Bold Atlanta action hits detentions, deportations of migrants

first_imgOn Nov. 19, in a bold action directed at the detention and deportation practices of the Obama administration, 15 undocumented immigrants and citizen supporters chained themselves to the fence surrounding the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Atlanta.Sponsored by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and Project South, this direct action was part of a national “Not One More” campaign, which has conducted dramatic protests across the country. In Chicago, activists chained themselves to a deportation bus preventing it from carrying detainees away.The immigrant rights movement is refusing to accept the lack of congressional progress in passing comprehensive, fair immigration reform while hundreds of thousands of people continue to be detained and deported. The campaign demands presidential action now to stop the separation of families.To read the statements of those who were arrested in Atlanta and accounts of actions in other cities, please go to notonemoredeportation.comFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Prosecutors request that the face-biting murder suspect be taped during psychological evaluation

first_imgProsecutors are requesting that the Tequesta teen who reportedly killed a couple and began eating their faces be taped during a psychological evaluation.The request was made after defense attorneys claimed that the then teen, Austin Harrouff, was not mentally aware when the incident took place in 2016.The victim’s John Stevens and Michelle Mischon were watching tv in their open garage when Harrouff attacked and killed them. A neighbor went over to help, however, he was serverly injured by Harrouff before he retreated back to his home and called the police.A responding officer reported that when he found Harrouff he was ripping pieces of flesh off of Stevens face with his teeth and was making animal noises.It took several officers and a stun-gun to remove Harrouff from Stevens’ body.Harrouff’s defense attorneys are currently fighting the motion to allow a recording of his examination saying that if the tapes are used in court and will violate Harrouff’s right not to testify.Harrouff’s case is set to go to trial in November.last_img read more

Hornets’ spacing, 3-point shooting proves key in ending Nuggets’ winning streak

first_imgDenver left Friday’s game beaten up as Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap and Monte Morris appeared on the Nuggets’ injury report on Saturday. The loss Friday ended the team’s seven-game winning streak.Injuries aren’t the only thing that has held Charlotte back, and Borrego said the team has been putting emphasis on driving and dishing to create open shots from behind the arc. The Hornets made 13 3-pointers on Friday, which was five more than the Nuggets in the 113-107 victory. Related News The bench showed up in a huge way for Charlotte. Frank Kaminsky, Malik Monk and Tony Parker all had double-digit scoring nights off the pine, and it helped Buzz City maintain its energy for the duration of the game. Kaminsky has seen an uptick in minutes lately, and he said Borrego has brought important notions from his time as an assistant coach with the Spurs.”Something we hammered in practice was spacing the floor and making the next pass,” Kaminsky said. “In the Minnesota game we were getting good shots and good looks, but there were better ones available. We call it ‘good to great,’ and that’s what we were really doing well tonight. We were just moving the ball and finding the open guy.”The Hornets are now 12-13 on the season and in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Charlotte travels to New York on Sunday to face off with the Knicks. “We’ve been intentional about that. That’s not just by accident,” Borrego said. “We’re working on that, we believe in that and I think our guys followed up and executed our plan tonight.” The Hornets have hovered around .500 for a majority of the year, but they beat the No. 1 team in the West on Friday. The Nuggets came to the Spectrum Center and fell short to a Charlotte team that had lost three straight. Hornets head coach James Borrego named a number of things that have held his team back recently.”Every team goes through injuries,” Borrego said. “Last time we were whole, we had just beat Atlanta. The next game against Utah we get injured, and we’ve been injured the last three games. When this team has been whole, we’re a pretty good team. In the NBA, to win in the league you have to stay healthy.” Hornets G Kemba Walker on if he’s a superstar: ‘I don’t know if I can put myself in that category’last_img read more

Thunder trade rumors: Ranking value of Chris Paul, other top OKC players ahead of deadline

first_imgTRADE DEADLINE: Date, time, latest rumorsEach player has value to the right team(s), as Woj noted, but there are limits. SN lays out some of those limits as it ranks the aforementioned foursome, from most to least tradeable asset: (Getty Images) 1. Steven AdamsWhy he’s here: He’s 26, he’s on pace to average a double-double (11.9 points, 10.3 rebounds through Wednesday) for the first time in his career, and he hasn’t gotten any less intense in the paint. Those three reasons put the big man at the top. The one downside? He’s making lots of money (HINT: That’s going to be a theme in this list), with $25.8 million due him this season and $27.5 million due him next season. 2. Dennis SchroderWhy he’s here: Schroder, 26, has been a splendid sixth man while playing essentially starter minutes (30.6 per game) this season, with averages of 18.5 points and 3.7 assists. The quick guard also leads the team with a net plus-13.3 per 100 possessions (Adams is second at plus-6.7). Like Adams, Schroder’s contract goes through 2020-21, but he’s much more affordable at $15.5 million this season and next.3. Danilo GallinariWhy he’s here: Gallinari will provide outside shooting (39.2 percent from 3 this season) from the forward position, but his age (31) and injury history move him down this list. He’s day to day with a calf injury after missing Tuesday’s game against the Nets, and he missed four games in December because of a sore ankle. One selling point for teams looking to acquire him: He’s on an expiring contract, which is paying him $22.6 million this season.4. Chris PaulWhy he’s here: It’s the money, mostly. Paul’s contract is almost impossible to move, even if Thunder general manager Sam Presti has to wait until July to make a deal. Paul’s salaries over the remainder of his contract are $38.5 million in 2019-20, $41.36 million in 2020-21 and $44.2 million (player option) in 2021-22. One other problem: Paul will be 36 when the ’21-22 season begins. Presti will need to hope that at least one team is willing to bite on one of the best point guards in league history. The Thunder are, to the surprise of many, a playoff team as they prepare to welcome Russell Westbrook back to Oklahoma City on Thursday night. At 21-16, they’re 4 1/2 games ahead of the eighth-place Spurs and two games behind the sixth-place Mavericks after Wednesday’s games.Yet, OKC’s front office is reportedly prepared to weaken itself before the Feb. 6 trade deadline and into the offseason as it continues to pursue a rebuild. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday night that the Thunder are “open for business,” and he named four veteran players who are on the market: Chris Paul, Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder and Danilo Gallinari. That’s three starters and a top reserve.last_img read more