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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chicago's Black Children Slipping Through the Cracks!

Written By: 
Miranda Gonzalez,

My son Christian A. Walker (14years old) has had behavioral concerns since he was 10 years old.  I had them addressed earlier on when he would express suicidal thoughts on several occasions which led the school he was attending to commit  him to Mount Sinai Hospital 5/16/11. He was diagnosed with (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and my role was to follow-up with a Psychiatrist. And I did with the Toys Program.  

Christian saw his father beat me, divorce, and his father’s inconsistency, broken promises, rejection and a deep secret between him and his brother that haunts him etc) were the reasons behind the madness.  In addition; I pursued a behavioral IEP for 2 years  as a means to keep him on task.  

Thank God , because there has been a lot of discrepancies with that as well and with all the behaviors he would’ve been kicked out of the school a long time ago. I even lost a job, which was an onset for panic attacks…because I would get a call almost every day concerning my sons disruptive behaviors (foul language, fighting, outburst, bullying, knives, porn cds  he stole from a teenager in neighborhood and his own obscene videos) therefore on 5/1/13 Christian pulled a knife on his brother and ended up in Hargrove for a week. He was treated for (Impulsive Control) disorder. Shortly after, he was remitted on 5/29/13 and treated for mood disorder and prescribed Risperdal. In-between these incidents cigarettes , marijuana, stealing, were on the scene.


I have filed 5 missing reports and had to fight a $500.00 fine in Court of Cicero on two occasions (Curfew). I been to 26th and California 6-7 times last year…Ive been in and out of court since May 2014 to present. My son has been arrested at least 10 times or more , but there wasn’t enough points to convict , he has been arrested for (trespassing, stealing from stores, curfew,carrying knives, and the last case of Battery lead him into court. 

Its crazy because teachers and officers  encouraged me to get him to a judge and I would definitely get help. And what’s even crazier is all the behaviors in school and me requesting Therapeutic Day school the IEP team failed to mention their ability in a day program to get him into a Residential Program.

My efforts have been counseling with him though the following  agencies ( TOYS Program, Mt. Sinai, Church,) Also I had him assessed on April 10,2014 through (HDRI) for counseling he was diagnosed with (Depressive Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and he admitted to Illegal Drug Use…he could no longer continue treatment he was no longer in area due to fact he moved back with me after me trying to give his dad a shot for (5 months) at taking care of him , As a result, he was severely beaten for all his behaviors so my son ran away.  My son watched his dad use and transport drugs. Then I took him to Pilsen Village for Outpatient Drug treatment and Saint Anthony Hospital..he skipped (always known as flight risk) out and the counselor changed sites..so this was not successful. 

He was transported to Roseland Hospital prior on 3/3/14 due to school witnessing passing and smelling drugs, flushing them down the toilet. There he was diagnosed with (Mood Disorder) and released by SASS to follow up with counseling which I did with HDRI. My son has been Evaluated by SASS on 4 occasions, their findings were Substance Abuse/Mood Disorder, but referred to outpatient treatment.  And I did that as well.


Also, the school he was at (JN Thorp Elementary) their irresponsible interventions were to have dad come up to the school and beat him or he run. Later, they were in violation for the way they handled my son neglecting the IEP which was also written inappropriately.

As of today I’ve attended at least 15 court appearances or more to get my son Residential Substance Abuse treatment.  I tried a lot of outpatient services that didn’t pan out either because my son runs off or his counselor and insurance changes. And his actions have proven outpatient services were unsuccessful. My son was arrested and convicted of battery resulting in 18 months probation. 

Part of that was residential drug treatment. Nevertheless, my son sat at the detention Center (1100 S Hamilton) for 5 ½ months for Substance Abuse Residential placement , 2 of those months I fought against DCFS involvement to assist with placement and funding with no fault of the parent. I believe we could’ve found a drug program with his insurance.  However, we ended up giving DCFS a shot.


