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  • NYPD accused of ‘shackling’ pregnant woman in labor, lawsuit claims

    first_imgtzahiV/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pregnant woman who says she was forced to wear handcuffs on her wrists and ankles during labor is now suing the New York City Police Department.“Against the vehement protests of medical staff, the NYPD refused to remove the shackles, compelling Ms. Doe to labor in excruciating pain and forcing doctors to examine Ms. Doe with her feet and hands bound,” the lawsuit states, referencing the woman who is referred to only by a pseudonym.“Moments before Ms. Doe delivered her daughter, a growing chorus of outraged doctors convinced the NYPD to briefly remove her shackles. At 6:14 a.m., Jane Doe gave birth to her daughter. Shortly after she gave birth, NYPD officers again shackled her, ignoring the doctors’ continued pleas. Ms. Doe struggled to feed her new baby with one arm,” the lawsuit states.The woman heard doctors at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx “express concern” both that the baby was “in some distress” during the delivery, and that she “experienced heavy bleeding” after the delivery, the suit states.The City of New York along with the NYPD, five directly named officers and other anonymous officers are all listed as the defendants in the suit. The NYPD declined to comment to ABC News, citing ongoing litigation. The suit seeks damages for a violation of her civil rights and calls for the police force to change their policies to ensure a similar situation doesn’t happen again.Jane Doe had been arrested in connection with a family dispute with her ex-partner that happened five months before her Feb. 7, arrest, which was just two days before her due date, according to the lawsuit.“There was no urgent need to arrest Plaintiff that day by any stretch of the imagination,” the suit states.The practice of “shackling” pregnant women is roundly condemned, including by the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Public Health Association.Correctional groups, including the Correctional Association of New York, call it a “barbaric — and illegal” practice. The state banned the use of shackles on women throughout labor, delivery and recovery in 2009.The lawsuit argues that Jane Doe “never struggled, resisted, or acted in any way that would even remotely support the use of restraints.”“Ms. Doe was terrified for herself and for her baby. She feared that she would deliver the baby alone in a cell at the 47th Precinct without medical help. She feared that after she gave birth, the NYPD would take her baby away,” the lawsuit states.“She desperately wanted her partner and her own doctor to be present for the birth, at her chosen hospital, consistent with her birth plan. But she remained compliant, urging herself to stay calm for the safety of her baby. These events are seared in Ms. Doe’s memory; she experiences nightmares and relives the trauma over and over,” the suit states.The lawsuit also notes how this was not the only case in recent years where the city was sued because a pregnant woman was shackled while in custody. That suit was settled in May 2017, less than a year before the alleged incident at the heart of this new lawsuit occurred.Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, said that it shows multiple failures on the part of the NYPD.“This raises the problem of not just the police department failing to respect the rights of women, but failing to have in place the systems that any well-run organization would have to learn from their mistakes. Why wouldn’t they fix the problem that they paid to resolve around the same time?” Lieberman said.“I think the fact that anybody at any level of the NYPD would think that shackling a pregnant woman as she’s about to go into labor and throughout — in 2018 — is stunning, and a sad reflection on the state of affairs in the NYPD,” Lieberman said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • 15-year-old girl shot at Massachusetts mall; 2 in custody

    first_imgcarlballou /iStockBy Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News(BRAINTREE, Ma) — A 15-year-old girl was injured in a shooting at the South Shore Plaza mall in Braintree, Massachusetts, officials said.Braintree police said she suffered non-life threatening injuries, and two male suspects were taken into custody in relation to the shooting, which took place at about 4:45 p.m.After initially saying they were responding to an “active shooter,” the Braintree Police Department said it now believes it was a targeted shooting.Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted Braintree police in the response to the scene.The Braintree Police Department said via Twitter that the stores were put under lockdown. In a follow-up tweet, the agency said the suspect or suspects were “believed to have fled the mall on foot” and urged neighbors to shelter in place and report suspicious activity.The shelter-in-place orders were lifted after the two suspects were taken into custody.A witness inside the mall described the chaos to Boston ABC affiliate WCVB, saying he heard “six gunshots.”“Everything was acting normal, day to day, I was on the upstairs location near Sears, as I was walking toward Sears, I was on the second level I saw people start going to the railing, looking down to the first floor and then we just heard six gunshots one after another, then it went silent,” he said. “I didn’t see any shooter or anything like that. And then it all became chaos, the mall, everybody trying to find an exit.”Braintree is located about 25 minutes south of downtown Boston.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Improving acoustic estimates of krill: experience from repeat sampling of northern krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica) in Gullmarsfjord, Sweden

