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Charles Koch and the American Society Criminal Justice System

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The American society criminal justice system is in need of major reforms to make it more efficient. The current two tier “broken” system is characterized by inequality where the wealthy and connected are accorded preferential treatment over the poor. The poor are thus condemned into poverty, despair and incarceration. Innocent people are compelled to plead guilty of crimes they did not actually commit. This is both against the constitutional mandate, wasteful and at the worst morally unfit.

Charles Koch, a classical liberal proponent of the long overdue reforms has been passionately pushing for the overhaul of the criminal justice system. The philanthropic leader, notable for his significant contribution towards solutions to social problems, emerged among the top 50 American givers in 2008. In his grant giving Charles Koch Foundation initiative, the organization aims at advancing the understanding of the way free societies improve the well-being of people around the world. His lifelong focus is helping least advantaged people improve their lives and do away with opportunity barriers.
A number of factors have intensified the deteriorating state of criminal justice system. One of this is the shift in power balance from judges to prosecutors making them have some undue control of the grand jury process. Judges seemingly make determinations basing around “soft on crime” and “tough on crime” labels instead of facts of the crime the individual. Thirdly, individual’s reentry to the society upon serving their sentences is punitive hampering their ability to swiftly re-integrate to the society. To solve for the problems, the criminal justice system, needs t be downsized, reorient justice to be squarely around facts of the case and the individual at the center of the case.
Charles Koch’s view on criminal justice reform clings on limited government and expansive individual liberty. This is consistent with the larger Koch’s push for less government’s intrusion into people’s lives. For Charles Koch, the focus on criminal justice reform is nothing to do with their own interests but rather to end the two tier system that has continued to adversely affect the least advantaged. Koch is at a vantage position to fend for itself but is aware that there are many poor people who are unable to afford it.
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Keith Mann Shows Support To The NYPD By Sending Them Lunch

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Keith Mann is an entrepreneur and he is the director of Dynamics Search Partners. He is a known philanthropist and continues to support the NYPD.

Keith Man Supports Police
About a year ago, Keith Mann came out and showed support for the New York Police Department in NYC. This was in response protests surrounding police force. Keith and his wife provided a boost to police moral by sending the 54th Street precinct lunch.

Keith actually has police ties, because his wife’s uncle works as a detective in Staten Island. The businessman explained that the protests against the police hit close to home, so he decided to send them some lunch, not just once, but a month afterwards he sent lunch again.

Keith explained that he wanted to thank officers for their service and they shouldn’t be attacked because they attempt to keep people safe.

Mann added that policemen and policewomen are just regular people like he and everyone else, and they have families to go home to. He also believes that citizens should support police officers, who are trained to react to situations that citizens normally don’t encounter, instead of standing in the way of their jobs.

About Keith Mann
As previously mentioned, Mann is an entrepreneur and he is based in New York. He has worked in the executive search in industry for more than 15 years and he is an expert in staffing and hiring strategy. Currently, his company Dynamics Search Partners works with firms in the alternative investment industry in Asia, the USA and Europe. The company is an executive search firm.

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Business/Tech

Handy Revolutionizes The Household Cleaning Industry

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Few companies have ever hit the market that are beneficial to both consumers and job seekers as Handy, an app for customers looking for household cleaning services in their local area. Usually finding a household cleaning company entails doing a detailed search to find the most trusted and affordable company in a local area, but Handy saves customers both time and money by instantly connecting them to cleaning professionals and scheduling cleanings as soon as the next day. Customers can simply download the Handy app, follow a few quick easy steps to schedule a cleaning time, and pay for the service quickly and securely with no hidden fees.

It’s also great for service professionals looking to get into the cleaning business. Handy requires on-the-job experience for all applicants and carefully screens them so that customers are connected with fully qualified individuals. Though handy does select the serviceman for the jobs, the servicemen are essentially independent contractors who then get to set their own hours and essentially work for as much or as little as they want. Some have been fortunate enough to make as much as $1000 in a week, but most of the professionals work about 10 hours a week or less and usually do not use Handy as a full-time source of income.

Handy was started in 2012 by Oisin Hanrahan, a young real estate developer who was having difficulty finding good cleaning professionals when he was out buying living spaces that needed renovating. So he and his friend Umang Dua started up Handy as a way of bringing customers and service professionals together under one roof. Handy has received funding through Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners among others, reported to be around $50 million. While handy has had some uphill battles they’ve had to deal with during the last few years, the company feels they are starting to make their business model viable for the long term.

Good Deeds

Avi Weisfogel, The Hero Of Operation Smile.

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If you carefully follow the field of dental care, or you have had a dental problem and even sleep care, then you have heard of Dr. Avi Weisfogel. He is the founder and owner of the New Jersey-based Dental Sleep Masters. He is also the founder of Old Bridge Dental Care, which he started in 1999. Here he exercised his dental practice for over 15 years and received numerous recognition awards from the community such as Best Dentist for many years. He is also known for his contribution to sleep treatment and sleep disorders. Dr. Avi Weisfogel has conducted extensive research in the field of sleep especially remedies of sleep related disorders. He cofounded Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010. This is a worldwide company that works with hospitals and physicians to create sleep labs for patients with sleep disorders.

Later in 2012, he founded Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient, where he gives lectures on management sleep patients to dentists. In 2014, when he founded Dental Sleep Masters he was aiming at passing his knowledge on how to treat sleep disorders using oral appliances. Dr. Weisfogel is also very scholarly. He has a BA in biology and psychology from Rutgers University together with a DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. This are rare academic qualifications to be achieved by one person.

Apart from having a successful career, Dr. Avi Weisfogel’s also has a philanthropic heart. He always looks forward to changing to better the lives of patients he encounters. Due to this fact, he started the GoFundMe campaign aimed towards supporting Operation Smile. He cleverly combines his attributes in dentistry and humanity for a noble course. The funds he raises through the GoFundMe campaign are fully donated to Operation Smiles. He aims to raise more than $2000 for doctors worldwide to help change lives of the needy.

Operation Smiles was started to give surgical help to children who could no afford the cost of surgery all over the world. Through this program, millions of children all over the world have been helped to get surgical services. These children have been helped with problems associated with their cleft lip, cleft palate, and other related facial deformities have been fixed. On top of surgical procedure, other services like after care, research on cleft lip and palate cause, training and education are offered by the organization. It also goes further to fight for children’s rights to access medical care.

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