Thursday, June 16, 2011

Grieving New Mexico safety hauled off plane, booked for baggy pants

What is this world coming to.  It seems now days that when a black man is wearing his pants to the  point it shows his underwear, and he is asked to pull up his pants, he is being "targeted by authorities "because of the way he looks - young black man with dreads and baggy pants".

Give me a break, if your underwear are showing, and we are people don't want to see it,  simple, pull your pants up. If you choose not to after someone in authority ask you too, then you have what is coming to you.

Case in point:                         On Wednesday, San Francisco police got a call about 9 a.m. that someone was exposing himself outside a US Airways gate, Sgt. Michael Rodriguez said.
An airline employee spotted Marman before he boarded Flight 488, bound for Albuquerque, and complained that Marman's pants "were below his buttocks but above the knees, and that much of his boxer shorts were exposed," Rodriguez said.
The employee asked Marman to pull up his pants before he boarded the plane, but he refused, Rodriguez said. Marman allegedly repeated his refusal after taking his seat on the plane.
"At that point he was asked to leave the plane," Rodriguez said. "It took 15 to 20 minutes of talking to get him to leave the plane, and he was arrested for trespassing." Marman allegedly resisted officers as he was being led away.
Not only did he refused to pull up his pants on a flight, he resisted a police officer.  I do not care how badly you think you are being treated, you do not have the right to resist an officer whom gives you a lawful order. If you resist, then you are saying your above the law, and you don't have to follow the rules.

Remember an airline can refuse service to anyone, for any reason. The are a private or public business  who does not have to do business with anyone.   This boy could have handled himself in a better way, he could have just pulled his pants up, and took his seat, if he did not want to do that, he could have just left the aircraft without a problem, and took another flight.

Come on people, take responsibility for your own actions.  If your underwear are showing, just pull your pants up, I don't want to see what your wearing.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Corruptions in the Philippines.

Philippine Daily INQUIRER,  Head lines.   "VIP prisoner face probe.  The DOJ to unravel "open secret" pf special treatment.  

Can you  believe that here in the Philippines, a former  Batangas Govern Antonio Leviste a convicted murder has been allowed to leave the New Bilibid Prison where he is supposed to be locked up. He has been allowed to leave without being handcuffed, without guards escorting him, and was able to visit a dentist.   As the report goes on to say, his driver would pick him up, along with other inmate friends, for a day out of the prison.  This appears to be a policy that the prison warden and assistant warden has allowed for years.

Leviste was convicted with killing his longtime aid in 2007, he was found guilty in 2009 of homicide,not murder which was the initial charge, but the judge said the prosecution failed to prove there was treachery, premeditation and cruelty, and sentenced to 6 to 12 years in prison.  Now get this he was order to pay P150,000.00 peso, or  ($3484.32) USD,  to the family of the man killed.

Also allowed to leave the drive was convicted "road rage killer" Rolito Go,

What is sad here the man in charge of running the prison, does not take ownership,  he places the blame on the guards, which I would agree with part of that,  yes the guards are at fault,  but I am so sure the leadership within that prison authorized the trip, and knew about them.  How can you not.

There are cell phones within the prison for inmate to rent from the guards, one inmate end used a guards cell phone to order a killing. Then you have the normal drug usage in the prison.  It is also report Leviste was able to build himself a place to live within the prison, I am sure he has all the comforts of home.  The papers reports this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Here in the Philippines, if your rich, a former government official, and you are convicted of a crime, you are going to get the best VIP treatment as if you were living in your own house.

Corruptions in the Philippines seems to be a way of live here, from the former presidents to the local building inspectors, to even your own family and friends, if you want to do business or get favors you will pay in the form of bribes, either in money, or products. I have seem it first hand already.

Now we all know all countries have corruptions, so this is not just in the Philippines.