How COVID-19 has affected TCU’s School of Music

first_imgFacebook + posts Honors College removed from House of Representatives TCU News Now 4/21/2021 TCU marching band marched through the Frog Alley as they made their way to the stadium. Students lose job opportunities amid pandemic No.1 ranked TCU Rifle eyes championship repeat as postseason gets underway “Percussion instruments can be quite loud of course, so we have worked hard to avoid overlapping parents using Zoom at home for work, siblings in class, etc.,” said Dr. Brian West, professor of music and coordinator of the TCU percussion studio.Dr. Brian West. (Photo courtesy of people connecting to one source of internet connection can negatively affect students’ internet speed and bandwidth.On top of connection issues, incorporating instruments into video calls can cause technical difficulties, such as audio distortion.“Music is very much an in-person discipline,” said Cameron Bright, a senior music education major and media coordinator for the TCU percussion club. “Zoom has an insufficient infrastructure and is not suited for live-music playback.”Bright said conducting a recital that requires more than one person or instrument is an immense challenge, considering most students do not own the necessary instruments themselves.Cameron Bright. (Photo courtesy of Cameron Bright.)“The school of music took an unprecedented step and allowed students to check-out instruments from our percussion inventory,” said West.West said the school of music has checked out 15 marimbas, a handful of vibraphones, drum sets, steel drums and more since distance learning began.The lack of instruments caused some recitals to be marked incomplete and moved entirely to next semester, while others have switched to various virtual formats.“The big difference is that many of the pieces students were originally going to play had to be cut, and what would have been a 60-minute recital lasted 15 minutes,” said Bright.Seniors Audrey Holden and Aaron Mincey conduct their senior recital via a YouTube live stream. (Photo courtesy of Cameron Bright.)Recitals are not the only events being canceled. Two percussion ensemble concerts have been canceled as well, one of which featured guest artist Jason Sutter from Cher’s band.“The students have adapted well, and we are doing the best we can given the circumstances,” said West. “The faculty are very proud of our students for adjusting and making it work.” Ryan Bunnell Ryan Bunnell is a sophomore sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from Kennedale, Texas. He is member of the TCU Drumline and hopes to work as a sports reporter in the future. printTCU’s transition to distance learning has created special challenges for the School of Music, especially its percussion program.Not only have classes been transitioned to an online format, but ensemble rehearsals and senior recitals are being conducted online.The music school is utilizing Zoom to conduct class, rehearsals, private lessons and recitals. Facebook Twitter Ryan Bunnell center_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Ryan Bunnell Ryan Bunnell Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleTwo students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCUNext articleHoroscope: April 28, 2020 Ryan Bunnell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ryan Bunnell TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Reporter freed after being held for a week

first_img Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region March 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en SomaliaAfrica Help by sharing this information News Organisation News Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists February 24, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica Update : Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that radio reporter Daud Abdi Daud was freed today after being detained without charge for a week. Reporters Without Borders also learned that fellow journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim’s lawyer today filed an appeal against Ibrahim’s one-year jail sentence.—————————————————————————————-12.02.2013 – “Journalists have the right to interview people”Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Radio Kulmiye reporter Daud Abdi Daud has been held without charge for the past week and has just been transferred to Mogadishu’s main prison.He was arrested on 5 February as he left the Mogadishu court where fellow journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim had just been sentenced to a year in prison for conducting a “false” interview with a woman who claimed she had been raped by soldiers.Moments before his arrest, Daud had said: “Journalists have the right to interview people.”“This latest arbitrary arrest, which is as outrageous as that of his colleague, Ibrahim, is an obvious act of intimidation, one that casts doubt on the sincerity of the Somali authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Can we believe them when they say they want to promote the development of a free press in Somalia?“The police and courts must not become an additional threat to Somali journalists, who are already exposed to enormous dangers. We call for the immediate release of Daud and Ibrahim.”For more information about this affair, read the open letter that Reporters Without Borders sent to the Somali prime minister last week.Photo : Somali security forces try to disperse Somali journalists outside a court in Mogadishu on February 5, 2013 (Abdurashid Abdulle Abikar / AFP) February 12, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter freed after being held for a week News Follow the news on Somalia News January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Two blogs closed for their outspokenness

