Pasadena Assemblymember’s Bills on Police Use of Force, Corporate Racial Inclusivity Advance to Committee

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Assemblymember’s Bills on Police Use of Force, Corporate Racial Inclusivity Advance to Committee Legislation on use of force and corporate diversity head to the Senate By DONOVAN MCRAY Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 3:55 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Required fields are marked * Subscribe More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Two bills by Assemblyman and former Pasadena Mayor and City Councilman Chris Holden regarding police use of force and corporate racial inclusion will be considered by Senate committees this month.AB1022, which would require police officers to intervene and report officers who use excessive force, will be reviewed by the Senate Public Safety Committee on Friday.AB979, which requires publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have people from an underrepresented community serve as board members, will be heard by the Senate Finance and Banking Committee on Aug. 13.AB1022 establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement. If passed, a police officer’s “Duty to Intercede” would include physically stopping the excessive use of force.“We were outraged when we watched the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer from a knee to the neck,” Holden said in a prepared statement. “Equally disturbing was the lack of intervention from the police officers who witnessed a clear use of excessive force.”California law requires police officers to intercede when present and observing another officer using force that is beyond that which is necessary, but there are no universal measures used to determine that an officer has in fact interceded.A recent survey by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland found that the majority of Americans now support police reforms.The respondents who were a representative sample of American voters were asked about 10 current police reform proposals currently in Congress.“From Rodney King in 1991 to Stephon Clark in 2018, California has a bad history with excessive use of force by police officers,” continued Holden. “With protection from the law, this legislation empowers police officers to do the right thing.”The new legislation also includes the following provisions:• Prohibits retaliation against officers who report violations of law or regulation of another officer to a supervisor.• Requires an officer who fails to intercede be disciplined in the same manner as the officer who used excessive force.• Establishes an Internet website that makes specified public records of peace officers available in a form searchable by each officer’s name, and allows members of the public to file citizen complaints• Disqualifies a person from being a peace officer if they have been found by a law enforcement agency that employs them to have either used excessive force that resulted in great bodily injury or death or to have failed to intercede in that incident as required by a law enforcement agency’s policies.• Makes a peace officer who is present and observes another peace officer using excessive force, and fails to intercede as required by the policy of their employing law enforcement agency, despite having a present ability to intercede, an accessory in any crime committed by the other officer during the use of excessive force.AB979 requires publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have at least one director from an underrepresented community by the close of 2021.“Corporations have money, power, and influence,” Holden said. “If we are going to address racial injustice and inequity in our society, it’s imperative that corporate boards reflect the diversity of our state. One great benefit of this action – corporations with ethnically diverse boards have shown to outperform those that lack diversity.”Soon after the social unrest following the killing of Floyd, many corporations publicly stated their support for racial diversity.Critics, however, have pointed out that this public support for social justice movements often does not lead to long-term structural change in hiring and retention policies of a diverse staff and leadership.The Harvard Law School Missing Pieces Report: The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards found that out of 1,222 new board members of Fortune 100 companies, 77 percent were white.In addition to the 2021 benchmark, AB979 also requires corporate boards to include two members from underrepresented communities for corporations with more than four members, while corporations with more than nine must have a minimum of three by 2022. 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Berger details NAFCU’s recipe for membership growth

first_img continue reading » Since 2013, NAFCU’s membership has risen 37 percent and its revenue has grown 31 percent – an impressive feat among today’s trade associations. In an Associations Now feature, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger detailed the association’s recipe for success.According to Berger, NAFCU held numerous one-on-one, meet-and-greets with credit union leaders that provided invaluable information as the association retooled and revamped itself to better provide for the needs of the credit union industry. To accomplish this, the association focused efforts on three key areas: federal advocacy, compliance assistance, and education and training programs.In addition to remodeling its product and service offerings, NAFCU modernized its approach to member communications, employee evaluations and company culture. The association also placed a premium on improving staff communications. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Tenpow brothers ready to rule the track at ‘Caribbean Showdown’

first_imgTHEY may be small in stature, but the Tenpow brothers of the Pure Racing family are certainly big on maintaining their dominance on the race track.Backing down from a challenge is alien to them and that trend is set to continue today when GT Motorsports stages the Georgetown Grand Prix ‘Caribbean Showdown’.Jeremy and Justin of Pure Racing are once again billed to line up against their rivals in what is usually a hotly contested Sun Burst Kids Cup 60cc.In previous Grand Prix events, the Kids Cup was an all-local field, but it will have the presence of foreign competition this time around with Jamaican Ryan Lue set to showcase his skills.“To the Jamaican team, welcome to Guyana and watch out for Pure Racing,” Jeremy said. Justin added, “Welcome everybody. I’m ready for some epic racing.”The two are among the brightest prospects in the sport, and today’s Grand Prix is another opportunity for them to further enhance their growing reputation.Jeremy, the older of the two, has a record to maintain as he is the points leader of the Sun Burst Kids Cup after three Grand Prix events and a total of nine races. He has chalked up five wins and two second-place finishes and has amassed a whopping 188 points for his remarkable consistency.The only female in the category, the indomitable Paige Mendonca, is second on 158, followed by Nathan Rahaman in third spot on 155. Justin, with two second-place finishes and three thirds, occupies fourth position on 129 points.Josh Khan is way back in fifth on 30 points, but he has only participated in one Grand Prix – a total of just three races.Action will speed off at 18:00hrs and admission to the venue is $1 000 for adults, $500 for children and $4 000 for the VIP experience.The event will set the stage for the ultimate Motorsport event of the year – the final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship on November 12 at the South Dakota Circuit.It is being supported by Sun Burst Juices, Rent-A-Tent, Fly Jamaica, STAG Beer, Monster Energy Drink, Exxon Mobil, Hand-in-Hand Insurance, Readymix Concrete, Scotiabank, Cloud 9, Optique Vision Care, Toucan Industries, Ticket Master Travel Agency, E-Networks, King’s Jewellery World, Hero Motor Cycles, Ray’s Motor Spares, Cyril’s Taxi Service, Bounty, Trophy Stall, Prem’s Electrical Store, Impressions, Truck Masters, Windjammer, Super Bet, The Track Bar, Ocean Spray Hotel, Secure Innovation and Concept, Clear Waters, Marics, Rid-O-Pest and Karcher.last_img read more

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