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  • Racing with Racism

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    Will we ever put the brakes on bias?
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    by Firpo Carr

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    The Firpo Files

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    Sentinel December 1-7, 2011

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    As we embark upon the 30-day gestation period where Black Friday morphs into a White Christmas, America still labors with the pain of deeply embedded racism. Just ask NASCAR grand marshal Michelle Obama--the African American First Lady of the free world--who was booed at the last event on the race circuit on Sunday, November 20, 2011. Granted, Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, also served as a grand marshal before the traditionally Republican group of predominantly Euro-Americans. Will the brakes ever be put on bias?

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    Non-Compliant NASCAR?: Some may be surprised to know how the gentlemen fired their engines in initiating the dubious start of the 64-year history of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). One university textbook says the creation of NASCAR "is attributed to the so-called ridge runners and blockaders who developed fast cars to outrun the revenuers who were trying to arrest them for hauling illegal whiskey. Family operations had stills and produced spirits, which were then transported to distribution sites in vehicles with supercharged engines and large load capacity. These drivers became legends in U.S. history."

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    Such a situation was reflected in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985) set in the mountains of northern Georgia, inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners. As they illegally transported moonshine, criminals attempted to elude law enforcement officers by avoiding the main highway, choosing instead to power their fast cars down dark roads in the country backwoods.

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    The textbook goes on to state that during the earlier days of lawful segregation in the South, President John F. Kennedy's father, Joseph P. Kennedy, was "an associate of many well-known criminals and bootleggers of the Prohibition era." In short, many believe the Kennedys (and other powerful American families) acquired their wealth through criminal enterprises. And though the younger Kennedy was a democrat (as is the current president and his wife), racism races--in broad daylight--across party lines. Even so, The Dukes of Hazzard had a fun-loving, exciting atmosphere, topped perhaps only by the thrill that NASCAR drivers experience. But, is there anything wrong with the "thrill of it"?

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    Go for it!: Thrill seeking for the fun of it can be both tempting and seductive, but, diabolical? Some think so. They point to the Devil's words to Jesus: "If you're truly one of God's sons, jump! Go for it! After all, to quote the Hebrew Bible as you have, Moses also wrote: ‘God will command his angels to catch you in midair so that your feet won't even touch the ground.'" (Matthew 4:6, Modern Matthew: Good News for Today) The associated footnoted commentary reads:

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    "It appears that tempting or trying to cheat death for the sheer rush and excitement of it is not a new concept. By engaging in high-risk high-altitude death-defying extreme sports (e.g. bungee-jumping or risky parachuting maneuvers) is not only Devil-inspired, but is also summarized in the collective motto, ‘Go for it!'

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    This is without a doubt where the thought behind the English word ‘daredevil' comes. In short, the ‘Devil dares' one to do something completely unnecessary and foolhardy for the thrill of it. The greater the threat to human life (as in playing a ‘game' of Russian roulette), the greater the ‘rush.' As he did Jesus, the Devil dares one to take an exciting chance with his life.

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    "One source lists ‘brash,' ‘temerarious,' ‘harum-scarum,' ‘hothead,' and ‘lunatic' as synonyms of ‘daredevil.' (Dictionary.reference.com/browse/daredevil) The perfect man Jesus noted that Yehowah must not be tested in such ways."

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    Christianity & the Constitution: The Constitution of the United States is allegedly predicated on Judeo-Christian principles. After all, the U.S. considers herself a "Christian" nation. However, racism is not Christian. "When they finished meeting," the Bible tells us, "they sent their advanced students, along with the politically-minded Herodians (normally enemies of the Pharisees), to Jesus, saying: ‘Teacher, we know you say things exactly as they are, teaching only God's truth, and, in so doing, you couldn't care less what anyone thinks of you. Furthermore, it doesn't matter at all to you what the surface skin color of a man's face is.'"--Matthew 22:16, Carr's Christian Translation; see also Acts 10:34, 35; Galatians 2:11-14.

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    CBS News reported: "According to the Associated Press, the women [Obama and Biden] received a standing ovation at the pre-race driver's meeting. Obama also spoke at a NASCAR-Joining Forces barbecue for military families." President Obama did say prayer is needed.

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    • The Michael Jackson Effect
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      "Remember the Time"
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      by Firpo Carr
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      The Firpo Files
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      Sentinel June 28, 2012
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      This past Monday, June 25, 2012, marked three years of tears for grieving fans of Michael Jackson. Millions ‘remembered the time' when the incomparable King of Pop sat humbly perched on the throne of all things music. They also recall that lawyers and doctors played an increasing role in the Moonwalker's life as the final curtain descended on this phase of the Gloved One's illustrious career. Throughout it all Michael's spiritual life sustained him; until the very day he transitioned.
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      Anti-Defamation Law: Though inspired by the aftermath of media outlets that castigated the King of Pop after his passing, the proposed anti-defamation law for the deceased--crafted by enduring fans who've dubbed it California Anti-Defamation Legacy Law (Cadeflaw)--goes way beyond Michael. This law would be applicable to any and every one victimized by a character assassination after his or her death. (See my article "Michael, Whitney, Tupac, Biggie," April 26, 2012.) Last month, a milestone was reached in getting the bill passed in California.
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      I was copied on the following email on Friday, May 18, 2012: "Dear Dr. Carr, The CA Legislative Counsel has responded to Cadeflaw via snail mail and telephone. They are in receipt of our intent for the ‘Anti-Defamation Legacy Law' and [are in] the process of writing the language for the proposed bill. The counsel has actually appointed a special legislative counsel to write the bill for us.
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      "After the draft is completed by the legislative counsel assigned to our case three other counsels will have to sign off on it. Afterwards we will receive the draft, present it to the CA Attorney General and [she] has to give us permission to collect signatures in the state of CA. Of course, we don't foresee that as being a problem."
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      Cadeflaw's Significance: Cadeflaw's architects embrace stellar reasoning and devastating logic as they write in part: "It is paramount that one's reputation be protected. When one's reputation is compromised so are their estate, commerce and family. Defaming one's reputation has a myriad of consequences. The passage of this groundbreaking and much needed law is necessary in order to protect the reputation of the decedent, just as we do diligently for the living."
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      "For the most part everyone has an estate. An estate is everything that you own." "Defamation, libel, and slander are the main tools for blackballing an individual. This can be done to the living and it influences their marketability and opportunity to earn income. The same tools wreak havoc on the estate of a decedent. A person's earning life does not end in death. For example, there are people long deceased who are still generating income from the grave. This makes the preservation of their reputations that much more important."
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      "Other than being alive vs. being deceased, what is the real difference when both have the same thing? For example the law protects the likeness and image of a person dead or alive, and the same should hold true for their reputation. Since their former lives reflect and have everything to do with their reputations, then why not protect it as we would for a living human being?"
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      African Surgery: Michael reflected his knowledge of Egyptian culture in Remember the Time. (1992) When he was one of Jehovah's Witnesses, he may have been puzzled by statements made in the article, "Medieval Masters of Medicine" in the September 2012 issue of Awake! It concluded: "Clearly, the discoveries and inventions of medieval masters ... and their contemporaries can rightly be described as the foundation of what we today call modern medicine."
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      Actually, Africans in Egypt appear to claim this distinction.
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      As per scholars at Princeton and elsewhere, in 800 BC Homer wrote: "In Egypt, the men are more skilled in medicine than any of human kind" and "the Egyptians were skilled in medicine more than any other art." And "Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt around 440 BC and wrote extensively of his observations of their medicinal practices." Pliny the Elder acknowledge African advances in medicine, and Hippocrates and other Greek notables "studied at the temple of Amenhotep, and acknowledged the contribution of ancient Egyptian medicine to Greek medicine." Written around 1600 BC, "the Edwin Smith Papyrus is a textbook on surgery."
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      Religious Influence?: Warwick, New York, will soon be the new world headquarters for Jehovah's Witnesses. Interestingly, "a piece of Michael Jackson's music video Earth Song was filmed in a corn field in Warwick, NY, as stated at the end of the music video," as per Wikipedia.
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      The Michael Jackson Effect?

