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Adam West / June 30,2020

Democrats team for effort to end doctrine shielding police as GOP backs off

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Three senators proposed a bill Wednesday to end qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that critics say is shielding law enforcement and government officials from accountability.

The legislation, proposed by Democratic Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, codifies that qualified immunity — a creation of the Supreme Court nearly 40 years ago — cannot be used as a defense by police officers and other public officials who violate the law.

Though the Supreme Court could still announce that it will take a closer look at qualified immunity at some point, the court has decisively signaled an unwillingness in the short term to overturn its previous rulings, punting the issue to Congress.

In recent years, legal scholars, judges and justices on all sides of the ideological spectrum have criticized the legal doctrine, arguing that it is not grounded in the proper legal authorities and too often shields officials from accountability. It has divided lawmakers, however, finding broad support across the Democratic caucus and resistance within the GOP.

Attention on the issue comes as protesters across the country have been reacting to the death this spring of a Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a White police officer in Minneapolis. Floyd’s death has sparked nationwide protests pushing for more police accountability and reform.

Adam West / June 29,2020

Lawmakers Seek Community Input For ‘The Renaissance Of Lake Street’ After George Floyd Unrest –

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MINNEAPOLIS () — In the times next George Floyd’s loss of life, riots and looters ruined historic areas of Minneapolis.
Lake Road, Midtown and West Broadway are all corridors that will want to at the very least be partly rebuilt — and the point out would like to enable with the community’s enter.
Mercado Central on Lake Road is household to 40 micro firms that are slowly and gradually coming back again on-line immediately after months of minor to no organization. Initial COVID-19, then riots, looting and problems triggering even more closures. And they are barely on your own. Eduardo Barrera is Mercado Central’s common supervisor.
“We are just trying to catch up and try to bring people back to the community, to the building,” Barrera claimed. “How will we be able to keep people who suffered damage, whose buildings were burned, to be able to come back?”
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That query is anything Tortilleria La Perla proprietor Jose Payan is also inquiring himself.
“On Lake Street itself, I have a tortilla bakery and I distribute to a lot of these mom-and-pop stores,” Payan claimed. “I have about 50 on Lake Street, and I’m going to say 20% of them are no longer open.”
The Minnesota Household has a strategy named the Assure Act, which handed throughout the specific session. There will be grants, financial loans and immediate cash offered to men and women impacted alongside Lake Road and other difficult-strike places. Even now, they are seeking for neighborhood enter, in accordance to Household Vast majority Chief Ryan Winkler.

Adam West / June 28,2020

Family Therapy Program for Juvenile

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In Section A, decide which type of evaluation approach best fits your policy or program, and state why.  Discuss and consider impact evaluation, performance evaluation, or efficiency evaluation.  It is important to explain why you chose this approach and explain why this approach will satisfy each of your stakeholders.
In Section B, determine whether the three prerequisites for evaluation have been met. It is important to detail how each has been met. Do not just answer the question as yes or no.
In Section C, you will develop outcome measures based on your objectives identified in Stage 2. Restate each objective and, for each, explain exactly how  you will measure whether the objectives that you identified are being achieved and whether your policy or program is achieving the desired effect.  Be specific.
In Sections D and E, you will identify potential confounding factors, and you will consider and determine techniques for minimizing confounding effects. Your potential confounds are biased attrition, biased selection, and historical confounds.  Which are present, and which technique for minimizing these effects would be most useful to your program or policy? Be specific.
In Section F, you will specify the appropriate research design to be used.  Be sure to explain why your choice is preferable.
Finally, in Section G, you will identify the users and uses of your evaluation results. Review the stakeholders you identified in Stage 1. Who will be responsible for communicating the results of your evaluation? How will the results be used?

Adam West / June 27,2020

NSW MP claims ‘political lynching’

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Embattled NSW Labor MP Shaoquett Moselmane denies he’s a suspect in an investigation into Chinese interference which included searches of his home and office, saying the inquiry relates to other people.
Mr Moselmane gave an impromptu statement on Monday, insisting he had done nothing wrong and suggesting he was the victim of “political lynching”.
He said the investigation was into “certain other people” who may have sought to advance the goals of the Chinese government, but did not extend to him.
Mr Moselmane was last week suspended from NSW Labor and will no longer sit in the parliamentary caucus after Friday’s raid on his Rockdale home.
Following the raids conducted by federal police and Australia’s intelligence service, he plans to take a leave of absence from parliament.
Federal authorities are yet to make allegations or disclose the nature of their concerns.
They have also searched the home and business of one of Mr Moselmane’s staff members, named by multiple media outlets as John Zhang.
“The federal agents have a job to do and it is imperative that they do their job without state and federal political interference. I am under no illusion that this is a serious investigation, the first of its kind, precedents will be set,” Mr Moselmane told reporters.
“Sadly the political lynching has already commenced.
“I have done nothing wrong. I have never jeopardised the welfare of our country and our people.”
Mr Moselmane stood down as assistant president of the NSW upper house in April after praising Chinese President Xi’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying Mr Xi had demonstrated “unswerving leadership” and decisiveness.

