HOW WE ARE FIGHTING SYSTEMIC RACISM THROUGH THE BALLOT: PROMOTING “GOOD TROUBLE”: PASSING DOWN A GENERATIONAL THING

REPORTED BY

NORMAN J CLEMENT RPH., DDS

The Voting Rights Act 

“Defending our freedom, though, is not just the job of our military alone. We must all do our part to make sure our God-given rights are protected here at home. That includes one of the most fundamental right of a democracy: the right to vote. When any American, no matter where they live or what their party, are denied that right because they can’t afford to wait for five or six or seven hours just to cast their ballot, we are betraying our ideals.”
– President Obama, February 12, 2013

OUR DAD ERILIN CLEMENT SR. VOTING AT AGE 103

– President Lyndon Johnson March 15, 1965

[As delivered in person before a joint session at 9:02 p.m.]

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the Congress:

I speak tonight for the dignity of man and the destiny of democracy.

I urge every member of both parties, Americans of all religions and of all colors, from every section of this country, to join me in that cause.

At times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man’s unending search for freedom. So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama.

There, long-suffering men and women peacefully protested the denial of their rights as Americans. Many were brutally assaulted. One good man, a man of God, was killed.

There is no cause for pride in what has happened in Selma. There is no cause for self-satisfaction in the long denial of equal rights of millions of Americans. But there is cause for hope and for faith in our democracy in what is happening here tonight.

For the cries of pain and the hymns and protests of oppressed people have summoned into convocation all the majesty of this great Government–the Government of the greatest Nation on earth.

ERLIN CLEMENT SR BORN FEBRUARY 1917

Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man.

In our time we have come to live with moments of great crisis. Our lives have been marked with debate about great issues; issues of war and peace, issues of prosperity and depression. But rarely in any time does an issue lay bare the secret heart of America itself. Rarely are we met with a challenge, not to our growth or abundance, our welfare or our security, but rather to the values and the purposes and the meaning of our beloved Nation.

The issue of equal rights for American Negroes is such an issue. And should we defeat every enemy, should we double our wealth and conquer the stars, and still be unequal to this issue, then we will have failed as a people and as a nation.

For with a country as with a person, “What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul ?”

There is no Negro problem. There is no Southern problem. There is no Northern problem. There is only an American problem. And we are met here tonight as Americans–not as Democrats or Republicans-we are met here as Americans to solve that problem.

This was the first nation in the history of the world to be founded with a purpose. The great phrases of that purpose still sound in every American heart, North and South: “All men are created equal”–“government by consent of the governed”–“give me liberty or give me death.” Well, those are not just clever words, or those are not just empty theories. In their name Americans have fought and died for two centuries, and tonight around the world they stand there as guardians of our liberty, risking their lives.

Those words are a promise to every citizen that he shall share in the dignity of man. This dignity cannot be found in a man’s possessions; it cannot be found in his power, or in his position. It really rests on his right to be treated as a man equal in opportunity to all others. It says that he shall share in freedom, he shall choose his leaders, educate his children, and provide for his family according to his ability and his merits as a human being.

To apply any other test–to deny a man his hopes because of his color or race, his religion or the place of his birth–is not only to do injustice, it is to deny America and to dishonor the dead who gave their lives for American freedom.

THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Our fathers believed that if this noble view of the rights of man was to flourish, it must be rooted in democracy. The most basic right of all was the right to choose your own leaders. The history of this country, in large measure, is the history of the expansion of that right to all of our people.

Many of the issues of civil rights are very complex and most difficult. But about this there can and should be no argument. Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote. There is no reason which can excuse the denial of that right. There is no duty which weighs more heavily on us than the duty we have to ensure that right.

Yet the harsh fact is that in many places in this country men and women are kept from voting simply because they are Negroes.

  • HISTORY OF VOTING

Until the ratification of the 15th Amendment in 1870, African American men did not have the constitutional right to vote. (African American women did not gain the right to vote until passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 when all women obtained this right). But even with this constitutional right, many states prevented African Americans from enjoying the benefits of full citizenship through laws known as Jim Crow laws.(2)

Every device of which human ingenuity is capable has been used to deny this right. The Negro citizen may go to register only to be told that the day is wrong, or the hour is late, or the official in charge is absent. And if he persists, and if he manages to present himself to the registrar, he may be disqualified because he did not spell out his middle name or because he abbreviated a word on the application.

And if he manages to fill out an application he is given a test. The registrar is the sole judge of whether he passes this test. He may be asked to recite the entire Constitution, or explain the most complex provisions of State law. And even a college degree cannot be used to prove that he can read and write.

For the fact is that the only way to pass these barriers is to show a white skin.

Experience has clearly shown that the existing process of law cannot overcome systematic and ingenious discrimination. No law that we now have on the books-and I have helped to put three of them there–can ensure the right to vote when local officials are determined to deny it.

In such a case our duty must be clear to all of us. The Constitution says that no person shall be kept from voting because of his race or his color. We have all sworn an oath before God to support and to defend that Constitution. We must now act in obedience to that oath.

GUARANTEEING THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Wednesday I will send to Congress a law designed to eliminate illegal barriers to the right to vote.

The broad principles of that bill will be in the hands of the Democratic and Republican leaders tomorrow. After they have reviewed it, it will come here formally as a bill. I am grateful for this opportunity to come here tonight at the invitation of the leadership to reason with my friends, to give them my views, and to visit with my former colleagues.

I have had prepared a more comprehensive analysis of the legislation which I had intended to transmit to the clerk tomorrow but which I will submit to the clerks tonight. But I want to really discuss with you now briefly the main proposals of this legislation,

This bill will strike down restrictions to voting in all elections–Federal, State, and local–which have been used to deny Negroes the right to vote.

This bill will establish a simple, uniform standard which cannot be used, however ingenious the effort, to flout our Constitution.

It will provide for citizens to be registered by officials of the United States Government if the State officials refuse to register them.

It will eliminate tedious, unnecessary lawsuits which delay the right to vote.

Finally, this legislation will ensure that properly registered individuals are not prohibited from voting.

I will welcome the suggestions from all of the Members of Congress–I have no doubt that I will get some–on ways and means to strengthen this law and to make it effective. But experience has plainly shown that this is the only path to carry out the command of the Constitution.

To those who seek to avoid action by their National Government in their own communities; who want to and who seek to maintain purely local control over elections, the answer is simple:

Open your polling places to all your people.

Allow men and women to register and vote whatever the color of their skin.

Extend the rights of citizenship to every citizen of this land. (1)

  • CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS

While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the

great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions of people motivated simply by human compassion laid down the burdens of division. Around the country and the world, you set aside race, class, age, language, and nationality to demand respect for human dignity.

That is why I had to visit Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, though I was admitted to the hospital the following day. I just had to see and feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on.

LISTEN TO JOE MADISON INTERVIEW, NORMAN L. CLEMENT JR., AUGUST 11, 2020

https://bit.ly/3as85r7

Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland, and Breonna Taylor. He was 14 when he was killed, and I was only 15 years old at the time. I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me. In those days, fear constrained us like an imaginary prison, and troubling thoughts of potential brutality committed for no understandable reason were the bars.”

ROCK THE VOTE

WE SHALL OVERCOME

But even if we pass this bill, the battle will not be over. What happened in Selma is part of a far larger movement which reaches into every section and State of America. It is the effort of American Negroes to secure for themselves the full blessings of American life.

Their cause must be our cause too. Because it is not just Negroes, but really it is all of us, who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice.

And we shall overcome.

As a man whose roots go deeply into Southern soil I know how agonizing racial feelings are. I know how difficult it is to reshape the attitudes and the structure of our society.

But a century has passed, more than a hundred years, since the Negro was freed. And he is not fully free tonight.

It was more than a hundred years ago that Abraham Lincoln, a great President of another party, signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but emancipation is a proclamation and not a fact.

A century has passed, more than a hundred years, since equality was promised. And yet the Negro is not equal.

A century has passed since the day of promise. And the promise is unkept.

The time of justice has now come. I tell you that I believe sincerely that no force can hold it back. It is right in the eyes of man and God that it should come. And when it does, I think that day will brighten the lives of every American.

For Negroes are not the only victims. How many white children have gone uneducated, how many white families have lived in stark poverty, how many white lives have been scarred by fear, because we have wasted our energy and our substance to maintain the barriers of hatred and terror?

So I say to all of you here, and to all in the Nation tonight, that those who appeal to you to hold on to the past do so at the cost of denying you your future.

This great, rich, restless country can offer opportunity and education and hope to all: black and white, North and South, sharecropper and city dweller. These are the enemies: poverty, ignorance, disease. They are the enemies and not our fellow man, not our neighbor. And these enemies too, poverty, disease and ignorance, we shall overcome.

AN AMERICAN PROBLEM

Now let none of us in any sections look with prideful righteousness on the troubles in another section, or on the problems of our neighbors. There is really no part of America where the promise of equality has been fully kept. In Buffalo as well as in Birmingham, in Philadelphia as well as in Selma, Americans are struggling for the fruits of freedom.

This is one Nation. What happens in Selma or in Cincinnati is a matter of legitimate concern to every American. But let each of us look within our own hearts and our own communities, and let each of us put our shoulder to the wheel to root out injustice wherever it exists.

As we meet here in this peaceful, historic chamber tonight, men from the South, some of whom were at Iwo Jima, men from the North who have carried Old Glory to far corners of the world and brought it back without a stain on it, men from the East and from the West, are all fighting together without regard to religion, or color, or region, in Viet-Nam. Men from every region fought for us across the world 20 years ago.

And in these common dangers and these common sacrifices the South made its contribution of honor and gallantry no less than any other region of the great Republic–and in some instances, a great many of them, more.

And I have not the slightest doubt that good men from everywhere in this country, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Golden Gate to the harbors along the Atlantic, will rally together now in this cause to vindicate the freedom of all Americans. For all of us owe this duty; and I believe that all of us will respond to it.

Your President makes that request of every American.

PROGRESS THROUGH THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS

The real hero of this struggle is the American Negro. His actions and protests, his courage to risk safety and even to risk his life, have awakened the conscience of this Nation. His demonstrations have been designed to call attention to injustice, designed to provoke change, designed to stir reform.

He has called upon us to make good the promise of America. And who among us can say that we would have made the same progress were it not for his persistent bravery, and his faith in American democracy.

For at the real heart of battle for equality is a deep-seated belief in the democratic process. Equality depends not on the force of arms or tear gas but upon the force of moral right; not on recourse to violence but on respect for law and order.

There have been many pressures upon your President and there will be others as the days come and go. But I pledge you tonight that we intend to fight this battle where it should be fought: in the courts, and in the Congress, and in the hearts of men.

We must preserve the right of free speech and the right of free assembly. But the right of free speech does not carry with it, as has been said, the right to holler fire in a crowded theater. We must preserve the right to free assembly, but free assembly does not carry with it the right to block public thoroughfares to traffic.

  • JOE MADISON “The Black Eagle”— August 13, 2020

” There is more effort put on voting restrictions than there is owning a gun….because the real power in the United States of America is really in your hands as a voter… that is where the real power is..that’s where you can either hire or fire someone who makes a law….someone who controls the budget…someone who controls the judicial system….that vote quite honestly you can tell how powerful it is…”

You can tell how powerful it is it is powerful…that’s why when African Americans went and fought the right to get to vote they stood in our way….that is why we are looking at voter suppression in various states….

“if it wasn’t powerful if it wasn’t important…I’ll say it again as I said 5 year ago, it is as true today as it was 5 years ago they wouldn’t try to keep it from us….. that is a fact an absolute fact…..”

if it wasn’t important they would not beat John Lewis over the head, if it wasn’t important they wouldn’t shoot or kill those students who went down to Philadelphia, Mississippi to register people to VOTE.

if it wasn’t important they wouldn’t be blowing up Churches….that is an absolute fact”

IN SELMA

We do have a right to protest, and a right to march under conditions that do not infringe the constitutional rights of our neighbors. And I intend to protect all those rights as long as I am permitted to serve in this office.

We will guard against violence, knowing it strikes from our hands the very weapons which we seek–progress, obedience to law, and belief in American values.

In Selma as elsewhere we seek and pray for peace. We seek order. We seek unity. But we will not accept the peace of stifled rights, or the order imposed by fear, or the unity that stifles protest. For peace cannot be purchased at the cost of liberty.

