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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Now to start on the positives, beginning with a superb display from a fly-half who defied sofa doubters. Although he should take a modicum of blame for the above, Freddie Burns was magnificent on the whole – marrying a varied passing game with exceptional poise from the tee and underrated bravery in defence.It was as if a dreadful season for Gloucester was nothing but a nightmare and this was his first outing since 2013’s assured trip to Argentina. Whatever went on behind the scenes at Kingsholm, it’s obvious Burns responds better to Lancaster than he did Nigel Davies.The 24 year-old thrives on responsibility and was told to take it with George Ford injured. He reportedly bossed training for a fortnight and brought that same authority to Eden Park, reinforcing the permanence of class. After an eye-catching shift from little brother Billy in England U20’s defeat of Australia on Friday, Freddie came to the party as well. Besides any international prospects, Leicester Tigers fans should be elated. He could easily become a Welford Road legend.Comeback kingsQuestion: Apart from being key figures in England’s admirable effort, what else do Rob Webber, Kyle Eastmond, Geoff Parling, Ben Youngs, Manu Tuilagi and James Haskell (as well as Burns) have in common? Answer: None of them had started a Test match for at least 12 months. Then there was Danny Cipriani, whose first two touches after a six-year international hiatus were a slicing half-break and a nerveless penalty.Unfair as it is to single out individuals, Webber and Parling deserve special praise. The lineout was highlighted as a crucial platform and England’s axis delivered a 100% return from 13 throws, only one resulting in messy possession – brilliant accuracy and implementation of basic skills.All this is of course testament to England’s strength in depth, but also a coaching team that can prepare a group of players for the rigours of Test rugby whatever the circumstances.Wrecking ball: Manu Tuilagi caused New Zealand’s defence no end of problems in the opening TestHappy headaches…but Manu’s not for movingA further 16 players now become available to Lancaster from Saracens and Northampton. Danny Care and Billy Twelvetrees are fit for Dunedin too. But 41 into 23 doesn’t go. This is perhaps the most enticing selection debate for England in the professional era. Should Billy Vunipola replace the phenomenal Ben Morgan? Does Jonny May’s electric pace make up for uncertainty elsewhere?The midfield is the most pain-staking piece of the jigsaw. Kyle Eastmond was excellent, but Twelvetrees brings a kicking game that would help the pack play in dangerous areas. Leaving out Luther Burrell is mighty brave. Fire starters: New Zealand perform the haka before the first Test against England, which they won 20-15 Whoever Lancaster fills the 12 shirt with, Tuilagi will stay at outside-centre. Sir Clive Woodward’s suggestion to shift him onto the flank is a non-starter. Wing is the hardest place to play in England’s defensive system and, beating five defenders from 14 carries in Auckland, Tuilagi has a role from which he can influence and intimidate. If it ain’t broke…Read all about Danny Care, Danny Cipriani and Israel Dagg in the latest edition of Rugby World – and you can find out where to buy your copy here. Download the digital edition here. After the narrow defeat in Auckland, what areas do England need to address ahead of the second Test against New Zealand in Dunedin? TAGS: Highlight STUART LANCASTER stressed last week that victory at Eden Park was very possible. Few believed him, most earmarking damage limitation as a more realistic goal.But England’s coach wasn’t bidding to manufacture false confidence. His belief was rock-solid, and a supposedly understrength team backed up that conviction with an ambitious performance. Even so, it wasn’t enough to derail the world champions’ 32-match unbeaten run in Auckland. Conrad Smith’s last-gasp try snuck New Zealand into a 1-0 series lead.Here are five things for England to heed following a superbly tense Test match…The All Blacks won’t be that bad againRealism is Lancaster’s currency, so he won’t sugar-coat any details of defeat. In fact, his first port of call will be to underline how poor New Zealand were. Just as during their first game of 2013 against France, the hosts seemed subdued.At times, David Wilson and Joe Marler mangled their scrum. Collectively, the All Black back-line made elementary (almost Wilson-esque) handling errors. Ma’a Nonu was abject, Richie McCaw largely anonymous. Steve Hansen’s men benefited most from an iffy day at the office for referee Nigel Owens, too.Though undercooked and maybe complacent, New Zealand still pulled through with a