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Retired Episcopal priest from England fears deportation over mistakenly voting…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Retired Episcopal priest from England fears deportation over mistakenly voting in US election Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By David PaulsenPosted Sep 21, 2018 Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal News Service] A retired Episcopal priest in southern Illinois is facing possible deportation back to his native England after he says he mistakenly voted in 2006 because he wasn’t aware at the time that only U.S. citizens could participate in federal elections.That 12-year-old mistake came back to haunt the Rev. David Boase recently when it was discovered by federal authorities reviewing his application for U.S. citizenship. Now, instead of taking steps toward becoming an American, he faces an immigration hearing Sept. 28 in Kansas City, Missouri, where he plans to ask the judge to allow him to return to England voluntarily in lieu of deportation.“My life is here,” Boase, 69, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He served for a decade, from 2004 until his retirement in 2014, at the Episcopal Parish of Alton, Illinois.The choice to move back to England is a tough one, but it could allow him more flexibility in the future. He fears a deportation on his record would hurt his chances of returning to his adopted country.Friends and parishioners have rallied behind Boase, including by setting up a GoFundMe page to help pay for his legal bills and moving costs. They also are asking for lawmakers to join in support of Boase’s cause.“For 14 years, David has been there for us — at baptisms and funerals and weddings, on Sunday morning and in the middle of the night. Your prayers and your support are what he needs now,” the fundraising webpage pleads. By this week, it had topped its goal of raising $5,000.The root of Boase’s dilemma was not an election but a driver’s license. News reports and the fundraising page indicate he applied for a license in 2005, and a licensing employee asked if he also wanted to register to vote. Boase said he was surprised but went ahead and signed the voter form. He said he proceeded to vote, just once, in the 2006 election.After learning of his error from a parishioner, he never voted again, Boase told the Alton Telegraph.However innocent Boase’s mistake, he isn’t expecting to be allowed to stay in the United States but hopes he is able to leave voluntarily and return someday.“It is going to wreck my life. I am so happy here, in the parish, in the community and the area. It is a mess,” he told the Telegraph. “I want to come back to America, the land and places I love.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Lloyds TSB Foundation manager joins fundraising consultancy

first_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Simon George of Wootton George Consulting said: “We’re very pleased that Karen has chosen to join us. She brings a unique mix of experience and sector contacts to our work and will be a useful addition to the Trust Service arm of our work. Karen combines a strong sense of humour with a no-nonsenseapproach to the issues charities face.” Howard Lake | 16 April 2005 | News Karen Argyle, former West Midlands Manager of the Lloyds TSB Foundation, is joining Wootton George Consulting as an Associate Consultant.After more than 10 years as regional grants manager for the Lloyds TSB Foundation, Karen is taking a change of direction and will use her experience to help charities nationally to raise funds.Karen has extensive expertise in charitable trusts and foudnations. At Lloyds TSB she has been actively involvement in regional funders’ forums. Advertisement Lloyds TSB Foundation manager joins fundraising consultancy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Charity Commission weekly updates show funds raised & distributed for Grenfell Tower

first_img Melanie May | 16 October 2017 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Charity Commission disaster transparency  121 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 The Charity Commission is publishing weekly data on the money raised, sent to distributing organisations, and given out to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.According to the Charity Commission’s latest weekly update, £20, 701,638 has been raised so far, with £16,545,255 given to organisations distributing the funds, and £12,503,614 of this handed out. The majority of the funds have been raised by the British Red Cross (£6,392,094), the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund and The London Community Foundation (£6,200,000), and the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation (£6,000,000).So far, British Red Cross, which launched its appeal in June has sent £5,600,000 of its funds raised to distributing organisations, the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund and The London Community Foundation have sent out £4,891,500, and Kensington & Chelsea Foundation £4,490,000.The data also includes where the funds have been allocated. The Rugby Portobello Trust for example has received £7,709,500 so far, and raised / added £343,414. Money distributed by the Trust includes £1,656,000 as grants of £10,000 for every household from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk from the K&C Foundation Grenfell Tower Fund, and £2,242,500 as grants of £15,000 for each of the 139 households from the Grenfell Tower and grants of £8,000 for each of the 26 households in Grenfell Walk.The Charity Commission is publishing the weekly data updates in order to be transparent about the funds raised and how they are being distributed. Charity Commission weekly updates show funds raised & distributed for Grenfell Tower  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Two armed attacks on national radio station in one week

