Michigan Lawyer Receives Citation Over Black Lives Matter Sign Outside His Home

A lawyer from Michigan has received a citation over a Black Lives Matter sign outside his home, with police saying it violates a city ordinance.

Todd Russell Perkins, a lawyer from Grosse Pointe Shores near Detroit, nailed the sign to a tree outside his house in November.

Afterward, he received a police report warning ordering him to remove the sign as it violated a rule that there can be no political signs larger than seven square feet.

Police said they had received an anonymous complaint about the sign. Perkins said he wanted to know which neighbor had made the complaint and has argued he should have freedom of speech.

Speaking to Fox News, he said: “To announce it, to be able to say it, to be able to scream it from atop of a mountain is my right as an American.

“We can all agree that that’s greater than seven

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Old Courthouse receives more than $732,000 in final year of Woodstock TIF district funding

Woodstock City Council on Tuesday approved its final funding allocations from the city’s first tax increment financing district, which was created 23 years ago to spur public improvements within a 42-block portion of the downtown.

The Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House was given the largest amount of funding from this year’s district tax collection with more than $732,000 set aside to help fund renovation of the facilitiles.

Planned improvements include interior improvements needed to meet building code requirements, replacement of its plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, rewiring its electrical systems and replacement of lighting fixtures, according to city documents.

City officials have kept upgrading the city-owned Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House on their to-do lists for years, and earlier this year they applied for state and federal tax credits to fund a facade renovation and other improvements.

“When the city took control of the building, it was

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Policy Address 2020: No plan for Hong Kong democracy in my term, says Carrie Lam, as address receives lowest public rating yet

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said she has no plan for Hong Kong democratic reform in the remainder of her term, following her latest policy address. The address, which she delivered at the legislature on Wednesday, received the lowest public ratings yet, according to a survey.

During a TV forum on Wednesday evening, the chief executive told reporters that she had “fantasised” about electoral reform in 2017 when she first assumed the role, “but the bubbles burst quickly.” She added that forcefully launching reform will only divide society further and make governance even more difficult.

Carrie Lam at a radio forum on November 26, 2020. Photo: GovHK.

“When national security is not safeguarded, we cannot proceed with democratic development,” she said. “In fact, elements of democracy have been increasing since the Handover in 1997. Therefore, I can’t agree that being unable to push for the popular election of the

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CRH Medical Receives TSX Approval for Renewal of Normal Course Issuer Bid | News

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – CRH Medical Corporation (the “Company“) (TSX: CRH) (NYSE American: CRHM), announces that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX“) of its Notice of Intention to renew its existing Normal Course Issuer Bid (the “Bid“).

Pursuant to the Bid, the Company may purchase for cancellation up to 6,999,137 of its common shares (“Common Shares“), or approximately 9.8% of the Common Shares outstanding as of the date of this announcement (representing 10% of the public float). As of November 12, 2020, there were 71,413,084 Common Shares of the Company issued and outstanding, and the public float consisted of 69,991,371 Common Shares.

The Bid is being adopted in addition to, and not as a substitute for, other investments in growth opportunities historically undertaken and contemplated by the Company. The Bid will be funded

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Worcester County District Attorney’s office receives $1.2 million in grants to fund addiction recovery coaches

The Worcester County District Attorney’s office received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Justice to help outreach efforts to those battling addiction.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Joseph D. Early, Jr. announces the death of a pilot at the Sterling airport wednesday afternoon.


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Joseph D. Early, Jr. announces the death of a pilot at the Sterling airport wednesday afternoon.

Police departments in all 60 municipalities in Worcester County began using the Critical Incident Management System (CIMS) earlier this year to track overdose incidents. The grant will be used to fund recovery coaches who will respond with police to follow up and offer services after an overdose, the office of District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said.

“We’re glad to have been awarded this grant so we can help support our police partners in their response to the opioid epidemic,” Early said in a statement. “When we implemented CIMS, our goal was respond to every overdose incident and help people get access to services.

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Cheyenne man receives Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarship | In Our Schools

CHEYENNE – David Mayberry of Cheyenne has been selected to receive the Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarship.

Mayberry is currently a freshman, attending the University of Wyoming in Laramie and pursuing a degree in criminal justice.

Mayberry is a member of Cheyenne Police Department’s Explorer Post. He also is involved in Cheyenne’s Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron, the GEAR UP Wyoming program and the Junior Rifle Club at Cheyenne Rifle Range.

“The Law Enforcement Exploring program has provided me career experiences, such as community policing, drill and ceremony, defensive tactics, radio communication, traffic control, building clearing, firearms experience, leadership experiences, and community service opportunities benefitting the community of Cheyenne,” he said in a news release.

Mayberry was selected on behalf of the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee from a field of exemplary Law Enforcement Explorers nationwide for his demonstrative superlative performance and participation in life skills, citizenship,

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Professor of Law Gerald Powell, JD ’77, Receives Outstanding Mentor Award | Law

Professor of Law Gerald Powell, JD ’77, Receives Outstanding Mentor Award


Professor Gerald Powell (JD ’77) (Right) Receives the 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association

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Professor of Law Gerald Powell (JD ’77) was honored with the 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) at a surprise presentation during the October 23rd Practice Court class.

Professor Powell was recognized by Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) Immediate Past-President, Stephen Rispoli, current President, L.T. Whitley Beard, and Professor Powell’s son, Colin L. Powell. Also on hand were several of Professor Powell’s colleagues from Baylor Law, including Dean Brad Toben, and Powell’s wife, Barbara.

Dean Brad Toben (L) Honors Professor Powell (R) During the Surprise Announcement

According to the WMCYLA, the Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes an attorney who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to mentoring young lawyers in his

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