South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller Talks About Dallas Incident

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News It started as an ambush of gunshots killing five officers while screaming crowds ran for cover.It ended with a Dallas police bomb squad robot ending the life of a gunman after negotiations failed.Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan was identified as the person who carried out the attacks. Authorities determined he was the lone shooter in the incident.Dallas Police Chief David Brown, highly outspoken about the shootings, said during a prayer rally last Friday: “Through our investigation, it was revealed to us that this was a well-planned, well-thought-out, evil tragedy.”Gunfire erupted in Dallas Thursday night after news clips showed two African-American men shot by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, spurring protests and debate over the use of force by police across the United States.While the City of Dallas is still in mourning, the South Pasadena Review spent some time with South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller, asking him to reflect on the fallen officers and his thoughts in the aftermath of the shootings.Miller has been the South Pasadena police chief for 3 1/2 years after working for the Los Angeles Police Department for 35 years. With the LAPD, Miller worked a variety of assignments “that exposed me to a diverse community in just about any aspect one can imagine,” he said.What were your thoughts when you heard that five officers were shot and killed in Dallas on Thursday night?Two thoughts come to mind when I think about law enforcement and the population it serves. First, the community wants law enforcement serving in their communities. Without police officers total anarchy would exist. Think about how a parent would feel sending children off to school, the park or simply to the store without the presence of an ever vigilant law enforcement serving them. Secondly, and equally important, police officers want to serve. Officers want to be part of the community. Police officers are trained in many aspects of tactics and survival methods. And, officers are trained in human relations, community policing, mental illness, working with a homeless population, understanding the importance their role plays in society.Where are we as a society when people are killing police officers, those who have a job to protect and serve?Police work is inherently dangerous and those who become police officers willingly take on a sacred responsibility to protect our communities. We know that our lives can be taken in the performance of our sworn duties, yet we move forward willingly. When I heard that five officers had been murdered my heart sank. An attack on police officers is an attack on the very fabric of society officers are sworn to protect.In the face of two African-American men being shot by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, then seeing protests and debate over police use of force across the country, what is your reaction to all this?The outspoken few who denounce police actions do so ignorantly and before all the facts are known. They demand that justice is served and that officers be fired, suspended or killed without having all the facts. Due process is forgotten when a police officer acts in the performance of his or her duties.Typically, officers are put into situations because a call for service by community members that are not equipped or trained to deal with the given situation. At times, the public reacts to a sound bite on the radio or a short video that doesn’t tell the whole story or is taken out of context.Some might say we have a broken system. Do we? What can be done to help prevent mass shootings around the country?It is too early to tell what led up to the shooting and ultimately the deaths of the suspects in Louisiana and Minnesota. Admittedly the video footage is horrible to watch. Until the footage is put in proper perspective and witnesses are interviewed and the investigation completed, we all should wait to pass judgment.The Dallas police chief said “We’re hurting. Our profession is hurting.” Do you believe law enforcement is hurting in our country?The foundation of how police officers conduct themselves is the Constitution of the United States of America. Any deviation from tenets of the constitution will be dealt with by order of law.In California, our penal system is completely turned up side down. Early prisoner release of convicted felons and reclassification of certain felonies to misdemeanors make our communities at risk to be victimized at a more frequent and violent manner. Police officers are woven into the fabric of society. Officers are the thin thread that helps to protect and serve our community.Those who denounce police officers do nothing to improve their causes. The fact that they shout down those that have different point of view does not make them right. He or she that shouts the loudest doesn’t make them right. It is difficult to let in a different perspective when a person is yelling in your face.How do you keep the morale strong at the South Pasadena Police Department following a shooting involving your “brothers” and “Sisters” in Dallas. Do you talk about it with your officers? What you tell them?As a police chief, one of my responsibility is to do everything I can to maintain positive morale. Regularly meeting with my personnel and providing training and equipment are methods to ensure the high morale is maintained.Anytime an officer is killed in the line of duty is a time for mourning for all police officers. The tragedy in Dallas, Texas, will affect police officers nationwide. When one hurts we all hurt. On a larger scale, every American should take stock in what happened in Dallas. Another piece of our nation’s fabric was cut away.Americans can find solace that while tragic, our resolve to serve is ever vigilant. 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Galactic Covers Bob Dylan, The Meters With Cyril Neville In NY Rager With Soulive

