Demings to hold Legislative Update and Town Hall

first_img Mama Mia Reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Reply The long list of Republican Congress people elected, who are bowing out of going to meet their constituents in person face to face in town hall meetings and playing possum is growing…….because it is so much easier to just receive an angry phone call or an angry letter and just hit a button and fire off a standard generic e-mail response that doesn’t amount to anything or address a person’s concerns. In fact, google around and search for Congress members who are not attending town hall meetings and you will find a story on a website, about constituents who are getting so irked by their MIA representatives that they are still organizing and attending the town hall meetings themselves, and have a cardboard cutout of their absent Congress person’s likeness on stage to represent them……LOL Well, at least Val is planning on showing up for the town hall meeting tomorrow, and will be listening, and will make her presence known……. unlike some OTHER elected officials, we know of, and detest! Who are they? Reply February 26, 2017 at 12:23 am David February 26, 2017 at 12:57 am Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia 9 COMMENTS Gerrymandering got her elected and will keep her in office. Maybe people should keep an open mind on Val Demings as a Congress member who is new to the job. Although the Democrats are not the party in power right now, and that makes it harder to accomplish goals, do not underestimate Ms. Demings and if you choose to believe gerrymandering got her elected and will keep her in office, I say good! I hope she will stay in office, more power to her! Rubio’s record is what it is. David February 26, 2017 at 12:07 am Rubio is the first one that comes to my mind, offhand, but there are plenty of others. He had one of the worst records ever of missing votes. Then he spent all of his time campaigning for president instead of representing the people for the job he got elected for, then turned around ran again, and was lucky enough to get elected again, and then is a NO SHOW on town hall meetings. He is one of the most flip-floppy elected officials ever. I don’t think he even knows himself what he believes in. Please enter your name here Mama Mia Representative Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional district, will hold a Legislative Update and Town Hall on the Affordable Care Act in Orlando tomorrow.  Demings will be joined by several representatives from the healthcare industry.This will be Demings’ first town hall since being elected in November.“There is a lot happening in Washington and here at home, and it’s important for me to hear from my constituents,” said Demings.”I want them to be a part of the conversation so I can take their concerns back with me to DC.”The town hall will be held at the Dr. Phillips High School Auditorium tomorrow, Sunday, February 26th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.Dr. Phillips High School is located at 6500 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819.center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter February 25, 2017 at 11:21 pm February 25, 2017 at 11:19 pm February 26, 2017 at 11:22 am The above posting about the no show Congress people at the town hall meetings and the cardboard cutouts being used is on ThinkProgress. org. Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Maybe people should keep an open mind about the new President also Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 February 25, 2017 at 11:18 am Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Reply Julie Let’s see…..keep an open mind on racism, bigotry, hatred, discrimination, destroying the environment, destroying needed regulations, colluding with our enemy secretly, and turning our backs on our allies, attempting to censor our people and cut us off from the free press and media sources, attempts to stop our rights to protest, disregard for people’s healthcare needs……thanks, but no thanks, for an open mind when it comes to him………. Reply TAGSRepresentative Val Demings Previous articleWekiva Mustangs advance to Final Four!Next articleState Rep. Jennifer Sullivan Schedules Apopka Office Hours Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply February 26, 2017 at 12:51 am Mama Mia February 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Second string Wales beat Japan in scorching heat of Osaka

first_imgMonday Jun 10, 2013 Second string Wales beat Japan in scorching heat of Osaka Wales, perhaps most affected by the Lions tour to Australia, took on Japan in boiling temparatures in Osaka on Saturday. They came away 22-18 winners with Dan Biggar kicking 14 points and Harry Robinson scoring a try in the second half. Japan had the halftime lead following a try by New Zealand born flanker Michael Broadhurst, but Wales came back through Biggar and Robinson, and despite a late try to Yoshikazu Fujita, Wales got their eighth straight win against Japan.Four new caps were selected, with Emyr Phillips, James King, Owen Williams, and 18-year-old Dafydd Howells all getting a chance to represent their country.“It was vital that so many young guys started their Test careers with a victory, but we’re not going to say we’re just happy to win,” said Biggar post match.“We’re disappointed with a poor first-half performance and that led to a nervous finish. We are not using the heat as an excuse but all that was on my mind after the game was shoving my head in a bucket of ice.”It was Japan’s third straight loss, following defeats to Tonga and Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Midyear Tours Related Articles 416 WEEKS AGO Springboks beat Samoa to win the Quad Series… 416 WEEKS AGO Scotland score late try to snatch victory… 416 WEEKS AGO All Blacks seal series clean sweep with third… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Walmart donates to UK flood appeal

