Airport Cops Are Warned to Avoid Airline Disputes

After Chicago police dragged a United Airlines passenger off a plane, airport police officials are telling their officers to intervene only in cases of criminal acts or safety risks.

Police agencies that patrol U.S. airports are telling their rank and file after Chicago officers dragged a United Airlines passenger off a plane not to get involved in carriers’ civil disputes, the Wall Street Journal reports. “We know our roles, our responsibilities, and that does not include enforcing an airline policy to replace somebody on a flight so a flight crew can go somewhere,” said Atlanta police Maj. Lane Hagin of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic. United says it will never again seek police assistance for a customer-service issue, and call them only when there is a threat to passengers or crew.

U.S. airports are guarded by a mix of dedicated staff and police drafted in from city forces. The Chicago incident has prompted debate about which is best placed to patrol aviation facilities. The Port Authority Police Department, which patrols New York City’s three major airports tells officers not to insert themselves into disputes unless a passenger has committed a crime, poses a safety risk or is deemed emotionally disturbed. “We’ll intervene as necessary if a law’s being broken,” a Port Authority police spokesman said. ”Absent that, it’s a civil issue—it’s an airline issue.” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city is reviewing the future of the Department of Aviation security force. The 300-strong airport unit is made up entirely of city employees. All are sworn police officers but receive less training than regular officers would at a police academy. They don’t carry weapons, and have battled to do so amid heightened concerns over terrorism.

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DOJ Calls NYC ‘Soft on Crime;’ De Blasio is Outraged

The Justice Department says the city let a gang member facing deportation out of jail. His minor weapons offense was not among those on which NYC cooperates with federal immigration officials.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions are in a war of words over a Department of Justice statement accusing the city of being “soft on crime,” the Associated Press reports. DOJ said New York “continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city’s ‘soft on crime’ stance.” The statement came in a dispute between President Trump and cities over immigration policy, with the Trump administration threatening to crack down on “sanctuary cities” that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities. De Blasio called the “soft on crime” label “absolutely outrageous,” asking why Sessions would “insult the men and women who do this work every day, who put their lives on the line and who have achieved so much?” New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill added, “To say we’re soft on crime is absolutely ludicrous.” He said his department locked up more than 1,000 people in 100 gang takedowns last year.

DOJ said, “It is New York City’s policies that are soft on crime. Those policies, implemented by New York City’s mayor and his administration, are directly responsible for a dangerous MS-13 gang member walking out of Rikers Island (jail complex) in February.” The Department of Justice was referring to the February release of an 18-year-old from Rikers Island even though he had been ordered deported by an immigration judge. The teen had been convicted of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor not among the 170 crimes the city considers serious enough to merit cooperation with immigration officials.

 

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The Strange Funeral Traditions From Around the World

The Strange Funeral Traditions From Around the World

  • Historians have found burial grounds of Neanderthal man dating to 60,000 BC with animal antlers on the body and flower fragments next to the corpse.
  • Some cultures choose to hold a life a celebration of life instead of a traditional funerals we know.

I’m interested

The Strange Funeral Traditions From Around the World

  • Historians have found burial grounds of Neanderthal man dating to 60,000 BC with animal antlers on the body and flower fragments next to the corpse.
  • Some cultures choose to hold a life a celebration of life instead of a traditional funerals we know.

Various countries and cultures around the globe have some very… um… interesting ways of honouring their dead loved ones. These funerary ceremonies can often appear very bizarre to outsiders. We’ve already covered Victorian era post-mortem photography and safety coffins and Puerto Rican post-mortem staging, but what about other strange send-offs?

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Petition of the day

Petition of the dayThe petition of the day is: Negrón v. United States 16-999 Issue: Whether lower courts are bound by the rationale of Justice Sotomayor’s lone concurrence in Freeman v. United States – with which all other justices in Freeman expressly disagreed – on the theory that it is the “narrowest grounds” of a plurality opinion under Marks v. United States.

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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:

16-999

Issue: Whether lower courts are bound by the rationale of Justice Sotomayor’s lone concurrence in Freeman v. United States – with which all other justices in Freeman expressly disagreed – on the theory that it is the “narrowest grounds” of a plurality opinion under Marks v. United States.

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De Blasio, O’Neill slam Trump for saying city is ‘soft on crime’

The mayor and police commissioner blasted President Trump on Friday evening for his “outrageous” statement on crime-fighting in the Big Apple, daring the president look NYPD cops “in the eye” and tell them they’re “soft on crime.” “This absurd statement needs to be renounced immediately,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a press conference at…

The mayor and police commissioner blasted President Trump on Friday evening for his “outrageous” statement on crime-fighting in the Big Apple, daring the president look NYPD cops “in the eye” and tell them they’re “soft on crime.” “This absurd statement needs to be renounced immediately,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a press conference at...

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Now accepting internship applications (Deadline extended)

Now accepting internship applications (Deadline extended)SCOTUSblog is still accepting applications from current law students interested in interning with us. The principal focus of the internship (which is a paid one) will be assisting with the “Petition of the day” and “Petitions to watch” features on the blog and maintaining the case pages. This will require roughly 10 to 20 hours […]

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Now accepting internship applications (Deadline extended)

SCOTUSblog is still accepting applications from current law students interested in interning with us. The principal focus of the internship (which is a paid one) will be assisting with the “Petition of the day” and “Petitions to watch” features on the blog and maintaining the case pages. This will require roughly 10 to 20 hours of work a week on a generally flexible work schedule, which can be accomplished remotely. The position will begin in early to mid-May, and the expected commitment would be through May 2018.

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Ex-UN worker charged for robbing banks on his lunch break

A UN worker-turned-journalist has been indicted for robbing a string of banks on his lunch break, prosecutors announced Friday in Manhattan court. Abullahi Shuaibu, 53, did not appear for the brief proceeding, and the exact charges were not revealed. He allegedly targeted four banks beginning Feb. 27. The Nigerian national’s first mark was Santander Bank…

A UN worker-turned-journalist has been indicted for robbing a string of banks on his lunch break, prosecutors announced Friday in Manhattan court. Abullahi Shuaibu, 53, did not appear for the brief proceeding, and the exact charges were not revealed. He allegedly targeted four banks beginning Feb. 27. The Nigerian national’s first mark was Santander Bank...

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This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on OyezOyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, Inc. California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc. Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission Henson v. Santander Consumer USA, […]

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This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court.

The court heard argument this week in:

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Prosecutors still don’t have a murder charge in party stabbing

Manhattan prosecutors said Friday that they still haven’t obtained a murder indictment in the stabbing death of a Hofstra grad in a luxury Midtown apartment more than five months ago. Nearly 50 members of the victim’s grim-faced family and friends were in court for the brief case update to the judge. Three men — James…

Manhattan prosecutors said Friday that they still haven’t obtained a murder indictment in the stabbing death of a Hofstra grad in a luxury Midtown apartment more than five months ago. Nearly 50 members of the victim’s grim-faced family and friends were in court for the brief case update to the judge. Three men — James...

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