Residents Disappointed Police Oversight Discussion Left Off Public Safety Committee Agenda

first_imgGovernment Residents Disappointed Police Oversight Discussion Left Off Public Safety Committee Agenda Gordo guarantees ‘transparent and robust discussion’ at upcoming City Council meeting By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 2:14 pm Business News After Pasadena’s City Council began to focus on police oversight last summer, an officer-involved shooting left Pasadenan Anthony McClain dead and reignited community calls for increased oversight of the Pasadena Police Dept. Here, a demonstrator rides his skateboard holding a sign reading “No Justice No Peace” as he takes part in a protest against police brutality last June. Pasadena City Hall looms in the background. (Photo by James Carbone)Despite declarations that the matter could come before the City Council on Monday, local residents today expressed disappointment that police oversight was not on the Public Safety Committee’s first agenda of the year.“[This was] the first meeting of the newly constituted Public Safety Committee which is now chaired by Mayor Victor Gordo,” said Kris Ockershauser, who serves on the Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police (CICOPP) and is also a board member of Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP).“I am deeply concerned that today’s Public Safety Committee meeting agenda does not include any of the promised discussion of the appointments of community members. Also, the agenda does not include discussion of the training requirements the community has been requesting for all commission members,” Ockershauser said.The city began accepting applications for the city’s Police Oversight Commission last Tuesday, but so far the city has not decided on the vetting process for potential members of the new board.“I am deeply concerned that today’s Public Safety Committee meeting does not include any of the promised discussion of (1) appointments of community members to three seats on the Community Police Oversight Commission and (2) training requirements for appointees,” said Sonja K. Berndt, a retired state prosecutor.“These critical issues for our city have not been agendized since the committee’s Oct. 7, 2020 meeting. While an application for appointment to the Community Police Oversight Commission has been advertised, the critical issues of the appointment process and the training that will be required are apparently stalled in this Committee for unknown reasons,” Berndt said.At last Monday’s City Council meeting, Gordo said the item is scheduled to come before the council on Jan. 25.Gordo said that he wanted the matter to come before Public Safety, but it was decided at a previous council meeting that the issue would return to the council for consideration.“When this matter was last discussed at the council it was agreed upon that the matter would not go to committee and would come back to the full City Council,” Gordo told Pasadena Now.“There will be a transparent and robust discussion on the matter at the highest level, at the City Council,” Gordo said.The City Council unanimously approved the framework of the commission in October.The issue gained traction and urgency following the officer-involved deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Contributing to the local sense of urgency was the Aug. 15 shooting death of Anthony McClain by a Pasadena police officer.City Council members from each of the city’s seven districts will nominate a commissioner, and the mayor will nominate another.In addition, three at-large commissioners from community-based groups will be nominated. The council will have final approval on all the commissioners and an auditor.Nominees are required to live in the city, though they are not required to be residents of the district represented by the nominating councilmember. Another goal is for at least 50 percent of the commission’s appointees to be women.In addition, practicing attorneys would not be able to serve if they or their firm or entity currently have pending criminal or civil cases involving Pasadena police officers.There has also been discussion about whether current or former police officers would be eligible to serve on the commission, and that’s a debate that will be revisited.Commissioners’ terms will be for three years and staggered.“We need to ensure the commissioners appointed to the Community Police Oversight Commission go through sufficient training to help bring equitable solutions for a safer Pasadena,” Ockershauser said.“If we are to achieve true police reform, all appointed commissioners need to participate in Crossroads anti-racism training and trauma-informed care training,” she said. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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How to frame a digital marketing blueprint for your credit union

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Many credit unions today are dipping their big toes into the digital marketing diving well not really knowing what to do or expect. It’s still a somewhat ambiguous venture for most. Fortunately, there are a lot of digital marketing experts out there providing some practical information on how to approach the digital realm. One of them is CU Grow, which has been in the credit union industry forever — and doing a fine job. So we invited CU Grow’s President James Robert Lay on the show to give us the inside scoop how to frame an effective digital marketing blueprint. Check it out and let us know what successes you’ve experienced in this area. continue reading »last_img read more

