Press conference – The Backwaters Press http://thebackwaterspress.org/ Mon, 23 May 2022 23:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thebackwaterspress.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-34.png Press conference – The Backwaters Press http://thebackwaterspress.org/ 32 32 UPDATE Man charged with Sunbury murder captured in Philadelphia denied bail | News https://thebackwaterspress.org/update-man-charged-with-sunbury-murder-captured-in-philadelphia-denied-bail-news/ Mon, 23 May 2022 23:15:00 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/update-man-charged-with-sunbury-murder-captured-in-philadelphia-denied-bail-news/ SUNBURY — Accused murderer Ajani Munsh-Ousha Uhuru is being jailed without bond after the 23-year-old was captured in Philadelphia by the US Marshal Service on Monday afternoon. Uhuru, of Sunbury, had been on the run since May 19 after police said he entered the Penn Jersey Food Mart on 4th Street, had an argument with […]]]>

SUNBURY — Accused murderer Ajani Munsh-Ousha Uhuru is being jailed without bond after the 23-year-old was captured in Philadelphia by the US Marshal Service on Monday afternoon.

Uhuru, of Sunbury, had been on the run since May 19 after police said he entered the Penn Jersey Food Mart on 4th Street, had an argument with Kareem Jakes, 30, of Sunbury, and had shot him dead. before fleeing the area.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Uhuru around 2:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to Robert Clark, task force supervisor for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Deputy Marshals have received reports that Uhuru may be hiding with an associate, 22-year-old Daimeer Clark, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Clark was wanted on a firearms warrant issued May 18 by the Williamsport Office Police Department, Clark said.

“Marshals discovered an apartment associated with Clark in the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue and upon entering the apartment, Clark surrendered to investigators without incident,” the task force supervisor said. “Uhuru barricaded himself in a room for an hour before the marshals negotiated his surrender.

During the arrest, two firearms were recovered. Uhuru and Clark were then flown back to Northumberland and Lycoming counties by officers from the task force, the statement said.

Uhuru was taken into custody on Monday less than two hours after his father, Ajani Munsh-Uche Uhuru, 54, of Center Street, was arraigned by Sunbury District Judge Mike Toomey on three counts of charge of obstruction. Officers said he attempted to conceal a vehicle his son was driving after the shooting.

Young Uhuru arrived at the office of Sunbury District Judge Mike Toomey at approximately 6:45 p.m. and was led into court by Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare, Arresting Officer Travis Bremigen and Corporal . Brad Slack.

Other members of the Sunbury Police Department surrounded the Northumberland County Administration Building on Stadium Drive, where Toomey’s office is located, with loaded weapons to secure the area in the event of an incident, according to Hare.

Toomey spoke to young Uhuru but Uhuru only nodded yes or no to the questions as tears fell from his eyes.

Uhuru did not speak to reporters outside the courtroom.

Bremigen said he reviewed CCTV footage from the store that shows young Uhuru going to a cooler when he and Jakes strike up a conversation, police say.

Young Uhuru is then seen standing in line when Jakes approached and assumed a “fighting stance”, according to Bremigen in the criminal complaint. Bremigen said Jakes then struck young Uhuru with his fist, and young Uhuru then pulled out a handgun, pointed it at Jakes, and fired several shots, according to the criminal complaint.

Young Uhuru then left the scene in a blue BMW, which was later picked up on Reagan Street near the former UPMC Sunbury Community Hospital.

When police stopped the vehicle after it was spotted, officers discovered the elder Uhuru was driving, police said.

The older Uhuru was sent to Northumberland County Jail in lieu of $200,000 while Toomey denied the younger Uhuru bail for homicide.

“If you commit a crime in Sunbury, you will be caught,” Sunbury Mayor Josh Brosious said at a press conference at the police station on Monday night. “I give my full support to the police to do the job and with the help of other agencies everyone has done a great job and we are all grateful for that.”

Hare, Brosious, Bremigen and Northumberland County Assistant District Attorney Sarah Egan all attended the press conference on Monday night.

Hare said the investigation is ongoing.

Young Uhuru will then appear before Toomey for a preliminary arraignment at 9am on May 31.

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Opening statement from DSU President Tony Allen at a virtual press conference on the lacrosse team incident – THE HORNET NEWSPAPER https://thebackwaterspress.org/opening-statement-from-dsu-president-tony-allen-at-a-virtual-press-conference-on-the-lacrosse-team-incident-the-hornet-newspaper/ Fri, 13 May 2022 18:34:22 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/opening-statement-from-dsu-president-tony-allen-at-a-virtual-press-conference-on-the-lacrosse-team-incident-the-hornet-newspaper/ The University wanted to update you on a virtual press conference held today at noon by President Allen. Below is the full text of the opening statement provided by Dr. Allen at the event. Statement Regarding the Filing of a Complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Office Regarding the Stop and Search […]]]>

The University wanted to update you on a virtual press conference held today at noon by President Allen. Below is the full text of the opening statement provided by Dr. Allen at the event.

