Racial profiling…

Racial profiling

It is very curious that so much discussion has erupted in the media about ‘profiling,’ particularly of blacks, by police and other law enforcement agents.  More violent crime is committed by blacks on blacks, than blacks on whites, and much greater than whites on blacks or whites on whites, despite the fact that blacks are a small minority in the United States.  What gives?

If a physician feels someone has rheumatoid arthritis and has not been outside in the grasses and bitten by ticks, the good physician does not waste time and resources ordering a Lyme disease blood test panel.  When fishing for trout in a cool mountain stream, the wise fisherman drops his fly in the deep pool and lets it float to the narrow outlet, where the trout typically feed.  Our interaction with our entire world is based on prior experience with it.  We learn by witnessing patterns of behavior.  It is not white man’s fault that blacks are committing more violent crime (don’t give me the historical and tired argument about slavery and civil rights).  If anything, whites wish for peace and harmony among blacks and peoples of all colors, because law enforcement and incarceration is expensive, taxpayer money supports it, and we all know what color pays the giant share of tax dollars.

So please tell me, if we want to prevent violent crime, why would we set up more policemen in high-end neighborhoods?  Why should our policemen be instructed to break up groups of white collar workers when violent crime spews forth from groups of young black men?  Why would we tell our policemen to ignore suspicious crowds and move on to fight crime where it most certainly is not?

This insanity, and it IS insanity, must stop.

About Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, New Hampshire
Dr. Michael J. O'Connell of Barrington, New Hampshire, has forged a distinguished career spanning over three decades, as entrepreneur, physician, businessman, philanthropist and healthcare consultant. As former owner, administrator and CEO of a 225+ employee multi-specialty medical practice, Dr. O'Connell has dedicated his entire professional life to helping patients with family medicine and especially those experiencing chronic pain and all aspects of addiction. Since selling his family of healthcare businesses, he has never once contemplated retirement despite his rich and fulfilling journey, but instead has turned his focus to consulting in an industry starved for courage and creativity. Having weathered many political, technological and legal challenges, there is hardly a storm he has not confronted, a tempest he has not quelled, an urgent need he has not met. While the talking heads and self-proclaimed experts in the field have assumed the conventions and standards of the times, Dr. O'Connell does not believe in merely reflecting the herd mentality, but rather in leading the charge. Eschewing political correctness, Dr. O'Connell says and does what needs saying and doing, and not what the mindless masses expect. In addition to the continual education afforded by his variegated life experiences, Dr O'Connell earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of NH in 1975, his Medical Degree from Dartmouth College in 1981, interned at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1982, Residency/Fellowship at UCSF in1986, and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration at UNH in 1995. Dr. O’Connell enjoys many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and golf. Through the decades Dr. O'Connell has supported many non-profit charities to include the St. Charles Home in Rochester NH, the Tri City VNA and Hospice, Hyder House, and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To the latter organization alone Dr. O'Connell has donated over $180,000 and pledged another $250,000 in the “Bring-Us-Home” campaign for a new building. His “Matching Donations Christmas drive” has generated over $175,000 in charitable giving from the community. In addition Dr. O'Connell has participated in many dozens of other volunteer and donation efforts locally as well as in Africa and the Dominican Republic. For a listing of how I gave back to the community during my career and continue to do see: https://michaeloconnellmdnh.wordpress.com/

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