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“COPY” Architects: Feldman Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776454/fitty-wun-feldman-architecture Clipboard Area: 4188 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Fitty Wun / Feldman ArchitectureSave this projectSaveFitty Wun / Feldman Architecture Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: Bonelli Projects Green Roof:Fred BalleriniLighting Design:Kim CladasCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The unconventional renovation of Fitty Wun transformed this Cole Valley home to reflect the playful personalities of the clients, a couple with three active young boys and a “work hard, play hard” approach to life.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherBehind a white-framed front door in a townhouse façade, the house features an open floor plan that merges the kitchen, dining, and living rooms into one great room. This spacious communal living area functions as a hub for cooking, eating, working, and tomfoolery, with a catwalk connecting the children’s bedrooms overhead.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanAt its core, a three-story atrium, ringed with a spiraling steel stairway, provides the boys room to play within earshot of their parents. A wood rope swing suspended at the atrium’s center soars from the kitchen to the underside of the ‘pod,’ a floating office space that serves as an acoustically separate space from the action below. From its green roof with views of Twin Peaks and Mount Sutro to the great room’s innovative storage solutions, the design of Fitty Wun combines whimsy and utility.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessSeonnongdan / Wooridongin ArchitectsSelected Projectsobha / RBA ArchitektenSelected Projects Share ArchDaily CopyHouses, Renovation•San Francisco, United States Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 14 Share 2014 United States Photographs: Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Landscape Design: Design Line Construction Fitty Wun / Feldman Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776454/fitty-wun-feldman-architecture Clipboard Photographs Contractor: Loretta Gargan Landscape + Design, Owner CopyAbout this officeFeldman ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on November 04, 2015Cite: “Fitty Wun / Feldman Architecture” 04 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Papagayo House / Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaSave this projectSavePapagayo House / Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma Photographs: Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Papagayo House / Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889727/casa-papagayo-ariel-valenzuela-plus-diego-ledesma Clipboard Mexico Architects: Ariel Valenzuela, Diego Ledesma Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Area: 370 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Cemex, Artisanal milpa bricks, Benetti, Grupo Tenerife, MextileSave this picture!© Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. The project starts from a pre-existing building with many structural limitations and very limited areas. It was sought from the beginning to liberate the interior spaces generating new openings that allowed a correct lighting and ventilation, considering that the busiest spaces were the least illuminated.Save this picture!© Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaSave this picture!FloorplanSave this picture!© Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaTo generate this opening, it was proposed to create a new central courtyard inside the house to turn it into the heart of the house, the central space that illuminates and connects bedrooms, social areas and study and also, serves as natural ventilation.Save this picture!© Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaSave this picture!Facade AxonometrySave this picture!© Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaBy integrating elements of parametric design to respond to project constraints, a façade is projected with the help of advanced modeling tools, combining computational design, traditional construction methods and materials from the region -such as artisanal milpa brick- , and this is how it manages to give the project a contemporary and regional identity.Save this picture!© Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaConsidering the sidewalk as the public area of the project, it is proposed to create a quality space based on the idea of sharing the green areas with neighbors and passers-by and providing the city with a pleasant and accessible space. Thus, and according to the specific conditions of each area, the vegetation was selected and divided into three groups; plants of shade, sun and aquatic. Subsequently, in order to integrate this area into the whole project, a cobble pattern for the sidewalk was designed using digital tools, using the geometry of its materials and optimizing the design using the area as a factor to achieve the goals in terms of surface in green areas desired.Save this picture!© Ariel Valenzuela + Diego LedesmaProject gallerySee allShow less35 Lower Long Building / dhk ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSantiburi The Residences / Architects 49Selected Projects Share Year: 2018 CopyHouses•Monterrey, Mexico Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889727/casa-papagayo-ariel-valenzuela-plus-diego-ledesma Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma+ 38Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyAbout this officeAriel ValenzuelaOfficeFollowDiego LedesmaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMonterreyIcebergOn FacebookMexicoPublished on January 30, 2021Cite: “Papagayo House / Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma” 29 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Guests at Hillsides annual benefit, the Centennial Gala, raised $655,000 for vulnerable children and families living in Los Angeles County, far exceeding the amount raised in previous years. On Saturday night, February 23, a sold-out crowd of more than 600 filled the ballroom of the iconic The Langham Huntington, Pasadena to celebrate the charityâ€™s 100 years of service and to enjoy an evening of spectacular entertainment and fine dining.