In Selma tonight, as in every–and we had a good day there–as in every city, we are working for just and peaceful settlement. We must all remember that after this speech I am making tonight, after the police and the FBI and the Marshals have all gone, and after you have promptly passed this bill, the people of Selma and the other cities of the Nation must still live and work together. And when the attention of the Nation has gone elsewhere they must try to heal the wounds and to build a new community.

This cannot be easily done on a battleground of violence, as the history of the South itself shows. It is in recognition of this that men of both races have shown such an outstandingly impressive responsibility in recent days–last Tuesday, again today,

RIGHTS MUST BE OPPORTUNITIES

The bill that I am presenting to you will be known as a civil rights bill. But, in a larger sense, most of the program I am recommending is a civil rights program. Its object is to open the city of hope to all people of all races.

Because all Americans just must have the right to vote. And we are going to give them that right.

All Americans must have the privileges of citizenship regardless of race. And they are going to have those privileges of citizenship regardless of race.

But I would like to caution you and remind you that to exercise these privileges takes much more than just legal right. It requires a trained mind and a healthy body. It requires a decent home, and the chance to find a job, and the opportunity to escape from the clutches of poverty.

Of course, people cannot contribute to the Nation if they are never taught to read or write, if their bodies are stunted from hunger, if their sickness goes untended, if their life is spent in hopeless poverty just drawing a welfare check.

So we want to open the gates to opportunity. But we are also going to give all our people, black and white, the help that they need to walk through those gates.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS GOVERNMENT

My first job after college was as a teacher in Cotulla, Tex., in a small Mexican-American school. Few of them could speak English, and I couldn’t speak much Spanish. My students were poor and they often came to class without breakfast, hungry. They knew even in their youth the pain of prejudice. They never seemed to know why people disliked them. But they knew it was so, because I saw it in their eyes. I often walked home late in the afternoon, after the classes were finished, wishing there was more that I could do. But all I knew was to teach them the little that I knew, hoping that it might help them against the hardships that lay ahead.

Somehow you never forget what poverty and hatred can do when you see its scars on the hopeful face of a young child.

I never thought then, in 1928, that I would be standing here in 1965. It never even occurred to me in my fondest dreams that I might have the chance to help the sons and daughters of those students and to help people like them all over this country.

  • THERE IS STILL WORK TO DO !!!

But now I do have that chance—and I’ll let you in on a secret—I mean to use it. And I hope that you will use it with me.

This is the richest and most powerful country which ever occupied the globe. The might of past empires is little compared to ours. But I do not want to be the President who built empires, or sought grandeur, or extended dominion.

I want to be the President who educated young children to the wonders of their world. I want to be the President who helped to feed the hungry and to prepare them to be taxpayers instead of taxeaters.

I want to be the President who helped the poor to find their own way and who protected the right of every citizen to vote in every election.

I want to be the President who helped to end hatred among his fellow men and who promoted love among the people of all races and all regions and all parties.

I want to be the President who helped to end war among the brothers of this earth.

And so at the request of your beloved Speaker and the Senator from Montana; the majority leader, the Senator from Illinois; the minority leader, Mr. McCulloch, and other Members of both parties, I came here tonight–not as President Roosevelt came down one time in person to veto a bonus bill, not as President Truman came down one time to urge the passage of a railroad bill–but I came down here to ask you to share this task with me and to share it with the people that we both work for. I want this to be the Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, which did all these things for all these people.

Beyond this great chamber, out yonder in 50 States, are the people that we serve. Who can tell what deep and unspoken hopes are in their hearts tonight as they sit there and listen. We all can guess, from our own lives, how difficult they often find their own pursuit of happiness, how many problems each little family has. They look most of all to themselves for their futures. But I think that they also look to each of us.

Above the pyramid on the great seal of the United States it says–in Latin–“God has favored our undertaking.”

God will not favor everything that we do. It is rather our duty to divine His will. But I cannot help believing that He truly understands and that He really favors the undertaking that we begin here tonight.

SIX DECADES OF DIS-ENFRANCHISEMENT SHOULD HAVE ENDED WITH PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON’S THE VOTING RIGHT BILL OF 1965, HOWEVER, LISTEN TO ATTORNEY LAURA COATES URBAN VIEW XM-126 AUGUST 11. 2020, DISCUSSING THE HISTORICAL CREATION OF THE BLACK CODE LAWS.

LAURA COATES ON BLACK CODES AND PIG LAWS AND INTIMIDATION

THE VOTE IS ALMOST SACRED

MY BROTHER CHARLES CLEMENT AND RICHARD CLEMENT TOOK OUR DAD AND THEIR SOULS TO THE POLLS

FORNOW YOU’RE WITHIN THE NORMS

END NOTES

  1. http://www.lbjlibrary.org/lyndon-baines-johnson/speeches-films/president-johnsons-special-message-to-the-congress-the-american-promise
  2. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/issues/civil-rights/voting-rights-act

THE ALGORITHMS OF MEDICAL APARTHEID: OF ROLE MODELS AND THE PEOPLE MADE TO BE INVISIBLE

BY MICHELLE ALEXANDER MD

AND SUPPORTED BY

NORMAN J. CLEMENT RPH., DDS., MALACHI F. MACKANDAL PHARMD, JOSEPH SOLVO ESQ., BEVERLY PRINCE MD., JACK FOLSON RPH., NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, REV. C.T. VIVIAN, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., BRAHM FISHER ESQ., JOSEPH WEBSTER MD., ESTER HYATT PHD., BERES E. MUSCHETT, STRATEGIC ADVISOR

THE MANIFESTO OF THE NORTH STAR PROJECT

When you see THROUGHOUT LIFE most of your friends, colleagues, and classmates who are of degree being sanctioned, terminated, harassed, arrested, jailed, and imprisoned for the most minuscule violation of a regulation, or for just doing what they’ve been trained to do.
Then at some point, you are compelled to ask yourself when

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

ARE WE NOT SEEN AS BEING HUMAN ???

 THE ALGORITHM

According to Heidi Ledford  in the October 24, 2019  issue of Nature Magazine, titled;

“Millions of Black People Affected by Racial Bias in Health-care Algorithms” 

“An algorithm widely used in US hospitals to allocate health care to patients has been systematically discriminating against black people, a sweeping analysis has found. (1)(2)

The study, published in Science on 24 October, concluded that the algorithm was less likely to refer black people than white people who were equally sick to programs that aim to improve care for patients with complex medical needs. Hospitals and insurers use the algorithm and others like it to help manage care for about 200 million people in the United States each year.

SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA

“The researchers found that the algorithm assigned risk scores to patients on the basis of total health-care costs accrued in one year. They say that this assumption might have seemed reasonable because higher health-care costs are generally associated with greater health needs. The average black person in the data set that the scientists used had similar overall health-care costs to the average white person.

ARE WE NOT SEEN AS HUMAN ??

Michelle Alexander MD., a graduate of the College of Medicine University of Florida and practicing physician in New York City, writes:

  • Rampant racial bias in the health care algorithms used by hospitals and insurance companies
  • Black patients receive lesser care than white patients who are equally sick
  • Black health-care professionals are forced to spend hundreds of hours to justify treatment
  • Black patients spend more money for less care
  • Algorithms used by hospitals and insurance companies failed to account for inherent historical social injustices which are built into the systems (6)

The common man or woman has very little understanding of how so-called drug policies directly affect their daily living, until they become are diagnosed with some chronic illness or have a loved one who may be facing death. Then, the importance of chronic illness and disease states is ever so critical. 

BLACK-OWNED PHARMACIES ARE SYSTEMATICALLY RACIALLY PROFILED

Let it further be clear, patients being treated for chronic pain who travel to a Black-owned pharmacy are called “RED FLAGS” by the DEA and these pharmacies  are  classified as imminent dangers to the “Public Health.” While the same patients traveling to non-black owned pharmacies, with the same prescriptions, using the exact same payment methodology, the fictitious label of “red flags” does not truly exist.  

However, the large chain pharmacies and their parent companies clearly violate laws through false billings and even forged prescriptions on their part, while the DEA collects billions of dollars in what amounts to “extortion fines” and the large chains are given a pass. These warnings remain ever so obliterated, and one cannot ignore the functions of how race works in these types of proceedings.

In October 2019, I read an article published in Nature magazine that I was immediately struck by.  It explained what I and many of my colleagues already knew.  This was that Black patients were systematically given lesser or poorer care than white patients with similar diagnoses who were equally sick.  

LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

The article reviewed a study published in Science, which documented what was described as rampant racial bias in the health care algorithms used by hospitals and insurance companies to determine the level of care required for patients, based on the data provided to them by the doctors treating these patients. 

ARE WE NOT SEEN AS BEING PEOPLE?

THE VILLAGE PHARMACIST OF QUILLLUBO KATENGA, CACHOEIRA BAHIA, BRAZIL

These hospitals and insurance companies used these algorithms to help manage care for ~200 million people in the US.  The article went on to explain that smaller studies have also documented racial bias in decision-making algorithms in everything from the criminal justice system to education.  

CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

It also explained the countless hours spent by my colleagues on telephones and emails to justify the care that they were providing to their patients (Black doctors and Black patients).  In many cases, doctors would be forced to provide care that was never reimbursed or to provide lesser care because of these algorithms. Black patients were often sicker with co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, which often would require a greater level of care but did not receive it because of such algorithms. 

GAUTENG SOUTH AFRICA

This was also confirmed by the data in which Black patients received care at a cost of $1,800 less than given to a white person with the same number of chronic problems. Needless to say, if doctors did not diligently pursue the necessary treatment, patients suffered.  Not all health care providers are so diligent in this pursuit.  We already know of the health care biases of humans due to racism and white supremacy.

LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

The researchers of the study (Obermeyer et all) collaborated with the developers of the algorithm (Optum of Eden Prairie, Minnesota) to improve the algorithm to reduce racial bias. Changes were made to reduce bias by 84%.  Optum said in a statement that the researcher’s findings were “misleading” because this was only one of the data points used for managing care.  It stated that the doctor’s expertise was the most important.  However, what Optum failed to understand is the time consumption spent by the doctors of Black patients justifying such care, and often these many hours that would be unnecessary to receive such care. (4)(5)

AMERICAN IN CAPE TOWN

The researcher points out that changing the variables to correct such bias is not straight forward. Racism and injustice is built into the systems and therefore is not easily fixed.  It is also in part because of the lack of diversity among the algorithm designers and knowledge and training to these designers about the inherent social and political injustices historically in our systems.  

As Black doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and ultimately patients we deserved fair and equitable treatment and reimbursement for such care. This is a failure of the systems and must be rectified. These algorithms have been in place for decades.  It boggles the mind about the cost to life and health due to such algorithms.

FOR NOW YOU ARE WITHIN THE NORMS

END NOTES

  1. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03228-6
  2. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05469-3
  3. The Algorithmic Justice League’s mission is to raise awareness about the impacts of AI, equip advocates with empirical research, build the voice and choice of the most impacted communities, and galvanize researchers, policymakers, and industry practitioners to mitigate AI harms and biases. We’re building a movement to shift the AI ecosystem towards equitable and accountable AI.
  4. Actionable Auditing: Investigating the Impact of Publicly Naming Biased Performance Results of Commercial AI Products, Inioluwa Deborah Raji University of Toronto 27 King’s College Cir Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3H7 deborah.raji@mail.utoronto.com, Joy Buolamwini Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139 joyab@mit.edu

5. https://www.fastcompany.com/90525023/most-creative-people-2020-joy-buolamwini EXPOSING

6. https://www.walgreens.com/rx-healthanswer/health/p2/a/3200001/how-systemic-racism-affects-public-health-part-1-health-disparities-among-black-people/2449079?ec=hncx1328345_Standard_hero&%24web_only=true&~campaign=hncx1328345_Standard_hero&mi_u=AJeqrs&%243p=e_cheetahmail&%24original_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walgreens.com%2Frx-healthanswer%2Fhealth%2Fp2%2Fa%2F3200001%2Fhow-systemic-racism-affects-public-health-part-1-health-disparities-among-black-people%2F2449079%3Fec%3Dhncx1328345_Standard_hero%26%24web_only%3Dtrue%26~campaign%3Dhncx1328345_Standard_hero%26mi_u%3DAJeqrs&_branch_match_id=825407215207560675

NORMAN L. CLEMENT: SPEAKS ON VOTING AND VOTING REGISTRATION WITH JOE MADISON, “THE BLACK EAGLE”

Reported By Norman J Clement RPh., DDS

Joe Madison The Black Eagle interviews Norman L Clement on the right to vote for all citizens.

https://www.siriusxm.com/clips/clip/0469a9b1-fd7d-4257-ab28-f76acc8fa2aa/d9170de8-7951-4e96-85a8-63d24c3a30c2

President Lyndon Johnson, March 15 1965 speech Special Message to the Congress, The American Promise:

THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Our fathers believed that if this noble view of the rights of man was to flourish, it must be rooted in democracy. The most basic right of all was the right to choose your own leaders. The history of this country, in large measure, is the history of the expansion of that right to all of our people.

