Supreme Court Reverses Denial Of Motion To Suppress In Gun-Tip Case

first_img Supreme Court Reverses Denial Of Motion To Suppress In Gun-Tip CaseOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comEvidence of a man’s illegal possession of a handgun must be suppressed at his trial on remand after the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the evidence was obtained in violation of constitutional protections.When Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers received a dispatch advising them of a black male dropping a handgun as he exited a taxi, officers Jason Palmer and George Stewart arrived at the Studio Movie Grill, where the man had exited the cab. They saw a black man matching the description the cab driver had provided seated in the lobby. The officers approached the man, later identified as Thomas Pinner, stood on either side of him and told him the taxi driver had reported that a man matching his description had a handgun on him.After pausing for a few seconds, Pinner denied having a weapon, but when he complied with Palmer’s instructions to stand and put his hands up, the officer saw the butt of a gun in Pinner’s pocket. The weapon was secured, Pinner was detained and the state charged him with Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license, enhanced to a Level 5 felony due to a prior felony conviction.Pinner filed a motion to suppress, arguing that the search and seizure were in violation of the Fourth Amendment and Article 1, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution. The Marion Superior Court denied the motion, finding the officers had reasonable suspicion to approach and question Pinner. But a divided Indiana Court of Appeals reversed, finding “no reasonable suspicion justified the investigatory stop.”The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments in Thomas Pinner v. State of Indiana, 49S02-1611-CR-610, in December, with Pinner’s counsel repeating the argument that the officers lacked reasonable suspicion to stop him. Specifically, Pinner argued “the tip from the cab driver did not provide the officers with information sufficient to demonstrate he was engaged in or about to engage in criminal activity.”The justices agreed with that argument, with retiring Justice Robert Rucker noting in the opinion the taxi driver’s tip made no “assertion of illegality,” but rather “’had a tendency to identify a determinate person’ who was in possession of a handgun,” a phrase delineated in Florida v. J.L., 529 U.S. 266 (2000). Assuming Pinner was the man the driver was describing, the officers still had no reason to suspect Pinner did not have a valid license to carry the gun, Rucker said.“This is not a case where, through independent investigation or personal experience, the officers had reason to believe that Pinner’s possession of a weapon was in violation of Indiana law,” Rucker wrote. “In essence, other than the taxi driver’s claims of being fearful because he had seen an individual matching Pinner’s description ‘drop a handgun,’ there is no evidence in the record from which an inference of criminal activity can be drawn.”Further, the court rejected the state’s argument that Pinner’s nervousness created reasonable suspicion and its argument that “the officers were permitted under the Fourth Amendment to briefly detain Defendant to ascertain the legality of the weapon and dispel any suspected criminal activity,” with Rucker noting the U.S. Supreme Court had rejected such “weapons or firearms exceptions.”Thus, the high court reversed the denial of Pinner’s motion to suppress and remanded the case for further proceedings.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: Communities across the country given £500,000 to commemorate Windrush Generation