sense of grim inevitability. Liam Messam and Jerome Kaino provided awesome grit, Aaron Smith amazing guile. Many more will turn up on Saturday. Winning is a habit and the All Blacks are addicted – the really hard work starts now for Lancaster’s charges.Familiar fine-tuningTwo lessons will lead England’s search for improvement this week. Both are subtle, yet frustratingly familiar. First, the tourists’ eventual downfall came from playing too much rugby inside their own half. Just before half-time and during the second period – most prominently while Marland Yarde was in the sin-bin – a failure to clear invited the All Blacks onto the front foot. They flooded the breakdown for three cheap penalties and, after kicking two and tapping one, gathered 11 points.Those moments of suffocation were faintly reminiscent of what brought about England’s 30-3 defeat to Wales last March. Exit strategies – essentially the practice of getting back into opposition territory from set-piece or restart – are vital areas to iron out.The second work-on is a continuing quibble from the recent Six Nations – turning opportunities into tries. Granted, things might have gone differently but for two cynical shirt-tugs from Nonu that definitely deserved yellow, but England made eight line breaks to New Zealand’s five. They beat more defenders (22 to 13) and executed twice as many offloads (eight to four). Such statistics need to translate into five-pointers.Steady Freddie: Burns, after a poor season for Gloucester, excelled at fly-half in AucklandFantastic Fred backs up Billy
Plus all the team news ahead of the showdown at the Ricoh Arena Premiership semi-final Wasps v Bristol live stream: How to watch the Premiership match online from anywhereIt’s into the big time now. Which one of these exciting outfits can make it to the Gallagher Premiership final?It’s Wasps’ fourth Premiership semi-final in the last five years and they come in to it with key figures Joe Launchbury and Jack Willis back to face Bristol. And Jack’s younger brother Tom features on the bench too. In-form scrum-half Dan Robson will hope to lead the way against exciting young ten, Jacob Umaga.There will be no return for former Wasps star Charles Piutau though – the Bears playmaker has an Achilles injury. His brother Siale starts at 12, while Max Malins comes in at full-back. That leaves room for Callum Sheedy to play ten (alongside half-back partner Andy Uren), and captain Steve Luatua and No 8 Nathan Hughes join the pack.Wasps: Matteo Minozzi; Zach Kibirige, Malakai Fekitoa, Jimmy Gopperth, Josh Bassett; Jacob Umaga, Dan Robson; Simon McIntyre, Tommy Taylor, Kieran Brookes, Joe Launchbury (captain), Will Rowlands, Jack Willis, Thomas Young, Brad Shields.Replacements: Gabriel Oghre, Tom West, Biyi Alo, James Gaskell, Alfie Barbeary, Tom Willis, Ben Vellacott, Michael Le Bourgeois.Bristol Bears: Max Malins; Luke Morahan, Semi Radradra, Siale Piutau, Piers O’Conor; Callum Sheedy, Andy Uren; Jake Woolmore, Harry Thacker, John Afoa, Joe Joyce, Chris Vui, Steve Luatua (captain), Ben Earl, Nathan Hughes.Replacements: George Kloska, Yann Thomas, Kyle Sinckler, Ed Holmes, Dan Thomas, Harry Randall, Sam Bedlow, Alapati Leiua.If that whets your appetite, here’s all the ways you can stream Wasps v Bristol online…How to watch Wasps v Bristol from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Wasps v Bristol, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. 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2017 Year: Projects Interior Stylist:Heather NetteArchitects In Charge:Benjamin Stibbard, Kate FitzpatrickCity:Barwon HeadsCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mike BakerText description provided by the architects. Located in Barwon Heads, Victoria (Australia), the Courtyard House is part of the ‘Auhaus Release’ built by the LifeSpaces Group. Save this picture!© Mike BakerHidden behind the soaring private entrance, is a modern four bedroom home designed for relaxed living and outdoor entertaining. The Courtyard House brings a sophisticated combination of modern living intertwined with texture, warmth, raw simplicity, and earthy luxuriance.Save this picture!© Mike BakerCrafted out of the finest quality bluestone and natural hardwood, these honest, earth-drawn materials and textures create an impression of harmony between the house and nature itself. Horizontal bluestone slabs and vertical hardwood is combined with perfection; a reflection of design poise coupled with breath-taking craftsmanship. Aesthetic appeal is complimented by the durability of the materials, which are designed to withstand the adverse conditions the Australian coast has to offer.Save this picture!