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"john ponder" Discussed on In Search of the New Compassionate Male

In Search of the New Compassionate Male

08:22 min | 1 year ago

"john ponder" Discussed on In Search of the New Compassionate Male

"Are activity here in community hopes are prisoners. Embark john ponder but he wants to check it out. It's a fabulous program doors fired. The police department were. Da's office judicial. There's a fourth element. You wanna guess what the fourth quarter you run this in criminal justice werner war. Well what my question would be like when there is ever a gun at an incident with a gun. What i'm most interested is not what happens after but what was happening one second before what was happening a week before what was happening a month before what was those. Are the questions that i feel like that. We should be thinking about dance. You are as we say in the game. We are very warm number. Four that you learn criminal justice the fourth plank of criminal justice restorative justice and if door of justice restorative justice is just the expression of compassion renew judicial system. And if you look around. I don't know how it is in texas but i'm gonna guess you don't have it on formerly in the system. We probably have judges who say well this one. We're gonna let off because you know at least in circumstances which. You don't have a formal restorative justice program. So i began what i call whispering. Conversations when are thinking about moving to action from no attitude. compassion. I found that there was a deep appetite adding that or client and so i have wonderful. Solid restarted restored of justice in baltimore philadelphia in dc avenue. Obama fellow secrets. Wani who is part of restorative justice program in dc. She's the one who originally fired made to get onto this and we're getting onto it and it's really really exciting in our focus is juvenile's Because as you said dennis what was going on three seconds before that gun runoff. What was going on in the home a week month and year before that gun went off. And when you begin to put those elements together win both the victim and the perpetrator begin to see if you will the larger picture then. There becomes room for compassion and restorative justice and so we had a wonderful sallow. I took a class where charac mazarine who is the fella who started these programs are in released. Wonderful felonies name was read also rivera dolla. Twenty four years old. The dasa former marine dog group in chicago dafa grew up in a family in which there was a tremendous alcohol dolls. Slow married his sweetheart. The doll hall ranked to her party. One night woke up to find his wife dead. We had blacked out into some kind of state and he was in jail on first degree murder. The soak sharma restorative justice side. Got to adopt knock before the our original court case for after in his rodolfo shared with us. Students are at georgetown myself. A few of us were led in so we could hear these stories and said would be alive today. I attempted suicide four times. I wouldn't be alive today if there wasn't restored justice program engaged and he said today as i sit here talking to you. I restored relations with my mother-in-law and rinse my wife. Sam wynne and my young son who was born just a few months turkey for my wife. Sta ion so looking forward to micro and doing everything in my power to be a good prisoner and to show that. I really do care and i have stopped obviously because in prison all by addictive behaviors. My big question right as we move forward into this twenty th century which as such great i certainly do. What are the programs that were like. What is the track. Were laying down right now. We're compassion to be operational within our systems. And i think a big one is restorative. Justice are wherever you are out there and radio lab whatever state you're living in. I encourage you to reach out to your da to return general to these people and find out what's going on you. Have you formally institutionalized restorative justice in. Our state now began the kobe period was a huge period of transition also. Interestingly decided that. I should write a book. I wrote a children's book or it's the story of a father daughter and its discovery of the daughter of what love really is and as she goes through the journey. Were the father. And they got these star stairwell to heaven and they sit there on the clouds talking about what love is gets a little senate because she discovers to have love. Give it away yes. That's the big secret you know Guard talking with charlie barker and and and the charter. He said something wanted. I never thought of and it was. We've got to start teaching passion when babies and to do that got his parents. But that's that's the see as we're begins there and I've gone back as far as we teach our young folks that he really of nail on the head. And that's that's what i see in this book. Yeah that's that's what's got to go on in again. I call it three. Acids synchronicity serendipity and synergy right now when you open your heart. Mind to what's real. Those three s.'s. Began to kick in and one of the people i've met in the last year who has changed my life is leading into starlet. Lewis scarlet lewis lives in luton newton. Connecticut yes yes. I'm on sadly sadly there was. There was a terrific Murder their mass shooting her son jesse stood in front of adam lanza with his rifle and we think say relies are all of this because he took the bull so dear scarlet lewis and her team have started another program which is called choosing love and to your point clay choosing mazar program which is free. You can bring it into any institution. It's basically just cultivating a culture love and compassion and getting teachers pre k. And k and one two three all the way to begin to think on these things. I believe in looking sincari's things we do Then armindo began to change and so she is instituting programs across united states in school systems and other places called choosing love. So i encourage your radio audience to go look choosing love choose. Relationship.

