Baltimore cops shoot, then frame up Keith Davis Jr.

first_imgBaltimore police officers shot a 24-year-old African American, Keith Davis Jr., twice — once in the face and once in the arm last June 7. Police had chased Davis into a garage where they fired at him 44 times. After shooting Davis, police proceeded to charge him with robbery.The Baltimore Sun reported that officers Catherine Filippou and Lane Eskins had received a call at 10 a.m. that day about a car accident. Responding to the call, the officers were informed by an unlicensed cab driver that he was being robbed. The cops charged Davis with the robbery.Davis’ family members and supporters assert that Davis is being framed for a crime he did not commit. Davis says that he did not rob the driver and that he was among a group of spectators at the scene of a hit-and-run accident when an officer arrived with his weapon drawn and pointed it at the crowd.“It wasn’t [pointed at] Keith in specific; it was at the crowd,” explained Davis’ fiancée, Kelly Holsey, in a Jan. 9 interview with RT: “As a result, the crowd scattered. Davis and some others sought shelter at a nearby auto garage. Davis was then shot in the arm and called Holsey. Holsey described hearing a ‘constant pop-pop-pop’ while Davis told her, ‘Babe, I’m gonna die.’ ” ( Holsey said the call lasted one minute and seven seconds; she heard one last gunshot and then the call dropped.Davis was taken to a hospital to be treated and at first was not charged. The police gave no information as to his whereabouts. This pointed to there being no evidence to support a reason for the police to have shot Davis twice — let alone firing 44 shots in a garage where there were bystanders. The cops finally arrested Davis at the hospital and charged him with armed robbery.They claim that Davis fired a 22-caliber gun at them, but a 22-caliber gun found in the garage had not been fired and didn’t have Davis’ fingerprints on it. In addition, the driver who reported he was robbed never identified Davis as the assailant.On Jan. 8, the state was granted a third postponement in the Davis case. Prosecutors said they were unprepared to present evidence. The officers involved in the case have yet to give formal statements about what exactly happened on June 7, but the police added another indictment of Davis. According to Davis’ lawyer, since the prosecution had already been given two postponements and was supposed to go ahead with the trial, the new indictment was simply a tactic to delay the proceedings.Supporters of Keith Davis gathered outside the courthouse after the postponement and decided to march over to the office of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to demand that charges be dropped. The Baltimore Bloc and the People’s Power Assembly have been attending the court hearings and plan to keep the pressure on until the charges against Keith Davis Jr. are dropped.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Future of Drones in Agriculture and Farmers’ Rights to Privacy

first_img By Todd Janzen – Sep 3, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Could drones be used to monitor agricultural activity in the future?  As farmers continually work to be transparent to consumers about the work they do, this could blur the line on a farmer’s right to privacy. Todd Janzen, attorney at Plews Shadley Racher and Braun, says this topic is far from new.“I think there will certainly be a time when EPA and perhaps other federal agencies will be tempted to use drones because they’re inexpensive, cover a lot of ground and do a lot of research for them.”What is the difference between a drone and someone flying over your property and snapping photos?“I think the answer is two-fold. One: should anyone or anything being flying over at all? The other question: how would a drone be able to discriminate between the curtilage in someone’s home and an open field?”Janzen says this issue will only continue to become more popular.“Drones are becoming so inexpensive. They’re potential for agriculture is pretty amazing when you think about the ability for even a farmer to use drones for their own fields.”Janzen says just because things can be monitored, doesn’t mean that they necessarily should be. He offers advice to farmers who may have a drone flying over their property.“I would never advocate taking the law into your own hands, but I’m sure some people might be tempted if they see a drone flying overhead. The smart thing to do is to figure out where it’s coming from and talk to the agency or individual in the first instance.”While Janzen says he can’t confirm this is happening anywhere just yet, he believes it will be a common practice in the future.You can read Janzen’s article on drones under the Ag Law Page. Facebook Twittercenter_img Previous articleGoing to War for Big Oil, AgainNext articlePork Checkoff Board Plans 2014 Budget, Accepting 2014 Board Nominations Todd Janzen The Future of Drones in Agriculture and Farmers’ Rights to Privacy Home Indiana Agriculture News The Future of Drones in Agriculture and Farmers’ Rights to Privacy Todd Janzen talks drones and privacylast_img read more

