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Police Efforts to Suppress Information on Officer Misconduct
Violence and Race in America: What Needs to Happen
What Markets' Reaction to Brexit Reveals About Investor Psychology
Impact of Brexit is Anyone's Guess
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Police Efforts to Suppress Information on Officer Misconduct Antonio Romanucci Principal and Partner Romanucci & Blandin, LLC "These acts violate every expectation we have of responsible police conduct and sully the reputation of the many good officers risking their lives daily on the street. Standing in the way of justice isn't acceptable. This is a systemic and cultural cancer that needs to be eradicated from our city. Protecting the constitutional rights of all of our citizens is paramount to the health of this country and to the City of Chicago." Since Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel publicly acknowledged the police "code of silence," more evidence continues to pile up against the police on efforts to suppress information on officer misconduct. If you are reporting on the code of silence, police brutality, police misconduct or IPRA, Romanucci has filed nearly a dozen police misconduct cases in Chicago and is sought out nationally as counsel on the issue. He is recognized locally and nationally for his leadership, expertise, and technique in the field of personal injury, specializing in police misconduct. For his successes, Romanucci was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He has been named a "Top 100 Super Lawyer" in Illinois for 10 consecutive years, an "Illinois Leading Lawyer" since 2003, and a "Best Lawyer in Chicago" since 2013. Additionally, he has a perfect Martindale Hubble AV rating and an AVVO rating of 10/10. A recent deposition of Officer Patrick Kelly revealed that he had been involved in an additional fatal shooting despite assurances from IPRA that all documents related to Kelly had been produced. Kelly is also currently being sued by plaintiff Michael LaPorta. Romanucci is representing LaPorta. ProfNet Profile: http://www.profnetconnect.com/antonioromanucci Website: http://rblaw.net Contact: Victoria Walden, [email protected]
Violence and Race in America: What Needs to Happen Rutledge M. Dennis Professor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology George Mason University "The recent tragedies in Texas, Louisiana, and Minnesota highlight the fact that the nation has much unfinished business to complete, and many unfulfilled promises to keep. Though difficult, and discomforting, we must force ourselves to begin, and continue, a serious dialogue around issues of race, ethnicity, and social justice. We must do so in order to renew our faith and commitment to our great democracy. We must also do so because a healthy and self-sustaining democracy demands it. Religious leaders of all faiths and denominations, and human and social rights groups, must come together to loudly proclaim to our youth that we care and are serious and determined to enact change and move the nation towards a New America. This New America is possible, but it will demand that we stay the course and not settle and disappear, as we tend to do, into the safety and comfort of our exclusive racial, ethnic, and religious enclaves. The challenge for all of us is to come together and begin the process of learning to listen. Quite often we do meet, but we fail to learn to listen and to understand the vantage point from which the 'other' speaks. Now is the time to listen. This New America is urgently needed and long overdue." Dennis is a past president of the Association of Black Sociologists and is currently the editor of Elsevier Publishing Company's Series on Research in Race and Ethnic Relations. His teaching and research interests include the sociology of ideas, theoretical sociology, political sociology, race and ethnic studies, urban communities, and the sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois. Website: http://soan.gmu.edu/people/rdenni1 Contact: Buzz McClain, [email protected]
What Markets' Reaction to Brexit Reveals About Investor Psychology Jonathan Citrin Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial Britain's decision to leave the EU unleashed a wave of volatility in the global economic world, and financial markets have been on a wild, fear-fueled roller coaster ride since the Brexit vote. What can we learn from Brexit about market behavior and investor psychology? What can investors do to insulate their portfolios against the impact of volatility caused by momentous geopolitical events such as Brexit? Using his expertise in behavioral finance and market fundamentals, Citrin can explain the reasons behind the post-Brexit turbulence in markets, and can speak authoritatively about the benefits of seeing the investing landscape from a mindful and global perspective and incorporating diversification and correlation into the construction of your investment portfolio: "As markets react over a British vote to exit the European Union, the word 'control' comes to mind. Certainly the Brexit backlash was not driven by economics, but by emotions. When humans are confronted by uncertainty, we react by grasping for anything that makes us feel in control. It is essential for us to understand the reasons behind this reaction in our markets and minds, as truly knowing why things happen is much more powerful than knowing what things happen." An international speaker and author, Citrin is a recognized authority on financial markets, global economics, and behavioral finance. Before the Brexit vote, for example, he spoke with U.S. News & World Report about the potential economic impact of Brexit (http://tinyurl.com/h9pk23n). After the referendum, he wrote a piece for Investopedia on "Brexit and the Inevitability of Volatility" (http://tinyurl.com/hgqxrja), and had another piece on "Isolationism is Bad for Business" (http://tinyurl.com/gvyw9m4) published by DBusiness. He is based in Michigan. ProfNet Profile: http://www.profnetconnect.com/jonathancitrin Website: http://www.jonathancitrin.com Contact: William Citrin, [email protected]
Impact of Brexit is Anyone's Guess Jason Obradovich EVP of Capital Markets New American Funding "So what really is the impact of Brexit? The answer is about as definitive as a Fed rate change. At this point, there is only speculation with little fact or ability to predict the future. Brexit could be the start of a large trend of a dismantling of the EU. Lawyers could hold up and stop the Brexit. Fears of the damage Brexit causes globally could be overstated. The impact to Britain could be overstated, or understated. Everything is a possibility at this point. I would expect continued volatility until the picture of reality begins to appear. The impact of Brexit is difficult to determine right now and it could be months before it becomes clear. In the interim, I would focus on the global picture of continued challenges and a FOMC completely uncertain when to increase rates. The economy certainly has not given them reason. In my opinion, we may settle into a lower range in rates than what we saw earlier this year when the 10yr traded between 1.60 and 2.00%. I would call 1.40% the floor with the possibility of moving up to 1.80%. If we hold below 1.40% for a week, then a new range may be established and volatility could really heat up. It's anyone's guess." Obradovich graduated with a degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego and has become known for his U.S. financial market commentary. He spent 13 years at Countrywide Bank, where he served as portfolio manager. He also ran the Secondary Marketing pricing and trading desks, trading more than $1 trillion in mortgages. Before joining New American Funding in June of 2013, he served as first vice president of secondary marketing at Kinecta Federal Credit Union. His vast experience has spanned some of the most unprecedented market environments providing a noteworthy perspective for his commentary. Web: www.newamericanfunding.com Contact: Nicole Johnson, [email protected]
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