What we know about the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo

first_imgChicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — The fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo was captured on newly released body camera footage, along with witness and surveillance video.Chicago Police Officer Eric Stillman has been identified in the original case incident report as the officer who fatally shot the teen on March 29 in the Little Village neighborhood. Toledo’s death sparked protests among the community which is demanding change from the Chicago Police Department and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.Lightfoot called the footage “excruciating” and “difficult to watch” in a press conference.Here’s what’s known so far about the deadly shooting of Adam Toledo:Shots fired, triggering police responseJust before 3 a.m. on March 29, police say the department’s ShotSpotter technology, which can identify and alert officials of potential gunshots, detected a number of gunshots fired on the city’s West Side. At least two ​911 calls were also made in connection with the gunfire. Little Village, where Toledo lived and was killed, is a predominantly Latino community.Nearby surveillance video shows 21-year-old Ruben Roman shooting at a passing vehicle with Toledo by his side, according to prosecutors in a bond hearing for Roman. Roman and Toledo then are said to have ducked into an alley, where officers found them shortly after.Both ran, according to officials. In the footage, Stillman tackles Roman to the ground, then, while another officer arrests him, gets back up to chase Toledo.Gloves worn by Roman tested positive for gunshot residue, according to Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy. He said seven shell casings recovered by officers matched the handgun Roman is previously seen using and that he says Toledo later appears to be carrying.Roman now faces felony charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, as well as child endangerment and violating probation, according to Murphy.‘Show me your f—ing hands!’The police department released a video sequence that shows close-up video and freeze frames of the chase, in which Toledo appears to have a gun.Stillman can be heard on video yelling, “Police! Stop. Stop right f—ing now.” Toledo then stops at a break in the fence.Stillman yells, “Hands — show me your f—ing hands.” Toledo then drops what seems to be a gun behind a fence, according to officials. As the officer yells, “Drop it!” Toledo put both of his hands up. In less than one second according to the prosecutors’ account, Toledo allegedly tosses the gun behind the fence, and is shot by the officer.Initial reports claimed that Toledo had a gun in his hands when he was shot, but the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said those claims are false.Toledo then falls to his knees and lays on the ground, on the video.Pronounced dead at the sceneIn the footage, Stillman can be heard reporting that shots were fired by police and he called an ambulance to the scene. He made attempts to revive Toledo, telling him to “stay with him,” but the teen was unresponsive. At one point, Stillman says he didn’t feel a heartbeat and performs CPR on Toledo.In a statement to ABC News, Stillman’s attorney Tim Grace said “the officer was faced with a life-threatening and deadly force situation. All prior attempts to deescalate and gain compliance with all of the officers’ lawful orders had failed.”Toledo did not have identification on him at the time of the shooting, according to officials. He was fingerprinted multiple times, but nothing came up. Missing persons reports were also checked.Roman gave a fake name when questioned about Toledo’s identity and denied knowing Toledo or firing any shots, according to police and prosecutors.On March 31, detectives contacted Toledo’s mother, Elizabeth, to tell her that her son matched the description of someone in the morgue. She identified her son that day. In a statement, the family expressed anger that officials waited two days before calling the family.Who was Adam Toledo?Adam Toledo was a seventh grader at Gary Elementary School, his family said in a statement.“[He] enjoyed sports and was a good kid. He did not deserve to die the way he did,” the statement said. “The Toledo Family will seek justice for this reprehensible crime.”In another statement, the Toledo family addressed “hurtful and false” mischaracterizations of Adam “as a lonely child of the street who had no one to turn to. This is simply not true. Adam was a loved and supported 13-year-old boy. He lived with his mother, his 90-year-old grandfather, and two of his siblings. His father was in his life. They all loved him very much. The Toledo family is a close-knit family. They look after each other.”Weiss Ortiz P.C. is representing the Toledo family.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Eight killed in FedEx shooting: Suspect had ‘no confrontation with anyone,’ police said

