The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 21st, 2018 evening edition

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An aide to a Florida House lawmaker was fired Tuesday after he said that Parkland students who were speaking out on gun control after Wednesday’s mass shooting were paid actors.

Benjamin Kelly, the aide to Republican Rep. Shawn Harrison, emailed Tampa Bay Times reporter Alex Leary to claim that two Marjory Stoneman Douglas students who appeared on CNN weren’t actually survivors of the attack.

"Both kids in the picture are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen,” Kelly reportedly emailed the newspaper.

When the Tampa Bay reporter asked for proof, the House aide sent a follow-up email claiming the same student who appeared on CNN, David Hogg, was in another state hundreds of miles away.

"There is a clip on you tube that shows Mr. Hogg out in California.


Conspiracy theorists often claim after mass shootings that survivors or victims who appear in the media are actors playing a role. »

Providence police face complaints about ‘third-shift terror squad’

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“They’re terrorizing the city,” said Charm Howie, a black former police cadet who was arrested by the crew.

In interviews, Providence’s top police officials defended the department’s record and said they have worked to improve relations and discipline and retrain officers.

Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare wouldn’t address whether officers would face further discipline but said the department responds thoroughly to complaints. »

Paramount drops Transformers 6 from its slate

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According to Cinema Blend, Transformers 6, which was reportedly tipped for a 2019 release, has now been removed from Hasbro-Paramount's slate of upcoming titles.

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