Julius Turmans departure leaves the Police Commission dark — indefinitely

first_img 0% Tags: police • SFPD Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Nonetheless, Turman oversaw several consequential votes on the commission, including the revision of the department’s use-of-force policy, as well as the implementation body-cameras and the tense approval of Tasers. Until now, he’s led the Commission on implementing the Department of Justice’s reform recommendations for the SFPD. Yet, in spite of his measured insights and fierce advocacy of the commission’s power — even his odd affinity for a public commenter named Ace — Turman wasn’t always known for his charm. He would not hesitate to roll his eyes at public commenters or tell very high-ranking officers to “Sit down!” (He hung up on this reporter at least once.) But on Wednesday evening, he took his colleagues’ valedictions with intermittent smiles and, in response, made a raspy and quiet final statement. “I can never say my work is done, because there is plenty to look forward to,” he said, looking a little sad.There isn’t, however, much to look forward to for the Police Commission — at least not in the near future. The Commission will not convene next week, and possibly for the following weeks — because there aren’t enough members on the board to decide anything. “We do not have a quorum (next week),” Turman said. “There are some commission appointments that need to be filled to bring the quorum levels back up to speed.” Bill Ong Hing quietly stepped down on April 1. Turman will leave his seat empty on May 4 (which is now Julius Turman Day, by decree of Mayor Mark Farrell). And Joe Marshall and Sonia Melara were nominated by Farrell, but have not yet been confirmed. In short, four of the seven seats are empty. The Police Commission is tasked with setting the San Francisco Police Department’s policy, and conducts disciplinary hearings for officers. Four of the seven seats are nominated by the Mayor, and the other three by the Board of Supervisors. The appointments — and approvals for mayor’s appointments — are vetted at the Board of Supervisors’ Rules Committee. That is headed by District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safai, who is responsible for putting the appointments on the calendar. But it’s unclear if he will do that. Safai’s office did not return Mission Local’s request for comment. Commissioner DeJesus said that if Safai does not put the approvals on Tuesday’s calendar, the appointments would have to wait another two weeks, as the committee meets only twice a month. “We could be dark for the entire month,” she said.   center_img Update: As of Friday, approvals for mayoral nominees Sonia Melara and Joe Marshall have been scheduled for Tuesday’s Rules Committee hearing. Petra DeJesus described Julius Turman as refreshingly “blunt.” Thomas Mazzucco described him as “honest,” and compared his integrity to that of Robert Mueller, III. Bob Hirsch said his “bedside manner can be very rough,” but his “heart and mind are admirable.” Even Paulette Brown, a woman shows up to every Police Commission meeting to ask for the police’s help in apprehending her son’s killers, said: “I know we had a few brushes together. But thank you for being here.” It was Turman’s last meeting as President of the Police Commission. After seven years on the commission, he decided to cut his most recent term short, saying he was “tired” and wanted to allow for new ideas. No one has been chosen to replace him. last_img read more

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THE latest edition of Saints InTouch Podcast is no

first_imgTHE latest edition of Saints InTouch Podcast is now available to download.In this edition we reflect on the dramatic win over Leeds and this weekend’s Challenge Cup tie at Huddersfield.We speak to Paul Wellens, Nathan Brown, Anthony Walker and Keiron Cunningham.The weekly Podcast is the ideal way to keep up to date with the Saints and the perfect length for your commute too!To listen click here or search for St Helens RFC on iTunes. You can also hear past episodes there too.Remember if you want a question answering on the Podcast drop us a line @saints1890 on twitter or email podcast@saintsrlfc.comlast_img

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SAINTS have named their 19man squad for Fridays

first_imgSAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Friday’s Dacia World Club Series match with Sydney Roosters.Travis Burns and Dominique Peyroux have been added to the line-up but James Roby misses out with a rib injury.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Lama Tasi, 15. Greg Richards, 16. Andre Savelio, 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Theo Fages, 20. Joe Greenwood, 22. Jack Owens, 28. Morgan Knowles.Trent Robinson will choose his Roosters’ side from:Aidan Guerra, Blake Ferguson, Brendan Elliot, Dale Copley, Daniel Tupou, Dylan Napa, Ian Henderson, Isaac Liu, Jackson Hastings, Jake Friend, Jayden Nikorima, Joe Burgess, Kane Evans, Latrell Mitchell, Mitchell Aubusson, Mitchell Frei, Sam Moa, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Siua Taukeiaho, Tyler Cornish, Vincent Leuluai.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Ben Thaler.Ticket details for the game can be found here.last_img read more