first_imgictor/iStock(INDIANAPOLIS) — Eight people were shot and killed and several others were injured in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis Thursday night, according to authorities.The suspect was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Craig McCartt, deputy chief of Criminal Investigations at Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, said at a Friday news conference.When officers arrived at the FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport just after 11 p.m., they found a “chaotic and active crime scene,” McCartt said.“This suspect came to the facility … he got out of his car and pretty quickly started some random shooting outside the facility. There was no confrontation with anyone,” McCartt said. “That began in the parking lot and then he did go into the building.”Four victims were found outside and four were inside, police said.Five people were transported from the scene, McCartt said. Four of those people suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds, he said.Paul Keenan, special agent in charge of the FBI Indianapolis Field Office, said “with less than 12 hours since the shooting, it would be premature to speculate” on a motive.Police said they believe the suspect had a rifle.The names of the victims have not been released.“We’ve all been shaken by this heinous act,” Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Randal Taylor said at Friday’s news conference.The police chief called FedEx a major employer for the city. This FedEx location is the second-largest FedEx Express Hub in the world, according to an internal briefing from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The largest hub is in Memphis.Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said in a statement Friday, “This morning, Indianapolis residents are confronted with the horrific news of yet another mass shooting, an act of violence that senselessly claimed the lives of eight of our neighbors.”“As law enforcement works to learn more about this tragedy, our prayers are with the families of those whose lives were cut short,” Hogsett said.The mayor said at the Friday news conference, “We must guard against resignation or even despair. The assumption that this is simply how it must be and we might as well get used to it — we need the courage that compels courageous acts that push past weariness.”FedEx said in a statement Friday morning, “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of our team members following the tragic shooting at our FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis.”“Our most heartfelt sympathies are with all those affected by this senseless act of violence. The safety of our team members is our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with investigating authorities,” FedEx said.Attorney General Merrick Garland has been briefed on the shooting, according to a senior Justice Department official.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Conveyancing start-up guarantees to exchange within fixed period or return fees

first_imgHome » News » Conveyancing start-up guarantees to exchange within fixed period or return fees previous nextProducts & ServicesConveyancing start-up guarantees to exchange within fixed period or return feesMuveFast will charge vendors or buyers £1,199 plus VAT for its services, promising to get them to exchange by between 25 and 40 days and is offering agents a fee share.Nigel Lewis29th May 201901,154 Views An online conveyancing firm has launched a premium service that promises vendors and buyers that it can get property transactions to exchange within as little as 25 days, and says it will refund their fees if it cannot.Muve is the brainchild of leading legal services businessmen David Jabbari, Dan Watkins and Claus Werner, who already have form in the online legal sector.The company is offering estate agents a fee-share ‘partnership’ programme and says it can help agents cut out steps in the customer journey as well as faster transactions, quicker turnover overall and reduced costs.The trio claims their new online platform’s self-service approach to documentation will enable it to ‘slash’ traditional conveyancing timings but also offer a competitively-priced service.Due to launch to the public next month, Muve will also offer estate agents an automated anti-money laundering and ‘Know Your Client’ checks service.PartnershipThe company claims to have a ‘rapidly growing’ number of estate agents both large and small joining its partnership programme ahead of the launch.“Customers want speed and transparency above all else,” says Jabbari (left), who helped found online law firm Connect2Law.“The legal process is too often seen as a ‘black hole’ that gets in the way of a customer’s dream house or getting hold of much needed funds. Our mission is to transform the value that law brings to the home moving process.”Muve offers two services – a standard conveyancing package priced at £699 and its ‘MoveFast’ service which is £1,199, both excluding VAT.Muve Claus Werner Connect2Law Dan Watkins David Jabarri May 29, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

VIDEO: Battleship Texas to Get USD 17.5 Million Refit (USA)

first_img March 13, 2013 Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USD View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: 17.5 Industry news View post tag: Defence View post tag: getcenter_img View post tag: million The old US warship Battleship Texas will get its first significant repairs in more than 20 years, according to ABC.A $17.5 million contract intended for the warship’s overhaul has been awarded to Taylor Marine Construction.In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the United States. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the TEXAS was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy. In 1983, the TEXAS was placed under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel.On the video below, you can see the Battleship Texas foundation:The repairs, focusing on the ship’s structural foundation, are going to start in April, and the battleship will remain open during the overhaul.The work is expected to be completed in the fall of 2014.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 13, 2013; Image: Texas Parks View post tag: Battleship View post tag: Texas View post tag: Refit Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Battleship Texas to Get USD 17.5 Million Refit (USA) View post tag: Defense VIDEO: Battleship Texas to Get USD 17.5 Million Refit (USA)last_img read more

