ICE tries to deport potential witness in Georgia doctor investigation

first_img“The women, like the girls that are speaking up, they’re getting deported, like they’re getting rid of them,” Adan continued to Vice News. “They’re getting rid of us.” A petition seeking to block her deportation has been launched by advocacy group Mijente. Click here to sign. Adan told Vice News that like others have described, she never gave the doctor consent, nor was she even told what procedure he was performing on her.“He was ‘overly aggressive,’ she said,” according to the report. “When asked whether this could have been a transvaginal ultrasound, Adan said it could, but to this day, she does not know precisely what he did.” She told Vice News that she “was shocked because, like, first of all, he didn’t explain to me what’s the procedure that he was doing to me. And he was rough on me. There was a couple of times where I said, ouch.” Johnson said during a House floor speech last month that he spoke with one detained woman “who felt pressured to agree to a gynecological surgical procedure that she was not convinced was necessary.” But when she refused, “the doctor ordered mental health evaluation. Being referred to mental health for not wanting a surgical procedure that wasn’t explained to her is completely unacceptable. Another woman told us she was subject to invasive procedures without consent and then was not given any follow-up appointments.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Campaign ActionVice News reports that four other witnesses or potential witnesses have also faced threats of deportation or have already been deported for trying to expose abuses that legislators called “a horror show” following an inspection of the facility in September. “Women at Irwin County detention described a disturbing pattern that many who visited a doctor for Gyno/OBGYN issues came back worse,” California Rep. Nanette Barragán tweeted at the time. – Advertisement – Adan said she was vocal in speaking out about what happened to her, writing to legislators and speaking to organizations, when she was told to get ready for what Vice News describes as imminent deportation to Mexico. That was blocked by Johnson’s office, though that may only be a temporary reprieve because “her lawyers still fear it could happen at any time,” the report continued. ICE’s retaliation is in fact common, and it intentionally forces abused immigrants into silence. Last month, officials attempted to deport two Black immigrants who said in a civil rights complaint that agents tortured them in order to coerce them into deportation. The asylum-seekers were pulled off the flight at the very last moment. But others haven’t been.“There has been a policy choice to allow the system that deports people without allowing them to testify or allowing government to investigate what happened to them,” Andrew Free, an immigration attorney helping in investigation efforts, told Vice News. “The consequence is that they essentially complete the obstruction of evidence.” He said people may be perfectly willing to bravely expose abuses, but then fear it will negatively impact their case and lead to separation from their family.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_imgCrimes against propertyAt 2:32 P.M. on Sept. 19, a staff member at the University Park Campus Public  Safety Office reported his safety vest missing.Miscellaneous incidentsat 7:00 a.m. on Sept. 19, DPS officers detained a man suspected of pulling on car door handles. The man was arrested for possessing a pipe with residue of a controlled substance in it.at 8:05 a.m. on Sept. 19, DPS and the Los Angeles Fire Department  responded to an activated third floor fire alarm at Blanche & Frank R. Seaver Student Residence Hall. The alarm was activated by smoke from burnt food. The building was cleared for re-entry.at 10:12 a.m. on Sept. 19, a female reported that her husband, who should not be driving due to his medical conditions, had left the Healthcare Consultation Center in their vehicle. DPS could not find the man, but he returned home unharmed.at 1:17 a.m. on Sept. 20, DPS officers assisted a non-USC female who could not locate friends in possession of her property. The officers helped the woman find her friends and transported her to the airport so she could be on time for  her airline flight.at 3:23 a.m. on Sept. 20, DPS officers examined a student who had injured his finger with a table saw while working on a project at the Ray and Nadine Watt Hall of Architecture and Fine Arts. The officers transported the student to the Good Samaritan Hospital.at 4:01 a.m. on Sept. 20, an intoxicated student was detained by DPS for obstructing traffic and jay walking at the intersection of 30th Street and Figueroa Street. He was cited to Judicial Affairs for his uncooperative behavior. The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept. 20. last_img read more

