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Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Why I’d buy and hold this FTSE 100 stock for a long time

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Manika Premsingh Why I’d buy and hold this FTSE 100 stock for a long time Just Eat Takeaway (LSE: JET), the FTSE 100 food delivery provider’s latest trading update is hugely positive. Earlier today it reported a 57% increase in orders and expects an over-50% increase in revenues for the year. JET has undoubtedly seen a demand filip from the lockdowns. As restaurants became inaccessible, ordering in became a popular option and continues to be so. But I think JET’s gains are unlikely to be just a flash in the pan. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…On the contrary, I expect it to continue accruing share price gains over time. Here are three reasons why:#1. Favourable structural shiftsI think there are unmistakable structural shifts currently underway in a number of industries. One of them is towards online shopping, whether it’s for clothes, groceries, cars, or takeaway food. While the online market is already quite developed in the UK, it’s forecast to see continued growth over the foreseeable future. Further, JET, which was formed by merging the UK’s Just Eat and the Netherland’s Takeaway.com, has market presence in international markets as well, which only increases its scope for growth. #2. Strong positioning for the FTSE 100 stockThe merger also made JET one of the biggest global delivery companies, which puts it at an advantage anyway. The company’s acquisition of US-based Grubhub later in the year further opened up the US market to it. In its latest update, the company adds that it has “further strengthened its market leading positions by significantly investing in its most important countries”. In particular, it talks about the UK market, its biggest by number of orders. JET says that it has put “tremendous effort” into improving the business. #3. Improving revenuesWhile JET’s top-line has definitely benefited from the lockdown-induced growth, its revenues were improving even earlier. It’s true that the company is still loss-making, but given the market growth and its own position in it, I reckon it’s only a matter of time before that changes. Risks to JETBut it’s not like there aren’t risks to JET. A key risk is competition. As a consumer, I order from both JET and from Deliveroo. Often though, I find myself veering more towards Deliveroo, in no small part because it’s far more proactive in communicating the latest deals. This is one consumer’s individual experience, however,  and in no way takes away from the growth that JET has seen. I am filing this as a point to note in my mind for the future, however. The takeaway For now, the three reasons above are convincing enough to me, though. Moreover, the consensus on JET is positive as well. According to data compiled by The Financial Times, most analysts have put a ‘Buy’ rating on the stock. An over-15% increase in stock price is also expected in the next 12 months as per the average forecast. I’d buy it.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 | More on: JET center_img Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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El humo, los espejos y el viejo juego de conchas

