Marissa Alexander: Against the prison pipeline for women

first_imgMarissa Alexander is finally free after five years of detention for an act of self-defense. In 2012 Alexander, who is African-American, was sentenced to 20 years in jail.Her “crime”? Firing a warning shot over the head of her estranged husband who was threatening to kill her. Alexander had given birth only nine days earlier in Jacksonville, Fla.Alexander’s case gained national attention after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2013. Zimmerman used Florida’s Stand Your Ground law to claim self-defense.But when Alexander’s legal team argued she also had a Stand Your Ground claim of self-defense, the courts rejected her, exposing the “justice” system’s racist and anti-woman bias.In response to this denial of justice, a historic grass-roots campaign rose up to Free Marissa Now! This militant movement mobilized mass support to reduce Alexander’s sentence, make her case part of burgeoning Black Lives Matter marches, and win justice for other scapegoated survivors.The Forgotten Majority, a Florida prison advocacy group, recognized the struggle to free Marissa Alexander with a #SurivedAndPunished week of action that began Jan. 28, the day she was released. The week highlights survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have been criminalized, including Bresha Meadows in Ohio, Tondalao Hall in Oklahoma, Rasmea Odeh and Alisha Walker in Illinois, Ky Peterson in Georgia, and Ny Nourn and Kelly Savage in California.In a press release celebrating Alexander’s freedom, the Free Marissa Now Movement stated: “The vast majority of people in women’s prisons, and many in men’s prisons, are survivors of domestic and sexual violence before they are incarcerated. There is a crucial pipeline between abuse and prison/detention centers that must be disrupted.” (tinyurl.com/hxg5b6x)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Holden’s Bill to Fight Grease Thieves Heads to Senate Floor – AB 1566

first_imgGovernment Holden’s Bill to Fight Grease Thieves Heads to Senate Floor – AB 1566 Published on Monday, August 4, 2014 | 1:58 pm Community News HerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill (D-Pasadena) to combat the growing problem of kitchen grease theft has been overwhelmingly approved in Senate Appropriations and now heads to the Senate floor for a final vote.“Restaurants are finding that their used kitchen grease is a hot commodity that has sparked grease wars in a battle over who can cash in on the ‘liquid gold’ that is then converted into biodiesel fuel,” explained Assemblymember Holden. “It’s like the Wild West out there, everybody’s fighting over it and we need to get a better handle on regulations.”AB 1566 gives law enforcement the tools they need to stop these modern-day oil rustlers by beefing up requirements for licensed haulers, increasing the penalties for stealing grease and allowing law enforcement to impound vehicles for up to 15 days.According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, a typical fast-food restaurant produces 150-250 pounds of grease a week and a fully loaded pumper truck could bring in as much as $900 at a recycling center. Thieves often strike in the night and syphon off the used grease and sell it on the black market. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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IFA says EPA’s latest water quality report is “outdated”

first_img Twitter IFA says EPA’s latest water quality report is “outdated” Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The IFA has criticised an EPA on water quality in Irish rivers, claiming it is outdated.The report suggests there’s been a drop in the number of rivers with high-quality water over the past two decades, with Donegal one of the worst performing counties.Between 2000 and 2008, 210 rivers lost their ‘high quality water’ status, over 50 of them in Donegal alone.One-off housing, field drainage, faulty septic tanks and over-grazing are identified as factors.However, the IFA says there’s been considerable investment in farm inprovements in recent years, and many of the recommendations made by the EPA have already been implemented under the Nitrates Directive and other regulations.Harold Kingston is the IFA’s Environment and Rural Affairs spokesperson………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/hking1pm.mp3[/podcast] News WhatsApp Previous articleSenior Derry PSNI officer says people shouldn’t have to live in fearNext articleCouncil in new Household Charge warning but boycott remains strong News Highland Facebook Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Pinterest By News Highland – April 4, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebooklast_img read more