â€œI canâ€™t thank our supporters enough for making the gala an incredible success,â€ said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer. â€œThe funds raised will allow Hillsides to continue to create lasting change in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and families. This overwhelming outpouring of generosity is the best birthday present Hillsides could ever receive.â€Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, Rusnak Auto Group Vice President of Public Relations and chair of the event, kicked off the evening by introducing the presenters who awarded Dr. Drew Pinsky of â€œCelebrity Rehabâ€ fame and NBC4 Weatherman Fritz Coleman special â€œHillsides Centennialâ€ awards for all the hard work they do for the charity. Tiffany Company of Pasadena generously donated the hand-cut crystal awards that were also given later in the evening to Emmy award-winning actress Jean Smart, comedian George Lopez, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Marcus Allen, and Paul Rusnak, Chairman/CEO of Rusnak Auto Group.Presenters for the honorees were Colleen Williams, NBC4 anchor, Mike Catherwood, co-host of â€œLoveline,â€ NFL football players Willie Gault and Jason David, Robert C. Smith, CEO of Allied High Tech Company, Actress Kristen Renton, and Arizmendi.â€œHillsides Centennial Gala was truly a magical evening transformed into a winter wonderland with bursts of color everywhere once the new logo was unveiled,â€ said Arizmendi. â€œThe honorees were extraordinary, the entertainers were flawless, the bidders were extremely generous, and the winners were the children and families served by this exceptional organization.â€The evening was action-packed with a live auction filled with unique and exceptional opportunities and items hosted by award-winning comedian and actor, Christopher Rich. The live auction got fast and furious when a bidding war broke out among guests for a signed Elton John band guitar, with band members Davey Johnstone and John Mahon cheering the guests on. Guests also rushed to outbid each other for a Danube Viking River Cruise and a weekend away at The Langham with a Maserati or Bentley from Rusnak Maserati Pasadena and Bentley Pasadena, part of the Rusnak Auto Group, among other items.Selected by Miss California USA 2013 Mabelynn Capeluj, some lucky guests were also winners of the opportunity drawings, which included box seats to the Hollywood Bowl and a weekend getaway at the Omni San Francisco Hotel. And the crowd lifted their paddles for Hillsides during a paddle auction to raise additional funds to help the at-risk families the charity serves.During the evening, guests were treated to an incredible line-up of talented entertainers, including Nina Fetter & The Feds jazz quartet, â€œDancing with the Starsâ€ choreographer Christian Perry and his wife, Annette, violinist Lindsey Stirling, and three-time world champion of magic Jason Latimer, who wowed the audience with his awe-inspiring sleights of hand. Other performers included Jacky Ibarra, who sang the National Anthem, DJ Herick and DJ Lezlee, and recording artists CEEJ and Suzan Brittan Gault. Local talented students included The Polytechnic School dancers, who performed as ballerinas, and along with the Mayfield Senior Dance Conservatory were a flash mob.Guests were treated to a feast by executive chef at the Langham, Denis Depoitre and his staff, which included shrimp cocktail and stone crab claws for appetizers, a â€œtrio of tomato towerâ€ salad with fresh ovaline mozzarella, micro cilantro, and basil, and an entre of horseradish-crusted filet and lemon-thyme poached lobster accompanied by parsnip puree, red potatoes, and a soy bean ragout. Diners also enjoyed sipping Maddalena Chardonnay and San Antonio Heritage Red, donated by the Riboli family of the local San Antonio Winery.Toward the end of the evening, Costa thanked guests, telling them, â€œAs people depend on us to provide unconditional support and access to programs and services that improve their lives, we rely on your unconditional support to help us impact their lives.â€ He gave special thanks to the eventâ€™s major sponsors, which include Paul Rusnak, Rusnak Auto Group, Wells Fargo, Specialty Car Craft, The Walt Disney Company, Susan and Bill Noce, Bolton & Company Insurance Brokers, Marge and Sherm Telleen, THE Magazine, Susan and Bill Noce, Jacob Maarse Florists, San Antonio Winery & Maddalena Restaurant, EFX-Event Special Effects.The evening ending with the unveiling of Hillsidesâ€™ new logo, a colorful pinwheel, representing childhood innocence and the power to turn obstacles into opportunities. Guests were surprised by the confetti bursts in the air as Mayfield Senior School Vocal Conservatory performed a song from Pitch Perfect.Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. The Centennial Gala is just one of many exciting centennial events the charity has planned throughout the year.To learn more about upcoming events and about Hillsides, visit www.Hillsides.org. 