Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] and his newest book From the Womb to the Tomb, the Tony Lester Story, which is a reflection of his life and his experiences as a correctional officer and a correctional administrator retiring with the rank of deputy warden in the New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems.

Carl also wrote a book on his combat experience in the Kindle book titled - Combat Medic - Men with destiny - A red cross of Valor -

Carl is considered by many a rogue expert in the field of prison security systems since leaving the profession. Carl has been involved in the design of many pilot programs related to mental health treatment, security threat groups, suicide prevention, and maximum custody operational plans including double bunking max inmates and enhancing security for staff. He invites you to read his books so you can understand and grasp the cultural and political implications and influences of these prisons. He deals with the emotions, the stress and anxiety as well as the realities faced working inside a prison. He deals with the occupational risks while elaborating on the psychological impact of both prison worker and prisoner.

His most recent book, Gorilla Justice, is an un-edited raw fictional version of realistic prison experiences and events through the eyes of an anecdotal translation of the inmate’s plight and suffering while enduring the harsh and toxic prison environment including solitary confinement.

Carl has been interviewed by numerous news stations and newspapers in Phoenix regarding the escape from the Kingman prison and other high profile media cases related to wrongful deaths and suicides inside prisons. His insights have been solicited by the ACLU, Amnesty International, and various other legal firms representing solitary confinement cases in California and Arizona. He is currently working on the STG Step Down program at Pelican Bay and has offered his own experience insights with the Center of Constitutional Rights lawyers and interns to establish a core program at the SHU units. He has personally corresponded and written with SHU prisoners to assess the living conditions and how it impacts their long term placement inside these type of units that are similar to those in Arizona Florence Eyman special management unit where Carl was a unit deputy warden for almost two years before his promotion to Deputy Warden of Operations in Safford and Eyman.

He is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is a board member of David's Hope Inc. a non-profit advocacy group in Phoenix and also serves as a senior advisor for Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council in Chino, California As a subject matter expert and corrections consultant, Carl has provided interviews and spoken on national and international radio talk shows e.g. BBC CBC Lou Show & TV shows as well as the Associated Press.

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Cop [All] Lives Matter

Cop [All] Lives Matter

Today’s movement against cops is fueled by misplaced judgments and misunderstandings. Calling the trend of killing police officers a “war of cops” is meant to incite the public and not support the cops. One has to be able to understand the logic being used to provoke emotions todays. Instigators, some as high up as the White House and top law enforcement agencies [Federal levels] are remaining silent on this social movement against the police for a reason. They want dissention, they need distractions and they know that as long as people are divided, they remain in power.

So they support in silence, those who call the police officers bigots and racist cops. Those words are used verbatim because young people can related to the hate spewed and act out accordingly. In all reality, most of the hate comes from the community’s poorer sections of town as designed by politicians who play in favor of those protesting pandering their support and votes come election time. They have no legitimate opinion or stand on this matter, they inflame to get the votes.
So cops are stereotyped by protesters carrying signs created and fabricated by organized groups that want to radicalize the public into cop haters. They develop slogans that depict cops as killers and that resisting them as well as targeting them for retribution and ‘justice’ creates the means to carry out their mission – divide and conquer their minds.

The media, with their own feeble attempts to report the news play right into their hands. They downplay the bigotry of the protesters and lay that label on the police force. They give the impression that cops are aggressive in their nature to enforce the laws even when there are suspects shooting at them during the commission of the crime. It is their own way of justifying their slanted written stories and incite the reader to become involved.

The media has no loyalty to neither the public nor the police. Their loyalty is to their publisher and advertisers. They justify their words in all situations by making a point of erroneous reporting on purpose to incite rather than defuse the situation. Their politically correct headlines are misleading and often allow them more time to follow up on stories that deserve no such broadcast time to begin with. They certainly fuel the “Lives Matter” crowd possibly even joining or partnering with them to some degree.

Pitting one life over another is morally wrong. Cops make mistakes but when mistakes are villainized and propagandized it becomes fuel for hate and violence. On the other side of the perspective, protesters are justified for using force, burning and looting property because they were angry and ‘triggered’ to act that way because of police brutality giving them an opportunity to make a public statement. The media has yet to demonstrate this propensity to put any blame on protesters as they focus on the cops and their actions.

If there was any nobility in this matter, as we must agree that all lives matter, the media and those groups organized to demonstrate and protest police brutality, must act according to the law, not as vigilantes or a lynch mob out to hand the cops for everything they do. Nobility should demonstrate the good and the bad with balance and focusing on the crime not the color of the suspect or perpetrator.
The irony of this situation is the media and the public expect cops to be noble. They expect the police to do what is morally and legally right yet on their own terms, their contempt for such conduct is demonstrated by the quick to judge statements and inclination to blame cops for everything that happens in their communities. If this matter is to be resolved all who get involved must demonstrate patience, and character of having or showing acceptable personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals to deal with the issues at hand.