‘I get mad every time I watch it,’ NBA player says of video showing police using stun gun on him

first_imgMay 25, 2018 /Sports News – National ‘I get mad every time I watch it,’ NBA player says of video showing police using stun gun on him FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailClaus Andersen/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — NBA rookie Sterling Brown felt “defenseless” when police surrounded him in a parking lot, pulled him to the ground and tased him in an arrest for which the Milwaukee police chief apologized.A day after police body camera video was released showing officers allegedly using excessive force on him over what was initially a parking violation, the 23-year-old Milwaukee Bucks’ player told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts that he wants justice, not only for himself but for others who have experienced similar situations.During the early morning hours on Jan. 26, Brown was parked illegally outside of a Walgreens drug store when he was approached by an officer wearing a body camera. “You don’t see the issue here? You’re not parked across three lanes?” the officer can be heard saying in the now-viral footage.Brown said that he “initially didn’t see” the policeman until he “got right in front of the car” and was confronted by the officer.“He told me to — get away from the car and all that,” Brown recalled. “And I’m asking … ‘What’s going on?’”“I’m double parked,” he added. “But, you know … he called backup, and backup came.”Six police vehicles soon arrived on the scene. “From there,” Brown told Roberts. “They surrounded me.”In a police report of the incident, officers wrote that Brown was acting “very aggressive” and “physically resisted.” The video shows Brown standing calmly and attempting to comply with orders when officers swarmed him, forced him to the ground and used a stun gun on him in the drugstore parking lot in Milwaukee.“I mean, everybody thought that … from the beginning, you know, thought I was combative, thought I was, you know, being aggressive,” Brown said.He said watching the video and reliving the nightmare has only made him angry.“I mean, I get mad every time I watch it, you know, ’cause I was defenseless, pretty much,” Brown told Roberts.In the video, an officer repeatedly orders Brown to “back up,” before telling him “I will do what I want, alright? I own this right here.”The officer accuses Brown of “being all badass with me” to which Brown replies “I ain’t got no problem.”Other officers arrive on the scene and can be seen talking to Brown near his vehicle when one of the officers shouts for Brown to take his hands out of his pockets. Brown says that he has “stuff” in his pockets as several officers close in and take him to the ground. A scuffle ensues and an officer yells “Taser, Taser, Taser!” Brown can be heard moaning on the ground.But Brown said the video doesn’t begin to show the frightening details he endured.“The video shows no justice at what really happened,” Brown said. “Like, it’s a bodycam, it’s close, you can hear me screaming or what not. But anybody who’s been in that position knows how … how dirty it can get. So it’s … it’s tough every time I watch it.”He recalled being “on the ground for about ten minutes.” Brown said that during that time, his thoughts were “How do I get home? How do I see my family?”Physically, being tased “was a shock,” Brown said, adding that “you could hear it.”“It came out of nowhere,” he recalled of the shock. “I tensed up instantly.”He said he thinks it escalated so quickly because “they wanted to control the situation, they wanted to show their force, their power.”He said he’s finally speaking out and pursuing legal action against the police department because he wants to send a message that what was done to him was not right.“That’s why I’m … doing what I’m doing legally,” he said. “I’m here speaking to you, you know, just to draw attention to it and try to, you know, be that voice and try to help as many people as I can in this situation.”“I mean whether I park illegally or not,” Brown said. “It shouldn’t have led to what it led to.”“I could have just got a ticket, went home, paid however much money,” he added.He said for a long time after the incident, he did not want what happened to him to be made public.“I really didn’t want it to come out. I really didn’t want the video,” Brown said. “It’s just personal. Like, it’s personal business. You know, as I thought about it more … I mean I feel like why not? You know, why not be a voice for people who, you know, can’t say anything or can’t speak up for themselves?”Brown was not charged with a crime as a result of the incident.Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference held Wednesday that the officers involved “acted inappropriately” and were “recently disciplined.”Morales did not detail what that discipline entailed and did not answer reporters’ questions.“I am sorry this incident escalated to this level,” Morales said.In a statement, the Milwaukee Police Association blamed the Brown incident on a “drastically understaffed” department. “Because officers are frequently mandated to work alone they are at greater risk to be compelled to use higher levels of force,” the statement reads. “Use of Force will never look pretty, but it is — unfortunately, a necessary component of policing. The cause or need for force is always dictated by the subject confronting the police officer.”Brown said that instances similar to what happened to him, have been “happening for years, and people’s stories have not been told.”For this reason, he feels it’s his “responsibility” to speak out.Brown encouraged others to “keep fighting” and “bringing attention” to instances like this, and to keep “putting pressure” on those in authority so that one day things will “change.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Chief, Critical Care Services