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Donegal in good position for big slice of LEADER funding

first_img Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp It’s anticipated that Donegal will get a big slice of extra LEADER funding due to a high performing track record. The Rural and Community Development Minister, Michael Ring is providing five million euro in extra funding for the top ten performing groups across the country.The 29 separate Local Action Groups develop strategies and fund projects in their respective areas.Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District Cllr Martin McDermott says Donegal has fared very well in the past and is now in a good position to obtain more money:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/martighgfhgfhnleader.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Donegal in good position for big slice of LEADER funding Google+center_img By News Highland – July 8, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleDonegal TD quizzes insurance bosses over high premiumsNext articleALONE expand support services for older people in Donegal News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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Steven Goodstein, Battery Park City developer, dead at 81

first_img Message* Email Address* Steven GoodsteinSteven Goodstein, who built part of Battery Park City in the 1980s and was part of a dynastic New York real estate family, died Saturday. He was 81.The developer died at his home in Delray Beach, Florida, a representative for his family firm, the Goodstein Organization, told The Real Deal. The cause of death was pneumonia.Goodstein’s father Jack Goodstein, a Polish immigrant who settled in the Bronx, founded a company in the 1950s that constructed buildings in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.Steven, born in Queens in 1940, joined the family company in 1957. The firm developed properties including the commercial and residential condominium Fifth Avenue Tower near Bryant Park at 445 Fifth Avenue, and was a one-time owner of the Peninsula Hotel along with Sol Goodman, William Zeckendorf Jr. and others.In 1981 the Battery Park City Authority selected a joint venture of Goodstein and Milstein Properties to develop several buildings at the Lower Manhattan megaproject.Contact Rich Bockmann Tags Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Battery Park Cityobituarylast_img read more

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Scoreboard Roundup 6/25/18

first_img Written by June 25, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup 6/25/18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUE Final  Atlanta   7  Baltimore   3   ——   AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Boston          5  Seattle       0 Final  Tampa Bay       7  N-Y Yankees   6, 12 Innings Final  Cleveland      12  Detroit       2 Final  Chi White Sox  10  Oakland       3 Final  Houston        11  Kansas City   3 Final  Minnesota       2  Texas         0 Final  Toronto         7  L-A Angels    6, 10 Innings   ——   NATIONAL LEAGUE Final  Cincinnati      8  Chi Cubs       6 Final  L-A Dodgers     8  N-Y Mets       7, 11 Innings Final  Arizona         3  Pittsburgh     0 Final  St. Louis       8  Milwaukee      2 Final  Miami           8  Colorado       5 Final  San Francisco   3  San Diego      2, 11 Innings Final  Washington      8  Philadelphia   6center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Funding Terrorism: U.S. Reportedly Gave $33 Billion to Iran…In Cash and Gold

first_imgFunding Terrorism: U.S. Reportedly Gave $33 Billion to Iran…In Cash and GoldKatie Pavlich for TOWNHALLOver the past weeks there has been much controversy surrounding the $400 million cash payment made to Iran and delivered by cargo plane in the middle of the night in exchange for four American hostages. Cash of course is the currency of terrorists because unlike digital transfers, it cannot be tracked. Iran is unabashedly the world’s largest state sponsor of terror.When the news first broke, the White House and the State Department strongly denied the payment was ransom, said it was part of the nuclear agreement and argued the payment was money owed to the Iranians since the 1970s. As pressure and evidence began to mount, the State Department finally admitted the cash was in fact paid to the Iranians with the promise hostages would be released.But now, reporting from the Washington Free Beacon shows the U.S. may have paid Iran as much as $33.6 billion in cash.Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions.A total of $11.9 billion was ultimately paid to Iran, but the details surrounding these payments remain shrouded in mystery, according to Mark Dubowitz, executive director at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.In total, “Iran may have received as much as $33.6 billion in cash or in gold and other precious metals,” Dubowitz disclosed.The White House and State Department have admitted it is not unlikely at least some of the money paid to the Iranian regime will be used to fund terrorism. Keep in mind Hezbollah, one of the largest terror networks in the world funded by Iran, was responsible for more American deaths than any other terrorist organization prior to September 11, 2001.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Reversal: Kroger Must Face Claim For Filling Script In Wrongful Death Case