first_img September 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two armed attacks on national radio station in one week August 21, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to investigate armed attacks on Radio Nuevo Mundo installations on 4 September in Salamá, in Baja Verapaz department, and on 11 September in Guatemala City. The ongoing elections have been marred by an alarming level of violent crime and the press freedom organisation urges the president who is elected in the 4 November run-off to immediately take steps to protect journalists.“Guatemala is one of the western hemisphere countries where press freedom is most at risk and the situation does not look set to improve in 2007,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Eleven years after the end of the civil war, human rights violations, attacks on freedom of expression and impunity have not disappeared.”The organisation added: “We join the Guatemala Journalists Association (APG) in calling on both of the presidential candidates in the second round to include energetic measures to reinforce the rule of law in their programmes, and in the meantime we urge the police and judicial authorities to establish the circumstances and motives of the two attacks on Radio Nuevo Mundo.”A shot was fired into Radio Nuevo Mundo’s regional office in Salamá from the roof of a neighbouring building on 4 September. Journalists and technicians were present but no one was injured. Cable Star Channel reporter and cameraman Erwin David Hernández was kidnapped for several hours the same day in Salamá by two men who ordered him to say nothing about Rolando Rivera, the mayor of the nearby town of Cubulco, currently the target of a great deal of criticism from his voters.Gunmen burst into a Radio Nuevo Mundo relay station on Cerro Alux, a hill overlooking the capital, on 11 September. Threatening and overpowering technicians, they destroyed some of the equipment and took the rest.These press freedom violations have come at the height of a presidential election campaign in which the two second-round candidates are Alvaro Colom, a social-democrat, and Otto Pérez, a right-wing retired police general. Some 50 activists and candidates for local office were killed in the run-up to the first round on 9 September, and security issues have dominated the political debate.Among the many threats and attacks on journalists this year, two cases stand out. Winder Jordán Madrid, a local radio station manager, narrowly survived a shooting attack on 2 February, while photographer Jorge Alejandro Castañeda Martínez was gunned down in the capital on 5 July. No one has been arrested for his murder. May 8, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Guatemala Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en January 7, 2021 Find out more Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! GuatemalaAmericas News GuatemalaAmericas Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to shed light on all the press freedom violations that have marked the current election campaign, including two attacks on Radio Nuevo Mundo installations in the space of a week. The organisation also addresses an appeal to the two presidential candidates in the 4 November second round. News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Help by sharing this information News Organisation Newslast_img read more

Mac Lochlainn supports burglary act but stresses other issues must be addressed

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By admin – January 19, 2016 Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Mac Lochlainn supports burglary act but stresses other issues must be addressedcenter_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Pinterest Google+ Previous articleDonegal Green candidate outlines Election 2016 prioritiesNext articleIBEC North West urges candidates to support key road projects admin Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week It’s hoped the new Burglary Act, introduced by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, will lower the level of criminality in Donegal and further afield.The act means that repeat offenders can be refused bail, taking them off the streets and therefore reducing the chances of them committing the crime again.Statistics provided by the Garda Síochána show that 75% of burglaries are committed by 25% of burglars.The Act has been welcomed by Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson Padraig MacLochlainn but says there are still bigger issues that contribute to criminality levels in the county…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/padragburglaries.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebooklast_img read more

