Strabane Councillor hits out at PSNI’s policing in Head of the Town area

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Strabane Councillor hits out at PSNI’s policing in Head of the Town area Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – September 1, 2011 WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Facebookcenter_img A Strabane Sinn Fein Councillor has hit out at the PSNI in the town for their ‘cynical policing’ in the Head of the Town area over the past week.Cllr Jay McCauley said that there was a heavy police presence in the area, especially over the weekend, even though there was no reported trouble.He said that the presence of so many police land-rovers in the area inevitably led to young people throwing missiles.Cllr McCauley has questioned the PSNI’s motives:[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Previous articleStrabane man arrested in dissident republican activity probeNext articleTwo more golden eagle chicks born in Donegal this Summer News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Broadway Balances America Introduces You to The Bodyguard’s Deborah Cox

first_img View Comments Anything you want done, baby! Broadway Balances America, the special six-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, continued its third season on November 21 with a special look at the new musical The Bodyguard, based on the smash hit film. Correspondent Amber Milt chats with the show’s Grammy-nominated star Deborah Cox, who’s leading the American premiere and national tour of the show, at the iconic Fontainebleau on Miami Beach. Click play! Broadway Balances Americacenter_img Deborah Coxlast_img read more

Baby killer verdict: Manslaughter ‘doesn’t do justice’ says Bob McCoskrie

first_imgNZ Herald 22 July 2016Family First Comment: Children deserve the fullest protection of the strongest law we can give them. When adults thrash, bash and shake little children, they should not be able to hide behind the lesser manslaughter charge. It’s murder.Anyone inflicting violence against children should be charged with murder, rather than manslaughter, a family safety advocate says.Tawera Wesley Wichman, 24, was sentenced at the Wellington High Court today to three years and 10 months in prison for shaking his 11-month-old daughter Teegan Tairoa-Wichman to death in 2009.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said this was a tragic case which involved a vulnerable family.“He [Wichman] was young and it seemed like there was support to start with and it dissipated over time.“The support lessened over time but it was pretty evident the family weren’t out of the woods yet,” he said.He thought a manslaughter charge shouldn’t apply when extreme violence was inflicted on babies and toddlers.“Children are vulnerable. To argue that injury or death was not intentional, so therefore murder can’t be applied … it doesn’t do justice.”McCoskrie said in this case, the parents were told of the dangers of shaking a baby.“They knew they couldn’t shake a baby.“When dealing with children and babies, you should be able to foresee shaking or treating a baby or toddler roughly or with violence could result in injury or death,” he said.He said it was clear Child Youth and Family (CYF) had high concerns for the twins when they were discharged from the special-care baby unit.“To me, this shows the whole issue of when the red flags are raised and when it is clear these are the ones we need to put time and resources into.”He said it didn’t matter whether the act of violence was just one-off or over a long period of time.READ MORE: read more