first_img If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF See more information about the 50 community groups and local authorities that are set to receive funding. In June 2018, the government announced an annual Windrush Day to encourage communities across the country to commemorate the Windrush story on Windrush Day (22 June) and throughout the year.The national celebration is backed by a £500,000 Windrush Day Grant Scheme overseen by a Windrush Day Advisory Panel of community representatives.The Windrush Day Grant Scheme was launched in November 2018 and received over 400 bids for funding from community groups, charities and local authorities across England.There was a wide range and variety of applications with successful bids confirmed in Devon and Broxbourne reflecting the breadth of enthusiasm in communities across the country to mark Windrush Day 2019.Dr Joe Aldred, Churches Together in England, Windrush Day Advisory Panel Member said: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is a devolved department. As such, the Windrush Day Grant Scheme is an England only policy area.The Windrush Day Advisory PanelFollowing the success of the Windrush 70 events, the Advisory Panel have been considering how best to celebrate Windrush Day each year. Made up of community representatives from locations around the country, the Panel provides advice directly to government. Its key focus is ensuring that winning bids are appropriate and resonate with Caribbean communities. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Email [email protected] Media enquiries The Windrush GenerationWindrush Day, 22 June, marks the anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury, near London, on 22 June 1948. The arrival of the Empire Windrush over 70 years ago marked a seminal moment in Britain’s history and has come to represent the rich diversity of this nation.The people who arrived on the Empire Windrush, their descendants and those who followed them have made and continue to make an enormous contribution to Britain, not just in the vital work of rebuilding the country and public services following WWII but in enriching our shared social, economic, cultural and religious life.Overcoming great sacrifice and hardship, the Windrush Generation and their descendants have gone on to lead the field across public life, in business, the arts and sport. Britain would be much diminished without their contribution.Thurrock CouncilThurrock Council, home to the Port of Tilbury where the Empire Windrush docked over 70 years ago, will run a series of educational workshops for children and residents, followed by a celebratory Windrush Carnival. There will be 92 creative educational workshops in dance, flag-making, and puppetry between April and June, which will be hosted by schools and community venues. The materials created in these workshops would then be used for the celebratory Windrush Carnival in July.Nurses Association of JamaicaThe Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK) was founded by a group of nurses from the Windrush Generation. It is working with the Jamaican High Commission on the Windrush Legacy Publication, a book that features 500 men and women of the Windrush generation and their contribution to British society. It is due to be released in the week before Windrush Day and 5,000 copies will be distributed to schools, community centres, and libraries across the country.Blackburne House Education, LiverpoolBlackburne House Education will run a project about the female descendants of the Windrush Generation who arrived in Liverpool. There will be a series of workshops with local women, with the focus on men from the Windrush Generation who married local women and how those inter-racial marriages were received at the time. Through the workshops, participants will create a documentary using archive footage, photography and oral history, and develop new skills. The project will be run in partnership with local community groups and historians, as well as the Museum of Liverpool.Further informationThe MV Empire Windrush docked at the Port of Tilbury on 21 June 1948. However, passengers disembarked a day later on 22 June 1948 – hence why this has come to be known as Windrush Day.The Windrush Day Grant Scheme was launched on 22 November 2018. Office address and general enquiries This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.center_img 50 community groups and local authorities to receive share of £500,000 to host events to celebrate Windrush Day Funding will support school projects, street parties, theatre, exhibitions and workshops to take place in communities across the country on June 22 and throughout the year Events and activities will commemorate the outstanding contribution of the Windrush Generation Contact form https://forms.communit… Those enterprising youngsters from the Caribbean who stepped off the Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948 are part of a historic movement of people that has demonstrated fortitude and faith in building a future for themselves, their communities and this country. Windrush Day 2019 provides a great opportunity for the nation to commemorate and celebrate this ongoing contribution to multicultural Britain. I congratulate those groups that have been successful in their funding applications and will lead this year’s commemorations, adding to the many others that will do the same self-funded. I look forward to joining in and keeping this rich Windrush legacy alive this year and for many years to come. Social media – MHCLG The Windrush Generation fought for and supported Britain during the war, and then went on to rebuild Britain. They are the story of modern Britain and learning about their contribution is a vital part of our shared history and heritage. Their legacy lives on in their children and grandchildren and the communities they have built up and down the country. I am proud that those communities and the nation as a whole will have the opportunity to commemorate and celebrate the Windrush Generation and their descendants’ key role in Britain’s history. Communities across the country will receive a share of £500,000 to educate, commemorate and celebrate the outstanding contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants, Communities Minister Lord Bourne has today (21 March 2019) confirmed.Over the coming months, 50 community groups and local authorities will use the funding to lead school projects, street parties, exhibitions, talks and workshops to recognise and honour the great legacy of those who stepped ashore at Tilbury Docks over 70 years ago.From Bristol to Birmingham and Liverpool to Leeds, educational workshops, cultural festivals, theatre productions, TEDx style talks, community gardens and intergenerational cooking sessions will form a rich and wide-ranging series of events.Communities Minister Lord Bourne said: General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 PDF, 196KB, 6 pages Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Twitter – – – read more