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They ran in five tries to overturn an early defici

first_imgThey ran in five tries to overturn an early deficit and rise to sixth in Super League in the process.Mark Percival and Theo Fages scored in the first half before Ryan Morgan, Regan Grace and Alex Walmsley eased them to victory.Saints also had two more efforts chalked off.Leigh got off to the best possible start when Jamie Acton ploughed through the middle to dot down under the posts after just seven minutes.There was a clear knock on in the build up but that mattered not as Ben Reynolds duly converted to give the visitors a 6-0 lead.The Centurions came again, following an error from Grace, and almost profited in the corner.But their last tackle option kick was just too strong.Saints hit back on the quarter game mark when they forced a mistake.Leigh lost the ball around 40 metres out and Saints, through Tommy Lee, worked the short side for Mark Percival to dance over.Saints then went ahead with a piece of brilliance.Taia kept the ball alive on the left hand side, found Percy who somehow offloaded to Theo Fages to dive over in the corner.Percival making it 12-6 with another kick from the touchline.Saints could have gone further ahead but a one on one strip stopped a certain Percival try as he galloped in from the left hand side.And it took a desperate tackle from LMS to save a try right on the stroke of half time too.A scrappy opening to the second half sprung into life when LMS collected a loose ball in his side’s own 20. He went fully 50 metres before finding Adam Swift who put down under pressure.But the referee ruled he was held up – baffling the West Terrace.Saints were undeterred though and on their next set a fine offload from Walker saw space open up and Ryan Morgan backed himself.Alex Walmsley looked like he’d put down on 56 minutes but as with Swift, the referee was having none of it … baffling the West Terrace once again.But third time lucky came along as Fages hit Grace with a cut out pass for the gamebreaker.Saints were on the front foot and their fifth try came via Wamlsley.Dominique Peyroux made the break and the big prop finished if off by crashing under the posts.Leigh became desperate as the game ended – tensions boiling over with Adam Walker and Eloi Pelissier heading to the bin for a scrap.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Percival, Fages, Morgan, Grace, WalmsleyGoals: Percival (4 from 5)Centurions:Tries: ActonGoals: Reynolds (1 from 1)Penalties Awarded:Saints: 8Centurions: 8HT: 12-6FT: 28-6REF: G HewerATT: 10,268Teams:Saints:2. Tommy Makinson; 5. Adam Swift, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 28. Regan Grace; 6. Theo Fages, 7. Matty Smith; 8. Alex Walmsley, 17. Tommy Lee, 14. Luke Douglas, 36. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin, 16. Luke Thompson.Subs: 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Adam Walker, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 20. Morgan Knowles.Centurions:19. Ryan Hampshire; 2. Adam Higson, 5. Matty Dawson, 3. Ben Crooks, 30. Curtis Naughton; 20. Ben Reynolds, 7. Josh Drinkwater; 24. Jamie Acton, 21. Liam Hood, 10. Dayne Weston, 17. Atelea Vea, 12. Glenn Stewart, 13. Harrison Hansen.Subs: 14. Eloi Pelissier, 15. Danny Tickle, 23. Sam Hopkins, 29. Lachlan Burr.last_img read more

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Jonny Lomax made his return on Sunday whilst Theo

first_imgJonny Lomax made his return on Sunday whilst Theo Fages will be back when Saints take on Widnes at the Totally Wicked Stadium this Friday.It leaves the Head Coach with a dilemma at who to select at fullback – but it’s a headache he is glad to have.“Tommy Makinson has done a great job for us at fullback but he would be the first to admit his preferred position is on the wing,” he said. “It was good to have Jonny back on Sunday. He was a little bit rusty but the more he plays the more match fitness he will get. He will definitely get better as the weeks go on.“Theo Fages should be right to return too after his head knock. We have to look after his welfare and after having two this season we sat him down for 14 days.“It means we will have a big decision to make in the next couple of days.”Saints aim to banish Sunday’s tight loss at Castleford at home to Widnes on Friday.The Vikings come into the game on the back of two wins, but Holbrook says his sole focus is on improving.“For us it is about getting our own game right,” he continued. “We have had a good look at that and where we can improve but we haven’t got time on our side. We have to improve straightaway and we have to do that on Friday.“On Sunday, we showed how well we could defend but being kept to 12 points was disappointing. We made the players aware of where the improvements could be made and they agreed with them. Now we have to show it in games.“We have a bunch of guys here that want to learn. Even the most experienced are open to that. They want to learn, get better and be part of it like I do.“Our focus is on improving our own game. We are defending well, which is important, but we have to get better in attack. We are going in the right direction and that is where we all want to head.”Saints are expecting new signing Ben Barba to link up with the squad in the next week or so and are continuing to work with all parties in relation to his NRL ban.Saints take on Widnes on Friday June 9 (8pm) and tickets remain on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

