First Vice President
Imam Umar Abdul-Jalil
Second Vice President
William B. Thomas
Fr. Lawrence Lucas
Board of Directors
Stephen Ricci, Esq
Dr. Ali Al-Rahman
D.J.Dilligard Kept the Floor Moving at the November 30, 2001 NYC Correction Guardians Association Annual Holiday Celebration
Christina Washington-Koger New York City Correction Officer Receives the Isaac Liberman Public Service Award at City Hall December 4, 2001
Robert N. Davoren Friends, and Family celebrate his promotion
Happy Birthdays Sent in from Retired NYC Correction Officers
Correction Guardians Association
Post Office Box 690488
East Elmhurst, N.Y., 11369
THE NEW CORRECTION GUARDIAN ASSOCIATION
TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, COMMUNITY,
YOUTH & YOU
Remember who you are before you put on that uniform!
Remember to always be loyal to yourself, your family,
your community and to the rules of the creator.
Never stop being you for a position
or to work for a somebody.
If you give up being you, then you become a nobody.
Written by Ralph E. Smith
Publisher/ Guardian Chronicle.Com
April 14, 2010
FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
BRONX, NEW YORK
NYC CORRECTION GUARDIAN
****FEBRUARY 2010 EDITION****
January 13, 2010
Harlem State Office
CORRECTION GUARDIAN MEDIA UNIT
50th Anniversary of Ordination of Fr. Lawrence E. Lucas
YES WE CAN
ON OUR JOBS &
IN THE COMMUNITY
RED CROSS EMERGENCY PRESENTATION
FOOD & FELLOWSHIP WITH NEW MEMBERS
NYC CORRECTION GUARDIAN OF THE YEAR!!
Carolyn Thomas- Chief of the NYCD and Santa Give out toys
NYCD GUARDIAN HISTORY
Mr. Thomas McCarthy
Mr. Thomas McCarthy
The Guardian Chronicle thanks
Mr. Thomas McCarthy for producing this outstanding African American Correction History Presentation which the Guardian Chronicle will share with our readers during the year!
Written by Ralph E. Smith
The Killers of NYC Correction Officer Andrew Morgan Are Still On Run written by Ralph E Smith 9/21/04
To Mr. Ralph E Smith- Publisher of the Guardian Chronicle:
"My name is Sakeena Morgan, I am the sister of Andrew Morgan the correction officer that was killed in April. He was shot 6 times. I am curious as to why another article has not be written as a follow up. Something to let poeple know that his murder has not been caught. Or is this article even a possibility. I would like to know. Thank You Sakeena Morgan."
The Guardian Chronicle received this email letter September 20 and will always try to assist the community of NYC in any way possible to catch a killer of New Yorks' Boldest! The African American Organizations- All who are committed to helping its members and the community must step up the plate and keep the pressure on to find the killers.
Also, reaching out to the elected. It is the believe of this publication that if the elected don't help in cases like this, then the elected must be deselected by the people!
We thank you Ms. Sakeena Morgan for letting the Guardian Chronicle know that more needs to be done! More members of service as seen at the parades need to understand that standing together at a parade is not just for show, but also a reflection of our own leadership and community networking that can result in finding a killer or education to keep our youth away from crime. This African American Day Parade really made me wonder why the collective black law enforcement family don't continue to build our organzations and make them accountablity to the people.We need to be blocks long and not feet long at these parades. The way to do that is to get back to building our organizations and make them work for the people.
Some people run around talking about, "Why the Guardians don't work. There is a saying about pointing fingers at others, and the bottom line is that new members are coming into the NYC Law Enforcement Community wondering about where is the fellowship of brotherhood and sisterhood. While we look at each other and say, "You lead, You Build, You get the membership back, and a lot of you do that." People like Ms. Sakeena Morgan need the African American Law Enforcement Organizations to make some noise in the community and on the steps on city hall and demand justice!
Letters from readers like Ms. Sakeena Morgan should be a wake up call to members of any Law Enforcement Organization of Color: The community of New York needs you to rise up for the youth, the community, and for all who say, Can you help me!