first_imgReversal: Kroger Must Face Claim For Filling Script In Wrongful Death CaseDave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.comKroger must face a claim that its potential negligence in filling a prescription contributed to the death of a woman after she sought treatment for acute bronchitis, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in a reversal.A doctor and his employer who are unnamed in the court record prescribed Levofloxacin to Sharon K. Clearwaters despite knowing she had a chronic heart condition for which she was taking Amiodarone and Warfarin, for which Levofloxacin is counter-indicated. The drug can cause interactions including causing the heart to beat out of rhythm.The day the prescription was filled at a Kroger pharmacy in December 2012, Clearwaters went into cardiopulmonary arrest and died after taking the Levoflaxacin. Clearwaters’ estate filed a notice of suit in November 2013 against the health care providers and Kroger.In August 2014, the doctor and his employer settled with David Shelton, the personal representative of Clearwaters’ estate, and they were later dismissed from the complaint. Kroger amended its answer to assert a non-party defense. Kroger argued it is entitled to a credit or set-off from the health care providers’ settlement. Kroger filed a motion for partial summary judgment that was granted by Marion Superior Judge James B. Osborn.This was error, the Court of Appeals ruled on an interlocutory appeal that was accompanied by an amicus brief on behalf of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.“In this case, the (Indiana Department of Insurance) determined that Kroger was not a qualified health care provider under the Medical Malpractice Act,” Judge Cale Bradford wrote for the panel, reversing in David Shelton, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Sharon K. Clearwaters v. Kroger Limited Partnership I, 49A02-1601-CT-75. “Kroger, therefore, was not exempted from the Comparative Fault Act.” As such, “Kroger was not entitled to receive a credit or set-off with relation to Shelton’s settlement.“We further instruct the trial court that on remand, Kroger may only seek to limit its potential liability through its asserted non-party defense,” the panel concluded.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Belgian firm continues with steady expansion

first_imgBelgian bakery and café chain Le Pain Quotidien has opened a store in Parsons Green, west London – its third new outlet in the capital this year.The company is also on track to open another in Covent Garden in September, which will bring its number of shops in the UK to 14, all of which are based in London.Run as a master franchise in the UK and Ireland by Village du Pain, Le Pain Quotidien is likely to begin looking for sites outside the capital in 2010, according to regional manager Ruben Mendoza.”We intend to carry on growing the business with new openings, but don’t have a set number of stores in mind. It’s early days for us as a company, so we are trying to expand at the right rate and that depends on what is happening in the market,” he said.Le Pain Quotidien was established in the early 1990s in Brussels by chef Alain Coumont and launched in the UK in 2005. The stores sell a range of shop-made pastries and cakes, alongside sourdough loaves and baguettes, produced in Belgium and baked-off in-store.last_img read more

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Vulfpeck Releases Theo Katzman-Penned “Love Is A Beautiful Thing” From Upcoming Album [Watch]

first_imgVulfpeck is gearing up to release their eighth studio release, Hill Climber, at the end of the week on December 7th, 2018. The funk quartet has consistently released a collection of studio recordings every year since their official inception in 2011, with the most recent coming in the form of 2017’s Mr. Finish Line. So far, in anticipation of the 2018 record, Vulfpeck has released “Lost My Treble Long Ago”, “Soft Parade”, “It Gets Funkier IV”, “Lonely Town”, and “Darwin Derby“.Today, Vulfpeck has released another single, “Love is a Beautiful Thing”, written by Vulf vocalist and guitarist Theo Katzman and featuring guest vocalist Monica Martin. In addition to the rest of core four rhythm section (Joe Dart on bass, Woody Goss on Wurlitzer, Jack Stratton on drums), frequent collaborators Cory Wong (baritone guitar) and Joey Dosik (alto sax) are also featured on the track, which originally appeared on Theo Katzman’s solo album, Heartbreak Hits.This upcoming record has especially showcased the diverse talents of Theo Katzman (particularly, so far, in “Lonely Town” and “Darwin Derby”, which also features the “Funky Duck” himself, Antwaun Stanley), who remains a core piece of the Vulfpeck instrumental section while also displaying his innate ability to sing and write songs.Vulfpeck’s upcoming album, Hill Climber, will include ten total tracks including special guest collaborations with vocalist Monica Martin, vocalist Mike Viola, and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cole (KNOWER) and featured vocals from Theo Katzman and Antwaun Stanley. Watch the new video for Vulfpeck’s “Love is a Beautiful Thing” below:Vulfpeck – “Love is a Beautiful Thing”[Video: Vulf]You can pre-order a digital download of Vulfpeck’s forthcoming album, Hill Climber, today.last_img read more

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