Kieran Mc Laughlin jailed for 10 years for firearms offences

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp By admin – June 8, 2015 Facebook Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Kieran Mc LaughlinA 60 year old man who was acquitted of the 2013 murder of Barry McCrory in Derry has been jailed for 10 years for firearms offences at Belfast Crown CopurtKieran McLaughlin was found by police hiding under a car with a loaded sawn-off shotgun and other weapons six days after the murder in October of that year.Belfast Crown Court was told Kieran McLaughlin had a “deplorable record”, with firearms convictionss dating back to the 1970s.In March this year, McLaughlin, formerly of Elaghmore Park in the Galliagh area of Derry, was found not guilty of the murder of Barry Mc Grory in Derry in October 2013.However, he was convicted of possessing firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life, and possessing an imitation firearm. The 60-year-old was on licence at the time of the killing and went on the run from police who wanted to question him.He was arrested in the early hours of 16 October 2013 after he was found lying under a car in the Rossnagalliagh area of Derry.Prior to the start of the trial in March, McLaughlin admitted having the guns and ammunition in suspicious circumstances.When the judge asked why McLaughlin had gone on the run, the defence barrister said his client believed he was being sought by the SAS. Previous articleColeman confident ahead of Scotland qualifierNext articleMan in court charged with Derry arson admin Twitter Kieran Mc Laughlin jailed for 10 years for firearms offences Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more

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Banks’ bill would make police qualified immunity a law

first_img Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Jim Banks for Congress) Police officers have some immunity from being sued if they shoot and hurt or kill someone on the job. Congressman Jim Banks, a Republican, says he’s written a law to protect that principle, known as qualified immunity.“If one party or some were trying to strip it, the I wrote the bill to try to protect qualified immunity, that I introduced last week,” said Banks, who represents northeast Indiana, in Washington. Qualified immunity has never been passed as a law in Congress, but has been upheld in court.Banks said he did not think much about the issue until the riots and protests on police reform.“The nation was having a conversation about social justice and police reforms and the Democrats passed a bill out of the House of Representatives that would have, among other things, stripped qualified immunity from our law enforcement officers.”Banks said Democrats and Republicans agree on many of the issues within police reform, but not on that.“It would ensure law enforcement officers that many in elected office are intent on doing what we can to support them.”Banks said his bill, which codifies, or would make qualified immunity a law, has the support of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the Indiana State Police Alliance, the National Center for Police Defense and the Police Officers Defense Coalition.Banks, in a Monday interview, also talked about Pres. trump’s executive orders, which the president said will help American families who are having to deal with the economic consequences of the pandemic and ensuing shutdown.“Whether it’s lawful or not, the president did it to show leadership and he’s daring the Supreme Court to come in and strike it down,” said Banks. He said he believes the president’s actions may help restart negotiations that broke down last week, on a new coronavirus relief bill.“I myself, as a member of Congress, would much rather those issues be debated and passed by the legislative process. But, in the absence of Congress doing anything, the president is doing something,” he said.Banks said the orders are instructing different agencies to “look into doing this or that”, and not ordering the actions outright.Some Democrats were angry about the orders and believe they would be defeated in court.Banks said the negotiations broke down over price, with Democrats pushing a $3 trillion version with money to help states, and Republicans pushing a $1 trillion bill. Google+ Pinterest Twitter By Jon Zimney – August 10, 2020 1 578 Pinterest Previous articleSup. McCormick: Threats to withhold funding from schools unhelpfulNext articleRent moratorium to expire on Friday in Indiana Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Banks’ bill would make police qualified immunity a lawlast_img read more

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Carr’s reports improvement to milling figures

first_imgCarr’s has revealed a slight turnaround in the financial performance of its milling business, with “weather-related factors” having a beneficial impact.In its interim management statement for the 18 weeks to 6 July, the firm said that its milling arm was operating in an industry plagued by over-capacity and volatile input prices, but that it had begun to improve.Contrary to much of the baking industry’s experiences of last summer’s poor wheat harvest, Carr’s has been a positive one, after it led to a significantly greater dependence on imports.“The port-side location of two of our three mills (Kirkcaldy and Silloth) continues to give Carr’s cost-effective access to overseas wheat,” it said, adding that the cold and wet conditions of this year’s winter and spring, and the outlook for another low-volume harvest this summer could result in further reliance on overseas wheat.Carr’s added that the closure of Premier Foods’ Glasgow mill in Dunaskin at the end of March eased some capacity-related pressures in the Scottish market.Its own state-of-the-art mill, currently being built at Kirkcaldy, is on track for commissioning in September, with the planned significant efficiencies and improvements in operating margins coming through next year, said Carr’s.last_img read more

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New NBA season could see superstars join bandwagon of kneeling athletes during national anthem

first_imgThe 2017-18 NBA regular season will tipoff on 17 October 2017. The tipoff is earlier than usual to enable a reduction in the number of back-to-back games teams are scheduled to play.One major issue which is sweeping across major sporting activities in the United States of America is athletes kneeling during the anthem, rather than stand, as it’s the usual norm globally, and that recent trend threatens to repeat itself when the multi-billion dollar NBA season gets underway.To cushion, address, whatever unpleasant surprises the superstar NBA players might have prepared-an extension of the NFL brouhaha, the NBA sent a memo to teams re-emphasizing that players and coaches must stand during the national anthem.The memo which was distributed by deputy commissioner Mark Tatum advises teams to allow the league office determine how best to deal with any possible instance in which a player, coach, or trainer does not stand for the anthem.Furthermore, the memo clearly instructs that individual teams do not have the discretion to waive the rule that players, coaches and staff stand for the anthem. The league has the discretion to discipline players who violate the rule. It is not clear if the league would exercise it in the event of any protest.The NBA suggested several ways teams could address the current political situation, which includes; a message of unity and how the individual teams are committed to bringing the community together this season, both players and coaches issuing a joint pregame address at their first home games, prepare a video tribute or public service announcement featuring team leadership speaking about the issues they care about.The latest reminder and precautionary steps by the NBA became necessary after NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem last season, as a means of protesting social and racial injustice and police brutality.In recent days, NBA stars LeBron James and Stephen Curry have taken to social media expressing their views on President Donald Trump. James described Mr Trump as a ‘bum’, while Curry ruled out accepting a traditional invitation to the White House with his Golden State Warriors championship winning team for a photo-op.Relatedlast_img read more

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