On January 10, 2022, the compulsion to use the Veterans Crisis Line happened. Luckily, the call was an inquiry to assist other veterans.
The crisis line is not only a service in times of suicide, but a resource for all who are unsure of what to do when they are dealing with a veteran on the verge of suicide.
The crisis line lifeline points caretakers and patients in the safest direction.
Making the call opened up the operator to spread the word about the tools provided by the Veterans Administration through the PTSD Coach and Mindfulness Coach app.
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Making the call at 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1 walks the listener through their thoughts preventing suicide. Picking up the phone feels like picking up a 100-pound barbell with untreated Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms.
The crisis line assists caretakers who are uncertain where to turn, who get stuck in the mud of family members who deal with untreated PTSD.
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The condensed version of the 27-page submission for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Law of Mass Communication 420 course covers the first part of a new form of convergent writing. The piece converges MLA 8 with Associated Press style to profile the incompetence of Judge Julius Hoffman.
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Scorn Valor: The deplorable absolutes from Bobby Seale’s mistrial and appeal
The American judicial system witnessed the dissolving of segregationduring the Vietnam War draft. African Americans, who served in wars leading up to Vietnam, did not receive equal honor for their time spent defending their nation. The African American community spoke up through its leaders.
One man, Bobby Seale, stood up to a judge who sought to destroy him in the name of prejudice. Judges like the one Seale faced oftentimes scorned the valor of its African American servicemembers in court and in the press.
The Vietnam War draft sparked a heavy-handed blow to free speech by the federal government through the Anti-Riot Act of 1968, which cracked down on the African American press starting with the Black Panther by gagging Seale.
The federal government did all it could to ignore due process by indirectly administering a gag order that not only silenced Seale, but symbolically administered prior restraint, averting Seale’s Sixth Amendment right by assigning counsel without due process (Seale, 26-27).
Abuse of process happened the moment co-founder Bobby Sealeof the Black Panther Party for Self Defense received Honorable Julius Hoffman’s three-day torture standing up for his rights.
As an American prior service member, Seale used his platform to publicly speak on behalf of his fellows serving in Vietnam through his press speaking historical truth. Seale, as a social justice advocate, stood up to the federal government through jaded patriotism.
Seale was not a militant. He was a jaded patriot. Jaded patriotism resulted from scorned valor, which hardened the heart and soul of those receiving less than honorable discharges like Seale.
The scorned advocate of the ‘60s laid down their life to fight the system of oppression with rigor and might, instead of accepting defeat, who protected the people.
Abuse of Process
The First Amendment should never tolerate gagging any person who served in the military under any circumstances despite their discharge when appearing before a judge.
Those who serve deserve fairness in court and equal mobility. Scorn valor happens, which leads to oppression, and results in resistance. The riots of the ‘60s were the artistry of scorn valor.
The African American press spoke truth by spotlighting corruption instead of accepting abuse of process. Scorn valor fueled the jaded patriotism platform. Jaded patriotism turned pride into anger and the American people were left to deal with the aftermath.
Abuse of process happened when Seale was denied his liberty by the deplorable absolutes of contempt and prior restraint in the aftermath of the 1968 Democratic Convention.
Judge Julius J. Hoffman’s balking from the bench with the “Chicago 8” was one that not only ended up in mistrial, but wasted time and money with appeal, which ended up costing the American people valuable resources pertaining the safeguard of the First Amendment (Alonso, 49-88).
Hoffman refused to honor the request to postpone his high-profile trial so that a political party attorney could be excused for gall bladder surgery and wait until a later date (Seale, 44-45). Hoffman committed the deplorable act of scorn valor with his mistrial in the case of United States v. Bobby Seale (1968).
Throughout history, judges like Hoffman would instruct Americans about their due process rights in one breath and then apply a loosely governed gag order for contempt flexing their muscle with the other.
Gag orders and contempt of the ‘60s did not require accountability that almost cost America the restriction of free speech. Physical restraint gag orders allowed judges free reign with Anti-Riot Act of 1968, enabling abuse of process without punishment.
The casualties of the war on free speech oftentimes intersect with the First and Sixth Amendment through contempt and gag orders. During the Vietnam War, America challenged the validity of dodging and speaking out against the draft with cases like Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971).
Social justice became the platform of advocacy through civil rights demonstrations, by seeking justice as the protestor and peacekeeper, which challenged its government through jaded patriotism.
Jaded patriotism as an advocacy faced discrimination and degradation commonly found in the independent press, which reported about the African American post-military servicemember in court.
