Morgan Malachi, one of hundreds of activists facing charges for having protested the Baltimore police killing of Freddie Grey, won an innocent verdict on July 23 in front of three dozen supporters from the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly and the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial, Economic and Legal Justice.Malachi was part of the “Philly Is Baltimore” contingent during an April 25 mass uprising in Baltimore against police brutality. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and refusal to obey a lawful order. City officials later called in the National Guard and state troopers to enforce a curfew as they tried to crush the justified people’s rebellion by arresting scores of youth.Since then, officials have been conducting a witch hunt against the protesters, increasing the number of charges against many arrestees. Aljebu-Lan (Key) Marcus, a Philly REAL Justice Coalition activist from the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee, has had charges of resisting arrest and interfering with an arrest added to charges of disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order.All this was for protesting racist police killings, which are all too common not just in Baltimore but also in Philadelphia, New York, Oakland, Ferguson, Cleveland and many more U.S. cities. Marcus’ trial is scheduled to take place in Baltimore on Aug. 10 at 8:30 a.m. at Hargrove District Court, 700 East Patapsco Ave. Supporters are encouraged to call or email Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office to demand that all charges be dropped: 443-984-6000, [email protected] is not alone. Many arrests have taken place in Philadelphia, too, including that of the Mayfair 10, for protesting the police refusal to release the names of the cops who killed Brandon Tate Brown. Another five were arrested at a peaceful #SayHerName vigil when cops rioted, breaking the wrist of a 62-year-old woman.Hundreds of arrests have taken place wherever outraged youth have protested the killings of Sandra Bland, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Rekia Boyd, and many more — over 600 Black and Brown men, women, transgender people and even children killed by cops in 2015 so far. The arrests appear to be part of a campaign of repression being coordinated from the ruling circles of capitalist society against the Black Lives Matter movement.Right to rebel put on trialMalachi’s trial was preceded by plea bargain proceedings for another young Black protester, Terry Smith, 26. He has a five-year-old child and his partner is expecting with another child. He was sentenced to 60 days in prison for his part in the uprising against police terror.During Malachi’s trial, prosecutor Andrew Costinett relied on the testimony of four SWAT team cops. He also exhibited portions of three videotapes in a failed effort to prove that the young Black woman had refused to obey orders to disperse or was disorderly.The videos showed Malachi using a bullhorn. Baltimore City District Court Judge Flynn M. Owens eventually agreed with Malachi’s attorney, Steve Beatty, that using her First Amendment rights was legal. The judge dropped the disorderly conduct charge.Beatty further argued that the prosecution’s own tapes from their Foxtrot helicopter revealed that Malachi had been in the intersection facing off against a line of police at 7:18 p.m., but was on the sidewalk when she was arrested at 7:40. The officer on the copter testified that he broadcast: “You must disperse. You cannot block the intersection or you will be subject to arrest,” three times between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Two defense witnesses swore they did not hear the police orders to disperse, perhaps because of the overwhelming noise of chanting, yelling and bullhorns in the chaotic scene.At the end of the proceedings, while Judge Owens praised the police “for their thankless job,” he had to admit that no testimony proved the order to disperse was broadcast between 7:18 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. so there was reasonable doubt. Therefore, he could not find the defendant guilty.Outside the courtroom, Beatty told reporters this was a victory “for the right to free expression at a time when courts are trying to limit those rights.”Photo: Supporters outside courthouse after ‘not guilty’ verdict.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students gathered in Beasley Hall for the first meeting of the year for Delight. (Photo courtesy of Delight) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printA small Bible study that has grown into a nationwide organization is starting another semester dedicated to uniting women at TCU and impacting the Fort Worth community.Delight Ministries is a college women’s community that grows together, serves together, learns together and does life together while chasing the heart of God, according to their website.The TCU chapter of Delight started the spring semester with its first meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Beasley Hall.The ministry was brought to TCU on Jan. 19, 2016, by junior communication studies major Brooke Ingram.