The Judge typically gave them 30 days which turned into 60 days. In that process, they couldn’t do better either.  The options they presented were ones I tried before they entered the picture. My son was denied (Gateway, Rosecrance and other agencies not on record) due to the him fighting to defending himself and  clean drops he didn’t meet criteria, although his substance abuse need was identifiable . 

However, Abraxis was an option, but since I challenged the intake worker on the process of getting him screened she immediately went in defense mode and didn’t do intake, as a matter of fact I was encouraged  by the probation Officers supervisor recently  to try to be nice to her in efforts to get one done. Nevertheless, I was called back into court by the judge 2/2015 because my son had sat too long and no programs were on the table to take him. I cried and pleaded because his Substance Abuse outweighs Mental Health. 

I was told by his probation officer try not to worry, he got a team together to support him at home. Now his probation Officer is known as one of the best and has gone above and beyond. And the judge, probation Officer and case mangers were convinced he was changed and will do well.  I knew without Impatient Substance Treatment , lack of coping skills, impulsivity and neighborhood friends,  it wouldn’t work. Therefore on March 21, 2015 my son was released with no school to attend. His home school  principal has never met him but based on records she wrote a letter he be better of in an alternative school, and Nancy B Jefferson failed to modify his IEP in December, 2014 and they had him in the wrong grade.  

So I had to reach out to the Special Education Manager and his IEP was Modified a couple days before he gets out , but keep in mind it could take up to 10 days for Therapeutic Day School approval and we has to find a school that will accept him. In the meantime he went from a structured environment to a Sanctions program 9 -11 am he didn’t come home with 30 day supply of medication .  

Task should have been involved, but wasn’t. The team the probation Officer put together his school probation officer reached out a week later, but I had already been in communication with the president over the Therapeutic programs. As of today the grade was fixed after weeks of fighting ,but still my son has no school attend.

The probation Officer put two referrals for counseling Westcare (CBT) program which reached out to me a week before my son was released. And I was told by probation Officer on March 26th the MST program will reach out soon. That happened around the 28th. Keep in mind the probation officer didn’t want to overwhelm him with programming. 

The MST program manager and I spoke about me keeping him in one program or another, but if one counseling program doesn't work I will have MST to fall back on. However, that was communicated to the probation Officer as a denial of services.

Nevertheless, my fight has been for substance help! Since my son was released there has been  no drops. I started to see signs of relapse and sent pictures to probation officer not knowing he was officially on vacation when I was expressing deep concerns. However, when I did reach the probation Officer I told him my son had violated house arrest, his friends bringing drugs when I was gone reported by my neighbor to our window. 

We discussed pictures of my son involved in illegal activities...his response to that was I can’t go off pictures because those could be any type of pills. I told him i.e. Probation Officer he stopped taking the medication, which he only had 2 pills left and that I caught my son , along with the signs and symptoms associated. 

He replied that he was tired of me talking about my professional years of experience in the field. And he told me that he just issued a warrant for my son's arrest due to failure to comply (my son didn't fail to comply. He did try, and participated in programs). I haven't seen or heard from my son in 3 days, so now when and if he's  picked up he will be arrested and sent off to St. Charles Department Of Corrections, a  juvenile prison. 

I spoke to my son's Probation Officer's supervisor. She felt he just said some things out of frustration but I’ve been trying to reach him and even sent more evidence to support my son losing control over his soul and the Probation Officer I knew to give all recently appeared to given up due to me being right on how it played out or being too aggressive in striving for impatient substance help.  I guess its easier to send him away than to deal with a soul in crisis with mental health n substance issues.

Please note , I told the probation Officer my son shouldn’t be released without strong substance Abuse interventions...now that my son violated EM due to his urges he wants to send him away to prison! 


I STILL NEED HELP 
FINDING MY SON.
HE'S BEEN MISSING 
FOR 3 DAYS! 


