Christopher Dorner, How To Effectively Be A Whistle Blower – By Wayne Johnson, Attorney at Law, Oakland, California

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In February 2013, former United States Reservist and Los Angeles Police Officer “flipped out” and went on a rampage or killing spree.   When he crossed the line and killed that former Los Angles police Captain, now lawyer’s daughter who he says misrepresented him, and her police officer fiancé, he sealed his fate. There was no “coming back” to what we call “reality.”

Who goes on a killing spree for being fired, writes a manifesto confessing, burns his vehicle so that they can pinpoint his location, ties up hostages so that they can escape and report his location, and car jacks another man, leaving him to report his location?

This former soldier had allegiances to the military and the police that were apparently deeply rooted, he having wanted to serve in both for most of his adult life.  In his “manifesto,” he disclosed many perceived injustices within the Los Angeles Police Department, like racist cops, cops from the Rodney King beating case being promoted, lesbian “misandrists” (men haters), Spanish speaking cops who discriminated against “undocumented” immigrants, even ranking Black cops who he says practiced racism against White cops with lesser rank for injustices done to them earlier in their careers by other White cops.  He even says the above officers were possible targets of his personal campaign.

It is terrific he gave us an update and the inside track on the pathetic corruption that continues within the Los Angeles Police Department.  However, honestly, would you not expect an officer who was found “not guilty” of beating Rodney King and who remains on the force to be promoted or moved to internal affairs?  That is how many police departments operate.

Would you not expect some “butch” or manly lesbians to envy or not like men?  Would you not expect some Spanish speaking officers wanting to assimilate into this culture to think that they can erase their pasts by mistreating others who just crossed the border?   That was the theme in “A Soldier’s Story,” a Black blockbuster movie starring Howard Rollins,  Denzel Washington, Adolph Caesar, Robert Townsend, David Allen Grier, Patti LaBelle, and others.

Would you not expect some Black superior ranking officers to dislike or even mistreat lesser ranking White officers who remind them of some of the racist superior officers they encountered?

He assigned a high target value to the above police officers.  Ironically, his manifesto is silent in assigning assassination value to White officers who discriminated against lesser ranking Black officers.

In summary, Dorner allowed the system to push him over the edge and he distanced himself from his possible support groups.   He distanced himself from most Blacks because says he was not raised around Black people.  He probably thought he was too intellectual for most Blacks and felt himself above collaborating or strategizing with them.  That probably explains why his cultural lens was jaded and why he appeared to suffer a deep culture shock.

The sorts of things that ailed him were things that most people, not just Black people, would not become suicidal over.  In fact, many would expect Los Angeles Police to continue to use excessive force, particularly against disabled people and minorities and that they would cover up or fabricate evidence to help other police officers who might be accused of using excessive force.

Most people would not report a supervisor for violating the law, or in this case, violating company policy, that being, covering up excessive force.  Most people would ignore misdeeds and / or go home and self medicate.  Most individuals would not have assumed his or her word would be taken over a supervisor’s.  Most “brothers” would assume their word would not be taken over any one else’s.

On the one hand, Christopher Dorner understood that the suppressive police culture ran deep.   He made comments in his manifesto that most police officers are dishonest and you can tell that police officers are lying when they begin speaking or when they begin a sentence with “based upon my training and experience.”

On the other hand, he also understood his sworn obligation to report other officers for misconduct.  However, maybe he should have weighed his options or took time to plan his strategy.

He says when he attempted to report the female training officer for kicking an unarmed defenseless disabled person he was met with hostility and his testimony was contradicted by a superior officer who he says was not even on the scene at the time of the abuse of authority.  That is what is sometimes referred to as the “Blue Code Of Silence.”  Some Officers will try to protect others on the force because they were similarly protected.  Men who practice chivalry or want to score love interest points will try to protect females on the force.   I understood that might have been an issue in the Oscar Grant case.

Christopher Dorner should have expected his union attorney, a former Los Angeles police Captain, to sell him out, even if he did not.   He should have insisted on hiring an outside attorney, based upon a potential conflict of interest, and he should have demanded his union pay the fees.  His attorney is paid by the union to protect other police officers when they are oftentimes charged with violating the rights of citizens.    His attorney probably sympathized with the officer who was accused of using excessive force.