[Right Against Exploitation] Allahabad HC Asks UP Govt Why RTE Instructors Are Paid Less Than Peon, Etc. [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Right Against Exploitation] Allahabad HC Asks UP Govt Why RTE Instructors Are Paid Less Than Peon, Etc. [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Sep 2020 12:37 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Tuesday asked the UP Government to file a reply affidavit in a plea alleging that primary school teachers, recruited under the Right to Education Act, were paid less than Class IV posts, i.e. peon, etc. The Bench of Justice Pankaj Bhatia has asked the concerned authorities to file their counter affidavits within three weeks. In the interim, it…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Tuesday asked the UP Government to file a reply affidavit in a plea alleging that primary school teachers, recruited under the Right to Education Act, were paid less than Class IV posts, i.e. peon, etc. The Bench of Justice Pankaj Bhatia has asked the concerned authorities to file their counter affidavits within three weeks. In the interim, it is instructed that teachers shall be paid honorarium in terms of the guidelines set by the Central Government. The order was passed during hearing of a plea against non-renewal of Petitioners’ contract to continue their positions. While the Court observed that this aspect of the matter “requires consideration”, it took note of the Petitioners’ submission that that the appointment of the teachers at an honorarium of Rs. 7,000/- per month clearly violates the mandate of Article 23, right against exploitation. It was argued that Rs. 7,000/- does not even meet the “minimum standard” prescribed even for labourers and thus, keeping qualified teachers at the said amount was nothing but an exploitation by the State. Reliance was placed on a single-bench Judgment of the High Court in Anurag & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. (2018), whereby it was held that the guidelines as prescribed by the Central Government for payment of as Rs. 17,000/- should be a “guiding factor”. In view of these submissions, the Court ordered thus: “an interim mandamus is issued directing that the petitioners shall be permitted to continue as instructors in terms of Government Order dated 31.01.2013 till the pendency of writ petition and shall be paid their honorarium in terms of the Government Order. The question of exploitation by the State and quantum of honorarium to which the petitioners are entitled shall be considered on the next date.” So far as non-renewal of their contracts is concerned, the Court said, “As an interim measure, as there is no provision for non-renewal of appointed persons merely because the strength has fallen below 100, the operation and effect of the order dated 27.02.2020 is stayed and an interim mandamus is issued directing that the petitioners shall be permitted to continue as instructors in terms of Government Order dated 31.01.2013 till the pendency of writ petition.” Case Details: Case Title: Prabhu Shanker & Ors. v. State of UP & Ors. Case No.: Writ A No. 6356/2020 Quorum: Justice Pankaj Bhatia Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

A Child Can’t Be Deprived Of, Milk And Protection As It Is His/Her Birthright: Gujarat High Court [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesA Child Can’t Be Deprived Of, Milk And Protection As It Is His/Her Birthright: Gujarat High Court [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay8 Nov 2020 6:09 AMShare This – xWhile granting the custody of an 8-month old child to his mother, the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday (03rd November) observed that,”It is a birth right of the child to be embraced in the warmth and protection of motherhood. His foundation of health and key nutritive diet is mother’s milk. He cannot be deprived of these valuable requirements.”The Bench of Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice Nirzar…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile granting the custody of an 8-month old child to his mother, the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday (03rd November) observed that,”It is a birth right of the child to be embraced in the warmth and protection of motherhood. His foundation of health and key nutritive diet is mother’s milk. He cannot be deprived of these valuable requirements.”The Bench of Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice Nirzar S. Desai was hearing a habeas corpus plea filed by the mother who prayed before the court that direction be issued for production and the custody of the corpus child who is 8 month old.BackgroundThe petitioner’s (Mother of the Corpus child) marriage was solemnized with respondent no.3 (Husband and Father of the Corpus child) on 10.12.2018 and the child was born on 29.02.2020.According to the petitioner, there was absence of a healthy and cordial relationship between the spouses as also with the in-laws and as she was not allowed to go out anywhere or take her son, who was only 5 months old when she was ill-treated and she tried to lodge a complaint on 06.08.2020 with Mahila Police Station, Lunavada, Dist. Mahisagar.However, the police had not acted upon the same.Further, the applicant/petitioner/mother came before the High Court for the reason that due to pandemic, the Family Courts are not taking up the matters of custody and it was almost impossible for the petitioner to reach to her child who was then only 7 months old.She urged before the Court that the child was without her for the past more than three months and he is not getting the mother’s milk, which otherwise in his age, he is supposed to have.It was, therefore, urged that on this ground alone, let the respondent be directed to handover the custody of the child which had been taken away against her will and wish.Court’s OrderThe respondents appeared before the Court through Video Conferencing, where in-laws of the petitioner i.e. grandparents of the corpus presented Avyansh from home in presence of lady PI and respondent no.3 – husband of the petitioner was also present.The petitioner mother joined from the Lunavada Court through Video Conferencing with her paternal grandfather. The Court noticed that the corpus- child (Avyansh) was with the grandparents in a healthy condition.Noticing the extremely young age of child, “who simply could not be kept away from his mother”, the Court thought it necessary to exercise writ jurisdiction to accede to the request of the Petitioner.Consequently, the Court observed,”For the better and the fullest health, growth and development of the child, ordinarily mother’s custody is a must. The child has no voice of his nor means nor capability to knock the doors of justice for establishing his right of welfare.”The Court further observed”It is an axiomatic truth that the parents, father and mother are required to look after the welfare of the minor and are treated as natural guardians and yet, rigid insistence of statutory interpretation would not be welcomed for the welfare of such a young child. It is trite law that the custody of child at least till the age of five needs to be with mother.”The Court also relied upon the ruling in re Mc Grath(1893, 1 Ch.143), wherein Lindsey, L.J. had Observed,”The dominant matter for the consideration of the court is the welfare of the child. But the welfare of a child is not to be measured by money only, nor by physical comfort only. The word ‘welfare’ must be taken in its widest sense. The moral and religious welfare of the child must be considered as well as its physical well-being. Nor can the ties of affection be disregarded.”Lastly, considering the fact that the petitioner – mother was residing with the grandparents and also noticing the concern of Respondent No.3 for the child, the Court ordered,”Let him carry the child to the Petitioner mother and he can also ensure generating a conducive atmosphere, keeping aside all other contentious issues which make their relationship sore.”Bearing in mind the disputes between the spouses, the Court was of the opinion that the matter required presence of some authority which could monitor process of smooth handing over and, therefore, it was directed that the child shall be handed over to the petitioner – mother, at the earliest, at the District Court, Lunawada in presence of Learned Principal District Judge.The Court directed that the same be done on or before 06.11.2020.Case title – Divyakumari Kevalkumar Bhatt v. State Of Gujarat [R/Special Criminal Application No. 6345 of 2020]Click here to download the OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Dash cam shows Illinois police officer narrowly avoid being hit by speeding train

