11 01 20

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jury selection is set to begin today. If convicted, Webb could face more than 18 years in prison. Prosecutors declined to comment on details of the case. Webb, 46, has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault with a firearm in the Jan. 29, 2006, shooting that was filmed by a bystander and aired by TV stations nationwide. Webb believed he was “doing what he needed to do,” San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos said when the charges were announced last year. “In our legal analysis, that was unreasonable,” Webb added. SAN BERNARDINO – The grainy amateur video seems to show a sheriff’s deputy shooting a U.S. airman three times as he struggles to obey an order to get up from the ground. But it’s what the video doesn’t show that could take center stage at the upcoming trial of former San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Ivory J. Webb Jr. After shooting the airman, Webb told investigators he thought 21-year-old Elio Carrion was reaching for a weapon – something that’s not clear on the 40-second video clip. Authorities later determined Carrion was unarmed. Still, analysts say acquittals in previous high-profile police-brutality trials show that the deputy’s contention could prevail in the case. last_img read more

1 09 19

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comA gated community and posh restaurant served as the backdrop of the camaraderie at the forefront of State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy’s “45 and Fabulous Birthday Party,” at The Grove in Upper Marlboro, Md. on August 1.  The celebration brought out several politicians, public servants and members of the Prince George’s “who’s who,” all of whom were excited to celebrate the State’s Attorney’s 45th year, but also to celebrate her recent accomplishment in rolling out the plan for youth justice reform in the County.“I just want to let you know that when you elected me, you elected someone that actually means what she says and will deliver on promises,” Braveboy said at her birthday party the day after the youth justice reform was announced. State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy celebrated with her 45 and Fabulous party at The Grove in Upper Marlboro, Md. on August 1. (Courtesy Photo)Ever the politician, Braveboy couldn’t help but discuss the new reform program even as she was partying celebrating her 45th year.“I was blessed to be able to lay out, what I believe, will be the gold standard of juvenile or youth justice reform. And we are not playing.  We are reviewing every single charge and screening it for diversion options, because we know institutionalizing our young people is never the answer,” she said.Many notable Prince Georgians and elected officials expressed their pride in Braveboy’s work.“[God] said to whom much is given, much is required- and I think Aisha has done that and then some,” County Executive Angela Alsobrook said.  “She has a heart for service. She loves the community, she loves her family, she loves the young people of this community, and she’s worth celebrating.”Alsobrooks and other speakers, such as Maryland Delegate and former Prince George’s County Sherriff Michael Jackson, talked about the trend of native Prince Georgians being leaders of the County.“We’re homegrown Prince Georgians. We have talent and we have more to come,” he said.“I’m proud of this young lady.  This young lady has represented all of the other 25th legislative team members- the area that I grew up in…. The area that my family still resides in,” Jackson said. “We’re all proud of her in Prince George’s County.”President of the Maryland Senate, Thomas “Mike” Miller Jr. also shared his pride in Braveboy and her accomplishments.“We were there in the primary for Aisha.  We were there in the general, despite the fact we had a member of our own Senate running against her- that was very tough for us, believe me.  But we looked at the candidates, we looked at the qualifications, and the fact that she was a woman mattered a whole lot,” Miller said.Braveboy talked about the beauty of turning 45.“You know what I am so happy to be 45.  You know why? Because 45 is an age where you’re old enough and wise enough to know the things you should not do. But you’re still somewhat naïve enough to think you can still move mountains- that you can make things happen.  And that’s a great age and a great place to be in this age of leadership.”The State’s Attorney also offered a little inspiration to guests.“Your only limitations are your dreams, your aspirations and your work ethic.”last_img read more

11 08 19

first_img“I love Mike, I wish it would have never happened for him, but he dropped way too many balls,” Arians said. “So whoever we put out there is going to be fine.”Arians went on to say he’s not too concerned about a player’s height, noting that if a big wideout is not too fast, he’ll just have to be able to catch the ball over defenders. In three seasons — all with the Patriots — Dobson has caught 53 passes for 698 yards and four touchdowns, with his best season coming in 2013.“I liked Aaron Dobson coming out, I’m really excited having Aaron,” Arians said. “But Jaron Brown had had such a great camp, Jaron’s that guy, too.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams (7) runs as Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward (12) pursues during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img PHOENIX — Though not necessarily seen as a weak spot, it has been thought that the Cardinals could use some help at wide receiver, and may look toward the draft to find it.To wit: Besides Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer, Clemson receiver Mike Williams is the most commonly mocked player to the Cardinals with the 13th pick in the upcoming draft.Cardinals coach Bruce Arians would of course not say who the team might be looking to draft, but speaking at the NFC Coaches Breakfast at the Arizona Biltmore, he seemed to disagree with the idea that his team needs to address an issue at receiver. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I’m fine with where we’re at,” he said. “Getting Jaron (Brown) healthy, and now Aaron Dobson; the big key is John Brown — he is working out twice a day right now, not having any symptoms. So knock on wood that we get John Brown back, that we know.“Aaron’s another tall, big guy who’s had really good success. We all love Jaron, so a top-round pick isn’t necessary.”That’s not to say if the right guy falls in the draft the team will not take him, of course, just Arians does not see a big hole at the position.Last season, Larry Fitzgerald led the team with 107 receptions, which he turned into 1,023 yards and six touchdowns. John Brown was second among wideouts in receptions, with 39, while J.J. Nelson finished behind Fitzgerald in yards, with 568.John Brown was battling a sickle-cell trait that limited him all season, whereas Jaron Brown tore his ACL in Week 7 against Seattle.“He is so far ahead of schedule, but we’re not going to push it,” Arians said of Jaron Brown. That means even if Brown is ready for mini-camp and OTAs, he may not participate in all of it.One player for whom offseason work will be very important is Dobson. If he makes the team, he could be seen as a guy who may fill the role Michael Floyd held before he was released following a DUI. The 25-year-old was a 2013 second-round pick of the New England Patriots, and at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds brings some size to the position. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more