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      • Why the Vatican Visits?
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        Pedophile priests & JW ministers of molestation?
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        by Firpo Carr
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        The Firpo Files
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        Sentinel August 16, 2012
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        Don't ask me why, but recently the Vatican twice accessed my Web site, firpocarr.com. Sure, I acquired my undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit institution, and even taught at Mount Saint Mary's College in Brentwood; but, I don't think they visited for these reasons. In connection with pedophile priests, they may be investigating the way I handled the false charges of child abuse against Michael Jackson--formerly one of Jehovah's Witnesses--in the court of public opinion. Could they have been researching my articles about him?
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        Do Catholics and Witnesses handle child abuse charges differently? Scripturally speaking, how young is too young for a "child" to have sex? And can a minor consent?
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        The Bible's Biological Clock?: The Bible doesn't give a "marriageable" age either for Jews or Christians. Interestingly, "In Middle Eastern lands today marriage often takes place after the bride reaches the age of 16," states Insight on the Scriptures (1988), "and occasionally when she is younger. Talmudists forbade marriage in the case of a male who was under 13 years and one day, and in the case of a female who was under 12 years and one day."
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        Some cultures determined that a boy transitioned from boyhood to manhood when he started having nocturnal emissions ("wet dreams"), indicating he could biologically father a child. Correspondingly, a girl's conversion to womanhood transpired when she started her menstrual period ("menarche"), which made pregnancy possible. No exact age was set for "womanhood" just as there is no precise age for menopause. But young Biblical marriage and priestly rape are obviously not the same; and current laws must be obeyed.
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        Precocious Youths: There are incidents of minors (ages 7 to 17 for example) who for one reason or another (including being victims of sexual assault) have become sexually precocious. Sadly, based on misguided emotions, a few may attempt to seduce adults. Should this happen, it is the adult's responsibility to take charge of the situation and resist any such overtures.
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        The Catholic Church: That the Church relocated pedophile priests who continued their reign of terror is shocking, immoral, reprehensible, and unconscionable. Regrettably, parents look askance (understandably so) at innocent priests who are as appalled as the rest of us at the actions of pedophile priests, but who must still endure suspicions and rigorous scrutiny.
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        Jehovah's Witnesses: Several weeks ago a California jury favored a woman who filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Witnesses. She alleged that she was molested as a child by an adult male Witness. She further claimed that the organization's policies fostered abuse.
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        "We are very sorry for whatever harm this young lady may have suffered," says J.R. Brown, Witness spokesman. "However, the organization is not responsible. We now look to the Court of Appeals for a thorough review of this case.
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        "The fact that Jehovah's Witnesses abhor child abuse and strive to protect children from such acts is well-known. The individual members of any organization must ultimately bear the responsibility for their own actions, particularly when the acts are so flagrantly against the morals and principles of the organization and society."
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        A Flawless System?: "Our procedures have been refined over time," the Witnesses note in a candid statement on their Web site at www.jw-media.org. "Over the years, as we have noted areas where our policies could be strengthened, we have followed through. We are continuing to refine them. We do not believe that our system is perfect. No human organization is perfect. But we do believe that we have a strong, Bible-based policy on child abuse."
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        "There are instances when a situation that should have been reported is not," acknowledges Philip Brumley, General Counsel for Jehovah's Witnesses. "Or where care should have been extended and it was not. But to say that the policy is not followed perfectly is a far cry from saying that there exists a policy to affirmatively minimize, or hide, this problem. The policy that Jehovah's Witnesses have on how to handle cases of child molestation is without equal in the religious community."
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        Dr. M. Ruth Infante seems to concur. "I think that's a very good policy," says Infante, who doubles as a psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist. "The elders essentially would take charge of the situation of reporting the abuse to the authorities if there is no ... other adult in authority to do that, to protect the child." Indeed.
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        My sincere, heartfelt prayers are made with all in mind. May peace and blessings be yours. Amen.