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"john ponder" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

10:27 min | 1 year ago

"john ponder" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Outreach and I have the privilege of speaking today with Adam Pro Self from Partners in Hope and Inspector Shanty. Boston Smith. Who is a Milwaukee police officer who works with Adam in their efforts, so Referencing the statement prior to the break once a criminal always a criminal. What would you guys say to those that believe that Get that sentiment. I really really do because especially today with all the violent crime seemingly on the rise. Society was tired of it. People are tired of people committing crimes. Every one of those crimes as a result of one human being dehumanizing, another in creating a victim and tears are now falling as a result. I would argue with this statistic. Over 95% of the people that are incarcerated at some point will come home. Will probably be your neighbor. So if we do not treat them as human beings now, how can we expect them to act like human beings? What if you were defined? The worst decision you ever made for the rest of your life. We've all made mistakes, some obviously worse than others. We are more than our worst mistake if we did not help those who have served their time successfully transition back into society. We'll continue this cycle of victim creation by default. Is why we have partisan hope. We're in the business of preventing tears from falling, preventing victims from being created. It kind of reminds me of one of the gentlemen, This is a a full circle sort of what can really happen. There's an individual, I'll just referencing has SB. He committed a crime over probably 41 years ago. And he was arrested on four of the north and you understand why I'm referencing that street. So almost a quarter or half a century later, we get a gentleman entered into our program. And we are located on fourth and North. And it's It's one of those situations where not to get religious. I don't know how you can say that I half century in between the last time he saw freedom and the very first place he has entered into For our prisoner Reentry program is on the same block. How else do you describe that other than divine intervention? Yeah. And when I think about that statement, once a criminal, always a criminal I immediately say, How can you have that mindset? Criminals are humans who just made a bad decision. To say that a person cannot recover from their bad decisions is very similar to telling the person that because of their mistake, they're no longer human. And then they shouldn't even be on this earth. And when you think about that statement that doesn't make sense, right? So that doesn't make sense to me that once a criminal always a terminal Everyone always have it within them. To change their lives. And that's what we're here to do to send the message that we acknowledge your mistake. But your mistake does not defined you of who you are. Let those mistakes you did allow them to define the character that you will not built from those things in the past. Uh, because we understand the character is cultivated through your thought process. Through your choices through your commitment to your determination and so What I say is That's just the cop out. To say that that just say you don't want to help because truly, once the criminal is not always a criminal And I think, Adam, you're great testament to that, right? I mean your story. Is awesome. You know you you look at what you've been through and where you're at now and where you're going. You know the sky's the limit, Right? There are so many great things that you guys are doing. You have a program that The participants will graduate from right, um, how many people have been through that program and and graduated? We've had about 120. Men and women graduate our program. And of those graduates we have about a 4.1% recidivism rate. And you couple that with the state of Wisconsin's 34 35 37 ish, depending on what numbers you're looking at. We're sort of isn't right. We definitely feel that we have the numbers to show that what we do works What we what we're doing is generally Making our communities safer. And then do you think that you can define your success by those number of graduates or no, I don't think our success is defined by the number of graduates I success is defined by Did we transform lives to the point that they do not re enter into this judicial system and commit more crimes. Remember that when they come out? Individuals come out of the prison system. They're part of us. They're part of our community, so either we help them to be integrated correctly. Not the way that they were integrated into prison. Not the way that they were integrated into their other past lies. We need to integrate film into the society and have them have the outlook on how They should view being part of the society because one of the things in a couple examples that I have is I have some young men and some women who Knows what to do. But their mindset doesn't tell them that they're part of our community. They still see themselves as being separate. Although they have been out for a while, have not committed any crimes. They have jobs they have homes. They have cars. They're doing everything that society said that they should do to be productive, but their minds that still say I'm not good enough. And so that's where the mentorships come in me as a volunteer to stand with them hand to hand to build them up to say you are worthy of this. You paid your debt to society. Even as a law enforcement. I did my job from the beginning. But you went in and you pad your dad. I cannot hold that against you because you went through the process and the process has ended for you. So now change your mindset. And understand that we are here, Um As part of the program and volunteer. I give up my cell phone. Yes, I give out my cell phone number to the criminals. Believe it or not, But I will say there to pass criminals. You know, I like to give him myself on to say you are starting with a new slave. No. If I just the rest of you, I am not giving you my phone number. However, you are done. You do that process. And I say, Call me and sometimes I do get those phone calls were literally I have to talk them out of not going the wrong way. And sometimes it's early in the morning late at night, but later on when they have come to their senses and said, Okay, I just needed to get that off my chest. They realize, like, okay, I guess the police is not that bad. Number one number two. I think I actually can do this. I just needed someone to walk me off the cliff. Yeah, and believe in me, right? And you're doing that. Thank God for you. That's that's wonderful. Wow. We all know that people need mentors like we talked about, but we also need people out there advocating for and supporting those people. That may struggle in a particular area. So you know, we talked to the Badger Institute in the first few segments. What role did they play? In bringing partners in hope to Wisconsin. Only just the biggest role ever. And I don't think a lot of people realize this, but I think it was February of 2017. Badges to had the wisdom and foresight really, to recognize the importance all of successful prisoner re entry. And they brought to Milwaukee, the founder and CEO of Hope for prisoners, John Ponder his excellent Law enforcement partners from Las Vegas. Hope for prisoners, obviously, in my opinion, the best rented program in the in the nation. And it's our sister program, but Fact of matter Is there the trendsetters and we're just trying to keep up with them, but it was the battery institutes. Don't know how they saw that because my CEO of my boss always looks for best practices, and they brought to Wisconsin the best practice in the re entry within the entire world. In my opinion in John Ponder and hope for hope for prisoners. So had they not brought them to us. We wouldn't be sitting here right now before you So the Badges Institute played a pivotal role in getting partisan hope off the ground and again and when we were interviewing them, we talked about How can people get involved with the Badger Institute in in the issues that they're involved in? And Mike and Angela so eloquently talked about the criminal justice system and and how they are in support of that? And you know if you're listening, and you have a heart for that, There's a way for you to get involved in a number of different ways. You know, Having mentors in your life is so important for so many people, especially those struggling in some way that it's a lifeline, right? Are you guys in need of mentors or volunteers? Let's let's talk about that. What do you What do you guys need? We absolutely need volunteers. We need mentors. Everyone that comes to our program. You know, we have a very diverse program and one of two mentors like myself. Can't reach them all. Everybody can bring something to the table and, um, impact someone else. Volunteerism doesn't necessarily have to be just mentorship on top of mentoring. If you have things that you can add to our weekly to box huddle. If you have something that you can impart, so we have small sessions where we're able to talk, So if you have a business in, you see something that people are not doing right when they come to their interviews. That's a portion that you can talk about at the huddle helped them with their you know their life skills..

