Students from Claremont Academy, the Goddard School, and the University Park Campus School are presenting an Evening of Mock Trials in a couple of weeks.
They’re ready to ask the tough questions, but they need you to decide the outcome of their cases!
Come serve as a juror for Worcester middle school students who have spent a whole semester preparing to represent their clients in the Discovering Justice Mock Trial Program. You will never think of jury duty the same way again!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Donohue Federal Courthouse 595 Main Street, Worcester, MA
5:30 p.m. – Registration
6:00-7:30 p.m. – Mock Trials and Reception
Seats are limited, so please respond by May 1 to: Taisha Sturdivan (617.748.9641)
There’s been a lot of questioning as to why the Worcester Police Department parked 6 cruisers in front of City Hall on March 27th prior to the City Council Meeting. The City Manager’s Office denied that it was a purposeful attempt to intimidate community residents and Councilors vis a vis the storm surrounding Chief Gemme and was in fact a planned response to an expected protest.
Baffled, I filed a public records request seeking any emails that would clarify the Police Department’s position. This is
Having never seen that many Officers assigned to a possible protest, I was really baffled to see 11 officers on duty the following week. Given the WPD intel of “a group of about 50 from the Black Gay ministry” we’re now able to understand this excessive assignment from their perspective. They needed 1 Officer for every 4.5 Black Gay Ministry supporters.
The Mayor’s Civic Academy will hold four town-meeting style programs to give an audience of approximately 30 civic leaders a unique opportunity to learn about our local government and court system. These civic leaders will have the opportunity to meet with court and government officials to hear a unique insider perspective on how these systems work and how community members can best access and be involved with them. Participants will also be able to ask questions and engage these leaders in discussion.
In order to participate, you must complete and return the enclosed application form no later than Friday, April 13th. Please note that by filling out an application form, you are committing to attending all four of the sessions. The sessions will take place every Monday night from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with the first session on April 30th and the fourth and final session on May 21st. Also note that seats will be available only to those who complete and submit the application form.
I am greatly looking forward to this opportunity and hope you will join us. If you know of anyone who may be interested in participating in this Academy, or if you have questions or need more information, please feel free to contact my office at 508-799-1153 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.