Officer Richard Neil (retired). Community Diversity Part 1.
Richard Neil (retired)
Community Diversity Part 1
On my honor,I will never betray my badge,my integrity, my character, or the public trust.I will always havethe courage to hold myselfand others accountable for our actions.I will always uphold the constitutionmy community and the agency I serve.So help me God
Long Arm of the Law
Police vs. “the bad guys”
Kick Ass, Take Names - Not the philosophy for policing into the 21st century
Code of Silence is no longer tolerated
Officers have developed their own privately owned language (Cop Lingo) which might be judgmental and offensive to the community
Physically harming a person to instill respect for the police
Service call with no extraordinary circumstances
Rape with a credible victim
Arson or burn victim
Person who has died as the result of a crash
Victim of a con artist
Woman who fraternizes with peace officers with the intention of having relationships with them
Informant, good or bad
Anyone officers don’t like
Calling someone an idiot by number (1096 = Mental patient)
10 years in jail or $10 in drugs
Any illegal narcotics
Guilty of a crime
Hoopty or P.O.S.?
Car in crappy shape
On the Box?
Lie Detector Test
Killed, hit, assaulted
Con artist & fraud
Read the handout in your group and decide on the possible negative/positive outcomes.
What questions do you have about the columnist who wrote the article?
If our DNA coding was stretched it would reach from New York to the California coastline.
Our DNA coding would fill 200 Manhattan size phonebooks with 1,000 pages each.
All 100,000 of your genes are crammed into the 23 pairs of chromosomes in the nucleus of each of your cells!
Children share 99.5% of their parents DNA
ALL of God’s people share over 99% of the exact same DNA!!!
From 92 countries, 808 immigrants became new American citizens at Value City Arena in 2008.
In 2004, Ohio processed 14,211 citizenship applications, triple the number in 2003.
“Nationwide, 450,000 immigrants are expected to take the oath this year.”
Polish Jew – Savior of a Nation?
1776 arrested as a spy as part of the Sons of Liberty, 18 months
Later sentenced to death but escaped
War Chest was empty
$25 million in today’s $
Bailed out the U.S. several more times
The ability to consider the feeling of others and address the party in a respectful and non-offensive manner
A police officer pulled over a car for a traffic violation. The driver appeared to be non-American. He stopped, then got out of the car and approached the officer’s car, shouting and waving his arms. The officer wondered if this person was dangerous or unstable, preparing to attack him/her.
In some cultures, you don’t inconvenience a police officer by making him/her get out of the car and come to you. Waiting for the officer or doing nothing is a tacit admission of guilt. In the context of the driver’s cultural norms, he was paying the officer the utmost respect by stepping out of the car. Waving his arms letting him know he is unarmed.
Detective sergeant in 1891
Fled north into Indian Territory and lived with Seminole and Creek Indians.
Reeves and his family farmed until 1875
Recruited by Judge Isaac Parker & U.S. Marshal James Fagan in 1875
Reeves arrested over 3,000 fugitives & killed at least 14
At statehood became a member of the Muskogee, Oklahoma, police department at the age of 68
First black police officer?
Patorlman William Jenkins 1897
Lucius Rice 1909 Sgt. 1915 killed by gunfire 1939
First female Sheriff in Ohio – What year?
Understanding different life practices relating to race, religion, gender, age, physical ability/disability, sexual orientation, validity and integrity of those behaviors
VINTON 15.4%OHIO POPULATION TOP 10 COUNTIES, PERCENT CHANGE IN DEMOGRAPHICS 1990-2000
Prejudice and/or discrimination against people based on the social construction of race. Differences in physical characteristics (e.g. skin color, hair texture, eye shape) are used to support a system of inequities.
Monotheism - (Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Baha'i Faith)
5th largest in the world
Principal beliefs are faith and justice
"Realization of Truth is higher than all else. Higher still is truthful living“ – Guru Nanak
God has no gender in Sikhism, God is “without form”
Equality of all humans and rejects discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, and gender
A warrior culture with only 2% of India being Sikh; but make up nearly 30% of Indian Army officers
Traditional weapons like sabres and chakram/quoits still used
Congressional Medal of Honor, or equivelent, in every major war
“I am willing to lay down my life for America. In return, I ask only that my country respect my faith”
Prejudice and/or discrimination against people based on their religious beliefs and/or practices.
