Judge releases mother arrested by US Border Patrol agents

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 36-year-old Perla Morales Luna was released on her own recognizance by a local immigration judge Tuesday.Judge Zsa Zsa Depaolo said Luna was NOT a flight risk or a danger to the community.The viral video shows Luna being pulled away from her three daughters by Border Patrol agents last week.Luna was accused of being involved in a human trafficking operation, which she denied.Luna’s case is now forwarded to Federal Court, where she will have an immigration hearing to determine if she will be deported. Elizabeth Alvarez, Updated: 9:28 AM Posted: March 21, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Judge releases mother arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents Elizabeth Alvarez March 21, 2018last_img read more

Meghan Markles outrageous demand while in public Duchess of Sussex taking things

first_imgMeghan MarkleThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex Official Instagram (sussexroyal)It looks like Meghan Markle may not be the people’s Duchess after all. Reportedly, the Duchess of Sussex appeared at Wimbledon last week to cheer on Serena Williams on Centre Court but according to one spectator, the Duchess made one bold demand while there.Meghan Markle is a celebrity. As a former Hollywood star and now a Royal, Meghan Markle has one of the most famous faces in the world. However, according to a media consultant who was seated close to the royal during her Wimbledon experience, Meghan made a request for those seated nearby to respect her privacy when taking photos.It is no secret that Meghan Markle values her privacy and protects it fiercely, even if it rubs some people the wrong way. Namely the public and the press. But Meghan might be taking things a little too far. Reported by The Daily Telegraph, Sally Jones, was ordered not to take any pictures because Meghan was at the event “in a private capacity.”  Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesHaving been informed of the request by a royal protection officer, Ms. Jones insisted that it was yet another “another example of silly control freakery.”Ms. Jones added: “I think this royal protection officer was quite embarrassed. Meghan Markle may be entitled to her privacy. But to not allow other people to enjoy a public sporting event the way they want to might be a little too much. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, a palace source said: “It’s not unusual for people accompanying Members of the Royal Family at private, or public, events to ask members of the public not to take photographs…..It is to enable Members of the Royal Family to engage with people and events.”If this is the kind of engagement with the public the Palace is referring to then people might not want to interact with the Royals at all.last_img read more

Glenwood Tenants Share Apartment Woes

first_imgAvis Barnett, 60, originally of Montego Bay, Jamaica, moved to Glenwood six years ago. Inside the bathroom of her one bedroom unit is a gaping hole, revealing layers of plaster and the building’s outer brick wall. The rotted window seal is now black from mildew, the paint is peeling, and a thick layer of mold crawls up the wall of the shower.Barnett has asked Glenwood’s management to address the hole for two years.Nothing has been done. She recalls having a broken toilet in her unit for three weeks before management addressed it. “[AMC] told me that they were busy and couldn’t fix the problems,” said Barnett. “They told me to use the unlocked unit across the hall to wash and use the bathroom.”Barnett works for a catering company in northern Virginia but fears she will not be able to remain at Glenwood. “I don’t know if I can stay, or if I can afford to stay,” says Barnett. “I don’t know where I’ll go. I may be homeless.”Her story is one of the many that residents of Glenwood Apartments share as they fight, not only for better living conditions, but also for reasonable, affordable rents.”It is an absolute travesty,” Army veteran Charles Carmon, 67, said.Carmon moved into his one bedroom unit in 1989. He has been asking AMC to address the water damage in his bathroom, the leaky tub, and the unit’s peeling paint and mold. “They think we are ignorant. But this [situation] is a common occurrence. It’s been going on. It’s nothing new. … They feel that this is something where people have no education or the tools to deal with it.”Carmon likes the northeast neighborhood because of its proximity to the Veteran Affair’s Hospital in northeast D.C. but will elect to move if the increase goes into effect.Caecilia Key, 55, an accountant in Washington, D.C., moved to Glenwood in 2004.She is ready to leave her apartment. “There are mice in the building, my bathroom ceiling is cracked and peeling, and it looks like it is sloping in.” Inside her one bedroom unit, a slow leak in the unit above her has damaged her walls. She alerted AMC five months ago about the problem. It has still been unaddressed.A single mother, Key relocated to Glenwood from her apartment on Massachusetts Avenue in northwest in search of more affordable rent. Currently paying $919, her rent will soon jump to $1,470 a month if AMC’s hardship petition to District’s Department of Housing and Community Development, Rental Accommodation Division is successful.Pointing to the severely damaged walls and mold growing in her bathroom, Key, currently home on medical leave, openly wept. “I’ve asked them to fix this but they haven’t. I just want out. I’m ready to leave.”For several new tenants of Glenwood, the experience has become a nightmare. Deborah Bey has grown tired of asking AMC to address the ceiling leaks, the mold in her bathroom, the water leak under her kitchen sink, and the cracked and loose tiles on her bedroom floor. After a year of asking AMC to fix it, Bey opted to move out. “I’m over it,” says Bey. “They won’t fix anything.” Her last day at Glenwood was March 15.Kevin Cross, 41, of Alexandria Va., moved to Glenwood six months ago. Cross showed the peeling paint inside his bathtub. “They painted it,” Cross said. “They should have glazed it, but they painted over it and now it’s peeling away.”Cross pointed out a large, orange, industrial-sized extension cord snaked across the width of his kitchen. “They never came to fix this [kitchen] socket, and so they plugged the stove to the [extension] cord and have it plugged up in an outlet on the other side of the kitchen.”Cross moved in to Glenwood because of its spacious floor plan and its great location. “I’m staying,” Cross said. “We have a right to stay.” Cross stated that since management mailed the first series of letters to Glenwood residents informing them of this rental increase on October 29, 2013, several tenants have left. “It’s a scare tactic and a way to force people out.”last_img read more