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure by the authorities of two blogs Massage cream (photo) and Milkpig, run by local journalists. Both were shut down on 8 March by their blog service provider yculblog. “Online news and information is coming under ever greater control and this despite the rapid growth in the number of Internet-users,” it said. Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure by the authorities of two blogs Massage cream and Milkpig, run by local journalists. Both were shut down on 8 March by their blog service provider yculblog.”Online news and information is coming under ever greater control and this despite the rapid growth in the number of Internet-users,” the press freedom organisation said.“We are very concerned about the future of the Internet in China which the government is in the process of purging of all critical voices,” it said.Massage cream is run by Beijing journalist, Wang Xiaofeng, who comments on the news in a sophisticated style making use of metaphor. In an article posted on his blog and translated into English on EastSouthWestNorth (, he said, “There is a principle in my blog that my posts must be different from what is published in the printed media. I wanted to write those words that the editors were not used to, or else I would lose interest in writing.” The blog was the winner in the “best journalistic blog in China” category in the competition held in 2005 by the German media Deutsche Welle ( is a blog run by a journalist in Guangzhou (South). He does not usually deal with sensitive issue. Internet-users trying to access Milkpig or Massage Cream see the message, “For unavoidable reasons known to all, this blog is now temporarily closed”. The RSS flow for these two blogs however remain active so it is possible to access their content despite the censorship:- to the website Danwei, a third blog, the inflamed prostate was reportedly closed at the same time for having covered events at the Beijing news – referring to the outcry caused, in December 2005, by the sacking of two executives at a Beijing daily.In November 2005, a blog run by political dissident, Wang Yi, was closed on the order of the authoritie (more details). Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific center_img News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News March 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two blogs closed for their outspokenness Organisation to go further One month later, Microsoft agreed to close the blog of Chinese journalist, Zhao Jing, even though it was hosted in the United States June 2, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figureslast_img read more

What You Can Do About Plastic Pollution

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy ShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News What You Can Do About Plastic Pollution By TZU CHI USA Published on Friday, June 15, 2018 | 11:17 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Photo credit: UNEP/Shawn HeinrichsCan a single beach cleanup or small lifestyle change make a difference in the fight to end plastic pollution?This May, Tzu Chi USA’s Collegiate Youth Association teamed up with Heal the Bay to uncover the answer to that question. With a team of 68, volunteers of all ages helped pick up what became multiple bags of trash littered along a small stretch of Venice Beach.As a committed defender of environmental protection, Tzu Chi USA has an obligation to address one of the greatest crises of our time: plastic pollution. This was also the theme of the UN-established World Environment Day, held on June 5th, with the goal of raising awareness about ocean pollution and the detrimental effects it’s having on our world. Read more here about What You Need to Know (and Can Do) About Plastic Pollution. To combat the issue, we’ve compiled resources that include where to find a beach cleanup no matter where you live in the US as well as some simple lifestyle tips.While it’s true that municipalities around the world try hard to keep trash disposal in check, plastic debris from shorelines and communities often freely drift off into the ocean or larger bodies of water without a filtering mechanism. Once in water, plastic products and other pollutants like styrofoam take anywhere up to 500 years to breakdown, potentially ensnaring unsuspecting wildlife in the process and, at its end, breaking down into tiny bits called microplastics (which ultimately taint our water supply and get ingested by marine life and humans alike).Moreover, photographic evidence alone of plastic pieces in the digestive system of birds, whales, turtles, and more tells us that even picking up one plastic bag, a plastic fork, or even a bottle cap, can make the difference between life and death. To help clean up and remove trash in the ocean, you can pitch in as early as June 16 in Venice Beach. Help Beat Plastic Pollution at These Cleanups Near You features a complete list of inland and beach cleanups to volunteer at near you, as well as tips to organize your own. Yet, there are other ways to help that matter, too.In fact, we can all take small to big steps to reduce plastic pollution in our daily lives. In Things You Can Do to Reduce Plastic Pollution, we prove it doesn’t have to take grand gestures to do one’s part for the environment. One million plastic beverage bottles are purchased around the world every minute. You can help reduce those numbers by using your own reusable bottles and make an impact on the roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic garbage that enters our oceans every year.You can help make a difference. Use the above resources to get started and help quash projections that we will have as much plastic in the ocean as fish by 2050. The livelihood of our oceans, communities, families, friends, and generations to come depends on it. Top of the News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Gardaí investigate second attack on Limerick boy with special needs

