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"public safety committee" Discussed on WTOP
"Weather too but not on your Wednesday We'll see temperatures in the mid upper 40s on our Wednesday rather cool with wind chills though as we will see winds gusting 20 to 30 miles an hour A cold front moves in it'll start off as rain but switch to snow for the morning commute on Thursday We're calling Thursday morning weather alert day I'm storm team four Chief meteorologist Doug camera On the region this early morning simplifies we're in the 20s where 27° in culpepper this morning It's 24 in manassas 27 rest in 21 Leesburg 25 and Frederick Maryland It's 25 in Hagerstown this hour 26 in Annapolis and in Waldorf where 25 and holding in our nation's capital Wednesday morning January 19th 2022 welcome to WT when winter weather happens has answers and advice every ten minutes traffic and weather on the 8s 103.5 FM and P dot com Here in crime figures locally show violent crime is up sharply specifically in Montgomery county including homicides as well as carjacking There was an 88% increase in homicides and a 72% increase in carjackings in Montgomery county last year We see approximately 1192 firearms last year Let's just do police chief dinesh patil told the county council's public safety committee about guns recovered by police The majority of guns that we get off the street are stolen handgun Will they say they're also seeing more and more so called ghost guns gun kits bought online and assembled in the home As for stolen cars police say many are used in violent crimes and many wind up in the district and prince George's county Take your Lyanna WTO Two 41 Metro right now in crisis during the COVID pandemic with a majority of its railcars out of service due to a wheel problem that led to a derailment last.
US Panel Backs COVID-19 Boosters Only for Seniors, High-Risk
"We begin with late breaking news on kobe. Nineteen booster shots to highly critical votes by fda advisory committee late today the first recommending against third dose boosters pfizer's vaccine for most of the one hundred eighty million fully vaccinated americans then just a short while ago. The committee voting again. This time unanimously endorsing boosters for those sixty five and older and those at high risk from severe cova disease boosters have been shown to increase protection from covert but many experts doubt the need for most people right now. Today's split recommendation undercutting president biden spoken plea for all americans to begin receiving booster shots. Miguel almaguer has late details tonight. The fda panels dramatic denial no booster shots for the general public safety committee. Overwhelmingly rejecting third dose of pfizer's vaccine for most adults but in an unexpected second vote authorizing its use for those sixty five and older and for americans at high risk of contracting severe in nineteen. We made the decision that fellow. Israel's league which is just give a third dose curious at the core of today split decision. Clinical research from israel showing vaccine protection from infection does wane after six months but remains highly effective in preventing hospitalization and serious illness guy acting evaluate it remained affected while it may be too early for most to get a booster. The fda advisory committee agreed third. Douse could be used under emergency. Use authorization the agency could soon officially recommend a pfizer. Booster for well over. Twenty one million people scientific normal expected and healthy in the scientific community. Here we have a body of really rigorous scientific information and now the question is how to apply it in public policy
"public safety committee" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Public Safety Committee is looking into ways of helping police deal They TV's on city streets he offered vehicles are taking over the roads around Atlanta on the weekends. Authorities are looking to get them to display license plates or some sort of identification, especially in the wake of a deadly hit and run that killed a 26 year old mother who was a passenger on one of those vehicles. Development in this case is the video of the suspect. We've got it up on our website now. Number three. Rescue crews are not giving up hope as they search for survivors at the site of the Florida building collapsed. Confirmed death toll is now to 11 More than 150. You're still unaccounted for. Nobody must be news time is 8 47. We're hearing for the first time from an East Point woman attacked during a Carjacking at the dots in courtyard apartment. Get out of the car. Just Boat boat, You know, just they were just life attacking me, Andrea Cheryl tells Channel two action news. She thought she was going to die. Just gonna kill me. I really told myself this is it. She was kicked out of her car. The suspect drove off with her laptop and two phones. A landscaping crew makes a gruesome discovery In Rockdale County Investigators are trying to identify a human skull found in a cluster of weeds. The crew was clearing kudzu from the side of Ebenezer Road when they made that discovery authorities are now working to determine how the victim may have died. They also found socks and pyramids boxers near the skull, but it's not clear how long it's been there. A new billboard at the I 75 85 split at Langford Parkway targets a Confederate monument at the state Capitol. The black and white billboard has one message removed. The Confederate monument at our capital is among billboards in three states right to by the Southern Poverty Law Center is our hope to erect. Billboard in each of the states to support the community activists on the ground that are doing work there. Chief of Staff Alicia Brooks says This billboard is directed at the John B. Gordon statue of the capital but is also to support efforts to remove monuments as Stone Mountain Park and a name change for Wheeler High School. Sandra Parish 95.5 double USB a day after the U. S conducts airstrikes targeting militia groups near the Iraq Syria border, American troops come under fire. The militia groups called for revenge and the bill. Military says U S forces in eastern Syria were attacked by multiple rockets. An American spokesman in Baghdad says there were no injuries and that troops fired on the rocket launching positions in self defense. Soccer. Madani reports President Biden ordered the strikes on sites used by Iran backed militias. A number of migrant Children housed at the government's largest emergency shelter is down sharply last month, some 4800 boys and girls who cross the US border with Mexico alone. Or how's that an emergency facility at Fort Bliss, Texas. Since then, that number has dropped to 790 boys Only as of Monday. Tim Maguire reports. Many of the girls have been reunited with relatives in the U. S. President Biden hits the road today as he tries to sell Americans on his nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package. The president's traveling to Wisconsin. To highlight how the deal will bring millions of new jobs. White House says It's the largest investment in transportation, water systems and services in nearly a century. It says 90% of the jobs generated would.
How Nurses are Transforming the Future of Health with Bonnie Clipper and Shawna Butler
"Both of you have just an extraordinary amount of experience. a ton of credibility. You've done so much in your careers you know. I'm just excited for what we're gonna cover today before. We dive into the specifics around what you're doing your current roles. Tell us a little bit more about what inspires your work and your journey in healthcare. Do you wanna go first. Sure i'd be happy to. So i have been a nurse for quite a long time. It's interesting to me because certainly nursing his evolved as has healthcare and for me. I wanted to make sure that. I had an avenue to provide my input. And i'll give you an example way back early on. When i was a bedside nurse actually was working in an organization and As was kind of typical for the time we had bins on the counter that had medications in them. Nowadays we would never think of that. We would put them in a locked storage device or we had bins next to each other. There was kind of normal saline and heparin and potassium and other things. That just happen to be in these bins on the counter. A remember looking at them and actually seeing that assailing flush was right next to the end of tasks him and they both were the same size and they had the same color plastic tops and at the time even be in kind of a pop of a nurse that struck me as being a really bad thing right. An accident or disaster wage right. I know shauna and the crazy thing is that when i talked to the manager about it they said okay. Great thanks for finding this. We're gonna put it on next month safety committee meeting and it just made me scratch my head thinking why can a nurse at the bedside not effect change fast enough that can prevent something really bad from happening. So that's kind of what gave me a little bit of a push to really find how i could get. My voice heard and intervene. Make things better.
