Associate Rector Columbus, GA Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Jul 2, 2015 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Chuck Stewart, diputado de Nueva York Central, estudia el presupuesto junto con su colega diputada, Rda. Georgina Hegney. Foto de Tracy Sukraw/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas (PB&F) propuso el 1 de julio un presupuesto para la Iglesia Episcopal en el trienio 2016-2018 que incluye una nueva e importante iniciativa de $2 millones para justicia y reconciliación raciales, al tiempo que reduce la cantidad de dinero que se les pide a las diócesis que contribuyan a un 15 por ciento para 2018.El presupuesto trienal 2016-2018 se basa en un ingreso de $122.243.102 para el trienio que termina el 31 de diciembre de este año. El comité proyectó gastos de $122.189.125. Por consiguiente, el presupuesto trae un superávit de $70.834, una cifra que el comité en el texto del presupuesto calificó de “insignificante en vista de las múltiples predicciones [que se presentan] en un presupuesto de tres años”.El comité presentó el presupuesto en una sesión conjunta el 1 de julio. Tanto la Cámara de Obispos como la Cámara de Diputados deben aprobar el presupuesto, conviniendo en cualesquiera cambios apoyados por una o por la otra.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori abrió la sesión con una oración: “Nos hemos reunido aquí para considerar la mejor manera de usar los recursos que nos has dado para la obra de tu mundo restituido. Mantennos receptivos de corazón y mente y espíritu para que podamos discernir la dirección de tu Espíritu”.El obispo Stephen Lane, de la Diócesis de Maine y vicepresidente del PB&F, dijo a la sesión conjunta que el proceso presupuestario, diseñado conjuntamente por el PB&F y el Consejo Ejecutivo, era “colaborativo y amistoso [y]… era bueno para el PB&F y bueno para la Iglesia”.El presupuesto está disponible como un PDF aquí en inglés y en español.Los estímulos para la iniciativa de justicia y reconciliación raciales del presupuesto provienen de la Resolución C019 que le pide a la Iglesia que responda a la injusticia racial sistémica y solicita $1,2 millones para esa tarea.“Fue el sentir del comité (PB&F) que —dada la atmósfera en que vivimos ahora con los atentados y las dificultades que enfrentan los afroamericanos— queríamos hacer más”, dijo a ENS la Rda. Mally Lloyd, de Massachusetts, presidente del PB&F, el día antes de que se presentara el presupuesto. “Denles $2 millones y una pizarra en blanco para que realmente traten de hacer algo nuevo para la Iglesia que esperamos tendrá un impacto importante”.Lloyd dijo que el comité decidió no ocuparse de las dimensiones del trabajo “para que el movimiento del Espíritu” guíe a los líderes de la Iglesia.Los $2 millones provendrá de las reservas de corto plazo de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS) y forma parte del superávit de $4,7 millones con el cual se predijo que terminaría el trienio 2013-2015.“Estamos corriendo un riesgo como Iglesia de no tener una emergencia que precise 0recurrir a esas reservas”, dijo Lane a ENS. “Vemos esto como una circunstancia extraordinaria y una oportunidad extraordinaria y, por consiguiente, estamos usando medios extraordinarios para sostenerla”.Supuestos ingresosEl presupuesto supone el ingreso de $76,6 millones en compromisos de las diócesis de la Iglesia (renglón 2), aproximadamente $2,1 millones más de lo proyectado en el trienio actual. Cerca del 62 por ciento de los ingresos del presupuesto provienen de las promesas de las diócesis y zonas regionales de misión de la Iglesia. La contribución real en el trienio actual se espera que ascienda a $79,3 millones.Sarah Neumann, diputada de Massachusetts, estudia el presupuesto por vía de la carpeta virtual en su iPad. Foto de Tracy Sukraw/ENS.La contribución anual de cada año en el presupuesto de tres años se basa en el ingreso de una diócesis dos años antes, menos $120.000. A esas entidades se les pide actualmente que contribuyan con un 19 por ciento de sus ingresos de dos años antes, menos $120.000.El presupuesto que el PB&F propone aumenta esa exención a $150.000. Su proyección de ingresos se basa en solicitar de las diócesis de la Iglesia y sus zonas de misión regionales que contribuyan con un 18 por ciento de sus ingresos para financiar el presupuesto de 2016, un 16,5 por ciento para el presupuesto de 2017 y un 15 por ciento en 2018.Lloyd y Lane dijeron que el PB&F cree que el anteproyecto presupuestario del Consejo Ejecutivo para el trienio 2016-2018 se basaba en un investigación sólida cuando llegó a predecir cómo las contribuciones diocesanas responderían a una solicitud reducida. Lane dijo que él y el obispo de Ohio, Mark Hollingsworth, que preside el comité del Consejo que redactó el presupuesto dado al PB&F, también llevaron a cabo una encuesta informal de los obispos cuyas diócesis no cumplen con la solicitud del 19 por ciento.“Encontramos un completo apoyo para el objetivo del 15 por ciento”, dijo él. “Encontramos un compromiso sustancial de parte de los que están por debajo del 15 por ciento de moverse en esa dirección en el transcurso del trienio. Tenemos confianza de que el objetivo del 15 por ciento está respaldado sólidamente por los obispos de la Iglesia”.Lloyd añadió que ella cree que hay algunas diócesis “par las cuales este 15 por ciento nunca será alcanzable”. Sin embargo, agregó, el Comité de Revisión de Tasaciones Diocesanas planeado por el Consejo ayudará a que las contribuciones de un porcentaje “realista” de esas diócesis sea visto como “plena participación” en la financiación del presupuesto denominacional, en lugar de sentirse sancionadas y criticadas por no pagar el total de la solicitud.Los ingresos del presupuesto se calculan partiendo del supuesto que aproximadamente un tercio de las diócesis que pagan un 19 por ciento o más decrecerán sus contribuciones para ponerse a la par de la solicitud anual, como aquellas que ahora pagan entre el 19 y el 15 por ciento.Aquellas diócesis que dan menos del 15 por ciento se predice que aumenten su contribución anual dando un mínimo de un diez por ciento de su contribución cada año. Por consiguiente, si una diócesis está pagando un 9 por ciento, aumentará su contribución en el primer año a 9,9 por ciento y así sucesivamente.La proyección de ingresos por concepto de compromisos diocesanos también se basa en que los ingresos percibidos en la esfera diocesana aumenten un medio por ciento, según las notas que aparecen en el renglón 1.A pesar de que hay resoluciones pendientes que piden que las tasaciones [diocesanas] se