first_imgLa política capitalista ha sido durante mucho tiempo un juego de conchas.Mientras que a las masas se les dice que acudan a las elecciones para abordar sus innumerables reclamos: los verdaderos problemas de la pobreza, el racismo, la falta de empleos permanentes bien remunerados y la atención médica asequible, la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres y LGBTQ, todos son puestos en el estante de espera en los programas de los principales partidos capitalistas.Lo mismo ocurre con los medios corporativos, especialmente con el ala supuestamente “liberal”, que en este momento se está enfocando intensamente en el informe Mueller y los esfuerzos de la campaña Trump para obtener la ayuda de Rusia para piratear los correos electrónicos de Hillary Clinton antes de las elecciones presidenciales de 2016.¿Por qué esto recibe tanta atención? Hay muchas otras razones para exponer y oponerse al carácter horrible de la administración Trump.Demuestra abiertamente sus crímenes contra personas de color e inmigrantes, alejando a los niños de sus padres y encerrándolos por intentar escapar de los horrores creados en sus países de origen, especialmente en América Central, por los golpes de derecha instigados por los Estados Unidos.Ha creado un clima en el que Klan y los tipos nazis y otros neofascistas se sienten libres para difundir sus viles llamados al nacionalismo blanco, atendiendo a aquellos que temen el resurgimiento de una clase obrera multicultural y multiétnica unida en solidaridad contra los patrones.Está tratando de matar de hambre y desmoralizar a la gente de Venezuela con sanciones aplastantes para instalar un gobierno más a gusto de los intereses petroleros de los Estados Unidos.Está calentando a todo el planeta como recompensa a sus adinerados patrocinadores en la industria de los combustibles fósiles, que se benefician de la destrucción del medio ambiente.En cuanto a las elecciones de 2016, ¿dónde está el alboroto, día tras día, en los medios de comunicación acerca de cómo millones de votantes, tantos de ellos de raza Negra y Latinx, fueron excluidos de votar por restricciones de voto reaccionarias? Estos errores sin duda inclinaron el voto hacia el Partido Republicano y Trump.Pero en lugar de enojarse justificadamente por estas violaciones de los derechos de los trabajadores y oprimidos, los medios de comunicación y el Partido Demócrata se centran en lo que hizo la administración para obtener el apoyo de Rusia para Trump. Es el viejo juego de la concha, mira aquí, no a mis manos.Esta, por cierto, no es la primera vez que uno de los principales partidos capitalistas en los Estados Unidos, nuevamente el Partido Republicano, utilizó la “influencia extranjera” para inclinar una elección presidencial en su beneficio.La guerra de Vietnam, iniciada en 1963 bajo el demócrata John F. Kennedy, continuó bajo su sucesor, Lyndon Johnson. En 1968, cuando la población se oponía cada vez más a la guerra y millones habían estado en las calles pidiendo que los Estados Unidos salieran, la administración de Johnson presentó una “sorpresa de octubre” justo antes de la elección. Anunció que las conversaciones de paz estaban a punto de comenzar, involucrando a Vietnam del Norte, Vietnam del Sur y los Estados Unidos.Se suponía que esto iba a cimentar el voto a favor de los demócratas, después de años de marchas en contra de la guerra donde el eslogan popular era “Hey, hey, LBJ, ¿a cuántos niños mataste hoy?”Pero el Partido Republicano privó a los demócratas de parte del “voto de paz” al reclutar secretamente el apoyo de un rico partidario chino del presidente de Taiwan, Chiang Kai-shek, para persuadir al presidente de Vietnam del Sur, Nguyen Van Thieu, a que se niegara a participar en las conversaciones. Las conversaciones de paz nunca sucedieron. (Consulte “Los gobiernos extranjeros han estado manipulando las elecciones de Estados Unidos durante décadas”, revista Politico, 27 de julio de 2016 – una pieza no muy progresiva pero interesante).Así que Richard Nixon ganó las elecciones, y la guerra continuó, ahora bajo los republicanos durante siete años más. No se debió a ningún voto en los Estados Unidos por los partidos republicanos o demócratas, que compartieron los crímenes de la guerra, sino solo después de que los vietnamitas pudieron llevar a las fuerzas estadounidenses a la mar y recuperar a su país.Nada ha cambiado fundamentalmente hoy en día con la política capitalista, a excepción de los nombres y rostros de quienes defienden este sistema corrupto y vil.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Black week for freedom of information in Somalia

first_img March 2, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists News SomaliaAfrica The latest victim was Ahmed Omar Ahmed of Radio Shabelle who was detained yesterday when about to attend a ceremony at the Mogadishu police academy and was taken to Hamar Jajab police station, where he was not told the reason for his arrest.It came just three days after NISA officers arrested Abdukar Mohamed Ali of Star FM and freelance journalist Abdirisak Omar Ahmed in a Mogadishu café on 17 December. Ali was released the next day but Ahmed is still being held, without having been brought before a judge.Journalists attending a news conference last week about the 2016 presidential election suddenly had all of their equipment seized on the orders of Gen. Adurahman Mohamed Tuuryare, the head of the NISA. All video and audio recordings were deleted before the equipment was returned.“We call on the Somali authorities to respect media freedom, which is guaranteed by their constitution, and to stop harassing journalists,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“Journalists are one of the keystones of democracy and will have to play a major role providing the public with information ahead of the 2016 elections. It is essential that they should be able to work freely.”The Somali authorities often harass privately-owned media outlets. Radio Shabelle, which received RSF’s Press Freedom Prize in 2010, is an especially frequent target. It was closed twice in 2013 and 2014 and its journalists are often arrested.Somalia is ranked 172nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Somalia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest violations of freedom of information by Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), which in the past week has arrested three journalists and deleted the recordings made by reporters at a news conference. Receive email alerts RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Help by sharing this information December 22, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Black week for freedom of information in Somalia Organisation February 24, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out more Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News News to go furtherlast_img read more