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        • What Has Dr. Murray Been Doing?
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          What a visit to his jail facility revealed
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          by Firpo Carr
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          The Firpo Files
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          September 27, 2012
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          Yesterday I was given a specialized one-on-one behind-the-scenes tour of the facility where Dr. Conrad Murray is incarcerated, courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD). Though not meeting with him personally, I was on the same floor, just yards away. Curiously, exactly one year ago today, on September 27, 2011, the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician began.
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          Thereafter, on November 7, 2011 (Day 24 of the trial), after about eight hours of deliberation, the jury found Murray guilty. And, finally, on November 29, 2011 (Day 25), Judge Michael E. Pastor sentenced Murray to the maximum four-year penalty, after which Murray was immediately handcuffed and taken off to jail. But which jail? and what has he been doing?
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          Facilities Background: Less than two weeks ago I was also treated to a personalized backstage tour of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, the planet's largest jailhouse building. (Unfortunately, the LASD has been accused of brutalizing inmates; consequently, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Department. Furthermore, a blue-ribbon panel is among several groups that have coalesced in closely scrutinizing the agency.) Actually, L.A.'s "Twin Towers" are in reality one building structure as opposed to two separate buildings as were New York's much larger and far more striking Twin Towers.
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          The Towers comprise part of the detention complex that includes the Men's Central Jail (MCJ). "Housing about 5,000 inmates from all around Los Angeles County," says the Department's official Web site, "MCJ is the largest jail [apparently population-wise] in the world." The Towers are ultra-modern (with glass modules where inmates can easily be viewed by guards), while MCJ is more traditional with its small cells, cold hard steel bars, and clanging electronic gates you see so often on TV. Murray is in Men's Central Jail instead of the Twin Towers, though he's not literally "behind bars," per se. (I explain below.)
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          But how close are the main downtown locations that were connected with Michael's death and Murray's trial and sentencing? To give proximity and perspective, (1) the criminal court building where Conrad was tried, (2) the County Coroner's office that contained Michael's corpse, and (3) the current jail cell where Conrad is incarcerated, are all well within a five-minute drive of each other; all nestled together in downtown L.A.
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          Various Groups: The Twin Towers and MCJ both have a general population of inmates; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Disturbingly, the composition of the entire jail population was by far African American and Hispanic. If there were any White faces, they were lost in a sea of color.
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          Both facilities also house child molesters. In the Towers, these convicted pedophiles have their own colored jumpsuit, but are housed in a separate module, never coming into contact with other prisoners. In MCJ, with its 5,000 inmates guarded by 100 deputies, pedophiles have separate quarters, but have the same color jumpsuit as general population inmates so as to camouflage them since they occasionally meet. Pedophiles have a colored wristband which identifies them to deputies.
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          Though segregated in their own module, confidential Informants ("snitches") dwell on the same floor with the general population and gays in the Towers. There is a fairly robust though segregated gay population in MCJ that enjoys extra perks--including zumba classes and free condoms (78% are HIV-positive)--courtesy of the city of West Hollywood's strong gay and lesbian lobby.
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          Female inmates actually have their own floor in the Towers, whereas there aren't any at all in MCJ. Both facilities have a medical clinic, but the Towers have full medical facilities complete with urgent care and a psych ward that meets different inmate patient needs. And then there's the K10 inmate.
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          Conrad's Routine: Loosely defined, K10s are high profile inmates, of which Conrad Murray is one of 150 located on the first floor. Each has his own cell. His routine? At 6:30 a.m., shower and breakfast; 11:00 a.m., lunch; 4:30 p.m., dinner. Free time feels in the spaces in between. There's one large flat-screen TV for every three K10 cells. Once a week, in scheduled intervals, all inmates are eventually permitted outside on the roof ("roof time") for exercise. However, Murray and other K10s are isolated in tall one-man cages on the roof in which they exercise. All inmates can purchase items, including snacks, from a local convenience store.
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          There you have it, a quick view through a small window into the world of Conrad Murray. More later?
          http://www.firpocarr.com/article.html



          Zuletzt geändert von Brigitte 58; 27.09.2012, 21:05.

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          • Genuinely Katherine
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            Michael's mother takes the stand
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            by Firpo Carr
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            July 21, 2013
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            This past Friday Katherine Jackson, the 83-year-old matriarch of the Jackson Family, took the stand to testify against the promoters of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" 50-concert tour in her suit against AEG Live LLC. She's charging the corporate giant with negligence in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, a choice that led to Michael's untimely death. And, disturbingly, as they were with Michael, the media are against her too.
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            For example, at the beginning of her July 19, 2013, article on the Yahoo! omg!Web site Haley Velasco identifies Mrs. Jackson as the "matriarch of the Jackson brood." Did she say "brood"?
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            Webster's defines "brood" as "the young of an animal." Given the racist, degrading, historical association between Blacks and animals in the dictionary, and in pop culture; and given that this is a volatile time in the nation's history, heightened by the Zimmerman verdict; is Velasco really calling this Black family--the most famous of any color in modern history--a bunch of animals that Mama Jackson nurtures?
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            Just as I defended the humble King of Pop with truth then, I defend his modest Queen Mother now. Further, I'm going to use an unlikely source to accomplish this: Margaret Maldonado.
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            Margaret wrote Jackson Family Values: Memories of Madness (1995), a "tell-all" book about her relationship with common-law husband Jermaine and interactions with his family. I recall the Jacksons being concerned in anticipation of its release. That said, I'll leave the drama all families have just where it is--in the family--and focus on things Margaret wrote some 20 years ago that validate what a genuine Katherine said on the witness stand.
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            Margaret the Expert Witness?: Her back cover jacket reads: "Margaret Maldonado Jackson is a Southern California mother of two children with Jermaine Jackson. She produced the highly regarded 1992 ABC mini-series The Jacksons: An American Dream." The mini-series "was a ratings smash and a critical success."
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            I eventually came to know Margaret through my close association with the family, and was in the unique position of having a warm, amicable connection with all when internal relationships between themselves were sometimes strained. Though feeling unworthy, I was sometimes asked to mediate delicate situations because of my sincerity and sensitivity. My heart went out to each of them.
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            In my gift copy of her book she wrote, "To Firpo, thank you for all your help! Happy reading. Love, Margaret. 12/14/95. P.S. Please keep studying with the boys. They need it!"
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            Michael wanted me to study the Bible with his children too, just as I did with others of Katherine's grandchildren. I was also consulted on Bible matters by various family members. It's why Brian Oxman, the decades-long family attorney, described me as the Jackson Family's "spiritual advisor" when an inquisitive media asked who the new family spokesman was. Though my friend had the best of intentions the label never sat well with me.
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            Instead of describing the Jackson matriarch as possessing an animalistic IQ, Margaret writes: "She's a savvy woman with wonderful natural instincts and possesses a certain logic that transcends education." Katherine Jackson is remarkable.
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            Katherine's Genuine Concern: Velasco wrote: "While Katherine described how she continually asked her son how he was doing, he would in turn tell her he was OK. ‘I don't want to hear on the news that you're not here anymore,' she claimed to have told him." (Emphasis supplied.) She also wrote: "The King of Pop's motherclaims she expressed her concerns about Michael's ability to perform 50." (Emphasis supplied.)
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            Though Velasco uses the words "claimed" and "claims"--subtly suggesting Mrs. Jackson is being disingenuous--Katherine has always been genuinely worried about the health of her superstar son.
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            Margaret writes: "Katherine was furious that Jermaine and Joseph hounded Michael into signing [a letter of intent for "Jackson Family Honors" in 1994] at a time when Michael was under a doctor's care for exhaustion and being fed intravenously." Katherine's concern about Michael was constant!
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            Genuinely Confiding: While the Jackson matriarch rested in bed--her Bible on the nightstand--I sat on the floor with mine. We'd talk until the wee hours of the morning. She reminisced, saying it reminded her of when she and Michael did the same thing. It was at times like this that she'd cry and express her concern for Michael's spiritual and physical health. Similarly, Margaret documented that she and Katherine "would sit on the chairs in the upstairs landing and she would talk about her faith as a Jehovah's Witness." This was classic Katherine; the same genuine mother that took the stand Ms. Velasco.