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News UpdatesDelhi Court Directs Deputy Commissioner of Police To Monitor Case On Illegal Recycling Of Surgical Gloves Karan Tripathi12 Sep 2020 3:21 AMShare This – xDelhi Court has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) to monitor investigation in a case against certain factories that are allegedly recycling used surgical gloves for reselling them to make profits. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat further observed that in light of COVID19, such instances assume seriousness and the same shall also be reflected in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi Court has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) to monitor investigation in a case against certain factories that are allegedly recycling used surgical gloves for reselling them to make profits. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat further observed that in light of COVID19, such instances assume seriousness and the same shall also be reflected in the investigation.The court also directed for supplying a copy of this order to the Commissioner of East Delhi Municipal Corporation as some factories in East Delhi are stated to be doing work which is contrary to law.The order has come in a bail plea moved by one of the accused whose factory was raided by the police for allegedly using the factory premises for recycling and washing used surgical gloves.The FIR lodged against the accused enlist offences under section sections 269,270,308, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, section 3 of Epidemic Diseases Act, and Sections 51 and 58 of the Disaster Management Act.The Prosecutor argued that a raid was conducted in the factory of the accused whereby three rooms were discovered where blood stained surgical gloves were packed in plastic bags for the purpose of recycling.The Prosecutor further argued that another set of bags were also found where the recycled gloves were packed for reselling in the market. It was also argued that the management failed to produce any valid license for running such a factory.’This is bound to endanger human life and further endanger the human society’, the Prosecutor argued.While taking these arguments into consideration, the court noted that labour, vehicles and other persons involved with the said factory shall also be examined, merely finding used gloves in the factory won’t help the investigation.’It is incumbent upon the investigating agency to further link it to the consumers’, the court said.After highlighting these issues, the court released the said accused persons on bail. Next Story
Top Stories”We Must Be Conscious Of The Ideology Of The Persons Appointed To The Bench”: Indira Jaising Mehal Jain22 Dec 2020 4:55 AMShare This – x”Whether the judiciary delivers on its promise or not depends on the people who get appointed to the institution”, articulated Senior Advocate Indira Jaising on Friday.She was addressing the virtual audience at the MoneyLife Foundation’s Third Annual RTI Lecture. She proceeded to address the following question- “Has the judiciary delivered on its promise of being the arbiter between…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Whether the judiciary delivers on its promise or not depends on the people who get appointed to the institution”, articulated Senior Advocate Indira Jaising on Friday.She was addressing the virtual audience at the MoneyLife Foundation’s Third Annual RTI Lecture. She proceeded to address the following question- “Has the judiciary delivered on its promise of being the arbiter between the rights of the citizens and the Executive?”She asserted that “we must be conscious of the ideology of the person appointed” to the bench. She described the present judiciary as the ‘Ideological Court’- “Some have called it the ‘Executive Court’. The evidence is on the table – from the decision in the Babri Masjid case to the decision to place in cold storage the issue of the CAA, the electoral bonds and the challenge to the abrogation of Article 370, and the grant of bail to some journalists and not to others. This is a highly self-conscious court. And this is a charitable description – what we actually have is more than one Supreme Court of India, and sometimes more than one person in the personality of one judge. What we see is the policy of pick and choose, perhaps the power vested with the master of the roster”Ms. Jaising stated that a majoritarian government brings its own challenges- “Has the judiciary succumbed to the majoritarian government? Are we seeing a threatened judiciary? Will there be a repeat of ADM Jabalpur?”So far as the appointment of judges in the US is concerned, she iterated that the transparency is of such level that every judge, before being appointed to the institution, is questioned on issues of the present times – abortion, the wall separating religion and the State, the rights of the LGBT community.”In India, we have the worst of both the worlds – we don’t have transparency, and yet we know that in the consensus that is built between the Executive and the Judiciary, the Executive has the last word…I propose an equal-opportunities manner of appointment of judges. Applications should be invited from the interested persons, putting on record their biodata. This would ensure that women, Dalits, LGBT have an equal opportunity to get appointed. Judiciary will then reflect the issues of the diverse nation, the diversity of religion, language and culture”, she expressed.She indicated the challenges which face the ‘Post-COVID world’- “The pandemic has made the rich richer and the poor poorer. There are challenges of food security, the supply chain being monopolised by big businesses. These challenges will find their way into the judiciary sooner or later”She took the audience through the various