Statement Regarding the Filing of a Complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Office Regarding the Stop and Search of the College Lacrosse Team by the Liberty County Business Interdiction Unit, Georgia Sheriff’s Department:

Hello and thank you all for joining us.

I’m Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University. Today I want to talk about the Liberty County, Georgia Sheriff’s Department’s stop and search of a charter bus carrying our women’s lacrosse team heading home on I-95 through the Georgia.
Before we do that, a note on today’s format:

After my remarks, I will answer questions. We ask that you ask your questions in the chat with your name and affiliation. We intend to do as many as time permits.

Today, I am announcing the University’s intention to file a formal complaint with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. The basis of this complaint will be police misconduct related to the April 20 incident in which Liberty County Sheriff’s Department officers conducted a constitutionally questionable “stop and search” of a charter bus carrying the university’s women’s lacrosse team.

This complaint, as a public document, will be made available to all of you when it is filed. I do not intend to debate in public the merits of our complaint. From our perspective, the evidence is clear and compelling.

Our women’s lacrosse team is one of only five Division 1 lacrosse teams fielded by a historically black college or university in America. They are exceptional student-athletes and exceptional people coached by a sport’s standard bearer, Coach Pam Jenkins, and her excellent staff.

On April 20, they were pulled over for a minor traffic violation that escalated into a search for illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. We believe that stop and search is a violation of rights – the rights of every passenger on the bus and the rights of the driver.

When the team returned to campus, Coach Jenkins reported this incident to our Athletic Director, and she immediately reported it to the University General Counsel, as required by our process. Our first and most immediate concern was the mental and physical well-being of our students and coaches. This remains essential.

We also immediately opened an investigation into the incident. We were determined to be precise and deliberate in understanding the facts of the incident. Our intention was to let the factual model lead us to the sharpest action we could take as a university.

We also wanted to provide our students with the best possible advice and guidance for action that they can pursue as individual citizens. We also wanted to target our inquiries to the law enforcement agency in question. In fact, in Georgia, there are 159 elected sheriff’s offices and 628 law enforcement agencies. Establishing that the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was the responsible party was critical to our review.

Questions have been raised about the timing of our response. As President, the responsibility for such decisions is always mine. To the extent that people think we should have gone faster, that burden is on me alone. I chose to make our discoveries as unassailable as possible. In this order of ideas, the essential facts of the case remain solid.

As you know, I spoke personally with Sheriff Bowman. Our conversation was cordial, but the stalemate is evident. We believe that stop and search raises serious constitutional and civil rights issues. He does not agree.

It should be noted here that he ordered the release of body camera footage of one of the four officers involved in the incident, which he says exonerates his department.

Sheriff Bowman insists personal items not searched; the video clearly shows officers searching for toiletries, searching for clothes and opening a graduation present for the family. It also raises questions about the conduct of both the handler and the officer who stayed on the bus asking questions of our students.

Sheriff Bowman said officers were unaware of the nature of the passengers on the bus; the video clearly shows that the officers knew it was a bus full of “school girls” and that they were looking for drugs and drug paraphernalia.

To be clear, the University has made a Freedom of Information Act request – in accordance with Georgia law – for body camera footage of all officers involved in the incident and documents generated by the arrest. . The deadline for this request expired yesterday. At this time, we have not received a response from Sheriff Bowman’s office.

As some of you may know, Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings has formally requested that the incident be reviewed by the US Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights. The Attorney General’s request and our complaint are first steps, but the bus driver, our coaches and the students have their own options, and they are certainly exploring their own ways.

We fully support them.

In closing, I cannot say enough about the dignity, grace and determination of our student-athletes and that of our student-athlete-journalist Sydney Anderson.

The team’s experience was chronicled in an article for the last edition of the school year of the hornet onlineour student newspaper, which was published on May 4. This is a carefully crafted and thoughtful article, supported by video footage and photos taken by the student-athletes and highly consistent with the material facts of our own review.

We didn’t coordinate with the student newspaper, nor did we know the story was going to be published. Still, I am thrilled with the attention it has received and the way the students and Coach Jenkins have since presented their experiences in a thoughtful and honest manner to media nationwide on the subject.

Let me offer one final perspective here. In the first six weeks of this year, HBCUs across the country, including Delaware State University, were the subject of a series of bomb threats. As our visibility has increased, so have the malevolent intentions of the worst among us. This is the reality that too many Americans of color have to live with, so much so that even being pulled over for a minor traffic violation is concerning.

I am always aware of the special trust that parents place in us to protect their young adults.

In this incident, everyone got home safe and sound, but you all reported incidents that started harmlessly and spiraled out of control. This happens, in part, because people feel frustrated with the absence of a voice – frustrated with the safety that relies on silence and frustrated with the well-being that relies on submission.

