Saturday, August 9, 2014

In N.J. you need a permit to buy even an airgun

What Passes For “Justice” In Anti-Liberty New JerseyShaneen Allen was arrested and charged with illegally carrying a firearm in New Jersey, even though she legally owned the gun and had a concealed carry permit for it in Pennsylvania. The single mother of two young children spent 46 days behind bars and now, being denied a motion of dismissal or admission to a pre-trial intervention program, she is facing up to three and a half years in prison — all for what she readily admits was an honest mistake.

"Four trained police officers surrounding a 70-pound, 8-year-old Indian girl"

Mom sues after cops use stun gun on 8-year-old Babysitter called police because girl had knife   By Mark Morgenstein  Updated Aug 09 2014

Police badge
"Within seconds," an officer fired darts from the electroshock weapon into the chest of the 70-pound girl, according to a lawsuit filed by the girl's mother. "The force of the electricity shot through her body, lifted her, and threw her against a wall. After the officers had stunned (the girl) into high voltage submission, they pulled the fish-hook like Taser darts from her chest, gave her emergency medical attention, bandaged the holes left by the razor-sharp hooks, and called the ambulance."
The reason the police were at the home was to keep the girl from hurting herself; the babysitter had called them because the child had a knife in her hand. All parties agree on this point -- the girl's mother, Dawn Stenstrom, as well as the defendants: the city of Pierre, South Dakota, its former police chief, Robert Grandpre, and the four officers at the scene on Oct. 4, 2013.
But their opinions about the responding officers' actions diverge from there.

Willingboro drops JFK, renames building after Obama

     WILLINGBORO – John F. Kennedy's name is coming off a town-owned building in New Jersey, and President Barack Obama's name is going on it.
Willingboro's township council approved the resolution on Tuesday.
The building opened as a high school in 1966 and was named for the assassinated 35th president. It's now owned by township, used as a recreation center and undergoing renovations.
Councilman Chris Walker tells the Burlington County Times the change isn't meant as a slight against Kennedy. Walker thinks it's an opportune time to honor the 44th president. He notes the building is on John F. Kennedy Way.
One resident, Jacqueline Mack, says people who live in the town should have a say.
Willingboro is a largely Democratic town that strongly supported Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections.

Friday, August 8, 2014


In Other News: Nerf Guns are Dangerous, and Gardening is Racist    Michael Schaus | Aug 08, 2014

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:
E-mails from a key Obamacare architect have now gone missing… Just a reminder: Nixon was forced to resign over a few minutes of missing tape.
(Fox News)
Let’s see: Iraqi Christians are surrounded by blood-thirsty Islamists; Israel is still trying to negotiate peace with Hamas; Russia is accelerating its actions in Eastern Ukraine; there’s an Ebola epidemic in Africa; and our borders are less secure than John Kerry’s masculinity… It sounds like a perfect time to take a Martha’s Vineyard vacation.
Occasionally, liberals manage to completely blow my mind. According to this brain scientist (or rocket surgeon) on the left, the border crisis is happening because conservatives spank their children… The mind reels.
(Weasel Zippers)
Dr. Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster, says that a local British radio show on gardening is racist. Apparently, discussions on soil purity and non-native species promote “nationalist and fascist beliefs.” I guess I never realized how terribly insensitive horticulture can be.
(Weasel Zippers)
This kid was suspended because he brought a toy Nerf gun to school. Thank god… Just imagine the carnage he could have done with a dozen foam darts. We should probably look at registration requirements and dart-capacity limits on these toys as well.

It Begins: US Airstrikes Hit ISIS Artillery Targets Inside Iraq  Guy Benson | Aug 08, 2014

 UPDATE - Another round of US strikes:                    
Last night, President Obama authorized an American military and humanitarian mission inside Iraq. Today, the bombing began with a pair of airstrikes on an ISIS artillery site near the Kurdish city of Irbil in the country's northern region. America's war in Iraq has resumed:[Keep Reading]

President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threated a...   "To defend Americans" Why didn't he think of this in Benghazi ?


