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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

CLA TEST # 73 PROTEST BY IRON GATE COMMUNITY OF GBANGA AGAINST ARMED FORCES OF LIBERIA SOLDIERS (Combined Language Assessment) for UN AMS/SAAT Exam

COMBINED LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
CLA (English) TEST # 73
PROTEST BY IRON GATE COMMUNITY OF GBANGA AGAINST ARMED FORCES OF LIBERIA SOLDIERS
FIRST PART of CLA (Reading)


PATROL REPORT
On 12 December 2012 at 15.25 the Bong County Police received a telephone call reporting a roadblock in the area of Gbanga (Grid reference 115/125). Police patrol Bravo-2 responded to the scene, arriving at 16.00 hours, finding a large number of people gathered on the Gbanga Highway. There was a barricade formed on the highway made of rocks, stones and wrecked cars. The mob was shouting, throwing stones and fighting against several soldiers of Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). As a response to this situation, at 16.30 hours, the Liberian National Police (LNP) and United Nations Police (UNPOL) including United Nations Formed Police Unit (FPU) were deployed to the scene with orders to clear the road. As soon as the road had been cleared by the police, the protesters built up another barricade across the highway. At 18.45 hours, after some clashes, deployed police forces managed to disperse the rioters and the highway was reopened. No arrest was made and no major injuries reported. The police estimated the number of protestors to be approximately five hundred.
FOLLOW-UP REPORT # 01
Reference is made to the incident reported on 12 December 2012.  The investigation regarding the unrests was launched by the Bong County Police. It revealed that the rioters were predominantly angry youth who joined commercial motorcyclists, all members of the Iron Gate Community. They launched the protest in response to an incident involving a motorcycle taxi driver and an AFL soldier. This incident took place the same day but shortly before the riots, around 13.30 hours. Reportedly, a young female hired a taxi motorcyclist, a member of Iron Gate Community in Gbanga, to drop her at her house. Upon arrival, however, she refused to pay for the ride. As the taxi driver insisted on payment, the female passenger called her boyfriend, an AFL soldier, who arrived at the scene and attacked the motorcyclist. He beat him up and left him on the street unconscious and bleeding. Then, the perpetrator and his girlfriend ran away from the scene. The victim was rushed to the hospital after an anonymous phone call was made to the emergency services.
FOLLOW-UP REPORT # 02
Reference is made to the incident occurred on 12 December 2012.  On 13 December 2012 investigators of the Bong County Police identified six persons who allegedly took part in the road block of Gbanga Highway after reviewing the video files of the riots recorded by the police. The LNP police officers, who had been assaulted by the mob at the scene, also recognized the attackers. Their identity was established on the basis of intelligence gathered by investigators. All the suspects were arrested and questioned by the investigators. They confessed to attending the protest but denied attacking the police officers. A prosecuting judge authorized the suspects to be charged with assault of the police officers and participation in an illegal gathering. They were held in the Bong detention center.
FOLLOW-UP REPORT # 03
Reference is made to the case reported on 12 December 2012. Police investigators established the victim of the AFL soldier attack which triggered the unrests and the roadblock on Gbanga Highway. He was identified as 25-year old Mr. Joshua Bundu, a member of Iron Gate Community living on 25 Ribbon Street in Gbanga, and working as a motorcycle taxi driver. After the assault, he was transported to the Gbanga Municipal Hospital. The medical examination revealed that he had a cut on his left shoulder and forehead. No other injuries were discovered. After delivery of first aid by the doctors, he was released from the hospital.
MEDIA NEWS OVERVIEW
Both local and nationwide media reported the unrests which occurred on 12 December 2012 in Gbanga. It was reported that the protest was targeting AFL soldiers. The media emphasized that the Iron Gate Community decided to protest on the street in order to attract the attention of the government and to make them address the behavior of AFL soldiers and their impunity over recent reported assaults against local citizens. Journalists stressed that recently there were five similar assaults reported to the police in connection to the AFL.  In none of these cases was there a suspect either established, convicted, sentenced, or punished. According to the commentators, this situation made a clear message to the society that AFL soldiers are above the law.  
FIRST PART of CLA (READING)
QUESTION PAPER -A
Family Name:…………First Name………Test Serial #:……………….
Country:…….…………Date:……………………………………………

