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Students at Orangeburg County high school pepper sprayed

A security officer at North High School in Orangeburg used pepper spray on 7 students early Thursday afternoon, the Times and Democrat [1]newspaper reported.

Details on the incident were still sketchy Thursday. A spokesman for the Orangeburg Consolidated School District told the newspaper that the incident began after a student s cellphone began playing music. After an assistant principal asked that the music be turned off, the student complied but the music began playing again.

A contracted security officer became involved and the pepper spray was used, Clark told the newspaper.

Witnesses to the incident were being interviewed Thursday afternoon by school officials and local law enforcement.

References

  1. ^ Times and Democrat (thetandd.com)

Liberia: Private Security Officer Assaulted At China Union

By Webmaster Admin

Miss Teeta David who suffers pains in her body is now unable to walk by herself.

Ms. Teeta David, 31, a mother of two and an employee of Loyal Protective Guard Service (LTGS) was on Saturday, April 22, reportedly assaulted by a Chinese national identified only as Lee at the China Union compound in Bong Mines.

The victim suffered bodily pains and is presently unable to walk because of severe pains in her stomach.

Ms. David, who was immediately admitted to the BMC Hospital after the incident, told the Daily Observer that Mr. Lee drove his car to the gate, seeking to enter the compound.

“I went to the gate to open it and when I got near it, the gate fell on me, and later found out that Mr. Lee had kicked the gate,” she said. She added that when the gate was forcibly kicked, it slammed against her, and caused her to fall to the ground and black out.

When she regained consciousness, she said she found out that her commander at the Loyal Protective Guard Service, Klay Dormu, and PSU officers assigned to the company came to her rescue, and she was later sent for treatment to the BMC Hospital in Fuamah District.

Ms. David said Mr. Lee, apparently thinking that he was being delayed in entering the compound by the security, “Came to me, while I was on the ground and in pain, and asked me if I did not know that he is my big boss.” She said since she is not aware of any problems between her and China Union employees, including Chinese expatriates, she was surprised at Mr. Lee’s violent attitude towards her.

LPGS commander Klay Dormu told the Daily Observer that Mr. Lee is cooperating with the investigation and has expressed regret for the incident.

Meanwhile, members of the advocacy and developmental group, Salala, Sanoyea and Fuamah District Development Solidarity (SASAFU) emergency management team, headed by Dr. Andrew S. Allakamenin, arrived in Bong Mines and proceeded to the hospital to ascertain the victim’s condition.

The team was met by some youth and members of the victim’s family, who expressed dissatisfaction with what had happened to Ms. David. They have threatened to carry out demonstrations against the inhumane way in which Ms. David was treated.

Dr. Allakamenin, meanwhile, convinced the group against staging a protest, noting that while their anger was justified, “The days of demonstrations and marching in the streets to seek redress and solutions to our grievances are over.”

He assured them that SASAFU believes the best way to seek justice is through the legal system and other constituted authorities in Bong County, including the office of the Superintendent, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the County.

Ms. David was transported by SASAFU’s Emergency Management Team and family members to Monrovia and she is expected to receive treatment at the John F. Kenney Medical Center beginning today.

While investigations are going on, the Loyal Protective Guard Service (LPGS) provided an initial amount of US$60 to the victim on April 23, and an additional US$50, totaling US$110, to seek medical attention.

New NC driver’s licenses should get you through airport security more easily

N.C. residents can obtain special new optional driver s licenses beginning on Monday that the state says will make it easier to pass through security at airports and military bases. The N.C. REAL ID license is just like your traditional driver s license or ID but has a gold star endorsement at the top, officials with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles said in announcing the new licenses on Wednesday. The state is issuing the new licenses in response to tougher security standards planned at airport security check-ins and military bases and other federal facilities beginning on Oct. 1, 2020.

Residents must visit their nearest DMV license office to apply for their first N.C. REAL ID.

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has worked extremely hard to prepare our state to meet this new federal requirement, David Howard, deputy secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation, said in a statement. We are glad to offer this optional, single ID to help our citizens travel and access federal facilities. Here are some frequently asked questions[1] about the new license, according to the DMV:

Q. Where do I go to get one? A. You must visit a DMV driver license office[2] to obtain your first N.C. REAL ID license. You also can obtain an N.C. REAL ID license at the time of your license renewal, or before the renewal period for the cost of a duplicate.

Q, What documents must I take with me to apply for the new license? A. You must provide:

One document that proves your identity, such as a birth certificate, valid U.S. passport or immigration documents.

One document that verifies birth, such as a birth certificate, valid U.S. passport or immigration documents.

One document that confirms your Social Security number, such as a Social Security card or W-2 form.

Two documents that establish where you live in North Carolina, such as a utility bill, vehicle registration card or bank statement. A complete list of documents that are acceptable proofs of identity and residency is available at NCREALID.com[3]. Q. What happens if I don t get one?

A. The new licenses are not mandatory. You can still board flights and enter federal facilities, as long as you provide your license or ID and some additional documentation[4], such as a passport or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service I-766 employment authorization card. Residents who prefer to keep their current license or ID will receive credentials that carry the notation, Not for Federal Identification. Q. Does the new license cost more than what I pay now for my driver s license?

A. No. It costs the same. Q. How did this REAL ID driver s license thing start? A. The new standards were established by the federal REAL ID Act, passed in 2005 in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The act is administered by the Department of Homeland Security.

Q. What distinguishes the N.C. REAL ID license from a traditional driver s license?

A. The N.C. REAL ID license will have a gold star in the top right corner to indicate your identity and residency documents are permanently stored with the N.C. DMV.

References

  1. ^ frequently asked questions (www.ncdot.gov)
  2. ^ driver license office (www.ncdot.gov)
  3. ^ NCREALID.com (ncoits.pr-optout.com)
  4. ^ additional documentation (www.tsa.gov)
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