Nigel Owens to referee upcoming Varsity match

first_imgIt was confirmed this morning that Nigel Owens MBE will be refereeing the Varsity Rugby Match this Thursday.As a contracted Heineken Champions Cup referee, Owens is required to regularly officiate matches on the continent. The group phase of the European knockout competition traditionally takes place in the Autumn and has previously denied Owens the opportunity to don the whistle for the contest between Oxford and Cambridge.The Welshman, however, has been handed special dispensation this time around to referee the iconic fixture, before travelling to Paris for Sunday’s clash between Racing 92 and Leicester Tigers.Upon confirmation of the arrangement, he tweeted: “Very pleased to [have] been given the honour of refereeing the Varsity match at Twickenham on Thursday. Really excited and looking forward to refereeing this great fixture for the first time.”In 2014, Owens was subjected to homophobic abuse when taking charge of an Autumn International between England and New Zealand at Twickenham, and subsequently two supporters were banned from the home of English rugby.In August of this year, he revealed that the RFU chairman Bill Beaumont had personally handwritten a letter in which he assured Owens that the RFU were in staunch opposition to the homophobic behaviour and that “[Owens] would always be welcome at Twickenham.”Owens credits this intervention as the driving force in deciding against retiring as a referee, and in 2015 returned to Twickenham to officiate the Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia.Speaking to the official Varsity Match website, Owens nodded to the long line of Welsh officials who have taken charge of the fixture, adding that he “didn’t want to miss out on this game in my career.”Owens will become the third referee to blow the whistle in the Varsity Match having previously officiated the World Cup Final, following in the footsteps of fellow Welshman Derek Bevan, who officiated the 1991 Final that Twickenham also played host to. In more recent history, Englishmen Wayne Barnes (2005, 2008) and Dave Pearson (2011) have joined the roll call after refereeing at the World Cup.The arrangement is no doubt mutually beneficial to all parties involved; a sentiment echoed by CEO David Searle on the Varsity site: “It is fantastic to have the endorsement of the world’s leading referee for our fixture at Twickenham. It is nice to see that the current crop of professional referees still see value in the traditions of the game and still want to be involved in games like the Varsity Match.”The move is another welcome boost for the occasion after a four-year extension with Twickenham for both the Men’s and Women’s matches was agreed in March. At the time, Men’s captain Dominick Waldouck told Cherwell: “Some of my earliest rugby memories are watching The Varsity game. For me, Twickenham represents the home of Varsity, so it’s great to hear the contract has been extended.”The 138th Varsity match will take place on Thursday 6th December at its usual venue in Twickenham.Below is a link to Fred Dimbleby’s interview with Owens earlier this year:http://cherwell.org/2018/05/06/nigel-owens-i-dont-want-to-be-a-celebrity/last_img read more

O.C. Community Delivers Hope and Meals For Thanksgiving

first_imgVolunteers, including members of the Ocean City High School Key Club, unload Thanksgiving meals for residents at Wesley by the Bay. By MADDY VITALEBrett Bailey, of Ocean City, pushed her shopping cart down the sidewalk outside of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon. And in that cart was a bag filled with a piece of turkey, pie, soup and potato chips.“It’s nice,” said Bailey, who lives in one of the rooming homes in the resort. “It really helps. It really is God’s blessing.” Bailey stopped by God’s Kitchen, an organization based at St. Peter’s that provides food for those in need.Volunteers Kathy Thompson and Andy Martin, along with Jen Bowman, who is in charge of St. Peter’s food ministry, and Pastor Eric Hall, were busy handing bagged meals for Thanksgiving to the people who stopped by.Brett Bailey, of Ocean City, is thankful for the meal.Dave Boston, another Ocean City resident, thanked the volunteers, chatted a bit and smiled as he took his turkey dinner with all of the trimmings.On a typical year, God’s Kitchen provides about 45 meals to people during Thanksgiving. But this year, 65 meals were given out.Martin explained his thoughts about the increase in need. “There’s a pandemic,” he noted. “There are no jobs, so people need help more than ever.”God’s Kitchen was one of a few ways those in need received holiday meals. And without the partnership with OCNJ CARE, a non-profit organization that raises funds, identifies those in need and delivers aid where needed in the community, it would be difficult – if not impossible, volunteers said. OCNJ CARE, with Drew Fasy as the chairman, funded the Thanksgiving meals. Volunteers Joanne Budnick and Nancy McNamara make last-minute preparations for dinners to be delivered to shut-ins.Fasy said in an interview Tuesday that OCNJ CARE was elated to offer help.“We thought the dinner was something we didn’t want to let go by the wayside,” Fasy said. “The meal is one thing, and at its core we felt compelled to be involved.”Each year St. John Lutheran Church does Thanksgiving dinner but amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the sit-down meal was canceled. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church traditionally does a community Christmas dinner. Like the Thanksgiving meal, the Christmas dinner, with planning in the works, will also be provided via takeout and delivery, Bowman and Fasy said.A host of volunteers were upstairs in the kitchen at the church doing last-minute preparations to the dinners to be delivered by the Ocean City High School Key Club to 30 shut-ins who are members of the church and residents from Wesley by the Bay.Vanessa Karayiannis, president of the Key Club, said when Bowman and Fasy reached out to the Key Club to help deliver the meals, the club “instantly jumped on the opportunity.”“Our members made beautiful cards with holiday messages to include with the meals, which we hope made the residents day just a little bit brighter,” she said. Karayiannis added, “It was also amazing to see our members join together to hand out Thanksgiving meals to the residents. In spite of the ongoing pandemic, it is so rewarding to see our community join together to help others in need and make their day just a little bit brighter.”Turkey dinners with the trimmings are included in each meal.In all, about 20 turkeys were prepared by the volunteers for a total of about 175 dinners.Bowman and the other volunteers, including Scott Chaffin, a St. Peter’s employee, boxed up the meals for delivery by the Key Club.Students from the Ocean City Intermediate School also got involved. “They brought over two truckloads of food,” Bowman said.“It was amazing because really it was just about five of us who organized this. The Key Club and OCNJ Care really helped. Everyone came together,” Bowman said.Jen Bowman and St. Peter’s Church employee Scott Chaffin load up the van to go to Wesley by the Bay.last_img read more

Minnesota Funk Band PHO Previews New Album With Debut Single “Dr. Drake” [Premiere]

first_imgThe funky crew known as PHO will return with their second full length album release, two, in March of 2017. The band brings an undeniable party wherever they go, as the seven piece funk armada never fails to incite the dance floor grooves. There’s a reason why Prince liked them…Today the band shares the first taste of the new album, premiering the track “Dr. Drake” exclusively via Live For Live Music. Says saxophonist Aaron Levin, “‘Dr. Drake’ will keep you dancing for all of its fiery five minutes. It features a relentlessly driving and tight arrangement catering to our Minneapolis roots, but with a unique and original approach that provides us with a fresh take on a new era of funk music.” He’s dead on about this exciting new groove.Feast your ears on “Dr. Drake,” below.Guitarist Spencer Christiansen adds, “‘Dr. Drake’ is like a funk puzzle. Every part has its place in the beat — inspired by the sounds of Prince’s Black album and James Brown. Our new record, two, represents all of our influences coming together under the funk.” We’re always down to come together under the funk.Says keyboardist Patrick Horigan, “‘Dr. Drake’ mixes the bubbly Minneapolis sound with our own touch, and a bit of psychedelia is added for good measure. It ends up being its own thing – and I think the new record as a whole is a collection of all of the vibes we’ve been cultivating since Cash It.”The band has a series of performances coming up soon, including dates supporting bands like TAUK and the Eric Krasno Band. They’re also celebrating the album release in March with shows in Madison and Chicago, so don’t miss out! The band’s full tour schedule is below, and all the information you need can be found on their website.PHO Tour Dates2/10 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre*2/17 Winona, MN – Ed’s No Name Bar2/24 La Crosse, WI – The Root Note3/9 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre**3/10 Chicago, IL – Tonic Room***4/14 La Crosse, WI – Midwest Music FestSupporting Eric Krasno Band*Supporting TAUK**w/ The Tomorrow People***last_img read more

Watch Gorillaz Debut A Propulsive, Bass-Heavy New Song, “Hollywood”, In Chile

first_img[H/T Consequence of Sound] Currently, Gorillaz is on a world tour in support of their brand-new album, Humanz, which was released last year. Most recently, when the band was in Santiago, Chile, Gorillaz gave fans a sneak peek at what could be their latest new album, which outlets have speculated will come out this year. During the Santiago, Chile, show, the group led by Damon Albarn debuted a brand-new song called “Hollywood”—the song predictably gets its name because it was written in Los Angeles. “Hollywood” is a follow-up to the group’s latest new live tune, “Idaho”, which was premiered and performed a handful of times last year.At the start of the video, Albarn jokes with the crowd packed in the arena. In his introduction for “Hollywood”, he notes, “So, if you go and tell anyone that we’re putting a new album out very soon, then I’ll deny it, because I didn’t say that.” As told by Consequence of Sound, Albarn’s co-collaborator in Gorillaz, artist Jamie Hewlett has previously gone on the record and discussed Gorillaz upcoming new album, noting that the record would mark a “new direction” for the band. He explained, “I’m inventing a new style for the next Gorillaz album. … Damon started to send me demos for new songs quite early on and that’s exciting, to hear the new direction.” When Gorillaz’s Humanz follow-up is released, it will mark the group’s sixth album to date.You can watch Gorillaz’s world premiere of “Hollywood”, as well as one of the band’s first-ever live take on another new tune, “Idaho”, below.Gorillaz – “Hollywood” – Santiago, CH – 3/20/2018[Video: Edward Zuñiga]Gorillaz – “Idaho” – Seattle, WA – 9/30/2017[Video: zelaniee]last_img read more

