug offenses. Working through Clemency Project 2014, a work group including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and defender organizations, King’s role was in the recruitment of volunteer lawyers to draft petitions for submission to the White House. In total, 1,715 men and women were granted clemency as a result of President Obama’s initiative. King shared the results of this clemency effort with event attendees: “The savings in financial terms is estimated at $ 427,000,000. More importantly, the human capital savings estimate is the most staggering: considering an 80-year life span, 13,665 years were reduced, allowing these men and women to be reunited with their families. Many of them had been sentenced to life in prison despite having little or no prior criminal history and they simply had no hope.”

Motivated by the “monumental, longstanding injustice of draconian sentencing guidelines and the disparate racial impact the war on drugs had on minority communities,” King called on community leaders to continue to examine policies which result in the mass incarceration of thousands of American citizens for nonviolent drug offenses.

In nominating King for the Women in Leadership Award, attorney Eunice Baros stated, “Nellie is a change-maker and her mark on this community is deep… she sincerely believes her job also entails changing the system through passionate advocacy, a commitment to volunteerism, and via mentorship of young lawyers who likewise aspire to facilitate change.”

Nellie L. King is a noted criminal defense lawyer and lecturer, a prominent community advocate, and a leader who has held local, state, and national roles. King is a Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and currently serves on the Boards of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Boys Town South Florida. King is also a member of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission. For further information contact the Law Offices of Nellie L. King at 561-833-1084.

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High Profile Criminal Case – Death Row Inmate

Frank Jarvis Atwood Interview of a Death Row Inmate

Frank Jarvis Atwood Interview of a Death Row Inmate

Interview of Frank Jarvis Atwood - Death Row Inmate

Victimly Insane: The Frank Jarvis Atwood Interview

Victimly Insane is the true crime story of Frankie J's journey from posh childhood to Death Row for the one crime he did not do.”

— George Kayer, Author

FLORENCE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nonfiction: In this book length interview an innocent Frank Atwood reveals from Death Row what the public and jurors have never heard and what the lynch mob media never wanted to print: how this sweet, rosy-cheeked, silver-spooned teen who went by Frankie J. arrived at perversity and at the crossroads of victim and victimizer.

Excerpt: Frank Atwood “Should we execute child rape victims so they can’t continue their cycle of child rapes?”

Excerpt: Mr. Kayer “Think of your playful quintessential child and you know instantly children are not born with larceny in their blood or the devil inside. The devil is injected into our children through the sperm of their rapist.”

Interviewed by George Kayer
George Kayer was first published at age 14 in the NRA’s American Rifleman maga- zine. Even though Mr. Kayer is America's most published prisoner, Victimly Insane is his optimum work to date.

For more information visit http://www.victimlyinsane.com

Diane E. Schindelwig
Freebird Publishers
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Schaneick Thomas of ManyBabies NYC to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

When you as a parent receive the services your children need, it means the world.”

— Schaneick Thomas

RICHMOND HILL, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 2, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 6 million kids in America receive some type of special education; one out of every 10 children under the age of 14 has some type of special need. That’s a lot of parents struggling to navigate the uncharted waters of raising a special needs child.

Thankfully, there are answers. There are resources available to give your child with special needs the best chance to have a great quality of life.

ManyBabies NYC is a family resource nonprofit organization for children with special needs that offers free special education advocacy services to the community. Founded by Schaneick Thomas, a mother of twin sons diagnosed with Autism, ManyBabies NYC serves as a peer-to-peer resource for families who struggle to understand their children’s diagnosis.

“No parent wants to hear there is something cognitively wrong with their child,” says Schaneick. “But I knew there were other families dealing with the issues I was facing and would prefer not to go through it alone. That’s why I started ManyBabies NYC.”

ManyBabies NYC educates families on disability laws and teaches parents how to advocate for their children’s education empowered with confidence and purpose. The goal is for parents to engage in their child’s learning and social development for their entire academic career.

Ultimately, says Schaneick, parents must embrace the challenges of raising children with special needs,

“Tenacity: if you don’t have it, I encourage you to get it. I can’t do it for you. As a parent, you’re going to have to make some very difficult decisions, and your decisions may not be popular,” says Schaneick, “but as long as you’re doing what’s in the best interest of your child, you’re making the right decision.”

ManyBabies NYC created by parents for parents. Schaneick has gone above and beyond to help families in all five boroughs.

“When you as a parent receive the services your children need, it means the world,” says Schaneick. “I’m grateful for the opportunity be of service to others because I have a love and passion to see these children be the best individuals they can be.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Schaneick Thomas in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on June 5th and with Jim Masters on June 12th at 2pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on ManyBabies NYC, visit http://www.manybabiesnyc.org.

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
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Source: EIN Presswire