The Impact of Government Shutdown on U.S. Housing Market

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Impact of Government Shutdown on U.S. Housing Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Media Sign up for DS News Daily CNBC Diana Olik Partial Shutdown U.S. Housing Market 2019-01-02 Donna Joseph Subscribe In an advisory to its employees when a government shutdown threatened its funding in January this year, HUD had said that in case of a shutdown, the agency’s operations and most of its functions would cease “unless they are legally excepted activities.” A large majority of HUD employees are non-excepted, which means that they are prohibited from working during a shutdown. As the 116th congress gets sworn in and the Democrats take over the house amid a partial government shutdown, experts worry about the impact this will have on the U.S. housing market. Sharing her insights, Diana Olik of CNBC discusses the risks of lending in the absence of proper channels to verify borrowers’ tax returns and how this will shape home lending in the near future.  Previous: Interpreting RESPA’s Regulation X Next: The Housing Market’s New Normal? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Impact of Government Shutdown on U.S. Housing Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Tagged with: CNBC Diana Olik Partial Shutdown U.S. Housing Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save January 2, 2019 5,088 Views Click here for more details. last_img read more

Buncrana Gardai investigate car break-ins

first_img Google+ Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai in Buncrana are investigating after a number of cars were broken into in the town in the early hours of yesterdays morning.Four cars were broken into in the Summerhill area sometime between midnight and 5am.Wallets, handbags, purses, mobile phones and a small amount of money were stolen from the vehicles.Garda forensics spent the day at the scene yesterday.Local Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin knows one of the residents who had their car broken into:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleWork underway on CoLab extension at LYITNext articleMc Monagle hit out at proposal to “privatise” Community Development Programme News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Buncrana Gardai investigate car break-ins Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News By News Highland – April 24, 2014 WhatsApplast_img read more

Connex seeks to cut assaults with own constables

first_imgTrainoperator Connex has trained a number of staff as special constables in a bid tohalve the number of assaults on its employees.Lastweek, 15 Connex staff members started working as British Transport Policespecial constables to increase uniform presence and improve staff and customersafety on the Connex South Eastern line. Connexwill release them on full pay for a minimum of 200 hours a year to carry outtheir duties for the BTP. In return, the train operator will pay the staff anextra £1,000 a year after tax.Thecompany, which employs 3,000 staff, expects to have 50 employees working asspecial constables by the end of this year and 100 by the end of 2003.Thetrain operator is paying for the extra transport police officers needed toaccompany the special constables on their duties.Connexdecided to train staff as constables after its commercial director, GlenCharles, witnessed a staff member, who also worked as a special constable,defuse a potential problem.Charlessaid: “It is quite harrowing for staff when they are assaulted. Themajority are verbal assaults, which lead to staff having days off to recover.They can feel trapped if other people are not around. With the extra presenceof constables, staff should be more comfortable. Staff will have less time offsick and spend more time at work.”Connexand BTP hold two meetings a week to discuss any problems and negotiate staffrelease for police duties.Staffare released from Connex duties for a month to complete the intensive trainingcourse. The BTP’s HR team is solely responsible for the welfare of the Connexspecial constables while they are in uniform. This includes insurance, travelexpenses, meal allowances, training, number of hours worked and counselling.JamesDeller, training manager for London south at the BTP, said: “Connex staffknow the issues, terminology and problems on the line, so it has been easier tointegrate them into the BTP.”ByPaul Nelson Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Connex seeks to cut assaults with own constablesOn 2 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Zach Wilson returns, BYU beats Idaho State 42-10

