Acting ICE director slams New York City’s sanctuary city policy following murder of 92-year-old woman

first_imgScott Heins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement slammed New York City’s leaders and their sanctuary city policies at a news conference Friday following the arrest of an undocumented immigrant in the death of a 92-year-old Queens woman.Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence said it was “unbelievable” he had to come to New York to “plead” for cooperation from the city’s authorities when it came to cases involving fugitive undocumented individuals. He blamed Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city’s sanctuary city policy for the murder of Maria Fuentes, who was allegedly assaulted physically and sexually by Reeaz Khan, a 21-year-old undocumented Guyanese national.Albence reiterated that federal authorities lodged a detainer against Khan after he stabbed his father with a broken coffee cup in November, but because the city didn’t turn him over to their custody, he was able to roam the streets and attack Fuentes on Jan. 6. She died from her wounds four days later.“I hold the policies of this city put in place by the mayor culpable for this crime,” Albence said.Khan was arrested on Jan. 11 and has been detained at Rikers Island on murder and attempted rape charges. ICE officials have issued another detainer against him. His attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.The NYPD said it never received the detainer for Khan back in November.Under its rules, the NYPD honors federal detainers if “ICE presents a warrant issued by a federal judge establishing that there is probable cause to take the person into custody, and the person has been convicted of a ‘violent or serious crime’ within five years of the arrest or is a possible match on the terrorist watch list,” according to a spokesperson to the department.“The NYPD follows local law as it pertains to detainer requests,” the spokesperson said in a statement.Albence said the NYPD only complied with 10 out of the 7,526 detainers that ICE’s New York field office filed last year. He warned that more violent crimes would continue if the city didn’t comply with his agency.“These are preventable crimes people,” he said.In a statement, de Blasio spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein dismissed Albence’s complaints against the city’s handling of Fuentes’ death.“Fear hate and attempts to divide are signatures of the Trump administration, not New York City. We are the safest big city in America because of our policies, not in spite of them. We must band together as New Yorkers and reject these lies,” she said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Is your brand bred, fed and led?

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An old maxim about conventional military forces goes something like this: “To be successful, an army must be bred, fed and led.”The same three things apply to your bank or credit union brand in order for it to be successful.Obviously, there are differences between an army and your brand and slight variations in the definitions of these three words. Here’s how it breaks down for your bank or credit union brand:Bred: This means you must develop enthusiastic brand ambassadors from all employees, in effect breeding a culture of brand loyalty and excitement. This applies to both new employees when they first enter your bank or credit union culture as well as existing employees regardless of tenure. This generally goes back to how well your brand is backed up by proactive and effective training. Without this training, you’ll have a difficult task breeding the loyal brand soldiers you need to succeed. continue reading »last_img read more

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Peerless Warriors seal top spot with eighth straight  win

first_imgGUYANA Amazon Warriors extended their perfect 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign to eight wins from eight matches with a 19-run win over defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders, at the Queen’s Park Oval despite Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo briefly threatening to pull off an outrageous heist.The Knight Riders appeared dead and buried at 91/4 with just six overs remaining and still needing 95 more to overhaul the Warriors 185/6. But Pollard and Bravo went on a ferocious six-hitting spree that almost dragged the unlikeliest of wins out of the fire for TKR.They came up short, though, with Keemo Paul’s 19th over in which only singles came from the last five balls, easing the Warriors’ fraying nerves before Tahir bowled Pollard for a sensational 71 from 38 balls with three balls to go and 21 still needed to finish the contest.The final winning margin of 19 runs also highlighted the significance of Romario Shepherd’s late cameo with the bat in the Warriors’ innings – he smashed 32* from 13, with two sixes and a four to finish it off as 25 came from Chris Jordan’s closing over.Yet another win for the Warriors means they have now guaranteed themselves top spot in the regular season with two games to spare, while the Knight Riders still have work to do to secure their own place in the top two and the safety net of a place in Qualifier 1. One win from their two remaining games will do it.Having muscled their way to 185/6 despite a troubling mid-innings wobble, the Warriors then strangled the Knight Riders top order through their battery of spinners.Chris Green once again led the way, bowling his four overs off the reel at the top of the innings, removing the dangerous Colin Munro and Lendl Simmons, and returning figures of 2/18.Imran Tahir did for Mark Deyal and Shoaib Malik had Denesh Ramdin caught in the deep off a slog-sweep to leave TKR reeling at 53/4.Not even Pollard could rescue the Knight Riders from there, although he gave it a real crack. He shared a swashbuckling 125-run stand with Bravo, who himself cleared the ropes six times in a 46-ball 58 not out, but the required rate continued to climb throughout the partnership; even when 57 runs were plundered in four overs from the 15th to the 18th.Paul’s nerveless 19th over was ultimately key, and across the 40 overs the Warriors were deserving winners.A 98-run second-wicket stand between Chrandrapaul Hemraj and Shimron Hetmyer, then Shepherd’s late fireworks, lifted the Warriors to their commanding total. After the early loss of Brandon King, falling straight after taking Khary Pierre for 10 runs in two balls to start the third over, Hemraj took stock and then took charge.Only 35/1 was on the board after the powerplay, but the boundaries started to flow – for Hemraj in particular, who smashed four Hero Maximums and reached a 34-ball half-century with back-to-back fours off Jordan.When Hemraj was caught behind off a wide Javon Searles yorker for 66, Hetmyer exploded into life in thrilling, yet, sadly for the Warriors, all too brief fashion.Searles’ next over started with the wicket of Nicholas Pooran and ended with that of Hetmyer slicing to Pierre at deep point. In between came 17 runs as Hetmyer flayed two fours and a gorgeous six carved high and handsome over backward point.The failed attempt to repeat the dose saw Hetmyer depart the scene furious with himself and two short of a half-century.The Warriors innings threatened to subside at that point in the face of some fine bowling from Ali Khan (1/23) in particular.From 111/1 and 136/3, the Warriors found themselves 143/6 when Malik and Sherfane Rutherford fell to catches in the deep having added just a single between them.But Shepherd ensured the Warriors would get up past not just 160, but also 180. He flayed a couple of early boundaries through the offside, but it was the two Hero Maximums and one-bounce four with which he finished the innings – 25 in all coming from Jordan’s closing over – that would ultimately take the Warriors out of Pollard and the Knight Riders’ reach.(CPL)last_img read more

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