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Libya – Tripoli’s new rules put journalists’ lives in danger

first_img LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom December 17, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Libya’s Government of National Accord to stop obstructing and endangering foreign journalists and Libyan journalists who work for international media. Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Follow the news on Libya February 23, 2021 Find out more News Organisation July 10, 2018 Libya – Tripoli’s new rules put journalists’ lives in danger to go further News RSF_en Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest News June 24, 2020 Find out more The foreign media’s ability to operate in Libya has declined dramatically since the GNA took office under Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in March 2016, and has become almost impossible since CNN’s exclusive report in November 2017 about migrants being sold as slaves in Libya.“This must seem unbelievable, but I found it much easier to work under Fajr Libya and the chaos prevailing at that time,” a correspondent for several foreign media outlets said. Like all of the journalists contacted by RSF, she asked not to be identified for fear of being permanently banned from working in Libya.The GNA is constantly finding new ways to obstruct journalists, including long delays in issuing and renewing visas, countless other forms of red tape, and frequent harassment. All of the reporters contacted by RSF agreed that their job has become much tougher since Sarraj took over as prime minister.Getting a visaObtaining a visa has become a very slow, laborious, expensive and unpredictable process since March 2016. Until then, foreign journalists could get a visa from the Libyan consulate in Tunis after submitting an application to the Libyan foreign ministry’s Foreign Media Department (FMD).But it is different now. “Although the consulate in Tunis insists that it still issues visas to the foreign media, the standard procedure nowadays requires a sending a visa application to the FMD in Tripoli and continuing to follow it up with the FMD,” a journalist said. “Even when the FMD tells us the request has been agreed, the consulate says it has received no confirmation to this effect. When we ask the FMD to send us a copy of the approval by email or post, in order to be able to show it to the consulate, they usually refuse, claiming that it is against the rules. As a result, a colleague hasn’t been able to go to Libya for the past year.”This has forced journalists to apply via Libyan diplomatic representations in various European cities, above all Paris, where a former Libyan consulate employee offers his services as an intermediary for a 150-euro fee.Bureaucratic harassment and obstructionIf a visa is eventually granted, reporting on the ground in Libya is an even bigger challenge. Every initiative, visit or interview needs one or several permits. A reporter said he waited ten days for authorization to visit a camp for migrants last December – a story that he said he wanted to cover when requesting his visa. And he waited in vain because he needed an extraordinary number of different permits, which he never obtained.Another journalist said that even getting permission to do street interviews took an absurd amount of time. “I had to wait eight days for a permit to talk to people in Tripoli sidewalk cafés although I had only a 15-day visa,” she said. “You also need a permit to leave the city, to talk to a civil society group, or to talk to a mayor. Forget camps for migrants – I was refused a permit outright.”At the end of last month, the FMD rescinded the accreditations of all the Tripoli-based correspondents of foreign media outlets on the grounds that it is creating new procedures. According to a copy of the new rules for journalists that RSF has seen, they are now required to wear a vest stamped with the word “press” and the AMD logo, and to hand over their microphones for “inspection.”“These new regulations are putting the lives of journalists in danger and are turning them into targets for the armed militias,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa bureau.Even more seriously, some Libyan correspondents for foreign media report being harassed. Requesting anonymity for fear of reprisals, one said he had been harassed and threatened by the FMD’s director and had even been summoned for interrogation. Foreign journalists are now escorted by agents who say they work for the intelligence services. Everywhere they go and everything they say and do is monitored. “At the FMD, I was told that this has been necessary since the CNN report, and that the government could no longer allow journalists to work on their own,” one reporter said. Another said the escorts have complete control over the journalists when they are on the move.“The Sarraj government will not succeed in giving Libya a positive image by harassing foreign journalists and media,” RSF’s Khayati said. “With just months to go to general elections, the government needs to give significant evidence of support for the freedom to inform, so that a democratic debate can take place. To this end, journalists and media must be able to fully play their role.”Libya is ranked 162rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.last_img read more