first_imgThe University of Maryland, Baltimore is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer: All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to sex,gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion,national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or anyother characteristic protected by law or policy.Qualifications :The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer: All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to sex,gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion,national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or anyother characteristic protected by law or policy. Chief of Critical Care Services, University of Maryland MedicalCenterThe Program in Trauma at the University of Maryland School ofMedicine seeks applications and/or nominations for the position ofChief of Critical Care Services at the University of MarylandMedical Center (UMMC). The successful candidate will be a visionaryand collaborative leader who will direct critical care operationsfor UMMC and have administrative oversight for coordination,quality, and planning over all medical, neurologic, and surgicaladult ICU beds.Requirements include critical care training and certification bythe American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Surgery,or the American Board of Anesthesiology. The successful candidatemust be a contemporary leader and a master clinician with extensiveexperience in ICU administration, quality assurance, and processdevelopment / improvement as a unit medical director or divisionchief, and dedication to education of all levels of trainees. Asuccessful research career, including a track record of fundedinvestigation and leading multidisciplinary research is preferred.Experiences in ECMO and mechanical circulatory support, in additionto familiarity in all subspecialty practices of critical care aredesirable.Appointment will be at the Associate Professor or Professor levelwith salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.Compensation is competitive and full-time positions include anextensive benefit plan.Anyone having questions should contact Dora Russell via email [email protected]last_img read more

Oxford academics scoop eight New Year Honours

first_imgEight Oxford academics are among the twenty-two Oxfordshire residents named in this year’s New Year Honours list.Included among the winners are Wadham’s Alexander Halliday, who was until recently the head of Oxford’s Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division, who is being honoured for services to science and innovation.Four Oxford women are to be awarded honours, including two from Mansfield college. Helen Margetts, until recently the long-time director of the Oxford Internet Institute, is to be honoured for her contributions to social and political science, while Lucinda Rumsey is to be recognised for her services to widening participation in higher education.Professor Jane Armitage will be awarded an OBE for her medical research as a Professor of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology. Kate Tiller, a Founding Fellow of Kellogg College, is being knighted for her contributions to local history.Other Oxford academics who will be recognised in the awards are Brian Dolan, a Visiting Professor of Nursing, and Stephen Darlington, an organist at Christ Church from 1985 to September 2018, for services to music.Former Oxford Professor of Tropical Medicine and Global Health Jeremy Farrar is to be awarded a knighthood for his services to global health as director of the Wellcome Trust. Richard Hobbs, head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is also being recognised for his services to medical research.Oxford alumni are also among this year’s honours, including the author Philip Pullman, who went to Exeter College, and economist Tim Harford, formerly of Brasenose.Meanwhile, academics at Cambridge University scooped five awards this year, including two women.The annual New Year Honours list is dedicated to recognising the achievements of Britons across public life and has been held since at least 1890.last_img read more

2019 FOP PAC City Council Endorsements

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The F.O.P. Evansville Lodge #73, PAC endorses the following candidates: st The Fraternal Order of Police, Evansville Lodge #73, is proud to announce its endorsements for the 2019 City elections. These endorsements were made after much consideration. Our Political Action Committee sent questionnaires to all candidates, the PAC held a candidates night at our Lodge and considered input from our members before making these endorsements. We believe that these candidates will be supportive of public safety in Evansville and will be an asset to the citizens of Evansville. Missy Mosby-2nd Ward  Jennifer Yasser-5th Ward Jonathan Weaver-At Large David Christmas-At Largecenter_img Stephen Melcher-3rd Ward  Ben Trockman-1st Ward last_img

Ocean City Library Offers “StoryWalk”

first_imgThe Ocean City Free Public Library Children’s Librarian Taimi Kelley is ready to take kids who love to read on a “StoryWalk.”The kickoff for the “StoryWalk” is Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. The adventure takes place at Lake Memorial Park, 407 Wesley Ave., in Ocean City. There’s also a special meet-and-greet in the park at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 17. Children get ready to read a good book and take a walk in nature with other friends who love books. Masks are required and everyone must social distance.A “StoryWalk” was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, for kids and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes, installed along an outdoor path. As children stroll down the trail, they’re directed to the next page in the story.If you can’t make the first “StoryWalk,” don’t worry. There will be more “StoryWalks” through the end of November.Characters will be hidden in the park, and kids can go on a scavenger hunt to find characters when they are finished reading the story. Every family who completes the scavenger hunt will be entered to win a special prize at the end of November. StoryWalk is the latest activity offered by the library to engage children.last_img read more

