Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris Shares FBI National Academy Experience With Rotary Members

first_imgHe also completed the “yellow brick road”, a 6.1-mile grueling run through a hilly, wooded trail built by the Marines. Along the way, the participants must climb over walls, run through creeks, jump through simulated windows, scale rock faces with ropes, crawl under barbed wire in muddy water, maneuver across a cargo net and much more. He explained that his participation in the academy resulted from a commission in 1935 that reported a need for a national standard for police officers. A career in law enforcement was always something Morris said he aspired to do. He credited this aspiration to a deputy sheriff from his hometown. He  explained as a young kid growing up in a small farming  community in California his family didn’t have a lot of money but his mother worked to buy him a bike. By KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily Post kirsten@ladailypost.com “That really stuck with me on being a police officer … I always like to share the story because it was somebody who impacted my life to want to be a police officer,” Morris said. “I think being a police officer is the best job.” During the academy, Morris traveled to New York City and visited the New York Police Department (NYPD) Police One Plaza headquarters. The academy evolved to become a global network. In fact, Morris said he met law enforcement officials from Cambodia, Kenya, Thailand, Denmark, Uganda and other countries. To sum it up, Morris, who also is a Rotarian, said, “It was a good experience.” “What was interesting was even though we might not have been well off this particular family was even less well off than us,” Morris said “I think he just had a really big heart for that family and he didn’t charge the kid, he just made it a learning experience. It was a big learning experience for me to ride over there with him and face that head on.” His class also raised $21,000 in a single night, which was donated to a cops program and the Special Olympics. Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris discusses his experience at the FBI National Academy. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris discusses his experience at the FBI National Academy during a talk Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com center_img “We just saw a need to have more of a net of law enforcement,” Morris said. The work, it seems, was worth it. “I’m so blessed to have this experience. I couldn’t have done without (my family),” Morris said. He added that one night those attending the academy cooked meals from their home countries. It was an opportunity, Morris said, to introduce peers to their cultures. However, his bike was stolen, which devastated him, Morris said. But, the deputy sheriff was able to track down the bike and drove Morris to the kid’s house to retrieve it. After finding them, the deputy sheriff took the kids to his own home, his wife fed and bathed them and the two children were given to child protection services the following day. To get into the academy, Morris said he applied a few years ago and was nominated to attend the academy by a FBI agent from the Albuquerque office. The application process was lengthy; Morris said his entire background was looked at. Later, Morris said he was on another ride with the deputy sheriff when a fellow deputy found a truck and a woman on methamphetamines who had abandoned her young children in that truck for more than two days. Morris said the toddlers hadn’t eaten and if it wasn’t for the deputy patrolling the highway they wouldn’t have been found. For 10 weeks Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and on Tuesday shared his experiences with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. During the 10-week program, Morris took several courses, which touched on a variety of topics including body cameras, rapid DNA, emotional intelligence, wellness and vitality and communication and media relations.last_img read more