first_img Previous articleLimerick gangland killer found unresponsive in prison cellNext articleLimerick-based company creates 20 new engineering jobs and expands into Europe Staff Reporter Twitter Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Gardai are investigating the attackA 12-year-old boy with special needs was injured when he was attacked for a second time outside the Kileely Court community centre last Friday afternoon.Gardai in Mayorstone are investigating the incident which resulted in the boy sustaining bruising to his face, eye, arms and head when he was attacked by two other boys.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One of his neighbours, who is a young mother, said that he was a soft target and not capable of fighting back in the same way another boy his age would be.“This is the second time he has been attacked. The first incident happened over a year ago when he was knocked unconscious after being repeatedly hit in the head. He spent several days in hospital with concussion.“The victim is in the same class as one of the attackers and is so traumatised by the events is unable to go to school. The other boy is only eleven years old so little can be done by the Gardaí except to refer him the HSE social workers.“What is our world coming to when this is how our young people are acting and already treating vulnerable people in such a deplorable manner,” she said.The investigation is being handled by Mayorstone Gardaí. Email NewsGardaí investigate second attack on Limerick boy with special needsBy Staff Reporter – April 28, 2016 795 center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSlimerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Advertisement Printlast_img read more

Ireland’s first sensory-friendly retail park to be launched in Limerick

first_imgPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email Advertisement TAGSAutismautism-friendlyawarenessCommunityfamilyhealthIrelandParkwayParkway Retail Park Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The friendly tunnel which will be part of the family day attractions on Sunday June 17 to launch Parkway Retail Park in Limerick as Ireland’s first autism and sensory-friendly retail park.IRELAND’S first autism and sensory-friendly retail park is set to be launched in Limerick with a special family day this Sunday, June 17.Parkway Retail Park is aiming to lead the way in sensory-friendly shopping to make store visits easier for people with autism and other sensory difficulties. The project will be launched with an autism-friendly family day for families of children with autism and other sensory issues on Sunday, June 17 from 12-5pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Parkway Retail Park asset manager Sigma, which manages eight retail parks across Ireland, is planning to make the customer experience easier for families of children with special needs. They will be providing autism-friendly car parking spaces outside stores and specific tills to avoid queuing and allow an easier exit.Parkway Retail Park will also provide training to store staff and host monthly meetings with parents of children with autism and other sensory issues to seek further input from them.Community integration initiatives will include plenty of signage and the availability of peaked caps for people with autism and other sensory issues, which will block out light and help staff to identify people who may need assistance.“There needs to be bigger and better awareness of autism in our communities across the country and Parkway Retail Park is more than happy to lead the way,” said Sigma’s Paddy O’Connor, asset manager at Parkway Retail Park.“True autism-friendliness means that we welcome you, and we understand that sometimes that you may need additional support and we are happy to provide it. Parkway Retail Park plan to host other autism-awareness events and fundraising initiatives.”The spotlight on the family day will be on the Parkway Retail Park community providing both fun for children and information for families, and trained volunteers will be on hand from Limerick Autism Group as part of the events team.Children’s entertainment will include a bouncy castle, a magician specialising in special needs, an ice cream van, face painting, a Lego display, music from an interactive band, a strike-a-pose performer and the Limrocker dance crew.The event will also have an information hub where autism and speech and language therapy professionals and fellow parents will be on hand to talk to parents between 12-2pm.Read more community stories here. Linkedin Facebook Printcenter_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter WhatsApp Could Alfie be the new Nose of Tralee? NewsCommunityIreland’s first sensory-friendly retail park to be launched in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 11, 2018 18498 Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Previous articleParty Pieces – professional opera and Sondheim concertNext articleLunchtime recitals at St Mary’s Cathedral Alan Jacques last_img read more