We don’t teach our students to be submissive. We teach them to be empowered and to use their voice for good, to engage in things beyond their own interests. This is why the best among our nation are behind them and why they will not be shaken. Thank you. I will now answer questions.


Tony Allen, Ph.D.
President

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Live from Turin: press conference of the finalists of semi-final 1 https://thebackwaterspress.org/live-from-turin-press-conference-of-the-finalists-of-semi-final-1/ Tue, 10 May 2022 21:23:17 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/live-from-turin-press-conference-of-the-finalists-of-semi-final-1/ The ten qualifiers for semi-final 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 have been announced. After tonight’s performances, the artists head to the press conference room in Turin to give us their take on the show. Join our live blog from tonight’s press conference, which you can watch live on the Eurovision YouTube channel here. […]]]>

The ten qualifiers for semi-final 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 have been announced. After tonight’s performances, the artists head to the press conference room in Turin to give us their take on the show. Join our live blog from tonight’s press conference, which you can watch live on the Eurovision YouTube channel here.

The following countries qualified for the semi-finals:

LIVE COVERAGE | Live Blog Completed


23:23 CET // The press conference should start in a few minutes.

23:37 CET // Laura Carusino opens the press conference.

23:38 CET // The first 5 artists welcomed are Marius Bear, Monika Liu, Rosa Linn, Systur and Maro.

23:39 CET // Q: “What went through your mind when you found out you qualified?” Marius Bear explained that he tries to convey his emotions through his performance. He is happy that the qualifying pressure is now gone. Marius, who is half-Australian, invites all Australia to watch the final on Sunday morning.

23:41 CET // Switzerland will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

11:42 p.m. CET // Q: “How do you feel about qualifying?” Rosa Linn says she is very proud and happy to qualify since Armenia has not been in the final for four years. She hopes to make her family members happy after going through a bereavement.

23:45 CET // Armenia will play in the first half of the Grand Final.

23:46 CET // The next question is for Systur from Iceland. The sisters feel very passionate about transgender rights, especially because Sigga’s son has come out as transgender, and they believe that everyone should have the right to express themselves in their own way. Qualifying for the final despite its weakness at the bookmakers means a lot for the group. However, the main goal for them was to bring people hope and show their support for Ukraine.

23:50 CET // Iceland will perform in the second half of the Grand Final.

23:51 CET // Monika Liu from Lithuania brings the first Lithuanian-language song to the final. She intends to make Lithuanians proud of their language, even though she has received negative comments about singing in her mother tongue. Monika does not care about the place she will get in the final, she is happy to be there. She also draws attention to the situation in Ukraine.

23:54 CET // Lithuania will perform in the second half of the Grand Final.

23:55 CET // To Eurovoix.com’s question regarding the delegation’s COVID case, Maro from Portugal replies that she found it even more special to rehearse together and perform tonight. Maro wrote the song about his grandfather.

23:57 CET // Portugal will play in the first half of the Grand Final.

00:05 CET // After a brief photo call, the next 5 artists entering the press conference room are S10, Kalush Orchestra, Subwoofer, Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord, Zdob si Zdub and Advahov Brothers.

00:06 CET // Subwoofer shows Wolves also celebrating their qualification for the final with a drink. They enjoyed being on stage very much, while DJ Astronaut also sends his regards to the press.

00:08 CET // Norway will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

00:09 CET // Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord wasn’t nervous today and it feels good to hear the applause even through her ears. Amanda was happy with her performance and could connect with the audience.

00:11 CET // Greece will play in the second half of the Grand Final.

00:12 CET // Klaush would like to thank everyone who decided to support Ukraine. Olesh hasn’t had time to speak to his mother Stefania, who the song is about, but they have texted and hope to get in touch tomorrow. Kalush wants to focus on demonstrating that Ukrainian culture is still alive.

00:14 CET // Ukraine will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

00:15 CET //Zdob if Zdub thinks the most important thing in their performance was the traditional music and the message together: freedom, positivity, friendship. They think it fits the spirit of Eurovision. Zdob and Zdub thank those who worked on the event. They will write a song on a train from Chisinau via Bucharest to Turin in case they win.

00:19 CET // Moldova will perform in the second half of the Grand Final.

00:20 CET // S10 explains that the song and the staging made her vulnerable to show her emotions. She felt that it made it easier for her to accept the sadness she had experienced in the past. As the Netherlands were the last country to be called up from the qualifiers, it was very taxing for the team and the Dutch, but number 10 brought them luck in many ways.

00:22 CET // The Netherlands will perform in the first half of the Grand Final.

00:23 CET // The press conference ends with a photo opportunity for the other five qualifiers.