The press was the only means to spot infractions by judges. The independent press became the advocate for free speech and due process. Judges from the ‘60sviewed the African American servicemember demographic as second rate. Gag orders and contempt charges became a method to wield authority over the community and silence the African American press, which corrupted American history.
Judges like Hoffman simply viewed African Americans and the press as a threat, which enabled contempt prior to investigation through abuse of process.
Court authorities exercised their heavy hand during trials and blocked the press from reporting through prior restraint. The corrupting of the Constitution through abuse of process and prior restraint wasted America’s resources with unnecessary procedures, such as appeals.
The American justice system needs to invest in governing judges who prolong unnecessary trials like Seale’s. Ethically, Seale had every right to stand up to his oppressor, especially when the defendant spoke on behalf of an entire political organization during a time when the African American was forced to be seen and not heard.
Being African American in Times of War
The federal government during the ‘60s favored restraint and obedience. The federal government despised African Americans who spoke out against the war by categorizing them as “militants,” which allowed deadly force during riots. Celebrities like Muhammed Ali refused to fight in a war for a nation who treated his descendants as disposable casualties of war. Seale supported Muhammad Ali’s stance, who co-founded a party for self-defense.
The only casualty was the African American servicemember fighting a war for those who prejudiced them in wars past. Conscientious objection drove the heart of the Vietnam War Jaded Patriot during a time when segregation lifted, and the federal government enforced the draft. Tension rose to new heights and Americans were looking for change with equal rights.
Many evaded to Canada or sought asylum to other countries to avoid the draft. Scorn valor became their means to recover as refugees, who avoided society, instead of hanging onto hope of ever finding the means to end the draft. Their protector, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, defended them in the press by reporting about equity and fairness for African Americans on the home front.
The ongoing struggle with oppression in the African American community dealt with being treated second rate due to segregation from previous wars. Seale sought to set the record straight by standing up as the resistance, to a war that cost America its children, who were forced beyond their will to engage in the Vietnam conflict because of the draft.
The Black Panther Protection from the Draft
During the Vietnam War, veterans returned home from deployment receiving ridicule and shame from Americans. The Black Panther Party Ten-Point Plan sought to stop African Americans from serving in the draft, which played a major role with Hoffman’s perception and abuse of process.
Seale would not tolerate drafting African Americans in a war that mistreated his people, who spoke publicly to address his oppressive government. Seale used the Black Panther to warn the people of his discoveries as a party leader.
Seale did not waiver. Many would witness Americans waiting to spit on them and disrespect them while wearing the uniform. Scorn valor became their reward for their sacrifice. Degradation was their thanks viewed on the television set.
The argument, presented by the Jaded Patriot Press, reports from the scene of transparency, while profiling the misuse of American justice in the ‘60s with Bobby Seale. Through the jurisprudent inspection of Bobby Seale’s appeal and mistrial, the truth of jaded patriotism surfaces through the slamming of Hoffman’s gavel, who abused his prior restraint and contempt powers, which proliferated his unethical agenda.
Revisiting Julius Hoffman’s infractions to the Black Panther and the African American press avails scorned valor. Jaded patriotism presents the argument that the federal court committed several undermining acts, which sought to disrupt the Black Panther community in support of Seale, thus cheapening free speech through the independent press and unlawful actions to control the leader of the Black Panthers.
Hoffman used his authority to abuse the Constitution, through charges against the Anti-Riot Act of 1968, which enabled corruption and witnessed the unbecoming of judges.
The Jaded Patriot Profile
The jaded patriot profile of Bobby Seale clashed with the concepts of segregation, who stood before Judge Julius Hoffman with truth, and Hoffman did not respond with due process. Seale was armed with extensive knowledge of legal self-defense and demanded his judge stand down from contempt (Seale, 121-128).
Hoffman’s exchange with Seale would not give an African American their due process rights without prejudice. Seale’s contempt sentences created prior restraint of the African American press, and the Black Panther survived while its co-founder sat in confinement after mistrial (United States v. Bobby Seale, 1968).
Hoffman did not follow his sworn allegiance to act morally, as the moral agency of the court, and perpetuate Americanism in the presence of those who served, being the fulcrum of justice without prejudice. Hoffman was an immoral judge.
Hoffman’s first responsibility was to act in accordance with transparency and justice for all Americans in court. Hoffman was hired to be a man of virtue, not deceit. Integrity did not take the bench the day Bobby Seale asked to have his representation be his party’s attorney.
Seale scoffed at his judge’s “conspiracy 8” media hyperbole, while sitting in his chair pondering how Huey P. Newton would move the party forward while Seale sat in jail (Seale, 121). The trial disrupted the communication of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
Bobby Seale went all in for the sake of preserving free speech.