            http://www.firpocarr.com/firpofiles07212013.html
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            • Measuring the Man in the Mirror:
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              The Child in Michael Jackson
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              The Firpo Files Digital Newsmagazine
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              by Firpo Carr
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              June 25, 2014
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              Has it really been 5 years since Michael transitioned? Among the numerous memorials being held in his honor around the world is the one sponsored locally here in the Los Angeles area by the Mariachi Divas, a two-time Grammy awarding-wining group of females Michael would have loved. Like him, some of these women may have been gifted and trained from infancy.
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              In 1926, famed behavioral psychologist John B. Watson (1926) argued that healthy infants could be cognitively influenced in such a way that their outcomes as adults could be accurately predicted:
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              "Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select--a doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even into beggarman and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors."
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              It could be argued that Michael Jackson's father trained him from infancy to blossom into the King of Pop, while Michael's mother cultivated in him a love for God and people, from his earliest days of infancy. I could feel the love and talent of the King of Pop as we stood, embracing in his in the living room of his Neverland Ranch home before an intimate crowd of friends and family some 10 years ago.
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              Before I tell you more about events surrounding this occasion, let's take a measure of the Man in the Mirror by exploring his earliest childhood on this, the 5-year anniversary of his passing.
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              Michael's Early Morality: How early in infancy does exploration take place? Noted author and childhood development researcher John Santrock assert that "even in the first month of life, the infant is initiating action and actively structuring experiences." It would not at all be surprising if this occurred in a special way with the King of Pop.
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              And insofar as morality is concerned, psychologist Kirstin Weir recently referenced one study that demonstrated infants as young as 3-months-old would shy away from the immorality of Watson's thief (mentioned above) since they were able to distinguish, by way of an extended gaze, a nice cartoon character (which they reached for when 5-months-old) from a not-so-nice one. Michael morality.
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              Furthermore, researchers maintain that infant cognitive adeptness exhibiting "deliberate thinking" emerges in the first year of life. Santrock reported that Jean Piaget, a luminary in the field of early childhood development, viewed the infant as a scientist who constructs a complex worldview. Michael, the entertainer/scientist who captured the world's view.
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              The question now becomes whether or not Watson's bold guarantee could apply to training or "preprogramming" (a term renowned linguist, philosopher, and cognitive scientist Noam Chomsky used in describing a child's intrinsic ability to learn complex language) an infant to enhance his or her spirituality by loving God and adhering to Bible standards.
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              Education "From Infancy": When the inspired apostle Paul said that Timothy's education in "the holy writings" had been imparted "from infancy" (2 Tim. 3:15) this evidently meant from babyhood. This is in keeping with his use of a Greek word (bre′phos, βρεφος) that generally refers to a newborn (compare Luke 2:12, 16). As indicated here, Timothy was a subject of what could be called infant encoded extrapolation, meaning that he took on the religiosity and spiritual values of his handlers, who were his mother Eunice and grandmother Lois. (2 Timothy 1:5) Michael's mother and grandparents, too, were Christians, and from a young age he adopted their spiritual values.
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              The Developing Child and Self-Determination: One authority on early childhood development stated that "children were capable of judgment and reasoning, and that they preferred to govern their own behavior by rules rather than by capriciousness." Timothy of the Bible and Michael apparently made a self-determination to abibe by the Scriptural standards their mother's taught them.
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              The Conscience of Small Children: As discussed previously, infants as young as three months can be moral beings. But what about "conscience?" At what age does a child develop a "conscience"? One researcher documented that data he considered "suggest that ‘conscience' first begins to appear in the years five to eight." As Michael's mother told me, his conscience was pricked at an early age when he saw all the world's troubles on the news.
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              Famed child psychologist Erik Erikson argued that infants discover and thereafter control their own behavior, and that "they realize their will." He even goes so far as say they "assert their sense of independence and autonomy." Who would debate that this is precisely what a talented, young Michael Joe Jackson did in a demonstrative way?
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              Exploring the Mind of an Infant: Babies are born with around 100 billion nerve cells that process information on the brain's cellular level. Researchers have found that experience in the infant's young life determines what connections are made in the brain. Even distinctive brain activity detected in newborns indicate their ability to differentiate their mother's voice from that of another woman, even in their sleep.
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              Piaget argued that in its effort to comprehend the world around them, the developing brain of very young infants creates mental images that sorts and organizes knowledge in a process called schemes. These schemes are employed by infants to process new data extracted from the surrounding world, a progression Piaget calls assimilation, which is akin toaccommodation, which occurs when schemes are adjusted as new experiences and information are taken into account.
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              Concerted efforts among researchers are underway to assess infant brain activity as young babies delineate between sounds, number of objects, and actions. Santrock recounted that as 3-month-old infants observed changes surrounding certain objects, researchers noticed regions of the temporal and parietal lobes were activated. The same study revealed that the same region activated in the 3-month-old infant, also activates in adults and other children.
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              Even with Piaget's remarkable contributions to the field of early childhood development, scientists concluded that he "greatly underestimated the cognitive abilities of infants, especially young infants."
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              The Neverland Gathering: It was a cool, sunny day that Saturday, December 20, 2003, as preparations were being made to launch an evening concert at Neverland to help stave off the melancholy Michael's fans were feeling over the charges of child molestation leveled against the King of Pop. Supporters, convinced of his innocence, convened at the sprawling estate, complete with carnival attractions, a movie theater, and countless other amenities. A jury would later validate Michael's innocence by acquitting him of the horrendous charges.
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              After the festivities, conducted in the now frigid cold that had enveloped the estate, Michael and his entourage poured into the soothing warmth (generated by a heat of a fireplace, complemented by delicately balanced central heating) of his home. A few us (two or three family members included) who couldn't stand the concert cold, were already seated comfortably at a table. (I still had my long black overcoat and hat on as I thawed out from a brief visit to the festivities of the evening.)
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              As Michael surveyed the living room, he warmly greeted the few family members scattered about. He paused when he came to me. I immediately got up, and with all eyes on me, rounded the table, and stood across the room, facing the King of Pop. After a few moments passed, we simultaneously walked toward each other, met halfway, shook hands, and embraced. The persistent cold that had inundated his clothes gripped me throughout the hug.
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              The next day, early on Saturday, December 21, 2003, Lester Holt and Campbell Brown of NBC's Today, Weekend Edition, interviewed me. We talked about the concert and Michael's frame of mind. Having been up all night I was by now tired spent. While Michael suspected that he would not reach old age in this system, we didn't know that he would leave us less than 6 years later.
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              To millions of fans around the world the beautiful Man-Child they know as Michael Jackson continues to mirror his love through his music; a continuous sound that'll resonate and reverberate in our heart, soul, and psyche for a long time to come. Just some private thoughts as the world reflect on the Man in the Mirror.
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              Peace and blessings to all. Amen.