first_imgMokena Police Department(MOKENA, Ill.) — Police officer Peter Staglewicz narrowly avoided tragedy last month when he swerved off the road just a few feet from being slammed into by a speeding commuter train.Staglewicz, who works for the police department in Mokena, Illinois, was driving toward the train crossing when heart-stopping video from his dash camera showed him swerve left into a traffic island just to avoid likely tragedy.The video was posted on Staglewicz’s Facebook page last Friday, though it happened in November. The clip had garnered more than 640,000 views on his page in six days.In the video, Staglewicz can be seen driving up to the tracks with the crossing gate still raised. The lights start flashing, and the gate drops only seconds before the train blows through the intersection.Metra, which operates commuter trains in the Chicago area, blamed the near-miss on a mechanical issue. It was remedied a few hours later, Metra told Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.“Throughout my life, I’ve had very little luck,” Staglewicz wrote on Facebook. “I’ve bought tons of raffle tickets, from Little League tickets to charity raffles. Every lottery ticket was a loser. I just thought I wasn’t born with luck at all. Little did I know, I had luck. I was just saving it all up for the perfect time.”Another car just managed to safely make it through the intersection ahead of Staglewicz’s cruiser.Two Chicago police officers were killed when they were struck by a train earlier this month, though that incident actually took place after Staglewicz’s close call.Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary, 31, both died at the scene while they were pursuing a suspect involved in a shooting. Authorities believe a train heading in the opposite direction may have masked the sound of the one that struck the officers.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Police policy violated multiple times in fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks: Prosecutor