Don’t get me wrong Christopher Dorner lost a lot.  And, it is “the right thing” to report a “bad” cop for committing wrongful deeds, or any cop for using excessive force.   For his rightful actions, Christopher Dorner believes he not only lost his job at the Los Angeles Police Department, he also claims he lost a top security clearance within the military as a result of being fired from the police department.   Because he could no longer advance, even in the military, he did not think he would ever recover.

Apparently, Christopher Dorner also exhausted all of his administrative remedies and appeals before deciding his life was over.   It is very important to understand that when you go up against the system you have to be prepared and you must have credible evidence.  He should have expected the result and had a back up plan that did not include self-destruction.   He should have video taped or audio taped a conversation with his training officer admitting she kicked the disabled guy in the head for no reason before reporting her.   He should have made several copies.  That way he would have had evidence of her perceived criminal activity that he could have used one of his many copies of the recording in his discharge hearing or he could have provided a copy to the Mayor’s Office or the press or federal politician if need be.

Anyone considering these methods should use caution when recording individuals.    See Title 18 USC § 2511.  This statute prohibits recording telephone conversations without the consent of the recorded persons.   In addition, it is unlawful for the government to collect information about you in places where you may have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

The California Constitution contains an explicit guarantee of privacy in Article I, Section 1 of its “Declaration of Rights.”  California courts have applied this protection to the workplace, schools and the state government.  For this right to be violated, video surveillance must fulfill three criteria: 1) It constitutes an intrusion. 2) It intrudes in a location or context where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. 3) It outweighs other interests by the gravity of the alleged violation.

Federal law permits video recording of an encounter between individuals provided one party gives consent.  California has expanded the law to all parties.  So, in California if you want to video a party in a private location, he or she would need to consent to being taped before you could proceed. Violation of this law is punishable under Cal. Penal Code §§ 631, 632.

Had Christopher Dorner played his cards properly, and consulted with a knowledgeable attorney maybe nobody would have had to die, even under what Dorner called his “asymmetrical” and “unconventional” warfare rules of engagement.  Christopher Dorner was a terrific rifle and pistol shot; however, it takes more than sheer firepower to win a war of attrition, especially if you are conducting it alone.  While some may call Christopher Dorner a folk hero or a “Rambo” for standing on his principals, or disclosing racism and corruption inside the Department, had he used his intelligence he could have been viewed as a real Champion of the underdog and a hero to all.  He might even have walked away from the City of Los Angeles without a scratch and a large sum to boot.

Should you want to discuss a case you may contact Wayne Johnson at (510) 451-1166 or   Wayne Johnson does civil and criminal litigation.


Perchance to dream


There are far more reasons ‘not to be’ alive than ‘to be’ alive.  To be, to exist right now, is a singular moment of astounding achievement for the cells making up a human body despite deadly attacks by bacteria, parasites, and viruses. In fact, the combinations and permutations of atomic and molecular structures are an intellectually unfathomable instance of synchronicity.

A single man ejaculates one hundred million spermatozoa into a women’s vagina. They each with different amounts of motility race to a single ovum alternately released from one of two ovaries each 28 day cycle; slowly it makes its way down one of two fallopian tubes. If the tube exists at all and if it is not blocked by scaring, then ovulation occurs after which the ovum tends to complete its cycle to menstruation.

It is as if all the forces of nature move to slam the door shut in the face of biotic potential. Under natural conditions, most of the time, none of the sperm will make it to the ovum for countless reasons. And if one does make it to the ovum and if it penetrates that ovum the chances are high that it will trigger a spontaneous abortion. But there’s an even smaller chance that one, two, or three of the spermatozoa will make it to that ovum, penetrate it, combine DNA, and trigger the generation of a human fetus which will then successfully implant itself onto a more or less rich nutrient like soil,- the uterine lining.

So, right now, here you are and reading, too! You may be that sperm which had the greater motility or you may be that sperm with average or below average motility.  Neither the best nor the average ones always reach the goal.  You can count on one fact however, you are lucky to be alive; very lucky. The chances are far greater than you could ever imagine that you should not exist at all. And even though you do exist, death clings to your every cell in a cosmic struggle against your regenerative forces.

You are both dead and alive at every moment of your being. Right now, it just so happens that you are more alive than dead.  It doesn’t take much to tip the scales in favor of death. This is even truer on the battlefield of war and in prison where the odds are tilted in favor of death. It is true for whole populations of people, too.

But there is another kind of death. That kind of death is a social construction. If you are in a state prison, then you are socially dead. You are socially dead because most of the political rights conferred on each citizen and contained in the U.S. Constitution under the bill of rights do not apply to you. In fact, in prison you are reduced to the status of a slave and you will be socially marginalized and denied some constitutional rights for the rest of your life under the 13th amendment of the Constitution.