The jaded patriot did time for no committed crime because his judge sought to throw the book at him. Judge Hoffman did not act with maxim, which would honor “A general rule or pattern or behavior that one act in accordance with” (Burner, Raley, 343).
Had he done so, the Doctrine of Double Effectwould have proven him solvent based on the good effect being the postponing of the trial. Philosophy Professors Dr. Richard Burner and Dr. Yvonne Riley, authors of “Ethical Choices: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases,” define Dr. John Rawls’ Doctrine of Double Effect as: “When an act will lead to both a good and a bad effect, it is permissible to perform that action only if all four of the following conditions are satisfied:
Moral Principal Condition: The act cannot itself be of a kind that violates a principle, for that would make the act wrong.
Means-end Condition: The bad act cannot itself be the means for achieving the good effect.
Right Intention Condition: One must intend only the good effect, not the bad effect.
The Proportionality Condition: The good effect must be at least as great as the bad effect (Burner, Riley, 183-184).
“We must clearly distinguish between the act itself—what someone does—the intention, and the two effects. Condition one applies only to the act; condition three to the intention, and conditions two and four to the effects of the act” (Burner, Riley, 184).
When Hoffman issued contempt and paraded his courtroom through a trial that should have been postponed, Hoffman’s choice became the deliberate bad end. Hoffman’s reverence to both the First and Sixth Amendments were the good end.
Instead, Hoffman violated rule number three which states, “One must intend the good effect, not the bad effect” (Burner, Riley, 183). Hoffman flexed his authority with malice to make Bobby Seale submit stating, “Shut up sir” (Seale, 111).
The heated exchange began when Seale requested his lawyer, Attorney Charles Garry, stating clearly, “There’s just one lawyer that I want; no sub will do” (Seale, 111).
Had Hoffman respected decorum, he would have held himself accountable by considering principal number three of the Doctrine of Double Effect, representing the best interest of Constitutional fairness as a priority.
Hoffman went off the grid taking matters into his own hands, whose choice produced a bad effect by applying restraints to Seale. Meanwhile, the trial continues, and the bad effect decision maliciously administers contempt charges, which punished a man standing up to an authority of justice who was supposed to be fair and impartial.
Hoffman willfully committed the penalty of allowing the jury to weigh the evidence when the trial should have respected Seale’s wishes to allow his representative to appear. In retrospect, the infractions committed by Hoffmangagged both Bobby Seale and the African American press.
The jaded patriotism resistance became an underground medium communicating through the free press, which allowed for the African American press the ability to send papers to the troops who served. The press showcased protestors stepping back from freedom, instead of blindly following an unjust war, which was protected by the First Amendment, and the troops were made aware. Freedom fighters like Seale and Ali led the jaded patriot charge.
Muhammad Ali’s Supreme Court overturning of convictionsprovided the African American community with hope of being free from discrimination through the course of his draft appeal. Appeals awarded the jaded patriot with fervor to continue to speak truth in the African American press.
History displays the heart of the jaded patriot who does not step aside. They are a social justice advocate who deserve fairness in court.
Interested in reading more? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the rest of the story.
Alonso, Karen. Headline Court Cases: The Chicago Seven Political Protest Trial, A Headline Court Case. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2002, pp. 16-89.
Assemble an honors project to investigate why veterans are dropping out of the University of Wisconsin four-year schools.
Create a task force for the Wisconsin State Capitol and take over the guardian angel mission.
Support the UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project through public affairs blogging.
Assist with all who are in crisis with fellowship and Facebook outreach.
The group seeks to develop virtual communication services and will be developing drum videos to raise funds and awareness. The Outpost 422 drum channel seeks to assist with grounding mechanisms by utilizing drum circle meditation.
On Dec. 17, the final research paper is due for the semester. The paper covers the role of the African American servicemember during the Vietnam War draft.
The paper examines the application of indirect prior restraint of Air Force prior servicemember Bobby Seale, who received backlash by Honorable Julius Hoffman in court.
Once graded, the necessary touch ups will be made and published at Outpost 422 and the Jaded Patriot Press.
The topic is jaded patriotism. Jaded patriotism is the assembly and organizing of a political independent press coalition, to distribute a protest resistance in a free society.
The independent press enlightens the people about their disparity of unequal treatment by the justice system and allows advocacy through ethical evaluation of the ongoing denial of due process during appeals, which allows the people the right to assume the position of protecting the First Amendment.
Seale empowered the people.