Miranda Gonzalez 
contact me via facebook 
if you've seen my son.
Click below link:
https://www.facebook.com/ThebutterPecanPuertoRicanPie?fref=ts

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Brilliance of Phil Ponce


The last debate for mayor of Chicago was held March 31, 2015 by WTTW, hosted by Phil Ponce an award winning television journalist. From the start of the debate Phil had total control. Before the debate started Phil gave the guidelines which included the participants couldn't interrupt each other.

The format of the debate seemed to have knocked Chuy Garcia off track seeing he couldn't interrupt the mayor as the mayor made key points on pressing issues and concerns. Chuy Garcia has been quick to point out Emanuel's shortcomings but slow to produce his plan of action relative to what he'll do differently if elected mayor.

Chuy continues to say he'll consult the community on just about every pressing issue facing Chicago. Newsflash, the community should of been consulted. You should already have the agenda the community wants you to adhere to.

At times Chuy seemed out of his league relative to how he'd handle the City's 3 budgets and the pension deficit. Then Phil asked him about his son's gang ties. "With respect, a lot of voters might wonder, commissioner, if you can't keep your son out of a gang, how can you steer the City away from gangs and violence?" - Phil Ponce


A great question, although the audience booed the question. As someone who grew up between Little Village and Pilsen yet was a Vice Lord from K-town, I always thought those in gangs were poor, at-risk, and fatherless such as me and my fellow comrades were. I didn't see successful Black men in my neighborhood. Not at least those who had jobs. The only time I saw a successful looking Black man was at church.

The notion Chuy's son would join a gang is woefully fascinating to me. Like dude, your dad has always had a good job as an Alderman and Cook County Commissioner and you wanna gang bang!? Absolutely stupid! Most of the gang bangers in the gritty streets of Chicago come from single parent homes, in poverty, live in the ghetto.

The question Phil asked changes the dynamics of how we address gang violence. Maybe not all gang members need an at-risk youth program or a job for that matter. Maybe some only need the love and time of their fathers'? The question Phil asked wasn't to sleight but rather to make us think?


Jim Allen



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Can the Vice Lords be Saved?

Minister Willie "Rico" Johnson 
above picture

Minister Willie "Rico" Johnson a man who's name carries hope and respect on the streets of Chicago is trying to do the unthinkable. He's trying to use his voice to save a young generation of Vice Lords headed to years in prison and even worse...death! The Minister is sharing his ideas and concepts with the media he's also working with gang violence prevention groups as well. 

The Minister is working with 
United In Peace, INC
as well. Please click below LINK:

The Vice Lords once was a positive organization and even marched with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., please click below LINKS:
http://gangresearch.net/cvl/cvlhistoryfinal/mlk.html

http://www.uic.edu/orgs/kbc/lawndale/slideshow/slide01.html

http://gangresearch.net/cvl/bobbygore/bobbyfirst.html

http://gangresearch.net/cvl/grassglass_ss/grassnotglass.swf

http://gangresearch.net/cvl/cvlhistoryfinal/oneway.html

http://gangresearch.net/cvl/cvlhistoryfinal/dawley.html

Its our prayer he is successful in this noble endeavor. Below are a few excerpts from a media piece highlighting the words of the Minister. Keep him in your prayers as he continues to preach STOP THE VIOLENCE, SAVE THE BABIES! Click all photos for a better view! 






Click below link:

RE-elect Ald. Deborah Graham (April 7, 2015)

Alderman Deborah Graham 

Alderman Deborah Graham continues to fight for the 29th Ward. She has some amazing accomplishments and has brought MILLIONS of dollars to the 29th Ward. Her administration continues to build new businesses in Austin, Galewood, and Mount Clare, secure millions of dollars for our parks where kids and seniors enjoy programs, continues to assist women of domestic violence rebuild their lives. 

FIGHTING FOR:
> Children 
> Seniors 
> Small Business Owners 
> Women of Domestic Violence 

On April 7, 2015 join me in voting to re-elect Alderman Deborah Graham! She's still fighting for us and we must continue to fight for her. Please click below photo. Thank you. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Is Willie Wilson (FINANCING) Dock Walls Campaign?


