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Police Seek Assistance in Locating Critical Missing Male: John Raymond Dorsey Jr.

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Critical Missing Male: John Raymond Dorsey Jr.

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 89-year-old John Raymond Dorsey Jr.  He was last seen on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at approximately 11:00 a.m. in the 2000 block of Somerset Street in Hyattsville.

 Mr. Dorsey dropped his wife off at a local grocery store and was headed to the Red Top Gas station located in the 900 block of East/West Highway in Tacoma Park.  He has not been seen or heard from since.
 

Former Maryland Probation Officer Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Guns to Nigeria

Former Maryland Probation Officer Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Guns to Nigeria

Shipped Weapons Illegally for 10 Years While Employed as a State Probation Officer

        Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Emenike Charles Nwankwoala, age 50, of Laurel, Maryland, today to 37 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for exporting arms without a license, exporting controlled goods without a license and delivery of a package containing a gun to a carrier without notifying the carrier of the gun, in connection with a scheme to export guns and ammunition to Nigeria.  Judge Messitte also ordered that Nwankwoala forfeit the firearms.

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Wiki Leaks and Whistleblowers: Why Private Information Goes Public

Ask an average person to name a whistleblower and they’re likely to think of ‘private citizens’ like Erin Brokovich, Karen Silkwood, and Jeffrey Wigand or journalists like Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward.  These red, white and blue American whistleblowers have been portrayed in Academy Award-winning movies as admirable people who had the courage to reveal wrongdoing in workplaces and government agencies in a spirit of justice.  

But are there other motivations that drive people to release sensitive documents and information that bring down companies and governments?  I believe the answer is yes.  Fame is certainly a motivator...and so is vengeance.  Employers in the private and public sectors that stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the link between employee engagement and corporate security are likely to find themselves the victims of leaks. 

Leslie Johnson Barred from Prince George's County Council Panel

Leslie Johnson Barred from Prince George's County Council Panel

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - The Prince George's County Council has barred newly elected member Leslie Johnson from serving on any committees while she is under federal investigation.

Council chair Ingrid Turner said Tuesday that the measure was taken "to avoid any appearance of impropriety."

Johnson will still be allowed to attend committee meetings and vote on bills. Council members say the county charter doesn't allow them to deny her all voting rights.

Johnson and her husband, former County Executive Jack Johnson, were arrested last month on charges including bribery, conspiracy and extortion involving real estate developers. Leslie Johnson was sworn into the city council Monday despite requests from five council members that she forgo the oath of office.

6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County elementary school is mourning the death of a sixth-grade student.

The acting principal at J. Frank Dent Elementary in Fort Washington issued a statement Monday, saying the student had died but that the death was not a result of any injury sustained at the school.

The student was not identified.

Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says rescuers were dispatched to the school Monday morning after the student suffered some kind of medical emergency. Medics performed CPR and took the student to a hospital.

Grief counselors were called to the school.

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Critical Missing Male David Beeson

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 58 year-old male who was last seen near his residence in Chillum, Maryland.

On November 8, 2010, at approximately 8:00 a.m., David Beeson left an assisted living home located in the 6400 block of 8th Avenue and has not been seen or heard from since.           

Beeson is a white male with a light complexion.  He is approximately 5’8” and weighs about 150 pounds.  Beeson has grey hair and no longer has a beard as shown in the attached picture.  Beeson suffers from dementia, schizophrenia, and hypertension and is in need of his medication.   

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Beeson is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department’s District I Investigative Section at (301) 699-2601.