Prejudice and/or discrimination against people who are or who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). While homophobia is usually used to describe a blatant fear or hatred of LGBT people, heterosexism is a broader term used to describe attitudes and behaviors based on the belief that heterosexuality is the norm and/or that homosexuality is wrong.
An oversimplified generalization about a person or group of people without regard for individual differences. Even seemingly positive stereotypes that link a person or group to a specific positive trait can have negative consequences.
Prejudice and/or discrimination against people with mental and/or physical disabilities.
Prejudice and/or discrimination against people because of their real or perceived age. Although ageism is often assumed to be bias against older people, members of other groups, such as teens, are also targets of prejudice and/or discrimination based on their age.
Prejudice and/or discrimination against Jews. Anti-Semitism can be based on hatred against Jews because of their religious beliefs and their group membership (ethnicity).
Prejudice and/or discrimination against people because of their real or perceived social and economic status.
Prejudice and/or discrimination against people who are or who are perceived to be Muslim or of Arab descent, and a fear or dislike of Islamic culture.
Prejudice and/or discrimination against people based on their real or perceived sex. Sexism is based on a belief (conscious or unconscious) that there is a natural order based on sex.
Prejudice and/or discrimination against anyone or anything that is perceived to be foreign or outside one’s own group, nation or culture. Xenophobia is commonly used to describe negative attitudes toward foreigners and immigrants.
Drafted in 1944 at the age of 27 with his 4th child on the way. Lived in Arizona.
...."Son, you don't have to go, they can't draft you”
Not an American citizen
Born in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Legally, Silvestre was a Mexican National and didn't owe service to the United States
"I thought, I'm going anyway. I didn't want anybody to die in my place... I felt that I had my adopted country that had been so nice to me. I thought, I have an American wife and the kids and one on the way."
Part of the first American unit to have landed in Europe during World War II
Under heavy fire his one man charge captured 8 enemy soldiers.
When not in battle he studied to take his citizenship test!
Later they again came under fire by a machine gun nest taking countless American lives. They were separated by a mine field.
Alone Silvestre entered the mine field to attack the enemy.
A mine exploded severing his leg below the knee.
He attacked again and another mine exploded below him costing him his other leg.
Yet he continued to fight.
Silvestre's courage and fighting spirit became legendary, but it also presented the United States with a problem. The young hero still was not an American citizen.
He was asked if he wanted to call home to tell them he had survived the attack?
He is the only person in the world authorized to wear the Medal of Honor and Mexico's equivalent
There is one God, with many manifestations in different religions- all lead to God
Eternal, unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space, being, and everything beyond in this Universe
Brahman religious belief is just seen as different paths to the one god
Is Christianity much different?
Christians believe in angels, demons, and saints that are inferior to God
Christians do not consider these beings as gods, though they are sometimes the object of prayer and veneration.
Christians believe in the trinity
Richard Neil (retired)
An active commitment to challenging prejudice, stereotyping and all forms of discrimination.
An inclination or preference either for or against an individual or group that interferes with impartial judgment.
An unreasonable or irrational attachment to negative stereotypes and prejudices.
Means different or varied. The population of the United States is made up of people from diverse “races,” cultures and places.
Means many or multiple cultures. The United States is multicultural because its population consists of people from many different cultures.
Prejudging or making a decision about a person or group of people without sufficient knowledge. Prejudicial thinking is frequently based on stereotypes.
The patterns of daily life learned consciously and unconsciously by a group of people. These patterns can be seen in language, governing practices, arts, customs, holiday celebrations, food, religion, dating rituals and clothing, to name a few.
The denial of justice and fair treatment by both individuals and institutions in many arenas, including employment, education, housing, banking and political rights. Discrimination is an action that can follow prejudicial thinking.