The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 10th, 2020 night edition

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Police video shows officers using tasers, at least twice, to try to stop Valenzuela, but they didn't work.

Eventually they catch up with Valenzuela and get him to the ground.

The struggle lasts for more than four minutes.

"I'm going to (expletive) choke you out," officer Christopher Smelser tells Valenzuela.

According to internal police records, Smelser used a lateral vascular neck restraint, a maneuver with a controversial history.

In a statement, the chief of the Las Cruces Police Department expressed his condolences to Valenzuela's family.

"Words are insufficient to bring comfort to Antonio Valenzuela's family, but I extend my sincere condolences for their loss," Chief Patrick Gallagher said. »

Bubba Wallace wants Confederate flags removed from NASCAR tracks

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Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser discuss whether they can see NASCAR placing a ban on confederate flags at its events.

"My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags," Wallace told CNN on Monday.

Wallace, a 26-year-old native of Alabama, said he wasn't always bothered by seeing Confederate flags. »

'Annexation Must Be Stopped:' Bernie Sanders Addresses Crowd at Joint Tel Aviv Rally

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders addressed on Saturday a joint Jewish-Arab rally in Tel Aviv against Israeli plans to annex West Bank settlements, saying that the plan "must be stopped.".

Sanders addressed the rally via video conference, expressing his support for the protesters and condemnation of Israel’s annexation plans.

Odeh, Head of the Joint List alliance of Arab-majority parties also spoke at the rally, telling the crowd “we are at a crossroads. »

Ground-Penetrating Radar Reveals Entire Ancient Roman City

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For the first time ever, archaeologists have used ground-penetrating radar to map an entire city while it’s still beneath the ground.

A preliminary map of Falerii Novi, an ancient Roman city located 31 miles north of Rome, has been compiled with data taken from ground-penetrating radar.

The researchers were able to document the locations of buildings, monuments, passageways, and even water pipes – all without having to pick up a single hand trowel. »