Parallel to that fact are yet other facts.  The chances are greater that you were conceived accidentally; abandoned; raised more or less negligently; perhaps physically and emotionally abused by beatings, rape, and or verbal abuse; lived in economic poverty; raised in a single parent female headed household. It is likely that you are autistic or that you suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder and that one or both of your parents were functionally illiterate. In the United States, you are more likely to be African American, a little less likely Hispanic, and even more unlikely Caucasian.  And on top of all of that there is the psychic dimension of struggle.

You may now just be awakening to the realization as to how unconsciously ‘anti-life’ people around you really are. This makes sense if everyone around you is frustrated, angry, and tending to aggressive acts. So, a reasonable inference on your part ought to be that if those around you cannot make you into a whipping post then they each will to some degree act out to make your life as miserable as possible.  You may know of this as the crabs in the bucket syndrome. The closer to the bottom you are the more malicious others around you will be in their attempts to pull you down.  That’s only because you have little space in which to live; it’s the same at the top of the social hierarchy. The difference is that those at the top have more living space and so can isolate themselves from harm’s way far more adequately than you can.

In all respects your origin as a human being and your childhood life is analogous to the origin of Malcolm X’s life and childhood. Malcolm’s life had been put in disequilibrium when he was a child, too.  The murder of his father, the commitment of his mother to the Kalamazoo insane asylum for 26 years, and his separation from his siblings were emotional traumas from which he would never recover and which in fact tipped the biotic scales in favor of his death.  Combine that with feelings of powerlessness to challenge both your inner and outer conditions and you would have every reason to feel very frustrated and very angry as no doubt young Malcolm did.

Under natural conditions resistance to life is expected. Even the fears others have of you and which they direct at you are forms of resistance to your life in the forms of acts of hatred, jealousy, and envy. But if understood, those negative forces can be converted to make you stronger. But what do you do with feelings of frustration and in social conditions under which you cannot physically challenge the causes of your frustrations? It’s only natural that you would become angry.  Malcolm did. He became very angry. He said that he would just curse, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, use drugs, and would isolate himself.  He also said that he would think of all the Caucasians who had been in his life and who he had perceived as barriers to the achievement of his goals; even his goal to become a man.

All of those destructive behaviors by Malcolm in the medieval prison at Charleston Massachusetts were symptomatic of Malcolm’s extreme feelings of anger and frustration. The more he thought about his past the more frustrated he felt and thus the angrier he became. But even more importantly, Malcolm was unable to challenge the causes of his frustration; he could only feel the pain his frustration caused him. The fact is that he had fallen into a trap set by racist institutions and racist people who operated them. He had turned his anger inward onto himself. Once that anger turned inward it converted to aggression. That aggression, being centered inwardly, started to erode his reasoning and his health long before he was incarcerated at Charleston state prison.  The fact is Malcolm X was already in prison before he was formally incarcerated.

Perhaps one of Malcolm’s discussions with his Bimbi concerned a book which had been published in 1939 six years before his incarceration. The book was entitled: Frustration and Aggression.  It was written by John Dollard. John Dollard was a social scientist and psychologist. The hypothesis of the book is that there is a correlation between frustration and aggression. As frustration goes up so does the probability of aggression.

Anger is kinetic in nature and links frustration with acts of aggression. When a person is unable to challenge the real causes of his or her frustration such person will secondarily become angry.  At a certain tipping point the kinetic movement of anger then is converted to more or less aggressive or violent acts against scapegoats or even acts of self harm. The harm may be benign, that is to say it may be an act rationalized as pleasure or it could be a state of depression, suicidal ideation or homicidal ideation. When this kind of aggression is turned outward and onto scapegoats it can manifest as verbal and or physical abuse on them. Usually, a plethora of denigrating words such as ‘nigger’ and ‘bitch’ are used to inflict emotional harm onto others or to reinforce the self loathing one has for one’s self if the other person is of the same ethnicity.  No doubt Malcolm called others by that word and no doubt he was called nigger, too.  You see, Malcolm X had great anxiety associated with being a ‘black’ man.

In Charleston State prison there were hundreds of frustrated men. They shared tragic lives. They were not only frustrated by the very fact of being physically confined they were also afraid of each other as well as the prison officials. They were also frustrated by the bad memories which haunted them. They were frustrated because they could not challenge their past experiences, so the memories of those experiences haunted them. Those memories were painful to them.

