4 Cavite cops sacked for sleeping on duty Ed Amoroso (The Philippine Star) - June 6, 2018 - 12:00am CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines — Four police officers were relieved from their posts in Cavite yesterday for sleeping while on duty. Police Officers 3 Joseph Sahurda and Jimmy Reyes and PO1 Aldazar Alawi were caught sleeping at their precincts in Bacoor while PO1 Ryan Garcia at a checkpoint in Imus during surprise inspections conducted by Senior Superintendent William Segun, Cavite police director, from 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the police officers was reportedly caught sleeping with a woman. ”They were shocked when they saw me,” Segun said. He said he took a photo of Sahurda, who was snoring while sleeping. The police officers were asked to submit a written explanation why they should not face administrative charges for neglect of duty. Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde … [Read more...] about 4 Cavite cops sacked for sleeping on duty
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By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., May 31, 2018 Black Cop Starring Ronnie Rowe Jr., Sophia Walker, Lanette Ware, Amber Dunn and Taylor Olson. Written and directed by Cory Bowles. Opens Friday at Cineplex Yonge-Dundas. 91 minutes. STC Like slam poetry, Black Cop dares you to take issue with its point of view, which is frequently that of Ronnie Rowe Jr.’s POV as an unnamed Black police officer seeking redress against white oppressors. He works for the “Metropolitan Police,” which is Anywhere, America, although filmed in Halifax/Dartmouth. Rowe’s protagonist says via voice-over he has “20 reasons” why he wanted to be a cop, but it seems there may now be a lot more why he’d want to take off the badge — and it has a lot to do with respect, or lack thereof. Article Continued Below Black cop’s attitude changes when he’s needlessly hassled and nearly shot by white cops who mistake him for a … [Read more...] about Black Cop an uncompromising debut for Halifax director Cory Bowles
Guevarra: Transfer of jurisdiction won't affect Carl, Kulot case vs cops Kristine Joy Patag (philstar.com) - April 18, 2018 - 11:25am MANILA, Philippines — A possible transfer of jurisdiction impairing the murder case against the two accused Caloocan cops over the killing of Carl Arnaiz and Kulot De Guzman has no effect on the merits of the case, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said. On Tuesday’s hearing, Caloocan Judge Georgina Hidalgo warned that the law does not allow the withdrawal of charges midtrial after it was found that Arnaiz was killed within the territorial jurisdiction of Navotas and not Caloocan. Hidalgo, irate with the mix up on the sensitive case, said that a legal recourse could be the dropping of the murder charges against the accused cops “without prejudice.” Guevarra, meanwhile, assured that in the event of the case’s dismissal due to the technicality on … [Read more...] about Guevarra: Transfer of jurisdiction won’t affect Carl, Kulot case vs cops
A police captain wearing only half of his uniform, with jeans, at a road checkpoint in Mukdahan, draws laughter from passing motorists. (Photo taken from Sudawan Thongsang's Facebook page) A police captain seen wearing a uniform shirt with jeans and brown suede shoes while on duty at a road checkpoint in Mukdahan province is in hot water after the photos went viral online. The officer was spotted by motorists passing through the checkpoint in this northeastern province on Thursday. A woman took photos of him from her vehicle and posted them on her Facebook page. The images were quickly shared online and drew many comments from netizens, who mostly gave him laugh stickers. The Royal Thai Police Office social media centre said on its Facebook page on Friday that the officer was based at Nong Sung Tai police station. Pol Lt Col Uthai Pengtham, acting chief of the station, explained that the police captain was assigned to duty at the checkpoint from 1pm on Thursday. He was in the … [Read more...] about Cop wearing only partial uniform on duty in hot seat
Halifax filmmaker Cory Bowles’ first feature — about a Black man torn about his role as a police officer — has been picked up for distribution in the U.S., where he says audiences are eager for honest depictions of the modern Black experience.The Trailer Park Boys star announced this week that Samuel Goldwyn Films had acquired his film Black Cop and plans are underway to roll out the award-winning movie in America.Bowles — who wrote and directed the 90-minute, micro-budget movie filmed in Halifax — said the film has already screened in about a dozen U.S. cities on the festival circuit and won Best Narrative Feature at the St. Louis International Film Festival. Read more: Oscars short film nominees are long on surprises … [Read more...] about Halifax-shot movie Black Cop picked up in U.S.