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Bell ringer brings holiday joy through song at Wilmington Walmart

first_img “I get a joy out of singing. Because that’s the gift that he gave me. And so I try to sing his praises and if it brings joy other people’s hearts and touches their heart to give, and it help the salvation army out, help the people out, then I’m doing what God told me to do,” Alston said.He says as long as other people keep the meaning of Christmas in their hearts, the world will be a better place. He also says he has no intention of ever stopping what he does. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you go to the Walmart off of Sigmon Road, you may run into a Salvation Army bell ringer with quite the voice. His mission is to bring holiday cheer through song.David Alston sings almost every year for the Salvation Army. He’s been doing it since 2005. He collects donations from shoppers while bringing the Christmas classics to customers. He says his ability to sing is a gift from above. All he wants is to used that gift to remind people of the meaning of Christmas.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Pender Co and NCDOT to update public on transportation projects

first_imgHighway 17 in Hampstead (Photo: Hannah Patrick/ WWAY) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Pender County Planning and NCDOT will hold a public drop-in session to show current timelines on the Hampstead Bypass and Median projects. The session will be held at the Hampstead Annex on January 23 at 5 p.m.“As our Region continues to grow, it’s important for our citizens to stay informed of these important transportation projects scheduled for Pender County” said Kyle Breuer, Planning Director.- Advertisement – Members of the public and interested parties are invited to review current project timelines, designs, and funding for the Hampstead Bypass and Median projects.“The North Carolina Department of Transportation is aggressively pursuing advancing the timeline of the Hampstead Bypass and median projects,” said Chad Kimes, NCDOT Division 3 Deputy Division Engineer. “These projects are a top priority for both the Department and the region, in which the Bypass has already been accelerated by 5 years.”last_img read more

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Man convicted of 2016 overdose death in Sunset Beach

first_img Morgan was indicted on August 17, 2017 for involuntary manslaughter for the overdose death of John Gabriel Langdon that happened on December 16, 2016.Morgan had purchased what he believed to be heroin from an unknown dealer in Columbus County and later injected Langdon with it at a condominium in Sunset Beach.Upon injection, Langdon began to vomit and lost consciousness. Assuming it was a heroin overdose, a friend attempted to revive Langdon with three doses of naloxone with no effect. A short time later Langdon was pronounced dead by emergency responders.Related Article: Prosecutor: Actor gave detailed instructions for fake attackA State Bureau of Investigation analysis of the syringe used by Morgan revealed that it contained the then non-controlled substance acrylfentyl and not heroin. An autopsy further revealed that Langdon died from acrylfentyl toxicity. Naloxone can be ineffective for many of the fast acting and dangerous fentanyl derivatives.The case was investigated by the Sunset Beach Police Department. Hunter McRae Morgan (Photo: VINELink) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County man is headed to prison after being convicted to a 2016 overdose death that happened in Sunset Beach.Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David says Hunter McCrae Morgan, of Lake Waccamaw, was sentenced to at least 17 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Southport gears up for another 4th of July celebration

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — For more than 200 years, a small community has celebrated our nation’s independence in a big way. This year is no different.The NC 4th of July Festival in Southport happens over the span of multiple days with events for the entire family.- Advertisement – A few notable events include the Firefighter’s Freedom Competition tomorrow from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (115 E. Nash Street), the 9/11 Never Forget Memorial Mobile Exhibit tomorrow and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (115 E. Nash Street), the Salute to Veterans on Monday at 6 p.m. (Southport Community Building) and the Naturalization Ceremony on Tuesday at 4 p.m. (Fort Johnston Southport Museum & Visitor Center Lawn).On the morning of Independence Day, Southport kicks off the day with a parade through downtown at 11 a.m. Events and activities run all day and the celebration ends with fireworks at 9 p.m. over the Southport waterfront.There will also be food, concerts, an arts and crafts show, a car show and more!Related Article: Officials investigating fire at Fort Mill fireworks store as possible arsonFor a full, detailed list of events, click here.For the parade route and traffic information, click here.last_img read more

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Blast near shrine in Pakistan nine dead – police

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Security officials and members of a bomb disposal team survey the site after a blast in Lahore, Pakistan May 8, 2019. REUERS/Mohsin RazaSecurity officials and members of a bomb disposal team survey the site after a blast in Lahore, Pakistan May 8, 2019. REUERS/Mohsin Raza At least nine people were killed by a blast targeting a security checkpoint outside a major Sufi shrine in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, officials said.The blast, one day after the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, took place close to the Data Darbar, one of the largest shrines in South Asia, which was cordoned off by security forces.“Police was the prime target in this attack. We are collecting forensic evidences to ascertain the nature of the blast. This attack has left nine dead and 24 injured,” said Ashfaq Khan, deputy inspector general of police operations in Lahore.Many people were wounded and Muhammad Farooq, a spokesman for the city’s rescue services, said at least seven or eight of them were in critical condition.Sufis, who follow a mystical form of Islam that has been practised in Pakistan for centuries, have been attacked by hardline Sunni Muslim militants in the past but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.Police out up checkpoints on main thoroughfares leading to the shrine and hospitals were placed on alert, officials said.Militant violence has declined sharply in Pakistan following a sustained crackdown in recent years and over the past two years Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city, has been free of the kind of attacks that were once common.However, officials warned that the attack highlighted the need for vigilance by people gathering for worship during Ramadan.“People should remain aware of their surroundings when going to pray,” said Punjab provincial minister Mian Aslam.Khan said authorities had maintained a general security alert but there had been no specific warning about a threat to the Data Darbar, which attracts large numbers of visitors every year.center_img WhatsApplast_img read more

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