© Mike BakerThe arrangement of the living spaces around a large, open courtyard helps bring the natural world into the heart of the domestic realm. Drawing natural light and breezes into the house, the courtyard accentuates the lofty ceilings and the endless space that is central to its design. The semi enclosed courtyard functions as an outdoor room onto which all internal areas flow; perfect for summer entertaining, or simply relaxing beneath the open sky.Save this picture!© Mike BakerSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Mike BakerThe modern matte black kitchen, accented with brass fittings and oak timber flooring make a stylish statement to the heart of the home.Save this picture!© Mike BakerThe Courtyard House caters for both work and relaxation; featuring a study space, and designated reading nook with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The two living rooms foster interaction and family time, and can be used to entertain the kids or bring the family together at the end of a busy day.Save this picture!© Mike BakerThe challenge of finding enough storage space within a burgeoning family home is also addressed with extensive storage and joinery throughout, coupled beautifully with American Oak shelving and accents. Save this picture!© Mike BakerProject gallerySee allShow lessWuyuan Skywells Hotel / anySCALESelected ProjectsBamboo Amphitheater Space Structure / Bambutec DesignSelected Projects Share Builder: ArchDaily Save this picture!© Mike Baker+ 44Curated by María Francisca González Share The Courtyard House / Auhaus Architecture Area: 303 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeAuhaus ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBarwon HeadsAustraliaPublished on February 22, 2018Cite: “The Courtyard House / Auhaus Architecture” 21 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
WW photo: Joseph PietteCommunity members protested outside a Fraternal Order of Police benefit in Philadelphia on Oct. 28. One sign read, “The FOP celebrates police brutality.” Demonstrators, who numbered more than 100, chanted “Shame! Shame!” as cops and their supporters entered the police fundraiser, which was being held for Lt. Jonathan Josey, the cop who brutalized Aida Guzmán at the end of an annual Puerto Rican Festival.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Life in Fort Worth printThis is one in a series of stories that examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted systemic issues through the Fault Lines of race, class, gender, generation, geography and sexual orientation. Loading 50%A COVID-19 Charles Schwab ChallengeBy Branson NelsonOne entrance to the grounds at Colonial Country Club sitting vacant with no patrons entering during Sunday’s fourth round of the Charles Schwab Challenge. (Photo by Branson Nelson) One entrance to the grounds at Colonial Country Club sitting vacant with no patrons entering during Sunday’s fourth round of the Charles Schwab Challenge. (Photo by Branson Nelson) Save a few distant cheers from onlookers peering through fences or clapping from make-shift grandstands at nearby homes, Colonial Country Club was eerily quiet during the Charles Schwab Challenge in June. Logistically, the 2020 rendition of the Charles Schwab Challenge was one for the record books. COVID-19’s effects were palpable even before the first tee shot. The 12 weeks leading up to the tournament were filled with contingency plans.Tournament staff were not sure if fans would be present, and if so, for what type of capacity the club would need to prepare. The necessary precautions that would need to be taken were somewhat unclear until the tournament approached.Tournament director Michael Tothe, in that role since 2008, and his staff worked alongside the PGA Tour over the past several months. “When we first agreed that the tournament was going to happen in June, we didn’t know if we would have fans or no fans,” Tothe said. “We tried to balance out a number of different scenarios.”When the final decision was made, one that eliminated any possibility of having fans, a clear vision of what the tournament would look like began to emerge. “Once we realized there would be no fans, no corporate hospitality, no events, it made things a lot easier for us as it relates to focusing on player safety,” Tothe said. “We really shifted our attention from building fan enhancement venues, selling tickets, and executing Pro-Ams to safety protocol.”The hush of no crowdsJust down the street from Texas Christian University, the Horned Frogs had three of former golfers in the field: Franklin Corpening, Tom Hoge and J.J. Henry all failed to make the cut. “I played with Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer in a practice round on Tuesday,” Corpening said. “Usually we would have had a pretty big following of about 100 people watching us play.”I would have been pretty nervous for that, but this year it felt so different because there was nobody out there.”All players, caddies and crucial PGA and tournament staff were inside a “bubble.” They were all tested for COVID-19 at Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena during the several days before the tournament began. Off the course, protocols were put in place to ensure social distancing in common areas like player dining rooms and the locker rooms. For Corpening, though, a few on-the-course changes stuck out.