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ICYMI: Congresswoman Ross, Chair of NCDP, Local Faith Leaders Hold Press Conference in Support of Protecting Right to Choose https://thebackwaterspress.org/icymi-congresswoman-ross-chair-of-ncdp-local-faith-leaders-hold-press-conference-in-support-of-protecting-right-to-choose/ Mon, 09 May 2022 19:20:28 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/icymi-congresswoman-ross-chair-of-ncdp-local-faith-leaders-hold-press-conference-in-support-of-protecting-right-to-choose/ Today, Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02), North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) Chairwoman Bobbie Richardson, and local faith leaders held a press conference to support their commitment to protect access to safe and legal abortions for North Carolinians. after a draft SCOTUS decision was published outlining their plan to overturn Roe v. Wade. President Biden, Governor Cooper […]]]>

Today, Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02), North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) Chairwoman Bobbie Richardson, and local faith leaders held a press conference to support their commitment to protect access to safe and legal abortions for North Carolinians. after a draft SCOTUS decision was published outlining their plan to overturn Roe v. Wade.

President Biden, Governor Cooper and Democrats are fighting for everyone to have the power to control their own body, life and future. Meanwhile, the reported Supreme Court draft opinion revealing that conservative justices are set to overturn Roe v. Wade is a direct result of Republicans’ relentless war on health care and the right to choose — the latest example of the GOP’s MAGA agenda. Republican candidates for the US Senate in North Carolina have made it clear that they will also support efforts to restrict reproductive freedom.

Click here to watch the full event.

“This weekend, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear that a federal abortion ban could be next on the Republican MAGA agenda. Republicans have tried for decades to portray the anti-abortion movement as a religious movement. As a woman of faith, the Bible teaches me that even Jesus gives us the choice to choose him. So who are we to take away the choice of women in deciding their health care? The Bible also teaches me to love your neighbour. For me, that means making sure they have food on their table, adequate clothing and housing, AND the freedom to make their own choices about their future,” said NCDP President Bobbie Richardson.

“I know from decades of marching, organizing, advocating and governing that there are many leaders in our state who are dedicated to rolling back women’s right to choose. As the leaders of our faith community, including those who join us here today, can tell you, many people in the church are passionately committed to ensuring that women can make their own choices about care. health. For us to withstand the inevitable increased attacks on women’s health and a host of other freedoms that are also at stake, people need to get out and vote,” said MP Deborah Ross (NC-02).

“A woman’s right to bodily autonomy and reproductive rights are issues of justice that require a spiritual response. Choosing to have a child can be a sacred choice. And choosing not to have children can also be a sacred choice. One of the tenets of the Christian faith is the concept of free will. God created mankind as rational beings granting each person the dignity to control their own actions. To control a woman’s right to decide what is good or bad for her body – her property,” said Pastor Nancy Petty of Pullen Baptist Church.

“We are in a furnace as a democracy. As I drove here today, I thought of those three Old Testament Hebrew boys who were thrown into a furnace because they were willing to stand up for their faith. There are many today who pontificate on the issue of reproductive rights – who think it should not be tolerated. And then there are those who believe that a woman should have the right to choose. If women are denied the right to choose – and no matter which path they choose – what is important is that they have the legal right to make the choice themselves,” said NCDP Interfaith Caucus Chair Rev. Dr. Paul McAllister.

“Muslims of all genders are directly affected by legislative decisions that restrict essential access to the care, resources and services we all need for our reproductive lives. We know that 55% of Muslims in the United States think abortion should be legal in all or most cases. And to be very clear – Muslims have and always will seek abortion care. They – like everyone else – have unwanted pregnancies, pregnancy complications and other circumstances that lead them to decide to have an abortion,” said Lela Ali, Muslim Organizing Program Specialist at Planned Parenthood Votes South Atlantic.

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Press conference – The Conference on the Future of Europe concludes its work https://thebackwaterspress.org/press-conference-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-concludes-its-work/ Mon, 09 May 2022 14:55:48 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/press-conference-the-conference-on-the-future-of-europe-concludes-its-work/ On Europe Day, the Presidents of the European Parliament, Commission and Council received the final report with proposals for EU reform. During a closing ceremony today in Strasbourg, the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, on behalf of the Presidency of the Council, President Emmanuel Macron, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula […]]]>

On Europe Day, the Presidents of the European Parliament, Commission and Council received the final report with proposals for EU reform.

During a closing ceremony today in Strasbourg, the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, on behalf of the Presidency of the Council, President Emmanuel Macron, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, received from the co-chairs of the conference executive committee the latest report on the results of the conference.

This unprecedented year-long journey of discussions, debates and collaboration between citizens and politicians resulted in a report centered on 49 proposals comprising concrete objectives and more than 320 measures for the EU institutions to follow under nine themes. : climate change and the environment; health; a stronger economy, social justice and jobs; the EU in the world; values ​​and rights, rule of law, security, digital transformation, European democracy, migration, education, culture, youth and sport. The proposals are based on recommendations made by citizens who have come together in European Citizens’ Panels, National Citizens’ Panels and contributed their ideas to the multilingual digital platform.