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Zach Wilson passed for 187 yards, two touchdowns and an interception to help BYU beat Idaho State 42-10 on Saturday.Shortly after the victory, BYU announced on Twitter that it had officially accepted an invitation to play in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24.Wilson returned from a six-week absence due to a fractured thumb and the sophomore quarterback surpassed 3,000 career yards passing against the Bengals. Wilson completed 19 of 31 passes.Sione Finau ran 16 times for 102 yards and a touchdown for the Cougars (6-4). Micah Simon led the receivers with seven catches for 76 yards and Talon Shumway caught two touchdown passes.Austin Lee returned an interception for a touchdown to open the scoring for BYU in the first quarter and 321-pound defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga ran in a 3-yard TD in the middle of the fourth.Malakai Rango carried 24 times for 142 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals (3-8). Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Zach WIlson November 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local Zach Wilson returns, BYU beats Idaho State 42-10 Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Braskem completes polypropylene production facility construction in Texas

first_img The facility has been built next to the company’s existing production facilities in La Porte. (Credit: Pixabay/LEEROY Agency) Braskem, a producer of polyolefins and biopolymers, has announced the completion of its new polypropylene production facility located in La Porte, Texas.Claimed to be the first new polypropylene facility built in North America since 2003, it has been designed to have a production capacity of more than 450 kilotons or 1 billion pounds per year.The facility also has the ability to produce the entire polypropylene portfolio including a broad range of polypropylene products including homopolymer, impact copolymer and random copolymers.By employing approximately 1,300 development and construction workers, the project is said to have positively impacted the economy in the Texas Gulf Coast region.At the facility, an additional 50 permanent and full-time jobs will be created to support long-term commercial production.Braskem invested up to $675m to construct the facilityThe final investment decision on the project was taken by Braskem in June 2017. The company committed to invest up to $675m for the facility’s construction.In July 2017, Braskem selected Linde Group as the lead engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project. Later, in May 2018, Bilfinger Westcon was selected as the mechanical subcontractor.The facility has been built next to the company’s existing production facilities in La Porte.Braskem America CEO Mark Nikolich said: “We are proud to announce the milestone of construction completion for our new polypropylene production facility, the newest in the United States. This world scale facility is a confirmation to our clients around the world that Braskem is committed to investing in their future.“As commercial production begins later this year, Braskem will position the new facility’s domestic production capabilities to replace imported polypropylene volumes, which are currently addressing the shortfall in the United States’ domestic market.“Commercial production activity at the facility, in conjunction with our new Global Export Hub in Charleston, South Carolina, will also directly support Braskem’s global export capability to its clients throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.” The facility also has the ability to produce the entire polypropylene portfolio including a broad range of polypropylene productslast_img read more

US Navy tests drone deliveries to submarines

first_img Share this article Photo: An unmanned aerial vehicle delivers a five-pound payload to the the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776). Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Navy View post tag: iLabcenter_img The command of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet submarine force teamed up with the University of Hawaii recently to test a new way of delivering supplies to a submarine at sea.In the test, which took place on October 10, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivered a five-pound payload to Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) while it was underway.The payload consisting of circuit cards, medical supplies, and food.“What started as an innovative idea has come to fruition as a potentially radical new submarine logistics delivery capability,” said Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley, assigned to COMSUBPAC. “A large percentage of parts that are needed on submarines weigh less than five-pounds, so this capability could alleviate the need for boats to pull into ports for parts or medical supplies.”The concept itself came from the Commander, Submarine Force Innovation Lab (iLab) one year ago. Since then the iLab, in partnership with the University of Hawaii Applied Research Lab, has worked on developing the means to make it possible.“Our sailors are visionaries. Their ideas benefit the submarine force, making an incredible difference,” said Rear Adm. Blake Converse, commander, Submarine Force, US Pacific Fleet. “We are already seeing the impact that this one idea can have on the entire fleet. The joint effort between the sailors at COMSUBPAC and the University of Hawaii has resulted in delivering necessary supplies to submarines that can save time and money, allowing us to stay in the fight.”This idea led to the creation of the Submarine Force’s first UAV squadron at CSP. Submarine sailors stationed at Pearl Harbor volunteered to attend weekly training at Bellows Air Force Station, in Waimanalo, Hawaii, to become proficient drone pilots and to develop the concept of converting a UAV and a submarine sail into a package delivery and receiving platform.“Members of University of Hawaii Applied Research Lab worked alongside COMSUBPAC sailors to develop a “snag” pole and payload release mechanism from the drone, practicing the concept using the prototypes on the back of trucks and jeeps,” said Keithley. “As the training progressed and the drone innovations became more reliable, the team was able to demonstrate the capability onto a small patrol boat out of Pearl Harbor.”After final adjustments and last minute training, the team assembled on the shore of western Oahu and flew a small five-pound payload over a mile offshore to USS Hawaii.“The snag pole and drone delivery mechanisms performed perfectly as the payload of parts was safely delivered onboard the submarine, making history as the first ever drone delivery onboard an underway submarine,” said Keithley. “I am very proud of the joint effort and the capability they have created out of nearly thin air. The success of this project is a true testament to the ingenuity of our team and I am very thankful for them and our submarine Sailors, who volunteered their time to make it a success.” View post tag: USS Hawaiilast_img read more

