SEMMES MAYOR-ELECT DAVID BAKER ANNOUNCES HIS PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN

SEMMES MAYOR-ELECT DAVID BAKER
ANNOUNCES HIS PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN
      After consulting with firemen, concerned citizens, and attorneys, Mayor-Elect David Baker today announced his plans and proposals for a much-improved Fire and Rescue Service to serve all of the residents now being served, but with faster response times, a more stable workforce, and newer equipment. The long-serving, much-appreciated, Semmes Volunteer Fire Department of the past exists today in name only. Only three volunteers remain. Now, professional City-paid crews man the three Semmes stations around the clock. Our Public Safety Committee will work closely with the Fire Chief and other members of the Fire Department to develop a list of urgent priorities, starting with personal safety equipment for all firemen.  I would like to bring those needs to the Council for action as soon as possible.

President Obama Grants Commutations

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

President Obama Grants Commutations

Today, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentence to the following 58 individuals:

Jasmine Allen – Bunnell, FL
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; manage or control a residence for the purpose of unlawfully manufacturing, storing and distributing a controlled substance; distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida
Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 5, 2008); amended to 188 months’ imprisonment (February 29, 2016)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016. Timothy Antjuan Augustus – Hampton, VA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base and cocaine; Eastern District of Virginia
Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 1, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016. Shannon Lee Blake – Phoenix, AZ
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; District of Wyoming
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (July 2, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018. Steven Bernard Boyd – Augusta, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess cocaine and cocaine base with intent to distribute; distribution of cocaine hydrochloride (three counts); possession of cocaine and cocaine base with intent to distribute; Southern District of Georgia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 29, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016. Donald Brooks – West Point, GA
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine and at least 50 grams of cocaine base; Northern District of Georgia
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 18, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016.

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Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty in Terrorism Investigation

Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty in Terrorism Investigation

Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 23, of Starkville, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen, Mississippi, to conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The plea was announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Felicia C. Adams of the Northern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway of the FBI’s Jackson, Mississippi, Division. Dakhlalla pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock of the Northern District of Mississippi to conspiring with another individual to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Dakhlalla was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to await sentencing, which will be scheduled at a later date. The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Jackson Division Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Washington Field Office.

We should be very clear: China is at virtual war with the United States

Posted on Yahoo! Finance:
Last month’s massive breach of federal employees’ data allegedly at the hands of Chinese hackers, made public Thursday, indicates a treacherous new reality in the global cyber game. “It’s very serious indeed,” geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, the founder of Eurasia Group, told Business Insider. “China’s offensive cyber capabilities have consistently surprised the United States in terms of breadth and sophistication of attacks. “The latest attacks revealed yesterday show millions of existing and former US government employees with their private data now in the hands of the Chinese state.”

Patients Recover From Ebola

Two U.S. Patients Recover from Ebola, Discharged from Hospital

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Two U.S. Patients Recover from Ebola, Discharged from Hospital

CDC is heartened to learn that the two U.S. citizens treated at Emory University Hospital for Ebola have been discharged from the hospital and can rejoin their families and communities. CDC has advised Emory University Hospital that there is no public health concern with the release of these patients. They no longer have Ebola virus in their blood and therefore pose no risk to household contacts or the public.  There are no restrictions to the patients’ activities of daily living. CDC provided consultation to the healthcare team at Emory University Hospital and conducted the laboratory testing of patients to confirm that they no longer had Ebola virus circulating in their blood.  Individuals who recover from Ebola are not contagious as far as transmitting the virus through close personal contact with blood or body fluids such as urine, feces, sweat, or vomit. At times people in Africa who have recovered from Ebola have found their communities reluctant to have them return out of fear that community members could catch Ebola from a person who has survived the illness.  Based on available evidence, Ebola survivors have not transmitted the virus to others after it is no longer present in their blood.