Newspaper Files Motion to Unseal Depositions in Fairholme GSE Profits Lawsuit

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 1, 2015 2,050 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The New York Times Company has filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to intervene and to have the “protected information” designation removed from the testimony of key government officials in Fairholme Funds’ GSE profits lawsuit.The newspaper has asked the Court to remove the protected information tag from the depositions of Edward DeMarco, who was the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency from 2009 to 2014, and Mario Ugoletti, who was a senior official with the U.S. Department of Treasury in 2008 when the government bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at a combined price of $187.5 billion.The court filing says both DeMarco and Ugloletti played a “critical role” in the government’s efforts to stabilize the economy by placing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the FHFA’s conservatorship in September 2008.”Through this action, the Times seeks to intervene and be heard on the question of the public’s access to documents arising from discovery in this action,” wrote David E. McCraw from the Times’ Legal Department in the filing. “News organizations are routinely permitted to intervene and be heard on issues involving public access to judicial proceedings and documents, including challenges to discovery protective orders, pursuant to Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, either permissively, or , at times, as a matter of right.”Florida-based mutual fund Fairholme Funds, one of the GSEs’ largest investors, sued the government in July 2013 over the sweeping of GSE profits into Treasury – a practice which began in August 2012 after an amendment to the original bailout agreement. The year 2012 was the first year of profitability for the GSEs after the bailout. Fairholme CEO Bruce Berkowitz believes the sweeping of GSE profits shortchanges investors.A judge in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia dismissed Fairholme’s suit and a similar suit by hedge fund Perry Capital in September 2014, but a judge in the federal claims court revived Fairholme’s suit in January 2015.McCraw also wrote in the filing that the Times believes the government has failed to show “good cause” for sealing the DeMarco and Ugoletti depositions. To show good cause to keep the documents sealed under law, parties must show that disclosure of the information “will cause a clear and serious injury” via a “particular and specific demonstration of fact, as distinguished from stereotyped and conclusory statements.” The filing by the Times contends that the government has not done this – and that a confidentiality order does not trump the requirement to show good cause to keep the documents sealed.”The courts have repeatedly recognized that disclosure of discovery is particularly appropriate when a lawsuit sheds light on the performance of government agencies and entities – which is precisely the case here,” McCraw said in the filing.The filing states that the public’s interest in the underlying facts of the Fairholme case are “undeniable.””The litigation has deep roots in the government’s decision to provide an emergency bailout to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the midst of a grave threat to the national economy,” McCraw wrote. “The case directly addresses how the government is going about recouping public funds used in the bailout and whether other investors are being treated lawfully. The government should not be able to hide from the public – voters and taxpayers – the facts that were central to the decisions that the government made as part of the far-reaching effort to safeguard the U.S. economy.”Click here to see a copy of the motion filed by the New York Times. Tagged with: Fairholme Funds Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Profits Lawsuitscenter_img  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Newspaper Files Motion to Unseal Depositions in Fairholme GSE Profits Lawsuit Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Previous: CFPB Asks For Comments on Enhanced Consumer Complaint Database Next: Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Portfolio Expands for Eighth Time in Nine Months Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Newspaper Files Motion to Unseal Depositions in Fairholme GSE Profits Lawsuit Fairholme Funds Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Profits Lawsuits 2015-07-01 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

A Reminder On The Statutory Provisions Of Arrest And Remand In The Context Of Disha Ravi’s Arrest