New Study Says Whites Are Racist Because They View Black Criminals As Criminals

bobgbb2 By   August 8, 2014
The left side of the Internet exploded today with what they claim is definitive proof that white people are racists. Just look at the headlines:
From Slate: White People Are Fine With Laws That Harm Blacks
From Vox: Telling white people the criminal justice system is racist makes them like it more
From Ebony: Proof of Racism Makes Whites…More Racist?
The Huffington Post was in on it too, but they were too lazy to write their own article and just linked to the Slate one.
So just what exactly is this proof that has the liberals so convinced of white racism? Well, a new study from Stanford University called Racial Disparities in Incarceration Increase Acceptance of Punitive Policies which alleges that white people inherently view blacks as criminals.
The methodology used to draw this conclusion is a bit confusing, but from what I could gather, researchers showed a bunch of white people mugs shots of criminals; some white some black. One group of white people was shown more black mug shots than the other. The group of white people that saw more black mug shots were more likely to support stiffer punishment for criminals than the ones that saw less black mug shots.
Do you get it? They are saying that when shown pictures of black mug shots, white people’s racism kicks in and makes them think all blacks are criminals and thus makes them want more law and order.
The actual conclusion of the study:
We found that exposing people to extreme racial disparities in the prison population heightened their fear of crime and increased acceptance of the very policies that
lead to those disparities. Thus, institutionalized disparities can be self-perpetuating.

'Death to Israel, America' Should Warrant  Death  Sentence  

 John Ransom | Aug 07, 2014
Your first mistake is that you didn’t bring a MAN with you. The second is that you didn’t come in the dark and bring your masks to hide behind.-- Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn 
   Jimmy Carter made me do it.
I couldn’t help myself, and neither could you.
The peacenik Democrat, (1st) Nobel Prize winner, Nuclear Know-Nothing and general Know-it-All reminded me today why I became a conservative in the first place.
   “Former president Jimmy Carter called on the West to recognize the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas as a legitimate ‘political actor’, that represents the bulk of the Palestinian population,” said the old idiot according to USAToday.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Woman Tells How Her Husband Was Shot in a Gun-Free Zone   Wed, August 06, 2014
Nicole Goeser's husband was shot six times before her eyes in a gun-free zone. She shared her story at the Students for Concealed Carry Conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

ABC to Obama--What Bothers You More: Being Imperialist or a Do-Nothing President?                                                               Greg Hengler | Aug 06,           "That's what I was elected to do." ABC's Jonathan Karl also ends the discussion asking President Obama if he will grant permits to illegal aliens.

Renisha McBride's Killer Found Guilty of Murder

        The Detroit man charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and weapons felony firearm for killing a 19-year-old woman on his porch was found guilty on all counts Thursday.        
Theodore Wafer, 55, shot Renisha McBride on Nov. 2 when she knocked on his doors after a car crash, where it was determined that she had been drinking.
McBride's mother, Monica McBride, shook back and forth after the verdict was read, while some of her other family members wept. "She was a beautiful young lady. She had things going for her," McBride's father, Walter Simmons, said. The prosecutors “had the facts, they had the evidence, they did their job, and they did it well. And we appreciate it."
The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for less than ten hours over two days after closing arguments were heard Wednesday. The prosecution argued that Wafer fired his shotgun because he was angry and looking for a confrontation. The defense contended that the homeowner feared for his life when he heard pounding on his doors in the middle of the night. McBride's family has maintained that the teen was looking for help after the crash. "It was senseless, all he had to do was call 911," Monica McBride said Thursday.
The trial drew comparisons to the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case because Wafer is white and McBride was black, but the subject of race was rarely broached in the courtroom. Wafer's defense lawyer said Wednesday that her client was far from a racist and that he didn't know the race of the person he shot. When asked whether he thought race played a part, Simmons said, "I'm not going to say that. That could have been anybody's kid.”
Wafer will be sentenced Aug. 25. He faces life in prison with the possibility of parole.        