Blood Clots Reportedly 'Very Rare' Side Effect of AstraZeneca Vaccine
"Does believe that there is a possible link between the astra zeneca co covid vaccine and very rare but potentially fatal blood clots. Npr's jason boubyan reports that the european drug regulators says that boycotts must now be listed as a possible side effect. The safety committee of the european medicines agency analyzed eighty six cases of blood clots. That occurred in people up to two weeks after getting the astrazeneca shot and we have concluded that there is indeed a possibility of a very rare event that might occur. That's dr sabine. Strauss the head of the safety committee. She says the unusual immune reaction appear similar to a rare clotting reaction to a blood thinner called heparin. there have been at least eighteen. Potentially vaccine related deaths among the twenty five million people immunized with astra zeneca in europe stresses that with thousands of people dying every day from covid the benefits of the asiatic vaccine far outweigh the potential risk from this rare. Immune reaction jason on. Npr news this
EU regulator finds link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots
"Today said there's a possible link between AstraZeneca's covert vaccine and rare but sometimes fatal blood clots. The AstraZeneca vaccine has already been administered to tens of millions of people. It's on track to be the most widely used vaccine in the world this year. NPR's Jason Beaubien joins us with more. Hi, Jason. Hi, Ari. What exactly did the European Medicines agency say today? So there had been. Some concerns raised that some people appear to be getting hit with a very rare blood clotting condition. In the days following vaccination and initially, the European drug regulators, they said, this rate of a few dozen blood clots was nothing out of the ordinary when you're vaccinating 25 million people. But today, the E M. A safety committee came out and said yes, there does appear to be a link. Dr. Sabin Strauss was the head of that committee, She says they looked at all the available data on 86 events. These clotting cases that occurred in the days after vaccination by AstraZeneca on we have concluded that there is indeed a possibility. Of a very rare event that might occur. They're still saying they don't completely understand what's happening. But this appears to be an immune reaction that they've seen also with a drug called heparin, which is a blood thinner. But the key point here is that they've switched their position now to saying that they think it is plausible that the AstraZeneca vaccine is what's causing these clots. So these clouds are
EU Regulator Finds Possible Link Between AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots
"There's a possible link between the covert 19 vaccine made by drug maker AstraZeneca and certain blood clots. But E M s officials say this is exceptionally rare. When it occurs, it primarily does so in women under 68 doctors, Sabine Strauss is the head of the agency's safety committee. Despite the rare chance for side effects, she urged European nations to use the AstraZeneca vaccine overall. Benefits off the vaccine from us to Zenica and preventing covert 19 are well established on the risks are very rare if manufacturing goes according to plan, AstraZeneca is expected to be the largest producer of covert vaccines worldwide this year. President Biden is
Seattle City Council considers cutting SPD budget by more than $5M
"The state of public safety in Seattle is the City Council. Consider stripping $5.5 Million from the SPD s budget is in a staffing. This is Deputy Mayor Mike Fong, not sugar coating the situation for the council's Public safety committee as it looks to shift that $5.5 million away from SPD to invest in the participatory budgeting process for a re imagining of public safety in the city. The problem more than 200 officers having separated The department of the last 13 months, and Fong says that's led to a historic shortage of cops and increasing 911 response times now hovering at around eight minutes, which among other things, was the city at risk with the consent decree. It's car radios Hannah Scott on Tuesday, the
Lightfoot, Chicago Police Propose Changes to Search Warrant Policy in Wake of Botched Raid
"The second time since she became mayor of chicago lori. Lightfoot is changing the policy for win in house city. Police can execute search warrants. it comes as the chicago. Police department is under scrutiny. For botched raids including one that led to a lawsuit from ginette young. Amanda finicky joins us now with more. Amanda prentice once viewed. It is hard race that horrifying video of engine at young home and changing so naked. When chicago police burst into her home. An officer did eventually put a blanket over her but for a long stretch shoot was left. Naked wall restrained in handcuffs. When you see body camera video later on in the story you will see a black box that has heard digitally covered up by vesey. Pd when it made the footage public following investigative reporting by wb pm traumatic experience for young especially given police. Were in the wrong home. Mayor lightfoot premised change today. pd makes good on his promise to change. How search warrants are served in chicago. It's always the right time to do the right thing. We should always be volving to improve our policies training and accountability now new standards and procedures announced by cpi de chief david brown and mayor lightfoot required higher ranking command staff to sign off on requests for a warrant before it is brought to a state's turning judge considerations and plans must be made if vulnerable people. Mike children may be present than what a search is actually executed. A female officer must be present. Police must wear in activate body cameras. Lieutenant must also be on site and responsible for officers behavior the plan upfront spells out. What type of behavior is expected. All department members will treat all persons with courtesy and dignity which is inherently do every person and will act speak and conduct themselves in a courteous respectful and professional manner. And then it goes on from there. This is common sense but this is now enshrine in the actual policy. New policy does still allow for so called. No knock warrants but limited circumstances like when he life is in danger a fourth amendment allows for that to happen but only in certain circumstances where there's an establishment that evidence of a crime will be found in a particular location on no matter. How you slice it. It is an intrusion and so making sure that we get the facts details right and that there is ownership at the highest levels of c pd. It's critically important and please do get things wrong if there's bad evidence or something. The situation like what happened to young wrong raid. That has to be investigated. That's another safeguard that i believe. Personally it's critically important that the judge be notified that there was a one raid asked whether he's concerned that a standards click police in peril in potentially dangerous situations. Your brown responded. The real question you're asking is if treating someone with respect gets in the way of doing our job and the answer is no so following these policies and procedures with an emphasis on. Everyone deserves a measure of respect actually enhances our ability to do our job and create an environment of trust in the community. Which again is a force. Multiplier beanie effective at reducing. Cra in an email the president of the chicago fraternal order of police said that you had plenty of reaction to these new standards but he did not immediately. Follow up an email with specifics. The proposal did get the non from alderman. Chris taliaferro is head of the city council's public safety committee and also a former cia so these reforms that the mayor is announcing today will help bring about true accountability true responsibility but in a statement. Young's attorney says the proposal falls woefully short of the types of reforms that the citizens of chicago require to feel secure in their homes from these violent and often wrongful rates if the mayor is truly serious about reform statement says she'll get signed. An ordinance announced last week by a handful of black alderman also has the backing of progressive groups like lack lives matter and united working families and that plan does no knock. Warrants also expressly prohibits officers from pointing guns toward children and there is time for young the coalition of group. She's aligned with and really anybody else who wants to have their opinion made known about us to do social is going to have a fifteen day public comment period before these standards go into effect. It's a short period of time. Fifteen days and so encourage a france. You let's use social media Not just for passing around jokes and having a good time. Let's use this to improve our city.
