The Daily Populous

Thursday April 30th, 2020 morning edition

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

At least 500 systems from Dahua, the blacklisted firm, are for Amazon’s use in the United States, another person said.

Top U.S.-based maker FLIR Systems Inc has faced an up to weeks-long order backlog, forcing it to prioritize products for hospitals and other critical facilities.

The company added it was implementing thermal imagers from “multiple” manufacturers, which it declined to name.

These vendors include Infrared Cameras Inc, which Reuters previously reported, and FLIR, according to employees at Amazon-owned Whole Foods who saw the deployment.

Dahua’s thermal cameras have been used in hospitals, airports, train stations, government offices and factories during the pandemic.

Dahua made the decision to market its technology in the United States before the FDA issued the guidance on thermal cameras in the pandemic. »

California police to investigate officer shown punching 14-year-old boy on video

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A northern California police officer is under investigation after a video went viral that captured him punching a 14-year-old black boy that he had pinned to the ground.

The boy was cited for possession of a tobacco product, according to the police, and released to his parents.

In June, Sacramento police officers put a spit hood on a 12-year-old boy, and in July, three 13-year-old boys were held at gunpoint by a Sacramento police officer, Faison said. »

Trump perceived as abnormally sadistic and narcissistic by both conservatives and liberals, study finds

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American voters view Donald Trump as having traits associated with sadistic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder, according to new research published in Clinical Psychological Science.

The study found that even those who personally voted for Trump perceived him as having a highly disordered personality.

“Did Trump supporters and Clinton supporters have wildly different views of Trump’s personality, or did they simply disagree in their value judgements of his personality? »

Exclusive: ‘John Wick 4’ Release Date Update from Director Chad Stahelski

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Among the many hot updates was one regarding John Wick 4, the upcoming sequel in the very hot John Wick franchise.

As such, the question of whether John Wick 4 will be able to stick it its previously announced May 21, 2021 release date is an interesting one.

When we asked Stahelski if this was still the expected date, the director clarified for us by commenting, “Yeah, kinda. »