Pasadena Police Use of Force Statistics Continue to Drop

first_img Subscribe Public Safety Pasadena Police Use of Force Statistics Continue to Drop Kick and strike incidents down by 54 percent from 2018 By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 5:23 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena police officers opened fire at two suspects in a May 2, 2019 incident during which a driver allegedly attempted to drive straight at them to escape. Image courtesy City of PasadenaAccording to a report by Pasadena Police Chief John Perez, last year his officers used force in 34 of 6,300 arrests during 120,000 calls for service.In total police used force in less than one percent of the arrests made, .54 percent of the time. The statistics were scheduled to be presented to the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, but the meeting was canceled due to a lack of a quorum. The presentation will be rescheduled.According to the report, Pasadena police officers were involved in three officer-involved shootings last year.On January 11, 2019, officers shot at Brandon Green during a foot pursuit in the 1800 block of Raymond Avenue after Green retrieved a gun from his pants. Green fell to the ground, but neither he nor police officers were injured.Green allegedly was wanted on an outstanding drug warrant.In May, Pasadena police officers fatally shot Daniel Warren, 36, in Northwest Pasadena after Warren pointed a gun at the officers, who opened fire on him. Warren was wearing a bullet-proof vest and armed with a rifle fitted with a high-capacity drum-style magazine, as well as a handgun.Warren had retreated to a nearby backyard, where he was found unresponsive and pronounced dead from at least one gunshot wound.That same month, police fired on an SUV near the Mountain View Cemetery at the end of a car chase. After the car crashed near Raymond Avenue and Woodbury Road officers ordered the suspects to get out of the vehicle. When the driver started the vehicle and attempted to flee in the direct path of officers, a police officer fired two rounds from his service weapon. There were no injuries to either the suspects or police.The department launched six personnel investigations against local police officers from the 47 complaints received.According to the report most crimes were reduced by double digits except for assault and motor thefts.“I’m concerned about the assaults,” Perez told Pasadena Now. “Street violence impacts quality of life. I’m also concerned about the burglaries. It doesn’t matter if statistics are down when your house is the one that has been broken into to or there have been burglaries on your street.”Perez said he is also paying more attention to where the calls for service are coming from because many times they are indicators of possible crime spikes in those areas.Additional numbers from the report revealed there were 12 shooting victims last year, one gang-related murder, four homicides, which is a 43 percent decrease from 2018, 32 assaults on Pasadena police officers. Officers seized 225 firearms, a 2 percent decline in crime and a 12 percent decline since 2016.Perez said despite the good numbers, he hopes to reduce Part 1 crimes — homicide, sexual assault, assault, robbery, burglary, arson, larceny and auto theft — by 3 percent and calls for service by 5 percent in the next fiscal year which begins in July.“I am hoping we can bring down crime a little more,” Perez said, “I think we can do it.” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Realize Transformation with Dell EMC at VMworld US 2017