"public safety committee" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"You want to talk about some drugs? Yes. Criminal de criminalization. Okay, hugs by the way to say this the top Tom and I We're with Jesse Jackson hugs, not drugs, right, Tom? I'm not even that high end hugs. Okay, a zoo long as it's not the war on drugs, which is the big message is that that didn't work, and you could just look around and see that that didn't work. So this is, you know, organ has already passed it. The voters approved a law It kicked in a few weeks back where they've decriminalized small amounts for personal use of most drugs. And the idea is to invest in said in treatment, much, much more treatment and that's what we're talking about here. This proposal comes from Democratic representative Lauren Davis, and she shared with the House Public Safety Committee on this bill when it got its hearing. How her own personal experience when she helped an addicted friend helped her get to this proposal. There was one particular night that I will never forget. He couldn't find a vein and was growing increasingly frustrated. Would trace his bruised and swollen arms up and down looking for a spot. Event over and tried his foot first, the right than the left. When that didn't work, he went into the bathroom, looked in the mirror and puffed out his neck in an effort to inject their After several hours of this, his arms face and legs were covered in blood. He began to weep. You screamed on his cheeks, and he whimpered. I can't stop. I can't stop. His suffering was deep and profound. His suffering was so many things, but it shouldn't have been illegal. He deserved help, not handcuffs. Substance use disorder is a response to trauma. The real question is not. Why the drugs, But why the pain diseases about not wanting to experience the present because it is too painful place to be So that's what she says that the negative impact like if you if you go after them with the rest of criminal criminal actions of some sort, it doesn't change their behavior. So why bother to do that? We need to offer some hope. And that's the idea behind this plan, but the law enforcement community had some concerns. Let us make clear that Washington's sheriffs and police chiefs would actively support this bill. If the provisions legalizing the possession of controlled substances were removed. We encourage the Legislature to focus these efforts on what we should do to address the problem. Rather than what we should stop doing. We acknowledge that the criminal justice system is not inappropriate or effective strategy, too broadly address those of substance use disorder. We also agreed that the criminal justice system should not be the most accessible path toward treatment. We must also acknowledge, however, that the criminal justice system has proven to be the only effective mechanism to intervene and treat many with substance use disorder. At the same time, and I think we have this gut. Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell came out and spoke in support of the bell. So the skeptics and opponents and those who are interested in keeping an open mind. Here's what the bill does not do. The bill does not de criminalized other crimes or take away the discretion to arrest or charge those with other crimes. It doesn't.
Chicago Public Schools Students Will Be In Remote Learning Again Thursday; No Deal Yet With Chicago Teachers Union
"Remain on remote learning today is the district and teachers Union seek common ground on safe reopening plans. Glenn Marshall is live at CBS headquarters with the latest Glenn Good morning that a 48 hour cool down period extended to today, with CPS and CTU still figuring out everything now they CPS and the mayor also released a statement earliest week Senate. They have come to some type of agreement with some things, but it's still not enough for CTU teachers to get back in the classroom now, right now, CTU was still asking for Health metrics that will shut down schools during outbreaks and remote accommodations were teachers who lived with people with medical conditions and a vaccination plan for teachers who desire to receive the vaccine. Now this is where is he to you stands after negotiations have Paul since Tuesday. The mayor released a statement earlier this week, saying both sides agree on the health and safety protocols, ventilation, contact tracing and health and safety committees. Last night, We found out that the CPS was offering to allocate 1500 doses of the vaccine per week for employees but wants them to return to the classroom after the first dose, and then the director of CDC came out, saying Research does not back seat to use claim that the vaccine is needed. Take a listen Increasing data to suggest that schools can safely re open and that that savory opening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated in order to reopen safely. Now. Later today, CTU will have parents on a Facebook live chat that will discuss exactly what it is that they're looking for in the hopes of actually getting back into the classroom with everything that they agree on with CPS. Of course, we'll bring that to you as we receive it, but for now alive outside of CPS headquarters, Good marshal the BG and news
Chicago schools reopening uncertain as union talks stall
"Schools want to resume in person learning tomorrow that might not happen because of a standoff between the district and the teachers Union over conditions for reopening Chicago Teachers union and Chicago public schools have been at the bargaining table this weekend. Yesterday. The school district says it has reached tentative agreement on four key areas with the union, including health and safety protocols, been elation, contact tracing and health and safety committees, but they're still in negotiations. Fox is Christina Coleman. Many teachers want to stick with remote learning until after they get vaccinated. New
Chicago Teachers Say Some Progress Made on In-Person Return
"Planning to reopen schools tomorrow, but teachers are threatening a strike unless safety measures are in place. The school district says it has reached tentative agreements on four key areas with the union, including health and safety protocols than elation. Contact tracing on health and safety committees. Boxes. Christina Coleman negotiations Continue.
Indonesia Plane Crash Probe Centers on Engine Control Problems
"Okay. The first item in our news segment is from wall. Street journal dot com indonesia plane crash probe centers on engine control. Problems the dad. The data indicates the data indicates the so-called auto throttle system which automatically adjusts feel flow and thrust to maintain the paths at. My pilots wasn't operating properly on one engine. At some point during the boeing seven. Thirty seven five hundred. Climb away from the nation's capital jakarta on january nine according to some of the people familiar with the matter instead of shutting off the system. They said the flight data recorder indicates pilots tried to get the stuck throttle to function such engine control. Malfunctions can create significant differences in power between engines making a twin engine jet harder to control and it kapit potentially distract pilots from maintaining a safe flight. Okay twin engine aircraft such as the seven thirty seven are designed to fly safely on a single engine. I don't know why they're talking about now. Single engine because we're talking about an auto throttle anyway. I'm sorry i should read the wall street. Journal article twin engine aircraft such as the seven thirty seven are designed to fly safely on single engine and pilots are trained to do that in various situations but large differences in thrust between engines according to pilots and safety experts require swift pilot recognition of the problem. Which would ideally be followed by quick responses and manual commands. Harjo sought meco deputy head of indonesia indonesia's national transportation safety committee confirmed the probe is looking into an auto throttle problem. He said investigators may obtain specific information about the pilots handling of the auto throttle after listening to the cockpit voice recorder which authorities are trying to retrieve from the crash. Site that device. The plane's second black box could shed more light on what pilots were saying on the flight. Deck as they responded to the malfunction Let's see those familiar with the details of the probe. Along with safety experts tracking. It said it was too early to draw definitive conclusions about why two experienced pilots lost control. The jet or what other factors may have contributed to the crash information from the flight. Data recorder is under further analysis while pilot records and maintenance files are being examined. Investigators haven't detailed the primary focus of the probe. Though they they say that both engines were putting out power when the jet hit the water killing all sixty two onboard they also have said the location of debris indicates the plane was intact when it hit the water so it goes on in this article a talk about the flights and information. I think that we've already discussed on the show that so apparently there was on previous flights. There were a couple of write ups individual write ups on different flights About the auto throttle system and if that is indeed what happened. Here i i. Don't it's hard for me to mel again. I i hate to say anything because it's all speculation but if the bottles don't work properly than shot the auto throttles off the airplane flies. Just fine without a throttles. There are a lot of airplanes out there today. Blind without auto throttle system. So i hope they didn't get so distracted or focused on the system. They let the airplane. Get away from them and Crash but they tend to be pointing in that direction. I think yeah. I wish i knew more about the seven. Thirty sevens systems but If if i'm guessing correctly The throttles would move In response to the auto throttle which would generate the correct response in the The fayed echo the macula. Whatever feel control system there is On the and these engines So i'm just a bit bemused as to why particularly when you have got You can see the throttled move in response to what the throttle is doing. You can detect the problem. I would be very surprised. That they if they got uncommanded or throttle movement that they wasn't an essay shaded warning with it a bit surprised that the oldest shuttle didn't attorney itself because normally what all throttle does something unusual it's detected by whatever full system there is in the system mandate will turn itself off So yeah. I think you're probably right jeff I think they may have got Over very interested in trying to solve a problem on weren't paying enough attention to what their plane was doing In this situation. It's very important for the pond flying to concentrate on his job and who was trying to find the issue It just to Do their thing almost independently both get involved in trying to fix. What is effectively is just at part throttle full. As you said is relatively minor pro.
