Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Physical Effects of Anger

Anger is a powerful emotion. If it isn't handled appropriately, it may have destructive results for both you and your loved ones. Uncontrolled anger can lead to arguments, physical fights, physical abuse, assault and self-harm. On the other hand, well managed anger can be a useful emotion that can bring about positive changes.

People often describe anger as a wave that sweeps over them. Like the forces of nature that send breakers crashing to the shore, anger can surprise us with a sudden destructive force.

Anger's physical side effects explain why you frequently see studies about the damage this emotion can do to our bodies. In one study of almost 13,000 subjects, individuals with the highest levels of anger had twice the risk of coronary artery disease, and three times the risk of having a heart attack.

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Era of Hope for Monroe County

As per an official press release from MCSD, "Captain Kenny Hope's employment with the Monroe County Sheriff's Dept was terminated on August 18, 2010."

In a way, this comes as no surprise....after being cleared as suspect in the Jim Miller murder, Hope's "Off the Wall remark" to the news media foretold the Prophecy of his own demise...claiming on 7/22/2010 " My Career has been Ruined for NO REASON."  Kenny Hope's numerous comments to the media and intense public scrutiny may have rattled him enough to nearly go "Off the Deep End." 

Police officers that act like they are entitled to be free from public scrutiny, are living in a dream world. Like the general public, cops commit crimes and are not Above the Law...see  "When a Serial Rapist wears a Badge."  

Oddly enough, Kenny Hope's phone voice mail greeting started with, "You have the right to remain Silent"....had he used his own advice before and after being cleared as a Suspect....he might still be a Law Enforcement Officer. Maybe in time, Kenny Hope will understand that the The Fifth Amendment (the right to not be a witness against yourself) is more than a catchy phrase/voice mail greeting.

A month later (3 weeks after he was cleared as a suspect), Hope was allegedly found in Madisonville outside a woman's home holding a club and smelling of liquor. This is a reminder that--
"Suspects are presumed to be Innocent"....."Suspects are not presumed to be Intelligent."