The Daily Populous

Friday March 6th, 2020 day edition

image for Weinstein moved to Rikers Island jail after 10-day hospital stay

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault last week, was transferred to New York's Rikers Island jail complex from Bellevue Hospital on Thursday after undergoing a procedure to clear a heart blockage.

Weinstein arrived in Rikers' North Infirmary Command section, which houses inmates requiring medical care, by midafternoon, according to jail records.

The move came after Weinstein underwent the procedure on Wednesday, according to his spokesman, Juda Engelmayer.

The Rikers Island jail complex, whose main building went up in 1932, has long been plagued by violence and neglect.

Weinstein, 67, was found guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.

Jurors acquitted Weinstein on the two most serious charges, predatory sexual assault, which carried a maximum life sentence.

His former film studio, the Weinstein Co, filed for bankruptcy in March 2018 and is being liquidated. »

Andrew Yang launches nonprofit aimed at making his former campaign's ideas a reality

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Washington (CNN) Nearly a month after ending his long shot Democratic presidential campaign, Andrew Yang launched on Thursday a nonprofit group focused on making the central ideas of his campaign a reality.

The group, called Humanity Forward, will "endorse and provide resources to political candidates who embrace Universal Basic Income, human-centered capitalism and other aligned policies at every level," according to its website.

A prominent platform in his campaign was his so-called Freedom Dividend, a plan to give every American adult $1,000 a month universal basic income that he argued would alleviate a host of social ills and eradicate poverty. »

Elizabeth Warren, Once a Front-Runner, Drops Out of Presidential Race

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In the fall, most national polls showed that Ms. Warren was the national pacesetter in the Democratic field.

She invested heavily in the early states, with a ground game that was the envy of her rivals.

When her staff gathered Thursday, many were clad in liberty green, the color her campaign adopted to symbolize its togetherness. »

Cops take seized SUV for joyride; owner tracks car, locks them inside for 3 hrs

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Three policemen had a harrowing time on Wednesday for taking a ride in a seized sports utility vehicle (SUV) to Lakhimpur Kheri district as the owner used the global positioning system (GPS) to track down the car and got it locked.

The vehicle owner has lodged a complaint with Lucknow Police, alleging misuse of his car.

The car can only be restarted after the car owner sends the password to the micro controller. »