reduzcan inmediatamente al 15 por ciento, Lloyd dijo que el comité había rechazado tales solicitudes al principio. “Creímos que era una reducción demasiado drástica y demasiado apresurada y que le presentaría al nuevo obispo primado la toma de algunas decisiones difíciles que no parecían justas durante su primer año”, apuntó ella.La solicitud diocesana no es una tasación canónicamente obligatoria y el Equipo de Trabajo para Reinventar la Iglesia Episcopal pidió un cambio en su informe final. La Cámara de Diputados consideró sustituir la Resolución D013 (que ocuparía el lugar de su versión original y también el de las [resoluciones] A008, A110 y A111) y, entre otras cosas, cambiaría el carácter voluntario de la solicitud diocesana por una tasación obligatoria. El PB&F no cuenta con la autoridad para hacer obligatoria la solicitud.De las 109 diócesis y tres zonas regionales, 49 diócesis pagaron la solicitud en su totalidad o más en 2014. Una lista de los compromisos diocesanos y pagos hechos en 2013 y de los compromisos de 2014 puede verse aquí.Los ingresos del presupuesto incluyen también un aporte, o dividendo, del 5 por ciento de los ingresos provenientes de los aproximadamente $220 millones de la DFMS en valores invertidos irrestrictos. Las extracciones ascienden a $28,2 millones, en lugar de los $24,5 millones previstos en el trienio actual (renglón 3).Además de los pagos diocesanos, la aportación del 5 por ciento y las reservas a corto plazo destinadas al programa de justicia racial, otros importantes renglones de ingreso incluyen casi $10 millones por concepto de alquileres [de espacios] en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia, $2,1 millones del programa de cobros de préstamos a refugiados del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, una extracción de $1.100.000 para apoyar a la oficina de desarrollo y $1.200.000 en ingresos de la Convención General, junto con otras fuentes más pequeñas.El lado de los gastosLos gastos en el presupuesto 2016-2018 se han estructurado, al igual que en el presupuesto actual, en torno a las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana.A fin de ajustarse a los requisitos canónicos para asignar gastos en las áreas de programa, canónicos y corporativos, cada renglón de gastos está codificado a uno de esas tres categorías, y la resolución habilitante del presupuesto, que aún no tiene número, resume los gatos de esa manera.Los gastos de programa ascienden a $64,3 millones, los corporativos a $35,2 millones y los canónicos a $22,5 millones. Los montos por cada categoría en cada año se especifican en la resolución del presupuesto.Hay cuatro tipos de asignaciones en el presupuesto que se propone:Subvenciones de desarrollo/sostenibilidad a largo plazo que facilitan asociaciones con diócesis y el resto del mundo.Subvenciones en bloque, cuyo uso lo decide el beneficiario con las auditorías y los informes situacionales que se requieren. Por ejemplo, se han presupuestado $1.500.000 para las diócesis de Alaska, Navajolandia, Dakota del Norte y Dakota del Sur para extender la obra con las poblaciones indígenas. Esas subvenciones representan un aumento en comparación con el trienio actual. El presupuesto incluye su subvención habitual a colegios universitarios tradicionalmente afroamericanos, que esta vez se ha reducido ligeramente a $1.600.000. Sin embargo, hay $400.000 adicionales para repartirse entre los dos centros de estudio ( Augustine’s College en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte, y Voorhees College en Denmark, Carolina del Sur) como subvenciones para el desarrollo, lo cual representa un aumento de $20.000 a la subvención total.Subvenciones de nuevas iniciativas para enfoques experimentales en la edificación del cuerpo de Cristo. La subvención para Justicia y Reconciliación Raciales es uno de ellas.Subvenciones de propósitos especiales para programas específicos con un propósito y un plan. Los $3 millones del trienio actual en subvenciones para Zonas de Empresa de Misión y Comienzo de Nuevas Iglesias son ejemplos de estas subvenciones. El presupuesto que se propone aumenta su financiación en $1 millón.Otros puntos a resaltar del presupuesto$750.000 para evangelización digital se han añadido al presupuesto de comunicaciones en respuesta al compromiso de Michael Curry, el obispo primado electo, con la evangelización (renglón 53b).$1.200.000 como contribución de la Iglesia a la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana, un aumento de $500.000 (renglón 193).Por primera vez, el presupuesto refleja los costos operativos y el ingreso de00 la junta de la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias (renglones 265-268).$1.100.000 (un aumento de $257.357) para el renglón 281a, (llamado anteriormente de Comités, Comisiones, Agencias y Juntas, y llamado ahora Organismos Interinos). El presupuesto asume una reducción de un tercio en el número de organismos interinos y reduce en un tercio a los miembros de cada uno de esos organismos, pero aumenta la financiación disponible para las reuniones o encuentros personales.$300.000 para la preparación en el uso de los cánones disciplinarios del clero, Título IV de los Cánones de la Iglesia (renglón 281b).Lloyd y Lane dijeron que apreciaban enormemente que tantas resoluciones que conllevaban financiación hubieran comenzado a moverse muy temprano a través de la Convención, ayudando así al proceso presupuestario del comité.“Lo más difícil en un presupuesto operativo es reservar fondos para empeños nuevos y me siento particularmente gratificado que Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas haya sido creativo y emprendedor en buscar modos de unificar recursos y en consecuencia este presupuesto sí ha contemplado de manera significativa [la inclusión] de nuevas tareas al tiempo de tratar de ser fiel al programa y estructura de la Iglesia Episcopal”, afirmó Lane.Cualquier cambio en esa estructura promulgado por la Convención General “podría significar que el Consejo Ejecutivo tendrá que tomar el presupuesto que hemos aprobado y cambiarlo hasta un punto cual nunca antes ha tenido que hacerse”, reconoció Lloyd.El PB&F tuvo que funcionar en conformidad con los cánones actuales, dijo ella, y no podía prever cambios canónicos.“Siempre supimos que si la restructuración hubiera sido aprobada el segundo día [de la Convención] los cánones no habrían entrado en vigor hasta el 1 de enero, de manera que tuvimos que producir un presupuesto basado en el viejo modelo canónico”, apuntó.El comité dijo en el texto que acompañaba las hojas de cálculo del presupuesto que se siente agradecido de que: los miembros del PB&F participaran en la creación del proceso que el Consejo Ejecutivo utilizó para crear su anteproyecto del presupuesto; de que los miembros fueran bienvenidos en todas las reuniones del Consejo y de que el Consejo compartiera [con el comité] la reacción que había solicitado de toda la Iglesia.