Kate Brumback, Associated Press Updated 8:00 am PDT, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 HFM 0900 27 AUG*In this undated photo released by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office, Dragon Con co-founder Ed Kramer poses for a booking photo, in Ga. In the nearly two decades since Ed Kramer was accused of molesting teenage boys, a strange legal odyssey has unfolded, including a proposed move to Israel, a trial delay because of a presidential election and an extradition by air ambulance. Dragon Con, which Kramer co-founded in 1987, now attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Atlanta every Labor Day weekend, but Kramer hasn't been involved in it since his arrest in August 2000 on charges of molesting two brothers aged 13 and 15. (Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office via AP) less HFM 0900 27 AUG*In this undated photo released by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office, Dragon Con co-founder Ed Kramer poses for a booking photo, in Ga. In the nearly two decades since Ed Kramer was accused of ... … [Read more...] about Dragon Con co-founder’s legal saga marked by strange twists
That Bob Kroll. He doesn’t disappoint. He is what we in this business call good copy. I wish he was on this side of the river. I would have more opportunities to bang out pieces. It did not take long for the controversial head honcho of the Minneapolis Police Federation to publicly thumb his nose once again at elected authority after the city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, ordered a ban on cops undergoing so-called “warrior style” training, whether on duty or off. Those who violate the ban could be subject to discipline, Frey added. “Chief Medaria Arradondo’s police department rests on trust, accountability and professional service,” Frey said during his state of the city address last week. “Whereas fear-based, warrior-style trainings like killology are in direct conflict with everything that our chief and I stand for in our police department. Fear-based trainings violate the values at the very heart of community policing. When you’re … [Read more...] about Rosario: Do we want today’s cops to be more warrior than guardian, vice versa, or both?
PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 February 2019 Matt Gaw Matt Gaw in the rear of the canoe with friend and James Treadaway. Matt is author of Pull of the River - out in paperback this weekend. Picture: GREGG BROWN If people are to truly enjoy the freedom of the country’s rivers, they must have the legal right to use them, says Suffolk author Matt Gaw. Matt Gaw. Picture: GREGG BROWNI can still remember the first stroke. The first time the paddle cut the water and pushed us on, through a river fringed with low-slung willows and furred with pollen. It was a moment of calm, the lulling shush of water on the wood of the canoe, the whirlpools from our strokes that winked in the light, where every thought that was not of this river, dripped overboard to be carried away by the current.It is now two years since that summer evening on the Stour when I discovered that secret window into a new world. My friend James Treadaway had, for reasons I still don’t quite understand, decided to build a … [Read more...] about Author calls for legal right to access England’s rivers
Colleen Long and Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Updated 10:53 am PST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 In a Wednesday, June 20, 2018 photo, families, who are waiting to cross the border seek shelter at Senda De Vida Casa Del Emigrante, in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico. Patricia Flores, 27, consoles her son, Joan, 7, in the centers dormitory. Patrica said her family, who made the journey from El Salvador, are hesitant to attempt to seek asylum for fear of US immigration policies. (Amanda Voisard/Austin American-Statesman via AP) less In a Wednesday, June 20, 2018 photo, families, who are waiting to cross the border seek shelter at Senda De Vida Casa Del Emigrante, in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico. Patricia Flores, 27, consoles her son, ... more Photo: Amanda Voisard, Associated Press … [Read more...] about Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated
One of President Donald Trump‘s most trusted advisers seems to have steered him very, very wrong, according to details revealed by Chris Christie in his upcoming book. As reported by The Guardian, the book shows that it was Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, who advised him that firing National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey were good ideas. Besides the fact that we’ve already seen that nothing good has come from these moves, as far as Trump is concerned, these details could very well support charges against both Trump and Kushner. The big part of this is Kushner’s advice on the Flynn firing, because it shows a motive to put an end to scrutiny of the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia, giving the appearance of a cover-up. Then you have the Comey firing, which Comey claims came after Trump tried to convince him to drop the Flynn investigation. Comey’s termination has already … [Read more...] about Jared Kushner’s ‘Advice’ Could Mean Serious Legal Jeopardy for Him and Trump