Tom Marshall Joins Jazz Is PHSH For “Meat” In Philly [Video]

first_imgLast night in Philadelphia, Jazz Is PHSH brought their reinvention of Phish jams to World Cafe Live. During an unexpected “audience participation” portion of the night, brothers Matt and Adam Chase invited a guest from audience to join the band on stage. Asking the randomly-selected human from the audience to vocalize the trombone portion of The Story of the Ghost‘s “Meat”, it became clear that the forthcoming collaboration was pre-meditated as the “fan” stepped on stage and introduced himself as “Tom”. It was, in fact, Tom Marshall, the primary external lyricist for Phish known for his work on over 95 original songs–including “Meat”. Marshall sang the lyrics to his own “Meat” before departing and letting the band rip into the song toward the end of their set.PREMIERE: Cal Kehoe Shares Video For Soothing Single “Marilyn” Featuring Phish Lyricist Tom MarshallWatch Tom Marshall sing “Meat” with Jazz Is PHSH below:On Saturday, December 30, Jazz Is PHSH will perform a Phish pre-party at The Cutting Room with Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Felix Pastorius (The Mu’tet), Jamar Woods (The Fritz), Adam Chase (James Brown Dance Party), and Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers). For tickets and more information, head here.last_img read more

Thousands rally in Croatia as pandemic rules hurt businesses

first_imgZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian man who was detained for opening his gym in defiance of anti-virus rules has become a symbol of resistance for thousands of small business owners who have rallied on against government lockdown measures. The crowds chanted Andrija Klaric’s name at the protest in central Zagreb Wednesday that called for the resignation of Croatia’s economy minister and described the center-right government’s policies as “discriminatory.” The small business owners say they have been devastated by the government decision some three months ago to completely shut down venues such as bars, restaurants and gyms to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.last_img read more