“La actitud colaborativa asumida por el Consejo Ejecutivo produjo un presupuesto convincente y balanceado”, dijo el comité en su texto. “Sin embargo, un presupuesto tan estrictamente balanceado no permite cambios fáciles. Grandes asignaciones en respuesta a la legislación resultan aun difíciles de contemplar”.El texto del PB&F sugiere que el Consejo considera asignar una partida en bloque, sin especificar, de $2 a $5 millones en su anteproyecto presupuestario 2019-2021 al objeto de darle al PB&F mayor flexibilidad para responder a “las necesidades y las prioridades de la Convención General”.— La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA General Convention 2015 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Cathedral Dean Boise, ID La obra en pro de la justicia racial es el plato fuerte del presupuesto 2016-2018 El comité propone reducir la solicitud diocesana al 15 por ciento en el transcurso de tres años Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC General Convention, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ
Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Back to Press Releases A statement from the Episcopal churches in Germany on the Yom Kippur attack in Halle Rector Martinsville, VA The Episcopal Church in EuropePosted Oct 14, 2019 Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Last week, on the holiest day in the Jewish year, a murderous attack took place at a small synagogue in Halle, Germany. Two people unconnected to the synagogue lost their lives in a senseless shooting, one that had as its intended target the faithful gathered for Yom Kippur.As Episcopalians, we write to express our outrage and our grief at this attack, and our commitment to continue teaching within our churches about the dangers of intolerance and the evils of extremism and racism in all its forms.We follow the teachings of a man who was a Jewish teacher and preacher. In the calendar of our year, we mark events in the life of that man reflecting his Jewish upbringing and piety.We are also keenly aware of the long and grievous history of the church in denying its historic connection to the Jewish people, and in failing to speak with moral clarity when Jewish communities have been singled out for discrimination and violence.We condemn all violence perpetrated against people and communities of faith, and we stand unalterably in support of the rights of all people to exercise the dictates of their conscience without fear. We will not fail to remind our communities of the profound errors of the past, when the church made easy alliance with the evils of white supremacy and nationalism. And we assure our Jewish neighbors and friends of our prayers, our support, and our assistance.The Reverend Dr. Lutz AckermannVicar, Mission of Saint Boniface, AugsburgThe Reverend Christopher EasthillRector, Church of Saint Augustine of Canterbury, WiesbadenThe Reverend Hanns EngelhardtMission of Saint Columban, KarlsruheThe Reverend Scott A. MooreVicar, Mission of Saint James the Less, NürnbergThe Reverend Allan SandlinInterim Rector, Church of the Ascension, MunichThe Reverend. Dr. Edda WolffInterim Rector, Church of Christ the King, FrankfurtThe Venerable Walter J. BaerArchdeaconThe Convocation Episcopal Churches in EuropeThe Right Reverend Mark D. W. 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By Cathey Stanley and Alissa EllisCharlotte, N.C.“We are freedom fighters and we must be in the street with our people!” With this powerful statement, Lamont Lilly kicked off the People’s Caravan from Durham to Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 24. Lilly’s statement foretold of the powerful people’s presence in the national march unfolding that day as part of the Charlotte Uprising.Lilly is the vice presidential candidate of Workers World Party in the 2016 elections. WWP had scheduled a southern regional conference on socialism, liberation and revolution titled “Hard Times Are Fighting Times” for Sept. 24. After the struggle erupted in Charlotte, organizers decided to cancel the conference and mobilize all participants to join the Charlotte march.Charlotte Uprising is the movement led largely by The Tribe CLT and the Charlotte Trans and Queer People of Color Collective, which jointly responded to the Sept. 20 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Scott was a Black man with disabilities killed while waiting for his son to be dropped off from school.Many organizations pledged support to the Charlotte Uprising and mobilized, including Charlotte SURJ, Ignite NC, Black Youth Project-Durham Chapter, Beloved Community Center, Youth Organizing Institute, Southern Vision Alliance, Durham Solidarity Center, Workers World Party, Queer People of Color Collective GSO, NC TROUBLMakers, Million Hoodies and Black University.Scott’s murder is not the sole police killing Charlotte is rising up to protest. The CMPD has a history of killing people of color and killed only Black people during 2015, according to Charlotte Uprising. During the first night of the uprising, the CMPD killed protester Justin Carr, shooting him at close range in the midst of a peaceful protest in plain view of the marchers.Charlotte Uprising’s statement calls for the tangible eradication of all forms of oppression. Their list of ten demands focuses on the demilitarization and defunding of the police, as well as justice and reparations for the murder of Keith Scott and Justin Carr (see demands on page 6).March takes to streets Hundreds of people met Sept. 24 at Marshall Park to begin a march in the streets. Speakers at the rally before the march placed the murders of Scott and Carr in the historical context of the hundreds of years of oppression faced by people of color.