Law Enforcement bill passes Senate Submitted by Christina Washington-Koger July 14, 2004
The Senate voted late Wednesday to pass H.R. 218 the 'National Concealed Carry for Cops' legislation that was passed by the House on June 23rd. The bill now goes to President Bush, who has indicated his strong support for the legislation. The 'National Concealed Carry for Cops' law gives qualified off duty and retired law enforcement officers the ability to carry their firearms concealed nationwide.
LEAA's 12 Year Fight for 'National Concealed Carry for Cops"
In 1992, the Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) and Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham came together to promote common sense. LEAA and Congressman Cunningham believed that qualified off duty and retired law enforcement officers ought to have the tools to match their training whether they are traveling out of state, or retired. America's men and women in blue deserved the right to protect themselves and their families from threats that didn't go away at the state line and criminal grudges that didn't end at the officer's retirement party.
When Congressman Cunningham and LEAA first gathered at a press conference to announce the 'National Concealed Carry for Cops' bill, the House and Senate were controlled by Democrats and President George H.W. Bush was in the White House. The bill only gathered 15 cosponsors that year, a far cry from the 297 in the House and 70 in the Senate of today
Rev. Lawrence Lucas IN LENOX HILL HOSPITAL March 31, 2004: President of the NYC Correction Guardians is in Lenox Hill Hospital located at 100 East 77 Street, N.Y.,N.Y., (212) 434-4047. Visiting hours are from 11:00am to 8:30pm. April 5- Rev Lucas is out of hospital (Submitted by Marie Slaughter)
Rev. Lawence Lucas in Hospital: July 14, 2004
Rev. Lucas is in Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home on York St, Room #513. He can be reached at (212) 737-5467. Please reach out to Rev. Lucas as used his life to reach out to thousands in the community of New York. Rev. Lucas is also the current NYC Correction Guardian President.
Welcome to the New Correction Officers who joined the NYCD. Those members who submitted applications to the Guardians will be receiving information about current events and the rebuilding of the Correction Guardians. Please contact Ralph E Smith for more information. Many old members fought hard and long for the Guardians and now we will need to come together, both old and new to keep our communities safe, job knowledge current, and keep the idea of fellowship in our jobs. At the end of the day, I don't care what rank or color you are, we need each other. During this time of war and death, we need to stay together. Peace and blessings.
Brian J. Sharkey Past President NYCD Emerald Society Response to Andrew Roane's letter to Guardian Chronicle regarding mistreatment of Irish-American managers in the Correction Department: November 4, 2003
New York City Correction Guardian Recruitment Drive Friday Oct 3, 2003
Deja'vu Longe at 180-25 Linden Blvd, St Albans Queens from 5pm to 10pm: Great Food, Music and the Opportunity to Build Friendships, Careers and Community Opportunities.
Jefferson Jordan, Falani Smith, Adina Holt, and Lloyd D. Mebane received Scholarship Awards at the 39 Annual NYC Correction Guardians Association Scholarship Dinner Dance April 25 at Sante Caterers in Jackson Heights, New York ( Photo by Beverly Holder-Guardian Chronicle Magazine)
CCA at Correction Guardian Youth Award Dinner Dance April 25, 2003- (Photo by Beverly Holder)
The Guardian Chronicle Salutes the NYC Correction Guardians Association April 25, 2003 Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance
NORMAN SEABROOK HOLDS MARCH 4 PRESS CONFERENCE TO DENOUNCE JAIL OFFICIAL WHO ASSAULTED FEMALE CORRECTION OFFICER
"COBA and I absolutely refuse to allow anyone to commit a sexual assault on a New York City Correction Officer and escape without punishment"
Dec 13, 2002: Captain Dane Martin Hits Department of Correction with $5 Million in Back Pay and Restoration to A.D.W Rank "Attacks for Speaking Out?" June 2, 2003 Update......Mr. Dane Martin Won his case hands down...City to pay $60.000.00 and he has been restored to his rank!!
