The Advocates 8-30-07

The Advocates with Richard J. Garfunkel on WVOX – AM Radio 1460-


Thursday morning August 30th, at 9:00 am, I am hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM on your dial, or you can listen to its live streaming at  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio. The program this week will have as its guests, Police Commissioner David E. Chong of the Mount Vernon, NY, and Mr. Glen Hockley, a member of the White Plains Common Council. Commissioner Chong is a veteran of over 28 years of law enforcement, spending over 22 years with NYC’s Finest, and became Lt. Commander of Detectives in Charge of the NYPD’s Global Intelligence and Analysis Director of Counter-Terrorism after 9/11. He retired from the NYPD with 119 medals, awards and citations and became the Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety for the City of White Plains, where he served for four years. Since May 2006 he has been serving in Mount Vernon, the 8th largest city in the state as its Police Commissioner. Glen Hockley, after a career in business in New York, is a full-time and active City Council member from White Plains. Glen is active in many civic and community organizations, like the Rotary Club, the NAACP and the Jewish War Veterans. Glen is greatly concerned with the problems of housing, homelessness, hunger, youth alienation and children at risk, and he is actively involved with the Sustainability Alliance, which focuses on solutions to our deteriorating infrastructure. Today our guests will address the ongoing program of young people in crises, youth in the streets, and how to solve and get these youngsters mainstreamed into society in the most meaningful way.


Meanwhile the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “ issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”


Richard J. Garfunkel

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