THE POLICY OF APARTHIED

Many of the issues of civil rights are very complex and most difficult. But about this there can and should be no argument. Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote. There is no reason which can excuse the denial of that right. There is no duty which weighs more heavily on us than the duty we have to ensure that right.

Yet the harsh fact is that in many places in this country men and women are kept from voting simply because they are Negroes.

Every device of which human ingenuity is capable has been used to deny this right. The Negro citizen may go to register only to be told that the day is wrong, or the hour is late, or the official in charge is absent. And if he persists, and if he manages to present himself to the registrar, he may be disqualified because he did not spell out his middle name or because he abbreviated a word on the application.

And if he manages to fill out an application he is given a test. The registrar is the sole judge of whether he passes this test. He may be asked to recite the entire Constitution, or explain the most complex provisions of State law. And even a college degree cannot be used to prove that he can read and write.

REV C.T. VIVIAN

For the fact is that the only way to pass these barriers is to show a white skin.

Experience has clearly shown that the existing process of law cannot overcome systematic and ingenious discrimination. No law that we now have on the books-and I have helped to put three of them there–can ensure the right to vote when local officials are determined to deny it.

YOU MAY NEVER SILENTS THE VOICE OF FREEDOM

In such a case our duty must be clear to all of us. The Constitution says that no person shall be kept from voting because of his race or his color. We have all sworn an oath before God to support and to defend that Constitution. We must now act in obedience to that oath.

GUARANTEEING THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Wednesday I will send to Congress a law designed to eliminate illegal barriers to the right to vote.

The broad principles of that bill will be in the hands of the Democratic and Republican leaders tomorrow. After they have reviewed it, it will come here formally as a bill. I am grateful for this opportunity to come here tonight at the invitation of the leadership to reason with my friends, to give them my views, and to visit with my former colleagues.

I have had prepared a more comprehensive analysis of the legislation which I had intended to transmit to the clerk tomorrow but which I will submit to the clerks tonight. But I want to really discuss with you now briefly the main proposals of this legislation,

This bill will strike down restrictions to voting in all elections–Federal, State, and local–which have been used to deny Negroes the right to vote.

This bill will establish a simple, uniform standard which cannot be used, however ingenious the effort, to flout our Constitution.

TO THOSE MURDERED IN STANDING UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, APARTHEID MUSEUM JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA

It will provide for citizens to be registered by officials of the United States Government if the State officials refuse to register them.

It will eliminate tedious, unnecessary lawsuits which delay the right to vote.

Finally, this legislation will ensure that properly registered individuals are not prohibited from voting.

A SYSTEM OF RACIAL CLASSIFICATION

I will welcome the suggestions from all of the Members of Congress–I have no doubt that I will get some–on ways and means to strengthen this law and to make it effective. But experience has plainly shown that this is the only path to carry out the command of the Constitution.

To those who seek to avoid action by their National Government in their own communities; who want to and who seek to maintain purely local control over elections, the answer is simple:

Open your polling places to all your people.

Allow men and women to register and vote whatever the color of their skin.

Extend the rights of citizenship to every citizen of this land.

HOPE FOR OUR BELOVED COUNTRY

FOR NOW YOU’RE WITHIN THE NORMS

OF ROLE MODELS AND THE INVISIBLE PEOPLE: THE ALGORITHM OF MEDICAL APARTHEID, A SUMMARY

BY

NORMAN J. CLEMENT RPH., DDS., WALTER R. CLEMENT MS., MBA., MALACHI F. MACKANDAL PHARMD, JOSEPH SOLVO ESQ., NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., BRAHM FISHER ESQ., MICHELE ALEXANDER MD., BERES E. MUSCHETT, STRATEGIC ADVISOR

CHINESE DISSIDENT: ARTIST AL WEIWEI

I cannot live in fear, we must live by the law,” 

THE MANIFESTO OF THE NORTH STAR PROJECT

When you see THROUGHOUT LIFE most of your friends, colleagues, and classmates who are of degree being sanctioned, terminated, harassed, arrested, jailed, and imprisoned for the most minuscule violation of a regulation, or for just doing what they’ve been trained to do.
Then at some point, you are compelled to ask yourself when 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

At some point in your life, you have to say and proclaim enough is enough and what are you going to do about it.
Then we must stand and fight as soldiers together or die like mice. 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
to me,  that idea that some United States Attorney is going to tell me pharmaceutical compounding is manufacturing makes it’s worth the fight.”

WE ARE NOT POWERLESS AND THROUGH OUR WRITINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS WE WILL EXPOSE THE ABUSES AND TYRANNY OF UNITED STATES DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO HOUSE AND SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND BRING THEM TO JUSTICE AND CLOSE THIS AGENCY OF GOVERNMENT.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

The common man or woman has very little understanding of how so-called drug policies directly affect their daily living, until they become are diagnosed with some chronic illness or have a loved one who may be facing death. Then, the importance of chronic illness and disease states is ever so critical. These warnings remain ever so obliterated, and one cannot ignore the function of how algorithms widely used in US hospitals to allocate health care to patients has been systematically discriminating against black people. (1)  

THE ECONOMICS OF MEDICAL RED LINING

One cannot ignore race or the factors of race in the decision-making process or ignore the economic injuries when Black doctors (physicians and dentists) are reimbursed by third-party insurance payors differently based solely on zip code. This is precisely why an increasing number of medical/dental/pharmacy providers are electing to do business solely in cash, credit cards, or debits to ensure their healthcare practice economic stability. SEE THE VIDEO SANCTION BY ZIP CODEMEDICAL RED LINING

BEING BLACK BY ZIP CODE 

Physicians, dentists, pharmacists who are black owners and display their shingle in certain zip codes are further humiliated and challenged by third-party payors to justify their diagnoses and treatment plans. These practitioners are likely to be reimbursed slower and at lower payment rates based solely on zip code which further undermines the practice of medicine/dentistry/pharmacy service in their communities. They are more likely to be audited, sanctioned by third-party payors, and reviewed by State and Federal licensing authorities.

WHEN THOSE WHO ARE BLACK AND CARE FOR THOSE WHO ARE BLACK ARE TARGETED, WHO DO YOU EXPECT TO LOSE ??

Translating into a broader sense for the everyday community, for every $10 a white person makes, black folk gets $1 and this includes your black professionals of any medical/dental/ pharmacy filed who dare to complain too loudly risk being sanctioned. This type of institutional disparity ensures that generational wealth will never be passed along within any black community. 

However, Government and State Regulation Boards can easily prevail against a Black-owned Pharmacy despite any facts or laws we present because the built-in institution of racial injustice, particularly within the Judicial System or in the field of medical science, sports, politics or the military, will default to all knowledgeable, educated Black persons as arrogant and uppity. We see this in our history, particularly in the United States, when one is right and dares to challenges the morae within the system. 

ARROGANCE DEFINED BY THOSE HAVING WHITELMENT AND PRIVILEGE

Arrogance is rate-limiting, defined all by a preconceived standard of what we are expected to know and further based on a preconceived level of knowledge, expectation, and skill of what one should have obtained. This is likely an eighth-grade education. Anything beyond that becomes suspicious, surprise, unearned, and requires further examination of one’s credentials, instead of being well versed, you are detested. Arrogance stops one in their tracks to be undervalued, underestimated, and marginalized. (7) This is a reality that all Black professionals face, especially those who are licensed in any profession, which we only quietly discuss this among ourselves. 

YET, THE PEOPLE AREN’T AS STUPID AS THE DEA THINKS WE ARE!

The authors of this article have learned one thing: 

” in America, you either stand for something or nothing at all.” 

If standing against DEA’s abuses by redefining medical science procedures, their lies, and deceptions perpetrated by this Federal Institution (DEA), then we are one more set of uppity arrogant Black N-Word SOB’s the DEA, DOJ or anyone else just don’t have to like. 

Because we stand and rise against to oppose this system of injustice, which treats licensed Black pharmacists as common drug dealers, we will put an end to the United States Drug Enforcement as an agency of Government, through Congressional Oversight and wisdom and put an end automatically defining degree people of color as arrogant. We have learned from our ancestors, “just to sit still would be a sin:”

“There is no human activity you can ever perform that will ever lift the shroud of this racial constructs in this system the restraint is the color of your skin”

 

KAFKA’S CURSE, DISTRICT 6 MUSEUM

THE VIDEO GARDENS OF MEDICAL APARTHEID

A POWERFUL VIDEO(SEE VIDEO TARGETING OF LOW HANGING FRUIT, CALL AL SHARPTON )

DEA PERMISSION TO TARGET

 The idea of drug enforcement on license Pharmacy is to create a trap by creating Federal laws that are vague in their understanding of “doing it right.” (see the video “DEA WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU, PHARMACIST”

Jack Folson, Clinical Pharmacist expert from Michigan states;

” The rules are so subjective now, that any healthcare practitioner can find themselves on the wrong side of the DEA for doing what they are supposed to do — treat patients. Currently, algorithms, averages, “norms” and traditions are more important than the individual patient, prescriber, or dispenser.” (3)(4)

GREEK SALAD SOUTH A

“But, what bothers me the most is the selective prosecution, lack of transparency of investigation and the fact that if a healthcare provider asks for guidance they are met with no clear understanding of exact procedures that fall into grey areas until they attack a provider and prevail in their court. If an administrative law judge makes a suggested ruling (the ultimate ruling comes from the director of the DEA) in favor of the registrant, I have heard that they are fired. So, instead of the federal standard of proof that the prosecution must meet the standard of preponderance of evidence, the quasi-judicial standard in the DEA court system is prove your innocence beyond a shadow of a doubt.”

The DEA, as one non-black owner pharmacist stated that a DEA Diversion Investigator acknowledged, ” it would cost us millions to shut down a doctor so it is easier for us (DEA) to shut down a pharmacy.”

Therefore, we can only conclude Black own pharmacies like At Cost Pharmacy, Ft. Meyers, Fl., Gulf Med Pharmacy, Cape Coral, Fl. et al. become easier enforcement targets which permit them to justify their agency’s activities.

LIFE OR DEATH

Denying to fill a prescription to a patient can result in death (SEE VIDEO Micheal Jackson CEO of Florida Pharmacy Association.)

BACK AND FORTH

JOHN BEERBOWER ESQ US ATTORNEY SUSAN LANGTON SHOWN OUTSIDE PRONTO PHARMACY AUGUST 29, 2019, SUPERVISING THE DESTRUCTION AND SEIZURE OF PRONTO PHARMACY EQUIPMENT

THE DEHUMANIZATION OF HEALTHCARE

GROOT CONSTANTIA WINERY, SOUTHERN SUBURB, WESTERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA

 THE ALGORITHM

According to Heidi Ledford  in the October 24, 2019  issue of Nature Magazine, titled;

“Millions of Black People Affected by Racial Bias in Health-care Algorithms” 

“An algorithm widely used in US hospitals to allocate health care to patients has been systematically discriminating against black people, a sweeping analysis has found. (1)

The study, published in Science on 24 October, concluded that the algorithm was less likely to refer black people than white people who were equally sick to programmes that aim to improve care for patients with complex medical needs. Hospitals and insurers use the algorithm and others like it to help manage care for about 200 million people in the United States each year.