 68 total views,  3 views today Melanie May | 29 January 2016 | News Advertisement Flood recovery efforts following December’s storms have received a boost with a donation of £175,000 by the Walmart Foundation.The charitable arm of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the parent company of Asda, the Walmart Foundation has donated the money to UK Community Foundations’ UK Winter Flood Recovery Appeal. Overall, the Asda and Walmart Foundations have contributed more than £675,000 to help flood recovery efforts, with £500,000 from the Asda Foundation’s local disaster fund already helping local communities affected by the flooding.The additional £175,000 will be shared amongst the eight UK community foundations in the areas currently devastated by flood and storm damage to help support clean-up operations, emergency repairs, and to provide clothing, food, water, heating and child care.UKCF chief executive, Fabian French said:“We are delighted to have received such a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation.  The donation will go to locally managed programmes that will make a positive impact on their communities.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Walmart donates to UK flood appeal Tagged with: community foundations disaster trusts and foundations  69 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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. read more

U.S. activists unite to say “NO to fascist coup in Bolivia!’

first_imgAs news of the U.S.-backed coup d’état in Bolivia and the Nov. 10 forced resignation of President Evo Morales hit the airwaves and social media, activists around the globe took to the streets to demand Morales’ return to office.  Protests began on Nov. 11 in multiple cities in the U.S., home to many of the multinational corporations behind the coup. A second round of demonstrations was organized for Nov. 16 in support of the heroic resistance of the Bolivian people, especially Indigenous activists and workers, against the coup.BostonChanting “Evo Morales, we’re with you! No to the U.S.-backed coup!” activists rallied at Park Street Station on the Boston Common on Nov. 16.  An emergency coalition of anti-imperialist, pro-socialist, peace and justice groups; students and youth climate activists; and trade unionists came together in staunch defense of President Evo Morales and the workers and Indigenous peoples of Bolivia.The demonstration was cosponsored by the Committee for Peace and Human Rights, which has held weekly anti-war vigils in Boston since the first Gulf War in 1991, along with Workers World Party.  Sam Ordonez, of Fight for Im/migrants Everywhere (FIRE), led the rally. He spoke of his family being forced to flee U.S.-backed fascist repression in Guatemala and how these same conditions are now being imposed on the people of Bolivia by the U.S.-CIA-backed military coup and dictatorship. Juan Gonzalez, representing the Council of Mayan Elders, reminded the crowd, “We are on Indigenous land and this entire hemisphere is stolen land.” Speakers represented Indigenous and im/migrant rights; workers struggles in Columbia, El Salvador and Venezuela; disability and union rights; and the local student climate strike movement.  Dario Zapata of Colombianos por la Paz urged the crowd to support the upcoming national strike in Colombia on Nov. 21 in defense of workers and human rights. Jill Stein, 2016 presidential candidate for the Green Party, also spoke.Endorsing organizations included United American Indians of New England, Suffolk University Marxist Student Organization, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, Mass. Peace Action, Party for Socialism and Liberation, United National Antiwar Coalition, United for Justice with Peace, International Action Center, Answer, Team Solidarity — the Voice of the Boston School Bus Drivers union, Green Rainbow Party —  Greater Boston Chapter and the Boston May Day Coalition.NYCChanting “USA-CIA, Hands off Bolivia!” demonstrators took to the streets for a spirited march to the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in Government Center, to draw attention to the U.S.-CIA’s criminal involvement in the military coup against Indigenous leader and socialist President Evo Morales. In New York a rally was held at Columbus Circle in Manhattan on Nov. 11.  Sponsoring groups were Answer, Workers World Party, December 12th Movement, IAC, PSL and Struggle — La Lucha.  On Nov. 11, around 75 Philadelphia activists came together for a protest against the coup. The action started with a rally at City Hall and ending with a march and an impromptu demonstration inside the 30th Street Amtrak  train station. The event was cosponsored by Party for Socialism and Liberation and Workers World Party. PhiladelphiaOn Nov. 16, Philadelphia activists from Black Alliance for Peace, Philly Boricua Committee, MOVE, Coalición Fortaleza Latina, International Action Center, Workers World Party and Party for Socialism and Liberation joined for a solidarity rally titled “No coup in Bolivia! U.S. out of Latin America!”  This united demonstration at City Hall called out the long history of U.S. imperialism in the Americas, with speakers connecting the U.S. role in the genocide of Indigenous peoples, the colonization of Puerto Rico and the theft of parts of nothern Mexico, as well as the need for U.S. workers to see themselves as part of a global class.Numerous passersby joined the demonstration as speakers connected the conditions for workers in Philadelphia, the poorest of the 10 largest cities in the U.S., to the struggles of workers in Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela and beyond. The demonstrators also demanded that FMC, a major lithium mining corporation headquartered in Philadelphia, keep its hands off Bolivia’s natural resources. This action showed the potential for broader unified actions against U.S. wars, sanctions and coups.In Durham, N.C. a crowd of 30 anti-imperialist demonstrators gathered downtown Nov. 13 to demand an end to the coup against President Evo Morales and an end to U.S. interference in Latin America. A simultaneous rally was held in Raleigh.Over 100 people came out Nov. 11 in San Francisco to demand “Stop the U.S.-backed fascist coup inSan FranciscoBolivia.” The protest, which was organized by Answer attracted many organizations, activists and artists from across Latin America who denounced the coup and demanded that Bolivian President Evo Morales be returned. Organizations giving solidarity messages included the Task Force on the Americas, Coalition for Peace in Colombia and Workers World Party.On Nov. 12, in Portland, Ore., around two dozen people gathered at Terry D. Schrunk Plaza to speak out against the recent coup in Bolivia. Holding signs opposing U.S. imperialism and the lies spread in corporate media, the demonstration attracted people finishing another rally that supported DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients andPortlandopposed Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s racist war on im/migrants.In Seattle a demonstration on Nov. 16 against the U.S.-engineered coup against the Morales-led government of Bolivia was held downtown.  The action, called by Answer, included at least five other participating organizations.Contributing writers: Nathaniel Chase, Judy Greenspan, Joshua Hanks, Phil Hauser, Jim McMahan, Maureen Skehan and Scott Williams.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Media suspend operations to press for editor’s release