Citizens – especially young people – are at the heart of our vision for the future of Europe. They directly shaped the outcomes of the Conference. We are at a decisive moment in European integration and no suggestion of change should be ruled out. We must not be afraid to unleash the power of Europe to improve people’s lives.

— Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament

Through the crises that we have gone through collectively in recent years, Europe has changed. We must continue this development and ensure that the Union lives up to the aspirations and expectations expressed by the citizens. The Conference on the Future of Europe, which we are closing today, is a unique exercise and unprecedented in its scope, a breath of fresh air for our continent. Its conclusions constitute a very rich source of proposals, which each institution must examine within the framework of its competences. The Council will have the opportunity to express itself in the coming weeks. As this exercise draws to a close under the French Presidency, I thank the previous Presidencies for their commitment and look forward to transmitting the follow-up to be given to the conclusions of the Conference to the Czech and Swedish Presidencies.

— Emmanuel Macron, French President

Democracy, peace, individual and economic freedom. This is what Europe stands for today as war rages on our continent once again. This is at the heart of the Conference on the Future of Europe. The European Union must continue to meet the expectations of European citizens. Today, their message was heard loud and clear. And now it’s time to deliver.

— Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Over the past year, through a multitude of events and discussions organized across the EU, national and European citizens’ panels, plenary meetings as well as exchanges on the dedicated multilingual digital platform, the conference has become a real open forum to discuss the Europe we want to experience. It has enabled a transparent, inclusive and structured debate with European citizens on issues that are important to them and to their future.

Next steps

The three institutions will now examine how to effectively follow up on these proposals, each within its area of ​​competence and in compliance with the Treaties.
A feedback event will be held to inform citizens in fall 2022.

Background

The Conference on the Future of Europe was a new and innovative process, a bottom-up exercise allowing Europeans to express themselves on what they expect from the European Union. European citizens of different geographical origins, genders, ages, socio-economic backgrounds and/or educational levels took part in the Conference, with young Europeans playing a central role.

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Thwarted by two press clubs, Vivek Agnihotri will now hold a press conference at the hotel https://thebackwaterspress.org/thwarted-by-two-press-clubs-vivek-agnihotri-will-now-hold-a-press-conference-at-the-hotel/ Wed, 04 May 2022 05:54:50 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/thwarted-by-two-press-clubs-vivek-agnihotri-will-now-hold-a-press-conference-at-the-hotel/ In a week marked by conversations about press freedom, communal violence in Jodhpur, Modi’s visit to Europe and a worrying power crisis across the country, social media was abuzz with something quite different. Who at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club had agreed to host director Vivek Agnihotri at the club’s premises in Delhi – before the […]]]>

In a week marked by conversations about press freedom, communal violence in Jodhpur, Modi’s visit to Europe and a worrying power crisis across the country, social media was abuzz with something quite different.

Who at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club had agreed to host director Vivek Agnihotri at the club’s premises in Delhi – before the club itself callously canceled the event? Did the Press Club agree to host Agnihotri afterwards before also withdrawing? And who is Agnihotri’s Zee Studios contact who organized the event in the first place?

According to Agnihotri himself, everything will be revealed on May 5.

Confused? Let us explain.

Agnihotri tweeted a video on May 3 claiming that an “unusual, shocking and extremely undemocratic thing” had happened.

“I was the victim of a hate campaign,” he said, “and my free speech was banned by the free speech watchdogs – the media.”

Agnihotri said a few days earlier that the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora had informed him that the Foreign Correspondents’ Club was “very keen” to host him for a press conference on his latest film, The Kashmir Files. The event was reportedly set for May 5 at 7 p.m.

An executive from Zee Studios, the film’s distributor, “flew to Delhi and made all the arrangements”, he said. But then “very powerful media” reportedly “objected” to the press conference, and it was called off.

Stating that “his conscience does not permit this attack on freedom of expression“, Agnihotri said he was instead holding a press conference at the Press Club of India “in the interests of India, democracy, freedom of expression and truth”.

The chairman of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Manish Gupta, said Newslaundry that the club’s South Asia section had decided to cancel a “promotional event”. He declined to comment further.

But there was another twist.

Following Agnihotri’s tweet about the event currently taking place at the Press Club, this venerable institution itself tweeted saying that it was “not facilitating any event on May 5th by any individual or organization”.

Chander Shekhar Luthra, the club’s joint secretary, said Newslaundry“We haven’t received any calls to reserve the club’s premises, either in the name of Vivek Agnihotri or the Kashmir Files.”

A member of the Press Club must facilitate the reservation of the premises for a non-member. Luthra said: ‘Either Vivek or someone representing him should have filled in a form… As far as the Press Club of India is concerned, there was no booking for Mr Agnihotri.’

