Highlights: The Police Civilian Oversight Board holds its first meeting on Monday. The creation of the Civilian Oversight Board, composed of civilians who reflect all of Madison’s diverse communities and the lived experiences of those members of the community who frequently come into contact with the police along with the creation of the Office of Independent Monitor were two of the major recommendations from the MPD Policy and Procedures Ad Hoc Review Committee. The report adopted in October 2019 contains 177 specific recommendations which are designed to chart a path for the future that will help bring together Madison’s diverse communities and its police department, build mechanisms for collaboration and trust through enhanced civilian input and oversight of the policing function, and ensure that the Madison Police Department continues its long standing ideals of community policing and problem oriented policing..
On Tuesday, the Little Rock Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal from the Hillcrest District of Little Rock to create a temporary entertainment district that covers Hillcrest’s First Thursday shop and sip events on Feb. The district extends along Kavanaugh Boulevard between Monroe and Walnut streets, as well as parts of Palm and Beechwood south of Kavanaugh. During those times, restaurants and bars in the district will be able to sell drinks in approved cups that customers can take with them as they shop and walk within the district..
The European Union will hold a video call on Monday with allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, joined by envoys from Britain, the United States, Canada and Ukraine, after Russia expelled diplomats from EU states last week, diplomats said. The meeting at 1200 GMT is likely to be the first forum for the West to consider any possible joint response to Navalny jailing last week and Friday expulsions, which took place while the EU top diplomat was visiting Moscow. The five, including Ouch Leng, a 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize winner, were detained by rangers on Friday for being inside the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary without permission, Environment Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said.
On May 6th 1995 in Palermo, he killed Domenico Buscetta, nephew of Tommaso, because that morning a friend introduced each other in a bar and he shook hands with him; when the friend told him he was a Buscetta’s nephew, he answered “why the hell do you introduce me to infamous?”, and in the evening he shot him to death. But after 7 years of silence, on June 2002 during a trial, he protested heavily against politicians, and probably also against free bosses, like Provenzano; it seemed a real threat; they were Bagarella’s words and despite he’s behind bars, his words can’t be underestimated. Maybe the Italian government didn’t respect the agreement with “stragisti” and he’s tired to wait.