Crime & Courts | Juneau | Public SafetyFamily’s lawyers claim recording shows Juneau officer planned fatal shootingAugust 12, 2020 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:A Juneau police officer’s uniform from 2016. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2020/08/12STEPHENS-NPR1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Attorneys for the family of a man fatally shot by a Juneau police officer last December are highlighting audio of the officer talking to himself before the shooting. The attorneys argue that what the officer says shows the officer’s state of mind and indicates that killing Kelly Stephens was planned.In a press conference Wednesday and in a letter to state prosecutors, the attorneys called for the state to reopen its investigation into Juneau Police Officer James Esbenshade. Previously, the state’s Office of Special Prosecutions reviewed the Juneau Police Department’s investigation, concluded the shooting was legally justified self-defense, and declined to prosecute.The audio the attorneys highlighted Wednesday was captured on Esbenshade’s body camera while he was driving earlier that December night, after interviewing someone Stephens had threatened while swinging a dog leash with a chain attached.The attorneys said they hired technical experts to boost the audio from the raw footage. They’re highlighting these two clips, which were recorded about an hour and a half before the shooting. Some of the words are hard to understand.Here’s the first:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2020/08/Esbenshade1-web.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.According to the attorneys’ transcript, they claim that Esbenshade said, “I’d shoot you. On video. … If you came at me with that, I’d shoot you. Drop you dead. You can’t do that, you commin’ at me with a deadly weapon. It’s like you pulled a gun on me, I’m gonna shoot. I don’t know what the hell you’re thinking.”And the second clip, recorded a few minutes later:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2020/08/Esbenshade2-web.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Again, it’s hard to hear, but the lawyers claim he’s saying “You only get one chance, you better make it good, ‘cause when I got ahold of you, there’d be nothing left of you.”The Juneau Police Department’s report on the incident does note some of Esbenshade’s words from this part of the body cam tape. But the Stephens’ family attorneys take issue with the state leaving them out of its summary of facts in its review of the shooting.Stephens family attorney John Sweeney said state of mind is an important factor in prosecuting homicides.“Apparently, there was some thought about what was going to happen if that scenario presented itself,” Sweeney said. “That is what is so troubling to us. And that is what we’re asking for the prosecutors’ office to take a look at.”About an hour and a half after those words were recorded, Officer Esbenshade’s body camera and dashboard camera captured the fatal shooting. Esbenshade was responding to a report of a gunshot at a housing complex. Within seconds of getting out of his car, Stephens repeatedly threatened to kill the officer while walking toward him and swinging a rope leash with a carabiner and chain attached to it.The Juneau Police Department released this photo of a rope leash with a carabiner and chain attached to it that Kelly Stephens was swinging before a Juneau police officer fatally shot him on Dec. 29, 2019.Esbenshade ordered him to stop three times, then shot Stephens once.State attorneys said they are reviewing the material in light of the family’s request and will respond by early next week.State investigation aside, the Stephens’ family filed a wrongful death suit in federal court in July. It names Officer Esbenshade, Police Chief Ed Mercer, and the City and Borough of Juneau as defendants.The Stephens’ attorneys said that lawsuit will proceed, regardless of what happens with the state’s investigation. Attorney John Sweeney said criminal prosecutions of police use of force are rare and overwhelmingly fail. But he said he’s had success with civil cases.Juneau’s City Attorney Rob Palmer said the city and police department won’t comment on that pending case.“The reason why, is if people have disputes involving legal matters, they need to litigate those through the court process and not through the media process. Because it’s not fair to everybody involved, including the clients of Ben Crittenden.”Ben Crittenden is another Stephens’ family attorney. Crittenden said the purpose of the press conference was to counter bad publicity from the Juneau Police Department’s own press conferences after the incident, and from releasing the body and dashboard camera videos of the shooting without context.This story has been expanded with the audio the attorneys highlighted, comment from several parties, an update on a related civil lawsuit and additional background information. Share this story:
Labour urged to shift to the centre by Tony Blair and Chuka Umunna following General Election defeat whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Labour is being urged to re-focus on the centre ground in the wake of its devastating General Election performance – its worst since 1987.Senior figures associated with the party have argued that the defeated Ed Miliband did not do enough to win over aspirational voters and spent too much time attacking job creators and the wealthy. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Labour must be for “ambition and aspiration as well as compassion and care.” Writing in The Observer, Blair argues: “the route to the summit lies through the centre ground.”Blair, the only Labour leader to ever win three elections, urged his party to do more to win over businesses following Miliband’s shift to the left. He writes:We have to appeal to those running businesses as well as those working in them. We need to persuade people that we will run the economy well and efficiently and that must contain a measured defence of our economic record when in government which correctly describes the impact of the global financial crisis of 2008 but also acknowledges where we could have done better.We have to conduct the big argument on the wealth-creating potential of the macro-economy, not only the targeted campaign on the injustices of it. So we were proud in 1997 to put forward the case for Britain’s first minimum wage. But we could never have won an election on it unless set within a broader framework. The same is true with zero-hours contracts.One potential candidate to replace Labour leader is shadow secretary Chuka Umunna, who put forward a similar case in today’s Observer and on The Andrew Marr Show that Labour failed to appeal to middle-class voters by not giving enough credit to wealth creators. Umunna argued: “You cannot be pro-business by beating up on the terms and conditions of their workers and the trade unions that play an important role representing them. But you cannot be pro good jobs without being pro the businesses that create them.Read more: Labour dominates in LondonRead more: Runners and riders for the Labour leadershipRead more: On the trail with Labour’s business star Chuka Umunna”In spite of the fact that our policy offer was pro-business, the rhetoric often suggested otherwise. And sometimes we made it sound like we saw taxing people as a good in itself, rather than a means to an end.”Former Labour business secretary Lord Mandelson, also speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, slammed Ed Miliband’s decision to move the party away from New Labour and described his view of the business world as “completely useless”.Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham was made the bookies’ favourite to be next Labour leader in the immediate aftermath of Miliband’s resignation, yet bookies William Hill has made Umunna the 2/1 favourite in its latest odds.Other possible candidates include shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper and Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley and former paratrooper. Joe Hall Share Sunday 10 May 2015 8:05 am Tags: Chuka Umunna General Election 2015 Labour leadership race People
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FacebookFTC Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil Related Home FTC mulls massive fine for Facebook breach Diana Goovaerts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 FEB 2019 Tags Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Facebook faced a multi-billion fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle an investigation into the 2018 Cambridge Analytica data breach, The Washington Post (WP) reported.If implemented, the fine would set a new record for violation of an order from the Commission, topping a $22.5 million penalty levied against Google in 2012.In 2011, Facebook inked a settlement deal with the FTC to more stringently protect user information following allegations it failed to honour privacy promises made to users. When news of the Cambridge Analytica breach broke in March 2018, members of Congress called on the FTC to look into whether Facebook had violated that agreement.Later that month, the Commission opened a “non-public investigation” into the incident.Facebook confirmed to WP talks with the FTC are underway, but did not provide specifics.Such a massive fine against a tech company would not be without precedent: European antitrust authorities in July 2018 levied a record-breaking €4.3 billion penalty on Google for abusing the dominant position of its Android operating system.If the pair cannot reach an agreement, the FTC would also have the option to file a lawsuit against Facebook. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleFormer Telia staff cleared in Uzbek bribery caseNext ArticleIMF urges authorities to step-up on Africa regulation Author Asia Australia funds regulator to oversee new media law
Intelligent Design Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Life Sciences Materialist Origin-of-Life Solutions All Depend on a “Free Lunch”David [email protected]_klinghofferJuly 2, 2017, 1:20 AM “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Share A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All TagsabiogenesisBrian MillerCenter for Science & CultureID the FutureJohn D. SutherlandMiller-Urey experimentMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biologyorigin of lifeSarah ChaffeeZombie Science,Trending Recommended This from Nature Reviews Chemistry caught our eye – an unexpectedly candid admission of how far origin-of-life research is from shedding real light on its subject. From “Studies on the origin of life — the end of the beginning,” by John D. Sutherland of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England:Understanding how life on Earth might have originated is the major goal of origins of life chemistry. To proceed from simple feedstock molecules and energy sources to a living system requires extensive synthesis and coordinated assembly to occur over numerous steps, which are governed only by environmental factors and inherent chemical reactivity. Demonstrating such a process in the laboratory would show how life can start from the inanimate. If the starting materials were irrefutably primordial and the end result happened to bear an uncanny resemblance to extant biology — for what turned out to be purely chemical reasons, albeit elegantly subtle ones — then it could be a recapitulation of the way that natural life originated. We are not yet close to achieving this end, but recent results suggest that we may have nearly finished the first phase: the beginning. [Emphasis added.]In other words, they’re nowhere near a solution, if purely materialistic processes are taken for granted as the only possible means toward life’s beginning.And no wonder. As Center for Science & Culture research director Brian Miller explains in a new ID the Future episode with Sarah Chaffee, all the available solutions depend on expectations of a “free lunch.” As we know, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.It sounds like that is why, 65 years after the Miller–Urey experiment (see Zombie Science, pp. 50-56), the search for answers is not even past the “beginning” stage. It remains the case that the only known source of the information needed for abiogenesis is intelligence.In an admirably clear discussion, Dr. Miller debunks some common misunderstandings surrounding the topic. Listen to the podcast here, or download it here.Photo credit: © thinglass — stock.adobe.com.
AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleJason Quigley to meet Mathias Eklund in LondonNext articleBurtonport needs investment now – Gallagher News Highland Action needed to cut speed in housing estates – Mc Monagle Pinterest Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter By News Highland – March 20, 2019 Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Serious concern has been raised over the high speed some motorists are traveling through private estates while children are at play.Several instances have been highlighted, particularly in the Letterkenny area, however Donegal County Council say that they are limited to what they can do because they are not Council-owned estates.It has led to the suggestion that affected residents should erect speed limit signage themselves but these would not be legally binding.Cllr. Gerry McMonagle says all children deserve the same level of protection, regardless of where they live…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/gerryestates1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter