All posts tagged: President Obama

Crime Wire Investigates Discusses the Petit and Blagojevich Verdicts

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Also, please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire   In a 2007 Connecticut home invasion that occurred at the residence of Dr. William Petit, the doctor’s wife and two daughters were murdered at the hands of two paroled burglars. The second perpetrator, Joshua Komisarjevsky, will join his accomplice, Steven Hayes, on death row. The jury handed down their death penalty decision late last week. The Legacy of The Petit Family Foundation Please donate to the Petit Family Foundation.  You will find no better reasons to give your time and dollars!   The second case discussion will focus on the recent sentencing of former Governor Rod Blagojevich who received a sentence of 14 years for trying to sell President O’Bama’s senate seat. “At the time of his arrest, two years into his second term, court-authorized wiretaps caught Blagoyevich offering Obama’s Senate seat in exchange for favors, including a job with a non-profit or a union, corporate posts for his wife, campaign contributions or even a post in …

Sharon daVanport of Autism Womens Network Invited to Meet President Obama

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act and according to Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, senior administration officials will be commemorating this historic anniversary in the weeks to come with new policies and events. President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have a comprehensive agenda to empower individuals with disabilities in order to equalize opportunities for all Americans. In addition to reclaiming America’s global leadership on this issue by becoming a signatory to — and having the Senate ratify — the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the plan has four parts, designed to provide lifelong support and resources to Americans with disabilities. Autism President Obama and Vice President Biden are committed to supporting Americans with Autism Spectrum Disorders (“ASD”), their families, and their communities. There are a few key elements to their support, which are as follows: First, President Obama and Vice President Biden support increased funding for autism research, treatment, screenings, public awareness, and support services. There must be research …