A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard was found guilty Friday of being an accessory to the murder of more than 170,000 people, a majority of them Jews. Reinhold Hanning, who served at the Auschwitz death camp, was sentenced to five years in prison.
Hanning was an SS guard during Nazi-occupied Poland between January 1943 and June 1944. During that time hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were murdered.
The trial took place in the city of Detmold in western Germany. A doctor determined that Hanning was fit to stand trial, but each session lasted only two hours. At first, Hanning refused to speak and, according to witnesses, avoided eye contact with survivors who had flown in from Canada, the United States, Hungary and Britain to give their testimony.
But at one point during the four-month trial, Hanning broke his silence. “I deeply regret having been part of a criminal organization responsible for the deaths of so many innocent people and destruction of countless families,” Hanning said to a packed courtroom.
Agents are typically busy during the summer months rescuing immigrants who have become lost or dehydrated as they try to circumvent the checkpoint in Falfurrias by walking through heat, humidity, and hundreds of miles of ranch land.
“At certain times of the year, this obviously is the priority because of the number of deaths that are happening right here,” said Doyle Amidon, the patrol agent in charge of the Falfurrias station.
This time last year, 27 people died near Falfurrias, according to numbers provided by Amidon. So far this year, 31 people have died.
Senior counsel C S Vaidyanathan, who appeared for the Telangana government, said that though Monsanto was charging only Rs 23 as royalty per pack of BT cotton seeds, its 50-50 Indian partner, Mahyco, and several seed manufacturers, were fleecing farmers by collecting Rs 1,250 per pack as a ‘royalty.’ The government had previously fixed Rs 50 as the maximum royalty allowed per seed pack.
Monsanto apparently had no right to collect any royalties though, since, according to Vaidyanathan, Monsanto does not possess a patent for BT1 cotton seed varieties, and only owns a patent for the BT2 variety. The company has been collecting royalties for both.
Senior counsel for Monsanto, Abhishek Singhwi said that the bench was ‘shedding crocodile tears’ for farmers.
But behind the scenes, Lewandowski’s role in the campaign is shrinking.
In early March, Lewandowski ceded authority over many hiring decisions to a lower-ranking staffer.
In recent days, the campaign’s press office has been overruling his decisions about issuing credentials for campaign events.
Going forward, Trump’s just-named convention manager, Paul Manafort, is expected to take a leading role not just in the selection of delegates, but in the remaining primaries themselves, according to three people on or close to the campaign.
The shift is, in part, a natural outgrowth of the campaign’s maturation.
The data was obtained by Reverend Billy and members of the Coalition Against Poison Parks (CAPP) from the New York City Parks Department.
According to the World Health Organization, glyphosate is a “probable carcinogen” linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers, birth defects, and celiac disease, allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome.
At a meeting Tuesday, Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation was presented with the map by members of CAPP.
Monsanto has long fought claims that their product is harmful, despite documentation to the contrary. In January, the corporation sued the state of California to prevent glyphosate from being added to the state’s list of known carcinogens.
A listing would require Monsanto to provide a “clear and reasonable warning” to consumers that the chemical is known to cause cancer, further damaging Monsanto’s reputation and violating its First Amendment rights, the company said.