first_imgDell EMC Data Protection Suite for Applications provides 5X faster backups over traditional methods direct from VMware vSphere® so mutual customers can address the challenges associated with protecting large, fast-changing, mission-critical applications and virtualized databases.Dell EMC Data Protection is also the preferred VMware partner for providing backup and recovery for VMware Cloud workloads running on Amazon Web Services. VMware Cloud on AWS customers will also have the option to easily add Dell EMC data protection through a few simple clicks when ordering new on-demand services.Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes, part of our flexible Ready Solutions family, featuring the 14th generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are pre-configured, validated building blocks that offer the most flexibility for customers who prefer to build and manage infrastructure themselves. This represents the first step in transitioning the entire Dell EMC hyper-converged portfolio to 14th generation PowerEdge servers by the end of 2017.XtremIO X2, Dell EMC’s purpose-built All-Flash array, supports 40% more VDI users per X-Brick at up to 30% lower $/desktop. It is designed to provide streamlined automation and modernization while simplifying management and monitoring.We’re just getting started – there is more news to come tomorrow!Not to Be Missed in Las VegasThis year’s general sessions feature VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, COO Sanjay Poonan, and CTO Ray O’Farrell showcasing new technologies and customer use cases. On Tuesday, August 29, special guest speaker Michael Dell will join Pat on stage to share his insights.If you’re attending VMworld in Las Vegas this week, be sure to visit the Dell EMC booth #400 for dozens of theater sessions, a meet-the-experts bar, and conversation stations. Additionally, Dell Technologies is featured in 31 sessions that cover topics from data protection, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, to workload validated Ready Solutions and empowering the digital workspace. And don’t miss the expert-led and self-paced labs in the VMworld Hands-on-Lab area. Here you’ll find a Dell EMC lab on Getting Started with VxRail among hundreds of other labs and certifications.For more information on all of the activities mentioned above – and MORE – visit our event page here as well as the Everything VMware at Dell EMC community.Coming Soon…VMworld EMEAAbout 10 days from now, we’ll do it all again in Barcelona from September 11–14. Hope to see you there for even more on the trends that matter most to your business and IT. Technology innovation is advancing at an exponential rate, powering a new era of digital business. Most IT leaders tell us their transformation initiatives are still emerging or evolving—and not yet fully realized. Many can’t easily shift resources to innovation fast enough due to dated IT infrastructure, putting their organization at risk of falling behind competitors.Dell EMC and VMware are working closely together to deliver impactful solutions that modernize infrastructure and spur these IT Transformation initiatives. Through our unique relationship, we are driving new levels of cross-portfolio integration and support for our customers. Our tightly aligned strategies and joint engineering result in innovations that deliver greater value for mutual customers while simplifying and accelerating IT service delivery.Dell EMC experts will be on hand at VMworld in Las Vegas this week to discuss our close collaboration on solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. These enhancements help customers fuel IT Transformation initiatives to achieve digital transformation goals. Here are a few highlights from the enterprise space.What’s New?Earlier today we announced new and enhanced products and solutions integrations across our broad portfolio of solutions that support VMware. This includes hyper-converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud platforms, Ready Solutions, data protection, all-flash storage arrays and cloud-integrated storage.Extensive advancements across Dell EMC’s hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and hybrid cloud platforms will simplify and speed IT Transformation initiatives by modernizing infrastructure for VMware environments and data centers at any scale. These advances include:Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, available in September 2017 with the latest VxRail 4.5 software, will offer simple automation and lifecycle management for the latest VMware technologies.Dell EMC VxRack SDDC is now powered by the latest VMware technologies, including VMware Cloud Foundation which makes it up to 80% more efficient at scale.Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud continues to extend its capabilities to offer greater agility, more flexibility and choice while simplifying the lifecycle management of the platform.Dell EMC Native Hybrid Cloud built on VxRack SDDC is available today via an early access program.VMware Ready Systems from Dell EMC provide a simple, standard approach to building hybrid clouds.last_img read more

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Reds’ Perreira gets CWI award for service tocricket, hails Cozier and Becca

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Sunday honoured renowned cricket commentator, journalist and broadcaster, Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira for “his dedicated service to the game of cricket and sports in the region for close to 60 years”.The 80-year-old Guyanese received his award from CWI President Ricky Skerritt at an appreciation ceremony at Sabina Park during the lunch break of the ongoing second Test of the India tour.This is the 150th Test on which ‘Reds’ Perreira will have been commentating, CWI said in a statement.Perreira’s first “live” cricket broadcast took place in 1961 in a first-class match between his native Guyana and long-standing rivals Trinidad & Tobago at Rose Hall.Ten years later, he covered his first Test between West Indies and India at Bourda Oval. Perreira has also worked on 250 One-Day Internationals, including attending the half of the dozen ICC Cricket World Cups to be staged – 1975, 1979, 1983, 1992, 2003, and 2007, when it was held in the West Indies, CWI said in its statement Sunday.In accepting the award Perreira said he would like to share with two other outstanding regional journalists and colleagues, the late Tony Cozier of Barbados and the late Tony Becca of Jamaica.“I am truly humbled and I want to thank the President (Skerritt) and everyone who helped to make this moment a truly memorable one for me. I’m going out on a very special high,” Perreira was quoted as saying.“The only sad part is that Tony Cozier and Tony Becca are not here. I want to donate my honour and share with these two esteemed gentlemen. We were friends for a very long time and we shared many special moments in West Indies cricket.”(Extracted from Jamaica Observer)last_img read more