CTU Reports ‘Tentative Agreements’ With Chicago Public Schools In Four Areas As Reopening Negotiations Continue
"Union says it's reached tentative agreements with Chicago public schools on four key areas to resume in person Learnings. Now they are Health and safety protocols, ventilation, contact tracing and safety committees. But it says there are no agreements yet on reopening metrics, vaccinations, testing tele work accommodations and remote learning improvements for students. CTU President Jesse Sharkey. We have said all along that our goal is not no re opening our goal to safety opening And CBS CEO Dr Janice Jackson. This plan has worked for thousands of students over the past 2.5 weeks, and we know that it will work for the other 70,000 students. Those 70,000 students said to return to the classrooms on Monday, a
Chicago teachers vote against order to resume in-person learning
"Will not hold in person classes today is the battle between CPS and the Chicago teachers Union continues. Mayor says too many Children are falling behind by not being in the classroom. The teachers union says its members do not feel there's enough protection against covert 19 foreign person classes to resume. They say they have expanded surveillance testing in place for students in task staff. CBS also says vaccination prioritization has been moved up for hardest hit communities and School district has created health and safety committees. Your CEO Janice Jackson. I am in touch with district leaders across the country, and I can honestly say that our plan goes above and beyond many of the health and safety aspects that I've seen. We have invested over $100 million in things like face coverings, HEPA filters as well as our testing and contact tracing program. I cannot name many school district, if any, they have gone above and beyond, In a way CPS is playing because the deal has not been reached about 3200 preschool and special needs. Children will go back to the learning today, just two weeks after returning to school. The
"public safety committee" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Some spots and another chance of snow Monday. 16 right now at O'Hare and Midway 17 on the lakefront from the Weather Channel meteorologist Race. DIGICOM WLS. SAME 8 90. Another update in 30 Grayson. Citywide surgeon Carjackings across the city more than 120 Carjackings, having committed since The beginning of this year in 2020, Carjackings more than doubled over the previous year, as police set up a task force to tackle the issue. Now City Council members want answers The City Council's Public Safety committee meeting today looking for additional answers and solutions. To the problems. Police are saying, Yeah, it's getting worse. But additional resource is our the way. CPD chief of detectives Brendan Dina, in our approach to the spiking Carjackings is more than simply adding officers. Working closely with our county and federal prosecutors to build the best possible cases for prosecution. The juvenile justice system is also involved in this entire process, and police are saying that one of the offenders is even as young as 12 years old drivers, of course, being advised to be aware of your surroundings. Sure you're not distracted by your phone and always lock your car. Chicago's public health commissioner, Dr Allison, our body, receiving her second dose of the covered 19 vaccine yesterday and explaining Maura about the city's vaccination plan. Chicago is still on schedule to move to its next phase Monday that includes frontline workers and those 65 older residents must make an appointment to get the vaccine. Through their doctor's office or local pharmacy. Some will receive it through their employer and the city will bring doses to certain populations like the homeless. But just because you sign up doesn't mean you will immediately get a shot. So the amount of vaccine that we are getting each week right now will allow us to vaccinate 5% 1 in 20 of the people who are eligible. Dr Allison are what he says. No vaccine has been wasted in Chicago, and no vaccine will be wasted in the city. Lauren Cone, 8 90 WLS news Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposing that the Senate give former President Trump's legal team two weeks to prep for the upcoming impeachment trial. The delay now Would put the push push this into February, McConnell telling Republicans he's in no rush to begin the trial. Nancy Pelosi disagreeing a decision by the CTU to refuse in person working, instead, continue teaching remotely because of health and safety concerns. What constitute an illegal strike? In the eyes of Chicago public school officials. The union leaders have been careful not to call this. Ah strike. CPS human resource is chief met lion, saying the collective labor action Of not returning to schools as ordered by the district is indeed a decision to strike WLS news time. 904 We take a look at what's happening on the roads, and that's been a little slow going here all morning long right now on the Kennedy It's about a 25.
"public safety committee" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"The panel was announced publicly on October 1st and the Panelists were provided with results of those surveys and listening sessions so they could see what the community and L A P D said they wanted in the next chief. And further the community's engagement. In the process. We solicited interview questions from the public through a perf email address. The panel met five times, in addition to 18 interview sessions, where we thoroughly reviewed those applications together. We drafted, reviewed and voted on interview questions and an interview to elicit the candidate's views on things like implicit bias and racial equity, healing and building trust between the community and the police. Gun violence, working with the F O P. Police reform and accountability, locals response to protests and other topics We discussed and deliberated the results of the interviews and we voted on who would proceed to the next stage. We also deliberated about public exposure during the final stage of the process. The benefits obviously included maximum transparency, an opportunity to solicit more input. And we had heard from some community members who strongly voiced their desire to be involved. The risks at that stage included that finalists could still choose to remain anonymous due to their current jobs, and they might drop out if forced to be exposed. It's also included delaying the process, which could result in our best candidates being picked up for a jobs in other cities. And also allowing a public vote at this stage could nullify the panel substantial efforts which already incorporated AH lot of input from the public and L A P. D. Again. I can't emphasize enough how much input we had already received an incorporated throughout the process at one point, even perf remark they had never participated in or seen a chief search, which included this much public input. In November, The panel made a recommendation to the mayor and chief Shields was unanimously proposed as the number one choice. Obviously a lot still had to happen. American ducted several interviews himself. Background investigations were conducted. References were contacted. In terms were negotiated, and finally, an offer was made. So I am thrilled to share in the announcement today that Erica Shields accepted the offer to become levels next chief of place. Don't just take it to me from me. We have panels here with us today to tell you in their own words about their experience and share their thoughts on the process. And this election. So this point I'd like to call each of the Panelists up, starting with council President David James. Good morning, everybody. Uh, I just wanna really say that Theo the selection process for Chief Shields to be the next tell MPD Chief was a very tedious process. Um, Amy has Did an outstanding job providing us with information and leading us and making sure that we were very particular and our thought processes about who would be the next chief. On Gui had some outstanding, um people that applied to be the chief of L A p D. But I really have to emphasize that The Amy Hess and the entire panel. We all felt that, um Chief Shields was the number one person on it was unanimous amongst all of us without any hesitation without any doubt. She just rose to the top, and I feel very, very confident that she is going to do now. Outstanding job. Leading our police department, communicating with our citizens, restoring the legitimacy in the credibility of our department and of government to our citizens, and I just I just think she's gonna do outstanding. Thank you for being here. Okay? Next. We have the chair of the Public Safety Committee. Jessica Green, who I believe is on line with us. Good afternoon, everybody and I'm so sorry that I cannot be with you all in person. Good morning to you all hear me? Okay. Good afternoon. Good morning, everybody. I'm so sorry that I cannot be with you all in person. As President, James indicated this was a very long process. The search committee dedicated months on months of time and energy to make sure that we were selecting the best chief out of the pool of candidates that we had. I stand by the decision of the committee and what I am asking the public to do is please give Chief chilled and opportunity to earn your trust. She is interested in 21st century policing. I know that she will be available to have conversations with community members that have questions or concerns. Please give her the opportunity and for her the capability to sit down and talk to you all about the vision that she has for the city of Louisville and L A p D as we move forward. Work. It is time for us to kill and to work together. And as part of that, we're gonna have to have conversations. So welcome teeth, Shields and again give her the opportunity to earn your trust. You can.
