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The Abstracts of Justice | Saad Soliman | TEDxWilmington

3 594 views | 23 Nov. 2016

Saad Soliman is a

Saad Soliman is a convicted felon who works for the federal probation office. His experience, both in prison and in reentering society, have helped him contribute to the remarkable turnaround in employment figures for people returning to society from incarceration. His talk explores what that means, for everyone involved.

Saad M. Soliman recognized at a young age that his future would include extensive work with the criminal justice system. In June 2013, after years of experience there, Saad M. Soliman became the Reentry Specialist with the US. Probation Office in the District of Delaware. He has created programming, based on evidence-based practices, which has helped increase the employment rate of ex-offenders, while reducing the recidivism rate. Mr. Soliman has a unique understanding and insight into the criminal justice system, including typical obstacles and ways to overcome them. He has innovated and created successful initiatives that are benefitting the U.S. Probation Officers he works alongside, the U.S. District Court, and the citizens of Delaware. Utilizing this unique and opportune circumstance, Mr. Soliman seeks to assist in positively affecting change in the lives of those re-entering the community to enhance public safety and enrich the communities to which these men and women return.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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See: Fr. Greg Boyle's Homeboy Industries, entrepreneurs create opportunities not governments. This guy's heart is in the right place, I hope he finds a great job in the private sector soon. There are more regulations on hiring criminals and regulations are an input cost for businesses, if the government reduced the number of criminals it produced, i.e. ceasing to call non-violent, non-fraudulent people criminals through relaxing overburdensome business regulations and drug laws, then the cost for businesses to operate would be decreased and they can hire more employees. It is not the government's job to get people jobs, only to protect people. While it is great more people are getting work, it is only a temporary charity, to create long lasting justice, the government needs to stop creating such large amounts of criminals for non-violent, non-fraudulent offenses.

Derrick Chambers

I loved the presentation bro. I'm super proud of the man you've become, an extraordinary example of motivation, determination and the will to succeed and overcome the odds. Keep making a difference. And thanks for the educated presentation.

Jesse Brown


Passion Williams

Hi Saad, Great information. I'd like to correspond with you through email regarding some of the topics you covering. Thanks so much for your presentation.


Finding a job with anything on your record is hard enough, especially when its a felony. If you aren't automatically barred by a company at a corporate level, you are denied by the employer themselves. You got extremely lucky to be able to be employed at all especially by a government agency. People need a chance to serve a purpose and not be set up to fail by our society. If you are labled as a criminal, treated as a criminal, and denied the ability to work it is continuing the cycle of crime.

levert. GOMEL lewis.


Brian Donato

Love the message, turning pain & suffering into purpose is so necessary. Every person should develop the skills to do just that & those that do - inspire those lacking those skills to cultivate the skills!

Obaid Kazmi

Great stuff bro. Real proud to see this.

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HTC Confirms Third patent Infringement Case Against Apple

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HTC confirmed that it took

HTC confirmed that it took legal action against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court of Delaware for patent infringement by Apple's Mac computer product lines as well as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod product lines.

HTC said in a statement, "This is the third case before the ITC which Apple is infringing our intellectual property. Apple needs to stop its infringement of our patented inventions in its products."

The patents at issue cover a range of functionality embodied in Apple's Mac computer and mobile devices, including Wi-Fi capability and processor communication technology.

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The story behind Delaware's once iconic beer god statue

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From 1882 until 1962, a

From 1882 until 1962, a massive 11-ft. tall zinc statue stood on one of the tallest buildings in Wilmington in that time: the Diamond State Brewing Company building at 5th and Adams streets. "The statue was up on one of the highest buildings at the highest point so it was something that could be seen from all over the city," said John Medkeff, author of Brewing in Delaware.

The statue depicted the fictitious beer god Gambrinus. "The statue was an icon of brewing, and it was a tradition that was carried over from European breweries," Medkeff said. The Gambrinus statue was based on French nobleman John I, the Count of Flanders. John I was a big man with a big beard. The statue depicted him holding a stein aloft in a toast in one hand and a sword in the other. "If there is a perfect portrait of a beer drinking man, it was John I, the Count of Flanders," said said retired Delaware State Archivist Russ McCabe.

Eventually, the Gambrinus statue was a victim of progress. The brewery closed in 1955 and was being used as a storage facility into the early 1960s. "And then the plan for Interstate 95 through the city," Medkeff said. The brewery was torn down to make way for the highway. The statue was saved just days before the demolition, and briefly put on display in a furniture store, before being moved into storage. In 1978, the statue was being transferred from one storage location to another when it was dropped.