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Gardai to object to compassionate release of the Dundon brothers

first_imgFacebook GARDAI will object to the compassionate release of the incarcerated Dundon brothers to attend the funeral of their mother Anne McCarthy Dundon, who died after being struck by a 4×4 jeep in London recently.  Sons, Dessie – serving life for the murder of Kieran Keane, Gerard, serving five years for convictions of extortion and violent disorder and Wayne and John who are in custody awaiting trial an allegations of threatening to kill, are all members of the McCarthy Dundon clan that are in prison and are set to make applications for temporary release to attend the funeral.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Anne McCarthy Dundon lived in the UK while her four sons remained in Ireland. A fifth brother, Kenny, lives in London. Limerick born Anne, raised the Dundon boys in London before the family returned to Limerick in the 90s to reunite with their relations the McCarthys, but she returned to the UK years later.It is understood that the remains of Anne McCarthy Dundon, who is survived by her mother Nancy, husband Kenneth, sons and daughter, are to be returned to Limerick for burial next to her father, John “The Man” McCarthy. Separately, five people have been arrested by Limerick gardai assisted by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in connection with the ongoing investigations into the deaths of Shane Geoghegan (November 2008), Roy Collins (April 2009) and James Cronin (April 2008). The arrests took place in the Midlands and Dublin areas. The five, aged in their 20s and 30s were detained at Roxboro, Henry Street, Mayorstone, Clondalkin and Whitehall garda stations under section 42 of the Criminal Justice Act. Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsGardai to object to compassionate release of the Dundon brothersBy admin – November 23, 2011 545 center_img Advertisement Email Print Previous articleCharity near victim of refund scamNext articleMunster rugby star has laser eye surgery at Optilase adminlast_img read more

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Foyle Ferry can be replaced if supports are provided – Dallat

first_img Google+ Donegal County Council says it is aware of the sale of the Foyle Ferry Company’s vessel to a company in Carlingford, meaning the company will not be seeking to renew its licence in March.Ferry operator Jim Mc Clenaghan has confirmed he is retiring, leaving Donegal County Council seeking anew operator between now and March when the service linking Greencastle and Magilligan was slated to resume after the winter break.The issue will also be discussed by the new Causeway Coast and Glens Council in the North.East Derry MLA John Dallat has family connections in Inishowen, and is a frequent user of the ferry. He was part of a deputation from County Derry which addressed an Oireachtas committee on the need for direct funding to support the service.He says both governments have failed…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/dallatferry.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Foyle Ferry can be replaced if supports are provided – Dallat Previous articleRents rose sharply since July as landlords anticipated new regulationsNext article12 Donegal schools included in new six year building programme admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp By admin – November 17, 2015 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Salman Khan Blackbuck Poaching Case: Rajasthan High Court Extends Stay In Hearing Of Appeals Till April 27