Willie Wilson a mayoral candidate and multimillionaire businessman is throwing his weight and money all over the place. He's paid a number of pastors on the West and South sides of Chicago to help him with petitions to make the ballot. He paid, challenged, and had mayoral candidate Amara Enyia kicked off the ballot. Willie then turned around and attempted to have William "Dock" Walls kicked off the ballot, but because of outrage from many in the African American community over Mr. Wilson having Amara kicked off the ballot he spared Dock Walls. 

According to one of Willie Wilson's campaign managers i.e. former State Senator Rickey Hendon via a facebook post...Mr. Wilson not only spared Mr. Walls from being kicked off the ballot but he also financed William "Dock" Walls campaign, even offered to pay him 10-15K a month if Walls would drop out the race and work for Willie Wilson. Below are comments between Willie Wilson's campaign manager former St. Sen. Rickey Hendon and William "Dock" Walls. What do you think of Willie Wilson financing William "Dock" Walls campaign?

Jim Allen From what I see... Willie is rising in polls.
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Rickey R. Hendon Yes Jim Willie Wilson has passed Alderman Fioretti and is right behind Garcia in the main media polls. I'm so glad he finally red Dock Walls, Doc Walls and his frezied fringe crew have been talking about Dr. Wilson like a dog. The two men had talked, Dock Walls went to Willie Wilson's house and asked for money his campaign, he went back when I had him knocked off the ballot AND IT WAS EASY TO DO, Willie Wilson welcomed him into his home again..Then Dr. Wilson called me and said he prayed over it and asked me to leave the ony other black candidate left Dock Walls alone he was going to trust him and take him at his word..need I say more? Now they attack Willie Wilson way more than they do the white Mayor they claim needs to go..Dock has said nasty things to Dr. Wilson at every debate/forum I've attened and Willie Wilson has just took it. He finally asked William Walls if Mayor Harold Washington Fired Him ?..All Walls and his supporters ever say to that question is..as Doc Walls answered " You can't prove that". you can't prove that? How about NO? Perhaps because the answer is YES..I've been fired before as have many of you but none of us except for the Walls campaign would say our ex-boss is giving us a Fantastic letter of recommendation for the job they had,,hmmm, i know I shouldn't be on this this hard but it's The First Day Of Black History Month so there's some history..
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William Dock Walls Rickey R. Hendon you are a lying trick-ster. When you realized you couldn't knock me off the ballot, you came asking me to withdaw and to serve as Willie's campaign manager. You and Willie offerd to retire my campaign debt, employ several of my people, and pay me $10-15 Thousand per month. I refused because it was shocking to see how ill equipped and unprepared Willie is as an administrator. Willie Wilson used his money to knock every other Black Candidate off of the ballot. He even attempted to knock me off, but quickly found he couldn't. Then he cried and whined when Rahm went after his bogus petitions. The only reason Willie Wilson is on the ballot is because Rahm abruptly dropped his challenge on Christmas Eve. Rahm's reason, his internal polls showed me to be a runaway winner as the only Black candidate in a four way race (Rahm, Fioretti, Chuy and I). Rahm and Gov. Bruce Rauner need their friend Willie Wilson in this race so they can continue to control Trillions of dollars and run Blacks out of Chicago.http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/.../dr-willie-wilson...

