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Tuesday February 13rd, 2018 day edition

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US policing Police officer fired for not shooting black suspect wins $175,000 Stephen Mader, a former officer in West Virginia, sued after he was fired for not shooting a black suspect during a standoff in 2016 As part of the settlement, Stephen Mader, center, was also granted a pledge that his former employer would not prevent him from obtaining a new job in law enforcement elsewhere.

A former police officer who alleged he was fired for not shooting a black suspect during a standoff has settled a wrongful termination suit with his former department for $175,000.

Mader was the first responding officer to a 2016 call involving RJ Williams, a 23-year-old black man believed to be suicidal.

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“The unfortunate reality of police work is that making any decision is better than making no decision at all,” it read.

“No police officer should ever lose their job – or have their name dragged through the mud – for choosing to talk to, rather than shoot a fellow citizen,” Mader’s attorney Timothy O’Brien said after the settlement.

This claim did not square with termination letter, however, which directly and repeatedly chastised Mader for not shooting. »

Comcast sues state over license conditions

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Cable television giant Comcast is suing the Vermont Public Utility Commission over the panel’s decision to require the company to expand its network and step up support for community access TV if it wants to continue doing business in Vermont.

The PUC — formerly known as the Public Service Board — in January issued a new 11-year permit for Comcast to operate in Vermont.

Vermont Access Network, a consortium of the local access systems, did not take kindly to Comcast’s lawsuit. »

‘The Punisher’ Season 2 Starts Filming Soon

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A month after confirming a second season is in the works, it seems like production will begin on new episodes of the Marvel Television series The Punisher.

As reported by SpoilerTV, production is set to begin on The Punisher Season 2 on February 26th, and continue until July 20th.

The series debuted on Netflix in November, boosting the already impressive library of superhero shows on the streaming platform. »

Michael Fassbender to Star in 'Kung Fury' Feature Film

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The hotly anticipated feature-length follow-up to one of the biggest cult short film of recent years has lined up an Oscar-nominated star.

Michael Fassbender has been cast in David Sandberg's action-comedy Kung Fury, which Sandberg will also star in and produce under his Laser Unicorns banner, alongside Fassbender.

Bloom will handle international sales and introduce the film next week to buyers at the Berlin International Film Festival. »