Q 1.     What time and date did the police receive an information about the roadblock?
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Q 2.     Who responded first to the reported situation?
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Q 3.     Which community members were the protesters?
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Q 4.     Who attacked the motorcycle taxi driver?
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Q 5.     How many assaults by the Liberian Military were reported to the Police before the most recent one?
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Q 6.     At what time were the UN Police deployed to the scene?
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Q 7.     What's the name of the road where the protest took place?
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Q 8.     What was the complete name of the hospitalized person?
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Q 9.     How many protesters were arrested by the police on 12 December?
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Q 10.   Who authorized the detention of the arrested protesters?
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QUESTION AND ANSWERS
MATRIX – A
Q 1.     What time and date did the police receive information about the roadblock?
            15.25 hours, 12 December 2012

Q 2.     Who responded first to the reported situation?
            Police patrol Bravo-2
                                      
Q 3.     Which community members were the protesters a part of?
Iron Gate Community

Q 4.     Who attacked the motorcycle taxi driver?
An AFL soldier

Q 5.     How many assaults by the Liberian Military were reported to the Police before the most recent one?
Five

Q 6.     At what time were the UN Police deployed to the scene?
            16.30 hours
Q 7.     What's the name of the road where the protest took place?
 Gbanga Highway

Q 8.     What was the complete name of the hospitalized person?
            Joshua Bundu

Q 9.     How many protesters were arrested by the police on 12 December?
            None                      

Q 10.   Who authorized the detention of the arrested protesters?
Judge
FIRST PART OF CLA (READING)
QUESTION PAPER -B
Family Name:…………First Name………Test Serial #:……………….
Country:…….…………Date:……………………………………………

Q 1.     At what time were the UN Police deployed to the scene?
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Q 2.     What's the name of the road where the protest took place?
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Q 3.     What was the complete name of the hospitalized person?
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Q 4.     How many protesters were arrested by the police on 12 December?
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Q 5.     Who authorized the detention of the arrested protesters?
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Q 6.     What time and date did the police receive an information about the roadblock?
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Q 7.     Who responded first to the reported situation?
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Q 8.     Which community members were the protesters?
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Q 9.     Who attacked the motorcycle taxi driver?
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Q 10.   How many assaults by the Liberian Military were reported to the Police before the most recent one?
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QUESTION AND ANSWERS
MATRIX – B
Q 1.     At what time were the UN Police deployed to the scene?
            16.30 hours
Q 2.     What's the name of the road where the protest took place?
 Gbanga Highway

Q 3.     What was the complete name of the hospitalized person?
            Joshua Bundu

Q 4.     How many protesters were arrested by the police on 12 December?
            None                      

Q 5.     Who authorized the detention of the arrested protesters?
Judge

Q 6.     What time and date did the police receive an information about the roadblock?
            15.25 hours, 12 December 2012

Q 7.     Who responded first to the reported situation?
            Police patrol Bravo-2
                                      
Q 8.     Which community members were the protesters?
Iron Gate Community

Q 9.     Who attacked the motorcycle taxi driver?
An AFL soldier

Q 10.     How many assaults by the Liberian Military were reported to the Police before the most recent one?
  Five
FIRST PART OF CLA (READING)
QUESTION PAPER-C
Family Name:…………First Name………Test Serial #:……………….
Country:…….…………Date:……………………………………………

Q 1.     Who attacked the motorcycle taxi driver?
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Q 2.    How many assaults by the Liberian Military were reported to the Police before the most recent one?
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Q 3.     At what time were the UN Police deployed to the scene?
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Q 4.     What time and date did the police receive an information about the roadblock?
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Q 5.     Who responded first to the reported situation?
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Q 6.     Which community members were the protesters?
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Q 7.     How many protesters were arrested by the police on 12 December?
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Q 8.     Who authorized the detention of the arrested protesters?
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Q 9.     What's the name of the road where the protest took place?
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Q 10.   What was the complete name of the hospitalized person?
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QUESTION AND ANSWERS
MATRIX – C