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End of Mandal era, says Bihar JD(U) chief Bashistha Narayan Singh

first_imgThe spectacular performance of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar was a result of not just the “Modi wave” but also of a new post-Mandal era of politics in the State, Janata Dal(U) State president Bashistha Narayan Singh says. Mr. Singh, who has participated in electoral politics in the State since the anti-Emergency movement, had been a Minister in the Lalu Prasad Cabinet between 1990 and 1994 before he resigned and joined the Samata Party. RJD’s downfall“These polls have heralded the end of the Mandal era in the State’s politics, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) drawing a blank and the NDA doing so well,” Mr. Singh told The Hindu. “Social phenomenon and events change with time and people’s demands also change, and people look ahead to what is better for them. Before 2005, Lalu Yadav [RJD chief Lalu Prasad] had made a strong coalition of intermediate castes, consolidated them and created an aspiration for power among these communities. Then after around 2005, they tried to accommodate Mahadalits and communities such as the Pasi community. The surprising thing is that from 2005 to 2019, they still believed that they could get to power just on the basis of caste arithmetic. They took Upendra Kushwaha (Rashtriya Lok Samata Party), Mukesh Sahani, aka “Son of Mallah”, and Jitan Ram Manjhi [Hindustani Awam Morcha] for this reason,” he added. He said that despite the fact that caste was still a “hard reality” of electoral politics in the State, governance and factors that transcended caste, such as the support of women the NDA got in these polls, were important factors. “The first variable was the reservation in government jobs and panchayats for women. Women started to feel they had a stake in public life, and the system that has delivered to them should be continued. Bihar, through seven phases, saw high polling among women — Purnea, Katihar, Kishanganj, Bhagalpur, Banka, Madhepura and Supaul, in fact, saw women having an upper hand in voting. The support base of women helped us transcend caste arithmetic,” Mr. Singh said.Prohibition impact“Prohibition, despite people’s reservation about it, helped women greatly. Bihar has seen a 50% drop in cases of domestic violence, according to reporting at police stations. The third factor was the 360-degree improvement in roads and electricity supply. In 2015 itself, [Bihar Chief Minister] Nitish Kumar had said if we don’t improve electricity supply, we won’t get voted back,” he said. RJD’s ‘miscalculation’The symptoms of this break in OBC consolidation came up in 2010, according to him, when Mr. Kumar won his second term. “And in 2015, when our vote joined an organised vote of Laluji, the RJD got 80 seats and that party tried to project that those 80 seats were all due to its own support base consolidating and that it could defeat anybody. They undermined our contribution to winning those 80 seats, and it boomeranged on them.” The 2019 Lok Sabha election , therefore, had definitely rung the curtain down on the Mandal era of a consolidated OBC vote bank, he added.last_img read more

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10 months agoSchalke coach Tedesco: We could surprise Man City

first_imgSchalke coach Tedesco: We could surprise Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSchalke coach Dominico Tedesco recognises they’re “outsiders” against Champions League opponents Manchester City.The two teams will meet in the round of 16.Tedesco, 33, stated: “We are looking forward to the games against Manchester City. “A really attractive opponent for us and our fans. We are outsiders, but will go into the duel without fear. “Anyway, we’ll cut everything out, maybe to bring a surprise.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Video: Here Is Your First Look At Cardale Jones In A Full Buffalo Bills Uniform

first_imgA closeup of Cardale Jones warming up for an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Today is the NFLPA Rookie Premiere, which gives fans the opportunity to see recent draftees in their new uniforms for the first time ever.Here’s a look at former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, a fourth-round selection of the Buffalo Bills. The Bills haven’t had a long-term solution at quarterback since the Jim Kelly era. It may take Jones some time to acclimate himself to the professional level, but Rex Ryan and company are hoping he can eventually prove himself worthy of being a starter.last_img

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Track and Field Kendall Sheffield breaks 60meter record in Ohio States final

