Charge dropped against Black man walking on icy Texas street

first_img Twitter Local NewsStateUS News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Pinterest Charge dropped against Black man walking on icy Texas street PLANO, Texas (AP) — A misdemeanor charge has been dropped against a Black man who was arrested last week for walking home on a street during a snowstorm in Texas. Rodney Reese, 18, was arrested Feb. 16 in Plano and charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway, news outlets reported. Police said officers received a call about a Black man seen stumbling along in the middle of the snowy street wearing a short-sleeved shirt and were sent to perform a wellness check. Police released body camera footage of the encounter on Facebook on Friday. In the video, police are seen following Reese and repeatedly asking him where he is going and if he was OK, to which he replies that he is fine and he is on his way home. Reese told KDFW-TV that he was walking home from his job at a Walmart and didn’t stop for the officers because he didn’t need their help. Officers continued to follow Reese for about two minutes before stopping him, telling him they were “doing an investigation” and informing him that he was being detained. Reese replied “no” and continued walking, but was stopped again. In the video, a brief scuffle is seen as officers attempted to handcuff Reese, who can be heard asking to be released. According to the Facebook post, the arresting officer noted that Reese resisted arrest but chose not to charge him. Plano Police Chief Ed Drain told KDFW-TV that the charge was dropped against Reese because the arrest wasn’t consistent with why officers were called to investigate. “They should’ve taken him home, is where he should’ve gone,” Drain said. Drain backed his officers, stating that at the time of the arrest they didn’t know Reese’s age, where he worked or where he lived. Drain also said he doesn’t believe race was a factor in the arrest, but added that he “can’t get inside people’s heads.” Reese said, however, that he believes the call that brought officers to the scene and his subsequent arrest were based on the color of his skin. WhatsApp Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Number of GSE Loans in Forbearance Plans Dips Lower

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago According to the latest Foreclosure Prevention, Refinance and FPM Report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) completed 71,932 foreclosure prevention actions in January 2021, bringing the total to 5,660,185 since the start of conservatorship in September 2008. Approximately 43% of these actions were permanent loan modifications.The total number of loans in forbearance plans continued to trend downward since its peak in May 2020, but remained elevated through January 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels.As of January 31, 2021, 771,369 or approximately 2.6% of the GSEs’ single-family conventional book of business were in forbearance plans, down from 804,559 or 2.8% at the end of December 2020. California ranked with the highest number of loans in forbearance plans, with approximately 102,170 homeowners in active forbearance plans, and 73% on the plan for six or more months.According to the report, initiated forbearance plans decreased 23% from 61,929 in December to 47,866 in January. The total number of loans in forbearance plans also decreased from 804,559 at the end of December 2020 to 771,369 at the end of January 2021, representing approximately 2.6% of the total loans serviced, and 68 percent of the total delinquent loans.On the refi front, the FHFA reported total refinance volume rose in January 2021 amid historic low mortgage rates through December. In January, 10 refinances were completed through the High LTV Refinance Option, bringing total refinances through the High LTV Refinance Option from the inception of the program to 150. The percentage of cash-out refis decreased to 27% in January from 29% in December, remaining below the levels observed in the previous few years. Mortgage rates increased in January, with the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) rising to 2.74% from 2.68% in December. Number of GSE Loans in Forbearance Plans Dips Lower Home / Daily Dose / Number of GSE Loans in Forbearance Plans Dips Lower  Print This Post About Author: Eric C. Peck Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: cash-out refis Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Forbearance Foreclosures government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Share Save Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Previous: Next Stage of Economic Recovery Will Be ‘Unprecedented’ Next: Swift Sales Further Deplete Inventory Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago cash-out refis Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Forbearance Foreclosures government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) 2021-04-19 Eric C. Peck Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago April 19, 2021 521 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Dorothy J. Redelman

first_imgDorothy J. Redelman, 94, Greensburg, passed away from natural causes on April 10, 2020 at Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg.Born, July 13, 1925 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of Joseph B. Schoettmer and Frances (Thewes) Kuntz.Dorothy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the St. Lawrence Auxiliary in Greensburg.  She was a homemaker and had worked for several years at the Day Care Center in Greensburg.Dorothy was very devoted to her family.  She was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed quilting, and was an excellent cook.  She volunteered at local nursing homes, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister, prayed in the Adoration Chapel, and helped with bereavement meals.Dorothy was married to Elmo A. Redelman on May 8, 1948 and he preceded her in death on March 8, 1988.Dorothy is survived by five daughters; Diane (James) Deiwert, Greensburg, Karen (Steve) Stier, Batesville, Mary Jane (Maurice) Bedel, Greensburg, Linda (Jack) Blake, Greensburg, Rita (Chris) Gutman, Cedar Falls, Iowa, one brother; Robert J. Schoettmer, 10 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, step father; Joseph A. Kuntz, daughter; Patricia Redelman, six brothers; Edward, Anthony, Raymond, Alfred, Lawrence, and Leonard Schoettmer, two sisters; Marie Herbert, Lorina Krieger, and three grandchildren; Lisa Blake, Melissa Moffett, and Beth Ann Deiwert.Due to the recent public health safety mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.A memorial Mass will occur at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made through Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home to St. Mary’s Church or Our Hospice.Online condolences for the family and the online guestbook can be accessed at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Sharapova to return from doping ban in April

first_imgMARIA Sharapova will make her professional comeback at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on April 26 after her 15-month doping suspension.The 29-year-old former world number one was given a two-year ban in March after testing positive for meldonium.Her suspension was then reduced in October following an appeal.The tournament in Germany starts two days before the Russian’s suspension runs out and she will not be allowed to attend until the day of her match.Sharapova, whose main sponsor is Porsche, will return to tennis without a ranking and needs a wild card to enter the tournament.“I could not be happier to have my first match back on tour at one of my favourite tournaments,” she said.“I can’t wait to see all my great fans and to be back doing what I love.”The five-time Grand Slam champion won the Stuttgart title for three years in a row from 2012 to 2014.She last played a professional tournament at the Australian Open 12 months ago, where she failed the doping test.Sharapova was a long-time user of meldonium and says she was unaware it had been added to the banned list at the start of 2016.She has already taken part in two exhibition events since her ban was reduced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.(BBC Sport)last_img read more