Few men could sleep soundly at night because they were angry. Not sleeping in the extreme is classified as insomnia. Insomnia can be the effect of aggression turned inward onto the self.  In the long run, sleep deprivation reduces the quality of one’s life; it can drive a person to psychosis and it can even cause an untimely death.

Few men and women in prison had the intellectual skills to manage their frustrations and pivot their frustrations onto targets which would under their circumstances make aggression work for them in positive ways instead of against them.  Malcolm says for instance that he spent long periods of time in isolation segregation.  Men and women are put in isolation when their aggressive behavior becomes a danger to self or others or for political punishment.  How did Malcolm deal with his frustrations? How can you get out of a self destructive mode?

Malcolm exposed himself to different ideas from different philosophers even if he did not agree with them.  One such person was Fredrick Nietzsche. Nietzsche stated: ‘What does not kill me makes me stronger.” Understand that since you are going to have feelings of aggression the question is: how can you direct your aggressive feelings onto positive targets so you can benefit physically, emotionally, and intellectually from those feelings?  Aggressive feelings can work for you; they need not be destructive to you.

Malcolm X joined a debating team to challenge both his own assumptions and antithetical claims made by others; he stopped smoking cigarettes; he changed his diet; he read books and newspapers presenting different points of view; and he exercised with weights to shape his body into one of balanced proportions. He built himself up!  All of those activities made Malcolm X into a man; the man who was released from prison in 1952.  You, too, can maximize your life chances and leave prison the man that Malcolm X was or the woman that overcomes her frustrations.  Start changing now!

Why Blacks are Different And Deserve More Respect, by Wayne Johnson, Attorney at Law

I agree that Black history is “American history.” It is also Black History. However, a more appropriate description of this kind of history is “American History as told by and through the eyes of Black People.” Black people suffered in this country and it is our story. I personally cringe,  as  Barack Obama claims he did when his racist white grandmother spoke of Black men, when I hear these stories or see these photographs … not because I sympathize with the victims, but because I feel the pain of people who look like me or my ancestors. Moreover, Black people died preserving this history and protested to get Black professors hired to teach this history in schools and colleges and universities. It should be a privilege and an honor to present this history in books and on television, and if one is not from the lineage or did not personally risk anything to bring it to the universities and colleges, one should at the very least demonstrate through a “litmus test” why he or she deserves to teach it or profit from it.

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From The Book: The Syllabus of Malcolm X, by Dr. Steven Nur Ahmed


“They say,[the] best men are molded out of faults…”[1]

The scope of this book is limited to what Malcolm X learned, how he learned, and the prisons in which his learning began. Moreover, it deals with what Malcolm X passed on to us. He passed on to us a very valuable gift. He left us his syllabus. A syllabus is a summary of a course of study. If those of us who are incarcerated follow the syllabus of Malcolm X we can bring about the greatest cultural reversal in the history of humankind.  The fact is that if African American males and females who are incarcerated and who have been incarcerated in the past can make a change in their moral and vocational orientations the African American culture can be reinvented and it can thrive.

Malcolm X had to make some serious decisions in prison. As we face the challenges of the 21st century, all of us will have to make important decisions, too. The stakes have never been higher. Our decisions will involve matters of life and death. But we need not travel blindly on the road ahead. We do have a crystal ball full of numbers.  Look at the numbers and see what they describe. The many problems facing African Americans in the United States are becoming less and less significant each passing day in relation to global climatic, economic, and geopolitical changes taking place today. Even our numbers are beginning to dwindle as the African American baby boom population ages, retire from the active population, and finally die out by 2050. The percentage of Africans Americans in the United States today stands at about 15%. But that percentage will dwindle to below 7% by the start of the 22nd century and maybe sooner if we do not address a broad range of problems besetting us and begin with all haste to make decisions which are in our best interests.  We should not doubt that the tendency to corruption will increase. Outside of us there will be no help.   We have only each other.

For some folks cultural change may not matter, but I think it mattered to Malcolm X and it matters to me.  It matters to me because I perceive yet another method of genocide, albeit soft genocide, being practiced on African Americans. I also see environmental circumstances have changed. Today, soft genocide is not being practiced in a nation of plenty but rather in a global environment with an ever decreasing carrying capacity to support over 7 soon to be over 8 billion human beings. Running in opposite direction to the decreasing carrying capacity of our planet are the increasing demands for food, water, and shelter that are being made on it by billions of people throughout the world. African American survival in the United States over the next one hundred years will depend on whether or not the millions of African Americans incarcerated and with felony records can make moral and vocational changes in their lives.