VCSO Prepares For Christmas With The Kids

first_img On Tuesday, December 08, 2015, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will participate in their annual “Christmas with the Kids” program. This year’s shopping event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Super Center located at 401 N. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, Indiana.Members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office have enjoyed providing this service to children of the Tri-State area for several years. Deputies, Confinement Officers and Administrative Staff will team up with the ARK Crisis Child Care Center for this special event.During the shopping event, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will help the children pick out needed clothing and household items as well as Christmas toys that may be on their wish list. The children will also receive help picking out an item for their family members in an attempt to show the importance of giving during this holiday season.The ARK Crisis Child Care Center is located at 415 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 47713 and provides care to approximately 200-250 children per month. The majority of the children served are referrals from social service agencies, medical personnel, legal aid services and the court system. ARK provides emergency crisis care to children six weeks old through six years of age whose families are experiencing temporary life altering challenges. This program is funded and supported by the T. Wallis Christmas Foundation and private donations.For information about the “Christmas with the Kids” program and the Wallis Christmas Foundation, contact Lt. Jim Martin or Det. Joe Beckwith at (812) 421-6200.Pictured above: Sgt. Aaron Hunter shops with a young lady during the 2014 VCSO Christmas with the Kids event. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The Rolling Stones Announce New Blues Album Featuring Eric Clapton

first_imgThe Rolling Stones have been hinting at announcing a new, blues-based album this week, and that’s exactly what they’ve delivered, as the band has revealed plans to release their first new record in eleven years. Called Blue And Lonesome, the record, due out on December 2nd, finds the band returning to their roots as men of the blues, covering several standards by some of the icons who originally inspired them.The Stones have included songs by Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, and Little Walter on the album. Album co-producer Don Was said that “this album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do.”Of note, the band brought Eric Clapton into the studio with them to capture some of his trademark blues guitar playing. Clapton appears on two songs on Blue And Lonesome, while other guests on the record include Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell and Matt Clifford, all of whom are members of the Stones touring band. With the Rolling Stones’ headlining appearance at the classic rock mega-fest Desert Trip over the next two weekends, it’s certainly possible that Clapton makes a guest appearance with his brothers in blues when they take the stage this Friday night.Below, check out a snippet of the opening track from the album, “Just Your Fool”, which was originally written and recorded by Little Walter. Also, see below for a full track list for Blue and Lonesome.Blue and Lonesome Tracklisting:01. Just Your Fool(Original written and recorded in 1960 by Little Walter)02. Commit A Crime(Original written and recorded in 1966 by Howlin’ Wolf – Chester Burnett)03. Blue And Lonesome(Original written and recorded in 1959 by Little Walter)04. All Of Your Love(Original written and recorded in 1967 by Magic Sam – Samuel Maghett)05. I Gotta Go(Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (feat. Eric Clapton)(Original recorded in 1971 by Little Johnny Taylor, composed by Miles Grayson & Lermon Horton)07. Ride ‘Em On Down(Original written and recorded in 1955 by Eddie Taylor)08. Hate To See You Go(Original written and recorded in 1955 by Little Walter)09. Hoo Doo Blues(Original recorded in 1958 by Lightnin’ Slim, composed by Otis Hicks & Jerry West)10. Little Rain(Original recorded in 1957 by Jimmy Reed, composed by Ewart.G.Abner Jr. and Jimmy Reed)11. Just Like I Treat You(Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin’ Wolf in December 1961)12. I Can’t Quit You Baby (feat. Eric Clapton)(Original written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Otis Rush in 1956)last_img read more