He added: “Just by tweeting, you can’t book space…You can’t just say, ‘I’ll do an open day at the Press Club of India.’ This will amount to intrusion… Our position is very clear – there is no reservation as such by anyone on behalf of Mr. Agnihotri for his cause.

Agnihotri said on Twitter that the Press Club was “lying between its teeth”.

Again thwarted, Agnihotri has just announced that he would hold a press conference on May 5 at the Le Méridien hotel.

When Newslaundry reached out to Agnihotri with questions, he said, “You can join me on my PC on May 5 at 3:30 p.m. at Le Meridien and ask me all your questions.”

When we asked if Zee Studios made the reservation with Press Club on his behalf, he replied, “Will answer all questions with evidence on the 5th.”

Update: This report has been updated with Agnihotri’s tweet on Press Club.

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“this is what a presidential candidate’s press conference should be like” – MindaNews https://thebackwaterspress.org/this-is-what-a-presidential-candidates-press-conference-should-be-like-mindanews/ Sun, 01 May 2022 09:23:30 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/this-is-what-a-presidential-candidates-press-conference-should-be-like-mindanews/ CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/May 01) – Presidential aspirant Emmanuel Pacquiao offered flowers to the Press Freedom Monument here on Saturday afternoon, April 30, to honor the 201 journalists murdered since 1986. Pacquiao is the first presidential candidate to visit the Freedom of the Press monument in Cagayan de Oro, built to honor fallen journalists in […]]]>

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/May 01) – Presidential aspirant Emmanuel Pacquiao offered flowers to the Press Freedom Monument here on Saturday afternoon, April 30, to honor the 201 journalists murdered since 1986.

Pacquiao is the first presidential candidate to visit the Freedom of the Press monument in Cagayan de Oro, built to honor fallen journalists in the Philippines, a country ranked 7and the most dangerous place for journalists in the world according to the 2021 Global Impunity Index released by the Committee to Protect Journalists in October last year.

“Freedom of the press is the face of democracy. We will not allow a return to the days of Marcos (the late President Ferdinand Marcos) when the press was controlled by the government,” Pacquiao later told Community Press.

The presidential aspirant offers flowers at the Press Freedom Monument in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday April 30, 2022 to honor the 201 journalists murdered since 1986. Photo by MindanNews by FROILAN GALLARDO

After the floral offering, Pacquiao attended a coasting press conference with reporters where he responded to topics ranging from corruption and bribery, boxing to his housing program.

He said he considered red-tagging journalists and activists “unconstitutional” and promised it would be reconsidered if he won the presidency.

Supporters of presidential hopeful Manny Pacquiao wave his campaign posters to welcome him to Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, April 30, 2022. MindaNews Photo by Froilan Gallardo

Pacquiao even extended what would have been an hour-long press conference and took more questions from the local press, unlike presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s press conference last Tuesday.

“Let’s extend this. You rarely have a press conference with me. We are enjoying the time we are here together,” Pacquiao said.

During his visit last Tuesday, Marcos and his media coordinators only invited selected journalists, mostly neophytes, drawing criticism from veteran journalists from Cagayan de Oro who were not invited.

Camp Marcos also asked reporters to submit questions they would ask two days before their press conference.

“That’s what a presidential candidate’s press conference should be like. No discrimination and no questions beforehand,” Jigger Jerusalem, correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, said of Pacquiao’s press conference.

A supporter snaps a photo of Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao on his mobile phone as the presidential aspirant speaks to a crowd of 10,000 at the Cagayan de Oro Amphitheater on SSaturday April 30, 2022. Photo MIndaNews by FROILAN GALLARDO

Pacquiao then went to his rally which was held in the newly inaugurated amphitheater in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro, becoming the first politician to use the venue after it was closed for several years.

The old amphitheater was the cultural center of CDO and where the late Senator Aquilino Pimentel launched his anti-Marcos campaign during martial law.

Pacquiao called on the public to vote for him on May 9. His crowd of supporters replied, “Daug Ka na! (You will win)”

Pacquiao staff estimated the crowd at 10,000 to 12,000, with people spilling into side streets and watching from nearby buildings.

Cagayan de Oro City Police Director Colonel Aaron Mandia also confirmed the estimate of 10,000 to 12,000 people given the size of the venue like the amphitheater. (Froilan Gallardo / MindaNews)

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Press conference (live stream): Crosley Green and lawyers demand justice as deadline approaches for 11th Circuit ruling https://thebackwaterspress.org/press-conference-live-stream-crosley-green-and-lawyers-demand-justice-as-deadline-approaches-for-11th-circuit-ruling/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 14:13:21 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/press-conference-live-stream-crosley-green-and-lawyers-demand-justice-as-deadline-approaches-for-11th-circuit-ruling/ Join at 2:00 p.m. ET, April 27 in Titusville or on Facebook Live Titusville, Florida – April 27, 2022: For the first time, Crosley Green and his Crowell & Moring voluntarily The legal team will outline their plans to keep Green free by asking the full panel of 11 judges from the 11and Circuit Court […]]]>