There is nothing more important than cultural survival. Malcolm X wanted to contribute to the growth of a more functional African American culture. He understood the premise that dysfunctional cultures don’t survive in the face of overwhelming challenges. His studies of history demonstrated to him that the archeological remains of past cultures are evidence of that fact. He also understood that even though the civil rights movement was and is driven by the belief that there is nothing more important than cultural survival the fact that it operates within a narrowly defined range of interests limited to expanding the range of constitutional rights to non-Caucasian Americans makes the civil rights movement a top down effort rather than a bottom up or grass root effort. That is because all political rights expressed through law originate within the collective sentiment of a people; their fears in the face of challenges and their love for one another which bond them are rationalized into sound institutions like the family. This leads us to an indubitable fact, change begins within each person and political rights follow necessarily when enough people feel that their dignity and worth as a people must necessarily be reflected back on them as tradition and law. That is grass root change. If their sentiments turn on their mutual respect for and love for one another then it triggers cultural and social movement which becomes legally constructive.

The subject of this book is about our total ethnic survival and the means by which we can effectuate our ethnic survival. Legal changes, from the top down, before there is a change in the collective sentiment of a people result in what we see today.  Open schools but students who walk away from free and open education because they have closed minds. An integrated society but with a large segment of the population who do not have the wisdom rooted in long established tradition to first and foremost be monetarily responsible for their needs. Therefore, it should be of paramount interest to us all how Malcolm X changed his life. My examination of the life of Malcolm X reveals a way for those incarcerated, on parole, and those who have been incarcerated to make changes in their personal lives and to make such changes in a relatively short period of time. Malcolm figured this out. It dawned on him that he couldn’t continue living his criminal life because in fact that life style was killing him from within and outwardly. What he figured out while in prison may be summarized this way: don’t serve time, let time serve you. He also realized another fact. He realized that time can run out for individuals and whole groups of people.  Sometimes it can be too late for change. That may happen no matter the age and no matter what gender.

Age, gender, and education level are related to your incarceration but it is not necessarily a cause of your incarceration.  You also made illogical choices. You need to know that. If you are a young African American and or Hispanic it is more probable that you will become incarcerated. Malcolm X was 20 years old when he was sentenced to prison. You, too, are probably a young male but you are also more likely to be a young female. Nationally, there were approximately 250,000 persons incarcerated in 1946. The chances, then, were less that you would go to prison because even though most African Americans were dirt poor during the depression of the 1930s they had strong and more uniform cultural bonds and lived in rural areas.

As of 2012, there are over 2,500,000 persons incarcerated in prisons in the United States. Today, the chances for incarceration are greater for African Americans because cultural bonds are weak and most youth live in urban areas.  Over 800,000 persons in prison are African American and the majority of them are young people. Of all 18 to 64 year old African Americans, 1 in 12 are in local, state and federal institutions and of those, 33% of the 20 to 34 year olds are high school drop outs.  Malcolm X couldn’t foresee the relation of age, gender, and social dysfunction leading to his incarceration. But if he had been able to foresee that relation Malcolm could have reduced the chances of his incarceration by changing his life-style; but remember, Malcolm was a prisoner of his mindset.  You will need to change your mind in order to change your life-style.  Otherwise you will become subject to the criminal justice system for the rest of your life.

Penal law, in 1946, was repressive when Malcolm X was sentenced to serve time. As a rule prisoners did ‘hard time’.  The prison ‘chain gangs’ were the norm throughout the nation. Nor did prisoners have Constitutional rights they have today. Chapter 10 and 11 in the Autobiography of Malcolm X distinguished the living conditions that Malcolm X had to contend with in the Charlestown State Prison versus the Norfolk Prison Colony. Prisoners did not have a legal right to books, freedom of religious practice, and access to law libraries in 1946. This was the legal reality in all state and federal prisons.  Any opportunity for a convict to learn above and beyond what was available to him or she in a prison library was a purely gratuitous act by the prison officials and could be arbitrarily taken from them. So, Malcolm was sentenced to serve time; he was not sentenced to change himself for the better.  Somehow though Malcolm X figured out how to convert the passage of time from a subversive dimension so that in effect he was no longer under the sentence of time but was in effect liberated from it.  Malcolm X found a way out of prison.  You can find a way out of prison, too.