“We’ve been having sleepless nights for a while,” said march organizer Bree Newsome at the opening rally. “This isn’t just about what happened to Keith Scott. This is about what has been happening for 400 years.”Energy was high and chants strong as over 2,000 people filled the streets of Charlotte with demands for justice and an end to racial oppression. The beats of the percussionists of Cackalack Thunder energized the protesters, while banners and signs spread statements of anti-oppression throughout the city.Folks marched past the capitalist corporations of uptown Charlotte. Protesters shared water, resources and checked in with one another throughout the march. Many on the march were white allies demonstrating their support for dismantling the racist police system.In contrast to the love, solidarity and militancy of justice shared among the marchers was the threat from police and National Guard soldiers, large weapons gripped in their hands. They lined menacingly along the sides of the streets and particularly focused on protecting the Bank of America headquarters and the posh Omni Hotel.Cops serve capitalist classThe police and military presence, designed to intimidate and deter fighters for social justice, once again demonstrated clearly that the cops’ role is only to serve the capitalist class — to protect the property of the capitalists over and at the expense of the masses of people.The root of the problem of racist police brutality lies not within individuals, but within the structure of the capitalist system. To survive as an economic system, capitalism needs police to maintain the wealth of the few while maintaining racism and all forms of oppression.The march wound its way past the major institutions of violence in Charlotte: the courthouse, the jail and police department headquarters. Marchers reconvened at the end of the route in Marshall Park, which has continued to remain a space held for convergence and pre-action unity.At the post-rally at Marshall Park food was provided for the people. Speakers and musicians were invited to the mic, uplifting the voices of the people. The release of the tapes of Scott’s murder were once again demanded and the crowd echoed the call. Before the event closed, marchers were invited to celebrate and relax after the march and called to reconvene at Marshall Park at 8:30 p.m.Shortly after the march, the CMPD conceded to the people’s demands and released a clip of the brutal murder of Scott. The clip was missing audio, but it clearly showed the murder of Scott in cold blood.In response to the incendiary video recording of Scott’s death and the lack of responsibility for Carr’s murder in the streets, marchers again took to the streets that night. The Charlotte Uprising has sustained continued support from the people, and actions are planned through the week to demand justice for Keith Scott and Justin Carr.For more information on Charlotte Uprising and to sign a petition to police and government officials pledging support for the ongoing struggle against killer cops, go to charlotteuprising.com.The writers are members of the Durham, N.C., WWP branch.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Home Energy Energy Title Marker Bill Introduced National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says ,”By fully funding these crucial renewable energy programs, Congress will signal that it is serious about creating jobs in rural America and weaning America off of its addiction to foreign oil.” Johnson added, “We must continue developing the next generation of biofuels, and these programs are necessary to meet the Renewable Fuels Standard.” According to Johnson the bill would help create stable policies to support agriculture and would help to give farmers an additional revenue stream through renewable energy. Energy Title Marker Bill Introduced SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 30, 2012 The 2012 Farm Bill Energy Title marker bill has been introduced in the Senate. Introduced by Senator Tom Harkin and co-sponsored by Senators Al Franken, Amy Klobuchar, and Kent Conrad, the bill would reauthorize and provide mandatory funding for programs such as the Rural Energy for America Program, Biomass Crop Assistance Program, and Biorefinery Assistance Program. Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Previous articleAFBF Economist Reports Views on Plantings ReportNext articleIndiana Grown, New Brand for Hoosier Farm Products Gary Truitt
Share Save Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. June 7, 2016 1,139 Views Print This Post Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Homebuyers Becoming More Cynical About Election Home / Daily Dose / Homebuyers Becoming More Cynical About Election Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: 2016 Presidential Election Homebuyers Housing Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Republicans Roll Out Dodd-Frank Alternative Next: Many Markets Shift Toward Owning vs. Renting in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News More than one-quarter of homebuyers believe that the 2016 presidential election, which is only five months away, will adversely affect the housing market, according to a survey conducted by Redfin.In a survey of 975 homebuyers in 36 states and Washington, D.C., 27 percent of respondents said they believe the outcome of November’s election will have a negative impact on housing—an increase of 12 percentage points since the last such survey in February, according to Redfin.Housing has not exactly been at the forefront of issues during each candidates’ campaign, though two out of the three remaining candidates have rolled out plans to increase the five-decade-low homeownership rate. The presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has not said anything about housing policy; the closest he has come to housing is saying that he would completely overhaul the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act if he is elected. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, introduced a plan in February that involves a housing investment of $25 billion dollars and is dedicated to “lifting more families into sustainable homeownership and connecting housing to opportunity.” Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan in April that includes expanding affordable housing initiatives and significantly raising the minimum wage.“While homeowner anxiety over the election is clearly mounting, the likelihood of an immediate shock to the market is rather slim,” said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. “It will take considerable time for our next commander in chief to implement policies that have any impact on housing. That said, the next president will inherit the lowest homeownership rate in 48 years and so far the voters have heard little to nothing about what the candidates will do to improve their chances of becoming homeowners. Candidates need to start discussing housing on the campaign trail now.”