generations of lawyers since the inception of modern India, being the pool of talent from which judges are drawn – “Lawyers were very important in the pre-independence times, they were deeply engaged with the freedom struggle. They are who we called the transitional lawyers, they have travelled both from the pre-independence and post-independence world. They were the ones who were appointed as Attorney Generals and Solicitor Generals. While they were well-versed in the colonial and the common laws, they were only beginners of the regime of fundamental rights””Next, came the lawyers who were supported by big business houses. They were concerned basically with the challenges to the progressive land reforms, to nationalisation and to liberty. Mr. Nani Palkhivala was one of them. They experimented with challenging laws on the ground that Fundamental Rights are violated. While they served the interests of big businesses and industries and gave them a platform, they failed miserably at arguing the right to liberty in A. K. Gopalan, where it was held that if due process is complied with, the reasonableness of the law need not be gone into”, continued Ms. Jaising.She canvassed the sociological account of the bar since then – that the Bombay bar, comprising mostly Parsis and Gujaratis, has dominated development in the country and in the Supreme Court; that the Calcutta bar comprises majorly of the Bhadraloks, irrespective of their caste and creed; that the Madras bar in the pre-independence times was composed of Tamil Brahmins, and that post-independence, its character has changed in so far as confronting social justice issues is concerned. “It is this generation of lawyers which could have been role models for the future of the legal profession in this country. It is the pool of talent from which the judges are drawn. This generation can be characterised by their overt deference to power and authority and a willingness to accept whatever comes their way”Moving on, Ms. Jaising discoursed, “Next is my generation – I called myself one of midnight’s children, deeply influenced by the ideals in the values of the freedom struggle. But what was the freedom struggle? Justice D. Y. Chandrachud has defined it eloquently in the Indian Young Lawyers’ Association case (Sabarimala, 2018) – ‘Reading Dr Ambedkar compels us to look at the other side of the independence movement. Besides the struggle for independence from the British rule, there was another struggle going on since centuries and which still continues. That struggle has been for social emancipation. It has been the struggle for the replacement of an unequal social order. It has been a fight for undoing historical injustices and for righting fundamental wrongs with fundamental rights. The Constitution of India is the end product of both these struggles. It is the foundational document, which in text and spirit, aims at social transformation namely, the creation and preservation of an equal social order. The Constitution represents the aspirations of those, who were denied the basic ingredients of a dignified existence'””This is what has guided my journey as a lawyer in the past 50 years. The journey in law was also inspired by the Public Interest Litigation as developed by judges like Justices P. N. Bhagwati and V. R. KrishnaIyer. Our efforts would have been nothing without them”, she said.Then she discussed the Olga Tellis case (1985), for the rights of pavement dwellers and the Bombay Hawkers’ Union case (1985), both of which dealt with the rights to livelihood and dignity. She explained that it was these cases which brought to the court concerns of the “disinherited of the earth” – the hawkers, the homeless, the vegetable vendors, the rights of the self-employed, the tribals and the nomads and the women to hawk on the streets.”But what has been the impact of opening the doors to anyone? Now one single resident of Delhi can file a PIL questioning the whole movement of farmers on the ground that he is a ‘taxpayer’ and hence, has the locus to stop protests of a whole community! Individual rights now have the potential to defeat collective rights. This is a very dangerous precedent. I say no more except that the voice of the generation of tax lawyers is a generation which sees its own individual convenience over all else”, she expressed the view.”In 1984, when we were arguing the Olga Tellis case, we were told that pavement dwellers are a ‘nuisance’, that they are just like boxes and benches which need to be removed from the pavements of the Municipal Corporation! This is all recorded in the judgement. It was the argument of the Municipal Corporation of Bombay, that pavement dwellers are a ‘nuisance’, not homeless, but ‘nuisance’!”, she remarked.Then, she moved on to discuss the era of the National Law Schools, who, she said, were “ideally suited to a neo-liberal politics, to structural adjustments and the demands of a globalized economy”- “They entered the comfort zones of the hallowed law firms, giving a go-by to litigation. Regulatory agencies became important, electricity infrastructure and the internet became the new havens for lawyers. But anti-competition law did not see the development that it should have”Finally, she commended the “young lawyers who come to the aid of those who were arrested in the Delhi riots, the people on social media who are told that they are disrupting communal harmony, and of the lawyers who are fighting the so-called conspiracies in every nook and corner”. “They give hope for the future. If the 20th century bar in India was Anglicised, inspired by the Oxbridge alumni and barristers, the bar of 21st century India is mainly Americanised with ideals brought home from LLMs and doctorates from Ivy League colleges such as Harvard, Pennsylvania, Colombia. 