California statewide mobilization hits killer cops

first_imgOct. 22, statewide anti-police brutality protest at Capitol, Sacramento, Calif.WW photo: Terri KaySacramento, Calif. — This Oct. 22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation,marked another historic day for Californians as several hundred people rallied at the state Capitol in Sacramento. Some came from as far as Utah; others traveled from cities in California as far away as San Diego and Los Angeles. Many of the attendees and organizers of the event were also at the historic “Justice for Our Communities! Families Organizing to Resist Police Brutality” in Oxnard, Calif., on April 27.The event’s Facebook page reads: “We are a statewide network of 50+ families affected by police brutality, joining with labor, educators, lawyers, students and community organizations to unite Californians to address the epidemic of police brutality and killer cops.”The page also lists dozens of attending coalitions formed by the families, each one bearing the name of their slain loved one.The rally was staged on the steps of the Capitol building. Families and organizations lined up on either side of the mall, most displaying banners and pictures of their loved ones as well as tables filled with buttons and literature. In one corner of the mall stood a scale replica of Pelican Bay State Prison’s infamous “secure housing unit.” Currently thousands of California prisoners spend 22.5 hours a day isolated in these 8-by-10-foot, windowless cells with a concrete slab for a bed, a toilet, a concrete stool and a small shelf.Families demand justice“My cousin, Ernest Duenez Jr., was murdered on June 8, 2011, by John Moody of the Manteca Police Department. And since that day my family has fought every single day to try to get justice,” said event organizer and co-chair Christina Arechiga in her opening remarks. She talked about the need to demand random drug testing when an officer is involved in an incident such as car accidents, shootings or ­killings.Many who spoke at the event demanded a change in the police officers’ Bill of Rights, saying officers accused of crimes invoke the Bill of Rights to escape public accountability. “The police officers’ Bill of Rights has got to go!” said Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, uncle of Oscar Grant, who was killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland in 2009.Ron Thomas, father of Kelly Thomas, who was beaten to death by six Fullerton police officers on July 5, 2011, talked about continuing his fight for justice for his son. His son’s murder was recorded by digital audio recorders that the officers wore as well as nearby city surveillance video cameras. “So for the first time in Orange County’s history … on-duty police officers have not only been charged with murder, they’re now going to trial and it starts next month.”Thomas attributed this remarkable feat to the tenacity of “Kelly’s Army,” a group of activists and organizers who rallied in the streets of Fullerton on Kelly’s behalf. “Two chiefs of police, a mayor, two City Council members, a captain — all gone.” He concluded, “None of it could have been done without the people.”The morning rally included other family members telling their stories, speakers and entertainers, some of whom sang, rapped or recited poetry about police brutality and the need to fight back.Jeralynn Blueford, mother of Alan Blueford, killed by Oakland police officer Miguel Masso on May 6 of last year, riled the crowd up and prepared them to march through the streets of Sacramento. “You came here to march. You came here to hear us speak. Nobody wants to march around all sad and dragging around. You better get some pep in your step!” The crowd roared its approval. “They don’t care about my kids; they don’t care about your kids. But they do care when we all come together and take a stand. All power to the people!”With that, hundreds of people stepped into the streets of Sacramento, chanting “No justice, no peace!” and “The whole system is guilty!” The spirited marchers stopped and rallied in front of the office of state Attorney General Kamala Harris. They carried a small black coffin to the doors of the building, and each family was invited up and given a rose to place in the coffin as a symbol of their fallen loved ones. Each time a rose was placed and the name of a police brutality victim was read, marchers responded with “Justice!” The Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition kicked off a campaign there to demand that Kamala Harris do her job and prosecute killer cops.Marchers then went back to the Capitol, where more families told their stories. The day concluded with organizers urging people to continue the fight for justice in their own cities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Security guards who attacked journalists go unpunished

