Above / Rotary Club of Naperville/Sunrise, best known these days for its annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K that kicks of festivities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Naperville, seeks applicants now for its 2019 grants. Justin Klestinski The Rotary Club of Naperville/Sunrise is currently seeking proposals for programs and services that support the Naperville community’s teens and young adults. The Club is accepting grant applications for consideration as it selects funding recipients for 2019. The Rotary Club of Naperville/Sunrise conducts one or more major fundraising events throughout the year, including the annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K. In addition, ancillary fundraising initiatives are hosted on occasion by one or more of our four avenues of service committees, including Community; International; Vocational; and Youth Services. If your organization would like to be considered for funding an application form is online on the Community Service page at the … [Read more...] about Naperville Rotary / Sunrise seeks applications to fund grants in support of teens and young adults
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The relationship between police and the communities they serve is "frayed," says Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro, and on Monday, he unveiled a proposal to mend it. His plan aims to increase accountability and transparency and end what he calls "over-aggressive" and "racially discriminatory" policing. The former Housing and Urban Development secretary is proposing policing changes like restricting the use of deadly force; making officers responsible for intervening if they know of or see fellow officers using excessive force or engaging in inappropriate conduct; and requiring law enforcement to get written consent for consensual car searches.Castro previewed the plan Saturday during his presentation at MoveOn's 'Big Ideas' candidate forum in California. He spoke with CBS News Political Correspondent Ed O'Keefe about the details of the plan. "We've seen video after video, incident after incident, of especially black men, who are gunned down and unarmed, at the hands … [Read more...] about Julián Castro unveils police reform plan
In December 2017, the New York City Council passed two police reform measures, collectively known as the Right to Know Act, which aimed to improve communication and transparency during police stops and searches. On Friday, both bills will take full effect, and the New York Police Department will be tasked with implementing the council’s mandate to become more transparent and accountable. But there are good reasons to be skeptical that the NYPD will implement the law faithfully. The first measure requires the NYPD to develop a policy that instructs officers to let people know when they have the right to refuse to be searched. Under the consent-to-search law, if an officer wants to search someone, her home, her vehicle, or her property without a warrant or a legally recognized exception under the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement, the officer must ask if the person voluntarily agrees to be searched. The law also requires the officer to explain that no search will … [Read more...] about Police Reform Is Coming to New York City, but Will the NYPD Follow the Law?
A federal judge has granted the Mental Health Alliance "friend of the court'' status in Portland's settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice on police reforms, finding the alliance's "expertise will be useful.'' U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon issued his ruling Monday, three days before the parties in the case are due back in court to update him on the status of the city's non-compliance with a key provision that requires community oversight of the reforms. The mayor has moved to create a new Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing, and selected its members earlier this month. The committee will replace a defunct community advisory board that dissolved more than a year ago amid strife between members, and lack of feedback from the city or police bureau. The new committee members are undergoing training and are expected to hold their first meeting in November. The city's settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice called for reforms to police training, policies and … [Read more...] about Mental Health Alliance granted ‘friend of the court’ status in police reform case
Tuesday May 28, 2019 01:27 PM The United Nations says a Russian staff member detained during a police operation in Kosovo's Serb-populated north has been released from the hospital and is calling for the immediate release of a second staff member who is a Kosovar citizen Written by The Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 7 p.m. The United Nations says a Russian staff member detained during a police operation in Kosovo's Serb-populated north has been released from the hospital and is calling for the immediate release of a second staff member who is a Kosovar citizen. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said both staff members were injured during Tuesday's operation and the Russian staffer is being examined following his release. Kosovo police say five police officers and six civilians were injured during an operation against organized crime and corruption that primarily targeted other police … [Read more...] about The Latest: UN says 2 employees hurt in Kosovo police action