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Buffalo officers quit the special team after 2 officers were suspended for allegedly pushing 75 years to the ground



Buffalo officers quit the special team after 2 officers were suspended for allegedly pushing 75 years to the ground

The ongoing investigation into the incident called Governor Andrew Cuomo “is completely unjustified and very embarrassing.” The man is seriously injured.

Thursday’s demonstration video showed a row of officers walking towards the man and two pushing him. His head bled onto the sidewalk as officers walked past him, some staring at him.

The officers resigned from the emergency department but not from the police, according to police.

“Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of their two members, who only carried out orders,” Buffalo Police Association President John Evans told WGRZ on Friday. WKBW also reported the resignation news.

The man’s identity, Martin Gugino, was confirmed by Cuomo’s office. Gugino was hospitalized in a serious but stable condition, authorities said.

CNN has contacted the police and association for further comments. New York State Police said they were sending additional officers to the city after resignation.

Demonstrators in Niagara Square, like those throughout the country, called for racial justice after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

Based on the initial video, police issued a statement saying Gugino stumbled and fell, police spokesman Mike DeGeorge told CNN.

After more videos were available, the police changed the statement, and Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood suspended the officers without paying and opened an investigation, he said.

“The department moved quickly” and “corrected” the information, DeGeorge said.

Mayor Byron Brown called the incident “disappointing” and said that his thoughts were supportive Gugino.

Prosecutors are investigating, the Erie District Prosecutors’ Office tweeted.

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Gugino suffered a head injury and was unable to give a statement to investigators late Thursday, the tweet said.

Cuomo said officers must be fired and prosecutors must move “fairly but quickly.”

“When I saw the video, my stomach hurt,” Cuomo said. “I would encourage the district attorney not to do what happened in Minneapolis, where the delay itself caused problems,” the governor said, adding, “People don’t want to be vague. They are angry and want answers.”

Earlier on Twitter, he said, “This incident is completely unjustified and is truly embarrassing … Police Officers must enforce – NOT ABUSE – law.”

Cuomo said he spoke with Gugino.

“Thank God he’s still alive,” Cuomo said at his daily press conference in Albany. “You saw the video, and it disturbed your basic sense of politeness and humanity.”

Cuomo also called for an attack on police officers, saying, “You have a police incident being hit with a brick on the head. Who are we?”

Elizabeth Hartfield and Laura Dolan from CNN contributed to this report.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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