Riding the VxRail Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance to Enhance Patient Care

first_imgWith the arrival of the Affordable Care Act and all the scrutiny healthcare has received, most medical providers have a simple objective: deliver the highest quality patient care at a competitive price.FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. has been at the forefront of this effort. Since 1999, Synapse® has provided innovation in diagnostic imaging, visualization, and medical informatics.Providers can rely on Fujifilm’s Medical Informatics solutions to ensure the highest level of patient care when it comes to the archiving and displaying of medical images for radiologists and other clinicians. We serve a range of customers: small radiology practices and radiology reading groups, rural hospitals, urban hospitals, large hospital groups, and government-supported facilities such as the VA. And we recognize that radiology is about more than images. It includes the efficient management of imaging workflows and the timely sharing of information among the various providers caring for patients—processes that we’re very good at.At Fujifilm, we have a singular focus: improving patient care. We do this by following industry best practices, deploying the latest technology, and allowing customers to use the most advanced tools. Our expertise is in medical IT—not the underlying IT infrastructure. Over the past five to ten years, we’ve seen a drive to virtualization. Modern, virtualized infrastructures are helping companies deploy solutions quicker and more reliably, with greater agility and the scalability to keep pace with growth. So when we were looking for a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) to deploy our software solutions at customer sites, we turned to VCE’s VxRail appliance— the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware HCIA on the market.VxRail appliances enable us to quickly deploy solutions that are predictable, repeatable, and built to scale. When the appliance arrives in a customer’s data center, all we have to do is power it on, enter the requested information, and hit the green button. It does all the integration for us. And within 15 minutes, we can be up and deploying VMs— compared to hours if our engineers had to do it by hand.In a healthcare environment, having systems go down—even for a few minutes— seriously impacts care. VxRail appliances offer the continuous availability to keep a hospital’s imaging systems up and running to meet patients’ needs.Once a system is in place, most customers run their entire environment—from Oracle enterprise databases to Microsoft Windows-based applications—on the VxRail. The appliance handles both the relatively random, largely transactional workloads of the application servers and the non-random, high-throughout requirements of the image storage databases with equal ease.Our selection of the VCE VxRail for our HCIA deployments is really an extension of the great strategic relationship we’ve had with EMC that goes back more than 15 years. The deep integration of the VxRail appliance with VMware, EMC Isilon and VNXe storage, and centralized management and orchestration through a single pane of glass has simplified and streamlined our efforts. Our engineers can focus on the medical IT side of the equation—not on dealing with infrastructure issues.Finally, the VxRail’s broad set of configurations and price points is ideal for the customers we work with. In addition, given that our support organization is responsible for monitoring the health of customer systems and applying patches or implementing upgrades as needed, the VxRail’s ability to simplify these tasks is vital. It increases the overall velocity of our business and contributes to a healthy bottom line. And that’s ultimately what we are all looking for.To learn more about why FujiFilm Medical Systems chose to deliver their medical informatics on VxRail:Watch this video interview filmed at EMC World: http://www.vce.com/about/media/videos/player?id=4922612181001Watch theCube interview on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVbu5fxibBAWatch this customer testimonial: http://www.vce.com/about/media/videos/player?id=4756783256001last_img read more

Senate adjusts quorum requirement, appoints Gender Relations chair

first_imgStudent Senate passed a resolution adjusting its required quorum and approved a new chair of the Gender Issues committee during its Wednesday meeting. An assembly’s quorum is the minimum number of members that must be present for the body to conduct business. Previously, Student Senate required three-fourths of its members, or 23 senators, to be in attendance to conduct the meeting. The new resolution mandates that only three-fifths of its members, or 18 senators, must be present. Ben Noe, Oversight committee chair, said if Senate does not reach quorum, senators can remain at the meeting and hear any guest speakers but the meeting will not be official. “This way, if there’s a large event going on with a large number of senators, such as all the business students, we can still have a reasonable discussion,” Noe said. He said this resolution does not relax Senate’s strict attendance policy. “You are all still required to come to Senate meetings, but now we can still have a discussion within Senate without being [impeded] by quorum,” he said. Most importantly, senators are not able to vote on resolutions or other issues if quorum is not reached. Student Senate also approved Pasquerilla East senator Katie Rose as the new chair for the Gender Issues Committee. The student government officers, as well as the previous Gender Issues chair, recommended Rose for the position because of her past experience. “I volunteer off campus with the Rape Crisis Center as an advocate for the fight against sexual violence,” Rose said. Rose has been volunteering at the Center for approximately a year and is looking forward to being chair of the Gender Issues committee. “I’ve never been more excited in my entire life,” she said.last_img read more