The Daily Populous

Monday September 24th, 2018 night edition

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Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, was released from jail and then immediately arrested again on charges of calling for unsanctioned protests.

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He was immediately taken to a police station where he was again charged again with organizing an unsanctioned demonstration, his spokeswoman, Kira Yarmish wrote on .

Navalny was arrested the last time in August shortly after he called for nationwide protests against a reform to raise Russia’s pension age.

He was jailed then on charges relating to a demonstration organized eight months previously in January close to Red Square.

The Kremlin has said Navalny's protests violate a law requiring rallies to be authorized and has called Navalny a criminal.

The conviction was used in 2018 to bar him from taking part in this year's presidential election. »

What happens to police departments that collect more fines? They solve fewer crimes.

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But here’s another result of fee and fine enforcement that has never before been measured: Police departments that collect more in fees and fines are less effective at solving crimes.

We could then examine whether departments that are successful at bringing in more municipal revenue are also effective at investigating crime.

Police departments in cities that collect a greater share of their revenue from fees, fines and civilly forfeited assets have significantly lower rates of solving violent and property crimes. »

As War on Drugs Again Declared Failure, Trump's UN Event Dismissed as 'Splashy' Backward-Thinking Photo Op

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Another report, published Friday by the journal Science, examines nearly 600,000 unintentional drug overdoses in the United States from 1979 to 2016.

Summarizing that study, journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted: "The War on Drugs is one of the greatest policy failures of the last century.

"President Trump is the last person who should be defining the global debate on drug policy," she declared ahead of the event. »