    first_imgA series of eight replicated acoustic surveys, four by day and four by night, was undertaken in Gullmarsfjord on the Swedish west coast during two 24-h periods on 8 and 10 September 2003, using a calibrated echosounder operating at 120 and 38 kHz. The difference in signal strength (Sv) was used to distinguish northern krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica) from other acoustic scatterers. The approach is concluded to be very effective, but it can be improved greatly by applying the following series of simple extensions to current protocols: first, set a very low threshold on both frequencies to minimize sampling bias; second, undertake tests to confirm that the data extracted from each acoustic frequency apply to the same scatterers; third, ensure that the range of Sv is not greater than the TSrange at either frequency; and finally, when abundance estimation is the primary aim, arrange for sampling at the time of day and using the acoustic frequency that together provide the least variance.last_img read more

  • Huntley leads No. 13 Utah past Northern Illinois 35-17

    first_img Written by Tags: Tyler Huntley/Utah Utes Football Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Huntley passed for one touchdown and ran for another as No. 13 Utah held Northern Illinois to 69 yards in the second half and beat the Huskies 35-17 on Saturday.After a shaky first half, the Utah defense clamped down on the Huskies with an effective pass rush, an interception and a fourth-down stop.Huntley finished 14 for 19 for 214 yards and ran for 38 yards, without a sack for second straight game.Northern Illinois kept pace with Utah in the first two quarters with an effective mix of short passes and QB runs. Bowers had 202 yards passing to eight receivers from a variety of formations as the vaunted Utes defense couldn’t seem to predict where the each pass was going.Last year, the Huskies kept Moss to 66 yards, his lowest rushing total of the season as Utah edged NIU, 17-6, in DeKalb. Moss, tops in the nation for yards after contact the past couple years, carried tacklers on nearly every play as the Huskies keyed on the Utes running back. That opened the field for Huntley and the receiving corps, who only saw 16 pass plays in the season opener against BYU.After going 5 for 5 and 52 yards passing on NIU’s first scoring drive, Bowers waited for a key block and somersaulted into the end zone over late-arriving Utes tacklers.New Huskies coach Thomas Hammock suffered his first loss as NIU has never defeated a team ranked as highly as Utah. For the second straight season, the Huskies made the Utes sweat, beyond what was expected with the 11 a.m. start and temperatures in the 80s under sunny skies.Midway through the second quarter, the score was tied at 14-14. Spencer Tears flashed an upside-down ‘U’ with his hands after catching a 74-yard reception, drawing vociferous boos from the north end zone fans.Vonte Davis — in at safety for injured Utes safety Julian Blackmon, who later returned and had an interception — underestimated Tears’ speed as the wideout stepped out of his tackle and raced down the NIU sideline. It was NIU’s longest pass play since Tears had an 81-yard scoring reception against San Diego State in 2017.The Utes, who were the media’s preseason choice to win the Pac-12, had just one penalty and hasn’t turned the ball over this year.NIU’s Mykelti Williams was ejected for targeting in the fourth quarter after his big hit caused a fumble that was negated by the penalty. On the next play, Huntley found Jaylen Dixon for a 14-yard TD pass.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Utes continue to play mistake-free football but the modest score against a Group-of-5 opponent may not make a big impression on the voters.THE TAKEAWAYNorthern Illinois: The Huskies had one of the nation’s top defenses befuddled until the Utes made some crucial adjustments in their pass defense and pressures.Utah: The Utes haven’t lost a home opener since dropping the 2007 debut to Air Force, 20-12. It wasn’t pretty early, but the Utes had a balance attack of 214 passing and 193 yards rushing and the outcome wasn’t in doubt after Moss’s 5-yard TD run in the third quarter.UP NEXTNorthern Illinois: The Huskies visit No. 25 Nebraska.Utah: The Utes complete their preseason schedule without leaving the state by hosting Idaho State on Saturday. September 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Huntley leads No. 13 Utah past Northern Illinois 35-17last_img read more