This type of study is rare because researchers often cannot gain access to proprietary algorithms and the reams of sensitive health data needed to fully test them, says Milena Gianfrancesco, an epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, who has studied sources of bias in electronic medical records. But smaller studies and anecdotal reports have documented unfair and biased decision-making by algorithms used in everything from criminal justice to education and health care.” (2)(3)

 

“The researchers found that the algorithm assigned risk scores to patients on the basis of total health-care costs accrued in one year. They say that this assumption might have seemed reasonable because higher health-care costs are generally associated with greater health needs. The average black person in the data set that the scientists used had similar overall health-care costs to the average white person.

But a closer look at the data revealed that the average black person was also substantially sicker than the average white person, with a greater prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, anaemia, kidney failure and high blood pressure. Taken together, the data showed that the care provided to black people cost an average of US$1,800 less per year than the care given to a white person with the same number of chronic health problems.

The scientists speculate that this reduced access to care is due to the effects of systemic racism, ranging from distrust of the health-care system to direct racial discrimination by health-care providers.” (1)

CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRI

THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS MUST BEGIN INVESTIGATIONS TO PUT AN END TO MEDICAL APARTHEID IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND STOP THE TARGETING OF BLACK PHARMACIST AND DEFUND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DRUG ENFORCEMENT (DEA) IMMEDIATELY

FOR NOW YOU’RE WITHIN THE NORMS

  1. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03228-6
  2. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05469-3
  3. The Algorithmic Justice League’s mission is to raise awareness about the impacts of AI, equip advocates with empirical research, build the voice and choice of the most impacted communities, and galvanize researchers, policymakers, and industry practitioners to mitigate AI harms and biases. We’re building a movement to shift the AI ecosystem towards equitable and accountable AI.
  4. Actionable Auditing: Investigating the Impact of Publicly Naming Biased Performance Results of Commercial AI Products, Inioluwa Deborah Raji University of Toronto 27 King’s College Cir Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3H7 deborah.raji@mail.utoronto.com, Joy Buolamwini Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139 joyab@mit.edu

 

 

DEA AGENT DISABLING SECURITY CAMERA AT PRONTO PHARMACY LLS., DURING AUGUST 29, 2019 RAID:

BY 

NORMAN J. CLEMENT RPH., DDS.,

WITH CONTRIBUTION FROM

JACK FOLSON RPH, MICHELLE ALEXANDER MD., RICARDO FERTIL PHARMD, CORDY TINDELL VIVIAN,* NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., BERES E. MUSCHETT, BS., STRATEGIC ADVISOR

INTRODUCTION

Per request by Attorney Dale Sisco the images on these published videos have been blurred.

TAMPA IS TULSA

The DEA is engaged in the targeting of Black Pharmacy Owners in the so-called opioid epidemic. (1) Through threats and intimidation DEA is using fictitiously written “Warrants”  that classify these pharmacies as ”  IMMINENT DANGERS AND  PUBLIC HEALTH THREATS.” This has happened quite frequently to Black Pharmacy owners across the country.

Today Tampa, Fl., Oak Hill Wv., Ft. Myers, Fl., Coral Springs, Houston, Tx., Chicago, Il., are Tulsa. (1),(2),(6) (SEE BELOW VIDEO: DEA  AGENT ENTERS LEGAL PHARMACY AND DISABLES SECURITY CAMERAS),(2)(5)

BLACK-OWNED PHARMACIES ARE SYSTEMATICALLY RACIALLY PROFILED

The common man or woman has very little understanding of how so-called drug policies directly affect their daily living, until they become are diagnosed with some chronic illness or have a loved one who may be facing death. Then, the importance of chronic illness and disease states is ever so critical. 

Let it further be clear, patients being treated for chronic pain who travel to a Black-owned pharmacy are called “RED FLAGS” by the DEA and these pharmacies  are  classified as imminent dangers to the “Public Health.” While the same patients traveling to non-black owned pharmacies, with the same prescriptions, using the exact same payment methodology, the fictitious label of “red flags” does not truly exist.  

However, the large chain pharmacies and their parent companies clearly violate laws through false billings and even forged prescriptions on their part, while the DEA collects billions of dollars in what amounts to “extortion fines” and the large chains are given a pass. These warnings remain ever so obliterated, and one cannot ignore the functions of how race works in these types of proceedings.


BLURRED IMAGES OF UNDER-COVER DEA AGENTS DISABLING SECURITY CAMERA AT PRONTO PHARMACY

THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND SUPPORTIVE STAFF CONCERNED GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS

When understanding the level of corruption of the DEA and why this Federal Agency must be disbanded, defunded, or redirected out of medicine. One needs only to ask themselves two fundamental questions.

1. How long has the DEA been around?
2. How long has pain anxiety been around?

The DEA has gained power in 3 ways:

A. Through its Kangaroo Court System:  

Which are permitted to operate outside the Rules of Federal Evidence and Civil Procedures?

B. Through threats and intimidation: 

Using seizure clauses the DEA has managed to muscle their way into the Medical/Dental/Pharmacy professions until they have literally, redefined,  reinterpreted medical procedures, protocols and have criminalized them, (such as addiction and dependency).


C. Through Junk Science: 


DEA’S EXPERT TWINS OF DECEPTION

THE CONGRESS MUST INVESTIGATE AND DEFUND THE UNITED STATES DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (DEA)

They’ve (DEA) exploited the use of a network of medical practitioner hustlers such as Donald Sullivan RPh., Phd., Timothy Munzing, MD., in Court Rooms who have been well paid by the Government see GovTribe. (1),(2),(3) Their testimony which often relies on tacit bias without examining radiographs (X-rays) the patients or interviewing prescribing practitioners in many cases are equivalent to the discredited bite mark evidence once used in courtrooms.

TIMOTHY MUNZING MD

The DOJ, DEA idea is to starve us out of business through harassment, intimidation, and fraudulent misrepresentations by their network of so-called DEA experts like Timothy Munzing, MD. (1)

According to GovTribe, a website that tracks payments to federal contractors, Munzing is paid $300 an hour by the DEA. (1) In the past few months, Munzing has been paid over $250,000 by the DEA to review patient records and testify as an expert witness in DEA cases. (1)

DONALD R. SULLIVAN RPH., PHD.

Dr. Munzing who works with Kaiser Permanente and Donald R. Sulivan Professor at Ohio State University College of Pharmacy never appears to have examined or interviews the patients or prescribing physicians and relies conclusions on Junk Science in their Courtroom testimonies.

Jack Folson RPh., expert pharmacist Consultant from Michigan stated in his May, 2020 report known as The Folson Amicus Brief:

Presently, because of the criminalization of pain management suffering has increased and has led, to an increase in Heroin use.  Due to the dangers associated with heroin use this, more than anything else, in this case, is an immediate threat to public safety.  To put it plainly the actions by the DEA are causing the thing that they are trying to avoid.  

THE STORY OF FOREST TENNANT MD

According to Pain News Network, March 26, 2018 publication by Pat Anson, (1)

Dr. Forest Tennant, and his wife and office manager, Miriam, have informed patients that they are closing their pain clinic in the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina, effective April 1. 2018.

Dr. Tennant’s retirement is largely due to an ongoing DEA investigation of his opioid prescribing practices.   DEA agents raided the Tennants’ home and clinic last November, while Tennant was testifying in Montana as a defense witness in the trial of a doctor accused of negligent homicide in the overdose of two patients. The Tennants arrived home to find the front door of their home had been kicked in by DEA agents. (2),(3)

FOREST TENNANT, MD.

A DEA search warrant alleged that Tennant was part of a “drug trafficking organization” and had personally profited from the sale of high dose opioid prescriptions. Denise Molohon, another Tennant patient who lives with arachnoiditis, in an email wrote:

“But I am most deeply saddened today for the entire chronic pain community – both patients and providers – for the tsunami of injustices perpetrated by DOJ/DEA and CDC in their cruelty, ignorance, and haste to appear as though they are fighting the opioid overdose epidemic by ruining the lives of many innocent physicians. Their combined actions have had the tragic result of harming untold millions and leading to the senseless, needless deaths of patients all across our country whose only fault was suffering from horrific, intractable pain.”

“The government has stepped in and stopped doctors from treating patients. They have created a hostile work environment for physicians who refuse to conform. Physicians who refuse to let their patients suffer. Addiction is a huge problem but so is intractable pain, yet those of us who play by the rules are the ones who suffer,” said Kate Lamport, a Tennant patient who has arachnoiditis.

CONGRESS MUST HAVE OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATE

OUR FIGHT IS OUR FAITH

We Pharmacists are from diverse peoples of families, who demanded and encouraged education, that was bonded into our faith. This messages from Ephesians 3:20

Now unto Him, that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

And this message from Psalm 37:4 further guides us.

Delight yourselves also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

REV. DR. C.T. VIVIAN

We will defeat and destroy this enemy with Wisdom, Knowledge, Truth, and Faith for our ancestors have reminded in the struggle: (7)

“Often our tasks will be many and sometimes, more than we think we can do.  Often the road will be rugged and the hills will seem insurmountable too.  But always remember that the hills are never as steep as they seem if you have the faith to follow your dream.  

For nothing in life that is worthy is ever too hard to achieve if you have the courage to try it and the faith to believe.  

Faith is a force far greater than knowledge, or power, or skill,

And many defeats turn to triumph if you trust in God’s wisdom and will.  For faith will move mountains; there is NOTHING that God can’t do! (6)

THESE Black pharmacists WERE ATTACKED AND are fighting BACK

Here are  articles discussing Dr. Tennant’s retirement due to DEA scrutiny.
1. https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2018/3/26/dr-forest-tennant-retiring-due-to-dea-scrutin

2. https://reason.com/video/pain-patients-cant-get-meds-opioid/

3. Racism on healthcare:

https://www.centerforhealthjournalism.org/2020/06/19/racism-s-impact-health-and-health-care-goes-beyond-bad-apples

4. HOW DEA TURNS LEGAL INTO ILLEGAL:
https://youarewithinthenorms.com/2020/03/06/824-how-the-dea-turns-legal-into-illegal-the-story-predatory-prosecutions-and-the-dea-court-of-the-kangaroos-part- 2/

5. DEA THREATEN TO ARREST THE PHARMACIST IF HE DID NOT BLURR OR TAKE DOWN IMAGE.  verify: call Atty Dale Sisco 813/224-0555.

6. A prayer found on the internet (Tiff)

7. I knew Rev. Vivian, for 32 years, he guided me (us)in every struggle with his wisdom a knowledge saying moment, movement , sacrifice, think tanks. He guided us at Dental Survey of America to always research, publish and getting our message out there. His passing did not sadden me(us) but only strengthen our resolve.

*mentor

HOW DOES BLACK LIVES MATTER???

Black Lives Coalition Proposes Sweeping Legislative Change, Including Abolishing ICE And DEA

You’re Within The Norms

July 11, 2020

RESPONSE BY NORMAN J CLEMENT RPH., DDS

WITH CONTRIBUTION FROM

NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., MICHELLE ALEXANDER, MD., REV. DR. CORDY TINDELL VIVIAN,* WILLIE GUINYARD BS., BERES E. MUSCHETT, BS., STRATEGIC ADVISOR

ARTICLE AUTHORED BY KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS/FORBES STAFF 

Karen Robinson-JacobsForbes Staff Business “I cover breaking news with an emphasis on race.

Derek Holt, questioned article written/ authored by Karen Robinson-Jacobs, in Forbes Magazine (1)

July 7, 2020.

Derek Holt: How does abolishing ICE relate to Black Lives Matter?

Here is how it relates, Derek Holt:

1. Along with engaging in social activism, Black Lives Matter is a think tank of like-minded people authoring position papers and promoting the development of meaningful legislation and like-minded political candidates to municipal governments, state legislators, and to the United States House and Senate.

ROBIN ISLAND, SOUTH AFRICA

2. The Judicial arm of Black Lives Matter understands justice means judges who are competent knowledge and qualified on environmental, social sciences. Not political hacks absorbed in the belief of the narrow-mindedness of textualism.

DISCUSION ON HONORABLR PARLIMENTARINE HELEN SUZMAN

3. We believe in a living, breathing, Constitution which encompasses respect for all lives, cultures, and peoples. And we do mean all, including you Derek Holt. We do not support the confederate political belief on supremacy through oppression.

APARTHEID MUSEUM, JOHANNESBURG SOUTH, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

4. We further believe the struggle of Black Women and Women of Color is one that is universal. And forms the foundation of our movement and will no longer be a silent struggle from these days forward as long as Our Sun Shall Shine.

DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY

5. DEREK HOLT read youarewiththenorms.com on Homeland Security’s Methodology At The Border…..https://youarewithinthenorms.com/2019/12/05/u-s-homeland-security-dental-program-straight-out-of-nazi-madness-and-adolf-hitler-adolf-eichman-joseph-mengele-jewish-and-african-nam-hare-chi/

TABLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

For Now, You Are Within The Norms

REV. DR. C.T. VIVIAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS FIGHTER AND HERO

END NOTES

  1. Black Lives Coalition Proposes Sweeping Legislative Change, Including Abolishing ICE And DEA https://www.forbes.com/sites/karenrobinsonjacobs/2020/07/07/black-lives-coalition-proposes-sweeping-legislative-change-including-abolishing-ice-and-dea/
    Black Lives Coalition Proposes Sweeping Legislative Change, Including Abolishing ICE And DEA
  2. The Play of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela:
  3. * Honor to our mentor and hero.

150 GROUPS FORMULATE LEGISLATION TO DEFUND DEA CALLED: “THE BREATHE ACT”

REPORTED BY NORMAN J CLEMENT RPH., DDS

WITH CONTRIBUTION FROM

RICHARD C. CLEMENT BS., RICARDO FERTIL PHARMD, NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., MICHELLE ALEXANDER, MD., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., BERES E. MUSCHETT, BS., STRATEGIC ADVISOR

REPUBLISHED ON TO youarewithinthenorms.com

ARTICLE AUTHORED BY KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS/FORBES STAFF

Black Lives Coalition Proposes Sweeping Legislative Change, Including Abolishing ICE And DEA

Karen Robinson-JacobsForbes StaffBusinessI cover breaking news with an emphasis on race.

TOPLINE

The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of 150 Black organizations, released a legislative reform bill Tuesday called the BREATHE Act, which calls for sweeping changes to the country’s criminal and legal systems—including a proposal to abolish the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement—and will likely face an uphill battle in Congress.

Demonstrators march and hold signs in Boston during a protest in response to the death of African American George Floyd.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 02: Demonstrators march during a protest in response to the death of … [+]GETTY IMAGES

KEY FACTS

The proposal, which the organization describes on Facebook as a “modern-day civil-rights bill in defense of Black lives,” has earned approving nods but not official sponsorship from lawmakers including Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), according to the AP.

Its release  comes as the House and Senate stand at loggerheads over police reform, such as that called for by protesters across the country in the wake of the televised killing of George Floyd, who died in police custody after crying out “I can’t breathe.”

The act in part, would “divest” federal resources from incarceration and policing, long seen as systemically racist by many Blacks, institute changes to pretrial detention, sentencing and prosecution, and also reduce the Department of Defense budget, according to the AP.

In a reversal of current trends that have seen the militarization of many police departments, it would establish a Neighborhood Demilitarization Program that would collect and destroy by 2022 military-grade equipment held by law enforcement agencies such as armored vehicles.

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The bill also would end life sentences, abolish mandatory minimum sentencing laws and create a specific timeline to close federal prisons and immigration detention centers, according to the AP.

Some of the proposals, such as the plan to abolish ICE, piggyback on similar calls dating back to 2018.

CRUCIAL QUOTE

The “programs that they’re suggesting eliminating only look radical if we really ignore the fact that there has been tremendous pressure to meaningfully reform this criminal justice system.” Heather Ann Thompson, University of Michigan professor criminal justice expert 

KEY BACKGROUND

The Movement for Black Lives was formed in December of 2014 as a way for Black organizations across the country to “debate and discuss the current political conditions,” with the ultimate aim of creating a “shared movement-wide strategy,” according to its website. This year the coalition, which includes Concerned Citizens for Justice, has been active in speaking out about the devastating impact Covid-19 is having in communities of color and, after Floyd’s death, about needed reforms in policing.

FURTHER READING

Black Lives Coalition Proposes Sweeping Legislative Change, Including Abolishing ICE And DEA https://www.forbes.com/sites/karenrobinsonjacobs/2020/07/07/black-lives-coalition-proposes-sweeping-legislative-change-including-abolishing-ice-and-dea/
Black Lives Coalition Proposes Sweeping Legislative Change, Including Abolishing ICE And DEA

Movement for Black Lives

Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes (Associated Press)

FOR NOW

YOU ARE WITHIN THE NORMS

DONALD SULLIVAN RPH., PHD., PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC FRAUD COMPLAINT FILED AT OSU FOR FAILING BASIC PHARMACY STANDARDS OF CARE

BY 

NORMAN J. CLEMENT RPH., DDS.,

WITH CONTRIBUTION FROM

RICARDO FERTIL PHARMD, NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., BERES E. MUSCHETT, BS., STRATEGIC ADVISOR

It is clear to me that he has a basic flaw in his thinking regarding the Doctor – Pharmacist relationship. 

Joe Webster, MD

THIS PRESENTATION CONTAINS MUST SEE WHICH SUPPORTS THE NARRATIVE OF THIS ARTICLE: CONGRESS MUST DEFUND DEA

INTRODUCTION 

On May 5, 2020, Mark D. Dowd, U.S. Administrative Law Judge, in the matter of Pronto Pharmacy, LLC Docket No. 19-42 issues RECOMMENDED RULING, FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, AND DECISION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE in a rambling decision of 148 pages, to be found so ridicules it overturned nearly 200 years of medical and pharmacy law(s) and protocols.

A group has filed Professional and Academic Fraud charges against the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, DEA Expert, Clinical Professor Donald Sullivan. Who, in sworn testimony, admitted to not having interviewed any of the patients, nor their prescribing physicians, neither saw nor reviewed any of the patient’s prescriptions. Professor Sullivan opined every prescription to be illegitimate. (1)

A.NON-ACUTE PAIN B.UNINSURED

It is further clear, on this day U.S. Administrative Law Judge Mark D. Dowd, was so busy trying to be a bigot, so busy trying to be a racist, so busy trying to be the toughest man on the Federal bench he forgot how to be fair. 

Judge Dowd’s decision in which the respondent, Pronto Pharmacy LLC., and the owner Norman J Clement,( a pharmacist and dentist) who had written in his blog, youarewithinthenorms.com, that he is not authorized or qualified to challenge a “physician’s diagnosis and treatment.” Judge Dowd, ruled against Clement basing his opinion in part, on the testimony of Donald Sullivan. Judge Mark D. Dowd wrote in his endnotes on page 44, of the Recommended Ruling:

22 Mr. Clement, Jr.’s, testimony that the Respondent verified the medical legitimacy of the prescriptions it filled runs counter to Mr. Clement, Sr.’s, view, as written in his blog, that he is “not authorized or qualified to challenge a physician’s diagnosis and treatment.”. If that is the case, it seems inconsistent that the Respondent would call a doctor’s office at all, let alone to confirm a diagnosis. Furthermore, it is difficult to understand how the Respondent ensured that prescriptions were medically legitimate if the Respondent believed it could not question a doctor’s decision to prescribe a certain medication. The Respondent’s vetting process, as described by Mr. Clement, Jr., seems superfluous if the Respondent’s pharmacists are unable to question a diagnosis and treatment.


JOSEPH L.WEBSTER, SR., MD, MBA, FACP, BS. PHARMACY

I have reviewed the pertinent materials that were provided regarding the testimony of Dr. Sullivan. It is clear to me that he has a basic flaw in his thinking regarding the Doctor – Pharmacist relationship.  The respective regulatory bodies, including the various “Boards”  of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, etc. clearly outline the ‘scope of practice’ for each of those disciplines. 

The orderly flow of a prescription “from” the doctor to the patient – via the Pharmacist – clearly outlines where the ‘diagnosis’ has to come from. It is statutorily the purview of the pharmacist to ‘inspect and assure’ that the drug that is being given is safe and has no known incompatibilities with the patient and its holistic environment. 

DX; MSI.26 M48.0, NONACUTE PAIN

It is not the purview nor is the pharmacist trained to ‘challenge the diagnosis’ of the physician and to do so verbally or otherwise with the patient. It erodes the ‘doctor-patient’ relationship and destroys the ‘confidence’ of the patient in his/her physician. At the very least it is ‘unethical’ and may very well be a HIPPA violation and beneath the standard of care as a pharmacist. 


Any healthcare provider that is licensed to ‘prescribe’ is governed by the set of conditions and circumstances under which a prescription can be written. Thus it is illegal to write a prescription for a person that the prescriber has not conducted the ‘chain of authority’ that would qualify him/her to write a prescription:  history and physical examination, formulation of a diagnosis, and discussing such with the patient as well as the proposed manner of treatment in a culturally sensitive and ethically appropriate manner; and provision of an opportunity for the patient to ‘question and discuss alternative forms of treatment; etc. 

DEA EXPERT DONALD SULLIVAN TESTIFIED HE NEVER LOOKED AT ANY PATIENT PRESCRIPTION OR SPOKE WITH THE TREATING PHYSICIAN

Once the provider has met all of the aforementioned and other ‘requirements to write a prescription, then and then ONLY  should a healthcare practitioner write a prescription.  I do not see where Dr. Sullivan obtained his evidence that the pharmacist in question attempted to do any of these steps in the ‘chain of authority’ in the cases in question. Furthermore, as stated above, a pharmacist IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO WRITE A CONTROL PRESCRIPTIONS by any of the regulatory boards of health.

WE ARE TO BE UNSEEN

It is my professional opinion that the pharmacist in question had ‘no reason’ and more importantly the pharmacist had ‘no power’ to question or interrogate each provider on ‘each prescription’ that is received as long as the ‘safety, efficacy and convenience’ of the medications being prescribed meet the standards of Medication Dispensing. Any given medication can be and certainly will be given for multiple different diagnoses and it is not even feasible for the pharmacist to ‘contact and question’  each and every diagnosis.


WHEN WHITE PRIVILEGE AND BIAS TAKES THE STAND

DEA expert Don Sullivan must be brought before the Academic and Standard Review Committee at The Ohio State University for academic fraud. Donald Sullivan never interviews the patients nor their prescribing physicians in his narrative of irrevocable flags. Clearly his opinion was base on a tacit bias. 

In preparation for his testimony in this proceeding, and as the basis for his analyses and opinions, in this case, Dr. Sullivan reviewed the Respondent’s Pre-Hearing Statement, a portion of the Government’s Pre-Hearing Statement, the PDMP data, and three (3) months of dispensing data from Respondent’s computer system. 

Furthermore, while we have been extremely critical of  Mark D. Dowd, U.S. Administrative Law Judge, his opinion of May 5, 2020, in the matter of Pronto Pharmacy, LLC Docket No. 19-42 issues RECOMMENDED RULING, FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, AND DECISION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE, he states;(2) (page 40-41)

” I find Dr.Sullivan’s subject conclusion more in the nature of speculation. I don’t believe the record provides sufficient factual foundation to support this expert opinion. I also find it inconsistent with the facts of the case. Accordingly, on the basis of the instant record, I find Dr. Sullivan’s subject conclusion unjustified.

Dr. Sullivan made a similar conclusion regarding the prescribing of non- controlled substances and of controlled substances not subject to abuse or diversion. Again, he deemed such prescriptions as an apparent subterfuge on the part of the prescriber, designed to mask the improper prescribing of controlled substances highly subject to abuse and diversion, and creating a red flag, which went unaddressed by the Respondent. I question the sufficiency of the factual foundation for Dr. Sullivan’s expert opinion that the above prescriptions were an apparent attempt to mask scores of improper opioid prescriptions. The relevant medical records were not reviewed, the prescriber’s justification for the prescriptions were not considered by Dr. Sullivan, nor was the patient’s input as to the subject prescriptions considered. I find Dr. Sullivan’s subject opinion, on the basis of this record, to be improperly speculative and unjustified as an expert opinion.”  

Yet, Judge Mark D. Dowd appears to freely admit he accepted Dr. Sullivan’s testimony solely on his “White Privilege” stating,

” This finding does not affect the probity of Dr. Sullivan’s opinions as to the therapeutic effect of the subject medications, their contraindication with other prescribed medications, or the justification of their prescription.”