“There was a sanitizing station after every hole, which was really weird,” Corpening said. “Another odd deal was at the driving range. For me, I always love going to the range and people are there wanting autographs or a golf ball, but this year there was nothing going on at the range.”Most years, Colonial hires part-time employees specifically for jobs throughout the weeks leading up to and through the tournament. Even more volunteers sign on in roles that are needed to facilitate a PGA event.“This year, we only hired a handful of non-full-time staff, but we were really able to execute the golf tournament with the majority of our existing staff,” Tothe said. “We went from our usual 1,600 volunteers down to about 400 total.”In the communityPrecautions taken due to COVID-19 were felt well beyond the grounds of Colonial Country Club. The tournament usually comes with warnings to avoid South University Drive, and the side streets leading to the club are often choked with traffic. “I have always lived in the neighborhood surrounding the club, and it is just a known fact that there will be tons of traffic the week of the tournament,” Austin Westermann said. “This year, though, if you didn’t know any better you would have had no idea that there was a PGA Tour tournament going on.”Many Colonial members take pride in the club playing host to one of the most iconic golf tournaments on the PGA Tour. But this year, they lost the chance to walk the grounds watching some of the world’s best golfers. “As a member, I always love getting to walk the course and see some of the best golfers in the world play the same course that I play regularly,” said Carson Pate. “I look forward to attending the tournament every May, and not having that opportunity this year, especially with one of the best fields the tournament has ever had, was disappointing.”Memorable momentsStill, the restart of the 2020 PGA Tour season will likely be remembered in Fort Worth for years to come.A tip of the cap to locals Palmer and Henry kicked off the event Thursday morning as the two took the first shots of the tournament on the first and tenth tees at 6:50 a.m.During the opening round, South Korean golfer Sung Kang made an ace at the par-3 13th. Of course without roars from fans around the green, he didn’t realize it walking halfway to the hole. This is kind of awesome. Sung Kang knocked in a hole-in-one at the @CSChallengeFW on Thursday, but without fans, he had no idea he had an ace until he reached the green. pic.twitter.com/Ik8mwvgEBk— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) June 15, 2020 On Sunday, fans watching on TV were treated to a packed leaderboard full of some of the most talented names in the sport. Daniel Berger stormed back to force a playoff against impressive young golfer Collin Morikawa. But there were no low “ooo’s” after Morikawa lipped out a par putt from inside five feet or raucous cheers as Berger received the patented red plaid jacket given away to Colonial champs.Daniel Berger (+5000) wins the Charles Schwab Challenge Collin Morikawa missed this putt in the playoff to end it (via @PGATOUR) pic.twitter.com/2ZBzdxK8Sr— br_betting (@br_betting) June 14, 2020 Fans built a makeshift grandstand in order to watch the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge from their own front yard. (Photo: Branson Nelson) Fans built a makeshift grandstand in order to watch the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge from their own front yard. (Photo: Branson Nelson) Brooks Koepka prepares to hit his third shot after an errant shot left him behind the green on the first hole during the second round on Friday. (Photo: Garrett Podell) Brooks Koepka prepares to hit his third shot after an errant shot left him behind the green on the first hole during the second round on Friday. (Photo: Garrett Podell) Few people outside of golfers, caddies, and essential personnel were allowed into Colonial Country Club. Those who were involved were tested for COVID-19 and had to adhere to social distancing protocol (Photo: Branson Nelson) Few people outside of golfers, caddies, and essential personnel were allowed into Colonial Country Club. Those who were involved were tested for COVID-19 and had to adhere to social distancing protocol (Photo: Branson Nelson) Phil Mickelson takes a practice swing before teeing off on the