  • Adjunct Faculty – Art

    first_imgWhile a terminal degree is preferred, a master’s degree in arelated field is required. Industry experience and college-levelteaching experience preferred. Daytime and evening campus-basedavailability are preferred.When applying, include the phrase “Art Adjunct Application” in thesubject line of the application email and state your teachingavailability (daytime or evening) in your cover letter.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected] Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University is searching for qualified instructors as part ofits adjunct faculty pool to teach in Art and related programs(i.e., MSDMD). We are seeking adjunct faculty to teach courses inart across the curriculum, from undergraduate to graduate,including the following courses:center_img ColorDigital PhotographyDrawingPaintinglast_img read more

  • Union City police, animal control officers, save estimated 51 animals from…

    first_img× UNION CITY – Local police, volunteers, and animal control officials saved an estimated 33 poodles, 15 birds, and three cats from a roach-infested apartment Wednesday evening.The owner voluntarily relinquished ownership of the dogs, police said. Her brother agreed to take ownership of the cats and birds. The apartment was located on 48th Street.Union City police first made the shocking discovery while responding to a water main break in the two-bedroom apartment, according to Geoffrey Santini, a local animal control officer for North Hudson.Called for assistance, Santini, who runs the New Jersey Humane Society shelter in West New York, brought his employees and two North Bergen High School students to help rescue the dogs.Santini described the apartment’s conditions as “horrible.” “It’s a hoarding apartment,” he said, as officers repeatedly emerged from the apartment building with more dogs.“There was no bed, no stove, no sink. Everything was piled on top of each other. The poor dogs were running around the place.”According to Santini, many of the dogs were fully matted, and suffering from eye infections.Some of the dogs were also removed from the building in roach-infested cages.Officers also found two female dogs with three puppies, ranging from hours to just a week old, Santini said.The dogs were later taken to Santini’s shelter to get washed. A vet will come to the shelter to evaluate and document each dog.The owner could face animal cruelty changes, based on the vet’s reports, Santini said.Though he did not call it one of the worst cases, Santini called it “one of the largest we’ve had. It’s a shame to have all those poodles locked up in an apartment, and they weren’t being taken care of. There was food and water strewn on the floor. That’s not the way you take care of the animals.”The rescue comes less than two weeks after Santini teamed with volunteers and North Bergen police to rescue three abandoned puppies from a trucking company lot, in freezing temperatures.last_img read more

  • Lidl launches Christmas social media pricing campaign

    first_imgDiscounter Lidl has launched a social media campaign that it claims will put customers in control of product prices in the run-up to Christmas.Launched yesterday, Lidl’s ‘Social Price Drop’ gives the public an opportunity to reduce the price of different festive products each week in the four weeks leading up to Christmas.A new product will be announced every Monday and shoppers have two days to engage on Twitter until the final price is announced on Lidl UK’s social channels. The more engaged a product becomes on Twitter, the more the price reduces.The reduced price will be offered in store until the following Saturday.Lidl claimed the launch was a first for any supermarket in the UK.“We’re incredibly excited about giving our customers the power on Twitter to lower the price of some of our finest festive products,” said Lidl UK communications head Georgina Hall.“Christmas is a very expensive time of year for shoppers country and, as a retailer at the heart of Britain’s communities, our ambition is to put the control back into the hands of consumers, and save them even more in the run-up to Christmas.”Earlier this month, Lidl UK announced a new bakery was among expansion plans for its Croydon store.last_img read more

  • Railroad Earth Debuts New Covers At Thanksgiving “Horn O’ Plenty” Shows [Full Show Audio/Photos]

