Jakarta (Komisi Yudisial) -
Komisi Yudisial (KY) melakukan penandatanganan nota kesepahaman (MoU) dengan
Ombudsman Republik Indonesia (ORI) dan Lembaga Perlindungan Saksi dan Korban (LPSK) pada Selasa,
(28/5) di Auditorium Komisi Yudisial, Jakarta. Penandatanganan MoU ini dilakukan untuk kerja sama
di bidang pengawasan hakim, pelayanan publik, serta perlindungan saksi dan korban.
Penandatanganan MoU ini langsung dilakukan oleh Ketua Komisi Yudisial
Eman Suparman dengan Ketua Ombudsman Danang Girindrawardanan dan Ketua LPSK Abdul Haris
Eman Suparman dalam sambutannya mengatakan
penandatanganan MoU dengan Ombudsman dan LPSK ini bertujuan untuk memperluas dan
mengembangkan kerja sama dalam rangka menegakkan kehormatan, keluhuran martabat, serta perilaku
hakim demi terwujudnya peradilan bersih. Selain itu, lanjut Eman, MoU ini juga bertujuan untuk
meningkatkan pelayanan publik yang prima secara efektif, efisien, serta perlindungan kepada
pelapor, saksi dan korban sesuai dengan kewenangan masing-masing lembaga sebagaimana ditentukan
dalam peraturan perundang-undangan.
"Ruang lingkup dari kerja
sama ini meliputi pertukaran informasi dan data penanganan kasus yang mendukung kewenangan
masing-masing lembaga, pendidikan dan pelatihan secara bersama-sama. Tujuannya, untuk
meningkatkan sumber daya masing-masing lembaga, sosialisasi kelembagaan tentang, tugas, fungsi,
kewenangan, dan kesepahaman ini sebagai upaya meningkatkan pengetahuan dan pemahaman masing-
masing lembaga kepada masyarakat," kata Eman.
Ketua LPKS Abdul Haris Semendawai dalam kata pengantarnya menyambut baik atas ditandatanganinya
nota kesepahaman dengan KY. Menurut Haris, keterkaitan tugas dan fungsi lembaganya dengan KY
sangat erat. Hal ini ditandai dengan penanganan sejumlah permohonan yang masuk pada LPSK selama
ini yang diduga terkait dengan mafia peradilan.
tersebut selama ini telah kami koordinasikan dengan KY. Diharapkan dengan adanya MoU penanganan
kasus tersebut lebih efektif dan koordinasi semakin intensif," kata Haris.
Sedangkan Ketua Ombudsman Danang Girindrawardanan dalam kesempatan yang sama
menyampaikan, jika penandatanganan MoU ini sangat penting bagi terwujudnya peradilan yang bersih,
transparan, dan akuntabel. Pasalnya menurut Danang selama tahun 2012 dari semua aduan 7,26 persen
di antaranya adalah terkait dengan lembaga peradilan dan hakim merupakan bagian terbanyak. Bahkan
dia menambahkan jika lembaga peradilan itu menempati posisi nomor tiga pengaduan masyarakat
"Berdasarkan data tahun 2012, sebanyak 7,26
persen pengaduan masyarakat itu terkait kinerja lembaga peradilan. Hakim adalah salah satu
komponen di dalamnya dan menjadi bagian terbanyak dari 7.26 persen itu. Lembaga peradian
menempati posisi nomor tiga pengaduan masyarakat kepada Ombudsman. Hal ini harus menjadi
perhatian serius mengapa masyarakat mengeluhkan itu. Bukan hanya masalah-masalah admnistrasi
kepaniteraan, tetapi juga masalah-masalah etik perilaku yang menjadi concern besar Ombudsman.
Laporan masyarakat tersebut ditembuskan kepada KY untuk ditindaklanjuti, atau Ombudsman
menindaklanjuti sendiri sesuai dengan kewenangannya," tegas Danang. (KY/Kus/Festy)
Editor:Liwon Maulana Wujudkan Peradilan Bersih, KY Gandeng LPSK dan Ombudsman
Hockey is not exactly known as a city game, but played on roller skates, it once held sway as the sport of choice in many New York neighborhoods.
“City kids had no rinks, no ice, but they would do anything to play hockey,” said Edward Moffett, former director of the Long Island City Y.M.C.A. Roller Hockey League, in Queens, whose games were played in city playgrounds going back to the 1940s.
