Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Terry Aldershof and War Veteran Suicides (archived)

Terry Aldershof, independent writer and editing professional, talks about the research and work he's done regarding the unprecedented spike in war veteran suicides and post traumatic stress disorder.  Terry says that when the first combat veterans started returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, our government noticed an immediate uptick in suicides. By 2006, the numbers had increased from 1 in 10 to 1 in 7 returning veterans would either attempt or actually commit suicide. By the time he got involved in the project in 2010 that number had risen to 1 in 5. That rate is 300% higher than the national average. Of that number, nearly 90% of those 1 in 5 are now homeless and living on the streets. More on his website at http://www.anatomy-of-a-haunting.com/  

Blessed are the peacemakers...
a white cop, a black kid

Arnold Penxa is a white cop from black Detroit, Michigan determined to save the lives of children no matter the cost, no matter the color. He is an ex war veteran and retired Detroit policeman, now working for a private school security firm,and he sniffs out a conspiracy for a multiple school shooting. The problem is that nobody wants to believe him except for a few close friends, so he's forced to act mostly alone to bust up the plot. Forget the usual suspects. This is the Mad Motor City where the line between common sense and criminal behavior is never clear.

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