Scherryl Harrison retires after 25 years as a state prosecutor

first_img You Might Like OCAP celebrates National Community Action Month In order to highlight problems of poverty, growing economic inequality, and the need to bring millions of struggling families and… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Skip Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2013 A retirement reception for Scherryl Harrison, assistant district attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit, will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. Friday, at the main courtroom in the Pike County Courthouse.The community is invited to honor Harrison’s longtime service to the citizens of Pike County and the entire 12th Judicial Circuit.Harrison was in private practice several years before joining the District Attorney’s office in March 1988. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Anderson said that, for the last 10 years, Harrison has tried every type case.“She has been a career prosecutor and a darn good one.”Anderson said those who populate the District Attorney’s office are like family and Harrison has held a special role in the “family.”“She has been the matriarch to many and a friend to all,” he said. “She will be greatly missed.” Pike County District Attorney Tom Anderson said Harrison has served as a full time, state prosecutor for 25 years.He said that, much of the time, Harrison’s caseloads and court cases focused on child abuse and domestic violence cases.“Her life’s work was prosecuting injustices in all matters that pertained to the abuse of children and assaults against women,” Anderson said. “She made sure they got due consideration and their day in court.” Print Article Camille Downing, director of the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center, said, too, that Harrison has been passionate about the cases involving children and their mothers.“You can’t even mention the CAC without saying Scherryl Harrison’s name,” Downing said. “She was an advocate for abused children back in the 1980s before there was a CAC. Scherryl Harrison had thoughts of the need for a center for abused and neglected children and she was vital in bringing it to life in Troy in 2004. You can’t mention the CAC without discussing her involvement in it.”Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen said that Harrison is the “consummate pro.”“She’s a hard worker and a diligent worker,” he said. “She has worked on behalf of the people of Pike County for 25 years. She is a lady that is going to be missed at the DA’s office and by the people of Pike County.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Scherryl Harrison retires after 25 years as a state prosecutor Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Cuba Increases Repression Against Dissidence

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre / Diálogo January 08, 2020 The Castro regime spreads terror and combines repression and torture to weaken its opponents.The nongovernmental organization (NGO) the Cuban Observatory of Human Rights, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, reported more than 3,000 arbitrary arrests in Cuba in 2019, in the midst of a defamation campaign led by the government to persecute human rights defenders, social and political leaders, and independent journalists.Detainees promoted rejecting the new constitution, which the National Assembly of People’s Power passed in a referendum on February 24; or intended to participate in political activities at the headquarters of their organizations, attend religious ceremonies, or travel within the country, said the Observatory. As of December 2019, there were 122 political prisoners.“The Cuban regime charges activists with common crimes, which are proven false, such as in the case of José Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Cuban Patriotic Union [UNPACU, in Spanish], the country’s biggest opposition group, who was arrested by the political police October 1, 2019,” said Prisoners Defenders, a Spanish NGO for legal action and defense.Ferrer was jailed for the first time after a summary judgment during the Black Spring of 2003, and freed in 2011. Authorities kept him cut off from family and lawyers, and prevented him from receiving medical attention while he was physically tortured the entire time, said the NGO.Repressive actions against citizens include threats, fines, communications, artistic, and religious restrictions, in addition to surrounding their homes and forbidding them from leaving the country, says the Cuban Commission of Human Rights and National Reconciliation, a member of the international group, Human Rights Watch. The government opts for repression with short-term detentions, added the commission.“The same person can be arbitrarily detained more than 15 consecutive times within a couple of months. Before we would get repressed for a few days and there would be a break, now there are no breaks,” said to Diálogo Laritza Diversent, executive director of the legal information center Cubalex, who is in exile in the United States..Punishment and exhaustion are common for those who don’t agree with the regime. “The Castro-Miguel Díaz-Canel government combines physical and psychological torture for those who demand basic civil and political rights,” said to Diálogo Cuban activist Luis Enrique Ferrer (brother of Jose Daniel Ferrer), who is in exile in the United States and a foreign representative for UNPACU. “The abuse won’t stop until key opposition figures and human rights defenders are removed, such as my brother, so that they’re no longer in the streets when the people’s spontaneous demonstrations occur.”On November 22, Amnesty International asked the Cuban government for access, as an observer, of the still unscheduled judicial process of José Daniel Ferrer. Authorities accuse him of kidnapping and participating in a violent incident against another person, according to Cuban state television. “In these cases, international aid is necessary. The human rights outlook on the island is very difficult; we’ve spent decades enduring systematic repression,” Diversent concluded.last_img read more