Churches are the tenants or outcroppings of one of our finest and most sacred of institutions – “Religion”. It is where worshipers meet, interact and enjoy a cathartic and redemptive religious experience. It is to that end, some mentally or emotionally maligned and discombobulated individual with or without cause may experience some perverse exhilaration extracting vengeance…

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Way too often we see instances where bullying plays an integral part in recompensing for the unjust actions of another. It does not require someone to be professionally trained and developed in threat management to understand the agonizing behavior of being bullied. Bullying is revolting!  We should not tolerate bullying in domiciles, schools or the workplace, given…

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Attacks on our churches and its parishioners has become all too common, Charleston South Carolina, Sutherland Springs, Texas and most recently the West Freeway Church of Christ near Fort Worth Texas to name just a few. Quite often, if violent behavior can’t be attributed to a “grievance, mental health issue or terrorism” the occurrence often…

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By: Kathy Mercer, Managing Partner Tis the Season, so let’s make a slight departure from Jimmy’s timely and informative threat awareness information and focus on family, faith and friendships with a touch of personal mindfulness this holiday season. We often ask others “What do you want for Christmas” or “What do you want Santa to…

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Heretofore, I’ve devoted time and attention to various symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorders. In this edition I want to discuss impulsivity as a pathway to violence. Not all impulsive behavior manifests itself in dangerous behavior but, some do. When impulsivity promulgates risky or self-destructive behavior therein lies the problem. Even though the behavior may be counterintuitive it is…

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The Centers for Disease Control has what’s called the “Adverse Childhood Experiences ” a process, wherein an ACE template score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect and other hallmarks of childhood trauma one experienced. The higher the risk score the higher one’s risk for subsequent health issues.  Poor physical or mental health begets a sundry…

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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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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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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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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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