Massive people’s march July 25 in Newark

first_imgA major demonstration in Newark, N.J., on July 25 — called the Million People’s March Against Police Brutality, Racial Injustice and Economic Inequality — has gained the support of over 100 community and grassroots organizations, union locals, religious groups, political prisoners defense committees, immigrant rights, women’s and LGBTQ groups. The July 25 march was initiated by the People’s Organization for Progress,which has a long history of mobilizing mass protests against police violence.The rally is set to gather at noon at the Lincoln Monument in Newark at the intersection of Springfield Avenue and West Market Street, across from Essex County College. After a march through downtown Newark the mass gathering is expected to end at the same location.Lawrence Hamm, the chair of POP, described the effort this way: “The epidemic of police murders and the massacre in Charleston propel this July 25 March and the many mass outrage events. July 25 is not just one event. It is about building a movement that responds to police violence and racist murders. The families of those murdered will be the first speakers at the July 25th march.”Hamm led several recent building actions for the event, including a United National Antiwar Coalition call with activists from 14 cities on June 30, followed by a New York City mobilizing meeting on July 7 and press conferences in Philadelphia; Camden, Montclair and Plainfield in New Jersey; and New York City. It was also raised at the annual commemoration of the 1967 Newark Rebellion at Rebellion Monument in Newark. Organizers are expecting thousands of participants.Groups are organizing to come from far away, including a bus from Atlanta and vans and cars from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Albany, the mid-Hudson area and throughout New Jersey. In New York, Black Lives Matter activists are planning to gather on the Sixth Avenue PATH subway platforms at both 33rd and 23rd Streets at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, and take the 11:05 a.m. PATH train to Journal Square and then Newark’s Penn Station.Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., People’s Organization for Progress holds organizing meetings at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 W. Kinney St., Newark. For more information call 973-801-0001. To endorse, send a message to [email protected] Hamm has also appealed to activists to link to facebook.com/events/418074548350082.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Qatar plane carrying vital medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19…

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleJoin the 2k a day lockdown challenge for Breakthrough Cancer ResearchNext articleFREE NOW offering Healthcare Heroes 50% off taxi fares to help battle against COVID-19 Meghann Scully Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email A Qatar Airways Boeing 777 cargo plane carrying vital medical equipment from China landed at Shannon Airport yesterday afternoon. The plane touched down at Shannon at 4.25pm.Among the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators and hospital beds for distribution to hospitals around Ireland in the fight against COVID-19.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Qatar Airways is one of the world’s largest cargo operators and has an extensive network of more than 160 destinations using both freighters and passenger flights.The airline resumed flights to China on 30thMarch to support the global supply chain, which includes the transportation of urgent medical relief aid essential to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.Commenting on the flight Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group, which operates Shannon Airport said: “We were delighted to facilitate the arrival of this much welcomed consignment of medical supplies.“As an essential service our airport remains open to facilitate cargo and repatriation flights at this unprecedented time.” she said.center_img Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin LimerickNewsQatar plane carrying vital medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19 touches down at Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – April 3, 2020 505 Advertisementlast_img read more