Join at 2:00 p.m. ET, April 27 in Titusville or on Facebook Live

Titusville, Florida – April 27, 2022: For the first time, Crosley Green and his Crowell & Moring voluntarily The legal team will outline their plans to keep Green free by asking the full panel of 11 judges from the 11and Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a recent decision by a three-judge panel that hangs Green’s freedom in the balance. The impact of their ruling could reaffirm that prosecutors should not withhold evidence directly pointing to a defendant’s innocence and therefore impact how prosecutors handle evidence of all crimes in the future. The court will decide whether or not to grant a reconsideration in the coming weeks. Join the press conference in Titusville, Florida, or via live stream on Facebook Live (details below).

In March, a panel of three judges from the 11and The Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Green, reversing a historic habeas victory in 2018 that overturned his conviction because prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence that first responders concluded another individual was the killer .

Green now faces the possibility of having his freedom stripped and returned to prison for a murder he did not commit. Green served nearly 32 years in prison, including 19 years on death row in Florida, while steadfastly maintaining his innocence. He was released in April 2021 under house arrest while his case is pending appeal. Lawyers for Green filed a petition with the 11and Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing on April 21. Crowell & Moring represented Green voluntarily since 2008 on the recommendation of the ABA Death Penalty Project.

Green’s lawyers will discuss:

  • The significant implications of the panel’s decision, which allows prosecutors to conceal key evidence from defense counsel.
  • What’s next in Green’s long fight for justice as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals considers whether the full 11-judge tribunal will hear the case again, and what if they don’t? do not.
  • A look at the trail of exonerations and other Brevard County cases from the late 1980s and 1990s that demonstrate a pattern of prosecutorial misconduct.

Green will be joined by members of his family. Green will address:

  • How he handles the possibility of returning to prison.
  • What it’s been like to live outside of prison for the past year as he reconciles with his family, keeps a job and meets his grandchildren for the first time.
  • Green and his family will answer questions.

Diane Clarke, who was a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office patrol sergeant and one of two first responders to the crime scene, will also speak. The court’s opinion endangering Green’s freedom hinges on whether information Clarke had that was not disclosed by the state would have been helpful to the defense. Clarke will explain what she observed and why she told prosecutors another person was the likely killer.

Attribution quotes:

  • “If prosecutors are allowed to conceal and conceal evidence pointing to defense counsel’s innocence, it could impact all future defendants throughout the 11th Circuit – Florida, Georgia and Alabama “, said Keith J. Harrison, partner of Crowell & Moring, voluntarily Green’s advice.
  • “Prosecutors pushed me to plead guilty. But I refused because I was innocent and believed the truth would come out in the justice system. Now it is my faith in God and the love of my family that keeps me going. Everyone should be afraid of what happened to me because it could happen to anyone,” Green said.

Members of the media, please RSVP via prteam@crowell.com. Exclusive interviews with Green and other speakers will be provided before and after the press conference, as requested prior to the conference. Please notify special requests in advance.

Press conference (in person):

2:00 p.m. ET, April 27
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
801 Dummitt Ave., Titusville, FL 32780

*Built in 1889, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church is the largest African-American church in Titusville, Florida.

On Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/crosleygreen/

Speakers (Lawyers):

Speakers (Green Family):

  • Green Crosley
  • Shirley White (Green’s sister)
  • O’Connor Green (Green’s brother)

Additional speakers:

  • Diane Clarke, former Brevard County Sheriff’s Office patrol sergeant and one of two first responders to the crime scene
  • Kenneth B. Nunn, Professor of Law and Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn Memorial Racial Justice Term Professor (2021-22), University of Florida, Levin College of Law

More details on the case can be found here.


contacts):

Nicole Quigley
Senior Communications Advisor
+1.202.624.2849
Email: preteam@crowell.com

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Crosley Green and lawyers demand justice as deadline approaches for 11th Circuit ruling https://thebackwaterspress.org/crosley-green-and-lawyers-demand-justice-as-deadline-approaches-for-11th-circuit-ruling/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 13:35:00 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/crosley-green-and-lawyers-demand-justice-as-deadline-approaches-for-11th-circuit-ruling/ PR Newswire TITUSVILLE, Fla., April 27, 2022 Join 2:00 p.m. ET, April 27 in Titusville or on Facebook Live TITUSVILLE, Florida., April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, Green Crosley and his Crowell & Moring voluntarily The legal team will outline their plans to keep Green free by asking the full panel of […]]]>

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TITUSVILLE, Fla., April 27, 2022

Join 2:00 p.m. ET, April 27 in Titusville or on Facebook Live

TITUSVILLE, Florida., April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, Green Crosley and his Crowell & Moring voluntarily The legal team will outline their plans to keep Green free by asking the full panel of 11 judges from the 11and Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a recent decision by a three-judge panel that hangs Green’s freedom in the balance. The impact of their ruling could reaffirm that prosecutors should not withhold evidence directly pointing to a defendant’s innocence and therefore impact how prosecutors handle evidence of all crimes in the future. The court will decide whether or not to grant a reconsideration in the coming weeks. Take part in the press conference Titusville, Florida. or via live stream on Facebook Live (details below).