second hole during Friday’s second round. (Photo: Garrett Podell)Phil Mickelson takes a practice swing before teeing off on the second hole during Friday’s second round. (Photo: Garrett Podell)A usually traffic-filled University Drive on TCU’s campus on the Sunday of the tournament looks as normal as any June weekend afternoon. (Photo: Branson Nelson) A usually traffic-filled University Drive on TCU’s campus on the Sunday of the tournament looks as normal as any June weekend afternoon. (Photo: Branson Nelson) TopBuilt with Shorthand ReddIt A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Facebook Women’s golf’s Bruner sets record at ICON Invitational Branson Nelson Fans built a makeshift grandstand in order to watch the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge from their own front yard. 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Top StoriesBar Council Of India Passes Resolution Against ‘LiveLaw’ & Author For Publishing Article Criticizing Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Jun 2020 8:32 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India has passed a resolution against LiveLaw for publishing an article criticizing the various acts and decisions of BCI Chairperson, Manan Kumar Mishra.”It is appalling to note that “Live Law” has allowed its platform to be used for a defamatory story prompted by ill-will and malice to make personal allegations against Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of…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 Bar Council of India has passed a resolution against LiveLaw for publishing an article criticizing the various acts and decisions of BCI Chairperson, Manan Kumar Mishra.”It is appalling to note that “Live Law” has allowed its platform to be used for a defamatory story prompted by ill-will and malice to make personal allegations against Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India”, said a press release issued by BCI.”Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India has never misused his position for any personal political benefit”, asserted the BCI.The subject of the controversy is the article titled “Manan Kumar Mishra’s Personal & Political Battles Using BCI Chairman’s Office”, written by Vikas Bhadauria, published on June 1.BCI said that it has resolved to “make a complaint to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting against the author Mr. Vikas Bhadauria and the news portal “Live Law” for their acts of misreporting, omission and commission, which are nothing short of yellow journalism and a scar on ideal and honest activities of the Media/Press”.The Council will take the decision about lodging criminal case for defamation and/or suit for damages in the next meeting/s, said the Press Release.The Press Release stated that the agenda of the meeting was presided over by Mr. Satish A. Deshmukh, the Vice-Chairman of Bar Council of India because the matter related to Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra, who had requested the Vice-Chairman to preside over the meeting .The article written by Mr. Bhadauria, referring to various statements and acts of the Chairman, stated that Mr.Manan Kumar Mishra was using his post not for the welfare of legal fraternity, but for advancing his personal and political interests.In response, the BCI said :”The said author has done cherry picking to suit his false story and has made reference to selective portions of certain statements and communications of Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra without giving full text and proper purport which has always been to advance the cause of the bar.The story by Mr. Vikas Bhadauria is only scandal mongering and vilification campaign against Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra and we resolve to condemn and reject it with all contempt it deserves”. LiveLaw is yet to receive any formal notice/communication from BCI in this regard.Click here to download press releaseRead Press Release 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
Top StoriesNo Question Of Expunging Judges’ Oral Remarks Which Are Not Part Of Judicial Record : Supreme Court In ECI Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 May 2021 6:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has observed that there cannot arise a question of expunging oral remarks of judges, which are not part of judicial record.A division bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah said so while disposing a petition filed by Election Commission of India against the oral remarks made by the Madras High Court that the ECI should probably be booked for murder for allowing election rallies during the COVID pandemic.”These oral remarks are not a part of the official judicial record, and therefore, the question of expunging them