CHICAGO - Dr. Willie Wilson is one of several...
ILLINOISREVIEW.TYPEPAD.COM
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Rickey R. Hendon I did ask you to be campaign manager, and I gave you $1200 for you and Bruce Crosby's help knocking off Amara Enyia. She filed 1200 pages, Your crew took the 1st 600 pages and my crew had the last 600 pages 601 to 1204 ..you forgot that? And you also e-mailed me the legal paper work to kick Gerald Sconyers and Patterson off the Ballot. You will get a 1099. Emails never go away. We were friends, we talked at the Chicago Board of Elections EVERY DAY FOR 3 WEEKS..What were you doing down there? We said right here on FB we would stop this black on black BS but your main fantic Bruce started right back up as soon as Willie Wilson began surging inthe polls..READ his post!
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William Dock Walls Rickey R. Hendon We purchased petitions and looked at all of the candidates. You re-purchased the petitions we purchased. My team never filled out recapitulation sheets to knock Amara off. You continue to spin that lie cos it's sooooo hard for you to tell the truth. You call yourself Olivia Pope. Like her, you get paid to spin and confuse the public.
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  • Rickey R. Hendon OK,,I see you are going to force me to share the EMAIL DOCUMENTS you sent me and you can release all of our text messages which go back to when YOU and I were going to run Vetress Boyce campaign for Alderman on the 24th Ward or am I lying about that too?
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  • William Dock Walls Frank Coconate I hesitate to bicker with you because unlike most of the people on this post, You and I have fought some important battles together. We have stood up against the machine together, against the odds. It is not my nature to get into a public debate with people with whom I've have been in the trenches. I'll tell you what I think of your silly little paid Provocateur comments when I see you.
    1 hr · Like · 1
  • William Dock Walls Yes Share what you have. Certainly we were going to collaborate and support Vetress Boyce...and??
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  • Rickey R. Hendon You also gave me the Re-Cap sheets to kick Amara off the Ballot. I have proof of that too cause I used them later to Kick Shaw off before he withdrew..You forget about that too..Remember you only filed 14,100 signatures and needed 12,500 of those to be good. CANDIDATES for Aldermen were getting 3 times the amount they needed and many still got kicked off the Ballot. HOW MANY SIGNATURES DID YOU FILE?? DO YOU BELIEVE ANYONE THINKS 90% of them were good.. I give up..
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  • Rickey R. Hendon Really Dock Walls..Get in line if that means you gonna beat my ass..I have many much more dangerous enemies who will get me if God take his protective arms from around me..like I told your boy I'm always by myself..
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  • William Dock Walls Rickey R. Hendon Obviously you can't count. If I only had 14,000 signatures, I wouldn't be here today. Make sense. You and Willie would not have offered me a small fortune, If you could have knocked me off the ballot. Make sense. I know 80% of our signatures were good. Rahm confirmed that, Chuy's camp confirmed that, Toni Preckwinkle's camp confirmed it, as did other independent organizations. We were not challenged. If Rahm could have knocked me off the ballot there would be no Willie Wilson candidacy. He would have also knocked Willie off the ballot. The Pattern of Fraud alone would have gotten Both of you.
    6 hrs · Like
  • Frank Coconate William Dock Walls I may never see City Hall again, but it wont be for lack of trying.I'm 56 and ready to leave this City if Rahm wins!
    5 hrs · Like
  • William Dock Walls Frank Coconate The tide is rising. The pendulum is swinging my way. We freedom fighters will see the mayor's office again.
    5 hrs · Like · 1
  • Rickey R. Hendon DOC WALLS YOUR PETITIONS WERE THE WORST YOU EVER FILED. YOUR CREW has grown old and ragged..Did you go crying to Dr. Wilson the night I called you and told you I was going to kick you off the ballot? GATOR please God is not with Rahm for Mayor, leave him out of it..THINK ABOUT IT: 1 BLACK CANDIDATE WAS MY GOAL..If I had listened to elder statesman and well respected Richard Barnett and not novice good hearted Willie Wilson we wouldn't even be having this stupid discussion. THERE WOULD BE ONE BLACK CANDIDATE AND WE WOULD HAVE UNITY!! DOCK WALLS will run again and I will knock yo ass off the ballot FOR FREE!! Yes we worked together but then Harold Fired you, we are nolonger friends..delete my cell I've just deleted yours..
    5 hrs · Like · 1