Open letter to the Information Minister, Mohamed Nasheed

first_img Organisation Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist MaldivesAsia – Pacific News RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers Follow the news on Maldives Help by sharing this information April 23, 2018 Find out more July 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts News News December 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to the Information Minister, Mohamed Nasheed MaldivesAsia – Pacific September 12, 2018 Find out more Dear Minister,The member organisations of the International Mission for Press Freedom in the Maldives are writing to you to express our concern that recent events suggest that progress on democratic reforms is not in line with what was promised. The government has failed to meet its own deadline for opening up the broadcast media and journalists working with opposition media are still being wrongfully arrested and harassed.The official “Roadmap for the Reform Agenda” said legislation allowing the creation of privately-owned broadcast media, putting an end to the State monopoly on radio and television, would be completed by 31 October. However, on 1 November 2006 it was announced that this legislation has been delayed. A bill was submitted to the People’s Majlis on 1 October but it was still to be adopted. The reasons for this remain unclear. The government often accuses the opposition of blocking draft laws but the presentation of other bills by the government suggests that these may be more of a priority. Meanwhile, at least 38 requests for radio and television broadcasting licences have been filed with the authorities.In a communiqué explaining the delay, the information ministry said the electronic media would be monitored because of the negative effects of unconditional press freedom. Two weeks earlier, however, you were quoted by Haveeru newspaper as saying privately-owned broadcast media would be able to obtain licences quickly. Furthermore, at a meeting with members of the International Mission in May, you promised the rapid authorisation of private broadcasters and the creation of a Media Advisory Board consisting of leading figures as part of this process. The International Mission understands that a legal framework is needed for the licensing of private broadcasters, in line with the practice around the world. We do not believe, however, that there is any reason why such a legal framework should not have been developed by now.We would also like to express concerns that a licence application by Minivan Radio, the only non-governmental radio station broadcasting in Divehi, will not be treated fairly. This concern arises from the fact that the government engages in frequent attacks on Minivan daily newspaper and the Minivan News website.We would also like to remind you of your commitment to turning Television Maldives and Voice of Maldives into public service broadcasters. We have not seen any tangible progress in this direction. On the contrary, the opposition was extremely critical of the way the government used these media during the crisis around the 10 November demonstration. . We remind you of one of the recommendations that were made after the fact-finding mission in May: “The Mission calls upon the government to pursue the transformation of state-controlled broadcasting into public service broadcasting, as well as the development of access to information and defamation laws in accordance with international standards and best practices.”The International Mission notes that there are a significant number of cases of independent or opposition journalists being arrested, summoned without justification, harassed or expelled.The staff of Minivan have been particularly targeted. They were, for example, accused of calling for President Abdul Gayoom’s assassination when the Maldivian Democratic Party appealed for a demonstration on 10 November. The newspaper said the police tried to arrest editor Aminath Najeeb and sub-editor Nazim Sattar on 23 November.Cartoonist and opposition activist Ahmed Abbas was arrested in Male on 3 November after leaving the United Nations offices where he had requested asylum. He was sentenced in absentia to a six-month prison sentence for telling Minivan in August 2005: “What we should do to those in the Star Force (an elite police unit) who beat us, is to seek them out individually and for us to act in such a manner that makes them feel that beatings result in pain, otherwise they will not be subdued.” Najeeb and Sattar have been charged with “disobedience to order” in the same case.Mohamed Rilwan, one of the editors of the magazine eSandhaanu, was summoned by the Male police on 27 November over an article by a contributor that referred to the president as a “despot.” According to the Minivan New website, Rilwan told the police that he received the article by e-mail and he did not change it.Finally, we have learned of recent comments by Foreign Minister Ahmed Shaheed, in an address to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, to the effect that the new press law would lead to an unprecedented improvement in the situation of the media. Although the draft law does include some positive provisions, it also creates of a number of new ‘media crimes’, and includes a long list of ‘banned matter’. On balance, our view is that the draft undermines press freedom far more than it protects it.The International Mission urges you to move forward rapidly to put in place the necessary legal framework for licensing private broadcasters, for transforming the State broadcasters into public service broadcasters and for protecting, rather than undermining, press freedom. We also call on the authorities to stop all harassment of independent and opposition media.Respectfully yours,Agnes CallamardExecutive Director Article 19Jesper HøjbjergExecutive DirectorInternational Media SupportChristopher WarrenPresidentInternational Federation of JournalistsRobert MénardGeneral SecretaryReporters Without BordersSadaf ArshadCoordinatorSouth Asia Press Commission Paris, London, Lahore, Brussels, Copenhagen4 December 2006 News RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates to go furtherlast_img read more