May 1, 2004 Letters

first_imgMay 1, 2004 Letters In response to the April 1 letter reguarding the death penalty, to quote the writer, I, too, “find myself compelled to respond.”Usually, it is a good idea to check the law and make sure you know what you are talking about before making condescending remarks about other attorneys. Contrary to what the author asserts, the governor of Florida most definitely has the power to “sign a paper to cause another person’s death.” That paper is commonly known as a “death” warrant, and it is provided for in F.S. §922.052, which reads in part:“The sentence [of death] shall not be executed until the governor issues a warrant, attaches it to the copy of the record, and transmits it to the warden, directing the warden to execute the sentence at a time designated in the warrant.”In other words, no death warrant signed, no execution — it’s that simple. Not only does the governor have the power to cause another person’s death with the stroke of a pen, he also chooses the date and time of the execution. Andrew M. Kassier Coral GablesYou Go Tell Mrs. Stout Letters Death Penaltycenter_img May 1, 2004 Letters Mrs. Stout, my fifth-grade teacher at Pinecrest Elementary, taught us about the three branches of government and about how this system of checks and balances was created by people who knew what life was like when all of the power was concentrated in one branch, or worse yet, one person. It’s called a dictatorship. She taught us that the system of checks and balances is exactly one of the many reasons why this country is so unusual and so great.All three branches of government should be allowed to operate independently (they have to be given some sort of power) and they have to be funded. Any organization, whether a government or a business, needs money to operate in society.There is a movement afoot in Tallahassee right now to squeeze off the judicial branch from its power and its funding. As of now the amount the state will fund the judicial branch has not been fully decided. And when it is, the fight surely will continue as we look to our county government to fund any shortfalls, and as we look to our legislature next year to do even more. Even with the requested funding, the judiciary is in a sad state (pun intended) of affairs.You take the quiz:• Which branch of government of the fourth largest state in the U.S. is so short on funds given to it by the legislature that the elevator in its headquarters does not work?• Which branch of government of the fourth largest state in the U.S. had assigned to its chief executive officer a staff of four.. . then cut it back to two?• Which branch of government of the fourth largest state in the U.S. is given by the legislature less than 2 percent of the state’s budget? Less than 2 percent, not 20 percent?• Which state in the union has a legislature which has proposed a bill whereby the legislature, made up of lawyers and nonlawyers alike, would have total control over the content of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and the other Florida rules of court?Answers: 1. The Florida Supreme Court; 2.The Florida Supreme Court; 3.The Florida Supreme Court; 4. Florida.Here are the facts: Revision 7 to Art. V of the Florida Constitution provides that the state, as opposed to the counties, as of July 1, is required to provide funding for the “essential services” provided by the judicial system. Of course, how our legislators define “essential services” and how we who labor in the judicial system define that may be two different things. The fact is that even if the proposed $180 million budget for the judicial system is approved, the judicial system will use less than 2 percent of the state’s budget and there will be a shortfall of more than $10 million in the court system in Miami-Dade County. The House Public Safety & Crime Prevention Committee of the Florida House of Representatives met on March 3 at 5 p.m. and proposed HPS-1 (PCB 01-04) relating to Court Rules of Practice and Procedure. This proposed committee bill would create a joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 2 of Art. V of the Florida Constitution to remove the authority to adopt rules of practice and procedure in all courts from the Florida Supreme Court. This proposed legislation and any such constitutional amendment clearly flies in the face of the separation of powers between the three branches of government and the independence of the judiciary. It also clearly flies in the face of common sense. We would have politicians, not lawyers or judges, controlling and thus creating rules for the courts and for the lawyers who practice in them. We would have a court system controlled by legislators. That is not efficient; it is not fair; and it is not right.Without power, the judicial branch cannot be independent. Without funding, it cannot exist. Dictators like Fidel Castro and others in the past know all about cutting off the judicial branch of government. Without the judicial branch, there are no checks or balances on the other two branches. That is exactly what our founding fathers wanted to avoid. They had lived under a king. Kings and dictators throughout history have murdered at will, have plundered whole economies, and have violated civil rights on a massive scale.What has made America great is our concept of checks and balances and the separation of powers of all three branches.If you don’t think so, you go tell Mrs. Stout. John H. (Jack) Hickey President, Dade County Bar (Editor’s Note: The Bar and the legislature have reached a compromise on the procedure rules bill, see story on page 5.)last_img read more

Trinidad state of emergency and curfew to continue

first_imgPrime Minister Kamla Persad BissessarPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said the state of emergency (SoE) and the curfew (11 pm – 4 am) implemented in several areas of Trinidad will remain in place, until so advised by the security agencies.Speaking at a post Cabinet press conference on Thursday, she said the members of the security agencies spent several hours on Thursday addressing Cabinet.She said both measures, instituted on August 21, 2011, will be constantly reviewed. The three month SoE will officially end on December 5, 2011.The prime minister said the security agencies have said the SoE and the curfew have been “valuable tools in the fight of crime”. She said the agencies were putting measures in place to deal with crime after the SoE.The prime minister also announced the National Security Operations Centre (NSOC), which allows for all members of law enforcement agencies to share information. She said previously there was no joint planning or sharing of information. Quoting statistics since the start of the SoE to 6 am on Thursday, the prime minister said there have been 3,932 arrests. She said 57 persons were arrested for homicides. On a figure of 500 murders a year, she said it meant there were 45 murders per month. Noting that, although there were 15 murders in the first month of the SoE, “15 too much” it equated to a 70 percent reduction in murders. Other statistics given by the prime minister included 449 for gang related incidents; 745 for drugs; 769 for serious offences; 200 for other offences; 418 for enquiries and the seizure of 1,243 ammunition, 29 magazines and 125 firearms. Additionally, three quarters of billion dollars in drugs have been seized or destroyed.Caribbean News Now Tweet Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Trinidad state of emergency and curfew to continue by: – October 7, 2011center_img Share 10 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Medhi arrested on charges of betraying basket ball players

first_imgSTAFF REPORTERGUWAHATI: City Police on Tuesday night arrested secretary of Basket Ball Association, Assam Mukut Medhi on charges of betraying of young players. Medhi was arrested following an FIR lodged at Paltan Bazar police station by the parents of under-14 basketball players of the State.He was accused of betraying the players. Police sources said Medhi charged Rs 7,500 from each and every player who were recently sent outside Assam to participate in a national basket ball championship. Two teams of boys and girls consisting 12 members each were sent outside the State for the national championship.Parents alleged that Medhi extracted a huge amount of money from players while the registration fee for each team was Rs 350. They also alleged that players were sent outside without the approval of the Basket Ball Federation of India. Also Read: Local Sportslast_img read more