Q 1.     Who attacked the motorcycle taxi driver?
An AFL soldier

Q 2.     How many assaults by the Liberian Military were reported to the Police before the most recent one?
Five

Q 3.     At what time were the UN Police deployed to the scene?
            16.30 hours
Q 4.     What time and date did the police receive an information about the roadblock?
            15.25 hours, 12 December 2012

Q 5.     Who responded first to the reported situation?
            Police patrol Bravo-2
                                      
Q 6.     Which community members were the protesters?
Iron Gate Community

Q 7.     How many protesters were arrested by the police on 12 December?
            None                      

Q 8.     Who authorized the detention of the arrested protesters?
Judge

Q 9.     What's the name of the road where the protest took place?
 Gbanga Highway

Q 10.   What was the complete name of the hospitalized person?
            Joshua Bundu
SECOND PART OF CLA (Report Writing)
PROTEST BY IRON GATE COMMUNITY OF GBANGA AGAINST ARMED FORCES OF LIBERIA SOLDIERS
INTRODUCTION
            This is the second section of the UNPOL Combined Language Assessment.  It is divided into two parts. In the first part you will hear one person describing the mission-related topic you have just read about in the Reading Comprehension – it will be introduced as the Narrative. In the second part, you will hear a conversation between two people who are discussing the same mission-related topic – it will be introduced as the Dialogue.

            Please be reminded that the use of any computer devices, microphones, books, external notes or assistance from others is not permitted. Candidates who fail to observe appropriate conduct during this test will be excluded from the assessment process. Such actions will be duly noted and communicated in writing to the authorities of the Member State concerned and to the SAAT Coordinator in the UN Police Division.

            You will be given a Report Writing Form and another Blank Sheet of paper. Take careful notes on the Blank Sheet of paper of both the Narrative and the Dialogue. Pay attention to the important facts and key information. You will hear the recording only one time.

            Once the Narrative and Dialogue are finished, you will be asked to use your notes from both the Reading and the Audio parts to write your own complete police report.

            You will have 30 minutes to complete your police report. The instructor will indicate when these 30 minutes begin. The instructor will then announce when there are 5 minutes remaining and when there is one final minute.

            Please do not forget to write your full name and your individual test serial number clearly in the spaces provided on the Report Writing Sheet.

Good Luck!
NARRATIVE
On 14 December 2012 at 13.00 hours, police investigators apprehended 23-year old soldier of the AFL Jacob Harrison. He was arrested in connection with the assault of a motorcycle taxi driver which led to the roadblock of Gbanga Highway. The police found him in his apartment at the 14 River Street in Gbanga. An interview of the suspect was conducted at the Police Investigations Office at 14.30 hours the same day.

The suspect, Jacob Harrison explained that two days before on 12 December 2012 at around 14.00 hours his girlfriend 19-year old Diane Garu called him on his mobile phone and asked for help. Diane told him that she hired a motorcycle taxi driver in the center of the town. Upon arrival at her house at 48Main Street  the taxi driver asked Diane to let him accompany her to the house. She refused his proposal so he got angry and told her to pay double for the ride. Diane gave him five dollars but the driver insisted he get ten. Diane refused, and called Jacob. Jacob took his car and came to the spot five minutes later. There he found his girlfriend in a verbal argument with the motorcycle taxi driver. He told her to step back and wait behind the street corner. Then he asked the motorcyclist why he had harassed his girlfriend. The driver replied that women who date  soldiers pay double for the ride. He also asked Jacob if he was going to pay for his girlfriend. The comments  got Jacob angry and he punched the attacker in the face, then he took out a knife from his jacket and cut the driver several times on his head and shoulders. As he noticed his victim lying on the street unconscious and bleeding, he threw the knife into some nearby bushes, took his girlfriend to his car and ran away from the scene. On the way to his apartment, he called the emergency services number and anonymously informed them about the injured motorcyclist and his location.