Local Public Safety Agencies Awarded Grants

first_imgThe Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has approved more than $400,000 in grants to aid public safety agencies statewide.Awards were given to 112 recipients in 62 counties. Recipients include local fire departments,emergency medical services, law enforcement and emergency management agencies in all 10 IDHS Districts.The focus of the foundation is to support the future of public safety and to provide grant funding to local agencies for critical needs across Indiana. Grants provide up to $4,000. Eligible projects include:Equipping emergency responders with personal protective equipment;Acquiring equipment for use by emergency responders;Providing radios and technology equipment; andTraining for emergency responders.Examples of items that current grant approvals funded include protective equipment, fire gear, defibrillators, fire hoses, computer and communication equipment, thermal imaging cameras and rescue mannequins.“Local public safety agencies play a critical role in the safety of Hoosiers across the state,” said Governor Mike Pence. “This grant money allows our first responders to replace and upgrade equipment vital to daily operations. By improving equipment and capabilities, our emergency response personnel statewide will have the tools they need to help keep Hoosiers safe.”The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is funded through the purchase of “Secure Indiana” license plates. These funds provide grants to public safety agencies and scholarships to students statewide.The following agencies were awarded grants from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation:DecaturCity of Greensburg Fire Department was awarded $199 for a TV connection to run emergency management software.Decatur County was awarded $3,999 for a patient rescue and treatment sled.FayetteCity of Connersville Fire Department was awarded $3,660.76 for two sets of turnout gear.Everton Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $3,948 for a nozzle and fire hoses.FranklinEagle Fire Company of Oldenburg was awarded $3,898 for an AED, evacuation chair, and water nozzle.RipleyCity of Batesville Police Department was awarded $4,000 for radios.Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $3,574 for rechargeable lights and chargers for flashlights.Napoleon Volunteer Fire Company was awarded $4,000 for personal protective headwear and footwear.RushAnderson Township of Rush County was awarded $2,387 for two rescue mannequins.last_img read more

GLBTA to hold student focus groups

first_imgThe LGBT and Allies community will conduct focus groups for undergraduates Tuesday and Wednesday evening in an effort to improve its resources and services on campus.“We’re trying to find strategies to truly reflect what students want so we can move forward every academic school year,” said Vincent Vigil, director of the USC Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center.The focus groups are part of a two-tier approach to obtaining feedback on LGBT resources. The first step was a 17-question LGBT perception survey, available at the resource center’s website for faculty, staff and students.The events are a joint effort between the LGBT Resource Center, a department of student affairs, and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Assembly, a student-run organization that is part of Program Board.Vigil introduced the idea of focus groups in 2007 as a way to better represent students’ opinions and perceptions of the LGBT community. Vigil emphasized that the organizers are interested in ideas from both students who are part of the LGBT community and students who are not.“The only way to stay at the cutting edge of what students want is to hear directly from them,” he said.The focus groups will be moderated by a graduate student and will include a tape recorder and a student note taker. Participants, who will not be asked their name or year, will answer questions about their experience with LGBT events at USC. The questions range from how well-represented LGBT students feel to possible community outreach strategies.“I’ve been to five or so [focus groups], and it’s a really friendly environment,” said Joshua Morris, a junior majoring in psychology and the incoming assistant executive director for GLBTA. “It’s completely anonymous, so no one’s afraid to speak out. Your name won’t be there, but your message will be heard.”According to Vigil, student feedback from the focus groups has had tangible effects on LGBT events and organizations.“Last year, students said they wanted more education about LGBT community organizations around Los Angeles so we hosted the LGBT College Fair and an intercollegiate college mixer with UCLA and the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center,” he said.In 2008, the surveys indicated a desire for more resources for the transgender community. Now, the LGBT Resource Center’s website includes a list of local transgender-friendly physicians, and several campus buildings have gender-neutral bathrooms.One of several students planning to attend this year’s focus groups is Michael Salvatore, a sophomore majoring in fine arts and anthropology.“I’m glad they’re holding the focus groups because there are a lot of different interests within our community,” Salvatore said. “GLBTA is a strong social space, but there are other ways for people who are just coming to terms with their sexuality to take advantage of the LGBT resources than just social events.”Though this week’s focus groups are open only to undergraduates, GLBTA and the LGBT Resource Center will conduct focus groups for graduate students April 6 and focus groups for faculty and staff April 8.“I’m hoping students come out to the focus groups regardless of their involvement level within our community,” Vigil said. “I want them to voice their opinions and provide new insights and ideas that continue to help us to innovate and create programs and services that are tailored to them.”The focus groups will take place Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Parkside International Residential College in room 1016 and Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Birnkrant Residential College first-floor lounge.last_img read more