Video Appears to Show Bear Walking on Hind Legs in NJ

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 •

People in one New Jersey town were surprised when they saw a black bear taking a stroll down the street on its hind legs earlier this week.

    A resident in Jefferson Township posted a video to YouTube showing the bear lumbering upright to the end of a cul-de-sac, peering inside a trash can and then venturing off into the woods.
   "It probably is a black bear," said Larry Ragonese, press director for New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. He said there's no way to fully authenticate the video.
Ragonese said bears can walk on two legs, although they usually don't for extended periods. 
    A biologist who examined the video said the bear could have damaged a front paw, requiring it to walk on two legs, Ragonese said.
Neighbors left comments on the video saying that they too had seen the bear pull the stunt recently.

Mexican Government Complains About Texas National Guard… Rick Perry Ignores Them  August 7, 2014   Texas Gov. Rick Perry decided that President Obama’s inaction regarding the border crisis, which in reality is a strategy being employed to pass amnesty, was no longer acceptable, so he decided to do something about it.Perry announced that he would be deploying 1,000 members of the National Guard to the border to help provide additional security and prevent more illegals from crossing over into the United States.Many in Congress and in state governments across the country have been calling for President Obama to take such steps, but still he refuses to budge.

While many Americans are applauding the steps taken by the state of Texas to secure the border, the Mexican government seems to be a bit miffed.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Deportation Hearings For Illegal Alien Children And Surprise! Nobody Shows Up     By   August 5, 2014

    When those tens of thousands of unaccompanied alien children streamed across the border, the ones we could intercept were given a sheet of paper telling them when and where to appear in immigration court and sent on their way.    They were supposed to show up to “deportation proceedings,” even though everybody knew it was a joke: Nobody – once they got here – was going to voluntarily show up to a deportation hearing.And so it’s true. Many of these proceedings are scheduled now and if what happened in one Los Angeles courtroom recently is any indication, nobody will show up.     At an immigration court, Judge Ashley Tabaddor had a caseload of nearly 40 illegal immigrant minors and not a single one showed up. The judge didn’t want to deport them in absentia, so she ordered a change of venue to wherever the children went.     As a response to the large number of change-of-venue orders, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency implemented a new process in June whereby officials wait to file cases on unaccompanied alien children and send all unaccompanied-juvenile case files to a central location, according to an ICE spokesperson.     It’s time to stop the joke and tell the truth: Congress doesn’t know or care what to do with our border crisis. So who does?

 Old Crocodile Attacks Shark in Australian River, Wins
Five Metre Crocodile Attacks Bull Shark
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    A shark and an elderly crocodile went head-to-head on an Australian river as a boatload of tourists watched in amazement. Passengers on a crocodile-spotting tour in the Northern Territory got more than they bargained for Tuesday when they spotted the reptile clasping its jaws around a bull shark. "I supposed you're a bit awe-struck really," Andrew Paice, an avid photographer, told NBC News.        The incident occurred during a ride along the Adelaide River near the Kakadu National Park. The group had been watching crocodiles jump for a piece of buffalo meat on a stick. A reptile nicknamed "Brutus" was the most impressive. He is estimated to be 80-years-old and 18 feet long. As the boat returned to the jetty, he was spotted clasping the shark.        
      As the reptile dragged his prey back into the water the shark thrashed, but could not escape. Paice has taken 6,500 photos in the first four months of trip around Australia with his partner and daughter. But this is his favorite. "It’s going to be a bit hard to top this one," he said.

Creepy: Daily Beast Wants Corporations to Sign ‘Loyalty Oaths’ to Obama’s ‘Economic Patriotism’

The left’s infatuation with the anointed, made-for-primetime president, Barack Obama, has largely fizzled-out. Though there remains mindless stalwarts and Obamamaniacs, the world has largely recovered from the Obamamania of 2008 and 2009 that saw countless liberal zombies decked-out in “Hope” tee-shirts and adorning their walls with pictures of the left’s messiah.
I’ll tell you the story ends: if you rob Peter to pay Paul, eventually Peter has enough and leaves.