Chicago schools push forward with reopening plan despite teachers union, city council objections
"Public Schools leaders plan to update plans for reopening schools this morning, a day after some teachers protested by conducting classes outside of one school over covert concern Some 10,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union have pledged their opposition to plans by Mayor Lightfoot to bring teachers back this week amid fears of the covert 19 pandemic. WGN's Glenn Marshall has more on CPS reaction last night, CPS CEO Janice Jackson responded, saying, Quote despite what you have heard, we believe there is a broad agreement with CTU on all of their in school safety concerns, including but not limited to ventilation, PPE contact tracing covert testing and school and district level safety Committee. CPS leaders Planet News conference for later this morning yesterday, teachers at Brenton Oh Math and Science Academy on the West Northwest side. I sat at tables outside the school while wearing masks and remaining socially distant. They were among the first group of teachers to return to in person teaching.
Dallas Mayor has Concerns with Hiring Process in Search for Chief of Police
"Concerned about the hiring process in the search for a chief of police in Dallas, hiring a new police chief falls on the city manager. I have some concerns about the process, but it's just not my It's literally not within my control. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says he believes a survey put out by the city asking residents for input on the higher isn't in. Off and things there should be a legislative style public hearing. The mayor also contends the process should be primarily handled by the City Council's Public safety Committee. But that not his comb and more than a
Washington DC council member lays out his expectations for new police chief
"For police reform is is spelling spelling out out what what he he wants wants in in a a police police chief chief to to replace replace Peter Peter Newsom, Newsom, who who was was announced announced plans plans to to become become police police chief chief in in Prince Prince William William County County Ward. Ward. Six Six council council member member Charles Charles Allen, Allen, the the chair chair of of the the judiciary judiciary in in Public Public safety safety committee. committee. Says Says the the nation nation is is changing changing and and law law enforcement enforcement in in the the district district must must change change as as well. well. Along Along with with what what the the city city expects expects from from a a police police chief chief Mayor Muriel Bowser has not yet announced to search for a new chief. But Alan says what's needed is to tackle systemic racism that exists in D C and within policing culture, and Alan says a public health approach is what's needed to eliminate violence, particularly on O
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"Percent that they are able to reach and those that they do. Each. How many are interviewed Within one day earlier this month, the Health Department was able to reach over 85% of cases in nearly 84% of the context that may have been exposed. Luke Luke W. T o P. News. In addition to a vaccine, accurate and widely available, rapid testing remains crucial in getting some people back to work. And the ongoing research program at George Mason University is hoping to help that become a reality inside Nova reports. The $150,000 pilot program has multiple objectives. All general He aimed at allowing frontline health care workers and others to safely return to the workplace is early as possible. The program intends to improve rapid testing methods and antibody testing to better understand who might be asymptomatic but covert positive and who might likely be immune. As we've told you, D C police chief Peter Newsom will be leaving the department and will become the police chief in Prince William County, somewhere pleased that there will be a change at the top for D. C. Police a black lives matter. De PSI Corps organizer April Goggins did not mince words. I am glad to see him go. But it wasn't surprising. Four years after the group protested chief Peter Newsome's confirmation with the never knew ship campaign. She says she's ready for a change, but hopes the new chief is aware of racism and policing and how that plays out in the daily work of officer because both the mayor and the and the council are going to be making these decisions that they need to do a better job of understanding how much of this is just inherent in policing share of the public safety Committee. Charles Allen wished Newsome well and Prince William County but called the search ahead and opportunity quote The nation is changing and law enforcement in the district and what we expect from the chief of police must evolve as well. Negative Cloherty w. T o P. News. Newsome is expected to stay on in D. C through Inauguration Day. Montgomery County Police have released a surveillance camera image of a suspect accused of raping a woman in Wheaton last weekend. It happened in the area of Georgia Avenue and Reedy Drive. Police say the victim was in a grocery store when she was approached by the suspect in the suspect and Grabbed her and forced her to leave the store and go to a secluded area. You can see the image it w t o.
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"Now save 50% on all roofing materials 8 21 amid efforts to reduce the jail population during the pandemic, we're learning that 97% of those health The Prince George's County detention center are there for violent or dangerous offenses. And while nonviolent offenders have been released as they await trial, the overall number of inmates there is on the rise because of ongoing crime, coupled with trial delays. As of November 13th there were 745 inmates at the detention center, including over 200 charged with murder. There are currently no inmates at the jail who are positive for covert 19. As we've told you, D C police chief Peter Newsom will be leaving the department and will become the police chief in Prince William County. Somewhere pleased there will be a change at the top for D. C police. A black lives matter. De Psi Corps organizer April Goggins did not mince words. I am glad to see him go. But it wasn't surprising. Four years after the group protested chief Peter Newsome's confirmation with the never knew ship campaign. She says she's ready for a change, but hopes the new chief is aware of racism and policing and how that plays out in the daily work of officer because both the mayor and the and the council are going to be making these decisions that they need to do a better job of understanding how much of this is just inherent in policing share of the Public safety Committee. Charles Allen wished Newsome well in Prince William County, but called the search ahead and operate. To nitty quote The nation is changing and law enforcement in the district and what we expect from the chief of police must evolve as well. Negative Cloherty w. T o P. News Lucien is expected to stay on in D C through Inauguration Day, one of the largest industrial sites in Alexandria, has been sold to a group intent on creating a mixed use development there. Hilco Global has bought the approximately 20 acre Potomac River generating station site from Pepco. It's located in the old Town North neighborhood and his home to a coal fired power. Planted was decommissioned in 2012 Hilco says the redevelopment will provide housing jobs and improved public open space along the Potomac. A man died in a hit and run crash in Fairfax County yesterday evening at the intersection of back like an Edsel roads in Springfield Police are still investigating. They say the vehicle involved took off in the victim died at the scene. This happened around 6 30 PM, and police are hoping to hear from witnesses. Despite the pandemic, Japan is steadfast in its plans to host next year's Summer Olympics with numerous precautions in place, Local reports say. Olympics competitors will be urged to wear face masks at all times. Except during competition and meals. Athletes will be asked to avoid crowds and socially distance. Meals will be limited to a short is a half hour and menus will be sent.