first_imgColumnsA Reminder On The Statutory Provisions Of Arrest And Remand In The Context Of Disha Ravi’s Arrest Senior Advocate Anjana Prakash22 Feb 2021 10:42 PMShare This – xThe 18th century Italian criminologist, jurist and philosopher Cesare Beccaria was probably the first person to have theorised rules of legislation in a series of articles on various aspects of criminal law published in English as An Essay On Crimes and Punishments. He propounded the theory of separation of powers by saying it is not for the sovereign who represents society to say whether…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe 18th century Italian criminologist, jurist and philosopher Cesare Beccaria was probably the first person to have theorised rules of legislation in a series of articles on various aspects of criminal law published in English as An Essay On Crimes and Punishments. He propounded the theory of separation of powers by saying it is not for the sovereign who represents society to say whether any individual has violated the law. In case of a violation, there are two parties: the state, which insists there has been a violation, and the other, who denies it. So there must be a third party to arbitrate.In his chapter on the interpretation of statutes, he says judges have no right to interpret laws because they are not legislators. They have not received the laws from their ancestors nor is it their domestic matter. According to him,”there is nothing more dangerous than the common axiom, ‘the spirit of the laws is to be considered’. To adopt it is to give way to a torrent of opinions. This may seem a paradox to vulgar minds, which are more strongly affected by the smallest disorder before their eyes, than by the most pernicious, though remote, consequences produced by one false principle adopted by a nation.”In another context, he says that if a magistrate acts in an arbitrary manner, he opens a door to tyranny.When the codes of criminal law were sought to be codified under one consolidated Act in the 19th century, the primary anxiety was to make it certain and unambiguous.However, undoubtedly there are situations when a statute lacks clarity and has gaps. But where the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) is concerned, one finds it is a very well balanced piece of legislation that is in complete conformity with the demands of a modern political state. The periodical amendments, suggested by Law Commissions headed by eminent jurists and duly deliberated on in parliament, have ensured that it keeps pace with the changing times. It is in this background that I will enumerate some sections of the code so it is easy to understand how the law has to be put in motion which is free from prejudices, fair on all counts.The CrPC divides offences under two heads – cognizable and non-cognizable. Cognizable offences are those where the police can arrest someone without obtaining warrants from a magistrate, whereas in non-cognizable offences, a warrant is essential. There are also two types of cases – one filed in the court called a complaint and the other instituted in the police station called an FIR. The police can arrest any person on information that he has committed a cognizable offence.Under section 166, any police officer of a certain rank can search premises in another police station’s jurisdiction, but he shall only do so after recording in writing the grounds for doing so. The second check is that the officer conducting such search shall forthwith send notice to the officer in charge of the P.S within the limits of where the place is situated. The person so arrested shall be produced before a magistrate within 24 hours.Section 41 says the police officer has to be satisfied that such arrest is necessary:To prevent such person from further committing such offenceFor purposes of investigationPrevent the person from causing evidence to disappear.The 177th Report of the Law Commission in 2001 noted that cognizability in the code is not premised upon the quantum of punishment prescribed or the gravity of the crime but upon the need to arrest for either or all the reasons specified in Section 41 and sometimes even to protect the offender from the public’s wrath. It is for this reason that there is a close nexus between cognizability and arrestability.Their discussion may be of some interest:”We must say emphatically at this stage that there must be fear of the police in the public does not appeal to us. This is really a hangover of the colonial pst where it suited the colonial powers to have a(lower 0bureaucracy alienated from people but loyal to its masters…the police should be imbued with the democratic spirit and a spirit not of contempt or superciliousness.”Section 41 was amended in 2010 on the basis of the Law Commission report. The objective of the amendment was purportedly to maintain a balance between the liberty of citizens, society’s interest in the maintenance of peace as well as law and order. Sections 41A to 41D were proposed through a Bill in 2002 but finally enacted only in 2009.Vague as the object may sound compressed in one sentence but when one reads the amended sections one finds they are explicit, set in plain English and do not require any elaboration whatsoever. It also exhibits a rare concern for personal liberty and its safeguards, and casts corresponding duties on the omnipotent state, a might against which most are unfairly pitted.Amended sectionsSection 41 A gives direction to the police officer to issue a notice to the person if he feels the person is not required to be arrested.This in effect means that contrary to popular perception, a police officer is not