… speechless.

 

“This teaches officers, ‘If you hesitate, you could lose your life.’ It is the exact opposite of the way many police chiefs are going.”

“The seminar’s booklet offers ways to determine if someone is lying, based on factors like eye contact, blinking, posture and the use of certain phrases.”

 

 

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“Buffalo Cops Resign in Protest…” Mother Jones (06/06/2020)

 

“Sort of sounds like this isn’t just a case of ‘a few bad cops,’ but instead a systematic problem of police causing violence and refusing to be held accountable for their actions.”

 

 

 

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“Fat Leonard” New York Post (03/15/2017)

 

“A retired Navy admiral charged along with eight military officers with corruption in the ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery case hosted and paid for a lavish sex party in the MacArthur Suite of the Manila Hotel in the Philippines — and used ‘historical memorabilia’ in the room during sex acts, according to a 78-page federal indictment.”

 

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“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,”

 

the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”

 

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“Charismatic Saddam Hussein bonded with American soldiers in final days…” NY Daily News (07/03/2017)

 

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“Growing the LAPD was gospel at City Hall…” LA Times (06/05/2020)

 

“The money will have to be cut from other city operations; Garcetti, backed by City Council President Nury Martinez and his new Police Commission president, said as much as $150 million would come from the Los Angeles Police Department.”

 

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“Los Angeles City Council Introduces Motion To Reduce LAPD’s $1.8 Billion Operating Budget” Deadline.com (06/05/2020)

 

“The councilman said the proposal could cut about $100 million to $150 million from the police department’s 2020-21 budget…”

 

“Which is currently $1.86 billion.”

 

… 

 

 

(May 14, 2020… eleven days before the death of George Floyd) “Others are borrowing to cover certain cost increases. California, for example, has already borrowed $348 million from the U.S. Treasury under the federal backstop for states’ unemployment insurance funds. On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom also said the state would have to cut spending on education and other government services.”

 

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“When LA Erupted in Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King Riots” NPR (04/26/2017)

 

“There was ocular proof of what happened. It seemed compelling,” he says of the videotape. “And yet, we saw a verdict that told us we couldn’t trust our lying eyes. That what we thought was open and shut was really ‘a reasonable expression of police control’ toward a black motorist.”

 

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Wikipedia: Slight of Hand

 

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The problem is systemic. It is not isolated… and it’s nothing new.

It touches every aspect of our LIVES.

What we are witnessing is the undoing of hundreds of years of injustice, shattering societal norms that have stood for centuries. We must be patient and not judge too harshly those who are willing to understand… because they must understand. That is how we ensure this change is REAL.

 

The “Experiment” is not our Constitution… we are the experiment. Because it had never been tried BEFORE. To allow the PEOPLE to choose their Chief Executive, to empower the PEOPLE to choose their DESTINY.

As a means of Last Resort, should evil ever overcome and ascend to POWER, the Electoral College was envisioned to secure the THIRTEEN COLONIES from a BAD ACTOR who sought to destroy their newly found Independence.

 

Does the Electoral College continue to fulfill that role? 

 

The problems that have developed over the course of the last 230+ years can be solved, but we must have CLARITY.

 

If THIS is the image we want to see…

 

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… how can we expect to SEE IT with the resolution we currently have?

 

 

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There beneath the patchwork of rectangles, lies the TRUE POWER behind our Constitutional Democracy. They did not know it THEN… but they had a hunch. All that was necessary was the passage of TIME, to gain knowledge and acquire MORE DATA.

 

We now have what the Framers did not… we have the DATA!

 

Let us pledge once again our Lives, our Fortunes, and our SACRED HONOR, and ensure it STANDS for another 200.

We must End The Electoral College.

 

-JC

 

 

 

 

 

Four hundred and one.

It’s TOO BIG.

It’s too engrained.

It’s been tried before.

It’s beyond ONE PERSON.

You’re TOO YOUNG… you’re too inexperienced.

 

What makes YOU so special?

What… you think you’re BETTER than us?

 

People have DIED because of it.

People have died to DEFEND it.

People have died to END it.

 

People continue to die, to this day FROM IT.

 

It makes us angry. It makes us frightened. It makes us fear OTHERS.

It makes us see others as entities, instead of recognizing their HUMANITY… and it steals a piece of our own humanity every time we allow it to do so.

BUT…

 

That’s in THEIR community. That doesn’t happen HERE.

Where…? In CALIFORNIA… in NEW YORK?

 

In MINNESOTA. In KENTUCKY. In GEORGIA.

 

Civil Forfeitures. Stop-and-frisk.

Mandatory minimum, felons CAN’T VOTE.

Private Prison Industry. School to Prison Pipeline…

LEGALIZE MARIJUANA!*

 

(*… cash only, please.)

 

In the balance, on a razor’s edge, we walk this line. We know for what it IS we fight. It has been demonstrated to us time and again, witnessed by families in countless cities in every State. Documented now by a seventeen year old girl, BRAVE enough to stare down a GROWN MAN. No, we do not need to resort to violence…

 

The Cause is of such value that it commands its very ascent.

 

 

On a day where over 101,000 Americans now STAND SILENT… we should do the same.

Never underestimate the Strength of the American People. Never underestimate the power of SILENCE.✊

 

STAND UP and SPEAK OUT… for PEACE!

 

When we commit to the pursuit of PEACE with the same level of PASSION we commit to the pursuit of JUSTICE… we will see BOTH.

 

May peace and justice come for the family of George Floyd, and for every American, in every city across this Land.