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Facebook Google+ By News Highland – February 8, 2021 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp A 100 euro fine for anyone crossing the border into the Republic from the North is in effect from today.The new measures apply to people who are not residents of the Republic.Every adult in the car will be fined and not just the driver.Sarah who lives in Donegal and works in Derry believes not enough consultation has been made with cross border workers.Sarah, who’s originally from Derry, says there are many people crossing the border each way daily for legitimate reasons and feels that the new rules could cause chaos.She spoke on today’s Nine Till Noon Show:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/sarah1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articlePeople urged to have rethink when buying a pet during pandemicNext articlePlans afoot for regeneration of Letterkenny town centre News Highland Concern over new Covid-19 border fines AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
Miami-Dade Police Department(MIAMI) — A Miami-Dade police officer was charged this week for forcefully arresting a woman, and then making false statements about what happened, in an incident that sparked outrage after video of the incident went viral.Police bodycam footage and a cell phone video recorded by the woman’s friend showed the officer, Alejandro Giraldo, pushing Dyma Loving against a fence before grabbing her by the neck and pulling her to the ground.Giraldo had been responding to a 911 call made by Loving’s friend, Adrianna Green, to report that a neighbor had threatened them with a shotgun. An internal police investigation later found there was no basis for arresting Loving.Giraldo was arrested on Thursday and charged with official misconduct, a felony, for making false statements in official reports. He was also charged with battery.“After taking the sworn statements…and reviewing all the known video evidence, we believe that there is sufficient evidence to charge a violation of Florida’s criminal statutes,” the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said in a statement.On the morning of March 5, Green called 911 to say that her neighbor had been hurling racist insults at her, and that he had pulled out a shotgun and threatened to shoot her. Four officers reported to the scene and interviewed Green and Loving about the incident before going to the neighbor’s home to interview him about the allegations.They told Loving and Green “not to go anywhere,” the warrant said.It was at this point that Giraldo and a sixth officer, Juan Calderon, arrived at the scene and arrested Green.Giraldo said he made the arrest because Loving “would not obey commands,” was “uncooperative,” and was “screaming at us, causing a scene in a residential neighborhood,” according to the police report. None of these statements, however, could be backed by evidence, officials said.In sworn statements, each of the officers said that Loving did not in fact speak aggressively or act in a way that could have been perceived as a threat to the officers’ safety, the police report said.Loving’s attorney, Justin Moore, said that Loving had “expressed relief” over Giraldo’s arrest, and applauded prosecutors for moving forward with the case. But he said that other officers should also face charges for their role in the incident.“The fact is that the other officers involved in Dyma’s arrest assisted Officer Giraldo and drafted police reports detailing the incident,” Moore said. “It is more than reasonable that they meet the same scrutiny that Officer Giraldo has received.”Miami-Dade Police Department Director Juan Perez called Giraldo’s arrest disappointing and said it “overshadows the hard work of the dedicated men and women of law enforcement, who strive daily to serve and protect our community,” according to a statement.“This particular case underscores our commitment to cooperate and work together with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office in our continued effort to hold ourselves accountable,” the statement said.Andre Rouviere, Giraldo’s defense attorney, said he was “a little concerned of the nature and the way the case was brought about,” according to The Miami Herald. The paper said he had expressed concern that in bringing charges, prosecutors might have bowed to pressure from activists.Rouviere did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News.Giraldo has since been released from jail, according to ABC Miami affiliate WPLG-TV.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
iStock/RyanJLane(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis police are investigating the death of a baby who had been in a hot car on Saturday as temperatures climbed into the 80s.Emergency personnel were called to an AutoZone parking lot after a baby was found unresponsive in an SUV at about 4:45 p.m., the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.“EMS transported the baby to Riley [Hospital for Children] where despite the best efforts of medical staff, the baby died,” police said in a release.The mother of the child was taken in by homicide detectives to be interviewed.No charges have been filed at this time.“This is still considered a death investigation at this time,” police said in a release. “If it is ruled a homicide a formal brief will follow.”The Marion County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Monday to determine the exact cause of death.The temperature in Indianapolis on Saturday was 85 degrees — the hottest day in the city so far this year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.