The Daily Populous

Saturday June 6th, 2020 evening edition

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Protests about police brutality are met with wave of police brutality across US.

The International Crisis Group, which monitors unrest around the world, said the police had used “excessive force”.

Numerous incidents of police violence have been exposed in disturbing videos and press accounts in recent days, with little sign that police are adjusting their tactics.

On Saturday 30 May, officers in a police SUV drove at a crowd of protesters in Brooklyn, knocking several to the ground.

A day earlier, a police officer was caught on camera violently shoving a woman to the ground during a demonstration.

Minneapolis police have also used teargas, flash-bangs and rubber bullets on a peaceful protests in the city.

“Across the country, law enforcement armed with military weaponry are responding with violence to people who are protesting police brutality,” said the ACLU’s Ben Wizner. »

Twitter CEO responds to Trump: 'Not true' that removing campaign video was illegal

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Twitter Pulls Trump Campaign Video of President Showing Empathy For Peaceful Protesters They are fighting hard for the Radical Left Democrats.

The back-and-forth between the CEO and the president comes a day after Twitter removed a video tribute to George Floyd posted by Trump’s reelection campaign.

Later in the video, the president warns about “violence and anarchy” from “radical left-wing groups” over images of riots and looting. »

Kansas technical school cancels Ivanka Trump's upcoming speech

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Wichita, Kansas: A Kansas technical school cancelled plans for Ivanka Trump to give a virtual commencement speech to graduates because of criticism of President Donald Trump's response to protests over the death of George Floyd.

She responded in a tweet, saying, "Our nation's campuses should be bastions of free speech. »

Josh Trank got "pushback" for trying to cast a Black Sue Storm

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Trank has been fairly insistent in interviews that he’s got few regrets about the film, despite all the conflicts and meddling that took place during its filming.

In the interview, Trank described getting “heavy pushback” from undisclosed higher ups about trying to cast Sue with a Black actress as well, with enough pressure being brought to bear to make it clear that it wasn’t going to happen.

Trank appears genuinely upset with himself about not walking from the movie at that point. »

Denver police fire pepper balls at man yelling that his pregnant fiancée is in car

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The Denver Police Department is investigating an incident from last week that was caught on video and has gone viral showing officers spraying pepper balls at a man who is screaming that he has a pregnant woman in his car.

The man gets out to tell police that his girlfriend is pregnant in the car, and they keep shooting.

I thought I was going to be the next black man shot by police,” the man, Shaiitarrio Brown, told NBC affiliate KUSA. »