              Zuletzt geändert von Brigitte 58; 26.06.2014, 12:21.

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              • Erst mal danke für's überbringen von der aktuellen publikation Firpo Carrs.
                Danke für den link, werd's später nachlesen.
                Zuletzt geändert von rip.michael; 26.06.2014, 12:37.

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                • Michael Jackson is Still Innocent




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                  A rebuttal to the RadarOnline.com report

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                  (Part 1 of 2)
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                  The Firpo Files Digital Newsmagazine
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                  by Firpo Carr
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                  June 25a, 2016

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                  In blistering fashion RadarOnline.com has recently charged: "Michael Jackson hid a sinister house of horrors inside his infamous Neverland Ranch, stockpiling images of pornography, animal torture, S&M and gore in a bid to seduce innocent young boys." The online gossip website doesn't stop there. "Nearly seven years after the King of Pop's death, RadarOnline.com has obtained never-before-seen reports from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department that show the true depths of his depravity."

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                  Michael's Library: Instead of being a pedophile, Michael--like me--was a bibliophile (a collector and lover of books!). In the only scholarly peer-reviewed article of its kind (published March 2010), I wrote the following in The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online, Vol. 3, No. 7): "Often overlooked is Michael's insatiable intellectual curiosity. He was the proud owner of a personal library containing over one million volumes. [He considered the countless books he donated to numerous educational organizations as still being part of his virtual personal library.]

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                  "As he toured and otherwise visited country after country he would invariably visit old book stores and nearly deplete their stock of rare or out-of-print books. He was not merely a book collector. He examined the book first and thereafter made every effort to read at least portions of it. While it is doubtful that he got around to examining all the books in his mega-library, one would be hard pressed to select a volume that he did not have at least a modicum of familiarity with."

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                  Given our shared love of books, Michael even called me to obtain additional copies of my book Germany's Black Holocaust: 1890-1945. Grace Rwaramba, Michael's personal assistant at the time and nanny for his children, can verify this.

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                  For nearly 40 years I have examined books in countries around the globe. Even now, I'm writing this article from Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma) studying books as I conduct research in my swing through Southeast Asia. I've done the same in Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City (formally Saigon), Vietnam; Phnom Pinh, Cambodia; and Siem Reap, Cambodia--so far.

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                  I personally examined Michael Jackson's Neverland library (as well as other interesting items) when I stayed there on several occasions. I never saw one stich of pornography of any kind at Neverland, and I was all over the place, even naughtily going into areas where I should not have gone, and doing innocent things that I should not have been doing. (What are friends for?)

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                  For example, on one occasion, I was walking around the house wearing his signature Black fedora, not realizing that it was the fedora, after which I was politely asked to put it back on the coat and hat rack near the kitchen where I got it. His oldest sister Rebbie (and others) can testify to this.

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                  Again, even in the so-called secret recesses of Neverland Michael never had any item even remotely resembling pornography in any form, fashion, or manner.

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                  The alleged 88-page RadarOnline.com police report--which I read, and which constitutes the latest in ad nauseam attacks on Michael Jackson--is an outright fabrication. Even the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office agrees as indicated by a statement it issued to The Wrap: "The Sheriff's Office released all of its reports and the photographs as part of the required discovery process to the prosecution and the defense."

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                  The salacious 88-page report, with its fallacious reasoning, has been rendered inauthentic.

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                  False Report: I'm reminded of the time during the trial when more legitimate media outlets said they discovered a ton of personal items from Michael Jackson in a storage facility. I personally saw photographs of each and every item. The best they could come up with was an automobile plate that read "All Boys." Right away, even after having researched the matter, they attributed ownership to Michael Jackson. As it turned out, it belonged to Tito, Michael's older brother. Why? Because he fathered all boys: Taj, Taryll, and TJ.

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                  While working for the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Internal Resources Division (IRD, renamed later to Information Technology Division, ITD), I dealt with countless police reports, having became at expert at identifying inconsistencies in them to the point where I qualified to testify as an "expert witness" (see below under "Expert Witness") for the Department.

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                  I have never seen such an extravagantly bogus police report during my entire career as the 88-page report released by RadarOnline.com.

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                  Case Review: When it came to books, magazines, and other materials Michael's curiosity knew no bounds. Little wonder, then, that authorities who ransacked Neverland found commercially available educational books and magazines on the artful human form, in stark contradistinction to pornography, which is obviously designed to arouse sexual passion.

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                  This becomes clearer when we review trial days clearly delineating between the legal written and photographic materials authorities claimed they seized at Neverland, and raunchy pornographic literature that has never found a place at Neverland!

