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Facebook Fan Harvey Trent 2nd Response: Yell Fire

Harvey Trent: I LIKE WHAT’CHA SAYING THERE. GOOD FOR THE EX COP IN THAT SITUATION. FIRE WORKS BETTER THAN ANY OTHER WORD IN AN EMERGENCY. EVERYONE COMES OUT TO SEE WHERE IT”S AT. EVERY CRIMINAL KNOWS THAT. HINT HINT HINT… DON’T BEAT UP ON THOSE WHO LET YOU KNOW HOW THEY REALLY FEEL. YOU CAN’T CHANGE FEELINGS ONLY BEHAVIOR THRU SELF CHANGE.

Posted by Dr. Leslie Seppinni on April 7, 2012|Category: Books, Crisis, Economy, Education, Election, Excuse Free Living, Family & Parenting, Health, Healthcare, Life Coaching, Mental Health, Politics, Race, Self Improvement, Social Media, Stress, Uncategorized No Comments »

My Response to Facebook Fan Trent Harvey: Don’t Assume Someone Else Will Take Care of It

You’re preaching to the choir. I have 10 years of experience in Crisis Intervention Homicide/Suicide check out my bio. Zimmerman, the shooter was known to the community as a neighborhood watch guy. I doubt know one new who he was when he was chasing and bullying Trayvon. Zimmerman sits in his car regularly patrolling the gated community believe people know him otherwise he’d look like some pervert spying on everyone.

I am not saying be an idiot and don’t take precautions. But, this is a case someone may have at least tried to step up. Maybe, I have a different experience having grown up in foster care, mixed race and on Welfare. I grew were you don’t just close the blinds when something is happening in the moment. I’m a street kid from NY. I have 3 brothers and I have asked each one what would they have done they all said they would go check out what is happening when someone is screaming help. I did not say jump in and try to be a hero.

However, too many people are afraid of conflict, confrontation or just don’t want to be bothered. On the show, “What would you do?” 100 people stepped over a man in the middle of the sidewalk. An elderly woman who was a stranger to the man kept pleading for someone to help the man. Finally, a woman stopped and asked what was going on. It was as simple as a cell phone call to 911 for the man to go to the hospital. My point is it doesn’t have to be as extreme as the murder of Trayvon but if someone is yelling help don’t assume someone else will take care of it.

I don’t expect all people to have courage under fire. Absolutely, we are all human. But, I think it’s time to at least have a dialogue. More people need to realize they are not automatic victims or keep their head down. This affects people in all areas of their lives. I am not trying to be righteous or machisma I am asking people to be more thoughtful of others and help where they can.

Posted by Dr. Leslie Seppinni on April 7, 2012|Category: Books, Crisis, Economy, Education, Election, Excuse Free Living, Family & Parenting, Health, Healthcare, Life Coaching, Mental Health, Politics, Race, Self Improvement, Social Media, Stress No Comments »

Trayvon Part II: Do We Have a Responsibility to Look Out for One Another?

Please see Part I: You do not have to be a young retired police officer to help, intervene, take action or risk your own life to help others. Yes, I said it, there maybe a time where you are confronted with saving another while putting yourself in harms way.

I found some of the calls that came into the police disturbing. One man blatantly told the 911 operator that he was listening to a young man yelling for “help”. In the background of the call we hear Trayvon pleading for help. The man goes on to tell the Operator that he is staying inside and locking his doors.

What if that was your brother, son, father, grandchild… pleading for their life would you do nothing. Would you want know one to at least make the effort, beyond a call to 911, to try to help in the moment. It could have simply been going out on the porch or door with a baseball bat demanding to know “What is going on?” I have no doubt there will be many or some who will disagree. But, if you were in my neighborhood or anyone for that matter you bet I would take my stun gun for safety and go check it out.

Posted by Dr. Leslie Seppinni on April 7, 2012|Category: Books, Crisis, Economy, Education, Excuse Free Living, Family & Parenting, Health, Life Coaching, Mental Health, Politics, Race, Self Improvement, Social Media, Stress No Comments »

Part I: The Murder of Trayvon Draws Attention to Another Social Issue Beyond Race

This is what Excuse Free means a woman is yelling for “help” Shamel comes out of his apt at 3am as a concerned person for another. As a result, he helped to save 2 children & their mother. There was a chance that someone could have saved Trayvon’s life. Why didn’t any of the people who heard a young man yelling “help me” come out to ask “what is going on?” This is a social and moral issue that reaches beyond race.

Retired cop’s lifesaving catch in Queens fire
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A retired NYPD cop made the catch of his life early yesterday — saving a baby whose mom had dropped him from a window of a burning home in Queens.

Posted by Dr. Leslie Seppinni on April 6, 2012|Category: Crisis, Education, Excuse Free Living, Family & Parenting, Health, Mental Health, Politics, Race, Social Media, Stress, Uncategorized No Comments »