Largest Simulated Peacekeeping Mission Exercise Held in Brazil

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo May 21, 2018 The Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) Headquarters in Brasília operated as one of the remote sites for the Viking 2018 exercise, April 16th–26th. This was the first time a non-European country participated in hosting the event—Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland, Serbia, and Sweden co-hosted the 2018 edition. Viking is the largest simulated peacekeeping mission exercise in the world and its purpose is to train service members, police forces, and civilian agencies on the challenges of peacekeeping operations and international crisis management. The 2018 edition included 2,500 participants from close to 50 countries and 35 organizations. The exercise, conducted every four years since 1999, is organized by the Swedish Armed Forces, in cooperation with the Folke Bernadotte Academy—a Swedish government agency for peace, security and development. The event also counts with support from the United Nations (UN) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The EB Land Operations Command (COTER, in Portuguese), coordinated the Brazilian site. Organization for the event began in 2015—soon after Sweden sent the invitation—and involved huge challenges, as EB General Paulo Humberto Cesar de Oliveira, commander of COTER, told Diálogo. “We had to adjust to simultaneous integration with all the other sites in the exercise and on different continents. We would begin working here in Brazil at 5 a.m., in line with the time zone of the other participating countries,” said Gen. Paulo Humberto. Participation in Viking 2018, he added, provided excellent training for Brazilian ground forces, which learned from the operations of armed forces, police, and civilian agencies of other countries. “This facilitated our understanding of what it takes to coordinate an actual operation, it helps with integration and reduces our response time.” In addition to operating as a remote site, Brazil was also invited to take part in the main exercise in Sweden. A fictitious UN mission was created, where EB Major General Francisco Humberto Montenegro Junior assumed the position of force commander and led a multinational General Staff, with service members from about 10 countries. During the simulation exercise, Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllensporre, chief of the Swedish Defense General Staff, visited the Brazilian site and praised the organization and efficiency of the structure assembled in Brazil. “It was great to realize the capacity of cooperation between joint solution participants to resolve the issues that arose, instead of working in isolation. This is Viking’s purpose,” said Lt. Gen. Gyllensporre. The officer validated the choice of Brazil as a remote site for the exercise. The country counts with more than a decade of leadership in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH, in French) and participated in other international missions. “It was the perfect country to host our site outside Europe and make our exercise even more relevant.” Synchronized activities Gen. Paulo Humberto explained that Viking works as a simultaneous and synchronized war game in one of the exercise sites. “In this scenario, opposing forces invade a fictitious country. From then on, we have two operations: one under NATO, which opposes the invasion militarily, causing a humanitarian crisis; and the other, under the auspices of the UN, which coordinates a peacekeeping operation to resolve the crisis. As such, simulated military problems, frequent in real-world situations, arise, to which participants must give their best responses,” he said. According to EB Lieutenant General José Eduardo Pereira, commander and director of the exercise in Brazil, the Latin American site was assembled in accordance with the standard established by the Viking command in Sweden, and counted with the participation of 200 civilians and service members from 15 countries, including the United States, Canada, Peru, Argentina and Mexico, as well as Brazilian military police from the Federal District and the state of São Paulo. According to Lt. Gen. José Eduardo, holding the exercise in Brazil leaves an important legacy for EB, especially for COTER. “Four years from now, we intend to repeat the exercise. It may not be in Brasília, it could be somewhere else. It’s a very positive experience and an important gain for the COTER training doctrine,” he said. The remote Viking 2018 site in Brazil used a local simulator: Combater—an EB war game—while Sweden used its own system, called Tyr. “Integration between both simulators was only achieved by means of a command and control system the U.S. Army provided, and it required six months of work to ensure that interconnectivity was successful,” said Lt. Gen. José Eduardo. Ensuring connectivity during the activity, he added, was one of the greatest challenges. “We needed to be continuously connected. We conducted three video conferences a day with Sweden and the entire game was synchronized. We had to send Brazilian service members to both Sweden and the United States for training,” he said, emphasizing the importance of the United States as a partner in Viking 2018. “The U.S. supported us with resources and personnel, and sent a team of professionals to our site.” U.S. Army Colonel Brian Foster, chief of the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute of the U.S. Army War College, highlighted participants’ efficiency in preparing for peacekeeping missions. According to Col. Foster, assigned to the General Staff at the Brazilian site, the exercise allowed for observations on Brazilian operations under the auspices of the UN and NATO, as well as learning more about the work of the civilian and police force components. “There is a lot to learn from the Brazilians, who have broad experience in peacekeeping missions,” said Col. Foster. A taste of reality In the Brazilian simulation, EB Major General José Ricardo Vendramin Nunes commanded the Peacekeeping Force. He led a multidisciplinary team of 49 officers from 15 countries. “We had to provide solutions within UN required standards, protocols, documents that systemize the analysis of the problem and its solutions and answers. As such, integration with friendly countries was very important to form this great team. The confidence and our aggregated skills form an efficient and capable group,” said Maj. Gen. Vendramin. The officer, assigned to the UN Peacekeeping Operations Department in New York, explained to Diálogo that the best thing about Viking is its faithful reproduction of reality, essential for the success of preparation. “The most critical situations happening in the modern world are refugee crises in certain areas, lack of security, critical humanitarian crises, human trafficking, arms smuggling, which were all featured in Viking 2018,” said Maj. Gen. Vendramin. “The team is always on high alert. There is pressure from all sides and we have to provide quick responses that will affect the lives of other people, exactly like in a peacekeeping mission.” Benefits of the exercise A participant of the exercise, EB Colonel Carla Beatriz Medeiros, celebrated the 2018 edition’s focus on gender issues. “When I took part in the mission in Haiti, my contingent had almost 800 people, but only six were women. This shows the necessity, already identified by UN, to expand female presence in missions,” she said. EB Captain Pablo Gustavo Polhmann, who was part of the Peacekeeping Force at the Brazilian site, never had any experience on real peacekeeping missions, but felt motivated after Viking 2018. “The possibility of operating with service members and international agencies, which is what happened during the exercise, enables us to get to know different realities and concepts and work toward a common objective, which is very positive. I would like to take part in a real operation in the future,” he concluded.last_img read more