Study finds that minorities work dangerous jobs

first_imgLatino immigrants and African American men have the highest number of people working dangerous jobs, according to a new study conducted by the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.The researchers found that for men between the ages of 18 and 64, Latino immigrants have the highest percentage of workplace injury with around 13.7 per 1,000 workers. They are followed by African American men with 12.1 per 1,000 and U.S.-born Latino men with nearly 12 per 1,000 workers. Asian American men, and white men averaged below 12 per 1,000 people.The elevated workplace risk goes hand-in-hand with higher disability rates as well, especially for older workers aged 50 to 64. Within this age bracket, African Americans have a 4.4 percent rate of work-related disability, followed by Latino immigrants at 4.2 percent.Even accounting for education and demographic characteristics, the difference is due mainly to disparities in economic opportunities for minorities. According to the study, this forces people of color to take more hazardous jobs with a higher risk of disability or injury, according to the study. Some likely factors that may contribute to these disparities include a bias in assigning minority workers the most dangerous tasks or discrimination when it comes to hiring and promotion practices.Historically, minorities have worked under some of the worst conditions, and though the United States has made tremendous progress in improving safety measures and reducing on-the-job injuries, the findings indicate that disparities do still exist.However, the study also reported that investing more in lowering injury is expensive and could potentially lead employers to lower wages or curtail job opportunities. The researchers noted that efforts toward increasing workplace safety should not come at the expense of reduced opportunities for already vulnerable minorities.last_img read more

Temporary snow park set to open this weekend

first_imgAccording to Andrews, he plans to make the park a yearly winter activity. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The temporary snow park along 93rd Avenue in Toboggan Hill Park is set to open on Saturday.Owner of Victory Skateboards Cole Andrews was given the green light for the project at the beginning of January from City staff and says that weather permitting the park should be open to the public come Saturday as construction was recently completed.“It’s trial and error time right now,” said Andrews. “We are playing it by ear and stepping back to make sure we do everything right as we push for a Saturday opening.”- Advertisement -The City run and maintained park will feature a number of jumps, rails, boxes and ledges and will be available to the public at any time, free of charge. However, riders must abide by safety protocols.“Riders will be required to wear helmets,” added Andrews. “It will be a City run and maintained park and riders will have to follow the rules and regulations put in place. It’s the same as any other park.”A couple of snowboarders will test out the park on Friday along with a rollout of the rules to make sure everything is ready to go.Advertisementlast_img read more