required to arrest a person if he does not think such arrest is not required for the purposes mentioned in Section 41 mentioned above.Section 41-B enjoins that while making an arrest the police officer shall: –a) bear an accurate, visible, and clear identification of name which will facilitate the identification.b) prepare a memo of arrest which shall be:Attested by one family member or member of the society.counter signed by the accused.This evidently is in terms of Article 20/21 which insulates a person from arbitrary arrest.Section 41-C: When a memo is not attested by a family member, the person so arrested must be informed that he has a right to inform a family member. This once again protects a person from arbitrary arrest and prevents mysterious disappearances.Section 41-D: The person arrested can meet an advocate of his choice during interrogation. This is once again in line with the constitutional right of a person to counsel, even if it is free.A lot of people have an impression that the Supreme Court, in the case of Arnesh Kumar vs State of Bihar, has given directions in respect to the aforementioned amended provisions as absolute insurance against arrests. I may clarify here that Arnesh Kumar was a case of 498A (cruelty to women) wherein it said that the police and magistrates were to strictly follow the procedure contained therein in cases of 498A. Any failure to comply with them by a police officer would result in a departmental inquiry as well as contempt of court and the magistrate would also be liable for departmental action if he remanded an accused without complying with the provision of Section 41D. The court hastened to add that the said directions would apply to all cases which were punishable with less than 7 years.Firstly, in my experience, not a single instance of a departmental proceeding against a police officer or a magistrate nor a case of contempt has been reported. So much for the constitutional provision that law declared by the Supreme Court is law of the land.As I understand it, the Supreme Court, having carved out an exception in cases punishable under seven years, has inadvertently done a disservice to the statute which was clear and unambiguous to all categories of cases. Was this what Baccaria feared when he staunchly stood against judicial discretion? I have no means of knowing.Provisions pertaining to arrest of a womanThere are certain other provisions that pertain to a woman arrestee which may be of some importance here because we are discussing Disha Ravi’s case.Section 46(1) provides that while arresting a woman, unless the circumstances indicate to the contrary and unless the police officer is a female, the police officer shall not touch the female.Section 46(4) prescribes that no women, unless in exceptional circumstances, shall be arrested after sunset and before sunrise and the women police officer making such an arrest in exceptional circumstances shall obtain prior permission of the judicial magistrate within whose local jurisdiction the offence is committed, or the arrest is made.Upon the arrest, the police are to follow certain procedures.Section 50 enjoins the police officer to inform the arrested person about the grounds of arrest and that he is entitled to the right of bail and he could arrange the sureties.Section 50(A)(1) makes it obligatory for the police officer making the arrest to immediately inform the arrestee’s friends, relatives or such other persons about the place where the arrested person is being detained and inform the arrested person of such rights. Entries of all the arrest shall be kept at the police station.Section 50(2) says “the police officer shall inform the arrested person of his rights under sub-section (1) as soon as he is brought to the police station”.Under Section 56, a police officer is to immediately take a person arrested without a warrant before the magistrate having jurisdiction or to the officer in charge of the police station.Section 57 (A) says that the arrested person shall not be detained for more than 24 hours except the time taken during the journey before the production before the magistrate.Section 58 says that the cases of all persons arrested without warrant must be reported to the local DM or SDM.Under Section 60(A), arrests are to be made strictly according to the code, no arrest shall be made except in accordance with the provisions of the code.Duties of magistrateSec 50 (A)(4) prescribes that it shall be the duty of the magistrate before whom such arrested person is produced to satisfy himself that the requirement of section 50(2) – i.e. that the police had an obligation to inform relatives or such nominated persons where he is being kept in custody and the arrestee had been informed of such an obligation have been complied with.Section 167 prescribes the procedure after the arrested person is brought before the magistrate. The police officer has to produce the relevant papers, including entries of the case diary. Sub section 3 gives discretion to the magistrate to remand an accused to police custody but only on recording his reasons.I may clarify here that once an accused is brought before the magistrate, he has to firstly satisfy himself on the mandate of Section 50 A(4) and also whether there is any material against the accused warranting a remand. He has to peruse the documents produced by the police and only thereafter take the arrested person in custody. Once the magistrate takes custody of the accused, he can send him to jail or any other place for safekeeping or hand him over to the police for further interrogation after recording his satisfaction.Section 304 makes provision for legal aid