    first_imgLoad remaining images [Audio: tom]Setlist: Railroad Earth | Sherman Theater | Stroudsburg, PA | 11/25/2017Set 1: Head, Saddle of the Sun, Peace on Earth, Addin’ My Voice, Mighty River, Farewell to Isinglass –> All That’s Dead May Live Again –> Seven Story MountainSet 2: Monkey –> The Berkeley Flash –> The Forecast, A Day on the Sand, Railroad Earth, Any Road, Reuben’s Train, Seasons (A), Colorado –> Captain Nowhere, Long Way To GoEncore: Terrapin Station(A) First time played, written by Steve Miller and Ben SidranNote: This was Railroad Earth’s 25th show at the Sherman Theater Railroad Earth | Sherman Theater | Stroudsburg, PA | 11/25/2017 | Photos: Sam Watson Each year, Railroad Earth hosts their annual “Horn O’ Plenty” shows around Thanksgiving weekend. The tradition first started back in 2011, and each year since, around the Thanksgiving holiday, the beloved jamgrass act and its many dedicated fans flock to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. During the band’s two-day takeover featuring support by Serene Green and Mountain Ride, Railroad Earth was in proper form, offering up a debut cover each night. On Friday, the group debuted an instrumental cover of Béla Fleck’s “Slipstream”, while on Saturday, the band debuted Steve Miller and Ben Sidran’s “Seasons”.You can check out the setlists below, courtesy of the band’s Facebook fan page Railroad Earth Hobos, plus check out a gallery of photos from Saturday night, courtesy of Sam Watson.Setlist: Railroad Earth | Sherman Theater | Stroudsburg, PA | 11/24/2017Set One: Black Bear –> Stillwater Getaway –> Blazin’ a Trail, Walk Beside Me, Only by the Light –> Raven’s Child –> Birds of America, Cold WaterSet Two: Drag Him Down, Dance Around Molly –> Dandelion Wine, Right in Tune –> The Hunting Song –> Mourning Flies, When the Sun Gets in Your Blood, Crossing the GapSlipstream (A) –> Like a Buddha –> Chasin’ a RainbowEncore: Everything Comes Together(A) First time played, instrumental written by Béla Fleck [Audio: tom]last_img read more

  • Béla Fleck & The Flecktones Add Summer 2019 Tour Dates

    first_imgBéla Fleck and the Flecktones have added new dates to their 30th-anniversary tour, which the band is promising to be their “most extensive tour in years.” While the full schedule has yet to be released, today, they’ve added fourteen new dates to their summer 2019 calendar. The band’s schedule shows that three more shows will be added to the summer tour, along with a 15-date winter tour.The newly added dates will see Béla Fleck and the Flecktones perform in Garden City, ID (6/2); Eugene, OR (6/4); Sacramento, CA (6/6); Oakland, CA (6/7); Los Angeles, CA (6/8); Telluride, CO for the Telluride Bluegrass (6/21); El Prado, NM (6/22); Salina, KS (6/23); Cleveland, OH (6/28); and Fort Wayne, IN; in addition to previously announced shows in Missoula, MT (6/1); and Oklahoma City, OH (6/28).To kick off their tour, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones will make an appearance at the very special Friends & Family show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on May 30th alongside The Colorado Symphony, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Abigail Washburn.Keep your eyes peeled on Béla Fleck and the Flecktones’ website and Facebook for upcoming tour announcements and more information.last_img read more

  • Operation MARTILLO seizes more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine

    first_imgBy Dialogo May 01, 2014 ALAMEDA, U.S.A. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active seized an estimated 1,043 kilograms of cocaine in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean about 225 kilometers off the coast of Panama as part of Operation MARTILLO in late March. The cocaine was valued at about US$37 million. The USCG Cutter Active, home ported in Port Angeles, Wash., was on a routine patrol in the region when it was directed to intercept a suspicious Panamanian fishing vessel sighted earlier by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 aircraft. A Coast Guard boarding team was launched as Active approached the fishing vessel. During an inspection of the vessel, the boarding team discovered more than 40 burlap sacks filled with cocaine. The fishing boat, the contraband, and five suspected smugglers were turned over to Panamanian authorities. “I am extremely proud of this crew. They have continually lived up to the cutter’s nickname, the ‘Li’l Tough Guy’,” Cmdr. Philip Crigler, Active’s commanding officer, said in a prepared statement. “Through their tenacity we have had great success on this patrol keeping illegal drugs from reaching the shores of the United States.” Operation MARTILLO is a multinational effort that includes Canada, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, the United Kingdom and the Unites States. It strives to disrupt transnational criminal organizations by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. [USSOUTHCOM (United States), 24/04/2014; US Coast Guard (United States), 23/04/2014; Military.com (United States), 24/04/2014]last_img read more