From the 1960s through the 1980s, the league had more than 60 teams, he said. Players included the Mullen brothers of Hell’s Kitchen and Dan Dorion of Astoria, Queens, who would later play on ice for the National Hockey League.
One street legend from the heyday of New York roller hockey was Craig Allen, who lived in the Woodside Houses projects and became one of the city’s hardest hitters and top scorers.
“Craig was a warrior, one of the best roller hockey players in the city in the ’70s,” said Dave Garmendia, 60, a retired New York police officer who grew up playing with Mr. Allen. “His teammates loved him and his opponents feared him.”
Young Craig took up hockey on the streets of Queens in the 1960s, playing pickup games between sewer covers, wearing steel-wheeled skates clamped onto school shoes and using a roll of electrical tape as the puck.
His skill and ferocity drew attention, Mr. Garmendia said, but so did his skin color. He was black, in a sport made up almost entirely by white players.
“Roller hockey was a white kid’s game, plain and simple, but Craig broke the color barrier,” Mr. Garmendia said. “We used to say Craig did more for race relations than the N.A.A.C.P.”
Mr. Allen went on to coach and referee roller hockey in New York before moving several years ago to South Carolina. But he continued to organize an annual alumni game at Dutch Kills Playground in Long Island City, the same site that held the local championship games.
The reunion this year was on Saturday, but Mr. Allen never made it. On April 26, just before boarding the bus to New York, he died of an asthma attack at age 61.
Word of his death spread rapidly among hundreds of his old hockey colleagues who resolved to continue with the event, now renamed the Craig Allen Memorial Roller Hockey Reunion.
The turnout on Saturday was the largest ever, with players pulling on their old equipment, choosing sides and taking once again to the rink of cracked blacktop with faded lines and circles. They wore no helmets, although one player wore a fedora.
Another, Vinnie Juliano, 77, of Long Island City, wore his hearing aids, along with his 50-year-old taped-up quads, or four-wheeled skates with a leather boot. Many players here never converted to in-line skates, and neither did Mr. Allen, whose photograph appeared on a poster hanging behind the players’ bench.
“I’m seeing people walking by wondering why all these rusty, grizzly old guys are here playing hockey,” one player, Tommy Dominguez, said. “We’re here for Craig, and let me tell you, these old guys still play hard.”
Everyone seemed to have a Craig Allen story, from his earliest teams at Public School 151 to the Bryant Rangers, the Woodside Wings, the Woodside Blues and more.
Mr. Allen, who became a yellow-cab driver, was always recruiting new talent. He gained the nickname Cabby for his habit of stopping at playgrounds all over the city to scout players.
Teams were organized around neighborhoods and churches, and often sponsored by local bars. Mr. Allen, for one, played for bars, including Garry Owen’s and on the Fiddler’s Green Jokers team in Inwood, Manhattan.
Play was tough and fights were frequent.
“We were basically street gangs on skates,” said Steve Rogg, 56, a mail clerk who grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens, and who on Saturday wore his Riedell Classic quads from 1972. “If another team caught up with you the night before a game, they tossed you a beating so you couldn’t play the next day.”
Mr. Garmendia said Mr. Allen’s skin color provoked many fights.
“When we’d go to some ignorant neighborhoods, a lot of players would use slurs,” Mr. Garmendia said, recalling a game in Ozone Park, Queens, where local fans parked motorcycles in a lineup next to the blacktop and taunted Mr. Allen. Mr. Garmendia said he checked a player into the motorcycles, “and the bikes went down like dominoes, which started a serious brawl.”
A group of fans at a game in Brooklyn once stuck a pole through the rink fence as Mr. Allen skated by and broke his jaw, Mr. Garmendia said, adding that carloads of reinforcements soon arrived to defend Mr. Allen.
And at another racially incited brawl, the police responded with six patrol cars and a helicopter.
Before play began on Saturday, the players gathered at center rink to honor Mr. Allen. Billy Barnwell, 59, of Woodside, recalled once how an all-white, all-star squad snubbed Mr. Allen by playing him third string. He scored seven goals in the first game and made first string immediately.
“He’d always hear racial stuff before the game, and I’d ask him, ‘How do you put up with that?’” Mr. Barnwell recalled. “Craig would say, ‘We’ll take care of it,’ and by the end of the game, he’d win guys over. They’d say, ‘This guy’s good.’” Tribute for a Roller Hockey Warrior