to an accused in the trial. The Supreme Court has directed that a lawyer be provided to an accused on the first appearance.From the above discussion of procedure, the following emerges:A police officer has the right to arrest any person suspected of committing a cognizable offence.There are special provisions with regard to arrest made outside his territorial jurisdiction.Special provisions with regard to the arrest of women.Mandatory formalities have to be conducted before making an arrest.There is a prescribed procedure underlined for production before the magistrate.There are certain responsibilities upon the magistrate while remanding the accused persons.The code mandates that all the provisions for arrest enumerated above have to be strictly followed.Now, the important question is, if the police does not adhere to the statutory procedure what remedy lies with an arrestee?In my view, the arrest has to be held illegal. It deserves to be quashed and compensation should be granted, which should to be paid personally by the police official who made such an arrest.The duties of police officials have been laid out clearly through various judicial pronouncements as well as in the CrPC and it is the same code that provides sanction for transgressions and it is by the virtue of the same that the blanket application of ‘sovereign immunity’ cannot be taken, since the misfeasance was never a part of their statutory duty.In other words, if any authority acts in excess of the powers that he has been assigned, the consequences should be borne by the person concerned. This then acts as a major deterrent to police officials who try to flout the law while executing their duties.Coming onto the question of executing one’s duties, it has to be appreciated that duties are the tool of justice, which were created to protect the interests of the state in general.A question of justiceSo, the other thing which comes to my mind is a larger question as to how we define justice. Devdutt Pattanaik in his book, ‘Jaya’, which an excerpt of the Mahabharata retold, talks about a conversation between Janameya, the son of King Parikshit and Astika, the nephew of the King of Nagas called Vasuki. Upon being asked by Janamejaya “what Dharma really is” and whether the Pandavas were fighting for justice, Astika replies, “War was about Dharma and Dharma is not about justice; it is about empathy and wisdom. Dharma is not about defeating others, it is about conquering ourselves. Everyone wins in Dharma.” Elsewhere he says the Mahabharata is about the greatness of India, for it contains all that has made Indians what they are; tolerant people who value inner wisdom over outer achievement.I believe it is in this way that we are required to ask ourselves whether the arrest of Disha Ravi was just – in terms of jurispurudence as well as law.Freedom of expression is one of the foundational pillars of democracy which, of course, is subject to the principles of Utilitarianism and hence, comes with its own riders. So, there is something else that may be contextual.M.C. Chagla in his book, Roses in December, tells us about his college life at Oxford and that he was a member of all kinds of unions and societies at that time, specifically the ‘Servants of India Society’ and ‘Oxford Indian Majlis’ which was seen as an ‘extremist’ body of which every Indian student was a member.Their meetings started with ‘Vande Mataram’ and ended with ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara’, discussions about Bertrand Russel, Sarojini Naidu and a host of other Indian nationalists. He also contributed meaningful articles for the Asiatic Society on the non-cooperation movement while stationed in England. The years notably were 1920-22, when India was actively agitating against British Rule and incidentally, there was an English law on treason i.e. the Treason and Felony Act, 1848, defining treason as “to compass, imagine, invent, devise or intend” to deprive the Queen of her Crown.Incidentally, the participation of the students at Oxford was open, and never was any preventive action taken by the British government against them for generating public opinion or airing their views that India be liberated from British Rule.P.S: Neither any hints are given nor taken.Anjana Prakash is a former judge of the Patna high court and practices in the Supreme Court.(With inputs from Prachi Nirwan, Advocate Delhi High Court)This article was first published in The WireSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Shocking details emerge over flooding devastation in Donegal

first_img By News Highland – August 23, 2017 Facebook Google+ Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Shocking details are emerging today over the level of devastation across Donegal following last nights flash flooding. A number of farmers in Inishowen have lost animals overnight while some homes and businesses have also suffered severe flood damage.Local Cllr Martin McDermott has been praising the emergency services and says it’s a miracle that nobody was seriously injured:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile Raphoe was also hit by severe flooding with a number of homes and businesses there significantly damaged.Cllr. Liam Doherty has been giving this update:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Shocking details emerge over flooding devastation in Donegal Homepage BannerNews Previous articleDonegal counting cost after flash flooding devastatesNext articleUpdate: Council begin assessing flood damage in Donegal News Highland center_img Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

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