GEE......This looks like it would really work.....Or...Can also keep a bag of "cotton balls" to throw if the duffel bag fails

Gun Control in Action: Amtrak Safety Video Suggests Throwing Duffel Bag at Gunman for Protection                                     Cortney O'Brien | Aug 06, 2014

I was waiting in line for my train to New York at Washington, DC's Union Station. While enjoying my usual hobby of people watching and glancing at my phone, for once I decided to be an alert traveler and watch the safety videos that were playing on the screens propped on the station walls.
On the TVs was this safety initative released last year, which describes what to do if confronted by a gunman in the train station.
The video’s three suggestions were as follows:
Take Flight
Take Cover
Take Action
STORY AND VIDEO                 

Congressman: Democrats Are ‘Waging a War on Whites

Congressman: Democrats Are ‘Waging a War on Whites’

Congressman: Democrats Are ‘Waging a War on Whites’

Leftist lawmakers are going after Republican Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks for suggesting that the Democrats are “waging a war on whites.”
On Sunday, National Journal columnist Ron Fournier appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to claim that “the fastest growing voting bloc in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This party, your party, cannot be the party of the future beyond November if you’re seen as the party of white people.”
Appearing on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, Brooks shot back, “This is part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008 and continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well, that’s not true.”  

EMERGENCY! 6 New Patients Allegedly Infected w/ Ebola in NYC

Photo: COUNTERPOINT: If Ebola was airborne and about to wipe out 90% of the global population, do you think your government would tell you? AMTV
              If Ebola was airborne                 

Las Cruces, NM check point. Freedomtrucker vs border patrol

If Everyone Went Through DHS Checkpoints Like This Guy, Maybe They Would Cease to Exist

Source: General Was Shot 4 Times in Back...... BRAVE PEOPLE THOSE AFGHANS...[IN THE BACK]

Friend Remembers General Killed in Afghanistan
NBC News
KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. Army two-star general killed while visiting Afghanistan's military academy was shot in the back four times by a soldier with no history of suspicious behavior, a senior Afghan military official said Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was the highest-ranking casualty in the Afghanistan war so far. The shooting suspect was identified as 27-year-old Mohammad Rafiqullah, who joined the Afghan army two years ago and was assigned to the military police, the senior Afghan official told NBC News on condition of anonymity. "He had never shown any suspicious intentions before," the source added.        
Greene, a 55-year-old New York native, was a member of a delegation discussing a $70 million renovation to the Afghanistan National Military Academy. According to the senior Afghan official, Rafiqullah opened fire from a bathroom window in a nearby building. The general was hit once in the leg and four times in his back. About 20 other American, British, Afghan and German officers were injured, including a German major general and an American brigadier general. Rafiqullah was shot in the face by ISAF troops and died instantly. Greene's death was the first time an officer with a major general rank has been killed overseas since the Vietnam War.

Juan Williams says MarineTrapped In Mexico is not a "serious issue"

I guess it all depends on WHO you're talking to

COPS..........AGAIN !

This 14-year-old boy was arrested by police, had his insulin pump ripped out and was charged with a heinous crime. 
Officers In Hot Water For Removing 14-Year-Old's Insulin Pump During Questioning
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A Brooklyn teen and his family have filed a federal lawsuit 
against the New York Police Department (NYPD) after officers reportedly denied the 14-year-old insulin while trying to falsely arrest him on attempted murder charges.
Richard Gonzalez reportedly wears an electronic insulin pump that is programmed to administer insulin to him every hour, but officers forcibly removed the pump as they were questioning the teen about his involvement in an April shooting that left another teen injured. Police reportedly got Gonzalez alone in the bathroom of the 83rd Precinct and tried to force a confession out of him using extreme measures.
Divian Ramos, Gonzalez’s mother, says that the officers used “balled fists” to try to “manipulate him into confessing." As it turns out, the officers reportedly arrested Gonzalez only because was Facebook friends with the shooting victim.
“I was scared,” Gonzalez told the New York Daily News, alleging that one officer told him, “You’re going down.”