first_img April 9, 2021 Find out more August 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security guards who attacked journalists go unpunished June 8, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the authorities’ refusal to investigate an attack on two newspaper journalists, Yeni Musavat reporter Elmin Badalov and Milli Yol deputy editor Anar Gerayly, by a wealthy businessman’s private security guards. The two journalists were photographing luxury homes in the Baku neighbourhood of Shuvlan on 28 July when they were attacked and beaten by security guards. The guards held them for more than three hours, interrogated them, threatened to put them under permanent surveillance and warned them not to report the incident to the authorities.Yeni Musavat’s management filed a complaint with the interior ministry but, until now, the police insist that the journalist were not subjected to any violence and that, on the contrary, they invaded businessman Emin Aleskerov’s privacy by taking photographs.The police have not, however, produced any evidence that the two journalists took photos inside Aleskerov’s home and the gate to his property was much too high for them to have been able to climb it. The villa’s security staff does not deny using force against the journalists and it has been established that Badalov and Gerayly were taken into the guard room and the contents of their camera’s memory card was erased.The police acknowledge that the two journalists sustained a lot bruising but claim that a forensic medical examination indicated that they could have had “a serious fall, from a gate, for example.”The authorities gave assurances last year that constitutional amendments concerning a ban on taking photos without the consent of the persons concerned would not be used against journalists. Reporters Without Borders regrets that it now seems that this law is being using to restrict the work of the media. News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alertscenter_img News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Azerbaijan News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en last_img read more

Thomas Street/Catherine Street Christmas Window Display competition

first_img Previous articleThe Secrets of Primrose Square – Virtual tour dates announcedNext articleLimerick’s Roisin Upton named on Irish Women’s Hockey squad for 2021 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie BusinessNewsThomas Street/Catherine Street Christmas Window Display competitionBy Staff Reporter – December 18, 2020 340 Print Advertisement Email WhatsAppcenter_img Cllr Sarah Kiely and Caroline Long, Limerick and District Credit Union launching the window displat competition with a group of local traders.Photo: Brendan GleesonTHE Thomas Street/Catherine Street traders and retailers in association with Metropolitan District Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Sarah Kiely have launched their Christmas window display competition.It comes off the back of the council initiative to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. The idea was proposed by Cllr Kiely and  received unanimous support from the traders.According to Cllr Kiely, people need a gentle reminder that when they need spot prizes or sponsorship for their clubs , schools or charities, it is the local traders who support them.  They employ local people and keep the city centre vibrant.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This year we all need a lift and what better way to achieve that than to promote a bit of healthy competition among them.The competition will be open to all traders in the city centre for a trophy sponsored by Cllr Sarah Kiely. The judge will be Richard Lynch of  ‘I love Limerick’ and he will be out walking the beautifully lit streets with Eva Clark of Tony Clarke’s bookshopThe winner will be announced on social media on Christmas Eve so be sure to check out the local traders Facebook and instagram pages.#LimerickPost#KeepingLimerickPosted Twitter Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