CONCLUSION: CONGRESS MUST DEFUND THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (DEA)

We find Judge Mark D. Dowds, analysis troubling. One can never prevail in any court system or environment, even when supported with science and facts, against bias and prejudice, or when privilege is permitted to take the stand. 

Yet, it is not Judge Mark D. Dowd’s bias/racism that is troublesome. It is his stupidity in his recommended ruling, findings of facts and his conclusion of law which eviscerates nearly two hundred years of medical and pharmacy law and protocols.

FOR NOW

YOU’RE WITHIN THE NORMS

(1). https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-10-27/pdf/2010-27096.pdf, pg. 6157 Judges footnotes; Donald Sullivan background, testimony history of misrepresentation, case#09-48, East Main Street Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio,

Colleagues: 

For everyone’s benefit, please see attached the correspondence we sent to Mr. Clement.  We consider this matter closed. 

Thank you, 

NOTES AND UPDATES

THIS MATTER WAS CLOSED BY THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 7/2/2020

Colleagues: 

For everyone’s benefit, please see attached the correspondence we sent to Mr. Clement.  We consider this matter closed. 

Thank you, 

Chris 

Mr. Clement, 7/2/2020

Thank you again for reporting your concern, and for taking the time to speak with me about it recently.  Our review determined that the concerns you raised about the accuracy of Dr. Sullivan’s expert testimony do not implicate any Ohio State University policy, and therefore they are not able to be investigated as a potential policy violation.  However, we have sent your concerns and all of the information you provided to the College of Pharmacy for their awareness.  

Thank you again,

Katelyn

OF ROLE MODELS AND INVISIBLE MEN AND WOMEN (part-2): SUSAN LANGSTON DEA vs. WALTER R. CLEMENT et al

REPORTED BY 

NORMAN J. CLEMENT RPH., DDS.,

WITH CONTRIBUTION FROM

RICARDO FERTIL PHARMD, NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., BERES E. MUSCHETT, BS., STRATEGIC ADVISOR

“Dozens of retired black narcotics agents say their former agency, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has discriminated against its African-American employees for decades.”

ABC NEWS-

CONGRESS MUST DEFUND THE DEA

According to ABC News Jim Mustian of Associate Press and the Baltimore Sun Times Justin Fenton June 18, 2020;

The group of retired agents said in a statement sent to news organizations this week that Attorney General William Barr was out of touch with racial disparities that permeate not only local police departments but federal law enforcement. (5)

“This is a culture,” said Karl Colder, who previously oversaw the DEA’s Washington field division, served on the agency’s diversity committee and was one of 76 former agents involved in drafting the statement. “You still don’t have African Americans in positions to really monitor and ensure things are equal.

Gary Tuggle, who was a special agent in charge of the Baltimore field office and served as interim Baltimore Police commissioner in 2018, said he thinks the problem has worsened in recent years.

Ernie Howard, who was the special agent in charge in Houston from 1997 to 2001, said there is “not an even playing field.”

“The DEA hasn’t had an African American female special agent in charge in years,” Tuggle said. “That’s ridiculous.”

June Werlow Rogers, who previously led the DEA’s New England field office from 2002 to 2008. “I’m really glad we’re at a point now where people are listening, but in order for us to change things, we’ve got to change minds and hearts.”

” Rogers recalled while an agent in Baltimore she was pulled over and questioned despite showing her DEA credentials until a white DEA supervisor intervened and that a magistrate judge once confused her for a defendant in court.

We can easily relate with former Agent Rogers and share our experience with a privileged Judges. Transcripts from January 28, 2020, DEA v Pronto Pharmacy LLC Tampa Florida. DOCKET 19-42, before Judge Mark D. Dowd held in Tampa, Fl.

MR. SISCO: No objection.

JUDGE DOWD: Thank you, Mr. Sisco.


THE WITNESS (DEA Richard James Albert): Mr. Clement, one question. When you

served that document on the pharmacy, were these printed out for you at that time or were these maintained at the pharmacy in a logbook, or do you know where these actually came from?

DEA RICHARD JAMES ALBERT

THE WITNESS (DEA Richard James Albert): They will be maintained

in a logbook. But when I requested a subpoena, I would think that they made copies of them.

And one correction —

JUDGE DOWD: Okay. So you weren’t there when they were produced, you came back for them?

THE WITNESS: (MR. ALBERT) W ell, they was — I  either picked them up or they were sent to me.

JUDGE DOWD: Okay.

THE WITNESS(DEA Richard James Albert):: But one c o r r e c t .  I ‘m Mr. Albert. You called me Mr. Clement.

JUDGE DOWD: Oh, I’m sorry. Excuse me. It’s old age creeping up. “Old Age,” 

Lessons from our ancestors, has taught us well here, ” just let him keep talking, give him time, and the truth will reveal itself. We can observe here times have changed very little in America.

The DEA was first held liable in the early 1980s for discriminating against black agents in salary, promotions, supervisory evaluations, and discipline. Once a Black Federal employee reaches GS-13 any promotion beyond that point becomes extremely difficult.

SUSAN LANGSTON DEA VS. WALTER R. CLEMENT

While Black Agents in the DEA were continually denied, promotions, unqualified people like Susan Langston received promotion after promotion and recently was promoted to DEA Head Quarters in Washington DC. Ms. Langston has only a BS in Arts and Training as a paralegal with no law enforcement background.

According to LinkedIn reporting, she became in charge of the DEA Field office in Los Angeles and Miami and received a promotion within the DEA headquarters in Washington D.C. Ms. Langston appears to have no background, training nor certifications in the knowledge of drug substance abuse and treatment and appears to have no advanced certificates in law enforcement. 

Susan Langston was the Program Manager for the DEA Miami Field Division’s Diversion Regulatory Program. Overall supervision of Diversion Groups located in Miami (Weston), West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee, Florida. She has since been promoted to a position in Washington DC. (1)(2)

SUSAN LANGSTON

Ms. Langston’s qualifications and educational background are both troubling and alarming. She has no law enforcement background, no medical, dental, or pharmaceutical science background. Yet she heads to head the DEA Miami Field Division’s Diversion Regulatory Program. Ms. Langston has attained only a bachelor’s degree beyond that trained as a paralegal. (9) 

Ms. Langston orchestrates the attacks against licensed physicians, pharmacists, and dentists, and yet her qualifications, background, and tactics such as redefining, misclassification of long-standing medical/pharmacy/dental protocols are further troubling. Such as:

  1. Defining Pharmacy Compounding as Manufacturing and requiring a separate registration when no registration exists.
  2. Pushing for a pharmacist to challenge medical/dental practitioners’ diagnosis and treatment, which is outside the authority and scope of a pharmacist. (11)
  3. Strong arming Pharmacies/Pharmacists into being an arm of law enforcement (supporting the misuse of Google Maps and the PDMP systems) which encourages bias, discrimination, and profiling.

WALTER R CLEMENT

Walter R. Clement, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Eastern Michigan University, 1996  

Master’s Business, Business Management, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO, 2006. Master’s Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO, 2007   

Home E-mail: Range1274@comcast.net

Police Officer, Detroit Police Department 1977-1980  Corrections Specialist,Michigan Department of Corrections, Phoenix Correctional Facility,1980-1985  

Resident Unit Officer, Promoted 1982-1985, Supervised inmates in correctional unit housing blocks (Full time)

Police Officer, Detroit Police Department 1985-1995 

1.)Underwater Recover Team 1985-1994 

2.) Special Response Team 1986-1993

3.) Criminal Sex Crime Investigator 1993-1995

Sergeant, Detroit Police Department, 1995-2013

4.)Patrol Supervisor, investigate use of force complaints.

5.)Financial Management Department, Supervisor/Manager Grant Writer Team

6.)Community Policing finance/operations manager

6.)Supervisor/Trainer Detroit Police Underwater Recovery

7.)Field Training Officer (FTO) Supervisor 

8.)Training Instructor, Detroit Police Academy

  • Officer in Charge of Firearms Range   

9.) Criminal Justice Instructor, University of Phoenix, Southfield Michigan, Instructor, 2006-2007 (Part-time) 

10.)Criminal Justice Instructor, Colorado Technical University, Online, 2007-present (Part time) 

Licensures/Certificates (include licensure/certificate name, issuing organization, original year obtained, and current/non-current): 

11.) Certificate of Training, National Standard of First Official Response to a Critical Environment training, United States National Standards of Training Association, 2010

12.) Underwater crime Scene Preservation and Investigation Techniques,Michigan Justice Institute, Macomb Community College,1999

Faculty: The Role
TRAINING OF OTHER OFFICERS

Formal Teaching Experience (Indicate delivery formats as appropriate)

Bachelor’s/Associate’s Subject Areas Taught:  Introduction to Criminal Justice, Classroom and Online  

Criminal Investigations, Online

13.)Law Enforcement Operations and Report Writing, Classroom and Online  

14.) Ethics in Criminal Justice, Classroom and Online   

15.) Criminology, Online  

16.) Criminal Procedure, Online  

17.) Interview and Interrogation, Online   

18.) Victimology, Online  

19.) Grant Writing, Classroom and Online  

20.) Report Writing, Online

21.) Introduction to Criminal Profiling, Online

Other Teaching Experience: 

22.)Detroit Police Academy (Inservice training for police supervisors) 2008-2013

23.) Use of Force, Leadership, Police Customers Service, Supervisor Report Writing, Job Satisfaction  

24.) Detroit Police Academy (Recruit Training classes) 2008-2013

25.) Patrol Tactics, Police Report Writing, Court Room Procedures, Officer Survival, Conflict Resolution, Proper Handcuffing, Traffic Stops, Patrol Tactics, Interview and Interrogations.    

26.) Nation Black Police Association, Instructing on Grant Writing, throughout the United States 2009-2012;

This is only 1/3 of Walter R. Clement’s credentials and what more Black Law Enforcement officer have attained in the year of services to their communities and country. Further, these are the amount of credentialing the Federal Courts have taking their time (40 years) to slow walk and act upon. The actions of the Federal Courts are disgraceful. Walter R, Clement is more than qualified to be in the Senior Executive Level of the DEA.

Walter R. Clement, comes from a family of mud, grit, and adventurers, he enjoys riding his Aspencade Motor Cycle throughout the United States of America and Canada, just like Val Demmings. He enjoys teaching Law Enforcement. Walter R. Clement, was born the 4th child into parents Erlin and Rose Elaine Clement from Panama. His grandparents were from Barbados and migrated to Panama to build the Panama Canal. He is most proud to say that all of his 5 brothers, finished college and our dad is still standing at 103 years old and loves his Golf Game.

ERLIN CLEMENT SR., AGE 98 TUCAN COUNTRY GOLF CLUB, BALBOA, PANAMA 2015

SUSAN LANGSTON DEA VS. VAL DEMINGS

Val Demings, began her career in Jacksonville as a social worker, working with foster children. Despite seeing a few women in the ranks of law enforcement in the early 1980s, Val was inspired to move to Orlando to join the police force. She graduated from the police academy as class president, receiving the Board of Trustees’ Award for Overall Excellence, and quickly earned the reputation of a tenacious, no-nonsense cop. (published resume online google search)

CONGRESSWOMAN VAL DEMINGS

Val Demings, took these lessons seriously, getting her first job at age 14, and became the first in her family to graduate from college. With her parents proudly at her side, she received a B.S. in Criminology from Florida State University.

It was that reputation that helped her work her way up the ranks while raising a family. During her 27-year career, she served in virtually every department, including serving as Commander of the Special Operations, where she was responsible for some of Orlando’s highest-profile tasks, including special events and dignitary protection.

In 2007, Val Demings made history when she was appointed to serve as Orlando’s first female Chief of Police.

Chief Demings was widely praised for her dynamic leadership and a significant drop in crime. She shepherded the department through the financial crisis and despite budgetary constraints kept the same number of officers on the streets. Remarkably, the Orlando Police Department reduced violent crime by more than 40 percent while she was Chief.

Chief Demings founded innovative programs like Operation Positive Direction, a mentoring program that empowers at-risk students through tutoring, community service, and positive incentives. She also launched Operation Free Palms, a project focusing on rejuvenating Orlando’s most crime-ridden housing complex, the Palms Apartments. Collaborating with city officials and faith leaders, this initiative included increasing access to childcare, building playgrounds, a GED program, and job skills training to improve the quality of life in Orlando’s most distressed community.