first_img News Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. March 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media suspend operations to press for editor’s release May 17, 2021 Find out more to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more MaliAfrica Receive email alerts MaliAfrica RSF_en Photo : Boukary Ndaou French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Malicenter_img News Reporters Without Borders hails a decision by Mali’s newspapers and radio stations to stop publishing and broadcasting from tomorrow until the authorities release Le Républicain editor Boukary Ndaou, who has been held by state security police for the past five days.Ndaou was arrested at his newspaper on 6 March after publishing an open letter to President Dioncounda Traoré from an army captain in the northern city of Gao who threatened to lead a mutiny if Traoré did not rescind the “benefits granted” to Capt. Amadou Sanogo, the army officer who led a military coup in March 2012.Last month, Sanogo was appointed to head a military committee in charge of reforming Mali’s armed forces. RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali —–07.03.2013 – Newspaper editor arrested for publishing army officer’s open letterReporters Without Borders strongly condemns yesterday’s arrest by the state security service of Le Républicain editor Boukary Ndaou, who is still being held in an unknown location.No charge has so far been announced but his arrest came just hours after his newspaper published an open letter by a soldier criticizing President Dioncounda Traoré for the “benefits granted” to Capt. Amadou Sanogo, an army officer who led a military coup in March 2012.“Mali’s current problems do not justify intimidating journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Arresting a journalist who draws attention to the dissension within the armed forces since last year’s coup just contributes to the instability. The press must be free to cover the most sensitive subjects in order to facilitate a return to stable democracy and respect for human rights, and we therefore call for Ndaou’s immediate release.”Ndaou was arrested at the newspaper shortly after midday yesterday by six state security officials. He has not been formally charged and the newspaper’s staff do not know where he is being held.Le Républicain’s front page story yesterday was the open letter by a certain Capt. Touré, identified as a member of the Malian forces currently stationed in the northern city of Gao, and his criticism of Capt. Sanogo, the former coup leader, who was appointed last month as General Secretary of the Military Committee for Monitoring the Reform of the Defence and Security Forces.In his letter, Capt. Touré said he and his troops would suspend military operations in the north if President Traoré did not rescind the financial benefits granted to Capt. Sanogo and the other members of this Military Committee.In a statement published today, the staff of Le Républicain voiced concern about recent media freedom violations and added: “Le Républicain respects media ethics and will never yield to any kind of threats. Long live media freedom in a democratic Mali.” News News Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Mali May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Two citizen journalists facing jail sentences for operating pirate radio

