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Friday, September 28, 2012

Gang Member in Chicago says "Killing Is The Solution!"; Catholic Church Cannot Choose Black Leaders or Educators; Million Father March in Los Angeles; Peace Talks - Your Hood-Your Call!

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'Killing Is The Solution,' 
Chicago Gang Member Tells Walter Jacobson

September 27, 2012 6:50 PM
CHICAGO (CBS) - Gangbangers in Chicago: What makes them tick, what are they thinking?
CBS 2's Walter Jacobson sat down with gang members in Chicago's troubled Englewood neighborhood to try to find some answers.
Some of the responses he received were not encouraging.
"There's no solution to the violence," one gang member tells him. "Killing, killing is the solution."

Jacobson asked the young man if he would kill personally, if he had to.
"I've never killed before, but if I had a gun in my possession," he said.
Jacobson says he has been walking the blocks for many years, but the state of despair never changes - poverty, sticks and stains.
The gang members do not like the state of affairs any more than anyone else.
"We've got to eat. We want to. We want money. We want to get fresh, we want fresh eggs almost every day. We want all that," another young man said.
But where do they get the money they need? The young man answered bluntly.
"Rob, steal and kill. That's the only way. We didn't grow up in Beverly Hills. We don't get it handed to us," he said.
"We ain't living in Hyde Park," added a third young man. The home of the University of Chicago is only a couple of miles away from Englewood - geographically, at least.
But given the state of their impoverished Englewood neighborhood, where is the money they can get?
"Selling drugs," a young man replied. "In our neighborhood, I ain't going to lie to you. That's where the money comes from."
Some of the young men were brought into gangs as children. Isn't that pretty young to play gang warfare?
A young man answered: "I chose the gang. I didn't have to choose anything. I was only 10. My OG (old gangster) gave me everything. But I just went on my own and I chose to get in the gang. We was whipping everybody in the neighborhood. Respect. I was getting money."
The gang members also said they are at war with the Chicago Police Department.
"The police hate us," a young man said. "Every time they ride past us, they shoot us down and do all that. Do what you want to do, I don't care about you all, keep riding. Who are you all? We're not scare of you all. I'll fight you too. 
Take that badge off."
But he says the police cannot catch them or exact any consequences.
"I laugh at the police," he said. "They're a joke to me."
And where would the young men like to be in 10 years?
One of them replied, "in a mansion, with a lot of cars, and a lot of women."
Another said, "I just hope I'm still living." 
Click Here to see full interview.
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Catholic Church Must Quit Telling 
Black People Who Are Our Leaders 
and Who Are Our Educators
South Side Church Members Protest "Forced Retirement" Of Priest
Rev. Daniel Mallette
September 28, 2012 - Members of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish on the South side are up in arms over what they believe is the forced removal of Rev. Daniel Mallette. The 80-year-old priest, who made headlines last December when he was beaten and robbed by thieves who entered his bedroom via the church rectory.
The Archdiocese of Chicago plans to install Mallette's replacement. Father Bill O'Donnell, as the new head of St. Margaret Sunday and move Mallette to a retirement home. Mallette called the move "bullshit," said he had a promise from Cardinal Francis George he could lead the church as long as he wanted, and called O'Donnell "a genius at being a pain in the ass."
And if we were religious we would want Mallette as out pastor.
The Sun-Times article dives into Mallette's history at St. Margaret's, which somewhat parallels that of St. Sabina's Rev. Michael Pfleger. Mallette arrived at the Longwood Manor church in 1977 and managed to transform the congregation into one of the most diverse in the city and marched with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The December robbery wasn't the first time thieves broke into the church rectory; it also happened in 2002.
O'Donnell, Mallette's presumptive successor, would only say there are serious issues with Mallette's health and "the bottom line is that Father Dan needs to let go." Mallette told the Sun-Times O'Donnell banned him from performing mass and cut off his phone lines. A small group of parishoners have been meeting separately for mass with Mallette, including Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Call the Cardinal Francis George at the Archdioceses or Chicago at 312.534.8200 and ask him to leave Father Mallette in St. Margaret.
Click Here to Read Chicago Sun Times Article   
Los Angeles Million Father March Showcase Ready: Event Founder to Make Special Celebration Appearance September 29, 2012
Los Angeles, CA--The 2012 Los Angeles Million Father March Organizing Committee (LAMFMOC), a collaboration of agencies from H.O.O.P Foundation, City Lites Network Inc., Unity One, Cease Fire, Street Positve, PPCC, Project Impact, Steps 2 Success, Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club, L.A. County Parks and Recreation and others are set to host one the nation's largest father/child education engagement events. The event takes place on September 29 beginning with a 7 a.m. breakfast at the Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls, located at 1339 E. 120th St. in Los Angeles, Calif., and later proceeding to Mona Park in Compton at 9 a.m. for school supply giveaways, exhibitor booths, health fair and entertainment, as well as, other special events. 
The proposed march route is approximately 1.2 miles and is open to the entire public. 
ROUTE : 1.2 Mile March 
Starting: Watts Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club 
1339 East 120th Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90059 
East on 120th Street 
Cross Wilmington to 119th Street 
to Willowbrook to 121st Street 
Ending: Mona Park
The goal of the campaign is for fathers nationwide to be involved in their children's education, beginning the first day of school and continuing until graduation. Organizer Bryan Jones states, "In our 4th Annual event, bringing the Million Father March to the City of Compton is an exciting opportunity.  On-lookers will truly see the power of fathers moving as one, in support of their children's education. 
Also attending the event will be a number of elected officials, school educators and administrators, faith-based organizations, county agencies, youth groups, sports teams and a host of other community organizations. In addition, urban superhero and youth advocate, Roger Tinsley a.k.a. 'Danger man', will be on-hand to greet attendees and take pictures. Phillip Jackson of The Black Star Project, founder of the Million Father March will be in attendance from Chicago, Illinois.
For additional updates and information regarding the Los Angeles Million Father March, visit streetpositive.com, or contact 1-888-865-7773. The event is free and open to the public.
The DuSable Museum
of African American History
The Black Star Project
Peace Talks
An Educational Conference on Grief
Friday, September 28, 2012
8:30 am
Corinthian Temple C.O.G.I.C.
4520 West Washington
Chicago, Illinois 60624
For more information, please call 317.252.5249
Attend the 2012
100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc. College Fair
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:00am to 2:00pm
UIC forum 
725 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday University is one of the newest and most effective educational concepts in America for educating students of color.  It is family- and community-driven education at its best.  As many/most Black children in American schools are failing academically, the only way to successfully educate them is with the support and actions of their parents, families and communities. Register now for the free Chicago-area Saturday University beginning now.
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IACJ News and Updates

