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BREAKING NEWS: Indiana State Police Calls Patriot Majority USA Allegations Completely False

first_imgSaturday October 15, 2016, 4:19 PMIndiana State Police-Headquarters – StatewideCommunity: Indiana State Police Calls Patriot Majority USA Allegations Completely FalseIndiana State Police Calls Patriot Majority USA Allegations Completely False; Has Uncovered Intentional Acts of Fraud and Will Protect the Integrity of the Election and Every Citizen’s Right to VoteIn response to accusations by Patriot Majority USA of voter suppression efforts and civil rights violations by the Indiana State Police (ISP), the ISP issued the following statement:“Every allegation by Patriot Majority USA against the Indiana State Police is completely false. In fact, it is clear from evidence documented to date that we have uncovered intentional acts of fraud by representatives of Patriot Majority USA,” said Captain David Bursten, Chief Public Information Office for the Indiana State Police. “The Indiana State Police is charged with enforcing the laws of the state of Indiana and we are determined to protect the integrity of the election and every citizen’s right to vote.”In late August, Hendricks County Voter Registration Officials received voter application forms that appeared to be fraudulent or forged and they contacted the Indiana State Police. Per standard protocol, the ISP then made a courtesy notification to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office that it had initiated an investigation that has since expanded to 56 Indiana counties.Important points related to this ongoing investigation include:The possible fraudulent or false information is a combination of made up names and made up addresses, real names with made up or incorrect addresses and false dates of births with real names as well as combinations of all these examples.The expanded number of counties involved leads investigators to believe the total of potentially fraudulent records may be in the thousands, thus creating a potential to disenfranchise many votersA representative sample of voter registration applications received by county voter registration offices suspected of being fraudulent have been COPIED and provided to state police detectives. In all cases the ORIGINAL applications are maintained by the appropriate voter registration officeWhen the search warrant was executed on October 4, copies were made of voter application forms and the originals were left with representatives of Indiana Voter Registration Project, a subsidiary of Patriot Majority USAIn accordance with state law, all voter registration applications received by Indiana voter registration offices are processed according to established policiesThere are simple steps citizens can take to confirm they are properly registered by visiting this site: https://indianavoters.in.govIf after checking this source, a citizen discovers inaccurate information that indicates they could be a victim, they should contact their local voter registration office and the 24-hour Indiana State Police Voter Registration Application Fraud tip line of 888-603-3147.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Uruguay: Women make great strides in military

first_img Uruguay is continuing its more than decade-long effort to add more female troops to its ranks. Women comprise about 25 percent of Uruguay’s Armed Forces and can serve in combat, according to a recent survey on Armed Forces in Latin America, compared to an average of 4 percent in Latin American countries. By 2000, Uruguay’s Air Force, Army and Navy had female officer students. In 2000, a woman joined the Navy, the last branch to accept females. The Air Force and Army have been accepting women since 1997. The Uruguayan newspaper LaRed 21 projects that in four decades, a woman could become Chief Commander of any of the three military branches. “In 2013, 41 women are on officer paths in the Uruguayan Armed Forces. The law provides for a ceiling of 20 percent of female enrollees in the different military academies.” In 2014, the first female student from the Army Military School, where officers are formed, will graduate with the rank of Alferez (junior officer), according to the Uruguayan Ministry of Defense. The Air Force School accepted six female students to bring the total enrolled to 13. Of those, four will graduate as pilots and navigators this year. “Valeria Sorrenti Pírez completed Navy Senior High School in four years, and if she doesn’t flunk any exam will become the first female officer aboard an Uruguayan Navy vessel,” Navy Captain Eduardo Olivera told LaRed 21. The Military High School General Artigas has 518 male and 130 female students. The school is similar to most public schools except it offers basic martial arts and physical readiness instruction. Girls who are planning a military career attend this school. Victoria De Munno recalled her first days in the school following her arrival on Feb. 21. “I entered the Institute, very nervous but also excited about this new phase of my life. It is truly new and different from what I was used to. I came from a very small high school in the country’s interior and had to adapt to a school 10 times larger,” she said. De Munno recognized some of her fellow students from entrance exams. “It was good I didn’t know everyone – this way I had the opportunity to meet people from different parts of the country.” De Munno said each day brings a new challenge. “I’m here because I sought this challenge and I’m still trying to see if I am up to it.” Fellow student Lucía Mendiaval, said she gained skills that will help her in the private sector including learning to read a compass, and topographic map. As the number of women in uniform grows, Uruguay is modifying equipment including armored vehicles. “In the 6th Cavalry Regiment, teachers and students … changed the gearbox of a Polish armored vehicle and have also changed the steering wheel, which means that today it can be handled by a woman,” Uruguay Defense Minister Fernández Huidobro said. Well, it’s good that women have rights. Women should be treated well and with respect. OK, thanks, cheers. VERY BEAUTIFUL THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY HAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. THERE, SINCE 1965, THERE IS NO POPULATION GROWTH; 60% OF ITS INHABITANTS ARE OLD PEOPLE AND MOST PART OF THE POPULATION LEAVE THE COUNTRY TO WORK. THEN, THE WOMEN HAVE TO GET ARMED, AND CERTAINLY, THEY ARE CORAGEOUS. I read your comment and I thought it was very objective, portraying the social reality in Uruguay. It is an excellent overview of our armed forces. At the troop level our armed forces are occupational, not professional, which means that young people enroll in these forces because of lack of jobs. To whom it may concern: I would like to know if when my granddaughter finishes elementary school, can she get into this school, without going to the basic regulated secondary school? I am grateful for any information you could send me. By Dialogo October 08, 2013last_img read more

Disrupted, anxious, worried: Indonesian children speak up about their pandemic experience

first_imgAs the government reallocates most of its resources to the mitigation of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, children from across the archipelago have spoken up to raise concerns regarding their right to education and protection during these unprecedented times.Speaking in an online forum held by the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) and Plan International Indonesia Foundation (Plan Indonesia), several children shared their aspirations regarding access to health care, protection from any form of violence, access to online learning, as well as child marriage.A recent study conducted by Plan Indonesia showed that the current health emergency had had a significant impact on children. Access to education, for instance, has been disrupted as a result of physical distancing measures. Furthermore, children are also prone to heightened levels of anxiety, fear and worry the study found.Girls with disabilities from marginalized communities have also been affected by the so-called “secondary impacts” of the outbreak due to their age, gender and other related factors, according to the report.Read also: COVID-19 killed more than 200 young children, Indonesian pediatricians suspectThe children involved in the forum represented several children’s organizations from various regions across the country, including the national and regional chapters of the Children’s Forum, Youth Coalition for Girls (YCG) in Riau, as well as Plan Indonesia’s Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) in Jakarta and East Nusa Tenggara. Plan Indonesia executive director Dini Widiastuti said in a statement that she expected the forum to serve as a bridge between children and the government.Around 50 children from various regions in Indonesia take part in online hearings with the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) and Plan International Indonesia Foundation on June 25, 2020. They talked about various issues related to children’s rights amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Plan Indonesia/-)“We support children in making their voices heard by the state commission, with the hope that they will be taken into account in the policy-making process and evaluation of policies in the context of protection and fulfillment of children’s rights, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dini said.KPAI deputy chairperson Rita Pranawati conveyed her appreciation for the forum.“I am proud to see Indonesian children can deliver recommendations directly to the KPAI and will be used as a cornerstone of the KPAI in providing policy input to the government. Your passion encourages us to realize equal protection and empowerment of children throughout Indonesia,” Rita said.Topics :last_img read more