WNY News Now Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County’s Sheriff is asking for the public’s input on his police reform plan.Sheriff Jim Quattrone is leading an effort with other local law enforcement agencies part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order that local governments must develop police reform plans following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis back in May.The New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative asks all local police agencies to actively engage with stakeholders in the local community and have locally-approved plans for the strategies, policies and procedures of local police agencies.The deadline for communities to submit their police reform plans to the state is April 1 of next year. To be in compliance with the order each government entity which has a police agency operating with police officers must perform a comprehensive review of:Current police force deploymentsStrategiesPoliciesProcedures and practiceDevelop a plan to improve such deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and practices addressing the particular needs of the communities served by such police agency.Promote community engagement to foster trust, fairness, and legitimacyAddress any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of colorThe plan must also consider:Evidence based policing strategiesUse of force policiesProcedural justiceImplicit biased trainingDe-escalation training and practicesLaw enforcement assisted diversion practiceCommunity based outreach and conflict resolutionProblem oriented policingHot spot policingFocused deterrenceCrime prevention through environmental designViolence prevention reduction interventionsPolice Chiefs and their Mayors or Town Supervisors from Jamestown, Dunkirk, Ellicott, Westfield, Fredonia, Carroll, Lakewood-Busti are all involved in the regional approach developing a reform plan.Sheriff Quattrone is now asking the public to fill out an online survey. After that, his department will host various online public comment forums throughout the month of January via Zoom and Facebook Live. He says links to connect to the public comment forums will be posted as the dates approach. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
A small farm workshop is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia.The class will cover principles of organic weed control, cover crop research, diagnosis and control of vegetable growing problems, controlling erosion in small production systems, and other soil health-related topics.The workshop is presented by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, Towaliga Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA National Resources Conservation Unit and 2 Rivers RC&D.Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Wesley Doyle at (770) 358-0787, ext. 3 or [email protected]
“I’m thankful to each one of them as they are the ones that put it on a plate for me sometimes, and the fans have been willing me to do it for a long time and are probably frustrated alongside me not getting there. But I’m just delighted the way the fans were at the end. That is what means everything to me. “Bobby Tambling is a great man, he hasn’t been well recently but he’s a great man and I didn’t want to overcook the celebration out of respect for him. To go and break it, I was delighted and very pleased to do it today. I’ve been here a long time. I lost my Mum a few years ago and she was my biggest support.” Chelsea’s interim boss Rafael Benitez, who has enjoyed a significantly less pleasant relationship with the club’s fans since his controversial arrival earlier this season, paid a slightly muted tribute to Lampard. The Spaniard has used him more sparingly than most managers in the 34-year-old’s career and, despite hailing his continued dedication, he stopped short of the gushing praise that will surely come his way from other quarters. “I think it’s great news for everyone,” said Benitez. “He’s a great player who has been working hard and to achieve what he has achieved is amazing. He is a great professional. I’m really pleased for him and really pleased for the team because he scored two goals and won the game.” Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert, whose side remain in the relegation fight as a result of the loss, was unhappy with referee Lee Mason’s performance. He felt both red cards handed to Ramires and Benteke were harsh but was most annoyed by the decision to show John Terry only a yellow card for a foul on Yacouba Sylla. “I don’t need to speak to the referee, you just get yourself into trouble,” he said. “I thought the whole game the referee was poor. When John Terry takes Sylla down, the full-backs are not getting back there – he’s the last man. The referee has to see that. Sylla is through. The referee should have seen that the way I saw it or the way 40,000 saw it: Sylla’s through on goal.” Press Association Lampard’s pursuit of Bobby Tambling’s mark of 202 goals for the Blues has provided a fascinating sub-plot throughout the season and he crossed the line in dramatic circumstances in the 2-1 win at Aston Villa. He first cancelled out Christian Benteke’s opener and then sealed victory in the 88th minute to all but assure Champions League football next year. The veteran midfielder was gracious after the match – singling out both his mother Pat, who died in 2008, and Tambling for special mentions as well as lauding the Chelsea faithful. “It means everything to me. It’s amazing, the support I’ve had from team-mates, and you could see that at the end,” he told Sky Sports. Frank Lampard paid tribute to the man he replaced as Chelsea record goalscorer, before dedicating the landmark to his late mother.