Yes, legal rights in prisons for African Americans are different today than what they were in 1946.  That is so because state and federal laws were repressive in relation to African Americans in 1946. Today, however, state and federal laws are more permissive in relation to African Americans generally and in prisons. Nevertheless, one of the repressive legal conditions expressed as a clause in the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution makes it constitutional to enslave all those convicted of a felony. That law did exist in 1946 and has today grown unfettered from the chain gang system in the state of Mississippi and other states to such a national extent that it has eroded the very fabric of African American neighborhoods across the nation, today. Secondly, the vast majority of convicts do not have the academic skills when they enter prison to access rehabilitative programs if they exist and in the vast majority of state prisons rehabilitative programs do not exist. So, the system makes slaves, it does not give them the means to free themselves. It falls upon you as it fell upon Malcolm X to rehabilitate yourself.  Your communities and neighborhoods depend upon you.

Your communities have become internal colonies in relation to federal, state, and private prisons; your communities provide to those prisons one resource. That one resource which prisons harvest from the African American community is human bodies. Even though the expressed intent of the criminal justice system in relation to the African American community is to protect and serve society there is another side. The growth of the prison industry has the collateral effect of human exploitation for capital gain in the form of private prisons and other businesses which contract with all prisons and jails. This is called the prison industrial complex. If you think about it and do the analysis you’ll find that the incarceration of African Americans is a rushing revenue river flowing from the African American community to state and private bank accounts. In California, that amounts to approximately 3.9 billion dollars per year for the 39% of the state prison population who are African American.[2] It is a new form of slavery. You are on a plantation whether in prison or in the hood.  You are exploited economically as a slave.

The growth of the prison system cannot be stopped short of state or federal bankruptcy because of the 74 billion dollar per year revenue stream to federal, state, and corporate interests to maintain and grow it. So, what the study of Malcolm X provides us with is how the power of individuals within the prison system can change themselves and by changing themselves they can save their families and bring down the prison system simultaneously. It really is that simple. All one need to be is motivated to change and then act to change one’s life-style. Malcolm X says that while he was in the Charleston State Prison he became motivated to learn and to not just learn partially but to learn in the fullest sense of the word.













[1] Measure for Measure, Act 5, by William Shakespeare, Bracket mine

[2] It is predicted that that percentage will rise nationally to 65% by 2030!




As a physician in California I am dismayed at what I observe on a daily basis and I shudder to think of the future health prospects for all children and African American children in particular. African American children under 18 years of age are increasingly becoming victims of a new form of child abuse which results from parental negligence.  The result of that abuse is a condition we classify as obesity.  Though parents may be legally prosecuted in California for not feeding a child there is no legal basis for prosecution for over feeding a child or feeding a child a diet of junk food.

The California Black Health Network, Inc. reported that 28.6% of African American children are overweight and that 46% are classified as unfit in the State of California. A condition of physical unfitness in childhood in many instances may be characterized by a number of maladies ranging from 1) early onset diabetes, 2) high blood pressure, 3) high cholesterol, 4) joint pain, 5) inactivity, 6) fatigue, 7) inordinate sleep patterns, 8) low self-esteem, 9) sadness or depression, and 10) stress.  These are not characteristics which typify healthy children.  In the long run such maladies can and will shorten the life span of our children.


The causes range from the consumption of junk food, lack of nutritional foods, lack of exercise, genetic factors, sharing destructive family behaviors, unhealthy lifestyle, high sugar, fat, and salt intake or a combination of all of the above often beginning at birth with the use of baby formula instead of breast milk from a healthy mother.


You can begin to treat your problem or the problem of your children by changing your lifestyle, changing your diet, drastically reducing sugar, salt, and fat intake, ceasing the consumption of all junk foods, read to be mindful of harmful chemicals in meat and GMOs in vegetables, exercise daily even if only walking 2 to 3 miles daily with your child around the block of your neighborhood. Lastly, you may want to consult with your physician for a complete physical examination and a blood analysis if you have other concerns.


The State of California should expand current child abuse law to include parental responsibility for the physical fitness of children under their authority. There must be criminal law to compel parents to maintain their children in a physically fit condition. Because insofar as the state depends on a healthy population of children to assume the thousands of occupations necessary to build and repair the vast infrastructure of the State of California and to keep health cost down representatives at all levels of government should see child physical fitness as an investment in the economic future of the State.