DALLAS (AP) — A prominent civil rights attorney was among a group of people arrested in a Dallas suburb during a demonstration in memory of a Black man who died in a struggle with guards at an area jail. McKinney police arrested lawyer Lee Merritt and two others on charges of obstructing a roadway during the Sunday protest over Marvin Scott III's 2021 death in the Collin County jail. Merritt, 40, was also charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, police said. Merritt, who's forged a national profile representing the families of people killed by law enforcement officers, told The Associated Press that he was “unlawfully arrested” while he attended the protests as the Scott family's lawyer. The attorney said he had been legally carrying a firearm at the time of his arrest, which led to the weapons charge. Merritt was released from jail Monday. The Collin County district attorney's office did not respond to a phone message about whether prosecutors would pursue the charges. The … [Read more...] about Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt arrested in Texas protest
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Second incident of train deaths in Texas border area reported
For the second day in a row death befell a Texas freight train, this time in Eagle Pass, where one person was found dead and three other people were injured, officials said Sunday. Someone inside a freight train boxcar in the small border city called 911 to report distress Saturday afternoon, and responding U.S. Border Patrol agents found 12 people inside, railway Union Pacific reported. One of the 12 was dead, and three others were hospitalized, the railway said. Their conditions were unavailable. Eight others were detained, Union Pacific said. The stopped car was in a Union Pacific rail yard, it said. The discovery follows Friday's separate report of 15 suspected migrants on board a freight train about 70 miles northeast of Saturday's incident. At least two dead, 10 hospitalized after medical emergency on Texas train March 25, 2023 01:16 The report Friday was made in Uvalde County, near the small town of Knippa, officials said. … [Read more...] about Second incident of train deaths in Texas border area reported
Your next job interview could be judged by AI. Here’s how to prepare.
You may know that artificial intelligence may scan your résumé when you apply for a job. But are you prepared to have an interview assessed by AI? Some employers are using AI to assess video interviews candidates do on their own time without a human on the other side. Depending on the software, the AI can evaluate a candidate's communication skills, problem-solving skills, initiative, professionalism and attitude. And ultimately, the AI screening could eliminate you before you ever speak to a human. Here's how these AI interviews typically work: Candidates are presented questions, either in text or from a recording created by the employer or software company, one at a time. The system records their video responses, often giving them a time limit, usually from one to a few minutes. Some employers allow candidates to rerecord some answers. When the interview is submitted, the AI takes over, analyzing the video for specific skills or traits and providing scores and insights to … [Read more...] about Your next job interview could be judged by AI. Here’s how to prepare.
Morton Grove Public Library: Morton Grove’s One Book, One Village Debuts With The Great Believers
0 Community Corner Morton Grove Public Library is excited to debut our first One Book, One Village program! Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from the Morton Grove Public Library: Rebecca Hayes August 09, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library is excited to debut our first One Book, One Village program! One Book, One Village programs are a way to encourage the community to come together by reading the same book at the same time and share experiences via related programs and discussions. With this program, we hope to deepen an appreciation of reading, promote the sharing of ideas, and build a stronger sense of community. Join us in reading the multi-award-winning 2018 novel The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, then come together for discussions, programs, and events centered on the book—culminating in an in-person visit from author Rebecca Makkai on Sunday October 24! Find further … [Read more...] about Morton Grove Public Library: Morton Grove’s One Book, One Village Debuts With The Great Believers
Nashville school shooting live updates: Six killed, including three children
What to know about the shooting at The Covenant School: At least three children and three adults were killed , and the shooter is also dead, police and hospital officials said The school has students from preschool through sixth grade The shooter was described by police as a 28-year-old Nashville woman 1m ago / 6:56 PM UTC Biden calls shooting 'a family's worst nightmare,' says gun violence is 'ripping the soul of this nation' Rebecca Shabad In response to the Nashville shooting, President Joe Biden said Monday that it's "heartbreaking, a family's worst nightmare." At a White House event hosting a summit for women-owned small businesses, Biden commended the local police, who he said responded "incredibly swiftly, within minutes, to end the danger." "We have to do more to stop gun violence. It's ripping our communities apart, ripping the soul of this nation, ripping at the very soul of the nation," Biden said. "And we have to do more to … [Read more...] about Nashville school shooting live updates: Six killed, including three children
‘Indoctrinate Students’: State Lawmakers Are Pushing Back On The Diversity Initiative Takeover On College Campuses
States across the country are considering legislation that would ban Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives on college campuses, according to a new tracker promoted by the Chronicle of Higher Education. State lawmakers should introduce bills to counter the growing DEI presence because “radical political activists now command so strong a position within universities,” David Randall, National Association of Scholars director of research, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “State legislators’ work is necessary, but all of us must work to free higher education from the pervasive tyranny of DEI bureaucracies,” he said. Several states are considering legislation that would stifle Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts on college campuses across the country, according to a new tracker operated by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The slew of legislation largely tackles banning mandatory DEI training, DEI-centered offices or programs or using DEI … [Read more...] about ‘Indoctrinate Students’: State Lawmakers Are Pushing Back On The Diversity Initiative Takeover On College Campuses