Welcome to the IACJ eNewsletter...your source for timely information on criminal justice policy and practice in Illinois.

News and Reports

The following is a summary of criminal justice news and reports recently posted on the association's website. Visit www.illinoiscriminaljustice.org for more information and direct links.
  • A new report by Justice Policy Institute (JPI) highlights the disadvantages of the criminal justice system using money for bail and proposes alternatives such as the use of evidence-based assessments, citations, and recognizance bonds.

  • The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) published a report touting the advances in states' juvenile justice policies between 2009 and 2011.

  • A recent report published by the John Howard Association (JHA) stresses the burdens of the prison healthcare system on taxpayers and DOC budgets, and proposes fifteen recommendations with which to improve it.

  • Vera Institute of Justice and Pew Center on the States released a report finding that despite policies aimed at reducing the number of people incarcerated, and shifting public opinion on crime and punishment, there is no relationship between the number of people incarcerated and the amount a state may spend on corrections and community corrections.

  • A Council of State Governments Justice Center report shows that recent evidence-based reforms aimed at reducing recidivism are successful in seven states.


Symposium: "Serving Our Communities: Alternatives to Incarceration"
October 10, 2012
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple
77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, Illinois

Prairie State College Community Criminal Justice Summit
November 10, 2012
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Prairie State College Conference Center
202 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL

IDOC Summits of Hope
Various dates & Illinois locations
For more information, visit www.summitofhope.org.


If you are not yet a member of IACJ, we'd like to invite you to consider membership in the association. IACJ is structured to support the work of advocates, providers and policy professionals focused on criminal justice work in Illinois. We hope to bring education, understanding and attention to the best practices in reentry and community reintegration.  Benefits of membership include being part of a strong network of your criminal justice peers and experts; the ability to share resources, act collectively, and speak with a common voice to command attention of elected official on policy issues; and a prestigious affiliation with a state-wide association.

Membership is free for a limited time only!  For more information and to join, please visit our Membership page

For more information on criminal justice issues and opportunities, and how you can get involved, visit illinoiscriminaljustice.org

Friday's Daily Brief: Ohio Takes Campaign Centerstage

Friday, September 28, 2012
Akin: McCaskill Was More 'Ladylike' In 2006
New Data Show Net Job Growth Under Obama
BREAKING: Mars Rover Spots Ancient Stream
Police: Man Behind Anti-Islam Film Arrested
Samuel L. Jackson To Voters: 'Wake The F*ck Up'
Arianna Huffington: Two Pink Elephants, One Room
In this week's issue of Huffington, Lila Shapiro puts the spotlight on the small but robust gay contingent within the GOP, Tom Zeller Jr. tracks the debate over the eastward migration of mountain lions, and Gazelle Emami interviews Ai Weiwei, bringing the dissident Chinese artist's passion and fearlessness into sharp focus in time for his first major show in the U.S.
Howard Fineman: A GOP Senate Is Slip-Sliding Away: Countdown Day 40
You couldn't make up the impressive biography of Richard Carmona of Tucson, Ariz. Hollywood would never buy it. But Carmona is real -- and one reason why Republicans are losing what once looked like a good shot at retaking the U.S. Senate.
Melinda Gates: From Farms to Family Planning: Investing in Women on World Contraception Day
Today is World Contraception Day. I am celebrating by visiting a cassava farm in Tanzania. It might seem like a strange way to observe the day, except for this fact: the women who do the majority of the labor on small family farms are often the very same women who are asking for contraceptives.
Jared Bernstein: Economic Indicators: Good News and Bad News
We're just not out of the economic woods. And that is, in no small part, the consequence of policy failure that pivoted to austerity and fiscal contraction way too soon.
Esther Dyson: The Stream Series 2012: Release 0.9: A Swim in the Stream
Imagine what loyalty corporations could earn by investing in educating their workers. Yes, many would leave for better jobs... and one day they might even be able to afford their former employers' products.