The Daily Populous

Saturday June 22nd, 2019 day edition

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The Oregon Department of Corrections has banned prisoners from reading a number of books related to technology and programming, citing concerns about security.

At least in official department code, there is no blanket ban on technology-related books.

Many programming-related books are cited as “material that threatens,” often including the subject matter (“computer programming”) as justification.

But how did books such as Windows 10 for Dummies, Microsoft Excel 2016 for Dummies, and Google Adsense for Dummies (marked as posing "clear and present danger"), fail the prison’s security test?.

Lack of access to skills or education, by contrast, is a big driver of putting people back in prison.

“Prison officials tend to be overzealous in their banning, and often err on the side of banning,” said Emerson Sykes, staff attorney at the ACLU.

“It speaks to an underlying approach that focuses on the punitive nature of incarceration rather than a rehabilitation approach.”. »

Black Like Me, 50 Years Later

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To comprehend the lives of black people, he had darkened his skin to become black.

Fifty years ago this month, Griffin published a slim volume about his travels as a “black man.”

“There was this idea that black people said certain things about racism, and one rather expected them to say these things. »

Cardi B Indicted on Felony Charges in Connection With Strip Club Attack

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A grand jury has indicted Cardi B in connection with an alleged attack at a Queens, New York strip club in August 2018, TMZ and ABC News report.

In addition, Cardi has been indicted on six misdemeanors and six violations, according to the records.

The alleged incident involves two bartenders at Angels Strip Club in Queens, New York who claim that Cardi B ordered her associates to attack them with bottles and chairs, according to TMZ. »

2-year-old boy accidentally shoots, kills himself with gun he took from grandma's purse: Officials

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A 2-year-old boy died after he took a gun from his grandmother's purse and accidentally shot himself, authorities said.

Kayden Stuber, a 2-year-old from South Carolina, died Thursday afternoon from a gunshot wound to the head, Kent Dill of the Greenville County Coroner's Office told ABC News.

Kayden's grandmother and aunt had been watching him while his parents were at work, Dill said. »