New bakery concept to be introduced to London

first_imgA new bakery, restaurant and bar concept, Wright & Bell, is due to be launched by former Mitchells & Butlers retail director Jayne Baker.As reported by M&C Allegra Foodservice, the first outlet will be launched after Christmas at South Place, near Moorgate, London, and will include a 44-cover artisan bakery/café alongside a 228-cover restaurant and 175-cover casual dining bar.Baker has identified two further sites – one in the City and one in the West End – which will open soon after the South Place.She said it is likely the outlets will operate under separate names within the Wright & Bell family.Baker is looking for further London sites and has not ruled out long-term expansion outside of the capital.last_img

Virginia Governor “Didn’t Know” He Was Posing Next To Willie Nelson’s Weed

first_imgIn one of those “Are you kidding me?” type moments, we look at the recent picture of Willie Nelson and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe that features a container of “Willie’s Reserve” in the middle of the two adults. The picture, posted by Willie’s wife, Annie, with the caption “UH OH Trouble!” went viral after the pro-pot singer and governor sat down for a brief meeting. @PaulBegala @GovernorVA UH-OH Trouble! pic.twitter.com/PRdTFiiM1w— ??6630507 (@BioAnnie1) September 17, 2016Nelson was in town for Farm Aid 2016, another successful affair which featured performances from Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, and more to ‘bring awareness about the loss of family farms and to keep farm families on their land’. The governor was in town and naturally wanted to meet the living legend. The two sat down for a bit on Nelson’s tour bus, where the picture was taken. After the picture was posted, the comments from social media followers came flowing through the floodgates.Brian Coy, a spokesperson for McAuliffe stated, “He was not and still is not aware of whatever was on the table or anywhere around him and wouldn’t know marijuana or related paraphernalia if it walked up and shook his hand….He’s cool, but he’s not that cool.”As is typical with politics, a statement had to be made to clear the air and save face. However, in Gov. McAuliffe’s defense, he has expressed his support for medical marijuana over the years, and recently signed into legislation SB 701, a bill that is essentially acting as a first-step for patients suffering from epilepsy to have access to cannabidiol oils (or CBD’s). The bill requires a second passage in 2017, but unfortunately would still prohibit those with multiple sclerosis and PTSD’s from gaining access as well. So, there is still a long way to go in Virginia, which is historically a tough state on drug offenses. It is a start though!Whether or not McAuliffe was truly unaware that the Godfather of Pot would have the good greenery on his tour bus remains a mystery. Whatever the truth, this picture rocks.[via Richmond Times-Dispatch]last_img read more

What You Need to Know About Emerging Architectures for Digital Transformation

first_imgWe are seeing through many real-world examples that business technology has been the backbone of successful digital transformations of organizations. In this blog, I plan to write about emerging cloud native architecture and IT practices that are helping enterprises transform their business operations. The term Cloud Native encompasses modern ways of efficiently building and managing technology organization at scale to deliver business’s digital services faster.While traditional applications built upon monolithic architectures have their own advantages like simpler design, testing and debugging, they suffer when elastic scalability and application agility are required. Monolithic applications tend to have different application components tightly-coupled; due to the risks involved in updating the monolithic applications, IT teams resorted to infrequent feature upgrades, driving end-users and developers away.In the pre-smartphone era, the benefits of building monolithic architectures of applications and infrastructure outweighed their shortcomings. But, the advent of smartphones and their impacts on consumer behaviors are making organizations rethink about how they build and operate their applications or business services. Every business now wants to meet, serve and grow its customers where they are – mobile.As highlighted above, microservices-based architecture allowed splitting up of application into smaller manageable services, which can be developed, deployed and scaled independent of each other. Building applications with microservices architecture improves developer productivity, simplifies application life cycle, and increases scalability in an efficient manner. Developers love it. As application updates are done frequently, end-users love it.Adoption of microservices is often accompanied by two other significant technology transformations that make the implementation of microservices feasible and scalable:Application Portability with ContainersContainer technologies such as Docker isolate software from the execution environments by allowing developers to package software including its dependencies.  Manual deployment of containers is not feasible when you start dealing with hundreds of containers and infrastructure nodes. Container scheduler and orchestration platforms such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, and Cloud Foundry enable IT Operators to easily deploy, scale and auto-heal services running in containers.Cloud Native InfrastructureMuch like monolithic applications, traditional infrastructures are rigid, expensive to own, complex to operate and inefficient to scale. Microservices-based application architectures require a transformative infrastructure approach in order to enable the hardware abstraction, elasticity and software-based automation.  So, what are some of the characteristics of a cloud native infrastructure?Cloud infrastructure is software-defined, hardware-agnostic and built upon industry standard hardware. Container Orchestrators will be able to easily match generic requests for compute, memory and storage made by application services only with industry standard hardware.Cloud native infrastructure is heavily virtualized, multi-tenant and elastically scalable. Elastic scalability without affecting the availability of services is of paramount importance in modern architectures. Only software based infrastructure solutions can enable the hardware abstraction and elastic expansion ‘on the fly’, allowing seamless life cycle operations of both hardware and software.The infrastructure must be programmable too with a RESTful API for easier integration into automated development, deployment and operations workflows. Modern IT teams that are practicing agile development and Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) should be able to integrate infrastructure resources easily into their workflows without manual intervention.What about data life cycle management for enterprise data? Cloud native and containers were a thing of stateless applications in the beginning. But, that’s rapidly changing. Stateful applications like databases can also benefit from better image management, runtime isolation and simplified life cycle operations offered by containers and container orchestrators (CO). Extensibility of container technology to data centric stateful applications requires a cloud native storage with enterprise features.Are you excited as we are about the cloud native transformation? Feel free to check out the white paper for more details on containerizing stateful applications with Dell EMC ScaleIO. Also, the {code} team at Dell Technologies has got a lot of tutorials to help you get started.last_img read more