Bill that could let more Washington, DC prisoners out early clears committee
"Inmates get out of prison Early in D C bill just to prove by committee says yes, the victim's voice is given the greatest wait. That's what D C council member Charles Allen share of the Public Safety committee said is he pushed for a bill that would let some prisoners convicted of violent crimes, including murder and sexual assault to be freed before they complete their full sentence. It would apply to prisoners who have served at least 15 years. They were convicted before they turn to 25 years old Council member Mary Cheney has concerns. I don't think it gives sufficient weight, so the victim's statement were the victim's family. She voted No, but it passed anyway and will be considered by the full council next month. Nick
Bill that could let more Washington, DC prisoners out early clears committee
"The opportunity for early release has been approved by a committee on the D C council. The victim's voice is given the greatest wait. That's what D C council member Charles Allen share of the Public Safety Committee said is you pushed for a bill that would let some prisoners convicted of violent crimes, including murder and sexual assault to be Freed before they complete their full sentence. It would apply to prisoners who have served at least 15 years and were convicted before they turn to 25 years Old Council member Marry Chii has concerns. I don't think it gives sufficient weight, so the victim's statement were the victim's family. She voted no but it passed anyway and will be considered by the full council next month. Nika in L A.
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"Remains in Phase two and outdoor restrictions are still maxed at 50 people. Leaders there and in Baltimore say talks are still ongoing. John Dome and W T o p News. Your cars on the road means fewer car crashes right? Well, that would be wrong if you were talking about Montgomery County during the pandemic. Speaking to the county Public Safety Committee, Montgomery County Assistant police Chief Thomas died on said the lower police presence and less traffic led to more speeding and high speed related crashes. We have currently 28 fatal crashes with 30 deaths 11 pedestrians and alcohol is a factor in about one third of this. Last year, we had 33 fatal crashes, though. We're already ready to lift it when we should have had four months of lower crash rate, and now we're seeing a spike in other crimes, according to assistant Chief Ronald Smith, down in the third district in the Silver Spring area. Over the last several weeks, we've noticed a spike and car jackings While we had 24 events year to date in the county, 17 of them down in silver Spring, he says. That seems to be a regional trend is Metropolitan Police and Prince George's County are also reporting a spike in those crimes. Michelle Morello. W T. O P News. A weeklong construction project is coming to a major highway use frequently by both Virginia and D. C drivers. It's the 3 95 6 95 Southwest Express Way Starting Monday night through Friday night. There is overnight work plan that could slow you down north bound from the bridge that brings you into the city. The three right lanes will be closed at times. Holding traffic for 30 minutes that extends to the 12 Street Expressway ramp South bound. The two left lanes between the 6th and 7th Street Southwest ramp to the 12 Street Expressway will be closed. All the work is overnight each night starting at 10 and ending at 5 A.m. the next morning Kyle Cooper w T o P News Sports at 15 and 45, powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white. Think read. And for the.
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"D'oh veterans and their families their members on the mission. Learn more at Navy, federal dot or GE. I'm rob Stole worth of U T O P. Traffic, Rob. Thank you. Indeed. The district is lovely now to storm Team four. Meteorologist Lauren Ricketts, with the four day forecast temperatures around 60 as we head through the remainder of this day this evening. Getting chilly pretty quickly back in the thirties and forties with clear skies mid sixties tomorrow, so slightly warmer tomorrow But just as beautiful now Monday, we'll have a few more clouds, but temperatures around 70 on Monday we'll have a few Sprinkles Northwest D. C with partly sunny skies on Monday as we head through Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday more sunshine coming at you. By Friday. Temperatures gradually rise to right around 80 I'm Storm Team four. Meteorologist Lauren Rickets 59 degrees in northwest Washington. Brought to you by new look home design, no interest and no payments for six months after roofing installation 12 22 a big explosion and fire in a commercial business area of Harrisonburg, Virginia this morning. At least three people have been brought to the hospital, two of them with serious injuries. There's no serious damage outside of a strip mall style building and no first responders were injured in the city's emergency response. No cause reported yet, but multiple people reported hearing or feeling the explosion from miles away. Three people have stolen more than $35,000 worth of goods from a Gucci outlets door in Clarksburg. Montgomery County Police say the three broke into the store it about 3 A.m. Monday. Surveillance video shows them breaking through the glass door front, quickly grabbing items and putting them into the garbage bags. And you can see the video of that at w t o p dot com. Less traffic means fewer crashes. Well, that logic didn't prevail in Montgomery County during the pandemic and hasn't so far in fact, it was just the opposite. Speaking to the county Public Safety Committee, Montgomery County.
"public safety committee" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"That's while they empower her to make those decisions because apparently I'm proud to say our police department is being led by her. Then you got gentle just just the mama the best person for this moment in history. We've got a lot of a lot of miles with Chief Gentry. We worked. She worked for me. We worked together and I ended my career working for her. And I'll tell you what I learned a lot from a I have a tremendous amount of respect for. I think the men and women of the police department Are in a great spot with her in the in the chief's chair. I can't say enough good things about Chief Gentry got a heart of gold. She's smart as a whip, and she's been a real street cop. Just like I was in the folks there. Councilman. I got a quick follow up on something, and maybe you can look into this. You mentioned the health benefits being so expensive. We had someone on the show. I forgot who it was, but said that essentially one of the two monthly paychecks for an officer goes entirely to health benefits. I guarantee you, you confined a policy for half that or or less. So follow the money who was benefiting by this ridiculous arrangement? Good point. Well, that's a good question. You know, A lot of that is governed by the collective bargaining agreement, which we're going to be taking a look at Tio Open up a few things that they have a contract I believe was ratify one last week. I believe That is going to Canada Tide things over, but But you're right. I've heard that same discussion at a young officer that worked on my council district and did a great job well respected in the community, and he told me that he left that he was leading the police department. I went to his going away party and he was going in the private sector. He was actually going to work at a chemical company. And he has two Children, and he told me that he could no longer Put the task on his wife and kids are allowing him to do what he loved to do, and that served the community had to provide. Or his family. So we lost a great police officer of the count of police officer this community wants and needs simply because of what you just said about the health insurance payments so absolutely, you know that we'll look into that. Can't see what programs are out there. What could be beneficial of them? But you know, we have to invest if we want to demand Way should demand excellence actually out of all public servants expect market constituents to expect out of me. And, you know, but but we've gotta pay him, right. I mean, we put you know we had a college of requirement for a while. And you know you poured on top of health care cause college death. Can from our good year. You're below poverty level at that point yet Mark foxes who we're talking to, councilman, you know when you brought up the the late 19 sixties early seventies with police are with a service Remember? No one would join. There was a lot of times the court was doing that They were giving people options to whether you're going to jail or join the army because they couldn't get points way We are going to have a recruitment part problem. For the next couple of years until some systemic changes happen. With the police force from the head down, So that will be our challenge. I'm asking you what you think because you got to go home and make a list of what is the top priorities for you. Moving forward with our city looked at move barricade just say I'm not saying we're at the finish line in no sense of the means, But we are moving barricades. I think we are finally taking instead of walking back were walking one step further a half a step. What is on your list of the priority is that we need to start to stare down as we end the year and then start to look for to try toe 2021. Always gotta build community trust. You know, we have a We're in year 244 of being a constitutional Republicans. We all know the line of the Declaration of Independence that start with we hold These truths to be self evident will last line in that Is delivering the deriving their just powers from the consent of the government. So in order to get consent of the govern, you have to have trust of the government. And you know there is some police reform. That that I have on legal pads that I'm looking at things we could always do things better, and we we do need to look you know through through this protest has been very lightning to be because I've listened very closely to the voices. Of the protesters. And we've shifted gears and made changes based on what those voices were saying, You know, we already passed the ban of no knock warrant. But we did that fairly quick, very quick speed, and we're also looking at civilian review. There's committee working on that. I'm not a part of that. But I am part of The public Safety Committee. So that will probably land on not played in the committee in the coming weeks. So we as a body you're hearing the voices that the public is relaying. And we're taking the actions where it's reasonable. But you know one thing. It's left out of this discussion. Ah, police reform. We need behavior will reform to, uh, you know, we We don't have.
