Violence and the “Mentally Ill” or “Mentally Unhealthy”

Sep 3, 2019 |

With so many shootings of late, as evidenced in Dayton Ohio, El Paso, and Odessa Texas, often the state of the shooter’s mental acuity or the existence of an accompanying mental illness becomes instantly circumspect and the topic of much consternation and even intense debate. For the record, I recognize most mentally ill people are…

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Police’s Extinguishable Behavior

Aug 7, 2019 |

Recently, according to the Washington Post, “72 police officers were pulled off the street amid a probe into racist “Facebook posts”. How tragic! Not that they were removed and they will certainly be entitled due process but, as a former Chief, I believe the Chief of Police had absolutely no other recourse. The cost for removal…

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Police vs. Security – Who You Gonna Hire?

Jun 9, 2019 |

There was a prior occasion, as a contractor, where my services were hired by a security firm. My job along with a couple of independent contractors was to drive and accompany the owner of a large diamond retail outlet to a Black-tie event in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. It was a simple event in that most of…

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Anger as a Pathway to Violence

May 8, 2019 |

Murder and mayhem are often ensconced in ANGER. However, that’s not always the case for one can be totally independent of another. There are a host of platitudes of justifications for one’s actions when discussing anger. For instance, in the War Between the States when General Sherman burned much of Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia it…

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Emptiness as a Pathway to Violence

Apr 2, 2019 |

I believe most people agree that even with healthy people, human behavior can be finicky. Add to the mix any number of environmental, physical and emotional belligerents and/or neurons misfiring or not properly directed our sometime anguishes become amplified. The human being is resilient and when our coping mechanisms are sound and intact, we can…

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Blogger / Web Content Writer

Mar 14, 2019 |

Name: Jimmy W. Mercer Type of Writer: Blogger / Web Content Writer Location: Georgia Rate Type: Per Article or Blog Post Average / Typical Rate: $ 100 – $ 250 My Website/Portfolio Profile Summary Jimmy W. Mercer has worked as a freelance writer and published articles in peer review publications, FBI National Academy Magazine,…

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Social Distancing and Violence

Sep 28, 2018 |

“Social Distance” is the degree of acceptance or rejection of social intercourse between individuals belonging to diverse racial, ethnic, or class groups. Webster Dictionary Since early on Americans have clamored to social niches that reinforce their age-old beliefs and respective ideologies. The way we communicate, interact and our perception of others is intrinsically linked and…

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God’s Plan Is Not Happenstance

Sep 2, 2018 |

I’m reminded of how I began writing my book in 2014, wherein I attempted to chronicle my life and career. Many of the things I write about are unique to me and limited only by my memory. Whether it’s ever published or not is immaterial, it’s been cathartic, to say the least.  To understand this…

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Personal Abductions

Aug 7, 2018 |

As the whereabouts of the missing Mollie Tibbetts is being sought, I’m reminded of the many times, in the classes I teach, wherein women often ask, “what might I do that better ensures my survival”? There are too many variables to discuss, here. But, in brief, it begins at home with anticipatory thinking well before…

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Safe Travels to European Destinations: Avoiding the Angst!

Aug 1, 2018 |

Planning a trip? Whether you choose to employ a travel agent or plan your own there are some things you need to know. First, there should be an arduous effort and a copious amount of time expended in the undertaking of the planning and preparation that goes into one’s personal travel plans, particularly when planning…

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