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NJ correction officers may lose their jobs due to the re-enactment of George Floyd’s death



'All Lives Matter' protesters reenact George Floyd's death

“Allegations of abolition have been made against DOC officers involved in the video making fun of the murder of George Floyd. The officer was placed on a non-salary status while awaiting trial as part of regular procedures for government union employees,” NJDOC said. .

A source who was aware of the situation told CNN that the officer involved was Joseph DeMarco. Sources previously told CNN DeMarco had been employed by NJDOC for at least 18 years.

There will be a hearing to determine his work and DeMarco can appeal any decision. He is an employee at Bayside State Prison.

The DeMarco union also said on Friday that it faced internal demands and was suspended.

“PBA 105 has filed a union demand against Mr. DeMarco and he is suspended from our organization. We do not support members of this association who do anything outside the scope of our duties as Correctional Police Officers,” said PBA 105 United President William Sullivan.

“I hope there will be some lessons learned. As law enforcement, you are basically paramilitary and you are on duty 24/7. Your personal opinion may not be in the public aspect until retirement but for 25 years you are in the service you represent more than just opinion You yourself, “said Sullivan.

CNN was unsuccessful in its efforts to reach DeMarco.

In a statement posted to Twitter earlier this month, FedEx said it had fired an employee they allegedly saw in the video at the protest.

“FedEx holds its team members with high standards of personal behavior, and we do not tolerate the types of terrible and offensive behaviors depicted in this video. The individuals involved are no longer employed by FedEx. We support people who support justice and equality,” reads a statement that.

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Video captures re-demonstration

The whole incident lasted one minute and 23 seconds, according to a video posted to social media obtained by CNN.

The video appears to have been taken by protesters All Lives Matter and shows what happened before and after the Black Lives Matter parade passed.

The footage shows the download began about 20 seconds before the police car escorted the Black Lives Matter march to the All Lives Matter protesters.

Another eyewitness video, taken by the Black Lives Matter march, takes what happens next.

“I feel something is happening because the officers started moving us to the opposite side of the road as we marched closer to the area,” Russell Sampson, a Black Lives Matter march, told CNN.

Ten seconds after the escort police cars passed, when the demonstrators approached, the man on his knees began shouting at them. “You disobeyed, that’s what happened,” he shouted, gesturing to the protesters to the people below him. “Look … he doesn’t obey! He doesn’t obey. If he will obey, that won’t happen.”

‘Racism is everywhere’

The day after the incident, organizer of the Black Lives Matter protest in Franklinville, Daryan Fennal, told CNN that she cried when she saw her return.

Why say All life means missed the big picture

“I see mothers trying to cover their children’s eyes,” he told CNN in a statement.

“Racism is everywhere, but it’s to display it in a horrible and public way that surprises me.”

After the protesters passed, a man took a video and then started commenting on the Black Lives Matter march.

“Black people don’t mean anything to anyone,” he said on the video. “All lives are important. All lives are important. The police are important. God bless the police. God bless the police. You (dumba **) protesters.”

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Portuguese plan to save energy, explosions on Russian gas pipelines and other TSF events



Portuguese plan to save energy, explosions on Russian gas pipelines and other TSF events

Details of the energy saving plan laid out by the government were released on Tuesday. The document, published in Diário da República, includes measures for the efficient use of water, public lighting and temperature limits in air conditioners.

For example, from December 6, 2022 to January 6, 2023, Christmas lighting in Portugal should only be on from 18:00 to 24:00.

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The abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad will not be accepted by parliament, MP says – Observer



The abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad will not be accepted by parliament, MP says - Observer

According to Socialist MP Paulo Pisco, the views of the BE, PCP and PAN on the abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad were voted on Tuesday in a parliamentary committee.

The Committee on Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities voted on Tuesday in favor of four projects – from the Left Bloc, the Communist Party of Portugal, “People-Animal-Nature” and “Enough”, which mainly advocate the abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad and free school textbooks.

According to Paulo Pisco, a socialist member of the commission, the opinions of the BE, PKP and PAN were approved, but Chega’s opinion deserved to be abstained from the PS because it contained “xenophobic elements” in its purpose.

The MP had in mind, in particular, the recipients of this teaching, which is currently intended not only for the Portuguese or the descendants of the Portuguese, but also for those who want to learn the Portuguese language, with which Chega allegedly disagrees, according to Paulo Pisco. .


After the approval of these opinions, the abolition of the bribe would be discussed and voted on in the plenary session of the Assembly of the Republic, but Paulo Pisco said that they should not be approved, since the “commitment” of the government is different.

“The government’s obligation is to reduce the burden of the Portuguese” and this will always be determined “in every approved state budget”.

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Portuguese health minister rejects conflict of interest over marriage to president



The health minister said there was no conflict of interest in her marriage to the current chairman of the Order of Dietitians, saying that the trusteeship of that body had been delegated to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion.

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“Honestly, I don’t think it exists. I have no doubt that this Lady Secretary of State will fill this leadership role,” Manuel Pizarro said on Monday (age 26) on the sidelines of the Pharmacist’s Day celebrations in Sintra, in the Lisbon area.

Aware of the possible conflict of interest, Manuel Pizarro explained that he took “the most appropriate measure (…)”, which was to entrust the functions of guardianship of the Order of Nutritionists to Margarida Tavares.”

“(…) Since I took office as a minister, I have been aware that, since professional organizations have an administrative oversight role, (…) there is a risk of conflict of interest, and I have taken the measures that seem to me the most appropriate, which from the very decided at the outset that he would delegate this oversight function over the Order of Nutritionists to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion,” he stressed.

When asked about the reasons why Margarida Tavares’ name still does not appear in the Diário da República, the official said that “it was necessary to wait for the inauguration of the secretaries of state” and then “to organize the whole process of delegation of authority.” .

“It’s even a good chance that there is a Secretary of State for Health Promotion. I think custody of the Order of Dietitians has been well handed over to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion,” he repeated, noting that “he definitely won’t go through the Minister’s order.” [da Saúde]”.

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“If the secretary of state is responsible for this, it should not go through the minister,” he stressed.

Manuel Pizarro’s statements came after news that the government official may have a conflict of interest because he is married to the chairman of the Order of Dietitians, Alexandra Bento.

The Order of Dietitians was created in 2011 with the approval of the current Minister of Health, who at the time served as Secretary of State for Health.

In addition, Alexandra Bento was the only President of the Order of Occupational Health to attend the inauguration of Manuel Pizarro on 10 September.

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