News focus: counsel for Europe

first_imgProposals for an EU-wide approach to collective redress exposed deep divisions among delegates gathered in Luxembourg for last week’s plenary session of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). Collective redress, sometimes called group litigation or class action, was the subject of one of a series of debates on issues as diverse as the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights, EU contract law, defendants’ rights, electronic signatures and the Single Market Act. The debate on an EU-wide system for collective redress saw delegations from most of the CCBE’s 31 member countries agree that ‘language barriers and distances’ would make such a system impossible to implement effectively. They called instead for ‘efficient enforcement’ of consumer laws allied to minimal changes to national procedures. UK delegation leader Ruthven Gemmell said: ‘The time is not right for a one-size-fits-all pan-European collective procedure. We need to build on a process.’ In contrast, the French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Luxembourg delegations came out in favour of the EU setting up a collective redress ‘mechanism’, provided it respected ‘certain prerequisites and principles in order to fit into the European legal culture’. Both sides acknowledged the importance of access to justice, but noted that consumer organisations were likely to support an EU-wide compensation scheme, whereas businesses would fear ‘abusive litigation’. Both sides also agreed that lawyers should be involved in all collective redress actions. An earlier roundtable event considered the EU’s forthcoming accession to the European Convention on Human Rights, whereby the EU is to grant power to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to review the compatibility of its actions under the terms of the convention. Join our LinkedIn Human Rights sub-group Previously, only member states were subject to such scrutiny by the European court. Keynote speakers also discussed what impact accession might have on the relationship between Strasbourg’s ECtHR and Luxembourg’s Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) – formerly the European Court of Justice. Christiaan Timmermans, a CJEU judge until June 2010, said accession was necessary to integrate the EU into the 47- member-state, pan-European system of human rights protection afforded by the Council of Europe through the ECtHR. He added that it would ‘put an end to the present, anomalous situation where someone who considers his human rights infringed by an EU act must address his complaint before the Strasbourg court against a member state – or even all member states – because he cannot directly address the EU’. The convention has been a ‘source of inspiration’ for the Luxembourg court since the early 1970s, Timmermans added. Jean-Marc Sauve, vice-president of the French Conseil d’Etat, France’s highest court for cases involving public administration, said that ‘difficulties can and do arise between the two courts’, but that ‘calm examination in the light of settled case law’ should resolve any conflict. ‘No complicated mechanism will be needed to replace intelligent cooperation between judges in the two courts,’ said Sauve. Estonian ECtHR judge Julia Laffranque noted that nine years passed between her country’s application for accession to the EU and its actual accession. She said: ‘Now it’s my opportunity to anticipate how long the EU itself takes to accede to the convention. ‘The process should be as fast and simple as possible.’ Delegates then moved to the CJEU, where its president, Vassilios Skouris, started the plenary session by welcoming the CCBE to the court. It was a time of change, he said, with the court set to streamline the way it dealt with complex and time-consuming competition cases. It will also recruit more judges to help reduce its backlog of cases, he added. CCBE secretary general Jonathan Goldsmith updated delegates on a CCBE project, funded by the European Commission (EC), to prepare factsheets on the rights of defendants in criminal proceedings in all 27 member states of the EU. Goldsmith said that these have now been completed in ‘plain, unambiguous language that can easily be understood by the layperson’ and will be available ‘in the near future’ on the EU’s e-Justice portal. They cover: obtaining legal advice; a defendant’s rights before, during and after trial; and road traffic offences.Goldsmith also gave a status report on the CCBE’s Find-A-Lawyer (FAL) project, which aims to create an online tool for lawyers and consumers to search for and find suitable legal representation in every member state of the EU. Goldsmith said that the EC is to build the FAL search engine on the e-Justice portal by the middle of next year, and urged non-participating bars and law societies to join the project straight away. Friday’s session concluded with a guided tour of the CJEU, with delegates visiting courtrooms, the judges’ deliberation chamber (where the 27 judges, one from each member state, hold weekly meetings) and common areas housing some of the court’s art collection. On Saturday, European commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship Viviane Reding told the plenary session that she will launch new legislation in July to facilitate cross-border debt recovery through better enforcement. She said: ‘It will be a new self-standing European procedure available to citizens and companies in addition to existing national procedures.’ She added that her programme for 2011 would also include initiatives on family and criminal law, the European Arrest Warrant and victims of crime.last_img read more

Tottenham said to have shelved €30m offer for player, will focus…

first_imgRabiot only has a year left on his PSG contract and has been stalling over a renewal, said to want more money than the French club have so far put forward.Tottenham were brought into the situation earlier this month, when it was claimed by France Football that Spurs had entered the race for the player, with Mauricio Pochettino seeing Rabiot as a potential replacement for Mousa Dembele.Catalan newspaper Sport now say Tottenham have withdrawn from the race, aware Rabiot wants Barcelona, or alternatively to renew with PSG. Spurs are therefore going to focus on other midfield targets.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s claimed Tottenham had planned to offer €30m for the player, but that plan is now shelved. Barca are prepared to pay €35m.Rabiot may be encouraged to leave France this summer because of the bad feeling towards him in the country. After refusing to be on Didier Deschamps’ reserve list for the World Cup, furious at not being picked in the main squad, the PSG midfielder received widespread criticism.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndo The Catalan media have been talking Adrien Rabiot to Barcelona up for a few days. It was first claimed that Eric Abidal had travelled to France to set the wheels in motion over a summer transfer.last_img read more