ND, ESPN deliver oral arguments in Indiana Supreme Court

first_imgThe Supreme Court of Indiana heard arguments from attorneys representing Notre Dame and ESPN on Tuesday, the latest development in an ongoing case hinging on the status of Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) as a public or private agency.Like police departments across the state, NDSP responds to, investigates, interrogates and arrests individuals for crimes such as robbery, rape and assault, ESPN attorney Maggie Smith said, according to an audio recording of the oral arguments available on the Indiana Judicial Branch’s website.Lindsey Meyers “But unlike all the other police departments in the state, including those at public universities, Notre Dame wants to keep all the records of their police department secret and insulated from the public accountability that all of the other police departments in the state have,” Smith said.Notre Dame attorney Peter Rusthoven said when examining the “plain and ordinary” language of Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act (APRA), the law applies only to governmental agencies and departments.“There is not a single reference to anything other than public’s right to know what their elected representatives and agencies do,” Rusthoven said. “And whatever else Notre Dame may be, it is not the elected representatives of government.”ESPN filed the lawsuit against the University in January 2015 after NDSP refused to release incident reports related to student-athletes on two separate occasions.The St. Joseph County Superior Court issued a ruling in Notre Dame’s favor in April 2015. After ESPN appealed the decision, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s ruling in March 2016.Since October 2014, two state officials — Public Access Counselor Luke Britt and Attorney General Greg Zoeller — have said they believe Notre Dame to be subject to APRA.Both attorneys discussed Indiana House Bill 1022, a bill to change the public record requirements for private universities, that was vetoed by Gov. Mike Pence last March. The bill would have required police departments at private colleges and universities to only release information about incidents that result in arrests or incarcerations, exempting a large number of the cases that occur on college campuses.“I think this court has to look at that as an express recognition by the legislature that the existing law — which governs this dispute — did not do what Notre Dame wanted it to do,” Smith said. “It had to come in and change the law to accomplish what they wanted.”The law would not have affected the case in question, Smith added, for it would only apply to future incidences.Rusthoven argued that when the legislature wants to say something, it knows how to say it clearly, noting that no additional attempts at legislation have been made to address the issue.“This has been out there for a long time,” he said. “If the legislature wants to change it, they have to do it.”The Indiana Supreme Court granted Notre Dame’s appeal on June 30, agreeing to hear the case. There is no schedule for when the decision will be announced.last_img read more

Three Pint-Sized Actors to Join West End’s Matilda in Title Role

first_imgA host of charmingly naughty and revolting children will join the West End company of Matilda. Zaris-Angel Hator, Clara Read and Emily-May Stephenson will join Evie Hone in the title role beginning March 15 at London’s Cambridge Theatre. The three step in for Anna-Louise Knight, Lara McDonnell and Lizzie Wells.Also joining the cast are Nael Ameen, Henry Austin, Owen Bagnall, Oliver Crouch, Ellie-Rose Eames, Taha Elamin, Twinkle Jaiswal, Thea Lamb, Oliver Llewelyn Williams, Maxim Samartsev, Josh Shadbolt, Harrison Wilding, Ynez Williams, Maisy-May Woods-Smeeth and Dora Yolland. They join the rotating roster of pint-sized actors who play Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and Crunchem Hall students.Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.The Royal Shakespeare Company production, directed by Matthew Warchus, premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010 before transferring to the West End and winning seven Olivier Awards. View Commentslast_img read more