first_imgThe LAPD will step up scrutiny of racial profiling allegations made against any of its officers after criticism that the previous practice was too lax. Under new rules adopted Tuesday by the Police Commission, two commanding officers will review allegations that a suspect was targeted because of race. In addition, the officer’s prior performance can be considered part of the official investigation. Previously, allegations of racial profiling were reviewed by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau without any formal protocol. “This represents a significant achievement over what we had,” Police Commissioner John Mack said. Two months ago, the LAPD also rolled out a $5 million program to install dashboard videocameras in 300 cars to monitor police treatment of suspects. Under the federal consent degree implemented after the Rampart corruption scandal, the LAPD was ordered to determine whether its officers engage in racial profiling. After spending millions of dollars on systems to document the race of suspects and reasons for traffic stops, an independent inquiry found the information inconclusive. “We are going to look at this extremely closely,” said Cmdr. James Voge, head of LAPD’s Internal Affairs. “It’s a difficult allegation to prove. You have to prove what was in the officer’s mind – and that’s very difficult to prove.” Despite dozens of complaints from the community, the LAPD has never ruled that an officer engaged in racial profiling, stopping a suspect based solely on race. But civil rights attorneys have argued that the LAPD definition of profiling is too narrow. It does not take into consideration, for example, whether minority and white suspects are treated differently or are more likely to be targeted for criminal conduct. “More thorough investigations are important to make sure that racial profiling is taken seriously,” said Peter Bibring, an attorney for the ACLU of Southern California. But he said the department still fails to aggressively root out the problem. (818) 713-3741 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgItalian site AS Roma Live reported that Wanyama is a probable transfer target for the side with a few days left before the close of the transfer window.Wanyama was sidelined for four months last season and the development is another blow for the White Hart Lane club’s engine room.“According to what was collected by ‘’, however, the rating of the player is around 35 million euros (Sh4bn) and currently does not correspond to the economic and sports opportunity that he would be looking for Monchi,” the Italian portal claimed.It will however be strange to see Tottenham sell a player in the summer especially having failed to sign any players and their latest attempt at signing midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa being rejected by the club’s owners.Wanyama has been a favorite of head coach Mauricio Pochettino since their days at Southampton and it will highly be unlikely that he will look to sell the midfielder with three years still left on his contract.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Victor Wanyama controlling the ball during a previous English Premier League match. PHOTO/courtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 9- Reports in Italy have linked AS Roma with a move for Harambee Stars and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama who is currently recovering from a niggling knee injury in London.Wanyama joined Spurs in the summer of 2016 on a five year deal worth Sh1.4bn but was put down with injury last season, missing four months of action as he recovered. Wanyama had to fly back to London from Spurs’ pre-season camp in the USA after a recurrence of the knee injury.last_img read more

first_imgSOCCER: No one knows if Yallop will be back next month for a barnstorming tour. By Billy Witz STAFF WRITER After a season-ending loss to Chicago knocked them out of a playoff berth on Sunday, the Galaxy met for about an hour Tuesday morning. Then many of them packed up and headed out of town until late next week, when they’re to begin practicing for a four-game, four-nation barnstorming tour with David Beckham. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But when they return, will Frank Yallop be with them? A day after telling his players during a team meeting that his job is in jeopardy, the Galaxy coach said he hasn’t heard from Galaxy president Alexi Lalas or anyone else in the organization about whether he’ll be back next season. “I’ve heard nothing from anybody,” Yallop said Wednesday. “In the next week or so, we’ll talk about planning for next year, so I’ll get a better idea of what (Lalas) is feeling. If people think I’m a bad coach and have coached this team badly, they can say that. “But I feel that not all the results were down to coaching.” Lalas declined an interview request, a team spokesman explaining that he wouldn’t have answers to reporters’ questions until next week. The spokesman for AEG president Tim Leiweke, who manages the companies’ sports enterprises and led the signing of Beckham to a five-year, $32.5 million contract, did not respond to an interview request. Yallop won two MLS Cups in San Jose and was respected for his work with the Canadian national team, but in his 1 seasons in Los Angeles he’s missed the playoffs twice – the only times in franchise history – and like many in the organization appeared overwhelmed at times by Beckham’s arrival. Speculation has swirled around Yallop’s job status since Beckham arrived in mid-July to a floundering club that was derided by one English paper as a good pub side. In August, one report had him set to be fired and replaced by former German national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who has worked as a consultant for the Galaxy, served as an advisor to AEG in designing the Home Depot Center and lives in Huntington Beach. A month ago, the Times of London reported that AEG was approaching former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho with an offer to take over the