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                  MJ Trial Day 7: Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon showed 14-year-old "James Doe," the younger brother of Jackson's accuser, a copy of Barely Legal and asked if it was one of the adult magazines Michael showed him and his brother. James Doe answered yes. The very next day Jackson's lead attorney, Tom Mesereau, pointed out that the magazine was dated August 2003, making it months after the boy and his family moved out of Neverland.

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                  MJ Trial Day 11: Based upon misbehavior, contradictory statements, and glaring discrepancies, Mesereau portrayed "John Doe," Jackson's 15-year-old actual accuser, as a troublesome teenager who needed no nudging from Michael to drink illegally, masturbate, and read "girlie magazines."

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                  Part 2 of this 2-part series immediately follows.

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                  Radar Online Goes Offline to

                  Attack Michael Jackson




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                  Trial testimonies rebut fake report

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                  (Part 2 of 2)
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                  The Firpo Files Digital Newsmagazine
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                  by Firpo Carr
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                  June 25b, 2016

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                  Part 1 of this 2-part series introduced the attack RadarOnline.com launched against Michael Jackson, a dead man who can't defend himself. My rebuttal picks up here in Part 2:

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                  MJ Trial Day 12: Significantly, lead investigator Sgt. Steve Robel of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department suggested that he and his team discovered a stash of "show-and-tell" pornographic magazines in their raid of Neverland. However, Mesereau forces Robel to concede that the materials were not at all pornographic. In fact, not only were they perfectly legal, but no witness had ever spoken specifically of seeing any of them, let alone handling them.

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                  MJ Trial Day 13: Sneddon persistently tried to transform Michael's artful books of the human form into illegal pornography. Michael's defense team challenges Sneddon on this, forcing him to make a retraction and apologize for his mischaracterization. And although Michael had a beautiful collection of these items in the form of magazines, videos, and books (such as you would find at an art gallery), law enforcement and prosecution witnesses had to confess that the accuser never saw these items, some of which were dated months after the accuser and his family exited Neverland.

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                  MJ Trial Day 14: Still desperate to convert artwork into pornography, the prosecution team features Deputy Shawn O'Grady of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, who testified that he "seized a book with sexually explicit material in it" from Michael's bedroom during the 2003 raid. Actually, it wasn't "sexually explicit material" at all. Rather, it was a small collection of Peter Pan-like photographs by artist and director James Bidgood.

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                  Upon cross-examination, Deputy O'Grady changed his story.

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                  MJ Trial Day 18: In his private, innocent interest in the female human form, Michael was in possession of magazines likes Juggs and Plumpers (which he thought humorous) and juxtaposed the photos of over-sized women found in these magazines with harmless photos of the more shapely bodies of Marilyn Monroe and Bo Derek.

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                  Did he show these to his young accuser?

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                  Working in concert with Detective Craig Bonner of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, real-life U. S. Secret Service CSI forensic scientist testified that theynever found DNA from Jackson's accuser on any of the aforementioned magazines, nor did they find the accuser's DNA on wine and bourbon bottles found in Michael's bedroom.

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                  In fact, Superior Court Judge Rodney S. Melville was so fed up with the prosecution's attempt to paint Michael as a sexual predator/pervert, he disallowed further innocent material discovered on the hard drives of three computers collected from Neverland.

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                  Let the 88-page RadarOnline.com report be damned.

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                  Detective Training: As an instructor-supervisor with the LAPD, who had a cadre of sworn police officers reporting to him, I received specialized training as a detective, including sensitive training on detecting and capturing pedophiles, both male and female.

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                  On one occasion, I went on a ‘fly-along' in an LAPD helicopter to apprehend a pedophile who sat outside an elementary school in the San Fernando Valley as he waited for recess so that he could masturbate in his car as the children played. Our training taught us to get into the mind of such perverts; to get into their psychological makeup, so that we could know their likely strategies.

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                  Michael Jackson absolutely did not fit the profile of a child molester.

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                  Expert Witness: That I was good at what I did, I was subpoenaed to appear in a criminal case before O.J. Simpson's Judge Lance Ito (whose wife I worked under when she was with LAPD command staff) shortly after the Simpson trial I testified--for the prosecution--as a crime specialist for the LAPD.

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                  As a detective-trained police specialist, former police supervisor, and police record expert, I declare unequivocally that the decadent RadarOnline.com 88-page report is brazenly inaccurate; yea, distressingly false.

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                  Doctoral Candidacy Furthermore, as a doctoral candidate in psychology, specializing in health (more specifically, mental health); and being qualified and thereafter selected to represent the American Psychological Association (APA) as a student-affiliate member at its upcoming annual conference (http://firpocarr.com/academics.html), again, I can state unequivocally that from personal knowledge and observation, no one's psychological makeup and behavior could be further from the thinking and actions of a pedophile than Michael Jackson's.

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                  Moreover, unlike the author(s) of the sleazy RadarOnline.com 88-page report, I have observed Michael Jackson first-hand around children for some time, and can personally testify to his unquestionably good behavior.

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                  Actually, despite the suspiciously timed released of the 88-page report, that somehow mysteriously surfaces around the seventh anniversary of his passing, said report potentially (in another universe) complements him.

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                  Unintended Irony: Let's wax philosophic for a moment and assume that every dirty detail the 88-page report accuses Michael Jackson of doing is true. If so, then he would be the first pedophile in history to stop and maintain his despicable actions--cold turkey since the trial--which the consensus of the mental health community reveals is virtually impossible. Keep in mind that since the trial...

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                  (a) Michael Jackson has never received psychological counseling for pedophilia.

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                  (b) Michael Jackson has never had pornographic material of any kind.

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                  (c) Dr. Conrad Murray (Michael's personal physician at the time of his death) has never reported that Michael possessed pornography.

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                  (d) Grace Rwaramba (the nanny at the time of his death) has never reported that Michael possessed pornography.

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                  (e) Kai Chase (Michael's personal chef at the time of his death) has never reported that Michael possessed pornography.

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                  (f) Pornographic material was never found in his home after his death.

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                  None of these things would be true if Michael Jackson was truly a pedophile. The fact is, whoever crafted the utterly worthless 88-page report released by RadarOnline.com did not think it through. Despite what desperate accusers allege, Michael Jackson is stillinnocent.

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                  Peace and blessings to all. Amen.