first_img RSF_en October 5, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two citizen journalists facing jail sentences for operating pirate radio Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Organisation News Follow the news on Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the decision by the Vietnamese judicial authorities to press ahead with the trial tomorrow of two citizen journalists, Vu Duc Trung and Le Van Thanh, on a charge of illegally retransmitting radio programmes to China. The Chinese-language programmes they began broadcasting to China on the short-wave in 2008 were those of Sound of Hope Network, an overseas Chinese radio station based in California.“We urge the authorities to issue a fair and proportionate verdict in the case of these two radio journalists and we caution against any attempt to penalize them for the content of these programmes,” Reporters Without Borders said in an interview for Sound of Hope Network today. “It would be unacceptable if an administrative offence resulted in jail sentences. We will be waiting to see the outcome of this trial.“This prosecution is part of a deliberate government policy to crack down harder on journalists and bloggers. Nowadays bloggers can go to prison and be mistreated because of a single entry in their blogs. If the government regards someone as nuisance, the courts cooperate by putting them behind bars. “The cases of Paulus Le Son, a netizen arrested on 3 August, and Pham Minh Hoang, a blogger with French and Vietnamese dual citizenship who is serving a three-year jail sentence, are examples of this harsher crackdown. We urge to the international community to press the Vietnamese government to respect its own laws. Free speech is enshrined in Vietnam’s constitution.”A Public Security Ministry document has reportedly confirmed that the content of the radio programmes, where were critical of the Chinese government, were the subject of a Chinese diplomatic note to the Vietnamese authorities asking them to stop the broadcasts. to go further April 7, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News News VietnamAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts April 22, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Newslast_img read more

Three journalists forced to go in purge of The Daily Mirror

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned a purge being carried out by the government within The Daily Mirror newspaper in which three journalists have been fired or forced to resign by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). Organisation News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Reports RSF_en Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell News Follow the news on Zimbabwe ZimbabweAfrica November 12, 2020 Find out more September 1, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned a purge being carried out by the government within The Daily Mirror newspaper in which three journalists have been fired or forced to resign by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO).“The CIO’s behaviour is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists are being offered the choice of conforming to the government’s dictates or leaving. The Daily Mirror was one of Zimbabwe’s last independent newspapers. The free press is being stifled by the government, which continues to flout court decisions and warnings from press freedom groups.”The CIO is deliberately making it extremely difficult for The Daily Mirror’s journalists to work in order to get rid of the current staff and hire new journalists. As result of harassment, Paidamwoyo Chipunza resigned on 6 March, becoming the third journalist to quit the newspaper in less than a week. She had worked for The Daily Mirror since February 2004 and was its representive in the Zimbabwean Union of Journalists.Reporter Sydney Kawadza was fired on 23 February while his colleague Takunda Maodza was suspended because of his alleged “poor performance.” Various sources contacted by Reporters Without Borders said the two had been treated in this fashion because of their articles about the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), including the current dispute among its members. The CIO, which was opposed to the management’s decision to assign Maodza to cover the MDC, accused him of being an MDC sympathizer.The departure of these three journalists follows earlier moves aimed at weakening the newspaper. Editor Pattison Matsikidze was suspended in December. The financial director of the group that owns The Daily Mirror, Ngoni Mangadze, and his accountant, Francis Kutinhi, were fired at the same time because they were recruited by Ibbo Mandaza, the newspaper’s founder and former editor.The purge of journalists being carried out by the CIO at The Daily Mirror is targeted at those considered loyal to Mandaza. Despite a high court ruling in his favour, Mandaza is still suspended and cannot work as a journalist. ZimbabweAfrica to go further News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information March 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists forced to go in purge of The Daily Mirror The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