Diplomats stun GDF

first_imgThe Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was outclassed by stunning effort from the Diplomats who defeated them by 29 runs in the latest round of the 2019 New Building Society (NBS), Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Second Division 40- over tournament while the Transport Sports Club (TSC) and the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) recorded their first win.  Diplomats, who were inserted by the GDF, posted 160 for seven from their allotted 23 overs – the match was affected by rain. Skipper Nigel Sampson (45) missed out on a half-century while marshalling the batting as Sean Huge (27) and Adrian Foster (27) chipped in. MSC’s Nichosie Barker was once again in the wickets for his side.  Seamer Selwin Collier (3-37) and Colvis Sam (2-37) were the pick of the bowlers for GDF who in response were dismissed for 131 inside 22 overs. Rickford Mohamed (3-26), Huge (3-14) and Martin King (2-21) delivered the win for their side. Only Randy Wade (35) and Randy Lindore (24) mustered any resistance. Meanwhile, over at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), TSC trounced Ace Warriors by nine wickets. That contest saw Ace Warriors being bundled out for 60 inside 18 overs, folding to the experience of Kevin Ross (3-21) while Mark Baptiste (3-14) and Joel Spooner (2-1) supported. The TSC completed the win by coasting to 61-1 as Devon Nandan top scored with 22. The MSC, on the other hand, defeated Third Class by three wickets on the back of another match-winning effort from the dependable Jeremiah Scott. That script saw Third Class batting first and being dismissed for 107 in 24 overs.  Only Andre O’Neal (31) registered a substantive score while Marcus Watkins (3-9) and Nichosie Barker (3-21) shared six wickets between them for MSC who reached 109-7 on the back of Scott’s innings of 61 to complete the win. Sophia was also in the winner’s row after defeating Bel Air Rubis by six overs at the Queen’s College ground. Bel Air Rubis batted first and posted 173 in 20 overs. Sophia in response, rocketed to 176-4 in the 18th over to register their triumph.last_img read more

Rins wins Grand Prix of the Americas as Marquez crashes

first_imgSuzuki rider Rins held off a ferocious challenge from Italy’s Valentino Rossi over the closing stages to take the chequered flag at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in Texas.Australia’s Jack Miller on a Ducati finished third.Rins’ maiden win brought Honda rider Marquez’s long reign of dominance in Austin to an end.Marquez, who started on pole, had scored six consecutive victories in the Texan city heading into this weekend’s event, the third leg of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship.But his challenge ended when he crashed on turn 12 of the ninth lap while leading. Rins meanwhile was left to celebrate after becoming the first man to win in Texas in all three categories. He won the Moto3 race in Austin in 2013 and the Moto2 event at the circuit in 2016.“I am so happy I don’t have words to describe how I feel. When I crossed the finish line my emotions exploded,” the 23-year-old said afterwards.“Suzuki has done a great job, and created a wonderful motorbike. And to beat Valentino, who was my idol when I was a kid, is incredible for me,” he added.Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso, who finished fourth on Sunday, moved to the top of the overall standings with 54 points, followed by Rossi (51), Rins (49) and Marquez (45).“I’m sorry I couldn’t get the win,” Rossi said afterwards. “When I saw that Marquez had fallen, I thought it was possible. But in the end Rins was just too good.“It’s a shame because I have not won in a long time but we will keep trying,” added Rossi. Earlier, Marquez had looked to be surging towards a seventh straight win in Austin after rapidly opening up a decent gap from his pursuers.But with Marquez three seconds clear after completing eight laps, disaster struck when he fell, leaving Rossi in the lead.Rins meanwhile gradually closed on Rossi and overtook the Italian with four laps to go.That set the stage for a thrilling duel over the closing stages, before Rins held on to cross first.Earlier, Switzerland’s Thomas Luthi of the Kalex team won the Moto2 race, finishing ahead of Germany’s Marcel Schrotter in second and Spain’s Jorge Navarro in third.In the Moto3 event, Aron Canet took the line honours after taking advantage of a late crash from Japan’s Tatsuki Suzuki.Suzuki had looked poised to claim first but crashed with five laps to go to allow KTM rider Canet to take the honours.Canet completed the 17-lap race in 39min 6.761sec, with compatriot Jaume Masia finishing second and Italy’s Andrea Migno third.last_img read more