Thursday, May 23, 2013

4th Anniversary of Woolwich A Reminder... They Are Among Us!

Religious Killings In The Streets Is Not New!
Open Sectarian Violence Is Back.

Raw Terrorism!

By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO,
CommSmart Global Group

Search the Internet or have lived the problem, Sectarian Violence and/or sectarian strife is violence inspired by sectarianism, that is, between different sects of one particular mode of ideology or religion within a nation/community. Religious segregation often plays a role in sectarian violence.

In London yesterday, blood was purposely spilled and through social media and Smart Phones, not only captured in its morbid display of hatred, the killers got their 15 minutes of fame and we saw a fresh killing machine explain why they did it.  

One of the Woolwich killers is a British citizen of Nigerian descent who became obsessed with Islamic extremism as a schoolboy, it was revealed today.

Former classmates of Michael Adeboloja told the Standard how he started becoming interested in Islam aged 15 or 16 having been raised as a Christian.

They said his Nigerian parents became so worried about his behaviour that they moved him from their home in Romford to London in a bid to protect him from being radicalised.

Today anti-terror police raided addresses in London, Lincolnshire and in Romford and took away members of his family for questioning.

Both killers of the British soldier who was hacked to death in the street in Woolwich yesterday were revealed today as known to MI5 but are thought to have acted alone.

But detectives are investigating claims that Adeboloja may have been radicalised after attending meetings of the now banned group Al Muhajiroun.

Before we go to the actual event of yesterday, the concerns are massive from a security perspective.  Two individuals who look like any other people and blend into the streets, targeted a soldier and killed him in cold blood.  They did not then run and escape, they stayed, give camera interviews, and waited on the police to arrive.  Out the normal for a killer to stay, wait and then attack the police, both where shot and are in hospitals under guard.

This brings a whole new perspective to security, not just for public gatherings, but the man in street situation.  Normal everyday activities are now in the cross-hairs.  Is this a new attention getting tactic to be used by terrorists?  No bombs, no detection and no chance for that next event predictability factor. 

These killers had friends, worked somewhere and must have shown some signs in their conversational moments.  If you hear any type of threat to anyone or place, tell the police immediately!

Everyone is a suspect and the need for profiling is needed more than ever.  In this case, black, that is all you can say.  Groups will be very concerned that this has put the spotlight on a color of skin.  A Muslim can be any color and really has no outward sign of his or her religion. 

So who do we trust?  No one! 

The fear of the Lone Wolf or Wolf Pack has returned, which does not exist in real terms and did not use technology like a bomb or even a gun.  They used the oldest weapon known to man, a knife or cutting instrument.  Proving that basic methods are effective in spreading terror.  A butcher’s meat cleaver and kitchen knives to inflict death on a single man.

Yesterday, terrorism went to another level of a supposed Lone Wolf or Wolf Pack attack.  It can happen anywhere at any time to members of society. 

A soldier was murdered in cold blood on a civilized street in London.  Although a soldier, he was in civilian clothing and was targeted, first hit by a car driven by the murderers and literally knifed, stabbed and decapitated in a barbaric manner in front of local residents, who watched on in shock.  This leads us to believe he was targeted by the circumstances of events and will be examined extremely closely.

In footage obtained by ITV News, one of the men was filmed wielding a bloodied meat cleaver and making political statements.

"I apologize that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same," he said.
"You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don't care about you."

The other was pictured holding a knife and speaking to a woman at the scene.

According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Cub Scout leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett asked him: "Would you like to give me what you have in your hands?"
"He was covered with blood," she said. "I thought I had better talk to him before he starts attacking somebody else."

She says the suspect told her the dead man was a British soldier, adding: "I killed him because he kills Muslims over there and I am fed up that people kill Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan."

This morning all Public Safety departments worldwide will be analyzing the situation and the concerning content of this attack and its ramifications.

A little background, terrorism on the streets is relatively new and Muslim terrorism against the West only occurred with the New York City attack on the World Trade Center.  It goes back much further and deeper.