First-Time Homebuyers Feeling the Affordability Gap

first_img First-Time Homebuyers Feeling the Affordability Gap The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago November 8, 2017 1,703 Views Subscribe About Author: Rachel Williams Tagged with: homebuyer HOUSING Metrostudy mortgage Rick Sharga Ten-X Previous: Residential Construction Driving National Migration Patterns Next: Exploring the State of Property Preservation Home / Daily Dose / First-Time Homebuyers Feeling the Affordability Gap Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago homebuyer HOUSING Metrostudy mortgage Rick Sharga Ten-X 2017-11-08 rachelwilliamscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago New reports examining market conditions in three major metro areas show similar patterns unfolding in disparate corners of the country. In each of the three metro areas, house prices are soaring, while the supply of affordable houses is dwindling, forcing more new potential homebuyers to consider other options.Ten-X, an online real estate transaction marketplace, released a pair of reports today, turning the spotlight on a pair of coastal cities: San Diego, California, and Miami, Florida. The story is largely the same in both cities: homes are still moving at a brisk clip, but the lack of cheaper options is making life difficult for the first-time homebuyer. According to Ten-X’s Second Quarter 2017 Economic and Single-Family Housing Market Outlook Report for San Diego, the second quarter saw San Diego existing home sales were up 5.6 percent from a year ago, but housing inventory fell 35.7 percent.“Homes are moving even as prices continue to rise, but affordability is becoming a much larger concern—especially for people looking to buy their first home,” said Ten-X EVP Rick Sharga. “A growing number of residents are looking at renting as a better option than buying.”On the Miami front, Ten-X’s Second Quarter 2017 Economic and Single-Family Housing Market Outlook Report for Miami found first-time buyers also struggling in the Magic City. “The Miami housing market remains solid, but limited inventory of homes for sale and rising prices are giving first time home buyers fewer opportunities,” said Sharga. As in San Diego, more potential Miami buyers are considering the rental route because there simply isn’t enough available in their price range.Meanwhile, some things looked better in the middle of the country, but the same problems are still present. Metrostudy’s new Q3 survey of Dallas found the city holding fast as the number-one market for new home starts, but found homebuyers pushing back against rising home prices.Paige Shipp, Director of Metrostudy’s Dallas Fort Worth market, said:“During the third quarter, DFW homebuilders started only 264 homes priced below $200,000, which confirms the near extinction of the sub-$200k new home in DFW.” However, Dallas is seeing an uptick in closings between $200,000 and $300,000. Closings priced $200,000 to $250,000 rose 5.6 percent in Q3, and those between $250,000 to $300,000 rose 13.7 percent.“Starts outperforming closings from $200,000 to $300,000 indicates builders are delivering more affordable product in DFW,” said Shipp. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

House Bill Would Streamline Volcker Rule

first_img Related Articles  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Congress Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve House of Representatives Regulatory Reform Volcker Rule Sign up for DS News Daily The push to streamline reforms put in place after the financial crisis continues as the House of Representatives has passed a new bill that would streamline the Volcker Rule. Implemented as part of the larger Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Volcker Rule limits the types of speculative investments banks can participate in, as a way to try and prevent some of the factors that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. This new House bill, passed with a vote of 300-104 on Friday, would make the Federal Reserve the sole regulator for Volcker Rule compliance.This change would streamline the current system, in which five different governmental entities are involved in Volcker regulation: the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the SEC, and the FDIC. Critics of the current system have decried it as inefficient and burdensome at best. Critics argue that this has contributed to decreased liquidity in some markets.“Regardless of how you stand on a particular rule or regulation, it at least ought to be clear, and there ought to be one interpretation and one enforcer of the rule,” said Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), the head of the House Financial Services Committee.Revisiting and revising the content of the Volcker Rule itself is also a priority for critics, but doing so will currently require all five involved regulatory agencies to agree to the changes. Some proponents of Volcker reform are now calling for this latest House bill to be rolled into the larger Dodd-Frank reform bill passed by the Senate earlier this year, and currently back in the House to undergo further discussion and potential changes.In March, the Senate voted to advance S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, after several weeks of debate, amendments, and negotiation. The bill enacts numerous reforms and changes regulations pertaining to lenders. One of the primary changes is increasing the threshold for enhanced regulatory standards from $50 billion to $250 billion, a change designed to exempt some smaller and mid-sized banks from regulations that would still apply to the larger banking entities. The affected regulations pertain to capital and liquidity rules, risk management standards, and stress testing requirements, among other things. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Previous: The Best Cities for America’s Top Expanding Professions Next: Connecting Homebuyers to REO Properties House Bill Would Streamline Volcker Rule The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / House Bill Would Streamline Volcker Rule Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Congress Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve House of Representatives Regulatory Reform Volcker Rule 2018-04-16 David Wharton Share Save April 16, 2018 2,266 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