Football: Reliving some of Camp Randall’s greatest moments

first_imgWith all college and professional sports postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19, there is little to look forward to for Badger sports fans in the immediate future. At the beginning of the crisis, it was believed that football beginning in the fall was one event that could be counted on to continue as planned. The NFL made it clear that they had no plans to delay their season or even limit fans’ ability to attend their 16 game season. Yet, even these plans are now called into question as this pandemic continues to wreak havoc on American society and the world at large. As unfortunate as it may be for all those competitors and fans who were looking forward to the beginning of football in the fall, there is a greater and greater chance that large gatherings will still not be allowed roughly four months from now. Even if college and NFL seasons are able to continue, it is hard to imagine they can continue with crowds of 80,000-plus fans attending their games on a regular basis. For Wisconsin, this means Camp Randall is increasingly becoming an improbable destination for flocks of Badger fans come August. With almost everything in the sports world in question, it’s a great time to look back at some of the best moments in Camp Randall history.Arguably the best regular season win in Wisconsin history and the most monumental upset pulled off at Camp Randall, the Badgers’ win over the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes in 2010 starts off our list. Badgers teach No.1 OSU how to BuckyAfter the Badgers defeated the Ohio State University Buckeyes 31-18 Saturday night, thousands of fans took to the field in Read…The Buckeyes entered Madison undefeated and boasting a top-12 win over Miami of Florida. Yet, the stage was set early for a special upset victory as David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. I’ve seen some loud moments during the games I’ve attended at Camp Randall, but even through the grainy-quality YouTube video of the ESPN broadcast, you can tell this crowd was on another level. This is certainly a time that I would pay quite a bit of money to have the ability to witness in person. John Clay would go on to punch in another Badger score just five minutes into the first quarter, giving the Badgers a commanding 14 point lead early in the game. The Ohio State showed life late, though, as they brought the game within three points early in the fourth quarter — they clearly weren’t intimidated by jump around. With unrelenting defensive stops, led predominately by Wisconsin legend J.J. Watt, the Badgers ultimately held on for the remainder of the game and came out on top 31–18.Pandemonium ensued. Fans flooded the field in celebration of a win for the ages. It’s the type of win every competitor hopes to have just once in their life. More relevant for the rest of us, it’s the type of game we can only hope to be lucky enough to attend. I will forever envy those who were fortunate enough to be in Camp Randall that night in October of 2010. The second moment I feel warrants recognition as one of the great moments in the history of Camp Randall is the first ever “Jump Around.” This has become a signature tradition that makes its way into multiple areas of university culture, including Badger apparel and even commencement ceremonies. It was homecoming night of 1998 and, “Jump Around” was a five-year-old hit song which had largely fallen by the wayside in the ensuing years. Yet, for some reason, it found its way onto Camp Randall’s playlist that night and sparked a movement that would be suspended shortly in 2003 only out of concern that the vibrations caused by the thousands of jumping bodies would damage the stadium that was under construction at the time.UW Athletics: Top Badger sports moments to enjoy during COVID-19 pandemicWith live sports absent for the time being, sports fans worldwide have been isolated at home with what feels like Read…For students and all Badger fans who have found their way to a football game at Camp Randall sometime over the last 21 years, there is little that can compare to the uniqueness of the “Jump Around” tradition and the energy it brings to the stadium. Even if you end up out of breath after the whole ordeal, it always seems to spark a rally from the crowd when the Badgers need it most. Those who played that song for the first time against Purdue in 1998 surely didn’t know they had sparked a tradition, but the lasting impact the choice had on Badger culture is the reason it warrants a spot on this list.This list is far from exhaustive, but the third and final moment I’ll bring up here as part of the highlights of Camp Randall’s history is former Wisconsin band director Mike Leckrone’s final fifth quarter celebration. Leckrone is undoubtedly one of the great all-time figures in Wisconsin lore and his image is one that will always be tied to Wisconsin’s impressive band program.The fifth quarter was his brain-child and it continues to inspire joy from all those who choose to stay a little longer after a football game and witness the absurdity it offers. There’s little that it can be compared to, and it’s one of those things that’s hard to describe to someone who has never experienced it before.Especially after winning a big game or taking down a rival, there is little that can match the celebration and ridiculousness that is all wrapped up in the fifth quarter. Even after the Badgers lost their rival game to Minnesota in November 2018, rows of Badger faithful stayed back to honor Leckrone and his massive contributions to UW during his final fifth quarter.Football: Top recruits, developing talent leave Badgers primed to reload in key positions for 2020 seasonAs the 2020 NFL draft approaches at the end of next month, Badgers Jonathan Taylor, Zack Baun, Chris Orr and Read…It was a wonderful moment and a great sendoff for a man who has dedicated so much of his life to improving the Wisconsin band and the experience of generations of fans who visited Camp Randall. Even if Camp Randall’s status as the center of UW during the Fall is in Jeopardy, it is always worthwhile to take a look back and what makes it such a special place for everyone who attends UW or calls themselves a Badger fan.last_img read more