  • William Dock Walls Rickey R. Hendon So you felt sorry for me and left me on the ballot. Instead of knocking me off, like you did the other Black candidates, you chose to offer me a small fortune and control of Willie's campaign. That makes no sense whatsoever.
    5 hrs · Like
  • Rickey R. Hendon Rhymefest got more votes for Alderman than you did for Mayor Doc Walls.. 5,291 votes for MAYOR..,09 percent of the VOTE.. 99% voted against you!!
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  • Rickey R. Hendon Rhymefest how many votes did you get for Alderman in your first try? Compare that to Dock Walls whooping 5,291 votes from all 50 WARDS TOTAL!!!! Five Thousand Two Hundred Ninety One..for Mayor ? Of what city ? Cleveland Mississippi ..OMG!!
    5 hrs · Like
  • Che Rhymefest Smith Lmbao William Dock Walls he kinda got you there Doc.
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  • Che Rhymefest Smith William Dock Walls I love you man, you're articulate and have great ideas. Your organization ability to fundraise and brand is just shot to hell. Why not use what you have left helping someone viable?
    5 hrs · Edited · Like
  • Che Rhymefest Smith I help young people now with music so that when my time is over I can pass on that knowledge and experience. William Dock Walls please tell me why you won't help someone who's willing to embrace your plattform. You could be a King or Queen maker, but it appears as though you rather sink with the ship. What's worse is you have some pretty good people including my neighbor that you're taking with you.
    5 hrs · Like

  • William Dock Walls Rickey R. Hendon You came to me in 1983 after Harold won with run over shoes, wearing a mixed match suit. a dirty ring around the collar shirt, and soup stains on your tie, You were pimping the name Fred Willianson. I felt sorry for you. I brought you in from the cold. I listened to you when nobody else would give you the time of day. now you spin the same old tired lies. Harold did not Fire me. I was a young 25 year old relied upon to make the major decisions that moved Chicago forward. In 1984, the SunTimes compared of key members of the Byrne administration to key members of the Washington administration. The SunTimes decalred: Byrne had no top aid as talented as Bill Walls. Jealousy abounded. I was in a lion's den of seek and destroy seedy politicians who circled their wagons and conspired against me, I was embroiled in constant battles. After four years of constantly fighting, I left of my own volition to finish Law School and spend more time with my young family. In 2006, Harold indicated he would support me for City Clerk and Cecil Partee for Treasurer.. The Latino community insisted on having one of those positions. Harold contemplated for two weeks whether to support me or Cecil Partee, ultimately he bowed to pressure and chose to keep Cecil Partee on the ballot. he called me and told me "Never quit when you get in the race." Harold and I remained cool throughout. I went to City Hall to see him from time to time.
    5 hrs · Like
  • Rickey R. Hendon Felt sorry for you, no..well maybe kinda ..it's been a tough year for you and your family, we were friends remember?? I don't like your goofy crew but I've always respected you until now..
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  • Rickey R. Hendon YOU DID WHAT FOR ME///LOL..I now understand Ryhmefest..that man is nuts!! You ain't helped me with shit!! I ran and won, over and over again.. you ran and lost over and over and over and over again and finishing LAST EVERY TIME..BTW..I worked for Fred, lived with him in LA and we remain friends to this day, he never wanted me to win but he helped me anyway. Thank you Fred Williamson..I was also top saleman year after year. I won Committeeman, Alderman, State Senator, rose to become ASSISTANT MAJORITY LEADER all with God's help not Doc Walls..I still have those shoes..
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They say politics make strange bedfellows. Its really odd how all this is playing out on social media and the backroom deals being made. Are these two men still credible relative to being invited to debates to discuss honesty, integrity, and moving Chicago forward? 

Has these two gentlemen, Willie Wilson and William "Dock" Walls not only taken the African American vote for granted but all of Chicago as well? Should these two men be banned from the remaining mayoral debates? Stay tuned... 

By:
Jim Allen