first_imgStewart Trial AttorneysBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(ATLANTA) — The fired Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant violated at least seven police department policies governing the use of force, including kicking the victim after allegedly shooting him in the back and failing to immediately administer medical aid, a prosecutor said Wednesday.Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that warrants have been issued for former police officer Garrett Rolfe on 11 charges, including felony murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and seven violations of his office. Warrants were also issued for another officer involved in the fatal confrontation, Devin Brosnan, on two counts of violations of oath and one count of aggravated assault. “We’ve concluded that at the time Mr. Brooks was shot, he did not pose an imminent threat of serious injury to the officers,” Howard said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.Howard said there is photographic and video evidence, as well as statements from at least 10 witnesses, that Rolfe allegedly ignored his training and department policies when Brooks attempted to run from him and he opened fire multiple times in a crowded parking lot, hitting the victim twice in the back and sending one bullet into a nearby car occupied by three men.He said Rolfe stands accused of violating numerous rules in the Atlanta Police Department Policy Manuel regarding the use of force, specifically one governing what officers can and cannot do to apprehend a suspect. The rule reads that lethal force can only be used if an officer “reasonably believes that the suspect possesses a deadly weapon or any object, device, or instrument which, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in serious bodily injury and when he or she reasonably believes that the suspect poses an immediate threat of serious bodily injury to the officer or others.”The shooting happened Friday night after a Wendy’s employee called police to complain that Brooks was passed out behind the wheel of a car in the drive-thru lane.Brosnan was the first to arrive on the scene and knocked on Brooks’ window but could not wake him up. Body camera video showed Brosnan opening the door and shaking Brooks awake.Rolfe responded to the scene when Brosnan radioed a dispatcher saying he needed a DUI-certified officer.Howard said that prior to the shooting, Rolfe and Brosnan spoke to Brooks for 41 minutes and 17 seconds and that Brooks was cordial in answering their questions and complying with their orders to be patted down, submit to a series of field sobriety tests and a Breathalyzer exam that showed he was “slightly impaired.”The district attorney said the first department rule Rolfe broke was to not inform Brooks that he was being arrested for driving under the influence. He said that at the time Rolfe grabbed Brooks from behind by the arm and moved to handcuff him, both officers were aware that Brooks was not armed.Howard noted that the Atlanta police use-of-force policy clearly states that lethal force can only be used “when there is probable cause to believe that the suspect has committed a crime involving the infliction or threatened infliction of serious physical harm and the employee reasonably believes that the suspect’s escape would create a continuing danger of serious physical harm to any person.”“Mr. Brooks never presented himself as a threat,” Howard said.As Brosnan and Rolfe both grabbed Brooks, a struggle suddenly occurred. Bodycam and patrol car dashcam video shows Brooks fighting with the officers and taking Brosnan’s yellow stun gun when the officer threatened to deploy it on Brooks.The videos captured Brooks breaking free and fleeing while holding the stun gun. Howard displayed a photo of Brooks turning around, aiming the stun gun over Rolfe’s head and firing.He said that before shooting Brooks, Rolfe fired his stun gun twice at the fleeing man in another violation of department rules.“The Atlanta policy says you cannot fire a Taser at someone who is running away. So you certainly can’t fire a handgun at someone who is running away,” Howard said.Howard said that at the time Rolfe aimed and fired at Brooks’ back from 18 feet, 3 inches away, “Rolfe was aware that the Taser in Brooks’ possession was fired twice and presented no danger to him.”Video captured three shots from Rolfe’s 9 mm Glock service weapon. Two of the shots hit Brooks in the back, and a third penetrated a car that was in the drive-thru lane and nearly hit three men inside who were visiting the area from West Memphis.Howard said that after seeing Brooks fall to the pavement, Rolfe uttered the words, “I got him.”Howard said that even after Brooks was shot, Rolfe and Brosnan continued to violate department rules. He showed a photo that captured Rolfe allegedly kicking Brooks on the ground and Brosnan standing on the dying man’s shoulders.The prosecutor said another use-of-force rule the officers violated reads, “Medical aid and/or assistance will be provided in a timely manner or as soon as practical without further endangering the employee or others.”He said Brosnan and Rolfe waited for more than two minutes before they offered Brooks medical attention.Rolfe has been fired from the police department while Brosnan has been placed on administrative leave.Howard said Brosnan has agreed to testify against Rolfe and has admitted to stepping on Brooks after he was shot. But Brosnan’s attorney, Don Samuel, said that the officer has not agreed to testify, but is cooperating in the investigation and “is absolutely not guilty of any crime and will not plead guilty.”Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms earlier this week signed a series of administrative orders to tighten the police department’s use-of-force policies, including requiring officers to immediately report colleagues they witness violating the rules.In an interview on ABC’s The View on Wednesday, Bottoms said Brooks’ shooting came three days after the city formed a task force to explore how to reform the use-of-force policies. The task force was to report back to the city in 15 days and submit a final report in 45 days, but that she decided not to wait before taking action following Brooks’ death.“We don’t have another minute to spare,” Bottoms said. “We’ve got to have action right now and we needed it yesterday.”The shooting came just days after six Atlanta police officers were criminally charged after they were caught on video forcibly pulling two college students out of a car, smashing its windows and using a stun gun in the course of arresting them as protests over the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued nearby.Arrest warrants were issued for Lonnie Hood, Roland Claud, Mark Gardner, Armond Jones, Willie Sauls and Ivory Streeter for the caught-on-camera incident. Two of the officers, Gardner and Streeter, were fired and the others were placed on administrative leave.Bottoms said an emphasis will also be placed on continuous de-escalation training for officers.“De-escalation doesn’t start when you are arresting someone, de-escalation starts when you stop someone,” Bottoms said. “There are so many ways [the Brooks shooting] could have gone differently, and it didn’t.”Michael R. Smith, a criminology professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, told ABC News that the Atlanta Police Department’s use-of-force policy is similar to those of other large U.S. police departments.“In terms of what this policy looks like, it’s a fairly standard policy,” said Smith, who is also leading a study on racial disparities in the use of force for the Fairfax County, Virginia, Independent Auditor’s office. “There’s no boilerplate, per se, in the sense that it’s not like there’s some database where police departments go and they pull down policies. All of them vary slightly from one to another, but there’s a lot of commonalities.”He said the administrative order Bottoms signed requiring officers to report colleagues for violations of the policies is “a great idea.”“I think it’s entirely appropriate that the Atlanta Police Department and any other police department for that matter revisit the idea of enshrining in policy a requirement that officers immediately report misconduct by other officers,” Smith said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