L.A. City Council supports pullout from Iraq

first_imgCalling it a message to Congress and President George W. Bush, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday adopted a long-debated resolution urging the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The 12-2 vote makes Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to adopt such a stance. The council said it approved the resolution because it wants the federal government to end the war, which is diverting money from local governments. “We want to let our congressional delegation know we are speaking for the people of this country who want to see an end to the war in Iraq,” said Councilman Bill Rosendahl, a Vietnam-era veteran who has been pushing for the measure for months. “To me, this is an illegal and immoral war that never should have been started,” Rosendahl said. “And our Democratic-controlled Congress has not shown the guts to stand up to this president.” “When you look at this city and all its needs, this is money that can be better spent,” Councilman Ed Reyes said. “We have schools where the dropout rate is 50 percent and it becomes fertile ground for military recruiters. We should be asking why don’t we have college recruiters there instead.” rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Voting against the proposal were Councilmen Dennis Zine and Greig Smith. Zine said he did not believe it was appropriate for the council to adopt the resolution. “I agree that what we see now is a civil war,” Zine said. “I don’t want to see this country at war. But I am concerned what other people in the world will say when they see us take this action. “It’s unfortunate, but sometimes there is a heavy price to pay for democracy and independence.” The sentiment of most on the council, however, was strongly against American involvement in Iraq. last_img read more

AT LAST! NEW MEDICAL BLOCK AT HOSPITAL TO OPEN NEXT THURSDAY

first_imgTHE NEW MEDICAL WING AT LKGHManagement at Letterkenny Hospital today confirmed that services will start to move into the new Emergency Department and Medical Block from next Thursday,13th September.A number of project teams have been working continually over the last six months since the building was handed over to the Hospital by John Sisk & Co.  to prepare this facility for delivery of patient care.This work has culminated in agreement this morning between Hospital Management and Staff Trade Union Representatives with regard to the staffing arrangements to be implemented in the new building. Hospital Manager Seán Murphy noted that the opening of this new facility and the various service changes it will involve constitute the single biggest development in the Hospital for 31 years.The timetable for the move is as follows:The Emergency Department and Acute Medical Assessment Unit will move to the new building on Thursday, 13th September.The current Medical 3 Ward will move to Level 2 of the new building on Tuesday, 18th September. The current Medical 2 Ward will move to Level 4 of the new building on Thursday, 20th September.The current Medical 1 Ward will move to Level 3 of the new building on Tuesday, 25th September.Dr Anne Flood, Director of Nursing & Midwifery and Project Manager for the commissioning of the new building, noted that these moves will involve significant disruption to the Hospital’s normal delivery of service and requested the patience and co-operation of the public and visitors to the Hospital during these few weeks.Dr Flood and Mr Michael Martin, Project Manager for the Capital Project, would like to thank all those staff and trade union representatives who have worked with them on the commissioning and planning project teams and project sub groups to ensure we were able to achieve this enhancement of patient care.Hospital Manager Seán Murphy commented: “This tremendous development for the provision of Emergency Care and General Medical Services at the Hospital would not have been possible without the tireless effort and hard work of so very many people. “Most importantly both Dr Flood and myself would like to pay tribute to the many staff who have co-operated with the changes required to their working arrangements in order to be able to open this facility.  These individuals have demonstrated yet again the tremendous commitment of the Hospital staff to delivering the best possible Clinical Care to our patients irrespective of the challenges and changes required.“Today’s announcement is a reflection of the Clinical, Managerial, and Trade Union Leadership and Staff commitment that allows Letterkenny Regional Hospital to continue its mission to deliver quality patient care despite the many challenges we currently face.”AT LAST! NEW MEDICAL BLOCK AT HOSPITAL TO OPEN NEXT THURSDAY was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more