“Candidates need to start discussing housing on the campaign trail now.”Nela Richardson, Chief Economist, RedfinAccording to Redfin, the 40 percent of survey respondents were millennials and 37 percent were first-time homebuyers. In addition to more homebuyers believing that the election results will negatively affect housing, the share of respondents who believe the election will have no effect on the housing market dropped significantly from the last survey in February (from 75 percent to 63 percent), indicating that more homebuyers believe the election will affect housing.Meanwhile, 1 percent of survey respondents said they will absolutely leave the country if the candidate they endorse is not elected president in November. Another 9 percent said they would either consider or seriously consider leaving the country.Approximately 28 percent of respondents said they believe that a candidate other than Trump, Clinton, or Sanders would better serve the housing market. Sanders had the edge among survey respondents as to which of the remaining three candidates would serve housing the best (26.5 percent endorsed Sanders). Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2016 Presidential Election Homebuyers Housing Market 2016-06-07 Brian Honea
Top StoriesKeep Illegal Migrants In Foreigners Detention Centres Even After Grant Of Bail : Karnataka HC Issues Guidelines [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber7 Jun 2020 2:16 AMShare This – xSeeking to restrict the movements of illegal immigrants and overstaying foreigners who have been granted bail in criminal cases against them, the High Court of Karnataka has held that they should be kept in ‘detention centers’ till further orders of the court or till they are deported to their mother country.A bench of Justice K N Phaneendra has issued the following guidelines on dealing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSeeking to restrict the movements of illegal immigrants and overstaying foreigners who have been granted bail in criminal cases against them, the High Court of Karnataka has held that they should be kept in ‘detention centers’ till further orders of the court or till they are deported to their mother country.A bench of Justice K N Phaneendra has issued the following guidelines on dealing with illegal migrants and foreigners facing proceedings under the Foreigners Act, 1946 : (1) As soon as the offence under Foreigners Act and other Laws is detected and there is a strong prima facie material to show that the detected person is a foreign national, and if he has no Passport or Visa, or if the Visa is expired, and he has no right to stay in Indian Territory, proceedings shall be immediately started to deport him to his nation, without unnecessary delay, from the date of registration of FIR against such person.(2) The jurisdictional police have to immediately take steps to inform the concerned competent authorities to initiate proceedings to deport such foreign nationals to his/her mother country visa-a-vis other competent authorities also share the details of such person amongst themselves and the concerned jurisdictional Court.(3) If the Court refuses to grant bail to those persons (foreign nationals) in any criminal case, the Court shall keep such person in regular jail, till the disposal of the case. (4) If for any reason the Court grants bail including anticipatory bail, in any criminal case where the offender is a foreign national, and the offences are under the Foreigners Act and/or also under any other Laws for the time being in force, and their Visa is cancelled or lapsed, or they have no Passport, or they are illegal migrants, then the Courts shall specifically order to keep them in detention centers, unless the competent authority has passed any order under section 3(2)(a) to (f) of Foreigners Act, 1946, or till further orders of the court or till they are deported to their mother country.(5) If the case registered against the foreign nationals, ended in conviction, they shall be ordered to be kept in regular prison of the State till they serve their sentence, and after serving the sentence, they shall be kept in detention centers till they are deported to their country.(6) If the case ends up in discharge, release of the accused or acquittal, and their nationality is in dispute before the competent Tribunal, they shall be ordered to be kept in detention centers till they are deported to their country unless they have any right or otherwise entitled to remain in India, or the competent authority has passed any orders under section 3(2)(a) to (e) of Foreigners Act 1946, the acquittal, discharge or release of the accused is no bar for the concerned competent authorities to question the nationality of that person before the competent Tribunal.(7) The Public Prosecutors, the defence Counsel and the Courts shall make all their efforts to expeditiously deal with such cases by giving priority, for its early disposal, so as to enable other competent authorities to take appropriate steps under the facts and circumstances of each case for deportation of such foreign nationals (accused) as early as possible. The Court may also if permissible under law, and applicable to the facts and circumstances of a case may invoke sections 265A or 265L under chapter XXI (A) of Code of Criminal procedure, after following due procedure.(8) As far as possible where a foreign national is involved in a case, the courts shall make their endeavor to record evidence and write the judgment in English Language, if the accused in such case is not conversant with the local language.(9) The Central Government and the State Governments shall take all necessary steps to establish as many as necessary Detention Centers, at Cities, Districts and Taluka places as per the detention Center Manual referred to in this judgment, with all necessary basic facilities, as per the detention centre manual, as per the directions and guidelines of the Apex Court in the case of Upadhyaya Vs State of A.P. and others reported in (2017)15 SCC 337, so as to keep the foreign nationals, till their deportation whenever they are ordered to be kept in detention centers by competent authorities or by the Courts.(10) In case, the accused/foreign national is a woman or a woman having a child or the child itself, the competent authorities, including jail authorities, detention centers, and the Courts and Juvenile Justice Boards have to follow the Guidelines of the Hon’ble Apex Court laid down in Upadhyaya’s case noted supra; in addition to the provisions under the Prisons Act as well as Prisons Rules, and Juvenile Justice Act and Rules strictly and meticulously in their letter and spirit.