450 eBay jobs to come on stream in Dundalk

first_img 450 new jobs are on the way at online retailer eBay in Dundalk.The jobs are in customer services, sales and compliance and are part of the the shared operations of the company with PayPal.The announcement is being made by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton in Dublin this morning in conjunction with IDA Ireland.Growing Irish operationsThe jobs are on top of 1,000 jobs announced at PayPal last year which were also based in Dundalk.The new Dundalk Operations Centre opened in July last year and is eBay’s 3rd site in Ireland.eBay is billed as ‘the world’s online marketplace’, enabling local, national and international trade.Millions of items are traded each day across the firms international websites.eBay has a global presence in 37 markets, including the United States.it first established in Ireland in 2003 and currently employs 2,300 people across its eBay and PayPal facilities in Blanchardstown and Dundalk.The compnay says that hiring starts immediately, and that those interested can find more information on the eBay website. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+center_img Pinterest 450 eBay jobs to come on stream in Dundalk Previous articleMan refused bail on Buncrana armed robbery chargersNext articleHealth Minister meets with Praveen Halappanavar admin Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – February 14, 2013 last_img read more

Gardai wait to question father after boys’ bodies are found in crashed car

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – July 30, 2013 Gardaí are trying to establish the movements of the car in which the bodies of two young brothers were discovered in Co Mayo.The remains of Ruairí and Eoghan Chada were found after the dark green Ford Focus car their father Sanjeev was driving – crashed into a wall outside Westport.The three were last seen leaving their home in Ballinkill near Bagnalstown in Co Carlow at 6.30 on Sunday evening.The bodies of 5 year old Ruairi and 10 year old Eoghan Chada were taken to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar late last night – following a preliminary examination of their remains in the car – in which they were located.A team from the Garda Technical Bureau will carry out forensic tests on the car this morning – while the deputy State Pathologist Dr Kalid Jabbar will perform post mortems on the boys bodies.Gardai are also today expected to interview the boys father – 43 year old Sanjeev Chada – who is being treated in hospital for minor injuries – sustained in the car crash.Officers are appealing for the public’s help in tracing the movements of the 06 CW dark green Ford Focus – after it left Bagnalstown in Co Carlow on Sunday evening. WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twittercenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleNew reservoir to be built at FintownNext articleHarte says government funding is in place for Letterkenny General Hospital News Highland Gardai wait to question father after boys’ bodies are found in crashed carlast_img read more

SCOTUS Upholds Denial Of Qualified Immunity To Former County Clerk Who Refused To Register Same Sex Marriage

first_imgForeign/InternationalSCOTUS Upholds Denial Of Qualified Immunity To Former County Clerk Who Refused To Register Same Sex Marriage LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Oct 2020 8:53 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court of United States, on Monday, upheld denial of qualified immunity to a County Clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses.Kim Davis, a former county clerk, refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couple. One of the couples sued her by filing a suit before District Court seeking damages for violation of their right to marry. Davis contended that sovereign immunity…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 of United States, on Monday, upheld denial of qualified immunity to a County Clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses.Kim Davis, a former county clerk, refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couple. One of the couples sued her by filing a suit before District Court seeking damages for violation of their right to marry. Davis contended that sovereign immunity shielded her from suit in her official capacity and that qualified immunity shielded her from suit in her individual capacity. Qualified immunity, shields a government official from a lawsuit against her in her individual capacity if (1) she didn’t violate any of the plaintiff’s constitutional rights or (2) the rights, if violated, weren’t “clearly established” at the time of the alleged misconduct. The District Court held that the qualified-immunity issue doctrine didn’t shield her, though the doctrine of Sovereign immunity is applicable. The Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal.Davis, then filed a petition before the Supreme Court of United States praying for a writ of certiorari against the order passed by Court of Appeals. Today, the court denied it.Justice Clarence Thomas in a statement, noted that, in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U. S. 644 (2015),  right to same-sex marriage was read into the Fourteenth Amendment, ‘even though that right is found nowhere in the text.'”Davis may have been one of the first victims of this Court’s cavalier treatment of religion in its Obergefell decision, but she will not be the last. Due to Obergefell, those with sincerely held religious beliefs concerning marriage will find it increasingly difficult to participate in society without running afoul of Obergefell and its effect on other antidiscrimination laws. It would be one thing if recognition for same-sex marriage had been debated and adopted through the democratic process, with the people deciding not to provide statutory protections for religious liberty under state law.* But it is quite another when the Court forces that choice upon society through its creation of atextual constitutional rights and its ungenerous interpretation of the Free Exercise Clause, leaving those with religious objections in the lurch.”, the judge observed. The judge, though noted that the petition raises important questions about the scope of decision in Obergefell, said that ‘it does not cleanly present them’. “By choosing to privilege a novel constitutional right over the religious liberty interests explicitly protected in the First Amendment, and by doing so undemocratically, the Court has created a problem that only it can fix. Until then, Obergefell will continue to have “ruinous consequences for religious liberty”. he said. Justices Samuel Alito agreed with Justice Thomas.Right To Same Sex MarriageBy a 5-4 majority, the US Supreme Court in Obergefell ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. This judgment has been taken note of by the Indian Supreme Court in its judgment [Navtej Singh Johar] holding Section 377 of Indian Penal Code unconstitutional. Justice G R Swaminathan of Madras High Court, last year, had noted this judgment in Obergefell, while directing the authorities to register a marriage solemnized between a man and a transwoman. Recently, a PIL was filed in Delhi High Court seeks a declaration recognizing the right of same-sex couples to get married under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Similarly, a petition filed by Gay couple challenging the provisions of Special Marriage Act 1954 to the extent they do not permit the registration of homosexual marriages, is pending before the Kerala High Court.  Read Justice Thomas’s Statement 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