In Democracy, If Atrocity Committed By Police Against An Advocate, What Would Be Fate Of General Citizen: Asks AP HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesIn Democracy, If Atrocity Committed By Police Against An Advocate, What Would Be Fate Of General Citizen: Asks AP HC [Read Order] Mehal Jain22 July 2020 7:06 AMShare This – x”In a democratic state, if such an atrocity is committed by a government functionary against an advocate, who is an officer of the court, it is difficult to perceive the fate of the general citizen”, observed the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday. The bench of Justices Rakesh Kumar and K Suresh Reddy was hearing a habeas corpus plea against the illegal detention of an advocate by…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?Login”In a democratic state, if such an atrocity is committed by a government functionary against an advocate, who is an officer of the court, it is difficult to perceive the fate of the general citizen”, observed the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday. The bench of Justices Rakesh Kumar and K Suresh Reddy was hearing a habeas corpus plea against the illegal detention of an advocate by the police. The division bench expressed that it is “really shocking” that the “wife of an advocate” has approached this court for “issuance of habeas corpus” for her husband. The Court took note of the “serious allegation” that in the mid night at 1 AM, her advocate husband namely Pyla Subhas Chandra Bose, while sleeping in his house with all the family members, was taken away by police officials, who had forcibly entered into the house without following any norms. “It has been alleged that on being asked, the only answer given by the police is that the reason will be informed in the police station”, the bench expressed its consternation. The Court recorded that there is even no information with the petitioner as to where her husband has been confined. “It has been indicated that her husband was regularly being threatened by one Sub-Inspector of Police against whom a complaint was made to the National Human Rights Commission on 14th July”, reads the order. The Court further noted that it has been alleged that this occurrence has taken place on account of “some political reason”. In such a situation, the Court felt “constrained” to direct the concerned Superintendent of Police to produce the husband of the petitioner physically in the court. The bench also required the police to file an explanation as to under what circumstances, without following any norms and contrary to statutory provisions, in the night at 1 AM police officials intruded inside the dwelling house of the petitioner’s family without any authorisation. The court took judicial note of the fact that on an earlier occasion, in a case of such illegal detention, the Director General of Police himself was summoned by this court and he had given assurance regarding non-repetition of such type of incidents.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Delhi Assembly Competent To Discuss Delhi’s Peace & Harmony : Singhvi Defends Summons To Facebook VP

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi Assembly Competent To Discuss Delhi’s Peace & Harmony : Singhvi Defends Summons To Facebook VP Nupur Thapliyal4 Feb 2021 7:07 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday continued to hear Facebook India Vice President, Ajit Mohan’s challenge to the two summons issued by the Delhi Legislative Assembly’s Committee On Peace and Harmony asking him to appear before it for enquiry into the role of fake news behind the Delhi riots of February 2020. Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, senior counsel appearing on behalf of the Delhi Assembly…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 Supreme Court on Thursday continued to hear Facebook India Vice President, Ajit Mohan’s challenge to the two summons issued by the Delhi Legislative Assembly’s Committee On Peace and Harmony asking him to appear before it for enquiry into the role of fake news behind the Delhi riots of February 2020. Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, senior counsel appearing on behalf of the Delhi Assembly panel, continued his submissions today. The main thrust of today’s arguments advanced by Dr. Singhvi rested on two aspects – firstly, how the Delhi Legislative Assembly derives powers to constitute a committee under List 2 and List 3 of the Constitution and secondly, how the issue of privileges is irrelevant to the case. Dr. Singhvi began by submitting that Entry 39 of List 2 and GNCTD Act of 1991 when read conjointly with other entries of List 2 will show that the Delhi Assembly has the powers to deal with subjects which are otherwise excluded under Art. 239AA. “Entries cannot be read on a collusion course. Power of the State is coequal.” Singhvi submitted. Dr. Singhvi continued his emphasis on the issue of “premature abstract proceeding” having no live issue in the present matter as argued by him yesterday. At this juncture, Justice Roy intervened and sought his clarification by asking: “You are saying that a presumptive action anticipatory in nature has been followed in the case?” To this, Dr. Singhvi replied “With all due respect I would like to adapt this phrase. The petitioner has created ghost of imagination by creating false assumptions. It is not right to say that I cannot suggest and discuss. It is bizarre to say so at this stage.” A rather important question was then asked by Justice Maheshwari “This Committee set up on 2nd March 2020…are you correlating subject of this committee with any of the list, whether List 2 or 3?” Dr. Singhvi in his reply to the question informed the bench that the subject is conjointly and seamlessly found in many entries including entry 39 of List 2 and other ancillary entries under List 3. According to Dr. Singhvi, peace and harmony is a subject of good governance for Govt. of NCT of Delhi and therefore it cannot be said that the Assembly did not have the power to discuss relating to peace and harmony. To back up his submission, Dr. Singhvi referred to the recent constitution bench ruling in the case of Kalpana Mehta & Ors. v. Union of India (2018), highlighting a wider scope for Parliamentary and State committees, wherein the Court held that “Often committees have a multi-party composition. They examine specific matters of policy or government administration or performance. Indian parliamentary committees are a huge basin of information which are made available to the Members of Parliament in order to educate themselves and contribute ideas to strengthen parliamentary system and improve governance.” In view of this, Dr. Singhvi, while emphasizing on the word “improve governance”, argued that since the events of Delhi riots happened in Delhi and not anywhere else, the Delhi Assembly was well within its competence to discuss about Delhi’s peace and harmony. At this juncture, Justice Kaul reminded Dr. Singhvi that the primary issue in this case is whether the Delhi Assembly has the jurisdiction on the subject of Delhi riots or not and that whether the bench will go into the larger issue of privileges will depend on the outcome of the case. In reply to this, Dr. Singhvi replied “The moment your lordships find that a committee can discuss peace and harmony, the matter will end. If your lordships says even this is beyond, the also the matter will end. Why have your lords taken to point of privileges for hours and end? If I have the power then the issue of privilege is irrelevant”While concluding the hearing today, Justice Kaul mentioned in the order that a new notice has been issued by Respondent No. 1 i.e. Delhi Legislative Assembly and therefore in the account of this, the earlier two notices sent by the Committee of Peace and Harmony stands withdrawn. Dr. Singhvi yesterday began his arguments by summarizing the key points of his submissions to be made before the Court. According to Mr. Singhvi, Mr. Salve had travelled across those areas in his arguments which do not primarily arise in the case, especially the jurisdictional question of privilege. The primary contention raised by Mr. Singhvi was that the Court was dealing with a rather “premature abstract proceeding” which has “no live issue resulting in a premature ruling”. “Very quaintly and very ironically all these large issues arise in a premature abstract proceedings with no coercive steps taken, attendance not done, questions not asked, answers not seen but your lordships must decide by an abstract judgment to give an advance ruling.” Singhvi submitted. The matter has now been adjourned to Tuesday i.e. 09.02.2021. 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Deputy threatens to shoot high school student in truancy flap

