South Pasadena BLM Activist Injured During Protest Sues City of L.A.

first_imgCommunity News South Pasadena BLM Activist Injured During Protest Sues City of L.A. Fahren James shot by rubber bullets, according to lawsuit CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 4:29 pm Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes A South Pasadena Black Lives Matter activist sued the city of Los Angeles Wednesday, alleging she was hit with a baton and shot in the stomach and arm with projectiles used by LAPD officers during a protest in the Fairfax District last spring after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.“I was in total dismay. I could not believe what was happening to me,” 39-year-old Fahren James said as she recalled the events of May 30 during a news conference announcing the filing of her Los Angeles Superior Court complaint, which seeks unspecified damages.Rox Wilcox, a spokesman for the City Attorney’s Office, said he had not yet seen the lawsuit, but that it would be reviewed once it is served. He said he had no further comment.James alleges her constitutional rights were violated when she was allegedly targeted and wounded by an officer who fired the projectiles into her stomach and arm in what the suit states is a violation of department policy.James, a South Pasadena resident who says she has been targeted by white supremacists for her activism, also said that other protesters around her were “getting shot without provocation.”James said she spent three days in a hospital for merely asserting her First Amendment rights in a peaceful manner.“We were there because we recognized a problem in the system,” James said.Attorney V. James DeSimone said his client “will never forget that day,” and he invited newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon to take a look at the actions of the officers during the protest.According to the lawsuit, James drove to the protest site at about 4:20 p.m. and was standing on the sidewalk along Beverly Boulevard, east of the Erewhon Market, and saw police enter the CBS Studios parking lot, then shortly thereafter rush out firing nonlethal bullets at a group of people.James alleges she saw an officer leave the line and point his weapon at her. She told the officer she was peacefully protesting and asked why he aimed his weapon at her, according to her court papers. When the officer turned the weapon away from her, she turned her back to the officers, the suit says.James said she tried to reason with the officers and convince them to de-escalate the situation, but a brief time later, without provocation, a female LAPD officer struck James on her back with a baton. A male LAPD officer next to the female officer shot James twice from point-blank range with bullets thatleft metal fragments in her stomach, her suit says.One shot struck James in the abdomen and another struck her under her left arm, which she had raised in vain to protect herself, according to the complaint.James made headlines in July when a cyclist spit on her during a protest. Days later she saw the same man and followed him. The suspect threw a rock that struck her in the leg. Witnesses cornered the man until police arrived and arrested Joe Richcreek on suspicion of battery. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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New Shannon airport boss to create a platform of confidence

first_imgEmail Previous articleTV – Something for the Weekend – Live SportNext articleLimbo – the space between Irish and contemporary dance Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsNew Shannon airport boss to create a platform of confidenceBy Staff Reporter – September 15, 2016 1205 Advertisement New Shannon Group Plc boss, matthew Thomas with Helen Downes (left) and Julie Dickerson of Shannon Chamber Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedlimerickMatthew ThomasShannon airportShannon Group WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin New Shannon Group Plc boss, matthew Thomas with Helen Downes (left) and Julie Dickerson of Shannon ChamberSTRIKING a balance between costs and overheads will be the first major task facing the new chief executive of the Shannon Group over the coming weeks.Rejecting criticism of the group’s cost base and high staffing levels, Matthew Thomas said he would be looking at all opportunities for growth and making sure that Shannon was in a position to unlock its full potential.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Setting targets for where we are going to be in two or three years time is a bit of a mug’s game, if I am completely honest. We want to create a platform where the airlines have confidence in our market and then we will seek to grow again”, he said.“We are in a very competitive and volatile industry and I don’t have a crystal ball but we going to do everything we can to position the airport for growth and the region to bring more tourists here and to create jobs.”Referring to past promises of unlocking 1,000 jobs after Shannon’s separation from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Mr Thomas said: “Shannon Group has a really important role in the wider region. We can have ambitious plans to enhance connectivity, to develop our land holdings, to deliver great tourist attractions, but really what we are talking about here is growing jobs and bringing more tourist to the region and that is more than just a Shannon Group task.“There are a lot of people who have a big role in this, so whether it is the IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland or the local authorities, we will be looking to have incredibly close working relationships with all the key stakeholders.Responding to news that Ryanair would be dropping 100,000 passengers from its Shannon routes, the new CEO said that while growth in passenger numbers over the next three years was essential, “all airports have ebbs and flows, but if you have delivered 30 per cent growth in the last two years, it is entirely normal and natural that you then have a period where you are consolidating the growth.Stating that Shannon has six connections with the US, which was unprecedented for an airport carrying two million passengers annually, Mr Thomas said; “we are able to take part in global aviation conversations that an airport of our size shouldn’t be able to take part in, but that is what makes this airport and region very unique.” WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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Don’t Forget to Vote – City Council Election Features Contested Races for At-Large &…