"public safety committee" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"So let's start from the very beginning here. What took place last night in regards to policing in the city? Well last night, we had a special session of the Public Safety Committee meeting on the night that they normally do not meet on on with an agenda that once again was published very late. For the community and residents even be aware of, and this was a special designated meeting to hear a proposal that would create what's called a general orders board. What's that mean? It will be a new board impaneled by politicians that will direct create right, amend the policies for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. That currently is under the purview of the chief of police. He or she told that that appointed position, which is reviewed and affirmed by the city kind of council, the people's representatives. Um they not only direct the policy for the police department, but they are a single point of contact for accountability for those policies. That's not going to be stripped away from our current chief of police. The council wants to created a civilian majority board that will actually Have a controlling vote that, uh, usurped the authority of the chief of police and starts Tio change our policies. So, basically what's goingto happen here and the writings on the wall? It looks like this is going to happen. The authority of the chief of police is going to be in essence, taken away in a civilian led bored people who really don't even really know the law or anything about policing will have control of the policies of the police. Is that correct? And that's the key to station guys we're not talking about, you know, a never version to civilian involvement, civilian. Input. In fact, we welcome that. Remember, we're the Fraternal Order of police, who called for greater civilian involvements, Um, all the way back to 2018 and actually watch launched what we call the think bigger initiative and said, Please, let's get our our athletes. Let's get cold players to the table to meet with police officers and get perspective and have these tough discussions so that we can see each other's perspectives on these topics. We've engaged in our communities We've met with multiple multiple neighborhood so Creations and community organizations over the last two years. We have no opposition to that. That's not what we're talking about. In fact, we said, we welcome civilian engagement in providing perspectives while we formulate our policies, But I don't think any resident thinks that it's a wise move up on the not just the policies but the authority to create those policies completely over to a civilian panel versus your chief of police, who is a seasoned law enforcement officer who has the knowledge The skills and the abilities and then answers to the communities they serve. How are they gonna pick who's on the panel? Rick? How? I mean, how is that going to be decided? Any idea?.
"public safety committee" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Year, and the total number of people shot will equal the number for all of 2019. Gun violence spiking across city on Page two. Take a record number of lives. We have stuff. It's 68 homicides so far in 2019. You can see the trend here. I went back to 1971 looked at old data. For your end, 2006 represented the highest total homicides for the city of Cincinnati. When we had 88 Colonel Mike John's testifying before counsel's Long Public Safety committee meeting this morning, he says it's not drugs driving the violence but disputes whether they be of a sudden nature or a longstanding feud. 90% of the people shot so far this year in Cincinnati, where African American 68% of the homicide cases have been closed. One of the favorites in this year's run for the Roses is out of the Kentucky Derby. Art collectors been scratched after suffering an injury to a hoof. In a warm up yesterday. The favorite remains two's the law post time Saturday. Seven o'clock on Wall Street stock prices are starting the day headed a little bit lower S and P 500 index off the Dow's down, But the NASDAQ is up right now, about 60 points are next update A tent. I'm Brian comes his radio seven double 700 wlw Cincinnati available everywhere with the I Heart radio app number 700 wlw and I hurt. Radio station. I'm Dr James, right. Won't marker in your mouth. Right Dental home out. The metal fillings can be replaced with natural looking.
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"Made missteps on and there's some great but she has done and one of the things I'm proud that she's done and she looked at The lack of investments on the north. I mean, on the West side and south side. I made a difference in that immediately by implementing an initiative called him best out West. To bring economic development to our communities, but at the same time, she's focused on community development as well. And that means okay, what can we do to provide a better education? What can we do to provide for better community pride, feeling pride about where you live? And that comes down with Are we creating jobs on the West Side and south side of Chicago? So we have a mayor that centrally focused now in the entirety. On the West side and south side. I don't want thing I won't ever do it Speak bad about, um, an administration weathers. Mere light Put Mary manuals. Or mere dailies. But what I will do with critique what I've seen I am what I've seen under Mary Mannion Administration. With the very care about the black and brown communities of the alderman that supported him. In other words, I didn't support Amir may support maybe make Mayor Emanuel so I didn't get much over there for years in my first term, didn't get anything. But those that supporting him 100%. They got everything and it different with this administration. She cares about the entire city, and that's what I want to see in the mirror. That's whyI supporter. Many of you know that I stand for President Tony probably going to be the mayor. But I have embraced their life foot. I've been breached her leadership and I know that our communities were thrive under her leadership. If we open up All the intel. You, Farrell. I'm out of time. I would love the kids said to continue this conversation another day. If you could make time for us next week or again this I just feel that you're you're part of the solution. And you're really thinking through the issues because your perspective to I think he just lend Ah, voice that needs to be heard. So Thank you. Thanks. I appreciate it and thank you so much right? That's on them. And Chris tell you Pharaoh. He's the head of the Public Safety Committee. For Chicago Police Sorry City Council, But he's also was a Chicago police offers officer as well. It's 2 49. We've gotta pause for a moment and then we'll continue here on W g. N School's cancelled in person classes. What can you expect for your kids? Plus a long awaited much missed is a route. New to Medicare. Go to my health policy dot com. With my health policy dot com you can compare plans from some of the nation's top insurers start now to.
"public safety committee" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"That we could learn from those communities and coming go ahead. No no no no we can walkover we talk about walkover. Missed all that you'll have to go back and listen to that back unless okay so the The other issue is what is your position on how to resolve. The situation wishes at the foot of the bridge. Well again. I'm not I'm not gonNA give you a politically that's here but my position on that is I'm not. I'm not the person to be thrown out minded jerk reaction to what what should happen at that when you come over the bridge we've got a public Safety Committee that's been studying this for months. The council and the county have been studying this for months. We've got traffic experts. We've got people with with with data with real experience and as I understand it. The mayor and the town are in conversations with the county and we should becoming or they should be coming out shortly with a specific acidic plan that we can all take a look at see if makes see if it makes sense so so you know. I'm smart enough to know what I don't know and I'm not a traffic expert and there's a lot of people have lived on this island on the north end the go across that bridge every day. No that area well. So I'm not going to impose my view. I'm going to listen to what smart people say on this and particularly with the town coming out with this plan with county shortly. I think I'm just going to reserve judgment. Take a look at now. The council sunspot things. Recently they've increased the the the the the amount of folks in the time that for officers to be Directing traffic. I think they're also trying to encourage the folks who do to direct traffic to do it in a to be trained properly because it seems like there's Times where the folks directing traffic will literally stop all all the traffic for in person for us. Let them gather lead. Listen folks gather people. Don't mind waiting a couple of minutes. Let's just be smart about it but again the big plan will be coming out shortly and let's let's talk about that. What had happened? But I'm I'M NOT GONNA come out with my own knee-jerk plan An against all the experts that have been studying this for months. Does the town of former speech need a public information officer. Well that's a great great question. 'CAUSE I hope he'll ask me about a couple of other things that were which might help understand where a public information officer could be helpful for example if I may what am I. Big Issues is the water quality issue in a little bit different perspective than than what's been talked about before. The governor last year came out with a plan for a four year plan for two point. Point five billion dollars for water quality issues some of that's forever everglades restoration for the water to flow naturally north south again. Like it had a hundred years ago and also for increasing the capacity of the reservoirs in look like Okeechobee. So all that that water doesn't come in to to to our cause red tide problems and blue-green algae problems which I did a two thousand eighteen the water quality issues to be as the number one issue. It doesn't seem like a today because things are better but boy in two thousand eighteen. It was really really really scary and really grim and that could easily happen anytime if we don't if we don't get busy so again. Last year the Governor asked for six hundred twenty five million from the state legislature. Actually we got six hundred eighty two million plus full matching funds for the for the everglades piece from the Federal Government And did in just this past December two hundred million the feds. That's the first time in our top story the second time in twenty years the everglades funding's been fully funded by the feds the feds of ever given everglades funding. I raise all this because that's great and and and I think this year because it's election year national election year. I think we're likely to get similar. Focus on the on the water issue and the funding but my worry is worked in Washington. State government Their attention span is very short hair a year from.