Adam West / June 26,2020

Pollak: 3 Recent Signs Democrats Want a Socialist Revolution

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Pollak: 3 Recent Signs Democrats Want a Socialist Revolution

by JOEL B. POLLAK
BREITBART.COM
28 Jun 2020
 3 Recent Signs Democrats Want a Socialist Revolution
Three events last week showed that Democrats do not want a mere transfer of power if they win the November election: they intend to revolutionize our entire system of government.
The first happened Wednesday, when Democrats blocked the Senate from considering a bill on police reform by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).
Scott, who is African American, has been working on the issue for years. He had the full support of the rest of the Republican caucus. He also agreed to consider whatever amendments Democrats offered.
They still used the filibuster to block the bill from even being debated.
The episode showed that Democrats do not actually care about police reform. Nor do they want to unite the nation behind any sort of bipartisan compromise. They simply want to use the issue in the elections, which they hope will give them the House, the Senate, and the presidency. Then they can get rid of the filibuster and pass whatever they want.
The second episode happened later that same day, when the school board in Democrat-dominated Oakland, California voted unanimously to abolish the police force in local public schools.
With school shootings still a concern, the board bowed to the wishes of Black Lives Matter activists and removed a crucial layer of defense for the city’s children.

Adam West / June 08,2020

Boulder County Housing and Human Services Director Frank Alexander resigns

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Boulder County Housing and Human Providers Director Frank Alexander is resigning from that submit efficient someday in July, county officers introduced Tuesday.

Boulder County Housing and Human Services Director Frank Alexander resignsBoulder County officers introduced Tuesday that Division of Housing and Human Providers Director Frank Alexander is resigning to hitch Casey Household Packages because the Managing Director of Judicial and Nationwide Engagements inside Programs Enchancment.(Boulder County)

Alexander, who has been on Boulder County’s employees for practically 22 years, has headed the Housing and Human Providers Division for about 12 years, overseeing the merger of the county’s former Housing and Social Providers departments into an built-in human providers company, which county officers mentioned was the primary authorities company within the nation to take action.

Boulder County mentioned in a information launch that Alexander shall be becoming a member of Casey Household Packages, the place he’ll lead that nationwide basis’s effort to develop a 21st Century little one well-being system that develops revolutionary partnerships to cut back little one maltreatment by proactive prevention-based outreach and helps.

“Boulder County has benefited significantly from Frank’s 22 years of expertise, experience, and true ardour for serving to youngsters and households thrive in our group,” Deb Gardner, chair of the Board of County Commissioners, mentioned in an announcement.

Adam West / June 06,2020

Active Iowa City protester Mazin Mohamedali arrested for violating probation, unlawful assembly

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Mazin Mohamedali, a public face and constant voice in the protests across Iowa City this week, was arrested Sunday on counts of violating probation, disorderly conduct, and unlawful assembly, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Mohamedali has been active in making speeches, leading chants, and talking with local leaders as the nightly protests have winded through the streets of Iowa City to landmarks including the Johnson County Courthouse, City Hall, and Kinnick Stadium.
Protesters marched through Iowa City on Saturday, some spray painting Kinnick Stadium and the University of Iowa Main Hospital. The protesters stopped on Highway 1 before confronting a line of dozens of Iowa State Patrol officers, and leaders decided to turn back rather than approach the line.
On the steps of the Old Capitol at the conclusion of the night, Mohamedali said leaders decided not to approach the state troopers because they protesters were not prepared. He said the group would be more prepared on Monday.
“Tell your friends if they care about you they’ll be here on Monday,” he said. “They will help you on Monday. They’ll be ready for war Monday.”
Mohamedali was arrested in January on an alleged controlled substance violation, possessing two plastic bags of marijuana, according to a police report. The case is still open.
The organizers of the protests, the Iowa Freedom Riders, have made several demands of local and state officials. The demands include the decriminalizing the use and possession of marijuana under 40 grams, the reduction of probation length, and no drug testing for marijuana.

Adam West / June 06,2020

Damian Lillard defends police brutality stance on Twitter

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Damian Lillard defends police brutality stance on Twitter

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard explained some of his frustrations with respect to police brutality and the death of George Floyd last Monday in Minneapolis.
Lillard wondered why police–especially in Floyd’s case–are allowed to be the aggressors and “attack” common citizens even without provocation.

One particular individual attempted to say Damian Lillard’s statement was a “reach” because of Floyd’s purported illegal activity. But Lillard said the act was no excuse for Floyd losing his life.

Another commenter came to Lillard’s aid, however, saying the idea of police as “judge, jury and executioner” is counterintuitive to the idea that police are meant to “serve and protect.”

Adam West / June 01,2020

101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell update Health Protection Measures

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell update Health Protection Measures

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff
101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell update Health Protection MeasuresFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell announced updated health protection condition (HPCON) measures at Fort Campbell, today.
Effective June 2nd, 2020 the installation will operate at HPCON level B, a change from the previous HPCON level C. HPCON B measures are less extensive than HPCON C measures, but still impose restrictions to safeguard personnel on the installation from COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Adam West / May 31,2020

Use Your White Privilege To End Your White Privilege

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White people are treated different in our society. White people are not better, but being white in our society is far easier.

Black people are treated worse in our society. Black people are not worse than white people, but it is far harder to be black in our society.

White people have privileges they can be completely unaware of. “Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally.” If you’re oblivious or not looking for the injustice as a white person, you likely won’t find it because it doesn’t directly affect you. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be fighting for justice and equality. In fact, you should be using your white privilege to end your white privilege.

Use Your White Privilege To End Your White Privilege

The fact that it’s easier for you to be white means that it’s harder for non-white people. That is unfair. You shouldn’t be able to enjoy the advantages of systemic racism because you should know that means other people are experiences direct disadvantages as a result.

White people are listened to more, they are taken more seriously. Especially old white men. That’s the way it is right now, and although it’s completely wrong we need to use the advantage we currently have to make sure we eventually do not have this advantage. Equality means you don’t have an advantage over another race. We won’t have true equality until we achieve justice. Justice can’t be achieved if white people remain quiet.

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