does not arise. It is trite to say that a formal opinion of a judicial institution is reflected through its judgments and orders, and not its oral observations during the hearing”, the Court observed.The Court however agreed that the remarks made by the High Court were harsh.”The remarks of the High Court were harsh. The metaphor inappropriate”, the Supreme Court observed.However, the top court added that the High Court did not seek to attribute culpability to the ECI and was instead probably urging it to ensure stricter compliance of COVID-19 norms.”The High Court-if indeed it did make the oral observations which have been alluded to -did not seek to attribute culpability for the COVID-19 pandemic in the country to the EC. What instead it would have intended to do was to urge the EC to ensure stricter compliance of COVID-19 related protocols during election”, the SC said.Judges to exercise caution while making oral remarksThe Supreme Court added a word of caution for the judges to exercise restraint and balance while making “off-the-cuff remarks”.”Having said that, we must emphasize the need for judges to exercise caution in off-the-cuff remarks in open court, which may be susceptible to misinterpretation. Language, both on the Bench and in judgments, must comport with judicial propriety” the judgment underscored.”A degree of caution and circumspection by the High Court would have allayed a grievance of the nature that has been urged in the present case. All that needs to be clarified is that the oral observations during the course of the hearing have passed with the moment and do not constitute a part of the record”, the Court said.The Supreme Court also rejected the prayer of ECI to stop media from reporting the oral remarks of the judges.The Supreme Court said that the prayer of ECI to restrain media coverage of court hearings strikes at two fundamental principles guaranteed under the Constitution –open court proceedings; and the fundamental right to the freedom of speech and expression.”…in view of the above discussion, we find no substance in the prayer of the EC for restraining the media from reporting on court proceedings. This Court stands as a staunch proponent of the freedom of the media to report court proceedings. This we believe is integral to the freedom of speech and expression of those who speak, of those who wish to hear and to be heard and above all, in holding the judiciary accountable to the values which justify its existence as a constitutional institution”. Also Read : ‘Citizens Have Right To Know What Transpires In Judicial Proceedings’ : Supreme Court Upholds Media’s Freedom To Report Court Hearings Case DetailsTitle : Election Commission of India v MR Vijaya BhaskarCoram : Justices DY Chandrachud and MR ShahCitation : LL 2021 SC 244Click here to read/download the judgmentTags#Election Commission of India (ECI) Madras High Court Justice DY Chandrachud Justice MR Shah Next Story
peeterv/iStock(BALTIMORE) — More than two dozen Baltimore, Maryland, corrections officers were indicted Tuesday with allegations that they used “illegal and excessive” force against inmates in state jails. “All 25 of these correctional officers have allegedly abused their power and abused our trust,” Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said during a Tuesday news conference. The correctional officers allegedly threatened and violently assaulted inmates, falsified public documents and tampered with evidence, according to the indictment.“Our correctional officers have one of the most difficult jobs in all of public safety, and we will not let the criminal behavior of the few tarnish the great work of the nearly 5,000 dedicated officers who serve with distinction every single day,” Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement. The incidents — dated back to 2016 and occurred in different facilities across the state — include inflicting serious physical injuries on inmates in the state’s custody, and created a substantial risk of their death or disfigurement, Mosby charged.They are also accused of bragging about their “reputation and success” on social media and using body language like winks and nods to warn each other when they are in the presence of other law enforcement officers that are not a part of their alleged corruption.“We have been working diligently to root out wrongdoing and corruption no matter where it is taking place, including in the state’s correctional system,” said Hogan. “We have absolutely no tolerance whatsoever for corruption of any kind in our state prison system or anywhere else in state government.”With this week’s indictments, there are now more than 200 officers, inmates and citizen accomplices, who have been arrested or convicted in Maryland’s investigation into its correctional system.The latest example of corruption in Baltimore comes less than a month after Baltimore’s former mayor, Catherine Pugh, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy to commit wire fraud and tax charges. The charges were linked to sales of her children’s books.“Baltimore City faces many pressing issues, and we need dedication and integrity from our leaders — not corruption — in order to solve them,” U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said in a November statement. “Law enforcement will continue to be vigilant for evidence of fraud and corruption, to ensure that our citizens receive the honesty and professionalism they deserve from government officials.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