team. “There’s all kinds of rumors going around right now,” Galaxy defender Ante Jazic said Tuesday upon exiting the meeting. “It’s hard to know what’s really happening.” One popular rumor is that Yallop will return to San Jose, which was granted an expansion franchise to replace the club that moved to Houston a year ago. Yallop sidestepped whether he’d want to return to San Jose. “I need to wait and see what L.A. says to me,” Yallop said. “Until I hear different, I’m the coach of the Galaxy, so I’m not going to comment on that.” The Galaxy players, coaches and a few staff members – but not Lalas – met Tuesday to discuss the upcoming trips to Minneapolis, Vancouver, Sydney, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. Instead it turned into an open forum on what went wrong this season, with Yallop and many of the veterans – including Beckham, team captain Landon Donovan and goalkeeper Joe Cannon – speaking out. “Frank made it really clear how he felt,” according to one player, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “He made it clear he wasn’t comfortable. “In San Jose, when he won, he felt comfortable making decisions he felt good about. This season, there was a lot of pressure with David getting minutes. It was tough on him. If he plays him, he gets a lot of (flak). If he doesn’t, everyone is asking why he didn’t play him. “Basically, he was venting. He said, `My job is on the line.’ He promised to do better if he got the chance.” Team chemistry was also a subject that was addressed. Cliques developed within the team – mostly along the lines of age – and some felt like it affected the team’s play, especially when so many new faces were thrown into the lineup. Beckham asked how he could do better as far as interacting with his teammates. “He made himself vulnerable,” the player said. When Beckham was signed in January, it was with expectations of the Galaxy becoming a club whose name – and merchandise – would be known world-wide. But the Galaxy won just three MLS games in the 3 months before Beckham’s arrival. Then, with a back-loaded schedule that included three coast-to-coast flights in three weeks, injuries began to pile up – including Beckham’s sprained knee, which along with an ankle injury allowed him to play just two complete games. A late-season five-game winning streak, the club’s longest since 1998, put the Galaxy back in playoff contention until they fell to Chicago, 1-0, in the season finale. While the season took its toll on Yallop – he erupted into a profanity-laced answer when asked after one loss about his team’s injury troubles – he always had the public support of many of his players. Donovan and Chris Klein were among those who publicly lobbied for Yallop to stay on. “I’m the type of person who doesn’t worry about what anybody else thinks. I know if I’m doing a good job,” Yallop said. “You could have hired Jose Mourinho and he wouldn’t have done any different. “You can work with the tons of injuries and the schedule and all the things. He’s a fantastic coach, but in the circumstances, I don’t think anybody would have done differently. At one point, you’re just chucking guys on the field and hoping to get a result. We never felt like we really had a chance to have a breath until the end.” billy.witz@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_img1 Crystal Palace are locked in a four-way battle for Angers striker Famara Diedhiou.The 24-year-old managed eight goals in Ligue 1 last season and clubs are now exploring the possibility of signing him.Crystal Palace are keen on the Senegal international but, according to L’Equipe, they face plenty of competition.Indeed, as well as the Eagles, Freiburg, Malaga and Udinese are all chasing Diedhiou too.The four clubs are now expected to compete for the striker’s signature with Angers ready to do a deal at the right price. Famara Diedhiou last_img read more

first_imgCliff Richard has revealed that Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella helped him through one of the most difficult times in his life.Cliff spoke about the support he received from his Irish friends during his struggles with sexual assault allegations and the privacy court battle against the BBC, for which he was recently awarded £210,000.The Donegal singer and his wife were among the first people to reach out to him. Speaking to Miriam O’Callaghan on RTE Radio one, he said: “They were amongst the group of people who emailed me and said, ‘Look, we think you probably should be on your own’.Sir Cliff Richard’s charity recorded a £100,000 boost after he was cleared of historic sex abuse allegations“And I emailed them back saying, ‘No, please, I don’t want to be on my own.’”He said that their presence was of great comfort to him. The 77 year old musician also spoke about how he never felt alone.He said: “My faith, my fans, my friends, my family, they never left me alone.“I never was ever alone, all that period.”Cliff also said that during the times of great distress, he would often turn to God.He became an active Christian in 1964, and began to record contemporary Christian music. He said that when his friends stayed over, he would find himself alone after they had all gone to bed, but he never felt lonely.“I was always able to speak to God, pour my heart out, and I think that was very good for me.”Cliff also spoke about how forgiveness, something he had known from his Christian faith, helped heal his heart.He said that he had forgiven his accuser very early on. “For 22 months and two days I didn’t sleep for more than maybe an average of two hours or two and a half hours.“And I woke up the third night, I thought, ‘I don’t know how to do this. Because I’m beginning to hate…’ And I forgave him.”He said that while the accuser wouldn’t have known that he had been forgiven, it was really for Cliff’s benefit that he forgave him.“I felt better not having that hate burning in my heart anymore.”Cliff Richard thanks Daniel and Majella for standing by him was last modified: August 10th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more