Congratulations to John Chappell(not pictured) and Cedric Rempson (pictured left with Chief of Information Technology Dennis Hollingsworth) for being recognized as the Information Technology (IT) Employees of the Month for October 2017. Each month, IT recognizes one employee from Headquarters and one from the field using a peer nomination process. Being nominated by their peers speaks volumes to their work ethic and dedication to this agency.
Congratulations to EJ Wozniak with DJJ Facility Services , Natosha Faul with DJJ Support Services and Carol Walters with DJJ Purchasing & Leasing for being recognized as the General Services Employees of the Quarter for October-December 2017. Each quarter, General Services recognizes an employee from each of the three sections: Facility Services, Support Services and Purchasing & Leasing. We thank them for their hard work and dedication to DJJ!
2017 PAT members include: Reform Specialist, Michael Byrd (C2), Juvenile Probation Officer Supervisors, Alan Hall (C3), Patricia Arroyo (C9), Cynthia White (C8) and Ann Marie Campbell (C15), Senior Juvenile Probation Officers Shanea Walk (C5) and Akiria Jones (C19), Administrative Assistants, Barbara Gallira (C14), Catherine Bens (C15), Theresa Evans (C7) and Colisha Thomas (HQ) and Secretary Specialist, Kandy Avery (C18).
Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 28th, 2017 in the Jones-Preston Funeral ChapelVisitation: 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 and 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at Jones-Preston Funeral HomeBurial: Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, KentuckyDoris Ann Sisco, age 86, of Van Lear, Kentucky passed away Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Doris was born June 5th, 1931 in Johnson County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Edgar Hewlett and Delphia Young Hewlett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Sisco on April 4th, 2010. One son, Paul David Sisco and one brother, Joe Edgar Hewlett also preceded her in death.She is survived by two sons, Melvin Daniel Sisco of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Douglas Sisco of Meally, KY; two daughters, Dorothy Anderson of Gaston S.C. and Delphia Maynard of Thelma, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Karla McFaddin of Kevil, Kentucky, Aimee Larymore of Gaston South Carolina, and Kady Danielle Sisco of Meally, Kentucky.Funeral services will conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 28th, 2017 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Kentucky. Friends may visit the Jones-Preston Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 and 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 28th, 2017.Jones-Preston Funeral Home is both Honored and Privileged to be Entrusted with funeral arrangements for Mrs. Doris Ann Hewlett Sisco.
At about 4:30 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force and District B-2 (Roxbury) detectives made arrests of 23-year-old Daiquan Rice of Roxbury and his father, 43-year-old Roderick Clay of Dorchester, for warrant, firearm, and drug related charges.
As a result of an ongoing investigation of a recent non-fatal shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in the area of Parker Street and Gurney Street, with the assistance of Wentworth PD, Transit PD, and Northeastern PD, officers identified Rice and Clay as the suspects who shot and injured two victims in a motor vehicle. In the week that followed, Boston police detectives applied for and received warrants charging both suspects with Armed Assault to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 ft. of a Dwelling. Clay is additionally charged with a Firearm Violation with 3 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes Convictions.
Further review of additional evidence has since led detectives to identify Rice as the suspect in two additional, separate non-fatal shooting incidents--one that occurred on December 7, 2017 in the area of 260 Ruggles Street during which one male victim was shot, and a second that occurred on December 24, 2017 in the area of 30 Annunciation Road during which two male victims were shot.
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The vacancy warning level remained at yellow this month after two new Article III life-term judicial vacancies were announced. Judge Glen Conrad elected to take senior status on the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia beginning on December 11, 2017. Judge Alex Kozinski elected to retire from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on December 18, 2017. The total vacancy percentage was 16.44 percent and there were 143 vacancies out of 870 Article III life-term judicial positions. There have been ten new nominations since the November 2017 report. There have been three new confirmations since the November 2017 report.
Kozinski was mentioned during the wave of sexual assault and misconduct allegations during late 2017. On December 14, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney Thomas began a review of the misconduct allegations against Kozinski. To read more, click here. Kozinski announced his immediate retirement on December 18, 2017. Kozinski's decision to retire created the fifth vacancy on the court. The current vacancy warning level of this court is orange. Under current law, the court has a total of 29 active judicial positions.
Grasz was nominated by President Donald Trump (R) on August 3, 2017, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit vacated by William Riley. Hearings on Grasz's nomination were held before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 1, 2017.
Grasz was confirmed on a recorded 50-48 vote of the U.S. Senate on December 12, 2017. He will join the court upon taking his judicial oath and receipt of his judicial commission. Currently, the vacancy warning level for the Eighth Circuit is set at yellow. The court currently has two vacancies, one of which will be filled after Grasz receives his commission.
He was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court by Republican Governor Rick Perry and took office on August 24, 2005. President Donald Trump (R) nominated Willett to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on October 3, 2017. On December 13, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Willett to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on a recorded vote of 50-47. He will join the Fifth Circuit upon taking his judicial oath and receipt of his judicial commission. The vacancy warning level for the Fifth Circuit is yellow. The court has four vacancies out of its seventeen posts. Two of those vacancies will be filled when Willett and James Ho receive their judicial commissions.
Until his confirmation, Ho was a partner at the Dallas, Texas-based office of Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher LLP, where he served as co-chair of the firm's appellate and constitutional law practice group. He was previously Solicitor General of Texas from 2008-2010, law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from 2005-2006, and law clerk to Judge Jerry E. Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1999-2000. President Donald Trump (R) nominated Ho to a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on October 16, 2017. On December 14, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Ho to a seat on the Fifth Circuit on a recorded vote of 53-43. He will join the Fifth Circuit upon taking his judicial oath and receipt of his judicial commission. The vacancy warning level for the Fifth Circuit is yellow. The court has four vacancies out of its seventeen posts. Two of those vacancies will be filled when Ho and Don Willett receive their judicial commissions.
On December 28th, from 1:20 p.m. local time for approximately 55 minutes, H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN, President of the Republic of Turkey, during his visit to Turkey. The overview is as follows. 2b1af7f3a8