domnicky/iStock(DETROIT) — A Michigan man has filed a lawsuit against a Midwest banking chain this week, accusing it of racial profiling, after a teller called the police on him and wrongfully accused him of fraud. Ironically, Sauntore Thomas was attempting to deposit two large checks that he’d received as part of a workplace racial discrimination settlement with his previous employer when a TCF Bank branch in Livonia, Michigan, refused to accept the checks, saying they weren’t legit. Thomas, a 44-year-old Air Force veteran, said he felt “humiliated” and embarrassed when police arrived about 10 minutes later to investigate the fraud claims. He said he was treated as if he’d done something wrong and he’s convinced that the bank assumed the checks were bad because he is black. “It was embarrassing,” Thomas told Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV on Thursday. “If I was white, this wouldn’t be happening.”Thomas’ attorney, Deborah Gordon, said he was able to deposit the checks at another bank without a problem and they cleared less than 24 hours later. She said bank employees could have easily verified the check before calling law enforcement. “My client had very legitimate checks and he had a bank account at this bank,” Gordon told ABC News Thursday. “Right away they told him there was an issue with verifying the checks, which makes zero sense because these checks were from a large corporate entity.” “They kept telling him there was an issue of fraud and that’s what caused them to call the police. So then I have to ask, ‘What is the reason you think there’s fraud?’” she added.Gordon said her client called her as he was being interrogated by two police officers, while others stood guard outside of the bank. She said she called the bank, but the employees were extremely dismissive and denied her request to speak with a manager. “There’s no explanation for that other than the fact that my client is African American and that is my firm belief. They never offered an explanation as to why the police were called and they never offered an explanation that made any sense as to why they thought the checks were fraudulent,” Gordon said. “They did not believe him, they did not believe me, and they made an assumption that a black guy that’s in here with these checks — it’s got to be fraud, so let’s just call the cops,” she added.She said Thomas was terrified as the officers barked orders at him and he couldn’t stop thinking about how dangerous the situation could become if things escalated. Gordon said a confidentially clause in his settlement with his former employer, Enterprise Leasing Co. of Detroit, prevented her from disclosing the amount of the checks. But TCF Bank told the Detroit Free Press that Thomas presented three checks written from Enterprise that day: one for $59,000, one for $27,000 and one for $13,000. TCF Bank apologized to Thomas in a statement released Wednesday and admitted that the police should have never been called.“We apologize for the experience Mr. Thomas had at our banking center. Local police should not have been involved. We strongly condemn racism and discrimination of any kind,” the bank said. “We take extra precautions involving large deposits and requests for cash and in this case we were unable to validate the checks presented by Mr. Thomas and regret we could not meet his needs.” Gordon said the bank’s apology isn’t enough. She filed a discrimination lawsuit on Thomas’ behalf on Wednesday, referring to the situation as a case of “banking while black,” and seeking an undisclosed amount for compensatory and punitive damages. “It’s uncontested that the checks are legitimate. They’re a bank. It’s their job to verify checks and the fact that they continue to not explain this is unacceptable,” she said. “I don’t think they were honest with my client and they were just making stuff up. … I just think they saw this guy, a black guy in jeans, and it’s like, ‘What was he doing with his money?’ That’s the only conclusion I think that one can reasonably come to.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.