Hoffman could have postponed the trial. Instead, he choked out the voice of the Black Panther through multiple contempt charges.
Seale’s 16 contempt charges landed him a 48-month concurrent sentence for each charge.
Each three-month punishment resulted from Hoffman’s Sixth Amendment abuse of process that embarrassed himself as a judge.
The abuse of process committed by Hoffman balked with the prosecution, which ended up in appeal and landing in mistrial.
Hoffman destroyed 48 months of Bobby Seale’s life. Seale could not back down to a judge trying to silence his Ten-Point Plan. Ya dig?
Jaded patriotism protects the independent press. The independent press reported about Judge Hoffman assaulting the African American press.
The scorning of the African American servicemember’s valor developed into jaded patriotism in the press.
The jaded patriot research paper surfaces the ongoing need to enforce tighter regulations on judges by surveying Dr. John Rawls’ Doctrine of Double Effect through a jurisprudent contrast.
Historically accurate citations help understand the nature of systematic oppression knowing the low probability that African American appeals seldomly happened in federal court. Scorn valor ran through Seale’s veins enforced by contempt orders.
Scorn valor is the calloused heart of the servicemembers, who are the statistical disenfranchised means and never the ends amongst American veterans of all wars.
In summary, the paper takes on the issue of scorn valor, which defies all concepts of freedom and liberty experienced by the Black Panther Party of Self Defense. Bobby Seale received three days of torture, who deserved his right to due process, which includes his Sixth Amendment rights.
The paper takes the reader through a period of history when the Black Panther Party of Self Defense stood still, and America faced the troublesome dilemma of the Anti-Riot Act of 1968. The hyperlinks tell the truth accompanied by academic citiation to support the evidence of jaded patriotism.
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The Scholarship and Convocation Event hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater kicked off at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday September 14, 2021 at Light Recital Hall.
Dr. Kathy Brady nominated Bradley J. Burt who was scheduled to speak but unfortunately missed the event. After speaking with Director of Marketing and Events Audra Lange, Burt agreed to record his speech for his trademark at Outpost 422.
Diversity overcomes the impossibility of facing adversity. Outpost 422 values diversity by endorsing inclusion through class projects.
Diversity is the core value of the Outpost 422 trademark. Thank you Dr. Eileen Hayes, Dr. Kathy Brady and Director Audra Lange for your endorsement.
Diversity can defeat adversity by a simple choice to endorse inclusion.
Unfortunately, the closure of the State Capitol did not allow for a formal ceremony. On September 17, 2021, veterans and families will honor POW MIA servicemembers of Wisconsin by gathering in the rotunda on POW MIA Recognition Day at noon.
So, what makes this day so sacred?
The POW MIA Chair
The families of our POW MIA continuously endure the void of the unknown who understand the pain of loss.
Their grief drives the advocacy amongst veteran organizations like the American Legion, which stand at the ready to receive the call at every meeting placing the POW MIA flag over a designated chair.
The chair represents their seat at the table as a position of utmost importance. Their voice remains silent. Their efforts resemble the ultimate sacrifice.
More than 2,500 family members of Vietnam POW MIA servicemembers came forward advocating that America do its part by exhausting all avenues to bring their loved ones home. The annual event honors families by lowering the POW MIA flag a half-staff at noon until sunset.
We remember the sacrifice the families make each day and commit to repatriating the remains of their loved ones to bring closure.
Bringing closure to families is the reward for remembering them.
Meet Their Advocates
POW MIA Recognition Day, according to U.S. Army Airborne and Special Forces Museum, shares the ongoing responsibility of honoring the lost.
Their advocacy and contribution from the article, “Three Things to Know About POW MIA Day” speaks truths about the contributions, sacrifices and efforts made by those frozen in time who have not returned home.
Department of Defense and the Defense POW MIA Accounting Agency provide toolkits and posters for organizations to hang in their halls to keep the torch lit for their advocacy.
Publications and press releases consider their last known whereabouts, but what happens when we stop telling their story?
The POW MIA will not be found and their families will not receive closure. Through public affairs open records requests and feature writing, the fire and the advocacy unite under one unified nation committed to remembering them.
On August 4, 2021, the email went out to place an ad with the Royal Purple to recognize POW MIA Recognition Day.
The email was answered with cheerful enthusiasm and a can-do attitude to accept the task to create an ad, which connects with viewership, who centrally focus on locating crash site documents, who also contribute to the Outpost 422 Capstone investigation.
The finished product turned out a professional and highly detailed product. The finished ad not only featured the launch of the investigation to locate Wisconsin MIA Lieutenant Jerome Aloys Volk, but historically converged advertising with soft news feature writing because of new methods of reporting from the pandemic.