LinkedIn policy changes – Good, Bad or Ugly?

first_imgRead full article LinkedIn policy changes – Good, Bad or Ugly?Shared from missc on 20 Jan 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. So as most already know, this year Linkedin changed their InMail policy. Instead of getting back all the InMails that didn’t get a response, Linkedin now only credit back InMails that are replied to. They also implemented their new policy around a commercial search limit in which in any given month you can only run a limited amount of searches as beyond a certain number they deem that it is being used for commercial purposes. I’ve seen a number of posts for and against the changes and for what it’s worth, I say bring it on!Here’s why…Sometimes, just sometimes, I shudder when I see some of the activities that are being passed off as “recruiting”. In the last month I have received a number of batch messages that not only are not personalised to me, but have zero relevance to me at all. E.g. I’m an IT/software development sourcing specialist/recruiter and therefore, I have a few technologies listed on my profile. In the greater context of my profile, this is clearly in reference to positions I regularly find myself recruiting and not related to my personal IT experience, YET – I still get messages asking about my interest levels in an exciting and fantabulous open position as a Developer. I’m all for looking at ways to find efficiencies but sending a batch message to anyone with a specific technology(ies) listed on their profile (due to a standard keyword search) is just plain lazy and is certainly not what the vast majority of the recruitment world would identify as effective, solid recruitment/sourcing practice. To date, given the limited InMails available per month on different subscriptions, recruiters were almost incentivised to not be engaging in their InMails and just throw buzzwords in the hope of either a) Quickly engaging a professional who might be actively on the market; or b) being completely ignored, as opposed to opening up conversations with candidates who are not “active” but may be open to discussing other opportunities. If by LinkedIn changing its policies it encourages the careful  and more considered use of InMails as a tool of value and as the medium that could be used to open doors to new networks/candidates/business partners/leads, then I’m all for it and can only see it having a positive effect on the industry.Link to info on new InMail policy: http://sales.linkedin.com/blog/linkedin-changes-inmail-policy-to-improve-quality-of-messages-and-response-rates/On commercial search limits. I believe that the impact on this will be minimal to any recruiter who considers themselves to be somewhat social media savvy as most will be well versed in other online sourcing techniques and know e.g. know how to run x-ray searches via search engines, should they reach their search threshold. The knock-on effect of this is that recruiter who is perhaps not quite as used to other online search methods will have to begin to increase their knowledge of online sourcing methods which surely can only positively affect the recruitment industry?.Link to info on new “commercial use limit”: https://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/52950/~/commercial-use-limit-on-searchcenter_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.last_img read more