Another older story I just came across---Dutch Orchestral Concert Staged Friday, 09 May, 2014!

 Queen Beatrix of Holland attends an Orchestral Concert.  The Conductor, who just happens to be Muslim, proceeds to give the Queen a lecture on the "beauty" of Islam. The members of the Orchestra stage a walkout! Great to see people with the courage of their convictions!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows   Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up.

By  Mark Murray
Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll.
The frustration carries over to the nation’s political leaders, with President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent, and a mere 14 percent of the public giving Congress a thumbs up.

France 24 reporter discovers Hamas rocket launcher next to UN building in Gaza

August 5, 2014 by Twitchy Staff

Sacha Dratwa         @SachaDratwa    
Hamas rocket launcher found next to UN building in Gaza 

Poll: 41 Percent Say obama No Longer Wants to Be POTUS

Daniel Doherty | Aug 05, 2014 Perhaps one might be forgiven for reaching such a conclusion. Attending fundraisers (oftentimes shortly after major international crises break), playing rounds and rounds of golf, and attacking Republicans in the most petulant way possible are not the stuff of highly engaged leaders. (This isn’t to say, of course, that the president shouldn’t be allowed to do any of these things. But the timing and frequency with which he engages in these activities, according to Fox News’ relatively new survey, suggests that many Americans firmly accept that he is exceedingly disinterested and tired of political life). Hence this: .....................................................................................................
Fox News Poll         @foxnewspoll     
Does want to be pres anymore? 41% Saying “No” includes 37%Dem, 44%GOP & 47%Ind
 It’s telling that almost 50 percent of Independents and more than one-third of Democrats believe President Obama has essentially thrown in the towel. That is, it’s not just Republicans contending he's grown weary of occupying the nation's most coveted political office. This is true across the political spectrum. It’s clear therefore that the president fully understands -- at least deep down, I think -- that the chances of him once again enjoying majorities in both the House and Senate are rather slim, if not impossible.
Perhaps this is why the prospect of governing a divided Congress, for another two years, is becoming less a privilege than a chore.

All citizens have the right to confront their congressmenabout issues....OH...wait a minute, they aren't citzens !! How are they even HERE ?

Undocumented Immigrants Confront GOP Congressman [VIDEO]

               By Alex Moe
     OKOBOJI, IA -- Republican Rep. Steve King was confronted Monday by two undocumented immigrants just days after the House GOP voted to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.        
Erika Andiola, a co-director of the DREAM Action Coalition, approached King at a fundraiser here and handed the congressman her DACA card for him to rip in half.
    “I know you want to get rid of DACA, and I want to give you the opportunity,” Andiola told King in the exchange that has been posted on YouTube. “If you really want to get rid of it just rip mine.”        
House Republicans voted last Friday to end DACA, which allows for descretion in deporting children who were brought into the country illegally. The bill will not get a vote in the Democratically-controlled Senate.
King refused to rip the card, telling the woman he is troubled she has “disrespect” for America’s laws.
    "I don't want to build a country with people who have disrespect for the law," King said. "You just told me you are both here in violation of the law."
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a potential presidential candidate in 2016, was seated next to King and quickly left after the activists introduced themselves.

State Lawmaker Wonders If There Is A ‘White Caucus’

By  August  2014
 Ever heard of the United Caucasian College Fund or the National Association for the Advancement of White People? Absolutely not. Groups such as those would be considered terribly racist, yet the UNCF and the NAACP exist and are praised for their exclusionary practices. The socially acceptable idea that racism is a one-way street was the topic of a recent conversation between three New Hampshire state legislators.The Facebook conversation between Jordan Ulery, Kyle Tasker, and Shawn Jasper was captured by The Huffington Post. While the liberal rag was clearly outraged, people interested in fairness and equality will find it interesting.
I took the liberty of transcribing the conversation for you wonderful people
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Woman Found With Stolen Snake Wrapped Around Neck After Crash   By Greg Cergol Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 NBC 4 New York