Is Real-Time Search Still Waiting for Mainstream Adoption?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Real-time search is very different from regular search. After studying about 1 million queries on real-time search engine Collecta, researchers at Pennsylvania State University came to the conclusion that – relative to regular search – users of real-time search engines tend to search less for adult topics and focus more on technology, entertainment and politics. This, according to the researchers, reflects “both the temporal nature of the queries and, perhaps, an early adopter user base.”API Accounts for Most QueriesAccording to the data the research team collected, most real-time queries come from third-party applications and don’t happen on the search engine’s own page. On Collecta, API queries account for about 60% of all queries and we’ve heard similar – and often even higher – numbers from other real-time search engines. As these API-based queries are often repeated multiple times throughout the day, real-time search engines also tend to see fewer unique queries than regular search engines.Top Queries The researchers also collected a list of the most popular queries on Collecta during a 190-day period at the end of last year. This data shows that the typical queries on real-time search engines are quite different from what we would expect to see on a regular search engine. Even the most popular search term (“naomi watts”), only accounted for 0.003% of all queries. According to Hitwise, “facebook” is currently the most popular search term on all the major search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing) and accounts for between 1.17% of all queries on Google to 2.6% of all queries on Bing. Where’s the Porn?As the researchers note, Collecta registered almost no searches that were pornographic in nature. “Sex” was the ninth most popular search term and only accounted for 0.002% of all queries.Early AdoptersAs the researchers rightly note, the list of most popular search queries on Collecta reflects the early-adopter nature of the service. The fact that the second-most popular query was “jQuery CSS” is a good example for the nature of real-time searches. To some degree, of course, these numbers are also biased towards Collecta’s users and the kind of applications that have been developed on top of Collecta’s API. It will be interesting to see what these numbers look like by the end of this year. If “jQuery CSS” is still in the top 10 of most often used queries, we can safely assume that Collecta – and maybe real-time search as a whole – hasn’t reached a mainstream audience yet. Tags:#Real-Time Web#Statistics#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Related Posts last_img read more

Education Ministry Gets 40 Photocopy Machines from PBS Jamaica

first_img The Productive Business Solutions (PBS) Jamaica has donated 40 Xerox ColorQube 9303 photocopy machines, valued at $15 million, to the Ministry of Education for distribution to some 40 primary and all-age schools across the island.Speaking at the  handing-over ceremony at the Ministry’s Heroes Circle Offices in Kingston on August 20, Portfolio Minister,  Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, expressed gratitude for the donation, noting that it will add to the efficiency of the service provided by the schools.“There is no way that the schools or the Ministry of Education could have purchased this equipment and, therefore, we are very grateful to you,” he said.The Minister noted that this is the kind of partnership that is needed in education. “I believe that the indirect output of your donation will be for better educated students, more efficient schools, and therefore, hopefully, better trained employees and better customers for your company,” he said.“I want you to appreciate what a difference this is going to make to the schools. (These are) schools largely with extensive student bodies of over 1,000, and in most some cases, over 2,000 students,” Rev. Thwaites informed.Making the presentation, Managing Director, PBS, Melanie Subratie, said the company was pleased to be making a contribution to the development of the country’s education sector.Ms. Subratie informed that the multi-functional devices were designed by a team of engineers, led by Jamaica-born Dr. Antonio Williams, who currently serves as Research lab Manager of the Making Elements and Integration Laboratory at Xerox in the US.For his part, Operations Manager, PBS, Paul Reid, said the top of the line equipment will significantly enhance the efficiency, productivity and workflow of schools as it relates to document creation, sharing, reproduction and archiving. “Gone are the days when you have four or five devices doing all of those functions,” he pointed out.He noted that users will have the benefit of cutting edge technology to print, scan, fax, email and archive documents, from one multi-functional device in colour or black and white.“Right from the panel, this solution allows you, on a network, to print, copy, scan, and fax in colour at the lowest possible price available in the world, because it eliminates 75 per cent of the traditional consumables used in xerography by using only one item,” Mr. Reid said. He noted that the copiers can print from 45 to 90 pages per minute.Mr. Reid also informed that PBS will be providing maintenance and support to all the schools that will receive a device.PBS Jamaica is an associate company of Musson Jamaica Limited and is part of the PBS Group of companies, distributors of Xerox, Cisco and Oracle products across the Caribbean and Central America. It will add to the efficiency of the service provided by the schools Users will have the benefit of one multi-functional device Copy machines to be distributed to 40 primary and all-age schools across the island Story Highlightslast_img read more