VAL DEMINGS ON LINE PUBLISHED BACKGROUND

According to Wikipedia;

In 1983, Demings applied for a job with the Orlando Police Department (OPD); her first assignment was on patrol on Orlando’s west side.[5] Demings was appointed as Chief of the Orlando Police Department in 2007, becoming the first woman to lead the department.[8][9]

According to a 2015 article in The Atlantic, the Orlando Police Department “has a long record of excessive-force allegations, and a lack of transparency on the subject, dating back at least as far as Demings’s time as chief.”[10] A 2008 Orlando Weekly exposé described the Orlando Police Department as “a place where rogue cops operate with impunity, and there’s nothing anybody who finds himself at the wrong end of their short fuse can do about it.”[11] Demings responded with an op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel, arguing that “Looking for a negative story in a police department is like looking for a prayer at church” and added that “It won’t take long to find one.” In the same op-ed, she cast doubt on video evidence that conflicts with officers’ statements in excessive force cases, writing, “a few seconds (even of video) rarely capture the entire set of circumstances.”[10]

In 2010, an Orlando police officer flipped 84-year-old Daniel Daley over his shoulder after the man became belligerent, throwing him to the ground and breaking a vertebra in his neck.[12] Daley alleged excessive force and filed a lawsuit. The police department cleared the officer as “justified” in using a “hard takedown” to arrest Daley, concluding he used the technique correctly even though he and the other officer made conflicting statements. Demings said “the officer performed the technique within department guidelines” but also said that her department had “begun the process of reviewing the use of force policy and will make appropriate modifications.” A federal jury ruled in Daley’s favor and awarded him $880,000 in damages.

VAL DEMINGS EARLY LIFES

According to Wikipedia;

Valdez Venita Butler was born on March 12, 1957,[4] one of seven children born to a poor family; her father worked in orange groves, while her mother was a housekeeper. They lived in Mandarin, a neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida. She attended segregated schools in the 1960s, graduating from Wolfson High School in the 1970s.[5]

CONGRESSWOMAN VAL DEMINGS

According to her online Biography;

Congresswoman Val Demings represents Florida’s 10th District. The first in her family to graduate college, she became a social worker, then a police officer. 

1.)Rep. Demings is married to Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, is a proud mother to three sons, and proud grandmother to five.

2.) Rep. Demings holds an honorary doctorate of laws from Bethune-Cookman University. (oh no!!, “FAMU, FAMU I LOVE THEE”)

3.) Rep. Demings is an active member of St. Mark A.M.E., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Orlando Chapter of The Links, Inc., NAACP Silver Life Member, Florida Bar Citizens Advisory Committee, Florida Police Chiefs, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, National Congress of Black Women, and numerous other affiliations.

4.) Rep. Demings enjoys spending her very limited free time riding her Harley-Davidson Road King Classic motorcycle (just like Walter R. Clement). She has completed the O.U.C. half marathon as well as the Walt Disney marathon.

5.) Congresswoman Val Demings more than qualified to be a DEA special agent, or head of DEA Southeast Region, or Director of the DEA. Congresswoman Demings is absolutely qualified United States Supreme Court Associate Justice or Chief Justice or Vice-President of the United States.

Congresswoman Val Demings, Former Police Chief, sits on the Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security.

SUSAN LANGSTON DEA VS. LAURA COATES

According to Laura Coates online Biography “ABOUT LAURA COATES;”

” Laura Coates is a well-respected attorney, commentator, law Professor, author, and radio talk show host. A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Laura graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the University of Minnesota Law School before beginning her legal career in private practice. (3)

Ms. Coates practiced law in Minnesota and New York handling cases ranging from intellectual property litigation and First Amendment issues to Defamation and Media law.  Called to public service, she transitioned from private practice to the United States Department of Justice, thriving as a federal prosecutor. (3)

LAURA COATES ESQ.

She served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice during the Bush and Obama administrations, specializing in the enforcement of voting rights throughout the country.  She also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, prosecuting a myriad of violent felony offenses, including drug trafficking, armed offenses, domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.(3)

Laura’s depth of experience and broad expertise has earned her acclaim across all media platforms.  Easily branded a constitutional expert, her diversified expertise is both timely and topical.  She is lauded across the globe for her persuasive objectivity and ability to break down complex and emotionally-charged topics plainly and without partisanship. Her opinions and analysis can be found in national publications such as The Washington Post, USA Today, and are prominently featured on CNN, where she has long served as a Senior Legal Analyst.

Recognizing the dire need for increased police accountability and improved police-community relations, she wrote the bestselling 2016 book, You Have the Right: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police. In the book, Laura removes the legalese and helps ordinary citizens know and understand their 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment rights.”(3)

Laura Coates comes from solid family background. Her father is a Dentist, and he too enjoys riding his motorcycle throughout, just like Walter R. Clement and Congresswoman Val Demings. Ms. Coates can easily serve as head of DEA, or United States Appeal Court Judge, Washington DC., or Governor of The State of Minnesota, or United States Supreme Court Justice. Ms. Coates is too qualified to run for Prosecutor of Hennepin County, or Ramsey County Minnesota because those positions are beneath her grade.

WAITING 40 YEARS FOR JUSTICE AND NO PROGRESS

Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun Times article concludes.

“There’s racism in the United States still, but I don’t think that the law enforcement system is systemically racist.” (4)

“The retired agents say that just 8% of nearly 4,500 special agents as of last fall were black. Similarly, just four of the 50 senior executives are black. Last year, a federal judge ruled in the class-action suit first brought in 1977 that the DEA needed to take more steps to cure systemic race bias in promotions to the detriment of black agents.”(4)(5)

“This begs the question that if the DOJ will not abolish the 40-plus years of racism in one of its component law enforcement agencies, how can they expect police departments to do the same?”(4)(5)

END NOTES

  1. https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2015/10/01/florida-patients-suffering-from-chronic-pain-and-illness-are-having-problems-getting-prescriptions-filled

2. https://www.pharmacist.com/article/dea-reacts-accusations-made-pharmacy-board-hearing?is_sso_called=1

3. http://magazine.gwu.edu/who-is-laura-coates

4. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-black-dea-agents-racism-20200618-47ctxvzd7vebjiozh5jtoycnza-story.html

5. https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/retired-dea-agents-agency-legacy-discrimination-71326557

 Congress Must Investigate

OF ROLE MODELS AND INVISIBLE MEN: EXPOSING THE RISE AND MISSION OF THE FILTERED negroe(S) Part-3: EXPOSING DEA CORRUPTION AND BIAS

BY 

NORMAN J. CLEMENT RPH., DDS.,

WITH CONTRIBUTION FROM

JACK FOLSON RPH, WALTER R. CLEMENT MS., MBA., RICARDO FERTIL PHARMD, NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., BERES E. MUSCHETT, BS., STRATEGIC ADVISOR

I HAVE A PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

I cannot live in fear, we must live by the law,” 

THE MANIFESTO OF THE NORTH STAR PROJECT

When you see THROUGHOUT LIFE most of your friends, colleagues, and classmates who are of degree being defiled, sanctioned, terminated, harassed, arrested, jailed, and imprisoned for the most minuscule violation of a regulation, or for just doing what they’ve been trained to do
Then at some point, you are compelled to ask yourself when

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

At some point in your life, you have to say and proclaim enough is enough and what are you going to do about it.
Then we must stand and fight as soldiers together or die like mice. 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
To me,  that idea that some United States Attorney is going to tell me pharmaceutical compounding is manufacturing makes it’s worth the fight.

WE ARE NOT POWERLESS AND THROUGH OUR VIDEOS, WRITINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS WE WILL EXPOSE THE ABUSES AND TYRANNY OF UNITED STATES DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO THE UNITED STATES HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, UNITES STATES HOUSE OVERSIGHT ON OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY TO DEFUND AND DISBAND THIS AGENCY OF GOVERNMENT.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

THIS PRESENTATION CONTAINS MUST SEE VIDEOS WHICH SUPPORTS THE NARRATIVE OF THIS ARTICLE

INTRODUCTION

DIVERSION INVESTIGATOR RICHARD JAMES ALBERT AND HIS HANDLERS

RICHARD JAMES ALBERT DEA DIVERSION INVESTIGATOR

So, when Diversion Investigator Richard James Alpert, in May of 2019 returned to Pronto Pharmacy for his 5th visit, make no mistake, his actions as directed by his handlers, Susan Langston, DEA Divisional Director State of Florida located in Miami, Florida Aimee Hickerson Diversion Supervisor, Florida assigned to Pharmacies, John Beerbower Esq., United States  Attorney for the DEA. was laser-targeted on finally disrupting, dismantling and destroying the business of Pronto Pharmacy LLC.  In a similar manner as Superior Pharmacy of Tampa, Florida, or in West Virginia, Oak Hill Home Town Pharmacy, Oak Hill, WV.

It should noted, Richard James Albert is a black man who is a functionary of the Drug Enforcement Agency, and moves solely at the direction of the handlers. Albert, whose full mission has been disguised in his hue thus to remove any inference by DOJ and DEA history of racial injustice and profiling. 

EXPOSING THE CORRUPTION OF THE UNITED STATES DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ITS COURT SYSTEM THE NEED TO HAVE THEM DEFUNDED AND DISBAND BY THE CONGRESS OF UNITED STATES

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and prosecutors have been successful in their court proceedings with their counter spin “pill mills.” While it never dawns upon the juries or the public that a pill is a unique dosage form in pharmacy, the only commonality it has is it rhymes with mill.  Richard James Albert’s handlers never thought was that these Black Pharmacists of Pronto, At Cost, Gulf Med Pharmacies, Oak Hill Hometown Pharmacy would fight back and that it would be business as usual. 

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Diversion Investigator Richard Albert,(DI) testified that he did not “Know or understand the law(s) or how any law applies to the practice of Pharmacy. On January 28, 2020, Richard Albert (DI Albert) under cross-examination by Pronto Pharmacy Attorney Dale Sisco of Tampa, Fl, in summary, stated

  1. In reviewing the respondent’s prescription data, he became suspicious because certain prescriptions were written for tablets but filled in capsules. However, DI Albert admitted that he is not familiar with FDA guidelines regarding compounding and, further, that he did not analyze the records he obtained from the respondent to compare the patients who received capsules that were compounded at respondent’s pharmacy to the anticipated patient’s need.  Likewise, DI Albert did not compare the number of doses of capsules documented as having been compounded by the batch reports to the number of drugs dispensed by the respondent.
  2. DI Albert admitted that speaking with the prescribing physicians identified in the E-FORCE data would have been a simple and straightforward method to ascertain whether any of those prescribers had, in fact, authorized the substitution of capsules for tablets for a particular prescription. He testified further that there was nothing to prevent him from contacting all but one of the physicians who wrote the prescriptions for the patients at issue.  However, DI Albert never contacted, spoke with, or attempted to contact or speak with any of the prescribing physicians. 
  3. DI Albert did not know of any federal or state law or regulation that limits the geographic area in which a pharmacy can dispense medications.

DEA AGENT DISABLING SECURITY CAMERA AT PRONTO PHARMACY LLS DURING AUGUST 29, 2019 RAID

VIDEO THE DEA IS COMING AFTER PHARMACIST AND HAVING NO GUIDELINES

The DEA sets arbitrary parameter according to Pharmacist Association CEO Michael Jackson in June 2017 Conference of the Florida A&M Alumni, New Orleans   (SEE BELOW VIDEO MICHAEL JACKSON RPH, CEO FLORIDA PHARMACIST ASSOCIATION CE PROGRAM WITH THE FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY PHARMACIST ALUMNI JUNE 2017, NEW ORLEANS, LA,

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The DEA agent Richard Albert prepared a warrant that “opinion based on a red flag that Pronto Pharmacy engaged in manufacturing-controlled substances. This is an assumption that a crime was committed within the Pronto Pharmacy.  Pronto Pharmacy is a licensed pharmaceutical company by law that can compound medications. The below chart demonstrates Richard James Albert nor his handlers know existing laws and/or rules guiding the practicing of Pharmacy. More specifically control medications and this chart under (iv) practitioners, hospitals retail pharmacies are permitted under their DEA Federal Registry certificate to process Schedule medications II-V. This chart specifically outlines:

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” A pharmacist may manufacture an aqueous or oleaginous solution or solid dosage form containing a narcotic controlled substance in Schedule II–V in a proportion not exceeding 20% of the complete solution, compound, or mixture. A retail pharmacy may perform central fill pharmacy activities.