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiVoters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect five members to City Council in Ocean City’s nonpartisan municipal election. In the Fourth Ward, Guinosso decided not to seek re-election to spend more time with his family. The Fourth Ward race between Barr, Moiso and Russell includes three candidates who all have experience in elected or appointed office.Barr, who has served as a legislative aide to state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, was appointed to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission last year.Moiso, a local business owner, was a member of the Ocean City Board of Education for nine years, serving as its president in her last two years.Russell, a former teacher and Vietnam veteran, ran unsuccessfully for the Fourth Ward seat in 2012. He formerly served on the Ocean City Board of Education for 10 years and was vice president of the Cape May County School Board. The race for Council’s Fourth Ward seat will feature three candidates vying to succeed incumbent Peter Guinosso, who has decided not to seek re-election. The winner of the Bergman-Hayes matchup will fill the unexpired term of former At-Large Councilman Michael Allegretto through June 2018. Allegretto left Council last fall to become the city’s director of community services.Bergman was appointed by Council last fall to temporarily fill Allegretto’s seat until the election. Bergman, who works as director of catering for the Flanders Hotel, formerly served on Council from 2008 to 2012, but decided not to seek re-election in 2012.Hayes also has some prior experience on Council. In 2006, he was appointed to a six-month stint on Council, but lost his seat in the following election. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Two well-known figures in local politics, Karen Bergman and H. Lloyd Hayes III, will square off in the race for an at-large seat on the governing body. Although there will be competition in the Fourth Ward, the incumbents in the First, Second and Third wards are all running unopposed, ensuring them of re-election. Robert Barr, Brenda Moiso and Bart Russell are running in the Fourth Ward. Hayes’ experience in elected politics also included six years as a former member of the Ocean City Board of Education. He is a retired Ocean City teacher and swimming coach and is married to Cape May County Freeholder E. Marie Hayes. Michael DeVlieger of the First Ward, Antwan McClellan of the Second Ward and Tony Wilson of the Third Ward all were elected in 2012 and are in line for their second four-year term.last_img read more

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Leute, M.D. Millard S. “Moe” 90 of Ocean City, NJ

first_imgLeute, M.D. Millard S. “Moe” 90 of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at The Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City, NJ.Born in Germantown, PA, he was formerly of Havertown, PA and a resident of Ocean City, NJ year round for 26 years and a summer resident since childhood.Dr. Leute served in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviation Pilot and as Fleet Medical Officer, Commander Middle East Force in the Persian Gulf before his honorable discharge.He was a graduate of Lower Merion HS Class of 1943, Ursinus College class of 1948, Jefferson Medical School class of 1952 and Philadelphia College of Physicians. He also attended Dartmouth College from 1943-1944. He had a private family practice for 12 years in Havertown, PA and was on the staff of Bryn Mawr Hospital before becoming Medical Director at Cigna Life Insurance.He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Ocean City Yacht Club where he was Fleet Surgeon, and a member of Greate Bay Country Club.Besides being an avid sailor since his youth and into his 70’s, Moe also enjoyed woodcarving, playing a round of golf with the “Swingers”, listening and dancing to jazz music, and serving as Winnie’s bridge partner. His devotion to his wife Winnie and daughters is paralleled only by his humble strength in the face of his own medical challenges over the years.Surviving are his wife, Winifred M. Leute (nee Mutchler) of Ocean City, NJ, three daughters, Linda Givens (Charles Givens, deceased) of Cape May, NJ, Beverly L. Bruce (Alan) of Scituate, MA, Nan L. Walker (Jason) of Arnold, MD, four grandchildren, Lindsay, Ryan, Chad, Hadlee, one great grandchild, Sadie, and two nephews, Tracy and Jeffrey Leute.He was predeceased by his brother William R. Leute.A Celebration of Life service will be offered Saturday morning, December 10, 2016 at 11 o’clock at The Godfrey Funeral home, 809 Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until the time of service. His interment is private at the convenience of his family.In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Ocean City Sailing Foundation, 520 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226 or the charity of one’s choice.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

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