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.

I use sarcasm, satire, parodies and other means to make you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Lawlessness Strategy - the message

Lawlessness Strategy
As I plan to develop and design my own message on lawlessness in our country, I want to make sure you understand my motive and my decision to do so. Whether I make my point of relevance on this urgent matter is up to the reader and the energy of the content and context he or she takes the message.
Secondly, it is with high hopes that I will reveal the complete idea or concern expressed in the message to get you to think about it and share it without someone who has a common ground of concerns related to these matters. In all actuality, law and order effects everyone and impacts our lives much more than we ever realize until we break it down to where we are in the midst of this issue.
It is with some degree of certainty that the first part of my point of relevance is fairly simple. We are all worried about lawlessness and the chaos around us. I want to demonstrate its relevance over and over without being redundant but the reliance on the reader to buy into the matter is most important.
I can’t assume anything and to suggest the urgency of this topic can only be demonstrated by those who have been directly impacted by such behaviors on the street or in their neighborhoods. Relevance to the topic is based on your personal safety, your family’s wellness and welfare and your ability to cope and function without being victimized by lawlessness in your own space or world.
My words are mere illustrations and demonstrations that the threat is real and worthy of a few minutes of time to understand its severity and effect on your life. I cannot assume you don’t care about yourself or others. I should not take for granted that the world is a utopia with unicorns and purple flowers everywhere. It’s not and we know it to be hostile and dangerous.
How your life exists with peace or hate is up to you but having the intimate or specific knowledge of your surroundings gives you a distinct advantage of awareness needed to survive. In other words, we need to step up our game to be safer. This means a new attitude or intuition related to our well-being.
The main idea or strategy for me is to make this message clear that we are experiencing a dire and growing problem in our streets and communities. Through my own deductive reasoning, added by your own experiences as reported by crime reports, we can accumulate the awareness to the point where you are better informed and more aware of the perils that surround you today.
This is not a sermon or politically correct message – it is simply a time in space where you need to face the reality that things are drastically wrong and that it can be fixed if we stand together with the knowledge of what the problem is and how to address it.
We don’t have to know all the answers, we just need to know the approach to take to make it a stronger voice of clarity and concern with respect and simplicity that everyone can understand. Giving you access to these concerns makes you a more aware citizen and creates a better vigilance on the problem.
There are a lot of negatives in this message. The reason is based on the fact that violence, chaos, disruptive behaviors and such are not things we can write about in a positive light as they distort the severity if given in a brighter light than it deserves. If it is dark, we should call it dark.
The final word is yours. You can reject my words and message or your can accept them, modify them or discard them. The choice is entirely up to you. People may want to fill in the rest of the message as soon as they hear the idea and they might not like what they anticipate is coming but dealing with reality is still the best way to talk about it.
This is not a short-term event – this is a long-term epidemic. There are no quick solutions and there are questions that may not be answered right away but with persistence and perseverance, they will be answered. It can be intense for some and immense for others. Keeping it short and clear is the goal but some things have to be elaborated on for content and context to be a proper fit.
Furthermore, it tends to be less offensive at the start if people are not going to agree with the substance of the message.That means that in some cases, whatever is written can become offensive and cause disagreement but that is a positive thing – thinking is the best way to approach a problem.
If you check out before the end is written you have lost the connection while I at the same time, lost you as a reader. It is much harder to keep your attention than to write the message and keep you going. If I do it well and keep you informed, then the whole experience will pay off one way or another.
It is difficult to keep the tension tight. I can’t control  your mind but if you focus on the message and know where it is going, I have helped you get a better understanding of the problem. For me, that is a positive experience. If I underdeliver, I take the blame and if I over deliver, then it is not done so in vain. The whole experience can be up or down or even somewhere in the middle.
However, it is difficult to maintain tension for the amount of time necessary.  If listeners have to check out (or if you lose them and they mentally check out), it can be much harder to re-enter the listening experience.  Worst of all, if you promise well, but under-deliver, then the whole experience can be very negative.