Later that day at around 14.45 hours, Diane received a phone call from her brother. He said that the motorcycle taxi driver has been taken to the hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening. He also advised her not to show up in the Iron Gate neighborhood since the motorcycle taxi drivers with many local youth were looking for her and her boyfriend in connection with the incident. He added that they had gone out to the streets and were looking for any AFL soldiers to take revenge for injuring the taxi driver.  After the hearing, a prosecuting judge authorized the suspect to be charged with assault and held in the detention center.
DIALOGUE
Police Officer
I am conducting an interview in reference to an assault of a motorcycle taxi driver which led to the roadblock of Gbanga Highway and the unrests against several AFL soldiers.  Please state your name.
Suspect
Jacob Harrison.
Police Officer
Tell me what happened on 12 December 2012 at the Main Street 48 in the neighborhood of Iron Gate Community in Gbanga.
Suspect
Two days ago, on 12 December 2012 at around 14.00 hours my girlfriend Diane Garu called me on my mobile phone and asked for help. She told me that she hired a motorcycle taxi driver in the center of the town. Upon arrival at her house at Main Street 48 the taxi driver asked Diane to let him accompany her to the house. She refused his proposal so he got angry and told her to pay double for the ride. Diane gave him five dollars but the driver insisted on ten. Diane refused and called me.
Police Officer
Then what happened?
Suspect
I took my car and arrived five minutes later. There I found Diane in an argument with the motorcycle taxi driver.
Police Officer
So, what did you do?
Suspect
I told her to step back and wait behind the street corner. Then I asked the motorcyclist why he had harassed my girlfriend. The driver replied that women who date soldiers pay double for the ride. He also asked me if I was going to pay for her ride.
Police Officer
What happened when he asked you for the money?
Suspect
I got angry with his comments and I punched him in the face. Then I took out a knife from my jacket and I cut him several times on his head and shoulders.
Police Officer
What happened then?
Suspect
I noticed him lying on the street unconscious and bleeding, I threw the knife into nearby bushes, then I took Diane and we drove away in my car.
Police Officer
Why didn’t you help the injured victim?
Suspect
At first I wanted just run away but then, on the way to my apartment at the 14 River Street in Gbanga, I called the emergency number and anonymously informed them about the injured motorcyclist and his location.
Police Officer
What happened next?
Suspect
Later that day at around 14.45 hours, while we were in my apartment, Diane received a phone call from her brother. He said that the injured taxi driver had been taken to the hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening. He also advised his sister not to show up in the Iron Gate neighborhood since the motorcycle taxi drivers accompanied by angry youth were looking for her and me or any AFL soldier to take revenge on.
Police Officer
What did you do afterwards?
Suspect
Nothing. I stayed in my apartment until I was arrested on 14 December 2012.
Officer
Do you have anything to add?
Suspect
I’m sorry for what I did and I wish it never happened. That is all.
Police Officer
Thank you for your cooperation.  This ends the interview.
                        
SECOND PART OF CLA (Report Writing)
PROTEST BY IRON GATE COMMUNITY OF GBANGA AGAINST ARMED FORCES OF LIBERIA SOLDIERS
LIST OF 20 KEY FACTS
(For AMS Instructors only)
Time and Date of roadblock Reported
1
15.25 Hours, 12 December 2012.
First responded to the situation
2
Police patrol Bravo-2
Protesters
3
Iron Gates Community
Taxi Driver attacked by
4
AFL Soldier
Previous Assaults reported
5
Five
Time of UN Police Deployment
6
16.30 Hours
Place of protest
7
Gbanga Highway
Name of the hospitalized person
8
  Joshua Bundu
Protesters arrested on 12 December
9
None
Authorized detention of arrested protesters
10
Judge
Date of suspect arrest
11
14 December 2012
Place of arrest
12
Apartment at the 14 river street
Place of argument
13
Main Street 48
Victim to suspect
14
Comments about his girlfriend
Suspect to victim
15
Punched in Face 
16
Attacked him with the knife
Behaviour of suspect after attack
17
Threw the knife away
18
Ran away
19
Emergency call
Warning call made by
20
Brother of Suspect’s girlfriend

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