first_imgNews UpdatesSalman Khan Blackbuck Poaching Case: Rajasthan High Court Extends Stay In Hearing Of Appeals Till April 27 Nupur Thapliyal9 April 2021 9:47 PMShare This – xThe Rajasthan High Court, bench at Jodhpur, on Friday extended till April 27 stay in hearing the appeals in relation to the Blackbuck Poaching case which are under consideration before a District Court in Jodhpur.3 years back, a Jodhpur court on April 8, 2018 had sentenced Salman Khan to five years of imprisonment in the blackbuck poaching case while his co-actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu,…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?LoginThe Rajasthan High Court, bench at Jodhpur, on Friday extended till April 27 stay in hearing the appeals in relation to the Blackbuck Poaching case which are under consideration before a District Court in Jodhpur.3 years back, a Jodhpur court on April 8, 2018 had sentenced Salman Khan to five years of imprisonment in the blackbuck poaching case while his co-actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were acquitted.About the AppealsThree appeals, pending before a District and Sessions Court in Jodhpur, have been  preferred on different considerations challenging the judgement of the Jodhpur Court. In no particular order:1. The first appeal is made by the State Government against the acquittal of Salman Khan in the Arms Act case. 2. The second appeal is preferred by Salman Khan challenging his 5 year imprisonment in the Blackbuck Poaching case. 3. The last appeal is against the acquittal of other co accused persons including actresses Neelam, Tabu, Sonali and Actor Saif Ali Khan in the same case. Salman Khan’s Transfer PetitionThe transfer petition has been filed in view of the fact that the appeals are pending before the District and Sessions Court, Jodhpur and High Court respectively and that it is pertinent in order to meet the ends of justice that all the appeals be decided by the same Court.While issuing notice to the respondents in the said transfer petition, a Single Judge bench comprising of Justice Manoj Kumar Garg vide order dated 5th March 2021 directed the District and Sessions Judge, Jodhpur not to proceed with the said appeals till further orders, thereby staying the proceedings.During the course of hearing dated 5th March, reliance was made by counsel appearing on behalf of Salman Khan on an earlier judgment passed by the High Court wherein the Court while exercising power under sec. 386 Cr.P.C allowed similar transfer petition and directed the Criminal Appeal pending in the Sessions Court, Jodhpur to be transferred to the High Court.In the hearing dated 9th April, the High Court extended the interim order till 27th April 2021.”Notices of the respondent Nos.3 to 7shall be served on the counsel representing these respondents inthe court below and shall be provided Dasti to the counsel for the petitioner. It shall be the responsibility of the counsel representingthe petitioner to get the notices of respondent Nos.3 to 7 servedfailing which, the interim order shall not be extended beyond nextdate of hearing.List on 27.04.2021. Interim order shall continue till next dateof hearing.” The Court ordered.Title: Salman Khan v. State of Rajasthan & Ors.Click Here To Read Order Dated 9 AprilClick Here To Read Order Dated 5 MarchNext Storylast_img read more

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Farm-City Committee recognized as best in the state

first_img Published 3:00 am Tuesday, April 11, 2017 The Pike County Farm-City Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce was named the 2016 Best Farm-City Committee in Division II during the Alabama Farm-City Awards Luncheon in Birmingham.Kathy Sauer, Chamber president, said Division II is made up of Farm City committee from counties with populations of less than 35,600. “This is the third year the Pike County Farm-City Committee has received the Best Farm-City Committee in our division,” Sauer said. “It represents the dedication and hard work of the committee and the support that we receive from the community. This is a tremendous honor for the committee and all of Pike County.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Bidding wars highlight annual auction Some came in boots; others came in shiny shoes. But they all came ready to do battle. The bidding war… read more By The Penny Hoarder The committee also received the Division II Best Farm-City Tour and the National Ag Day awards.Randy Hale, committee chair, said the Pike County Farm-City Committee is made up of about 30 members who represent a cross-section of the agricultural and business communities.“The members dedicate themselves to the areas of their expertise and interests so everybody is not doing everything and that works very well for us,” Hale said. “We also have a lot of volunteers and we depend on them too. Altogether in 2016, we had about 275 committee members and volunteers who contributed 768 hours to activities that reached more than 1,000 people.” Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Skip By Jaine Treadwell Farm-City Committee recognized as best in the state Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Hale said the committee sponsors and hosts the annual Farm Day for all third graders in the county and Classroom in the Forest for all fifth graders.“We also sponsor a farm or city tour each year,” he said. “In 2016, we toured Southern Classic Foods in Brundidge. Chuck Caraway, who owns the food manufacturing plant, gave us an informative and very extensive tour of the facility. The committee won first place for that tour.”The committee again won the blue ribbon for its Farm-City display at the Pike County Fair.One of the committee’s high profile events is the Farm-City Swap, which involves the swapping of jobs between members of the agricultural and business communities. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories “This year, the swap was between Chanda Rigby, the women’s basketball coach at Troy University, and Mary Dubose, a farm wife,” Hale said. “The committee participated in ‘Take a Kid Fishing Day” and a fishing day at Pike County Lake for the children at Troy Elementary School.  We also participated in the Peanut Butter Festival Parade and the golf tournament in Brundidge.”Members of the committee spoke at different clubs and organization about Farm-City and its activities and events. The annual Farm-City Banquet attracted more than 300 people and honored members of the agricultural community who made outstanding contributions during the 2016 year.  The award the committee received for its National Ag Day event was in response to its efforts to highlight the different commodity groups that make up the agricultural community in Pike County. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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4-year-old who ‘disappeared’ from grandmother’s porch found dead; was ‘never missing’