“At Least In Death She Is Entitled Some Dignity As Every Citizen Blessed By Constitution”; Calcutta HC Orders Second Autopsy On The Body Of A Pregnant Woman

first_imgNews Updates”At Least In Death She Is Entitled Some Dignity As Every Citizen Blessed By Constitution”; Calcutta HC Orders Second Autopsy On The Body Of A Pregnant Woman Sparsh Upadhyay15 Jan 2021 5:37 AMShare This – x”At least, in death, (she) is entitled to some dignity as every citizen blessed by our glorious Constitution deserves.”The Calcutta High Court last month ordered a second post-mortem on the body of a Pregnant Lady (who died in April 2020) to ascertain and interpret the exact cause of her death. The Bench of Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Arijit Banerjee expressed its displeasure at the fact that she did not enjoy the affection, care and respect that the Constitution requires every citizen…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 Calcutta High Court last month ordered a second post-mortem on the body of a Pregnant Lady (who died in April 2020) to ascertain and interpret the exact cause of her death. The Bench of Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Arijit Banerjee expressed its displeasure at the fact that she did not enjoy the affection, care and respect that the Constitution requires every citizen to receive, irrespective of station or status. The Court specifically said, “(She) was a citizen of India…She may not have belonged to the entitled class. Her family may not have been empowered or even well off to provide the basic amenities that she needed as a would-be mother. At least, in death, (she) is entitled to some dignity as every citizen blessed by our glorious Constitution deserves.” The matter before the Court The Court was hearing the plea of the father of a 19-year-old woman who, according to her father, was in an advanced stage of 2 pregnancy and was admitted to the Uluberia Sub-Divisional Hospital on April 14, 2020. She was admitted with malnutrition and general poor health and was apparently advised to undergo a COVID Test at a private facility by the name of Sanjiban Hospital. The Sanjiban Hospital submitted that it merely conducted COVID test and after being tested, she was requested to return to the Uluberia SD Hospital, where she did return. Sanjiban Hospital further submitted that the test result came out to be negative and Sanjiban Hospital had nothing further to go with the concerned patient. On the other hand, the report filed by the Uluberia Hospital, which was treated as the State’s report revealed that the Woman died on April 20, 2020 of malnutrition and related complications. The petitioning father said that media reports indicated that she delivered a child at Sanjiban Hospital. However, the Court couldn’t find any verified report or material in such regard. The State stated that she did not deliver any child while at Uluberia Hospital, nor was she operated on. Court’s observations While trying to put facts of the case togther, the Court looked completely bewildered as it noted, “When she was admitted, she weighed 41 kg. The post-mortem report indicates the lifeless body of the woman examined weighed 25 kg. It is inconceivable that Adari would have lost 16 kg in four days.” More intriguingly, the Court said, the post-mortem examination does not mention any foetus carried by the deceased. Noting the submission of State that the body was in the morgue at the Uluberia Hospital, the Court directed, “The body must be preserved in the same state as it is now. A second post-mortem should be conducted on the body within 48 hours from now at R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital.” The Court also directed that a DNA test be conducted and DNA samples may also be collected from any other close relatives of the woman to verify whether the lifeless body that is now preserved in the Uluberia Hospital morgue is that of the lady in question. On the other hand, the Court also directed the Directors, including the principal persons in control of Sanjiban Hospital to show cause as to why appropriate steps, including in contempt, should not be taken against them for failing to file a report despite the clear directions issued by the order dated August 4, 2020. Case title – Sankar Ruidas Vs. The State of West Bengal & Ors [WPA 5882 of 2020 CAN 1 of 2020 (CAN 3982 of 2020)] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe 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