Why gamification works (and why your credit union should care)

first_imgLet’s talk about my day yesterday:First, I woke up and went on a run. I turned on an app on my phone that tracks my distance and pace and compares it with my past performance.After my workout, I headed to Starbucks for a coffee. I used the Starbucks app to pay for my drink — for every dollar I spend on the app, I earn a star that can be redeemed for a reward later on.Then, I came home and opened my laptop. I’ve spent the summer trying to learn some basic French (a quarantine hobby of mine), so I headed to Duolingo to take my daily French lesson. I complete some small vocabulary and grammar exercises while the program’s mascot — a lime green owl named Duo — cheers me on and rewards me with virtual gems.I hadn’t even started working, and already my morning had been gamified from start to finish. That’s the power of gamification: Its principles can be used everywhere, for all kinds of products. It can motivate us to run a little longer, spend some more money or keep working toward a goal.But what exactly makes gamification so effective? Here’s a super-simplified explanation, from a Gen Zer who uses it every day: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

€13bn Danish benefits fund manager issues call for more capital

first_imgThe manager of a DKK100bn (€13.4bn) holiday pay fund has urged employers to pay into the fund in order to boost its earning power.LD Pensions was given the task in 2017 of managing the new Employees’ Fund for Residual Holiday Funds, running the cash equivalent of an extra 12 months’ worth of holiday entitlements granted to Danish employees as a result of bringing local legislation into line with EU law.LD said its new portfolio could yield 4.5% a year on average if employers opted to pay their liabilities into the fund – a third more than the 3% return the fund would gain otherwise, according to preparatory work carried out by Denmark’s employment ministry.The provider said new fund was expected to have total assets of DKK100bn once it was operational. LD said that the proportion of employers opting to pay into the fund could be of great importance for its investment work. Charlotte Mark, finance director, LDCharlotte Mark, finance director of LD Pensions, said: “It poses challenges for the fund’s strategy – we do not know in advance what the employers will do.”She added: “The employers’ funds provide a safe return, and that is in itself good.“But there must also be room for more risky investments to generate a good return on employees, and that requires some of the funds to be paid by employers before they fall due on the employee’s retirement.”Mark said LD would look at different investment tools outside of its current strategy if only a small proportion of the fund’s assets could be actively managed.“We believe in a good result, even though it turns out that many employers need liquidity,” she said.Employers must report the cash value of holiday entitlements earned by employees in the “transition year” leading up to new holiday pay act coming into force on 1 September 2020.It is then up to the employers whether they want to keep the money in the company until the staff members’ retirement and pay an annual indexation charge, whether they will pay all employees’ earned holiday money to LD, or whether they will choose a combination of these two options.last_img read more