"public safety committee" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"John on is the chairman of the Public Safety Committee. Isn't that right John. Yesterday's and just an aside know your audience. Eighty half the population here is either activists conveys fit right and they're not wrinkly. So have you been John Been Good at this the second appearance for you on the show. We appreciate you coming back. You've always been great to us and we appreciate that and First of all tell us a little bit about the Public Safety Committee. What what are you guys charged with all right so basically? It's to look at pedestrian bicycle safety on the island traffic flow. We don't get into The police reports and those type of things. They've asked to start looking at that as well. But it's primarily to look at the traffic pedestrian bicycle pedestrian best crosswalks up and down the island shelters things like that. And how long have you been on the committee. And how long have you been the chair. I guess this is the second year as chair so I guess the second year that committee and you roll than Iron Fist Man. You don't put up with crap. Move those meetings along as what I mean by that. They all have their input. And that's it's very active committee and they've had me on here and I know the name comes up but there's a group of really good people Tom Gresham just a CO chair. At a young worth you you've heard mighty before there's an up and comer keep an eye on her. She's very smart. Really has a passion for the island. Ed Scott Ron Fleming. I mean the fire. Commissioners on new members are Jim Nichol and Mike Child so used to be with Florida power night so he's perfect timing. Now you guys have really been dealing with two major issues that are going on the beach here. And that's the lighting and the base of the bridge. So why don't we start off with The base of the bridge all right so let mcgivney little history. This thing has been going on this design for years and discussion for years and so early late October raise I noticed in the Jennifer Town Council there at a resolution to forward up a proposal map to what the county wanted to do and we hadn't seen at the public safety committee so he went asked permission to make recommendations sequester. Had this discussion the original design it was called the kirker design..
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"The public safety committee says the only tower will be bill and shared with the state despite objections they're going to have this tower there regardless because it's a state our cats calls the new communications towers planned across the county critical for the safety of citizens and first responders barber brick WMAL and WMAL dot com president trump spending some time in Jamestown Virginia this morning for the commemoration marking the first representative assembly in the western hemisphere to every Virginian and every legislator with us today congradulations on for incredible centuries of history heritage and commitment to the right just because of American self government according to the United Nations more civilians in Afghanistan were killed by Afghan and NATO forces than by the Taliban and other militant groups in the first half of this year the conflict in Afghanistan paused one thousand three hundred sixty six civilian deaths in the first six months of the year and the report states that seven hundred and seventeen of those were killed by Afghan and NATO led forces which is a thirty one percent increase from the corresponding period of two thousand eighteen secretary of state Mike Pompeii said the president trump wants a reduction in American troop levels in Afghanistan before the twenty twenty election I'm micrometers federal reserve beginning its two day meeting with the at what at the end of which Wall Street is anticipating a cut in the benchmark interest rate one of the reasons the fed reserve is expected to lower interest rates on Wednesdays because of a slowing global economy halfway through the second quarter earnings reports on Wall Street we're seeing more evidence of the impact of terrorists and the trade war with China US based multinational firms from the S. and P. five hundred that have more than fifty percent of their business overseas have shown a big drop in earnings in the second quarter of this year thirteen point six percent according to the data research for in fact set the largest declines were seen in the industrial in tech sectors they've shown a drop in growth of two point four percent Steve casting down your the US women's soccer coach stepping down after leading the team to back to back World Cup titles Jill Ellis who resigned in early October but will remain with the team to a victory tour this summer Ellis says the opportunity coaching work with amazing women was the owner of a lifetime she has been the US women's national soccer team coach since twenty fourteen only one of two coaches with one hundred victories with World Cup titles and twenty fifteen and just weeks ago else's contract was set to expire but there was an option to extend it through next year's Olympics the World Cup victory tour begins Saturday with a match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl I'm Joe Ramsey checking your money ahead of the close the Dow down twenty three points the S. and P. five hundred down seven the nasdaq down twenty WMAL traffic and weather next this is one of those teachable.
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"Council's public safety committee that every officer involved in the incident that night is having his actions reviewed internally and by the DA's office Hawkins told the crowd training and a cultural change may be needed. But others at last night's hearing were more to the point issue when race. Rafer them in the city Albany that has been a tradition and a policy for one question postal Hawkins dealt with overworked cops and overtime, but nurse. Brenda Robinson, the head of the city's commission on human rights says she's put in a lot of OT over the years and says that's no excuse do showed up for work and took care of my patients. I did not go into the street and act like a savage, then if I did I would have been fired and arrested councilmembers are hoping public meetings like these can help ensure that nothing like this happens. Again, state Senate committee will hold a public hearing in Albany today on the question of limousine safety in New York issue has been a big topic among lawmakers following that crash Harry last October that left twenty people dead. The hearing begins at ten o'clock in the legislative office building New Yorkers could soon be facing a big fine. If they're caught passing stopped school bus under a Bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. First time offenders could have to pay at least three hundred fifty dollars and people who continue to break the law can have to hand over up. Two thousand legislation now heads to the assembly. Wednesday's Senate Judiciary committee hearing featuring attorney general William bar exposed some tension between bar and special counsel. Robert muller. Art told Senator said he called Robert Muller after he received a letter from the special counsel in which mother claim that bar summary of his report to not fully capture the context nature and substance of his conclusions. I said, Bob what's with the letter. You know, wanted just pick up the phone call me, if there's an issue, and he said that they were concerned about the way the media was playing this Muller's letter memorialize his objections and now senators from both sides want to hear testimony from him to hear his side at the White House, Jon decker, Fox News. Meanwhile, bars expected to be a no show at this morning's House Judiciary committee, hearing democratic chairman Jerry Nadler of New York blamed bar. Are for trying to blackmail. The panel bar said he didn't like proposed changes in the hearings format, but Nadler says bar is not in a position to dictate the parameters of the hearing Wiki leaks, founder Julian Assange won't surrender to. Yes. Extradition? Request assigns refused to surrender during a hearing in London today. It's the first of several hearings where he'll fight extradition for his alleged role in the release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents WGN.