first_imgSaturday night in NYC was one for the books with the double header of Soulive and Galactic bringing the funk to Terminal 5. The packed house was buzzing with excitement, ready for a double dose of funk provided by some of the best in the biz. The addition of the legendary Cyril Neville to Galactic’s set made for a particularly special show, highlighted by memorable covers of The Meters, Bob Dylan, Curtis Mayfield, the Pointer Sisters and more.Soulive opened strong with their classic “Hat Trick”, during which guitarist Eric Krasno channeled his inner Jerry Garcia vibe for a short measure. Drummer Alan Evans then took to the mic to introduce everyone before delving into a new tune, “Common”. The band weaved seamlessly through “Common” into an older classic “Shaheed” before crushing on another new one called “BB Gun”. The trio slipped the new songs in without throwing the crowd off with the newness, but the diehards who knew, knew. It was perfect placement and flawless.New Orleans staple Galactic was next on the docket and ready to bring the funk hard. The band got the crowd into the NOLA spirit from the start, entering the stage to Carnival tunes resemblant of a Mardi Gras morning. They kicked things off in high spirits with a track off their latest album, “Sugar Doosie”. Frequent guest singer Erica Falls joined on shortly after, leading the band through newer track “Right On” into a funky cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Hard Times”. A powerful rendition of their “Dolla Diva” kept things grooving before delving into Rebirth Brass Band’s “AP Tureaud”. The energy in the room exploded as Cyril Neville took the stage, introduced as “the greatest soul singer alive” and ready to prove himself worthy of that title. The New Orleans legend came out grooving to a cover of The Meters’ “Gossip”, for which Neville provided vocals on the original. Continuing with the theme of keeping it in the family, he then busted out “Tell Me What’s On Your Mind”, a Neville Brothers throwback.Neville briefly departed from the stage as Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno joined on for the very funky “Cineramascope” off Galactic’s Ya-Ka-May. A soulful guitar solo quickly escalated into a rocking jam, prompting a massive dance party from the audience. Falls returned to the stage to aid on one of the band’s most well-known, feel-good tracks, “Hey Na Na”. As the band has cycled through several guest singers over the years, this song has been tested out by its fair share of vocalists from across a wide spectrum, including David Shaw of The Revivalists and Maggie Koerner on the studio version. While each of these contributors adds a little something different – Shaw more of an edge perhaps, and Koerner a softer feminine touch – Falls’ dominating stage presence and booming voice on this song really knocked it out of the park. In this moment it was clear that she has gotten into her groove with the band and established herself as a key member.Falls continued to shine with the highlight of the show, a powerful rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” that had everyone singing and dancing along. She then left the stage as the band was joined by saxophonist Ben Ellman’s cousin, Lucas Ellman of Chicago-based band The Heard, leading the funk army through a grooving rendition of Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band’s “65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul”. Neville rejoined the group for a heavy Meters double header, segueing into a cover of “No More Okey Doke” and following it up with “You’ve Got To Change (You’ve Got To Reform)”, all the while maintaining the good spirits and high energy in the room. Neville left the stage to make way for Falls to close out the show with a crushing version of the Pointer Sisters’ “Going Down Slowly”, her electrifying vocals filling over the room for one last time before the encore.After a short break, the quintet returned to the stage one last time to play an older original, “Funky Bird”. Finally, Falls and Neville both came out to bring things to a close with The Meters’ “Africa”. The combination of the two dynamic vocalists along with seasoned funk veterans Galactic was out of control, and funk levels were at an all time high with everyone vibing together on stage, raging properly and showing New York how NOLA does it.Setlist: Soulive at Terminal 5, New York, NY – 3/26/16Hat Trick, Common, Shaheed, BB Gun, One In Seven, Revolution, PJ’s, TuesdaySetlist: Galactic at Terminal 5, New York, NY – 3/26/16Set: Sugar Doosie, Right On, Hard Times, Dolla Diva, AP Tureaud, Gossip, Tell Me What’s On Your Mind, Cineramascope, Hey Na Na, Like A Rolling Stone, 65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul, No More Okey Doke, You’ve Got To Change (You’ve Got To Reform), Going Down SlowlyEncore: Funky Bird, AfricaPhotos by James Bell. Full Gallery: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Mobile access drives platform development for 1xBet

first_img Related Articles 1xBet defies COVID-19 disruption to keep 2020 plans in place April 3, 2020 Submit Share Share 1xBet, a headline sponsor for next week’s Betting on Football, will be using the conference to promote the development of its platform, which is both “intuitive and simple to use” with a modern interface that can be easily accessed from mobile devices.To emphasise this focus, the company’s Head of Business Development Evgenii Kiriushin said that it expects mobile development to be a strong focus for the industry.“The seeds for what we predict will be this year’s most anticipated innovations were sown a long time ago,” Kiriushin explained. “These days, more and more customers are choosing to access online betting through their mobile devices, so the main aim is to provide the best possible services to those customers.”Increased online betting access will be a major talking point on the ‘Africa – shop local’ session, held as part of the ‘Global Markets Track’ on Thursday 21 March. For the latest agenda, click here.This session is of particular interest to 1xBet, who last year secured a long-term agreement to become Tottenham Hotspur’s Official Betting Partner for Africa until 2022.Kiriushin picked out Global Markets as one of three key components of the #bofcon agenda for 1xBet, alongside the Sponsorship Forum (21 March) – particularly in light of the firm’s recent AFCON announcement – and the Betting on Innovation track (20 March).“Sponsoring football clubs and federations is a key feature of our marketing strategy,” said Kiriushin. Meanwhile, we were proud winners of the SBC Rising Star in Sports Betting Innovation award for 2018. For this reason, we plan to continue to follow tech news and integrate new technology into our services.”Finally, Kiriushin dismissed the notion that the speed of innovation might slow in the absence of a major global football tournament, countering: “On the contrary – we think companies will value this time before the next big sporting event and use it effectively so that when the next big tournament arrives they’ll be able to present products that are on a whole new level. We certainly will!”You can meet the 1xBet team on Stand 32 at Stamford Bridge from 20-21 March.For tickets and more information about Betting on Football, please visit the website. StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Why leading esports titles should not be overlooked as substitutes to real sports April 15, 2020last_img read more