first_imgBaltimore Police Department(BALTIMORE) — The body of a 4-year-old Baltimore boy who was reported missing on Thursday been has been recovered from a dumpster, after authorities said on Saturday that his mother confessed that he “was not missing, but deceased.”Malachi Lawson was reported to have disappeared from his grandmother’s house on Thursday in northwest Baltimore.“Last night after extensive interviewes with Malachi’s mother … she confessed that her son was not missing, but deceased,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said at a press conference Saturday afternoon. “She subsquently gave detectives the location of the child’s remains.”Lawson’s biological mother and her partner were arrested and will be charged with neglect that resulted in the death of a minor, Harrison said, noting that more charges could be added after the completion of an autopsy.The boy’s body was found in a dumpster near his grandmother’s home, according to authorities, who said there were “obvious signs of injury” but would not elaborate on the type of wounds the child had sustained.The search for Lawson had escalated quickly. On Friday, the FBI joined local agencies searching for the boy and Baltimore Police had pleaded with the public to share information as recently as Friday evening.Police believe the child was killed on Thursday, when he was reported missing. When Lawson’s mother reported him missing, she told police he was last seen wearing a white tank top, khaki shorts and black flip flops. On Saturday, police declined to answer whether his body had been found fully-clothed.The child’s had been described by investigators searching for him as having braided hair and he walked with a limp due a broken femur he sustained as an infant, police said.About 100 volunteers, many from the Baltimore Shomrim Safety Patrol, joined the search for Lawson on Friday morning.“A lot of us are fathers,” said Heshie Klein, vice president of Operations for the Shomrim Safety Patrol, told Baltimore ABC affiliate WMAR-TV. “A lot of us are grandfathers and you have a 4-year-old child missing, defenseless. It struck a nerve.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Alleged sex trafficking victim convicted of murder released from prison

first_imgozgurdonmaz/iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Cyntoia Brown, the woman who was convicted of killing her alleged sex trafficker and sentenced to life in prison, is now free.Brown was granted clemency in January by then-Gov. Bill Haslam and officially released early Wednesday morning, according to a press release sent at 3:30 a.m. local time.“Early this morning offender Cyntoia Denise Brown was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women,” the Nashville District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. “Per the commutation, Brown has now been released to parole supervision.”Brown was sentenced to life in prison for the 2004 killing of Johnny Allen, a 43-year-old real estate broker she claims solicited her for sex. She was only 14 years old at the time of the murder.She served 15 years in prison for the crime.“The lord has held my hand this whole time and I would never have made it without him,” Brown wrote in a letter read at a press conference following the announcement of clemency, adding that she is “committed to living the rest of my life helping others.”Brown was allegedly forced into sex with other men by 24-year-old Garion “Cut Throat” McGlothen and had experienced physical and sexual abuse, according to an amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by her attorneys in 2015. McGlothen died in 2005, before Brown was sentenced.The then-16-year-old was convicted of first-degree murder in 2006 and given a mandatory life sentence with the possibility of parole starting in 2057.Her case gained attention in 2017 thanks to social media posts by celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, calling for her release.She was also the subject of a 2011 documentary called “Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story.” She also spent time in prison writing a book, called “Free Cyntoia,” which will be published by Atria Books on Oct. 15.Despite her release, she will be subject to compliance with an approved release plan, must maintain employment or educational enrollment, participate in counseling sessions and maintain “a regular commitment” to community service, the district attorney said.ABC News’ Kaelyn Forde contributed to this report.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more