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Authorities are investigating body camera video from a deputy in Florida in which he is heard threatening to shoot a high school student attempting to leave campus.The confrontation between the officer, student and school employee occurred on Dec. 17 on the grounds of River Ridge High School in New Port Richey.According to Nedra Miller, her son — a high school student — was trying to go to an orthodontist appointment after dropping off another student at the school, when he encountered the officer and another employee, whom Pasco County schools identified as Cindy Bond.Officer Amanda Hunter with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News that the video had been released by Miller, after she’d put in a Freedom of Information Act request for it. The video was then released on Miller’s Facebook page on Jan. 30.In the body camera footage, the incident appears to have already started. Bond and the officer are in a golf cart and seem to be blocking the student’s pickup truck from leaving the parking lot. Bond tells the student that he needs to get a parent on the phone and then she’ll let him go.“You have to have permission from a parent to leave,” Bond tells the student.The teen inches his truck forward, and never gives the officer a reason for why he was leaving school, according to the video.“You’re truant,” says the officer, whom the department would not identify. “You’re gonna get shot, you get another f—— foot closer to me. You run into me, you’ll get f—— shot.”The officer never draws his weapon.“You’re not holding me here, right? But you’re standing in the way so I can’t leave,” the student says.“This is my campus, brother,” the officer says.Later, the officer tells the student again that he’s truant. “You’re trying to leave campus, that’s what truant is,” he says.“No, I’m not truant,” the student says. “I’m allowed to leave campus. I am old enough to leave. Are you holding me here against my will right now?”“You’re defying Ms. Bond, using profanities,” the officer says.Before the video ends, Bond tells the student to take an early vacation and not return for the rest of the school week.“You’re a high enough authority to do that right?” the student asks.“Yes, I am,” Bond says.Neither side budges on the video for several minutes until the student eventually leaves his vehicle and goes back into the school.“It’s actually so funny because I’m leaving to go do something, like, legitimate. … So when I come back with, like, an excuse paper that says I was allowed to leave, it’s, like, so funny,” the student says.“There is no excuse,” the officer says.“There is an excuse,” the student says. “I’m not gonna tell you.”Linda Cobbe, a spokeswoman for the Pasco County Schools, said that the video did not capture the entire incident. Because of the ongoing investigation into the incident, the sheriff’s department said it would not be releasing any of the officer’s body camera video. Cobbe said the student was in 11th grade at the high school.Cobbe told ABC News that Bond was a discipline instructions assistant whose tasks included keeping parents from entering the student parking lot to drop children off as well as stopping students from skipping school. Cobbe said that Bond had been “dealt with,” but that she was still working for the district.“All three were acting like children and all three are wrong,” Miller said in a Feb. 7 Tampa Bay Times article. “But the cop more so. He’s just flat out not OK to be around children. I was shocked that an officer of the law working with children would speak to my son that way.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more