The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 evening edition

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In Oakland, California, just east of San Francisco, peaceful protesters are being detained and arrested for being on the streets past the curfew.

There was a rally at a local high school, then they came downtown," said CNN Correspondent Dan Simon on the scene.

The Oakland Police Department said in a tweet that it had detained more than 40 people for violating curfew, and urged people to stay home.

The curfew went into effect at 8 p.m. local time, and will stay in place until 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.

It's not just Oakland: Further south along California, police in Los Angeles also arrested protesters who are out after curfew.

A small crowd was detained in Sunset Boulevard, in the middle of Hollywood, with their hands held by zip ties.

The Los Angeles police said on Twitter that "dozens" had been arrested for burglary after a drugstore had been looted earlier in the day. »

Twitter suspends fake antifa account tied to white nationalists

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Twitter said Monday that it has suspended an account named "ANTIFA_US" which it says was tied to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa.

"This account violated our platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts," a Twitter representative told Axios.

The big picture: Twitter has become more active in holding to account those promoting violence on its platform. »

Was an Anti-Seat Belt Law Advocate Killed in an Automobile Accident?

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In this vein, we note with a sense of both sadness and irony a couple of articles recently called to our attention.

As laws become increasingly strict for seat belts, fewer people will respond positively by buckling up in response to the laws.

Derek Kieper was a smart, funny, intense young man who relished a good debate and would do anything for his friends. »

Bad Robot, Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Foundation Pledge $10 Million for Anti-Racist Organizations

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Bad Robot Productions and the Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams Family Foundation announced charitable donations to a number of organizations “committed to anti-racist agendas.”.

In a statement posted on the Bad Robot Instagram page on Monday, they announced a pledge of $10 million over five years to various organizations.

The results of an independent autopsy released on Monday found that Floyd died by asphyxiation, contradicting the initial findings of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. »