(11) If a mother who is a foreign national, is in custody and having an infant below the age of six years or up to six years, the court may order the child to accompany the mother during her custody. If either of the parents got arrested, then the custody of the child may be given to the other parent who is not arrested. If both the parents are arrested and they are in custody in same or in some other case, court may order custody of children to their close relative or to Government shelter home, or to any other organization recognized or undertaking of the government where government or concerned authorities can monitor the well being of the child, as per Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and Rules.(12) If a foreign national is convicted by the Court, and any application for parole is made, the jail authorities have to take into consideration the conditions enumerated under Section 4 of the Foreigners Act, 1946, in addition to the Prisons Act and Rules.(13) If a Foreign National is found to be an illegal migrant and not a citizen of India, and has been involved in criminal offences under other law of the land for the time being in force, apart from Foreigners Act, the State Government or the Central Government as the case may be, take immediate necessary steps by exercising their discretion after applying their mind to the facts and circumstances of the case, if necessary and if the circumstances warrants, if the said offences are not heinous or antisocial, or not punishable with imprisonment for more than three years, or with fine only to withdraw those cases under Section 321 of Cr.PC., so as to enable the concerned authorities to take necessary steps to deport such persons to their mother country, as expeditiously as possible. (14) The State Legal Services Authority, District Legal services Authorities, and Taluka Legal Services Committees, shall make a periodical visit to the jails and Detention centers to ensure and satisfy itself that the concerned authorities have taken necessary steps to implement the directions issued by the Hon’ble Apex Court in Upadhyay’s case and also the Detention Center Manual, so as to take appropriate action to inform the concerned authorities to rectify their mistakes and also the Legal Services Authorities suo-motu can take steps in accordance with law to get the mistakes or errors rectified on the legal side.(15) The Central Government and the respective State Governments shall often revise the Detention Center Manual and also the Prisons Act and Rules based on the need of the hour to bring necessary changes, so as to effectively and efficiently implement the very object of such Manual and laws.(16) The Central Government, the State Government, the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Karnataka Judicial Academy and Police Academy in the State shall take appropriate necessary swift action to sensitize all the stakeholders, Judges, Prosecutors, Police Officers, Custom and Immigration Officers (FRRO-FRO), Jail Authorities and Officers delegated in Detention Centers, in this regard.Regarding detention of women and children. The court said “United Nations declaration with reference to the rights of the child was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations and in Article 24 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966. In the said declaration, the importance of the child has been fairly recognized and accepted by India as a party to the said declaration the said international charters have been ratified by the Government of India. Therefore, India has to identify and respect and implement the rights of the children whether they belong to Indian country or any country who are residing in India.” It impressed upon the government that “Whatever the facilities given and care they (government) take with reference to Women and children in the jails on the basis of the Prisons Act and Prisons Rules and Manuals, at least same facilities or even more facilities to be provided depending upon the circumstances of the situation and the nature of the persons particularly women and children though they are kept in jails or Detention Centers. Considering the great traditions of our country as to how we are treating, respecting and taking care of women and children, particularly so far as the prisoners are concerned much care has to be taken if possible to avoid any social stigma that may be attached to women living in prison or Detention Center, as the same often severely affect and attach stigma upon them even after they are released”. Asking the authorities to provide proper facilities to children in detention centres the court said “All the facilities which are available to the children of our country also shall be extended to the children who are found to be the children of the illegal migrants who are in jail or in detention centers during the course of investigation, inquiry or trial or undergoing punishment after the sentence being passed against them, till they are deported to their country.”Title: Babul Khan And State of KarnatakaCase No: CRL.P. NO.6578/2019Coram: Justice K N PhaneendraAppearance: Advocate C Mohammed Pasha and Advocate Sirajuddin Ahmad for petitioners. AAG Prasanna Deshpande a/w Advocate Rohith B.J FOR R1, ASG C. SHASHIKANTH FOR R2Click here to download OrderRead OrderNext Story
Top Stories’VC Facility Will Be Provided If An Advocate Seeks It For Hearing Of A Pending Case’: SC Closes Plea Against Kerala HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Aug 2020 8:51 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has closed the writ petition filed against recommencement of physical sittings and filings in the Kerala High Court taking note of the report that any Advocate will be provided with the facility for video conferencing if he seeks it for hearing a case pending before the High Court.The writ petition filed by a lawyer PG Aravind had sought for the quashing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has closed the writ petition filed against recommencement of physical sittings and filings in the Kerala High Court taking note of the report that any Advocate will be provided with the facility for video conferencing if he seeks it for hearing a case pending before the High Court.The writ petition filed by a lawyer PG Aravind had sought for the quashing of Notice by the High Court, which mandates re-commencement of physical filings of applications/petitions, except bail pleas w.e.f. July 6 and for physical appearances except before Single Judges. The lawyer had also question the decision of the High Court permitting e-filing on bail applications only and contended that it ought to have permitted e-filing of all nature of cases.