Since the 16th century there has been sectarian conflict of varying intensity between Roman Catholics and Protestants in Ireland. This religious sectarianism is connected to a degree with nationalism. Northern Ireland has seen inter-communal conflict for more than four centuries and there are records of religious ministers or clerics, the agents for absentee landlords, aspiring politicians, and members of the landed gentry stirring up and capitalizing on sectarian hatred and violence back as far as the late 18th century.

William Edward Hartpole Lecky, an Irish historian, wrote "If the characteristic mark of a healthy Christianity be to unite its members by a bond of fraternity and love, then there is no country where Christianity has more completely failed than Ireland".

Reactions to sectarian domination and abuse have resulted in accusations of sectarianism being levelled against the minority community. It has been argued, however, that those reactions would be better understood in terms of a struggle against the sectarianism that governs relations between the two communities and which has resulted in the denial of human rights to the minority community.

The period from 1969 to 2002 is known as "The Troubles". Nearly all the people living in Northern Ireland identified themselves as belonging to either the Protestant or the Catholic community. People of no religion and non-Christian faiths are still considered as belonging to one of the two "sects" along with churchgoers. In this context, "Protestants" means essentially descendants of immigrants from Scotland and England settled in Ulster during or soon after the 1690s; also known as "Loyalists" or "Unionist" because they generally support politically the status of Northern Ireland as a part of the United Kingdom. "Catholics" means descendants of the pre-1690 indigenous Irish population; also known as "Nationalist" and "Republicans"; who generally politically favor a united Ireland.

Sectarian violence between the two major sects of Islam, Shia and Sunni, has occurred in countries like Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Lebanon etc. This violent conflict has roots in the political turmoil arising out of differences over the succession to Muhammad. Abu Bakr, a companion of Muhammad, was nominated by Umar and elected as the first Sunni Rightly Guided Caliph. 

However another group felt that Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad, had been designated by Muhammad and is considered by Shia as the first Imam.

Abu Bakr was followed by Umar as caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate, then by Uthman ibn Affan and finally by Ali. Ali's right to rule was challenged by Muawiyah bin Abu Sufian, governor of Syria, who believed that Ali should have acted faster against the murderers of Uthman. The situation detoriated further when many of those responsible for the death of Uthman rallied behind Ali. 

However, later on, both the parties agreed to have some one as a judge between them. This led to the separation of an extremist group known as Kharijites from Ali's army, which pronounced the judgement belonged to God alone. A member of this group later assassinated Ali. At the demise of Muawiyah he appointed his son Yazid as his successor. The credentials of Yazid were challenged by Ali's son Hussein ibn Ali (and grandson of Muhammad). A battle at Karbala in Iraq led to the martyrdom of Hussein and dozens of others from Ahl al-Bayt (the members of the family of Muhammad).

This tragic incident created deep fissures in the Muslim society. The conflict that had started at a political plane intervened with the dogma and belief systems. Those who considered Ali to be the true heir to the Caliphate split away from the main corpus of Muslim society and traditions. They developed their distinct sect, known as "Shia" referring to Shian-e-Ali. The majority of Muslims are known as "Sunni" meaning "followers of the Traditions of The Prophet ". They are of the view that the bloody conflict between Ali and Muawiyah was a result of a tragic misunderstanding and regardless of who was wrong, the matter should have been solved peacefully.

Most probably the first real view of the issues and how you must understand the background.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Evidence Surfaces Through Attorney

Cell Video Shows Man Screaming

By Nick Ashton, Founder, CEO,
Tracometry Group of Companies.

We thank the L.A. Times for this article and bring this to you as an education of what is happening on the streets and courtrooms regarding Excited Delirium Syndrome.

Warning: explicit language in video.

This post has been updated. See below for details.

Two new videos from a cellphone showing Kern County deputies restraining a screaming David Sal Silva and then them seemingly trying to revive him were released by an attorney for witnesses who recorded the confrontation that resulted in the father of four's death.

ABC23 on Monday posted one video showing deputies positioned over a screaming Silva, seemingly controlling his movements, and a second one of them trying to revive him.

Silva died May 8 about an hour after the altercation, during which authorities say Kern County sheriff's deputies wielded batons to control Silva. The footage made public Monday does not show any of the baton strikes. A grainy security surveillance video obtained earlier by The Times showed deputies swing batons toward a man on the ground.

