Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married with 5 children.

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Gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, baptised 1000's in homes, on Mt Snowdon + in circus ring, did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers + posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, not charged, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', arrested 4 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

POLICE THUGS AND TASERED KIDS

An 11 year old faces a 50,000 volt weapon pointed at them by a cop.

An 85 year old man lies struggling for breath, tasered.

A partially sighted 65 year old man floored, tasered.

400 children last year tasered at the hands of the police.

A dreadful indictment of those who appear to be emotionally illiterate and psychologically incapable of calming tempers, responding proportionally, and de-escalating confrontational situations.

So often police camera TV programmes sport police officers with a macho edge, wading in to restore order, yet only triggering further crises, inflaming passions and provoking the worst in people.

Give a person a weapon and you will harness their most primitive. Train them to use their intelligence and we might begin to evolve into a more humane society.

All police must wear body cams to ensure accountability.

Expecting an apology alone to suffice for the misuse of a taser, makes a mockery of the violence and the culpability involved in tasering a partially sighted senior citizen.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4364542.ece

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