LDI market breaches £1trn as smaller schemes join hedging trend

first_imgSource: XPS Investment. *LGIM did not participate in XPS’ survey in 2018 and 2017. LGIM data is sourced from the KPMG LDI Survey 2017 and assumed to remain constant in 2017 and 2018. The consultancy estimated that over half (54%) of UK pension schemes’ liabilities were now hedged with LDI. This was based on estimating that the UK private sector had a total DB pension scheme liability of around £1.9trn and discount rates of gilts plus 0.5% per annum.However, it also said the actual level of hedging was probably higher as the 54% excluded hedging achieved through holding bond assets outside a specific LDI hedging programme.BlackRock, Insight Investment, and Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) continued to dominate the LDI market, with XPS’ survey estimating they managed 87% of LDI assets.BMO Global Asset Management added 93 new mandates in 2018 and now had the largest number of mandates, although the manager was still fourth largest by the notional value of liabilities hedged, according to XPS.The consultancy noted that Insight Investment had “also made some significant additions over the year”. It had taken on 30 new mandates to hedge an additional £67bn of notional liabilities. The vast majority of new mandates came from smaller defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, according to XPS. It attributed this in part to the growth of investment platforms and fiduciary management.Directly accessed pooled funds were the single biggest contributor to the growth in mandate numbers, according to the consultancy. It said that 92% of the new mandates in 2018 were from pooled solutions, up from 87% in 2017.Tim Miller, consultant at XPS, said: “73% of all LDI mandates are now in pooled LDI solutions, highlighting the efforts made by managers and advisers to bring accessible LDI solutions to all schemes.”Total hedged liabilities by manager Pension schemes hedged an additional £59bn (€69bn) of liabilities last year, taking the liability-driven investment (LDI) market to over £1trn, according to XPS Pensions Group.Simeon Willis, chief investment officer at XPS Investment, the group’s investment consulting arm, said: “The pensions mass market has overcome its initial reservations and LDI is now a £1trn market.“This is a great achievement for fund managers, advisers and trustees, who are now firmly taking control of their schemes’ futures, not leaving it to chance.”Reporting on its latest annual LDI survey, XPS said broadly all of last year’s growth – up 6% from £965bn in 2017 – could be attributed to new mandates, which increased by 12%, or 265.last_img read more

Mr. Steven Edward “Steve”Tatum

first_imgMr. Steven Edward “Steve” Tatum, age 69, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on December 2, 1947, in Beach Grove, Indiana, the son of the late, Dewayne Tatum and Charlotte (Hess) Carroll. He was raised in Fairland, Indiana, where he attended school. Steve was inducted into the United States Army on December 12, 1967, in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter (M-14 Rifle), Expert (M-16 Rifle), Army Commendation Medal and two overseas. Steve was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on December 3, 1969 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Steve was united in marriage on October 29, 1983 in Fairland, Indiana, to Wauneta Grace Cline and to this union arrived two daughters, Nicole and Stori and two sons, Sean and Isiah to bless their home. Steve resided in the Vevay community since 1997. Steve enjoyed tinkering on cars and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Steve passed away at 2:01 pm, Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky.Steve will be deeply missed by his daughters: Nicole McAlister and her husband: CJ of Vevay, IN and Stori Roy and her husband: Tyler of Franklin, IN; his sons: Sean Tatum and his wife: Kylie of Indianapolis, IN and Isiah Tatum and his wife: Katie of Fishers, IN; his grandchildren: Dylan, Zeyla, Noah, Maya, Owen, Amelia, Aria, Aiden, Damion, Elora, Charlotte and Fenix; his sisters: Martha Likens of Indianapolis, IN, Patricia Cambell of Indianapolis, IN and Kathleen Mitchell of Tucson, Arizona; his brother: Robert Carroll of Indianapolis, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Dewayne Tatum and Charlotte (Hess) Carroll; his step-father that raised him: Henry Carroll and his brother: William Tatum.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 17, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Full military rites and interment will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Steven Edward “Steve” Tatum Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Smith is mid-season king at Outlaw

first_imgDUNDEE, N.Y (June 15) – Brad Smith was the Marion Decker Agency IMCA Modified feature winner on mid-season championship night at Outlaw Speedway.Friday night’s main event went green to checkers with Brad Smith holding off defending track cham­pion Shawn Bruce for the victory.The win for Smith was a special one as he’d suffered a severe injury during the off-season that put his racing career in jeopardy.Brandon Smith, Will Ward and Rodney Morgan filled the remaining spots in the top five.last_img read more