The latest footage to become public is from a cellphone in the possession of attorney Daniel Rodriguez; according to the TV station, the phone belongs to one several witnesses to the beating. The cellphone has already been analyzed by the FBI, along with another phone.

Rodriguez did not returned calls from The Times seeking comment.

[Updated, 6:36 p.m.: Rodriguez told ABC23 that "the more incriminating video was one on the other cellphone." He said that video was shot "while the batons were swinging." Rodriguez added the second phone was returned to his client with no video. If a video was erased from that phone, he said, it could not be recovered because of the type of the device.]

The FBI has opened an investigation into Silva’s death at the request of Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood after he discovered that one of two cellphones seized from witnesses did not have footage that apparently had been recorded.
Youngblood had asked the FBI to analyze the cellphones to determine what footage they contained and whether anything was deleted.
In interviews last week, witnesses insisted that the videos on both phones -- each several minutes long -- clearly captured deputies repeatedly striking Silva with batons.

"They must have gotten rid of one of the videos," said Melissa Quair, 31, who told of seeing deputies pummel and kick Silva after confronting him across the street from Kern Medical Center in East Bakersfield.

Laura Vasquez, 26, a friend of the Quair family, said she also watched both videos -- one shot by Quair's mother, the other by Quair's friend -- and they vividly depicted the violence she witnessed.

Echoing the account of two other people interviewed, Vasquez said the first two deputies at the scene woke Silva, who was sleeping in front of a house, and ordered him not to move. When Silva sat up, looking confused or scared, a deputy hit him on the head, Vasquez said.

"He fell back and then the other officer got out and swung toward his head," she said. "Mr. Silva was reaching for his head and the officers said 'stop moving' and 'stop resisting.' He wasn't resisting.… He rolled on his back and they kept hitting."
"I have seen the video," Youngblood said last week. "I cannot speculate whether they acted appropriately or not just by looking at the video."

The sheriff, however, acknowledged that there is a great deal of public concern about the incident and subsequent investigation.

"It is not just troubling to the public, it is not just troubling to news media, it is troubling to me," he said. In an interview with The Times, he said the credibility of the department is at stake.

"Baton strikes were used, but what I don't know is how many and where they were on the body and if they caused significant injury that caused death," he said.

Youngblood said the baton is a less lethal weapon, and because of that its use doesn’t usually lead to deputies being placed on leave. But he said the head is not an appropriate place for a baton strike.

"Sometimes in the heat of battle, the baton doesn't go where you want it to go.... If someone has 20 baton strikes to the head, OK, that is easy for us. But when there is a fight or scuffle and a baton strike goes where it should not ... then you have to evaluate,” he said.

Youngblood noted that no cause of death has been determined for Silva and that toxicology tests could take four months to be completed.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Not For The Faint Of Heart!

If Ever Involved, You Need All The Help 
and Training You Can Ever Get!
By Nick Ashton, Founder, CEO,
Tracometry Group of Companies.

I dislike those that question professionals and especially Public Safety Responders.

Those that believe they have rights to smoke dope, take drugs and abuse their bodies and expect society to save them, you better have a far in-depth understanding of what it takes and why we care!

Excited Delirium Syndrome is real, it kills and is so misunderstood by even those that are presented with the situation.

Tracometry Group of Companies has been involved in the solutions, training and understanding for over six years.  One of our partners was an officer who was involved in an in-custody death, which was proved to be Excited Delirium Syndrome, which is where it all changed.  Being helpless in not knowing will be no more and deaths can and will be prevented.

Sure, some will die and that is inevitable, it is a fact of life.  It is the steps taken once a call comes in to the 911 Center, which switches on the wheels of action.  Information gathering, communicating to all involved and a well-oiled machine takes over.  That is what we teach and instill in all that take our courses to save lives.  If by chance an in-custody death occurs, the mechanism continues all the way to the defense of the officers, city, and citizens into the courtroom.

It is a solution about:

That simple, no more, no less.

Here is a sample video that we use in our seminar and what you are seeing is disturbing.  There is lot more that is informed during and after this video within the seminars.

Call us to find out how you can prevent this sort of incident by attending a certified course.

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