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul & MR Shah, though initially was not inclined to entertain the plea and asked the Petitioner to approach the Kerala High Court, it subsequently took note of the Counsel’s submission that the mandate could not be effectuated in light of the Coronavirus-induced situation. It then directed the Solicitor General to seek instructions from the Kerala High Court Thereafter, a report on the functioning of the High Court – hearing of cases through video conferencing physical filing, e-filing and physical hearing was filed. “If any of the Advocate seeks hearing through video conferencing, in a case pending before a Division Bench or a Single Bench, the Registry has assured that facility for the same will be provided.”, it was stated in the report.Taking note of this, the counsel for the petitioner stated that she has no grievance now. Thus the bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy closed the writ petition.Click here to Read/Download OrderNext Story
News UpdatesArgument By Police That CCTV In The Police Station Was Not Working Can’t Be Accepted: Bombay High Court Sparsh Upadhyay8 Dec 2020 12:20 AMShare This – xCCTV system controls activities like atrocities against persons who are brought to police station: Bombay High CourtWhile observing that “CCTV system controls activities like atrocities against persons who are brought to police station”, the Bombay High Court (Aurangabad Bench) observed last week that the argument advanced by the police that the CCTV system installed in police station was not working couldn’t be accepted. The Bench of Justice T. V. Nalawade & Justice M. G. Sewlikar…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile observing that “CCTV system controls activities like atrocities against persons who are brought to police station”, the Bombay High Court (Aurangabad Bench) observed last week that the argument advanced by the police that the CCTV system installed in police station was not working couldn’t be accepted. The Bench of Justice T. V. Nalawade & Justice M. G. Sewlikar further observed, “This cannot be allowed to happen as the purpose behind installing the CCTV system itself is defeated when such submissions are accepted.” The Court was hearing the plea of one Wajid, who alleged custodial harassment by police and when he asked for the CCTV Footage of the police station, the same was denied to him and so he moved the HC. Before the Court, the Addl. Public Prosecutor produced the communication of the Asstt. Police Inspector, Umarga Sub-Division of Police. The Communications stated that the CCTV footage of the police station of the relevant day was not available as on that date system of CCTV was not working. To this, the Court said that this was not the first instance when the concerned police station had informed that CCTV system was not working. The Court further noted that some specific directions are given by this Court at this seat and at the Principal Seat also to see that CCTV systems are installed in every police station and it should cover lockup and other portion of police station. To this, the Court said, “Such system controls activities like atrocities against persons who are brought to police station. It is surprising that in many cases submission is made that on that particular day, CCTV system was not working.” The Court also said, “When such system is installed, some officer needs to be appointed to oversee the working of the system and every day the recording needs to be seen by some officer and entry about it needs to be made in some register. This procedure must have been followed by police station.” The High Court further called for the registers maintained in respect of CCTV system in concerned police station to ascertain the truthfulness of the submission that CCTV system was not working on that day. Noting that no record was produced by the learned Addl. Public Prosecutor indicating the entry of the fault related to the CCTV System in the register, the Court said that “these circumstances create serious suspicion”. In this context, the Court directed the District Superintendent of Police, Osmanabad, to look into the matter personally and make enquiry into the matter. The Court again observed, “It is informed to the Court that on that particular day the CCTV system was not working. This cannot be allowed to happen as the purpose behind installing the CCTV system itself is defeated when such submissions are accepted.” Lastly, the Court directed the District Supdt. of Police, Osmanabad, to make enquiry into the matter and also into the procedure adopted about working of the CCTV system and maintenance of the record of the CCTV system in the police station. The report has been directed to be submitted before 18th December 2020 and the matter has been posted for further hearing on 18th December 2020. Notably, in a historic Judgment, the Supreme Court last week (02nd December) observed that the State and Union Territory Governments should ensure that CCTV cameras are installed in each and every Police Station functioning under them. Justice RF Nariman led bench observed that these directives shall be implemented both in letter and in spirit as soon as possible. The Court also directed the Central Government to install CCTV cameras and recording equipment in the offices of central agencies like CBI, NIA etc. In this path breaking Judgment, the Supreme Court held that in case of any human right violation by investigating agencies like police, CBI, NIA, ED Etc, the victims have the right to get the copy of CCTV footage of interrogation and also to approach the National/State Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Court or the Superintendent of Police or any other authority empowered to take cognizance of an offence. Case title – Wajid v. The State of Maharashtra and others [Criminal Writ Petition No. 1111 of 2020] Click Here To Download Order[Read Order Here]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Evghen_Prozhyrko/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON and WHITNEY LLOYD, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — The mayor of Minneapolis called on prosecutors Wednesday to file criminal charges against a white police officer seen in a viral video pressing his knee into the neck of an African American man who is repeatedly heard in the footage saying “I can’t breathe” before he died.Mayor Jacob Frey said at a news conference that he has contacted the office of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to demand justice for George Floyd and his family.