Donegal man (19) who raped ‘good samaritan’ is jailed

first_img Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Donegal man (19) who raped ‘good samaritan’ is jailed News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Pinterest A 19-year old Donegal man who orally raped a young woman acting as a “good Samaritan” has been given a five year sentence with the final three years suspended.Bailey Laughlin, of Ballylin, Ramelton, Co Donegal pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to oral rape of the then 16 year old woman at Fanad, Co Donegal on May 1, 2016. The young woman has waived her right to anonymity so that Laughlin can be identified.The court heard the young woman had followed Laughlin, who was drinking heavily and upset, outside during a party to check on him. Laughlin was aged 17 years old at the time and has no previous convictions.Mr Justice Michael White noted during his sentencing remarks that there were wider societal concerns in relation to young people involved in the case including binge drinking and young men learning about sex through violent pornography.He said the young woman had been acting as “good Samaritan” at the time of the offence, having gone to assist Laughlin when she saw him leaving the party they were attending in a drunken state.The court heard the woman had “practically nothing” to drink during the night. She had previously received Snapchat messages of an unwanted nature from Laughlin which she had not responded to.Mr Justice White paid tribute to the young woman, noting it was clear the offence had caused her great fear and terror. He said she was a very impressive young lady and he was sure over the long term that she could recover from this ordeal. He said that young people were particularly vulnerable in regard to breeches of personal autonomy and any personal contact has to be with the clear consent of the person involved.He said this was not a straightforward sentencing in that there were substantial aggravating factors but also substantial mitigating factors. He said the court had particular responsibilities to take into account when sentencing someone who was under 18 years old at the time of the offence.The judge said the court had a duty in this particular case to deal with the principle of deterrence but also to have regard to the rehabilitation and youth of Laughlin at the time of the offence.The judge said Laughlin had a difficult upbringing, noting this was starkly illustrated in a letter from an uncle, who, together with Laughlin’s grandparents, had done their best to provide a loving environment. He said it was clear Laughlin was a very immature young man with a lack of parental direction.He noted the probation reports concern that Laughlin had received his sexual experience through pornography and effectively formed quite immature sexual attitudes.Mr Justice White also noted the practice of young men to binge drink and make life changing decisions. He said Laughlin’s use of alcohol was not a mitigating factor.He said there had to be a custodial element to Laughlin’s sentence, due to the seriousness of the offence and the effect on the victim, but that there was a substantial suspended period during which he would be supervised. Mr Justice White imposed a five year sentence with the final three years suspended on strict conditions.The conditions include probation supervision, addressing the factors contributing to his risk of re-offending, refraining from abusing alcohol and engaging with the sex offenders risk assessment and management team.Defence counsel, Orla Crowe SC, said Laughlin was “deeply remorseful, deeply ashamed and deeply sorry” for an offence on a girl who was only helping him on the night in question.Ms Crowe asked the court to take into account his age and told the court he had undergone counselling for alcohol binge use. Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCoveney accuses UK of “negotiating with itself” rather than EUNext articleDelays in Ombudsman’s investigation into Patsy Kelly murder News Highland center_img By News Highland – July 24, 2018 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more