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Kamala Harris makes robocall pitch for Kim Foxx in heated state’s attorney’s race

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is calling on a prominent Democratic friend to sway voters who may still be undecided.

In a robocall recorded Tuesday, Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris urges voters to cast their ballots for “my friend, Kim Foxx.”

The automated calls from the nationally known U.S. senator and former prosecutor were just one voice helping Foxx begin her closing argument for a second term in a hotly contested race that just this week saw a Democratic alderman back her Republican opponent.

Foxx enlisted others to aid in her defense, including the City Council Black Caucus, which put out a statement blasting Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) for throwing his support to GOP nominee Pat O’Brien.

Harris focused on Foxx, calling her a prosecutor who’s “smart on crime.”

“We cannot go back to the old ways of criminal justice that harmed our communities — we need her

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UI, eastern Iowa public employees vote to keep unions

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Public sector workers including librarians, graduate employees and health care workers in Johnson County and across Iowa voted — in some cases, overwhelmingly — to recertify their unions in Iowa City, Johnson County and at the University of Iowa, among other employers.

“This victory is great news for every Iowan,” said Cathy Glasson, president of the union representing 4,000 health care workers at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. “The public servants who’ve been fighting for Iowans during the COVID-19 pandemic now have an even stronger voice to speak up for the people we serve.”

Members of SEIU Local 199 voted 2,828 to 38 to recertify their union, according to results posted by the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board Tuesday.

Since 2017, when the state passed a new collective bargaining law, unions have been required to win a majority of

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Law firm demands Fresno Diocese publicly name accused priests

Pressure is mounting for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno to publicly name priests who have been accused of sexual misconduct as other dioceses have done.

The national law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates on Wednesday announced the Diocese of Fresno in May offered financial compensation to a survivor, but the diocese still refuses to publicly name the accused priest.

In a statement released late Wednesday afternoon, the Diocese of Fresno said it was its policy to not comment or respond to matters that involve active litigation.

The priest in question is Father Anthony Moreno. In early January, Moreno joined the growing list of priests in the Diocese of Fresno who have been accused of sexual misconduct. That was when a lawsuit was filed against the diocese by a victim identified as Toni Moreland.

Moreland’s lawsuit was filed under the state’s new Child Victims Act law, which went into effect

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The marital license to rape

A 14-year-old child bride in Tangail’s Basail upazila has died just at the “right time”. I say right time because her death, coming as it did against the backdrop of the call for reforms in rape laws, shows exactly how outdated, discriminatory and futile our laws currently are. In the coming days, unless we have something even more horrific, I assume she will be the subject of multiple op-eds like mine. That is “lucky” considering how most rape victims barely get assigned a number in the news cycle.

Her 34-year-old husband, to whom she was married off about a month ago, had been having sexual intercourse with her since the first night of their marriage. Since that very night, she had been bleeding from her genitals. She informed her in-laws and they took her to a kabiraj. In the meantime, the man continued having intercourse with her, completely disregarding her

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Me

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Photo credit: Getty

From Esquire

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My most conservative friend got off the ferry in a terrible mood. He stomped down that ramp, Joe did, roller bag skittering behind him, equally red-faced 14-year-old Joe Jr. just behind that. It was a Thursday afternoon in late June 2012, a few of us were gathering for a week in Hyannis, and one of us was already in a snit before we’d even done the grocery shopping for the house. I knew better than to ask, but I was the one to meet him at the ferry terminal, so the job fell to me. “Everything okay there, Joe?”

He did the angry expulsion of breath, the single little puh that stands in for a mirthless, incredulous laugh when you’re performing righteous anger— see Jim Jordan for reference— and said “Uh, yeah, Roberts just screwed us.”

Indeed, the Supreme Court of the

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Breonna Taylor grand jurors say police actions were ‘negligent’ and ‘criminal’

Two grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case said the actions of Louisville, Kentucky, police officers the day of the botched raid at her apartment were “negligent” and “criminal.”

“They couldn’t even provide a risk assessment,” one of the anonymous grand jurors, identified as juror one, said in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.” “And it sounded like they hadn’t done one.”

Taylor was fatally shot by police during a narcotics raid.

CBS News’ Gayle King asked the two jurors what they “thought of the police behavior and actions” on March 13, according to a part of the interview released Tuesday. The jurors’ faces were blurred. They are the first of the 12 people impaneled for the grand jury to speak publicly.

IMAGE: Breonna Taylor (Family photo)
IMAGE: Breonna Taylor (Family photo)

“So their organization leading up to this was lacking,” juror one said. “That’s what I mean by they were

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Earl S Seegars Speaks Out About the Workforce Investment Act Adult Program at the Law Enforcement and Security Private Training Academy

The Law Enforcement and Security Private Training Academy offers training and other services for unemployed and underemployed individuals entering the security industry, says Earl S Seegars

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2020 / Earl S Seegars is proud to represent the Law Enforcement and Security Private Training Academy and to provide the Workforce Investment Act Adult Program for unemployed and underemployed professionals entering the security industry.

Earl S Seegars is a former law enforcement officer and is the current president and chief instructor of the Law Enforcement and Security Private Training Academy. The Academy offers various state mandated and non state mandated courses for security officers and professionals.

The Academy works to provide quality training to unemployed and underemployed individuals entering the security industry as well as those who are looking to advance in their careers.

According to Earl S Seegars, the average security officer in Georgia

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Belgium violated human rights in Sudan migrant’s case

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Belgium violated the rights of a Sudanese refugee it deported three years ago despite a judicial decision that suspended the move.

The Strasbourg-based court said the refugee, who had entered Belgium illegally as he tried to reach the United Kingdom, took shelter in a Brussels park with another 100 migrants from Sudan.

He was arrested, ordered to leave the country and transferred to a migrant detention center near Brussels airport.

The 25-year-old man, only identified as M.A., told an official at the center that he had fled Sudan because he was wanted by authorities in the African country, and applied for asylum. After consulting a lawyer, he later filed a request to be released.

Despite a ruling from a Brussels court that he could not be deported before a decision on his request to be freed was

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Lax mask policy for inmates putting others at risk, lawyer says

One day last week, as criminal defence lawyer Gary Chayko sat in a courtroom at the Cornwall Courthouse waiting for his client to arrive from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC) for a preliminary hearing, he took stock of the pandemic precautions around him.

Guards and court officials wore masks, and Plexiglas walls separated the room into compartments. 

That’s when saw his client being led into the room with nothing covering his face.

“The accused was brought into that facility without a mask on, which was rather stunning to me, considering I have to sign a declaration as to where I’ve been … and have to wear a mask throughout the facility,” said Chayko, who’s been practising criminal law for 38 years. 

Criminal defence lawyer Gary Chayko says he was surprised to see an OCDC inmate walk into a courtroom last week with no mask on. (Submitted by Gary Chayko)

Chayko

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Police, U.S. attorney unveil use of force simulator in attempt to spark conversation | Local News

Tulsa Police Lt. Virgil Litterell, a nearly 25-year veteran of the department and lead trainer at its academy, explained the history of use-of-force guidelines beginning with the landmark Graham v. Connor Supreme Court case.

In 1989, the court determined that police use of force must be objectively reasonable and ruled that reasonableness is not capable of precise definition or mechanical application.

“That can be important when we talk about use of force because situations are so varied with so much nuance and every little factor can change circumstance,” Litterell said. “It’s really hard to say if someone does A, you can do B. We’ve got to look at the facts and circumstances of each case.”

Litterell said departmental policy is consistent with state and case law, specifically in its standards on deadly force, which “may be used if the officer has probable cause to believe the suspect poses an imminent

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