Crowell & Moring LLP (PRNewsfoto/Crowell & Moring LLP)

In March, a panel of three judges from the 11and The Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Green, overturning a historic habeas victory in 2018 that overturned his conviction because prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence that first responders concluded another individual was the killer .

Green now faces the possibility of having his freedom stripped and returned to prison for a murder he did not commit. Green served nearly 32 years in prison, including 19 years after florida death row, while firmly proclaiming his innocence. He was released in April 2021 under house arrest while his case is pending appeal. Lawyers for Green filed a petition with the 11and Circuit Court of Appeals for a new hearing on April 21th. Crowell & Moring represented Green voluntarily since 2008 on the recommendation of the ABA Death Penalty Project.

Green’s lawyers will discuss:

  • The significant implications of the panel’s decision, which allows prosecutors to conceal key evidence from defense counsel.

  • What’s next in Green’s long fight for justice as 11and The Circuit Court of Appeals is considering whether the full 11-judge tribunal will hear the case again and what will happen if they don’t.

  • A look at the trail of exemptions and the like Brevard County cases from the late 1980s and 1990s that demonstrate a pattern of prosecutorial misconduct.

Green will be joined by members of his family. Green will address:

  • How he handles the possibility of returning to prison.

  • What it’s been like to live outside of prison for the past year as he reconciles with his family, keeps a job and meets his grandchildren for the first time.

  • Green and his family will answer questions.

will also speak Diane Clarkwho was a Brevard County The sheriff’s office patrol sergeant and one of the two first responders to the crime scene. The court’s opinion endangering Green’s freedom hinges on whether information Clarke had that was not disclosed by the state would have been helpful to the defense. Clarke will explain what she observed and why she told prosecutors another person was the likely killer.

Attribution quotes:

  • “If prosecutors are allowed to hide and conceal evidence indicating the innocence of defense counsel, it could impact all defendants in the future throughout the 11and Tour—Florida, Georgiaand Alabama“said the Crowell & Moring partner Keith J. Harrison, voluntarily Green’s advice.

  • “Prosecutors pushed me to plead guilty. But I refused because I was innocent, and I believed the truth would come out in the justice system. Now it’s my faith in God and the love of my family who keep me going should be afraid of what happened to me because it could happen to anyone,” Green said.

Members of the media, please RSVP via prteam@crowell.com. Exclusive interviews with Green and other speakers will be provided before and after the press conference, as requested prior to the conference. Please notify special requests in advance.

Press conference (in person):
2:00 p.m. ET, April 27
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
801 Dummit Ave, Titusville, Florida 32780
*Built in 1889, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church is the largest African-American church in Titusville, Florida.

On Facebook Live:
https://www.facebook.com/crosleygreen/

Speakers (Lawyers):

Speakers (Green Family):

Additional speakers:

  • Diane Clarkan old Brevard County The Sheriff’s Office patrol sergeant and one of the two first responders to the crime scene

  • Kenneth B. Nunnlaw professor and Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn Temporary Memorial Professor of Racial Justice (2021-22), University of Florida, Levin College of the law

More details on the case can be found here.

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Governor DeSantis Abortion Press Conference and Photo Op Exploits Children https://thebackwaterspress.org/governor-desantis-abortion-press-conference-and-photo-op-exploits-children/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 11:00:42 +0000 https://thebackwaterspress.org/governor-desantis-abortion-press-conference-and-photo-op-exploits-children/ A photo shoot exploits children This photo leaves me with a big question. Are the children fully aware of abortion, which is the issue being signed off by the Governor? Or did their parents provide no explanation, because children of this age are not yet mature enough to broach the subject of abortion? I believe […]]]>

A photo shoot exploits children

This photo leaves me with a big question. Are the children fully aware of abortion, which is the issue being signed off by the Governor? Or did their parents provide no explanation, because children of this age are not yet mature enough to broach the subject of abortion? I believe they are too young, would not understand what they are looking at, and are being used as inappropriate props to promote a law they have no idea or understanding. The parents, the Governor and the politicians did not use their heads to mount this photo or to support this new law.

John Boden, Highland Beach

Banning math books is just the start

I read with concern the Florida Board of Education’s decision to reject 41% of proposed early-grade math textbooks because they supposedly included critical race theory in their teaching methodology. This reasoning is fascinating and inaccurate. Critical Race Theory is a law school subject that explores the potential effect of race in legal decisions. It is not taught at any other level of education. Not in undergraduate universities, let alone in elementary schools.

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