Authorities say an Albany woman who was allegedly drunk and in possession of marijuana crashed her car into a Long Island firehouse — and had a stolen snake wrapped around her neck.
Nassau County police say Sarah Espinosa was driving west on Jericho Turnpike Monday when she crossed the center median and struck a vehicle.
    They say she continued through the front door of the New Hyde Park firehouse and collided with two fire trucks. The front door was badly damaged as were the fire trucks, one of which has to be taken out of service for several months, according to New Hyde Park Fire Chief Steven Waldron.
   "We heard a bang and a few seconds later, a louder bang," said Waldron. "We went to the vehicle to render aid and there was a small python sitting on her chest."
Waldron says a medic took the snake as firefighters tended to Espinosa. Authorities said the snake had been stolen from a nearby pet store shortly before the accident. The pet store wouldn't confirm that the snake pictured below is the snake that was stolen, but said it has several ball pythons, including this one.
"Weird, very weird. You don't think someone's going to be driving around with a snake on their chest," he said.
Police say Espinosa appeared to smell like alcohol and had watery eyes and slurred speech after the crash. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and asked to provide a blood sample, which police say she refused to do. She faces charges including reckless endangerment and driving while intoxicated.
A clear bag with a glass pipe inside that appeared to contain marijuana was recovered from a backpack on the front passenger seat of Espinosa's car, police said.

U.S. General Killed In Afghanistan

U.S. General Killed In Afghanistan - Afghan Soldier Attack On UK Army Camp Kills US general  

Monday, August 4, 2014

Video: News crew on public property threatened with arrest for filming historic site and abandoned prison  News crew on public property threatened with arrest for filming historic site and abandoned prison             by July 30, 2014        
It doesn’t get much more over the top than this. Talk about a petty tyrant completely overstepping his bounds! A corrections officer who said his name is Lieutenant Doren threatened a WNYT Channel 13 reporter and his cameraman with arrest for filming a vacant prison and a historical site where President Ulysses S. Grant died called Grant’s Cottage near Mount McGregor in New York State. All the filming was done from a public place. It is legal to film everything the eye can see from a public space everywhere in the United States. Lieutenant Doren started pinging on the reporter immediately and it is comical how misinformed this corrections officer is on filming public places. LT Doren called the New York State Police on the reporter and his cameraman to detain them and then ordered them to hand over the video that they had taken of the vacant prison facility and Grant’s Cottage. What a petty dictator! It appears the NY State Trooper was more informed in the law since the news crew kept the video footage that is seen in this video.

This is an old story I just came across. I'm posting it because this is the city in which I reside. I can attest to the "Nutter" in mayor Nutter, he is a lot like obama in some ways, one of which, he loves to get his face plastered anywhere and however he can. There are other similarities, but too many to list here....POOR BLACK PEOPLE !

Philadelphia Mayor: Young Black Men Are Not Responsible For Their Actions
mnian2 By  June 26, 2014
Michael Nutter is the mayor of Philadelphia and…well, a nutter, which is Brit-slang for a crazy person. Hey, at least he has that “truth in labeling” thing going for him. He penned a piece for the Huffington Post today in which he “exposes” myths that are keeping young black men from succeeding. Not only doesn’t he disprove any myths, he essentially says that black men are not responsible for their own actions and their only saving grace is massive government intervention. Like I said: a nutter.
I think it’s safe to assume that the Honorable Mr. Nutter is not a member of the GOP based on his premise that a racist society is keeping black men down and the only fixes are more spending by the government. Let’s take a look at some of these myths and see if we can provide some real solutions instead of race-shaming and government expansion:
Myth: America has progressed enough as a nation that black men and boys have an equal opportunity to be successful.
We have a black President and many other elected officials, doctors, lawyers and industry leaders. Success is a possibility for any person willing to work hard to achieve it. That’s the underlying belief that fuels this myth. But, it neglects the realities young black men and boys face every day in America: higher rates of poverty, arrests and incarceration, large health disparities and lower educational attainment  rates