The Daily Populous

Monday May 4th, 2020 night edition

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But when Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats got that call on June 12, it didn't turn into the nightmare scenario he might have expected.

They could have even driven away in the work van, perhaps crossing state lines before anyone noticed.

The deputy, who reportedly lost consciousness due to complications from a brain surgery he had 10 years ago, has fully recovered.

And now, as a way of saying thanks, the Polk County Sheriff's Office is helping them right back.

Sheriff Moats is recommending that the six inmates, who are all nonviolent offenders, receive reduced sentences for their good deed.

It's a sweet ending, made all the sweeter because everyone involved knows what could have happened had the inmates reacted differently. »

Whitmer says Michigan protests 'depicted some of the worst racism and awful parts of our history'

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said protests inside the state Capitol last week, featuring demonstrators with assault weapons, swastikas and Confederate flags, depicted some of the “worst racism and awful parts” of the nation’s history.

“The behavior you've seen in all of the clips is not representative of who we are in Michigan,” she added.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reacts to protesters descending on her state’s capitol, including some who were armed. »

Anti-quarantine protesters move from Facebook to MeWe

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MeWe has also faced criticism for hosting those who have been kicked off other networks, like conspiracy theorists and white supremacists.

Organizers of anti-quarantine protests have been forced to flee Facebook as the platform has cracked down on coronavirus content.

Business Insider has found that they're now organizing on another social network — one that's been a refuge for conspiracy theorists and others who have been exiled from mainstream online communities. »

Minor rape victim’s right to abort outweighs foetus’ right to be born: Rajasthan High Court

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New Delhi: The Rajasthan High Court Friday reiterated that a woman’s “reproductive choice” is a fundamental right, and asserted that the fundamental right of a child rape victim to abort her pregnancy “heavily outweights” the right of the foetus to be born.

The bench ordered the state government to frame guidelines for timely medical and legal assistance for pregnant rape victims.

The case involved a 17-year-old minor rape victim who had approached a POCSO judge last year for an abortion. »

David Icke, Man Behind Coronavirus 5G Conspiracy, Has YouTube Channel Shuttered for Sharing Misinformation

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YouTube has deleted the account of David Icke, a conspiracy theorist who has touted the myth that the COVID-19 pandemic is linked to 5G.

"Due to continued violation of these policies, we have terminated David Icke's YouTube channel.".

Cabinet secretary Michael Gove said the idea that 5G helps to spread the coronavirus is "just nonsense, dangerous nonsense as well.". »