The Ferguson protests of late 2014 were often seen as a simple case of the latest shooting of an African American male by a law enforcement officer in a nation where institutional racism remains a major problem. Into what was originally a local protest movement steps George Soros, the former Hungarian refugee who has been a major supporter of human rights groups across the planet through his own Open Society Foundations network; The Washington Times reports Soros provided around $33 million in funding for groups supporting the Ferguson protests, including the Drug Policy Alliance that receives around $4 million from the George Soros-funded Open Society Foundations each year. The Drug Policy Alliance policy director Kassandra Frederique played a major role in bringing the Ferguson protests to the attention of the public as the shooting of Michael Brown was seen as reflecting many of the issues the charity looks to combat on a regular basis.
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The backing of groups such as the Drug Policy Alliance has led to George Soros becoming an influential figure in the “#BlackLivesMatter” movement that has been at the heart of the civil rights movement in the U.S. and led to many conservative commentators stating Soros is the man behind the rise of the movement. In fact, George Soros simply backs groups that have come together since the 2011 shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida to create a movement designed to keep the issues of the civil rights movement in the public eye; over the course of the Ferguson protests over 500 people who are part of the “#BlackLivesMatter” movement traveled to Ferguson to aid in the organizing of the protestors in the city to keep them safe at all times. Even the publicizing of the Ferguson protests led to George Soros becoming mentioned as he funding the publishing of the publishing of the Colorlines Website that pushed forward the cause of the people of Ferguson. Read his profile at Business Insider.
Over the course of the Ferguson protests the issue of human and civil rights has risen to the surface of the work completed by George Soros and his Open Society Foundations. George Soros has maintained an interest in social justice and the advancement of liberal issues since his youth in Hungary, which included a period of time spent living under the rule of the occupying Nazi forces, the Open Society Foundations reports. George Soros remains one of the world’s leading hedge fund managers long after his 80th birthday and continues to work to better the lives of the people of the world, including those who are living under harsh human rights conditions in what are seen as free and democratic countries. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.
When you have to work inside of a jail each day, you learn to move around with your head on a swivel because at any moment it could be your last. I work in a crowded prison with many inmates who are serving life sentences and have nothing to lose by causing harm to another. If you introduce drugs into the equation, then you really give the inmates a huge advantage.
Some inmates underestimate the power in these drugs, and once taken, can become several times stronger than they usually are. This makes it very difficult for my team to be able to maintain order because we are already outnumbered, and now we have to take resources from one area to just contain a suspect. This means we have to make a huge effort each day to try and stop the flow of drugs in the prison, and we utilize Securus Technologies in those efforts.
The inmate telephone monitoring system that was installed by Securus Technologies is capable of picking up chatter from anyone on the phones about a number of different subjects. When the conversation of drugs comes up, we are able to now get the alert and spring into action faster than ever before. This makes the entire prison safer for officers, inmates, and even visitors.
This month we were alerted to a call where one inmate was talking about selling prescription drugs in order to raise money to kick up to the gangs in the jail. We closely monitored this inmate and discovered he was one of many being recruited to gangs in jail for protection, but in exchange had to get and sell drugs to other inmates and kick up to the leaders. The call system helped us break up that ring and make the facility safer.
Whitney Wolfe is very passionate about human relationships. This is one of the reasons that she has wanted to create her own app for people to use.
One app she has created is the Bumble app which is good for empowering women. It makes dating a little easier for some men as well. However, there is one aspect of life that has been neglected for a while that Whitney has looked at. This is the need for human friendships. Whitney has taken the time to deal with this need by adding an extension to the app called Bumble BFF.
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While it is rather challenging to find a date, it can be challenging to find friends as well. As people get older, they come to realize that not everyone they meet and get along with can be considered friends. There has to be a criteria that has to be met in order for one to be friends. Whitney Wolfe has set up the Bumble BFF app to help people find others that meet the criteria. Therefore, when people download the app, they can develop a tight circle in which people could support one another. Whitney Wolfe knows the difference that a supportive circle can make.
One thing that people have been faced with is the challenge of meeting friends. A lot of people are at a loss when it comes to meeting new people. However, the best way to do this is through going to gatherings when it is offline. However, Whitney Wolfe has made it possible for people to meet the friends they need in their lives with the app. They have to set up a profile and be honest in it. Then the dating app will match them with other friends so that they don’t have to worry about too many clashes with the people they meet.
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