Foundation Stages Event to Promote Heart Health

first_img“Exercise is one of the activities that we can use to try and prevent ourselves from becoming overweight, along with healthy eating. Healthy eating means avoiding foods with too much salt, sugar and trans fats. What we are trying to do at this event is to encourage persons to start or continue a healthy lifestyle,” she said.Interested persons can register for the event by contacting the Heart Foundation of Jamaica at 906-9407 or email [email protected] The Heart Foundation of Jamaica launched its annual PROVEN Run for Your Heart on September 27 as part of efforts to promote heart health. Story Highlights For her part, Executive Director of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Deborah Chen, said that the event is an important tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease, adding that 25 per cent of the population suffer from high blood pressure with another 33 per cent being pre-hypertensive.center_img Now in its 38th year, Run for Your Heart aims to raise funds to maintain its subsidised heart healthcare services. Proceeds from the event are also used to educate primary and secondary students on healthy lifestyle choices. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica launched its annual PROVEN Run for Your Heart on September 27 as part of efforts to promote heart health.The lapathon and fun day event will be staged at Stadium East in Kingston on November 26 from at 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Activities include running, walking, aerobics sessions, rock wall climbing, football and netball as well as demonstrations by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Now in its 38th year, Run for Your Heart aims to raise funds to maintain its subsidised heart healthcare services. Proceeds from the event are also used to educate primary and secondary students on healthy lifestyle choices.The event is geared towards all members of the public, including primary, secondary and tertiary students, companies and sport clubs.Speaking with JIS News at the launch of the event at Emancipation Park in Kingston, Allie McNab, Special Advisor to the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, said the Government fully endorses the initiative.“Healthy lifestyle is important right across the board. The Ministries of Culture and Health fully endorse this initiative. [A] healthy lifestyle extends your life and gives you a good quality of life. We want persons to take up the challenge of living a healthier life in terms of diet and exercise and, hopefully, this will combat some of the illnesses common in society,” he said.For her part, Executive Director of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Deborah Chen, said that the event is an important tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease, adding that 25 per cent of the population suffer from high blood pressure with another 33 per cent being pre-hypertensive.last_img read more

Cop Killer granted parole again San Diego DA says he remains unpredictable

first_img Mike McKinnon III, Mike McKinnon III August 23, 2018 Posted: August 23, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan announced that despite her suggestion to not release Jesus Cecena, the State Board of Parole decided to grant parole to the 57-year-old who killed San Diego Police officer Archie Buggs in 1978.The full press release from Summer Stephan’s office can be read below:San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said today that in spite of her office’s vigorous and compelling arguments against it, the State Board of Parole has granted parole to Jesus Cecena, 57, who killed a San Diego police officer in 1978. Officer Archie Buggs, 30, was shot four times after he stopped a car driven by Cecena, a gang member in the Skyline neighborhood who was 17-years-old at the time. Cecena fired five times at Buggs, then paused, walked toward the fallen officer and fired a final bullet into his head at point-blank range. The officer died on the street, his hand still on his service revolver.The Parole Board hearing was held this morning at Valley State Prison near Fresno, California and lasted nearly five hours. The Board announced its decision after deliberating for about 30 minutes.  This was Cecena’s 17th parole hearing which included a discussion of his criminal record, psychiatric factors, parole plans, and statements by representatives of the victim’s family.California Governor Edmund Brown will receive the case within 120 days for review. The District Attorney’s Office immediately released a statement saying it will urge the governor to reverse the parole grant in the strongest terms possible.“While we understand the factors considered by the Parole Board, we’re extremely disappointed in its decision to send a cop killer who still lacks honest insight and remorse into this atrocious crime back into the community. He continues to be unpredictable and dangerous,” said District Attorney Summer Stephan. “Given the gravity of the crime and its impact upon the officer’s family and our community, we believe he is not suitable for release. The District Attorney’s Office will strongly urge the Governor to once again reverse this grant of parole in the interest of public safety.”In the last four years, Cecena was granted parole three times (in 2014, 2015 and 2017) and each time Governor Brown reversed the grant, after the San Diego County District Attorney filed objections. Cecena’s parole also continues to be opposed by San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit and the San Diego Police Officers Association.Cecena was convicted of murder and was sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole on August 22, 1979. Because Cecena was 17 at the time he killed Officer Buggs, his sentence was reduced to a seven years-to-life term in March of 1982. Cecena’s unstable social history continued during his incarceration; he received more than 10 violation reports for misconduct while in prison.RELATED STORY: San Diego DA Summer Stephan fights to keep Jesus Cecena behind bars center_img Cop Killer granted parole again; San Diego DA says he remains unpredictable and dangerous FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Jesus Cecena, Summer Stephan last_img read more