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Vice President Mike Pence uses RNC speech to appeal for another four years

NBC Nightly News

02:52 min | 2 years ago

Vice President Mike Pence uses RNC speech to appeal for another four years

"It is night three of the R. N. C. Vice President Mike Pence sent to make the case for four more years of a trump presidency after first lady Melania trump took center stage last night. Here's highly Jackson with that after the twilights last gleaming Vice President Mike Pence. Tonight, we'll speak at Fort McHenry the site that inspired the lyrics to the Star spangled banner the stage set for A. Speech, heavy on patriotism according to sources familiar with it and heavy on policy with pence expected to offer what they call a brighter vision and make the case against Joe Biden Presidency the backdrop last night was closer to home for the president and first. Lady. Not The usual convention arena because of covid. Instead his campaign leveraging the White House and the power of his presidency to their political advantage. Granted John. I'm not sure you know this a full pardon from the emotional pardon of prison reform activist, John Ponder today, praise, God I'm filled with hope to a naturalisation ceremony outside the East Room congratulations again to all of you may God bless you and may God bless our great? country. America. To speech by Secretary of State Mike, pompeo. While on an official trip to Jerusalem, this president has led bold initiatives in nearly every corner of the world. The State Department says Pompeo was acting in his personal, not professional capacity and the White House says no laws have been violated but critics argue those blurred lines are inappropriate and maybe illegal and point to what they call a gulf between rhetoric and reality like the overtures to black Americans despite the president's past racist tweets and from top adviser a reference to the current corona virus pandemic in past tense. Then came a once in one hundred year pandemic. About, thousand people are still dying every day from the corona virus a heartbreak first lady Melania trump acknowledged donald not rest until he has done all he can. To, take. Care of everyone impacted by these terrible endemic the first lady speaking from the newly renovated Rose Garden also addressed race years after she defended her husband's birther conspiracy theory these harsh reality that we are not proud parts of our history. And in the tradition of first lady speeches, Mrs Trump getting personal about her husband. Whether you like it or not, you always know what he's thinking. And that is because he's an authentic person. Loves country and its people and wants to continue to make it better before the vice president takes the stage here the lineup of speakers for the rest of the night includes top presidential adviser. Kellyanne Conway set to make remarks this days before she leaves the administration to focus on her family

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Day 2 at GOP convention: a first lady, a pardon, Pompeo

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Day 2 at GOP convention: a first lady, a pardon, Pompeo

"President trump again made taped appearances during the Republican convention blurring official duties and politics the president was shown citing a pardon for convicted bank robber John ponder who now helps former prisoners reenter society John's life is a beautiful testament to the power of redemption and later please raise your right hand and repeat after me watching as acting homeland security chief Chad wolf's worry new citizens today America rejoices as we welcome five absolutely incredible new members into our great American family a welcoming tone at odds with some of his own policies aimed at cutting immigration Sager mag ani Washington

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