The Daily Populous

Saturday May 9th, 2020 night edition

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A black lawmaker came to Michigan’s capitol with an escort of armed black citizens on Wednesday, days after white protesters with guns staged a volatile protest inside the state house, comparing the Democratic governor’s public health orders to “tyranny”.

One of Anthony’s constituents, a black firefighter, organized Wednesday’s capitol escort.

While early reports focused on three black men with large rifles escorting Anthony, there were six participants, including two women, and some of them were armed with handguns, Lynn said.

He said the escort was the first time he had ever chosen to openly carry his AR-15 rifle.

“Being a black and brown female Democrat in the capitol now is a dangerous job,” Lynn said.

Despite the armed escort, Anthony said she was “actively working to prohibit open carry” of firearms in the state capitol, which is currently legal.

Play Video 1:01 Armed protesters enter Michigan's state capitol demanding end to coronavirus lockdown – video. »

Seattle to permanently close 20 miles of streets to traffic so residents can exercise and bike on them

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(CNN) — Seattle residents will have more space to exercise and bike on as the city plans to permanently close 20 miles of streets to most vehicular traffic, the mayor announced Thursday.

The Stay Healthy Streets initiative started in April to temporarily provide more space for residents to get out of the house and exercise while maintaining social distancing during the pandemic.

The city also announced it will accelerate construction of bike infrastructure to provide more mobility options for residents as Seattle begins the process on reopening. »

Harry Potter and the Hidden Tribute to the Young Girl

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Among them was Natalie McDonald of Toronto, a nine-year-old girl who could not wait to hear how the story would end—but sadly, not because she was impatient.

McDonald had a terminal case of leukemia and was all but certain to die before Goblet hit the bookstores.

Rowling was on vacation when the request arrived and replied via e-mail to Natalie’s mother on August 4, 1999. »

Tony Hawk Documentary ‘Pretending I’m a Superman’ Lands at Wood Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

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Wood Entertainment has bought worldwide rights to “Pretending I’m a Superman – The Tony Hawk Video Game Story.”.

Hawk and Activision launched the initial “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” series in 1999, selling 9 million copies and spawning a total of 17 versions of the game by 2015.

“It’s been a long journey making the documentary and I’m stoked it will finally be released for skateboarding and ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ fans worldwide. »

Police stop fewer black drivers at night when a 'veil of darkness' obscures their race

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The Stanford-led study also found that when drivers were pulled over, officers searched the cars of blacks and Hispanics more often than whites.

The analysis left no doubt that the darker it got, the less likely it became that a black driver would be stopped.

Similarly, the researchers helped reporters at the Los Angeles Times analyze data that showed how police searched minority drivers far more often than whites. »