NYC Correction Guardians Association Annual Memorial Service Held October 28, 2001 to Honor Members Who Died!The Guardian Chronicle has full Coverage!
December 14, from 7pm to 11pm Family, Friends, Guardian & Federation Organizations throughout the City Brought the Party to Harlem Hospital to Cheer up Mr. Lenny Rubain
Mother of Ronald Dennis (RMSC Delegate) in the NYC Correction Guardians Association Died
Mother of Marie Slaughter (COBA Delegate and long time NYC Correction Guardian member Died
January 19, 2002 Breaking News MARK & LOIS BROWNE-LOADHOLT, New York City Correction Officers lost their Grandfather, Mr. Benjamin F. Williams
Hundreds of NYC Correction Officers came out July 17, 2002 to Unity Funeral Home in Harlem, New York to pay respect to the family Keith Terrell McKissick
New York City
Correction Guardians Association, Inc
The Executive Board hopes that our members and family enjoyed their summer. As we begin to face another election for the Mayor of New York City as well as another school year for our children, it becomes very important to be part of that process and vote for the people that will increase the quality of your life and the safety of our streets.
In September, we will hold our meeting at the State Office Building on a date to be announced and we will also come together for the African American Day Parade! The Parade Day needs to be a day when people of color, determination,direction, and pride come together our one vision. Let this be a day when it's reported that the numbers have increased, not decreased! We can vote for whom ever and we can belong to what ever group, but the color of our difference shades of Black point back to the Greatness. Lets use this day to renew our friendships with members of service as well as friends, family and community!
Welcome to our new On-Line Photo Album: This section includes photos taken by Ralph E. Smith starting from 1980! That's right. Ralph has been behind the film and digital camera and pen for a long time recording the Best Positive Images of the community of New York City and members of various Guardian Law Enforcement Associations and community organizations. This section is presented as a public service and there is no charge to download photos from this section. Enjoy.
Our Time Line
1996 African American Day Parade!
Re: Hope all is well. Ralph E. Smith from the Guardians
Date: 8/26/01 8:49:48 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Hi Brother Ralph,
Just want to let you and the Guardian family,that I have just got out the hospital with a ruptured tendon in my knee.I am home resting.
8/27/01 10:18:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Thanks My brother..my surgery is Friday(8/31) at Beekman Downtown hospital.
THE NEW YORK CITY CORRECTION GUARDIANS MEETING: September 18, 2002
BRINGING THE FAMILY BACK TOGETHER
TIME TO HEAL AS ONE SO WE CAN DEAL AS ONE!!!
**** Old & New**** Time To Build The Foundation and Address Issues Within and Departmental:
If you want to see change, bring your ideas! Bring your leadership! Bring your commitment! If you are an old member with unresolved issues, we need to embrace your problem and commitment to making it ours!
We need to embrace our youth and communities and maintain our programs that help our youth.
New members or those with questions; you are invited! There have been many Presidents and many Executive Boards over the past 20 years working to build and open doors. Each President and Executive Staff did their part to take the organization to the next level! There are no fingers to point towards any one person. We need to start putting our hands and minds together to ensure the future of the new staff coming on the job and resolve issues from the past!
Where the New York City Correction Guardians go in the next 20 years will be determined by WE WHO COME TOGETHER TO LIFT EACH OTHER UP AND OUR ORGANIZATION! The Game rules are changing and it's time to step up to plate!
Word on the street is "My man, Where are the Guardians? My brother just took a hit, What's up! Are we going to bring this to the political, and community powers and hit back or lay down like dogs. What's the deal? Who are the Guardians? Where did they go?
The answer is in you who dare to be a part of the answer! The answer is in your hand! We are like the hand! As fingers, each can be broken and can not hold much weight, but if we turn our fingers into a mighty hand, we can fight back with blows that have hard hitting messages and help each other to grow on the job and in our communities!
Time : 6pm
Place: Metlife Harlem Financial Services Center located at 203-07 West 125th Street (between Frederick Douglas and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd). Seating will be limited.