“I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” Frey said. “If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now. I cannot come up with a good answer to that question and so I’m calling upon Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to act on the evidence before him. I’m calling on him to charge the arresting officer in this case.”Frey’s comments came a day after protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis to demand justice for Floyd. The demonstrators clashed with police, who sprayed chemical irritants on them in an attempt to disperse the large crowd.The protests turned violent again Wednesday evening, causing Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to ask people to leave over safety precautions.“The situation near Lake Street and Hiawatha in Minneapolis has evolved into an extremely dangerous situation,” the governor tweeted around midnight Wednesday. “For everyone’s safety, please leave the area and allow firefighters and paramedics to get to the scene.”At least one business was set on fire Wednesday night and ABC affiliate KSTP-TV is reporting looting took place at a local Target in the area.Frey tweeted early Thursday morning, asking for peace because the protests have become dangerous.“Please, Minneapolis, we cannot let tragedy beget more tragedy,” Frey tweeted. “The area along Lake has become unsafe. We are asking for your help in keeping the peace tonight.”Floyd died shortly after he was apprehended by Minneapolis police on Monday. Video emerged on social media showing a police officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck as Floyd, who was handcuffed, begged for mercy.“I can’t breathe, please, the knee in my neck,” Floyd is heard saying to the officer, identified as Officer Derek Chauvin, who had him pinned to the ground. “I can’t move … my neck … I’m through, I’m through.”Officers Chauvin, Tou Thao, who is also seen in the video, and Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, who were also involved in the incident, were fired on Tuesday by Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.Frey said he made his decision to ask that criminal charges be filed in the case based primarily on the video of the incident.“There are events in our city that shape us. There are precedents and protocols sitting in the reserves of institutions just like this one that will give you about a thousand reasons not to do something, not to speak out, not to act so quickly,” Frey said. “We cannot turn a blind eye. It is on us as leaders to see this for what it is and call it what it is. George Floyd deserves justice, his family deserves justice, the black community deserves justice and our city deserves justice.”While autopsy results determining the cause of Floyd’s death have not been released, Frey said that “what I can say with certainty based on what I saw, is that the individual, the officer who had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, should be charged.”According to the police watchdog group Communities United Against Police Brutality, Chauvin was one of six Minneapolis police officers involved in an October 2006 incident in which police fatally shot Wayne Reyes, who was suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and a male friend. Hennepin County officials confirmed to ABC News that a grand jury declined to indict the officers of wrongdoing.Thao was named in an “unreasonable use of force” lawsuit that was settled out of court for $25,000 in 2017, according to attorney Seth Leventhal, who represented the plaintiff, Lamar Ferguson, in the case. The complaint filed in the case alleged that Ferguson was handcuffed when he suffered “punches, kicks and knees to the face and body” that left him with broken teeth and bruising. Ferguson alleged in the complaint that he was walking home with his pregnant girlfriend when Thao and another officer stopped him without cause and began questioning him about a previous incident they suspected involved Ferguson’s family members.Mayor Frey would not specify what charges he would like to see filed in the Floyd case.“I do not want to get into the fundamentals of different classifications of murder. I do not want to get into the fundamentals of any one specific charge or any one individual,” he said. “I’m not going to weigh in on the evidence. I know there’s clearly more evidence to come, but I will say that based on what I saw in the video this is the decision that I am making, obviously not as a prosecutor.”Freeman’s office issued a statement in respond to Frey’s request, saying, “We are working with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner to expeditiously gather and review all of the evidence in the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd. The videotaped death of Mr. Floyd, which has outraged us and people across the country, deserves the best we can give and that is what this office will do.”The Minneapolis Police Department said in a statement Monday that their officers initially confronted Floyd after being called to the scene “on a report of a forgery in progress.” The officers were advised that the suspect “appeared to be under the influence” and that he “physically resisted officers.”The department said Floyd “appeared to be suffering medical distress” and that officers called an ambulance. Floyd was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he was pronounced dead. Police officials said no weapons were found on Floyd and none of the officers involved in the incident were injured.Frey’s statements echoed those made by Floyd’s sister, Bridgett Floyd, during an interview Wednesday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America.She said terminating the officers is “definitely not enough justice for me or my family.”“They murdered my brother. They killed him,” Bridgett Floyd said. “Firing them is just not enough.”Following George Floyd’s death, the University of Minnesota announced Wednesday night that it would stop contracting the Minneapolis Police Department for most of its sporting events, concerts and ceremonies.“As a community, we are outraged and grief-stricken,” University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel said in a statement. “I do not have the words to fully express my pain and anger and I know that many in our community share those feelings, but also fear for their own safety. This will not stand.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.