 

-JC

 

 

 

 

Let Us Bear Witness (Updated June 9, 2020)

I show restraint in this moment, not to curry favor or present a certain persona. I’m not trying to pull a political dodge, or play both sides. I hesitate to cast speculation on guilt or innocence in these recent cases of police brutality, out of an assumed sense of DUTY.

I believe in our Rule of Law, and will NOT allow my personal opinion of a particular set of circumstances to effect the process…

 

Because Justice MUST be served.

 

No matter how disgusting the idea is, that an officer of the LAW could harbor such animosity toward the PEOPLE they’ve sworn an OATH to protect and serve…

 

 

No matter how disturbing the thought, that a man with a BADGE could go from servant of the PEOPLE, to counterinsurgent, at the flip of a switch…

 

 

UPDATE (June 9, 2020):

“In a statement, the police department said it released a series of videos — including surveillance at every entrance and exit at the public safety training center — because social media posts are still identifying Pederson as ‘Umbrella Man.’

‘This type of disinformation can jeopardize the officer’s reputation and safety and chip away at the trust this police department has worked so hard to build with its community,’ St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said in a statement.

Minneapolis police, the local agency responsible for investigating the incident, said information related to the incident and who ‘Umbrella Man’ might be is investigative and unavailable for release.”

http://www.twincities.com/2020/06/08/umbrella-man-st-paul-police-officer-george-floyd-minneapolis/

Video footage and eyewitnesses must not be ignored.

 

No matter how many times it’s seen, in countless cities in EVERY STATE

 

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“Georgia father, son charged in killing of Ahmaud Arbery.” Washington Post (05/08/2020)

 

No matter how many times this has happened over the course of the last 4 years in this city alone…

 

 

 

 

No matter how angry or frustrated I become, I will NOT allow my opinions to influence my decisions… because that is the person I one day hope to BE. That is what I want for myself. Because that’s how I would want to be treated… if that were me.

 

As it is with any case, everyone is afforded the right to a FAIR TRIAL. Everyone has their day in court. But that process cannot START without an arrest. JUSTICE comes, both for the victim and the accused, with an ARREST. Let the FACTS be known, and let the TRUTH speak for itself…

 

All we need to do is LISTEN.

 

Then we can start to HEAL.

 

-JC

‘Jack Charbonneau 2020: Political Revolution’ Fundraiser Announcement

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With the proper amount of support, I still believe I can make it on to the ballot and change the course of this election. The arguments continue to grow around what has been done and what has NOT been done. INACTION in the SENATE. INACTION in the WHITE HOUSE. Meanwhile… the PEOPLE are living it.

 

Is THIS the way we want it to continue to BE? Beyond 2021… is THIS the government we choose to empower? Does THIS represent the Will of the American People?

 

The PEOPLE deserve a THIRD OPTION on the debate stage this fall. A candidate who represents their agendas and their responsibilities.

With your help… I would be HONORED to be that candidate.

 

-JC

… to Overcome.

 

A successful investor like Warren Buffet is successful because he invests in the things he uses, the things he enjoys. There is no big secret… there is no magic wand or crystal ball. At its core, it’s basic common sense. The KEY is having the confidence to ACT when the timing is right.

But even Mr. Buffet knows… there is no “I” in team. An organization is only as good as the people you surround yourself with, and their input shapes the decision making process as well. A good team not only reinforces good ideas, they also expand the field of view and provide insight into areas previously unknown. A good team also tells their leader when they are WRONG, and they demand only the BEST LEADERSHIP for their endeavors…

Meaning a good team must have core ideals that NEVER BEND.

What… like Hitler?”

No. We know where that leads… we’ve seen that message before. Whether it be a religious institution or a corporation, a king or a president; those organizations that STAND the test of time are STRONG at their foundation. Because they stand in the RIGHT. Not just factually or authoritatively…

 

Because they stand FOR what’s right.

 

And this is what makes OURS the greatest! That SIMPLICITY… the well-thought, endlessly debated, constantly remade and amended, beauty and simplicity…

That we are ALL created equal, and entitled to be judged equally in the eyes of the law. Without favor due to family ties; and without the prejudices of race, religion, or creed. In this moment, we are judged by our ACTIONS. What we defend is what will define us. Our actions will declare to the world what THE PEOPLE of the United States want this nation to BE.


Today we write our HISTORY. Today marks our beginning… let us celebrate in remembrance OF what was, instead of mourning what might have been.

Let no crime go unpunished, but not to make punishment the ends that we seek. What punishment exists that could surpass what we already face…

For this crime of INACTION we’ve been sentenced to CONFINEMENT with nothing but TIME on our hands, in a penitentiary of the mind. Once we’ve paid this debt to society and we begin our rehabilitation, we must decide… what will we create? What will we deem ‘worthy’ of being pulled up from the ashes, in this hour… as so many of us fight to survive?

 

DIVISION is our enemy.

 

Not some NATION, not some VIRUS. As we fight amongst ourselves, the other nations of this world CARRY ON… with or without the United States.

The answers we seek will be found once we UNITE in-support of OURSELVES. The Moral Compass that guides the heart of every American points TRUE. In every instance over the course of the last 200 years, inevitably… we’ve found our way.

The MAJORITY of this nation STILL STANDS united in SPIRIT and in PRINCIPLE; and when the majority of this nation stands united in common cause… Continents remain FREE. Viruses are eradicated.

 

Democracies are SECURED.

 

There is no problem THE PEOPLE of the United States cannot SOLVE.

 

-JC