“Our vision is to maintain a genuine culture of women that love Jesus and want to share that with other women at TCU,” Ingram said. “We would love to get more involved this year with community service and doing events like worship nights, dinners and parties.”Delight is a group for all types of women. Junior communication studies major Francesca Bartolomucci said she sees a lot of division on the TCU campus and Delight brings all women together with Christ as the center.First-year sociology major Haley Redding said Delight embraced her and made her feel a part of the TCU campus and the Fort Worth community through different service projects.Delight has impacted the Fort Worth community by volunteering for the NET Fort Worth and Arise Africa. According to its website, the NET serves three impoverished Fort Worth communities: the homeless, women affected by the sex industry and low-income youth. Arise Africa is an organization committed to helping individuals with their spiritual, economic and physical poverty, according to their website.Ingram said she encourages women to come to Delight because any woman can benefit from attending, and the group wants to be a resource for them.For more information on joining Delight at TCU, contact [email protected] ReddIt The greens of Colonial Country Club Facebook Facebook Previous articleWomen’s basketball tops Kansas, 80-68Next articleRobert Carr Chapel to be more accessible in time for summer weddings Annika Clark RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Annika Clarkhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/annika-clark/ Amazing Vietnam 2017 brings cultural diversity to TCU Annika Clarkhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/annika-clark/ Linkedin Annika Clark Annika Clarkhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/annika-clark/ Twitter Linkedin Twitter + posts Annika Clark is a sophomore journalism major and Spanish minor. She is a member of the TCU Women’s golf team. She enjoys spending her nonexistent free time eating and sleeping. ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Senseless Acts of Comedy travels for national tournament
ReddIt Twitter Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Linkedin + posts Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos starts his prison sentence today after a judge denied delaying his prison sentence (Photo courtesy of CNBC). printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from “The Hill” to “CBS News.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got an update on the border clash, an ex-Trump campaign advisor reporting to prison, and the seemingly never-ending midterms.Clash at the borderOn Monday, President Donald Trump called on Mexico to deport the migrant caravan gathered at the U.S. border “any way you want” and threatened to close off the border between the two countries “permanently if need be.”Trump’s call for intervention comes after a clash over the weekend. U.S. authorities deployed to the border threw tear gas at the migrants who rushed the San Ysidro port of entry.In response to the president, Mexico’s Interior Ministry said it would increase its own country’s security at the border. According to Politico, three dozen migrants who “violently” attempted cross the border have been arrested.Ex-Trump campaign adviser to report to prisonFormer Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos was scheduled to report to prison Monday after a federal judge denied his plea to delay his two-week sentence.According to AP News, Papadopoulos filed two motions (after the deadline) seeking to put off his prison time until an appeals court ruled on a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment.Papadopoulos was sentenced back in September for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia operatives.Republicans call for further action against SaudisRepublican lawmakers criticized President Trump Sunday for dismissing the Central Intelligence Agency’s report that the Saudi crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said the U.S. needs to “consider further action” against Saudi Arabia based on the intelligence report that said Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.Kahshoggi was a journalist that was publishing stories critiquing the government while living in the U.S. and working for the Washington Post.The CIA report concluded that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi’s killing by a group of operatives on a mission from Riyadh.California Democratic party chief accused of sexual misconductCalifornia Democratic Party Chairman, Eric Bauman, is facing calls to step down after accusation of sexual misconduct.After being approached by several staff members accusing Bauman of sexual harassment and assault, Daraka Larimore-Hall, the state party’s vice chairperson sent a letter to the party’s secretary calling for Bauman’s removal.Larimore-Hall said he first filed the complaint with the party’s human resources department, but after Bauman refused to step down, Larimore-Hall began the formal process calling for Bauman’s removal.Bauman has been the chairman of California’s Democratic Party since May 2017 and is the first openly gay person to lead the party in the state.Runoffs and controversial comments in Mississippi Thought midterms were over? Not quite.The run-off for a Senate seat in Mississippi between Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy will be decided tomorrow.On Election Day, Hyde-Smith led the field of three candidates but fell short of the 50 percent majority needed to claim the seat.News of the runoff in the race has been overshadowed by a comment that went viral from Hyde-Smith during a campaign event in which she praised a supporter by telling the crowd if he “invited [her] to a public hanging, I’d be front row.”After days of refusing to apologize for the comments, and calls for the return of political donations, Hyde-Smith finally said she meant no “ill-will” during a debate and apologized to anyone who was offended.That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. TCU, SMU students collaborate on app for students, businesses Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Facebook Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized ‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: November 26, 2018Next articleThe deals and doubts of Cyber Monday Michael Rogers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Michael Rogers Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021 What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines
Pinterest tZERO Announces Partnership with Tokensoft Transfer Agent to Trade Digital Securities Pinterest NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– tZERO, a leader in blockchain innovation and liquidity for digital assets, announced today a technology integration with Tokensoft subsidiary, Tokensoft Transfer Agent, an SEC-registered transfer agent, to support issuers using Tokensoft’s digitization and transfer agent services. Following the integration, Tokensoft’s digital security technology will be interoperable with tZERO’s secondary trading technology, allowing securities of issuers utilizing Tokensoft’s services to seamlessly onboard and trade on the tZERO ATS, an alternative trading system (ATS) that is operated by tZERO ATS, a FINRA member broker-dealer, subject to tZERO ATS’s trading terms and due diligence. This press release features multimedia. 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The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago When Vets Fall Behind on Mortgage Payments … Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Previous: Accelerating Blighted Property Foreclosures Next: The Week Ahead: Will the Fed Raise Rates? Tagged with: CFPB Loan Loan Modifications Loss Mitigation mortgage payments Processing Servicemembers Veterans CFPB Loan Loan Modifications Loss Mitigation mortgage payments Processing Servicemembers Veterans 2019-01-25 Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Issues relating to loan modifications or collections were among the most common type of mortgage-related complaints by servicemembers, according to an annual report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The report noted that around 40 percent of active duty servicemembers have a mortgage and over 700,000 veterans currently have a VA home loan mortgage.The report also indicated that veterans were 40 percent more likely to be underwater on their homes than non-veterans.Looking at the type of complaints received by servicemembers, the CFPB report said that the highest number of complaints (43 percent) related to troubles during the mortgage process while 31 percent servicemember complains were related to issues when they were struggling to pay their mortgage. When it came to the payment process, someservicemembers stated that “when they called their servicers, they could not get their single point of contact on the telephone.”Complaints suggest that payment application and the management of escrow accounts continue to be a challenge for some servicemembers the report indicated. Additionally, vets also described problems with their automatic payments when escrow shortages and surpluses caused a change in their monthly mortgage payment.When mortgages were transferred to a new company, they tended to cause confusion among servicemembers especially when they received notice about such transfers, the report indicated. Upon the transfer, some servicemembers described having “difficulty reconciling account balances or obtaining information related to their loan terms.They also described a range of challenges while modifying their mortgages, which included problems like servicers requesting the same documentation multiple times throughout the loss mitigation process as well as offering terms that were unaffordable. “In particular, servicemembers continued to experience trouble with effective loss mitigation options when receiving Permanent Change of Station orders,” the report noted.Despite these problems, the report noted that in comparison to non-servicemembers, veterans experienced these problems less frequently than their civilian counterparts.Click here to read the full report. Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Related Articles January 25, 2019 2,611 Views Home / Daily Dose / When Vets Fall Behind on Mortgage Payments … Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago
Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Woman charged following serious assault on shop worker in Sligo Previous articleSinn Fein call on Education Minister to resolve issues with unionsNext articleOver 2,000 student nurses and midwives to have placements suspended News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 17, 2021 Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Pinterest A shop worker has been seriously assaulted with a hammer in Sligo Town.The incident happened after a woman entered a store without a face covering at around 6.45 yesterday evening.The woman in her early 20s was asked to put on a mask and then left the premises – she returned shortly after and struck a female member of staff with a hammer a number of times.The worker was taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.The woman was arrested by Gardaí and has since been charged – she’s due to appear before Sligo District Court on Thursday.
KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — A Texas resident grabbed his shotgun and shot and killed three men when they allegedly broke into his home, authorities said.Early Monday morning, one of the two residents of a trailer home in Channelview — about 20 miles east of Houston — heard a “commotion” outside, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. He then saw several men in dark clothing — possibly one armed — force their way inside, the sheriff said at a news conference.That resident ran to hide, while his roommate, armed with a shotgun, exchanged gunfire with the suspects, Gonzalez said.The armed resident shot and killed three suspected home invaders, Gonzalez said.It is possible other suspects were there and fled the scene, Gonzalez said.“It happened pretty quickly,” the sheriff added.During the exchange of gunfire, one of the residents was shot and was hospitalized in unknown condition.“We’re told it’s serious. But he’s going to be going into surgery so we’re not exactly sure of his condition,” the sheriff said.The second resident was not hurt, Gonzalez said.The case will most likely be referred to the grand jury, he said.“A person does have the right to defend themselves if that’s what the facts are,” the sheriff said. “We’ll have to confirm that. Everything is preliminary.”It’s not clear why the suspects targeted this home, the sheriff said.“If it turns out that that’s what they were doing — breaking into someone’s home — regardless of the circumstances, crime doesn’t pay,” Gonzalez said. “Eventually you’re going to end up dead or end up in jail, most likely.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Written by January 4, 2021 /Sports News – National Serena Williams on how she is inspired by the women in her life FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN ImagesBy CARSON BLACKWELDER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams is surrounded by powerful women in her life — be it her mother, Oracene Price; her sisters, including fellow tennis pro Venus Williams; or her daughter, Olympia.“I’ve always been inspired by my mom, but I’ve never been inspired to the level that I am now,” Williams, 39, told ABC News’ Good Morning America of Price, 68, who is also her tennis coach. “I respect her so much more. Not that I didn’t, but I think when I had a baby, I relied on her more than I ever have. I never expected that, so that’s really cool for me.” While she said all of her sisters are “amazing,” there’s no denying she shares a special bond with older sister, 40-year-old Venus, with whom she has won a total of 14 Grand Slam doubles titles.“She’s so positive and she never stops,” Williams said. “She does so many things and she has more energy than anyone I know, but she deals with so much on a health thing that it’s so inspiring.”Then there’s Olympia, whom the fashion entrepreneur welcomed alongside husband Alexis Ohanian in 2017.“She’s always so happy,” Williams said. “You can learn this from kids, it’s like they don’t have a care. Sometimes we put too much emphasis on things and on stuff that we really just have to rely on us and just being happy. That’s very inspiring for me.”Aside from these women, the tennis legend — who has 23 Grand Slam singles titles under her belt — said she finds inspiration in everyday women and recently partnered with Bumble to select five deserving women for the app’s inagural “Women of Courage” list.The women selected include a teacher who has adapted to virtual teaching amid the pandemic, a nurse who has worked on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19 and other women who went above and beyond to lift up their communities.“2020 was a very tough year for everyone; it’s been difficult — and with that comes a lot of courage,” Williams said. “The courage that we saw comes from everyday women — not people you automatically look up to or people that are posters on your wall, it’s really people for me that are either in your house or people next door to you that you can be inspired by.”While the women highlighted by Bumble’s “Women of Courage” list have all done incredible things to stand out, the four-time Olympic gold medalist said it doesn’t take that to be considered courageous and sometimes “just literally getting up every day” is enough.“You never know what people are going through and you never know the challenges they face,” Williams said. “I really feel it’s so important not to judge a book by its cover; it’s so much more on the inside and what’s on the outside.”“So I think having resilience is something that really we all can relate to [this year],” she continued. “I’m really excited to lift these women up and let them have a voice.”As the year comes to a close, Williams said she is setting “reasonable expectations” for 2021 because this year has shown her how things can change “in a blink of an eye.”“It’s all just about positive energy,” she said. “I’m just looking forward to just hopefully having a better year but also just staying positive no matter what happens.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
The storm we have been watching all week will not amount to much in strength, but will still make for an unpleasant weekend. Low pressure system will slide to our south and move off the coast later today. The storm is forecast to remain further east and weaker. Expect occasional rain to move in this afternoon which can mix or even change to snow at times into the evening.Heaviest precipitation will occur this evening over Ocean City. Rain could mix or even change to snow during that time. Roadways will remain wet.As the storm develops offshore more occasional rain/mix is expected on Sunday. If storm is close enough, precipitation could change to all snow late Sunday as the storm moves away and colder air wraps back into the area. Overall accumulations, if any, will be light and mainly on cars and grassy surfaces as temperatures will remain in the upper 30s.By Harry Holmes