Royal Purple Advertising Manager Logan Komprood worked tirelessly over the course of the month of August to not only meet the publishing deadline but handle all communications through WebEx interview and emails to bring the project to life.
The project could not launch without the help of Komprood’s team, which consisted of two other people—Royal Purple Advisor Dr. Keith Zukas and Lead Graphic Designer Aaron Holliday. Together, all parties created a memorable ad gaining awareness for Wisconsin POW MIA through their contribution and support.
70 years Not Forgotten—The Logan Komprood Interview
Q: Can you share your demographic details like name, major and favorite course, city or town you graduated high school from, some background from that town, etc.?
A: My name is Logan Komprood, I am a Communications major and I would like to work in the advertising and marketing field. I am from Janesville, WI which is known for its many parks and chain restaurants.
Q: What did you like most about creating and working on the Lieutenant Volk ad?
I loved listening to the stories about Lieutenant Volk and learning the real purpose behind the ad for him.
Q: What did you learn anything or discover as a team member?
A: It was my first ad that I got to work with, so it was a great learning experience to begin my semester.
Q: Was there a special moment you had or a specific memory from working on this project you would like to share with blog readers?
A: Working one on one with Bradley Burt was a great moment because it allowed me to fully understand what the ad should look like and include.
Q: Is there anything I missed or something you would like to open minds with viewers about regarding veterans or family members who served?
A: I believe that it is important that we gain awareness for those that have served especially those who have lost their lives. They did so much for all of us and making others aware of this gives them the recognition that they deserve.
Together, We Can Bring Him Home—the Outpost 422 Campaign Strategy
The campaign launches on September 17, 2021 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The 18-month campaign seeks to raise $50,000 to converge all University of Wisconsin campuses to support the efforts of the UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project.
The blogs will reach a global audience indirectly affecting North Korean foreign dignitaries through viral strategic planning.
Once the $50,000 goal is reached, the next phase will seek $250,000 annually to request permission from North Korea to send Investigative Journalism majors on-site to report the progress of locating Lieutenant Volk.
The ad created by Komprood’s team launches a diversity and inclusivity campaign through convergent cooperation on social media, which recognize the need to continuously stimulate and organize the University of Wisconsin Missing-in-action Recovery and Identification Project on all campuses.
A committee of corporations who adopt the mission will assemble a corporate citizenship to fund the inclusivity campaign recognizing the efforts of the POW MIA as a qualifier for 501 c 4 tax deductibility.
Your generous contributions will help retain attorneys, accountants, establish an ad hoc committee who meets with the Department of Defense and the UW MIA Recovery Identification Project, and will continuously fund the mission for the duration of 18-months. Thank you, Logan Komprood, for your time and energy. Your effort will not be forgotten. Together, we can bring him home.
Outpost 422 enlists Royal Purple Advertising Manager Logan Komprood to create half-page ad honoring Lieutenant Jerome A. Volk for POW MIA Recognition Day 2021.
Komprood and his team developed concepts centered around building a multimedia convergent campaign.
COVID-19 created a newsgathering method to relay newsworthy information between viewers and reporters.
The pandemic required journalists to rely on social media to write stories, which developed the concept for the campaign.
Komprood and his team built the interactive ad to enlist viewers as supporters.
The campaign incorporates the participation of citizen journalists, social media subscribers, email newsletters and a team of developers who works to bring home Lieutenant Volk.
The campaign will last for 18 months to collect archive, interview the Department of Defense, collaborate with the University of Wisconsin Missing-in-action Recovery and Identification Project and raise funds to expedite recovery of information to create a data driven Capstone piece for public affairs.
The current dilemma in Wisconsin stems from the lethargic allocation of funds by State Senate oversight committees.
In 2021, committee members allocated funds from the passage of Senate Bill 446 to the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. As of July, the funds were not distributed.
The UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project will team up with Outpost 422 to stimulate the program by creating a prudent reserve. The program centrally focuses on locating Wisconsin POW MIA with a proven track record of recovering three servicemembers per annual funds.
Charles Konsitzke, Associate Director of the UW Biotechnology Center and UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project Team Lead, indicated his program funding was depleted to $11,000 as a result of delayed funds in an interview.
The funds allocated to the UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project total $360,000. The program is a statewide university recovery mission that sits idle until funds are distributed.
The Outpost 422 team of convergent campaign participants raises funds to stimulate state POW MIA programs that remain under funded.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Royal Purple newspaper published ad seeks to raise $50,000 to launch project.