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                  • Shana Mangatal's Shenanigans:




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                    She indicated she was not Michael Jackson's secret girlfriend

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                    by Firpo Carr

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                    The Firpo Files Digital Newsmagazine

                    August 29a, 2016

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                    I have been contacted and asked to respond to Shana Mangatal's newly released book, Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Girlfriend. Let me state from the outset that she may well have been Michael's secret girlfriend; but it was so secret that even he didn't know about it. Based upon several conversations I had with Ms. Mangatal, as well as engaging several e-mail exchanges, I have no other choice but to conclude that her book is a cleverly timed, well-crafted, extraordinary fabrication.

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                    I have spoken with Michael in secret (although never about Shana, if he even remembered who she was) and have had private conversations--as noted--with Shana; particularly about her being Michael's alleged secret girlfriend. Now, here's my "secret" story about how this all came about.

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                    Shana in the Shadows: Since I was the one who erroneously announced to the world that Shana was Michael's secret girlfriend, the question has been raised, "Where did you get your information initially?"

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                    Short answer: Angel Howansky, Joe Jackson's (Michael's father) publicist. That's how this whole thing came about. I trusted Angel, and never asked her how she knew.

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                    Before Angel mentioned Shana I had never heard of her. She was completely off the radar. (The circumstances under which Angel mentioned her are detailed in the article that follows titled, "Michael & Madonna: Behind Closed Doors: Revisiting what has yet to be visited.")

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                    The other questions I was asked are answered in my July 8, 2010, article, "Michael, Misc.," part of which is produced here since it was never translated by computer into 51 languages for others of his fans from around the world:

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                    [Beginning of partial quote from "Michael Misc." article.] In an attempt to prove Michael innocent of child molestation, I stepped out of my lane. In all candor, I was clueless in "The Politics of Personal Relationships" involving Michael Jackson. In a sense, I owe Shana an apology, for it seems that I thrust her from the backburner into the spotlight; an irresistible light that mesmerized her.

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                    This past June 29, 2010, Shana wrote: "I [received] a few comments on my page stating that you're writing a negative article about me?" She asked that I not mention her in any more of my articles and proceeded to say: "You called ME, asking questions." She concluded by writing: "I supported MJ on ET in 2003, because the situation was dire and he needed someone to speak up and say something positive. He was my friend and I will always stand by him through thick and thin." My response?

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                    "It is quite unfortunate that you have been misinformed regarding my intention to write a ‘negative' story about you. That is not my style. As they say on the street, ‘I don't roll like that.' The reality is that I ill advisedly stated unequivocally that you were Michael Jackson's ‘secret girlfriend.' I violated the rules of Journalism 101 in making such a definitive statement without any ‘proof.'

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                    Therefore, after several months of quiet reflection and investigation, it is incumbent upon me to admit my journalistic mistake to my readers. So, in reality, it is not about you. Rather, it is about my own shortcoming.

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                    "You are correct in stating that, as an investigative journalist, I contacted you to verify what I had been told, namely, that you were Michael's secret girlfriend. You were one of several women I called or attempted to contact who reportedly had had close contact with Michael Jackson.

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                    "I mentioned a total of four in the article that included what I said about you being one of those women. In short, since I put the story out there that you definitely were Michael's ‘secret girlfriend' I am obliged to correct my mistake my making a retraction.

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                    "After the retraction is printed, I will then be pleased to honor your request not to mention your name again in any of my articles. As you may suspect, there would not be any reason for me to do so. Rest assured that it is not my intent to cast aspersions on your character."

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                    Shana responded by making a heartfelt personal appeal to reconsider the retraction. She asked that I just leave things as they are. I answered: "The matter is out of my hands. This is a business matter, not a personal one. Papers make retractions all the time. It comes with the territory.

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                    "The truth trumps personal feelings. Therefore, 'leaving it alone' is not an option. To do so would be to sink my credibility and that of the Sentinel. Regrettably, you seem to be missing the point. It really is not about YOU or your ‘haters.' Again, I, as an investigative journalist, have stated something that I did not verify.

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                    "Of course, if you have convincing ‘evidence' or ‘proof' that you were indeed Michael Jackson's ‘secret girlfriend,' that would change matters considerably." I ended with: "I will let this note to you end...our exchange on this matter. Thank you for understanding. Again, I wish you all the best."

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                    To this she replied: "And this will be my last e-mail to you. I'm not trying to ‘prove' anything and never was. You came to ME asking for help with YOUR article. ... Everything I told you was the absolute truth. Anything you added to my quotes were [sic] your additions, not mine. ... I never said I was Michael's ‘secret girlfriend'. You did! Why should I have to ‘prove' anything? This was all your doing, not mine." [End of "Michael Misc." article.]

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                    The Scandal of the Secret Girlfriend: It would appear that, perhaps to the disappointment of many, Michael Jackson never had a "secret girlfriend." If he did, he really kept it a secret, and Shana was never in the mix. Finally, I am convinced that a spiritually convicted Michael would have never committed fornication with Shana, of all people.

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                    Peace and blessings to all. Amen.
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                    • Michael & Madonna: Behind Closed Doors




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                      Revisiting what has yet to be visited

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                      by Firpo Carr

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                      The Firpo Files Digital Newsmagazine

                      August 29b, 2016

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                      I am quite certain that Michael Jackson never had sex with Madonna. As a person who was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, he still heeded the Bible's admonition to "keep on running away from sexual immorality." (1 Corinthians 6:18, International Standard Version) But, according to what Michael said in private, actions that precipitate leading up to sexual intimacy were on the table. In other words, what Madonna did and his priceless reaction in the Spring of 1991 when they were in his suite behind closed doors would be a stunning beginning to a blockbuster book.

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                      "There was a period of time when we hung out," she told one magazine. But were there ever fireworks between agemates Michael and Madonna? (Both were born in August 1958 with Madonna being about 2 weeks older than Michael. Prince, just about a couple of months older than Madonna, was born in June 1958.) Will she ever write a riveting book? If she did, it would be quintessentially authentic, especially when juxtaposed with the new tabloid-tinged book Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Girlfriend by Shana Mangatal. (Happily, the mainstream media have completely ignored the fictitious account of manufactured love-making.)

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                      If memory serves me right, I was the first one to erroneously make public that Shana was Michael's secret girlfriend. While I covered the basics as to how I obtained this information in a July 8, 2010, article, I have been asked, ‘What were the dynamics surrounding your receipt of the misinformation?'