Wilson: Allen’s failures tell more than Hunt’s dominance in quarterback decision

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ This was the moment Terrel Hunt had waited for since the spring. This was the moment he knows he deserved.He stepped onto the field for the fourth drive of the game for Syracuse with an unmistakable air of confidence. He cracked some jokes in the huddle, he said, and went to work.Until that point, the Orange managed just five yards and three points. Almost two hours later, when Hunt left the game for good, he’d completed 15-of-18 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns. SU led 47-0.“Critics is critics,” said Hunt, who was shuffled into the background when Drew Allen arrived from Oklahoma in July. “They’re going to say what they want to say. You just worry about what you can do on the field and not about proving other people wrong.”For seven series, Hunt made Wagner look like, well, Wagner. He took the field against a Seahawks team that had already lost to a Division II team this season and reminded the announced 33,299 in attendance why there were so many empty seats — this wasn’t a foe to be concerned about.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo temper expectations on Terrel Hunt — he’s not going to play like the second coming of Donovan McNabb any week — but this is now unquestionably his team.It says much more that Allen once again struggled, this time against a miserable opponent, than it does that Hunt was so dominant.“We had two Big Ten teams that Drew went up against,” head coach Scott Shafer said, “so I don’t want us all to get down on Drew Allen, because I believe in that kid as well.”But Allen also got his chance against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent and blew it. He got the first three drives of the game and led Syracuse to five measly yards of total offense. He moved the ball one yard backward through the air, and even after being gifted the ball with a fumble inside the Seahawks’ 20-yard line, the Orange mustered just three points.It was one thing to struggle against Penn State or then-No. 19 Northwestern, but for a moment it seemed like this was SU’s destiny for the season — a squad with a serviceable defense, but inept on offense.Then in stepped Hunt. For seven drives he set the world on fire. Six touchdowns, one field goal, 44 points.Allen came back in and led Syracuse to a touchdown, but by then it didn’t matter — this was Hunt’s team.“It felt good,” Hunt said. “That’s what you want to do. You never want a three-and-out.”And he never did. Every possession he’s played this season has ended with an Orange score. Given, they’ve all come in either garbage time or against lowly Wagner, but Allen couldn’t even pick up a first down against the Seahawks in the first three drives of the game.It seems he had us all fooled — he was never of Oklahoma quality, he wasn’t even good enough to play at SU.Maybe there was a time when he would’ve been. Maybe if he had come to Syracuse straight out of high school and started as a freshman or sophomore he would’ve become a star, but four years on the bench was too long.For the first three weeks – his first three collegiate starts – he was quite simply inadequate. You could perhaps win games with Allen as a quarterback, but he wasn’t going to win them for you. Somehow, that was about to be the case again on Saturday. Syracuse wasn’t going to lose with Allen at the helm — Wagner’s offense was too terrible — but it wasn’t going to pour on the points like it did with Hunt.“I’m excited as hell about the way he played,” Shafer said. “I really am.”Shafer said he’d be “surprised” if Hunt doesn’t start on Saturday against Tulane and unless Hunt powers another blowout, Allen probably won’t get back on the field.He made some plays with his legs — three carries for 22 yards — and more with his arm. Hunt got out of the pocket when plays broke down and fired passes at an average 14.7 yards per attempt.His final drive started with a pair of handoffs, but Hunt was left with a third and long. These were the plays that Allen could supposedly make. Hunt had to answer one last question.Jarrod West ran a post over the middle. Hunt launched a pass. The wide receiver hauled it in over the defense for a 65-yard touchdown. Quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said it was the best throw Hunt made all day.He came off the field with yet another reason to smile. This team is his now, just as he’s always known it should be.David Wilson is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @DBWilson2. Comments Published on September 16, 2013 at 4:17 amlast_img read more