DEA’s argument has been Pronto Pharmacy compounding of control medications was concluded as manufacturing and Pronto Pharmacy needed a separate manufacturing registration. This was because their retail registration license does not cover for manufacturing. The chart of guidelines more than contradicts all DEA assertions made by both DI Albert and his handlers against Pronto Pharmacy. 

Yet, what is more, troublesome it that these guidelines are from the DEA’s own website under 21 USC 1301.13 under certificate new license and renewal (224&224a) and the cost for this license is $731.00 and it is good for 3 years. The importance is DI Albert didn’t know laws, never looked for the law and his handlers, Aimee Hickerson, Susan Langston, John Beerbower kept him ignorant of the laws.

DEA WEBSITE UNDER 21USC 1301.13

(iv) Dispensing or instructing (includes Practitioner, Hospital/ Clinic, Retail Pharmacy, Central fill pharmacy, Teaching Institution)Schedules II–VNew–224 Renewal–224a7313May conduct research and instructional activities with those substances for which registration was granted, except that a mid-level practitioner may conduct such research only to the extent expressly authorized under state statute. A pharmacist may manufacture an aqueous or oleaginous solution or solid dosage form containing a narcotic controlled substance in Schedule II–V in a proportion not exceeding 20% of the complete solution, compound, or mixture. A retail pharmacy may perform central fill pharmacy activities.

COMPOUNDING IS NOT MANUFACTURING. NEVER HAS AND NEVER WILL BE!! 

Compounding is an integral part of pharmacy practice and is essential to the provision of health care. Compounding is defined in several ways according to the Guidelines for Compounding Practices we quote these definitions verbatim from Chapter 795 of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

Compounding can be as simple as the addition of a liquid to a manufactured drug powered or as complex as the preparation of a multicomponent parenteral nutrition solution. In general, compounding differs from manufacturing in that compounding involves a specific practitioner-patient-pharmacist relationship, the preparation of relatively small quantity of medication, and different conditions of sale. 

Compounding also includes the preparation of drugs or devices in anticipation of prescription drug orders, on the basis of routine, regularly observed prescribing patterns. (5)

Manufacturing is the production, preparation, propagation, conversion and/or processing of a drug or device, either directly or indirectly, through extraction from substances of natural origin or indecently through means of chemical or biological synthesis; the terms include any packaging or repackaging of the substances(s) or labeling or relabeling of its container and the promotion and marketing of such drug devices. Manufacturing also includes the preparation and promotion of commercially available products from bulk compounds for resale by pharmacies, practitioners, or other persons. (5)

GUIDELINES FOR DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN COMPOUNDING AND MANUFACTURING ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Pharmacists may compound, in reasonable quantities, drug preparations the are commercially available in the mar place if a pharmacist-patient-prescriber relationship exist and a valid prescription is presented.

DEA takes the position:

(1) compound only for a specific patient; and

(2) cannot compound drugs that are otherwise commercially available. 

However, the ( FDA)Food Drug & Cosmetic Act to this email.  While it may allow a licensed pharmacist to compound “limited quantities” before the receipt of an actual prescription, such “limited quantities” must be based upon a history of valid prescription orders for the compounded products for a specific patient.

Pharmacist may compound nonprescription medications in commercially available dosage forms or in alternative dosage form to accommodate patients needs called by individual state boards of pharmacy.

Pharmacists may compound drugs in limited quantities prior to receiving a valid prescription, on the basis of a history receiving valid prescriptions that have, on basis of a history of receiving valid prescriptions that been generated solely within an established pharmacist-patient prescriber relationship, and provided that the prescriptions are maintained on file for all such preparations dispensed at the pharmacy.

Pharmacist should not offer compounded medication to other pharmacies for resale; however, a practitioner may obtain compounded medication to administer to patients, but it should be labeled with the following: “For Office Use Only,” date compounded, use-by date, and name, strength, and quantity of active ingredients. An exception to this may be the outsourcing of some compounded preparations by a hospital to contract compounding pharmacies.

Compounding pharmacies and pharmacist may advertise or otherwise promote the fact that there provide prescription compounding service.

RICHARD ALBERT’S CROSS-EXAMINATION TESTIMONY JANUARY 28, 2020 DEMONSTRATED LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF PHARMACY LAW AND PHARMACY PROTOCOLS

The transcripts clearly demonstrate the DEA agent’s lacked knowledge and deliberate indifference toward licensed pharmaceutical businesses.   

“Mr. Sisco: Based on the investigation that you conducted, did you attempt to determine what the volume was of prescriptions that were being dispensed at Pronto Pharmacy?

DI Albert:  No, sir.

Mr. Sisco: But you could tell from the dispensing records, for instance, how many prescriptions were being dispensed each day, each week, each month or each year; right?

DI Albert: I would be able to tell that, yes.

Mr. Sisco: But you never made an attempt to do that?

DI Albert: No, sir

Mr. Sisco: And did you analyze thee records, the prescribing records that you obtained via the administrative inspection warrant to compare the patients who received capsules that were compounded at Pronto Pharmacy to the anticipated patient need?

DI Albert: No, sir.

Mr. Sisco: Are you familiar with FDA guidelines with regard to compounding?

DI Albert: No, sir

Mr. Sisco:  As part of your training, the 12-week diversion investigator training, did you receive training with regard to the compounding of medication and the laws that apply to it?

DI Albert: Not specifically compounding.

Mr. Sisco All right. And one of the things that you’re trained on in that 12-weeks course is law right?

DI Albert: Yes

Mr. Sisco: And Federal Law, I presume?

Di. Albert: Yes

Mr.Sisco: And have you educated yourself on Florida law that applies to pharmacy operation?

DI Albert: Myanswer will be no on that.

Mr. Sisco: So in your analysis of this case, you looked solely to federal law.

DI Albert: Correct

Mr. Sisco: Even though, for instance, your subpoena reference specific Florida Administrative Code provisions?

DI Albert: Correct.

Mr. Sisco: You drafted the subpoena , didn’t you?

DI Albert: Yes

Mr. Sisco: Okay. So when you put those codes provisions in there, they had some significance to didn’t?

DI Albert: Yes

Mr. Sisco: Okay What was the significance that they had?

DI Albert: I don’t know sir.

Mr. Sisco: Okay. So looking at Exhibit Number 6 did you determine–did you compare the number of doses of capsules that were documented as having been compounded by these batch reports to the amount of drugs dispensed by Pronto Pharmacy?”

DI Albert: No, I did not.

Mr. Sisco: Based upon your training, education and experience, is there a federal statute or regulation that geographically limits the area in which a pharmacy can dispense?

DI Albert: Not to my Knowledge.

Mr. Sisco: To your knowledge based on your training, education and experience, is there a Florida statue that limits the geographic are in which a Florida pharmacy can dispense prescription?

DI Albert: Not to my Knowledge.

It is within DI Richard Albert’s own statement that “conceded that he did not know what significance the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) which guides Pharmacy in the State of Florida.”  Agent Richard Alpert said, “ FAC provisions were already included in his subpoena template, and that he did not know what those provisions meant.”   

DEA FORCING PATIENT’S TO DRIVE HUNDREDS OF MILES TO GET PRESCRIPTION FILLS THEN USING CRIMINALIZING THEM BY MISUSING GOOGLE MAPS

The DEA has developed criminal elements on free commerce by criminalizing distance travel as elements of criminal conduct.  Whereby a pharmacist is a licensed practitioner who has advanced knowledge of the chemical-physical properties of medications, mechanism of actions, their dosage forms design, will likely not refer to GOOGLE MAPS as an element of patient treatments.  More dangerously, as a result of the DEA’s aggressive policing of community pharmacies many are reluctant to fill any legitimate narcotic analgesic medication prescriptions for non-acute pain patients. 

REBBECCA

Some patients are known to spend days on end looking for a pharmacy to fill their prescriptions to no avail.  This has caused massive concerns in the chronic pain disease medical/dental community, where one of the most important goals of any therapy is continuing staple treatment without disruptions. 

CANCER OF LEG 9/29/17 PRONTO PHARMACY

It is well understood amongst medical/dental practitioners when disruptions in therapy occur, many of the deleterious effects are likely to happen. For example, patients diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia are many times profiled as addicts, rather than as persons with a chronic disease condition needing treatment for pain. 

PATIENT APPEARED NORMAL, STATES HE WAS SHOT 9 TIMES
ABDOMINAL WOUND

Other examples include persons who have survived traumatic accidents such as automobile accidents, gunshot wounds (civilian and military), notwithstanding leukemia and other cancers. 

BULLET WOUND WHERE RIGHT ELBOW WAS DESTROYED (PRONTO PHARMACY 05/18)

Indeed, pain management becomes even much more difficult when anxiety and diminished mobility complicates the treatment plans.  

Further, it is well understood, when both medical/dental practitioners and patients can locate a Pharmacy that will fill pain control prescriptions with dignity and respect, both parties will often share that information with others. 

DEA’s Pharmacy expert, Don Sullivan, interviewed no physicians/dentist, no patient receiving prescriptions, nor reviewed any prescriptions of any patients from Pronto PHARMACY. Further DEA, expert Don Sullivan reviewed no radiographs, performed no physical examinations on patient of Pronto Pharmacy to impeach the primary physician initial diagnosis. 

What DEA expert Don Sullivan a Pharmacy Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, do is profiling each patient forming an opinion base on bias by cleverly eviscerating  the physician-patient relationship.  Then erroneously supports his conclusion of bias with tools such as GOOGLE MAPS were he claims he can effectively conclude the distance patient travels to fills a concluding prescription establish they are illegitimate medical purposes. 

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Ironically Professor Don Sullivan, works in the vicinity of the James Cancer Hospital Solve Research Institute at The Ohio State University (right next to the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University). 

DONALD SULLIVAN RPH., PHD

Patients travel great distances from all over the world to receive services and have their prescriptions filled, utilizing their hospital pharmacy and neighboring pharmacies. Yet, there is no judgement by the mile marker or suggestions of unresolvable “red flags being opined by Professor Don Sullivan pertaining to prescriptions being written at the James Cancer Hospital. These pharmacies are far exceeding the 30 mile limitation of many these patients being treated at the James Cancer Center; as Professor Sullivan testified to as being RED FLAGGS in DEA’s Order To Show Cause Hearing in Tampa Florida January 28-29, 2020.

What further serves to undermines the credibility of both Don Sullivan and DEA Diversion Investigator Richard Alpert are the 11 patients they identified as unresolvable ‘RED FLAGGS,” are still being treated today, by the same doctor for the same amounts at non- black own Pharmacies. Most importantly, prescriptions filled at these other pharmacies and the physicians are no longer classified RED FLAGGS. Both DEA Diversion Investigator Richard Albert and Pharmacy Expert Don Sullivan could have easily verified this by using the PDMP. So what happened to the RED FLAG?????

These patients continue to contact Pronto Pharmacy to inquire when are we resuming services. They are concerned under this current hostile environment aboutthe increase cost they are now paying for their medications at other Pharmacies.

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THE DEA’S JUDGEMENT BY THE MILE MARKER

Currently, the DEA has no statistical guidelines or law to support or establish boundary levels, which are indicative of criminal acts when filling any Control prescription written for patients by a physician who has performed a thorough physical examination, diagnoses supported by medical/dental radiographs and treatment plan.  The DEA guidelines are tactic acts that specifically target American pharmacist.   

In the case of AARRIC Pharmacy, Ft. Myers, Fl., the DEA reasoned that the pharmacist regularly filled controlled substance prescriptions for individuals who traveled an unusual distance.  The DEA further stated that “Obtain or fill a controlled substance is indicative of diversion and/or abuse, and 

“IS THERE ANY PLACE I CAN GO TO GET MY PRESCRIPTION FILL

that such behavior is a red flag that must be addressed prior to dispensing.”  The DEA reasoned that traveling 78 miles round trip and over 53 miles round trip is a red flag that must be addressed prior to dispensing. The DEA also claimed that traveling 45 miles round trip and or 44 miles round trip is a red flag that must be addressed prior to dispensing.

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