Stop The Propaganda

Fulton Books, Inc.
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Stop the propaganda!

If you don’t control your environment, your environment will control you.



Throughout my twenty years as a gang specialist, I have met numerous law enforcement officers that have been assigned to gang-suppression units and have effectively disrupted and/or dismantled criminal enterprises. Within groups of gang cops, many retire after a twenty-plus-year career, and yet these criminal enterprises that recruit our youth, that hold our communities hostages continue to thrive and expand.

During his law enforcement career, Don Johnson excelled as a gang cop and helped mentor future gang cops within the state of New Jersey. What separates Don Johnson and makes him unique from the individuals that fade away into retirement is his drive to continue to educate and mentor. Don Johnson has unselfishly chosen to continue his crusade and focus on educating communities, families, and youth on the dangers of criminal street/prison gangs. Drawing from his personal experiences, Don Johnson effectively delivers a message of awareness and change to those eager to understand, as well as those that seek to change. Within his newest book, Stop the Propaganda, Don Johnson shares not only his experience and knowledge with the reader to give an understanding as to why people choose to join these gangs with all their deadly consequences but, more importantly, also his heartfelt commitment to being more than a gang cop.



Edwin L. Santana

National Gang Specialist

Founder and President of G-STEP, LLC.
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Publisher
Fulton Books, Inc.
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Published on
Sep 18, 2018
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Pages
95
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ISBN
9781633387492
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Language
English
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Genres
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
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Dear Reader:

I believe this book is unique. No other book I’ve found is even remotely similar. It identifies and discusses issues and problems currently facing the Catholic Church in America.

The Church in America is beset with difficulties. Catholic elementary schools are closing. There is a severe shortage of priests and religious sisters. Church attendance is dropping precipitously. There are lingering effects from the child sex abuse scandal among priests. Catholic couples in their child-bearing years face a moral dilemma in regard to birth control. There seems to be a growing dissonance between Church authority and the laity, in which primacy of conscience is replacing obedience to the Church. I address all of these matters and others.

At the same time, I have learned there is much to be gained by being Catholic. Two recently published books analyzing biblical scripture have convinced me that Jesus Christ really is God, and that therefore I can attain salvation through following his precepts.

For all its difficulties, the Church does a lot of good. Pope Frances provides outstanding moral leadership at a time this is desperately needed. The Church’s charitable activities at a parish and diocesan level are impressive. At a personal level, my conversion has helped me immeasurably by giving me peace of mind.
During my conversion and first two years as a Catholic, I picked interesting subjects to study such as the Marian apparitions, the life of Thomas Merton, how the Church canonizes saints, the insights of C. S. Lewis about prayer, and Martin Luther’s condemnation of praying to Mary. I believe you also will find these interesting and hopefully helpful for you in some ways.

Respectfully,

Donald Johnson
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