In the final meet before the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Ohio State men’s and women’s track teams placed in the top two spots of 25 different events in the Buckeye Tune Up on Friday at French Field House, highlighted by Kendall Sheffield’s record-breaking sprint. Men’s recapSheffield, the Ohio State football team’s cornerback, broke the Ohio State’s 60-meter dash record and the French Field House record with a time of 6.663. The previous team record held by Jonathan Burrell and was 6.665. “It feels great to break the record,” Sheffield said. That time currently puts him at 24th in the nation. With his goal being one of 16 competitors at the national championships in March, Sheffield will have to trim off 0.03 of his time to earn a bid.Junior Coty Cobb reached the 5.41-meter mark on the pole vault for a personal record and stand as qualifier for nationals with one competition remaining. This was the goal for Cobb heading into this meet, and before he even landed on the pit, he was already celebrating what he had accomplished.“I was trying not to celebrate too hard and get ready for the next jump,” Cobb said.Cobb’s teammate senior Cole Gorski, whose personal best 5.47 meters is currently inside the top 16, had a disappointing day, but still finished second at 5.12 meters.The next jump was at 5.49 meters, or 18 feet, a mark that would’ve placed Cobb inside the top 10 in the nation. The closest he came to jumping that height was on his first attempt, when his body grazed the bar just enough to dislodge it.With one meet remaining before the national indoor championships, the No. 20 Ohio State men’s team has six athletes currently qualified, including top long jump qualifier Zach Bazile.Women’s recapIn throwing, junior Sade Olatoye finished second in weight throw at 22.61 meters. The distance would have broken her previous record she held at the French Field House had it not been already surpassed by Cincinnati’s senior Annette Echikunwoke, who recorded a 24.78-meter throw, the best in the nation so far this year.Olatoye did go on to win shot put with a throw of 16.78 meters.Freshman Anavia Battle continues to lead the Buckeyes’ sprinters, this time winning the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.43. Although she didn’t compete in the 200-meter dash, Ohio State didn’t have any trouble with the event for freshman Syaira Richardson finished first with a time of 24.69. Freshman Brooke Mangas got her first collegiate first place finish in high jump. She won with a jump 1.63 meters. In a rematch at pole vault from last week’s Music City Challenge meet, Cincinnati’s junior Brooke Catherine finished first at 4.11 meters ahead of senior Madison Roberts, who finished second at 4.01. Ohio State sophomore Megan Hoffman finished fourth (3.91).Ohio State heads off to the Big Ten Indoor Championships next weekend in Geneva, Ohio. read more

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Democrats Reject GOPs Omnibus Proposal over Policy Riders

first_imgDemocratic leaders on Wednesday slammed the Republicans’ opening offer for a fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill over more than 30 “poison pill” add-ons covering policy issues including the environment, financial regulations and Syrian refugees.“Their offer wasn’t real. We couldn’t accept it,” said Rep. Nita Lowey (N.Y.), the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee.“When you’re working on a bill that, you know, we hope can pass the House and the Senate, you don’t send over an offer … that’s going nowhere,” Lowey said, reported the Hill.On Wednesday night, Democrats said they intended to respond to the GOP with a counteroffer shortly. The back-and-forth comes as lawmakers are trying to strike a deal over a $1.1 trillion spending package before the current continuing resolution expires Dec. 11. Even though topline spending levels were agreed to in October’s two-year budget deal, Congress still needs to come to terms over 12 separate spending titles, including any language affecting federal policy.The Republican’s initial offer, however, did not touch most of the thousands of smaller, line-by-line agreements on funding levels and bill language struck by appropriations staff in recent weeks, reported CQ.The process is typical of high-level discussions conducted under a looming deadline, although the negotiations usually take place hidden from public view. In fact, Democrats said they will not be releasing any details on their response.Examples of provisions rejected by the Democrats include one scaling back Wall Street reforms and another adding hurdles to the screening process for refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq, according to the Hill.White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest echoed the concerns of congressional Democrats about the objectionable riders, and said Republicans are “whistling past the graveyard of a government shutdown.” Earnest specifically pointed to Republican language on financial and environmental regulations, reported CQ. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Negative mood promotes craving for sweets

first_imgResearchers have found that those who suffer defeat or are in negative emotional states tend to crave sweets more than those in a positive frame of mind.The research published in the journal Appetite focused on how a person’s emotional state—particularly in the competitive world of sports — affects the perception of taste.“We found how emotions arising from the outcome of college hockey games influenced the perception of sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami (savory) taste. In addition to hedonic responses—or how much they liked or disliked the foods,” said Robin Dando, assistant professor of food science at Cornell University in the US. Emotions experienced in everyday life can alter the hedonic experience of less-palatable food, implying a link to emotional eating, the study said.last_img read more

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