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                      Behind-the-Scenes Dynamics: It was Thursday, September 3, 2009 (the same day my late mother turned 84), when I was invited to the Los Angeles bureau of CNN for an in-studio interview. It was the evening that Michael Jackson would be laid to rest. After I exited the sound booth I encountered Al Sharpton and his entourage. (We are also agemates. I was born September 17, 1954, and he was born October 3, 1954.) Our first and only meeting was not a smooth one. There was a tense moment between us that was later resolved when he extended his hand. We shook. No words were spoken. We just went our separate ways.

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                      Why the tension?

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                      Some speculated that when he and Jesse Jackson were denied in their separate requests to replace me as family spokesman, each developed a vendetta against me. As it was, the family slated me for that highly coveted position, given our similar religious backgrounds, among other reasons. Therefore, for the bulk of the trial (and before) I was given that unexpected privilege and daunting responsibility.

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                      (Behind Closed Church Doors with Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan: Michael Jackson had dealings with both Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. I met these religious leaders in a private setting on December 20, 2005, at the funeral of Stanley Tookie Williams. It was held at Bethel A.M.E. Church in South-Central Los Angeles. Williams was executed for murder after being denied clemency by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who, it is rumored, years ago worked out as a body-builders at the same Gold's Gym in Santa Monica, California, as did Tookie, though not together. It is said they knew each other way before Arnold entered politics.

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                      Bonnie Williams, Tookie's former wife and mother of his son, had listened to the Dr. Firpo Carr Show on a local Los Angeles radio station belonging to then media conglomerate ClearChannel (now iHeartRadio), and invited me to the funeral. She insisted that I sit in the front row with the family. But, before the services began, and before the bulk of the crowd had arrived, a select group of us met in the minister's quarters. There I was engaged in a sit-down private conversation with Louis Farrakhan while another person sat across the room from us. We were the only ones there. Suddenly, the door opened and Jesse Jackson made a grand entrance. Out of respect, I gave him my seat. While Farrakhan was gracious, I immediately got bad vibes from Jackson, after our handshake. (He never said a word to me. It was a royal snub!) I was caught completely off guard. Anyway, what was said in that room-including a startling comment about Malcolm X-is a book in itself!

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                      Jackson would leave after his talk to give an ailing Lou Rawls his last rites. Later, outside the preacher's quarters, Tom Mesereau pulled me aside and spoke with me at length about a matter involving Michael. Snoop Dogg and Tony Robbins also spoke at the service, while Bianca Jagger sat in the audience. Farrakhan and Jackson were the primary orators.)

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                      The Madness of the Mangatal Moment: Meanwhile, back at the CNN studios, Sharpton, myself, and others crowded the Green Room. The stunningly beautiful LisaRaye McCoy, who accompanied Sharpton (and who I didn't recognize), beckoned me to her side with a flirtatious question. "So, what do you do?" she asked as I tried to shake off my deer-in-the-headlights stare. I was standing near Leonard Rowe (who I also didn't know), and she was sitting across from Sharpton. As we conversed, Leonard recognized me from TV and excitedly cut into our conversation as Sharpton was speaking to him.

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                      "Hey man! I like what you've been doing in representing the family on TV. You handle yourself really well!" We had a spirited conversation! I was very happy to have made his acquaintance, and have great admiration for him down to this day. (Get his book, What Really Happened to Michael Jackson the King of Pop. A great read!)

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                      Lisa and I embraced before we left, exchanging flattering whispers as we did. When I retrieved my new android phone, poised to take her number, she delicately confiscated it and ingeniously entered her digits. In an incredibly alluring manner she said "Call me." Yes, to borrow a phrase, I was completely ‘intoxicated with the perfume of her femininity.' Her personality and beauty were of biblical proportions. (Compare Job 42:15.)

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                      But, I didn't call her-at least not right away. Why not? For fear of jeopardizing my vow of celibacy (or sexual abstinence), now approaching 10 years in duration. As I state in my book How to Keep Your Pants Up and Still Feel Good, no sense in putting yourself in the line of fire! (I know. I shouldn't have gotten her number in the first place. My bad. I did call later, but ultimately dodged a bullet!) Why this seeming digression from one of the main points of this article? Because Michael was the same way. It is virtually impossible to fathom that he would fornicate with a "secret" girlfriend. When he wasn't married, Michael vowed sexual abstinence.

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                      It was in this solemn yet vibrant setting that I also saw and got reacquainted with Angel Howansky, Joe Jackson's publicist. We were both happy to see each other again! I elicited her help in contacting all the leading ladies in Michael's videos so as to cast him as a man who loved women (which was accurate!) instead of little boys in an upcoming article I intended to write. This was especially so after having met Tatiana Yvonne (who was also there that night!), who starred in The Way You Make Me Feel. Although not his ‘secret girlfriend,' the book I wrote for Tatiana is rich with true-life stories and adventures. (More to come in my next article!) During my conversation with Angel, she mentioned Shana Mangatal as a possible "secret girlfriend," thinking it would be a great idea to mention her in the article. She gave me Shana's number, assuring me that I could call unannounced.

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                      And that's how it all started folks.

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                      Measuring Madonna: The Material Girl herself reportedly said there was a time when she and Michael were "watching movies, having dinner, hanging out ... being silly." She also is alleged to have reported, "He got relaxed. He took off his sunglasses, had a glass of wine, I got him to laugh." Intriguingly, she elected not to go into more detail; but, Michael did. I'll only share what he said if the inimitable and multi-talented Lady Ciccone has a foggy memory, partially attributable to her steamy success as the "Queen of Pop." Props.

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                      Peace and blessings to all. Amen. http://firpocarr.com/firpofiles0829b2016.html
                      Zuletzt geändert von Brigitte 58; 04.09.2016, 14:19.

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                      • leider ist mir das alles zu viel englisch.
                        Was ist die Kernaussage? Kann das vllt. kurz auf Deutsch geschrieben werden?
                        Und zum vorherigen Post. Heißt es, daß dieses Shana sich das alles nur einbildet?

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                        • ... mir auch!!

                          I-wie geht mir der Firpo gewaltig auf'n zeiger!

                          In dem artikel ist so viel miteinander verquickt .. wie'n haufen legosteine aus'm sack geschüttet.

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                          • Zitat von Tijaju Beitrag anzeigen
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                            Und zum vorherigen Post. Heißt es, daß dieses Shana sich das alles nur einbildet?
                            Hier gibt es was in deutsch darüber: http://de.francais-express.com/nachr...icht-asexuell/

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