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Friday June 12nd, 2020 day edition

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Casavant shot mother black bear under province policy but was suspended and eventually fired for not killing cubs.

A conservation officer in Canada who was fired for refusing to kill two black bear cubs has won a protracted legal battle over his termination.

“Instead of complying with the kill order, he took the cubs to a veterinarian who assessed them and transferred them to the North Island Recovery Centre,” the court documents read.

It’s how I was raised and how I’ve raised my daughter,” said Casavant, who previously served in Afghanistan in the Canadian military.

While the judgment does not reinstate him as a conservation officer, Casavant said that the decision was a “vindication” of his costly legal battle, which pit him against two provincial governments and his own union.

Conservation officers have long been aware of a tension between public safety and the management of “garbage bears”.

“It’s unreasonable to believe that, including juvenile bear cubs, over 4,000 black bears were killed ‘as a last resort’. »

Mississippi Woman Charged with ‘Obscene Communications’ After Calling Her Parents ‘Racist’ on Facebook

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According to the Associated Press, the whole ordeal began after the parents took their daughter’s car.

A woman in Mississippi was arrested and charged with “obscene communications” after calling her parents racists on Facebook and allegedly posting some of their personal information.

According to the Clarion Ledger, Schmidt is accused of sharing her parents’ phone numbers and addresses in Facebook groups. »

Louisville Metro Council Bans No-Knock Raids Following The Police Killing of Breonna Taylor

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All 26 members of the Metro Council have signed on as co-sponsors to “Breonna’s Law,” which would ban them.

Nearly three months after Louisville, Kentucky police shot and killed Breonna Taylor while serving a no-knock warrant at her home, the Metro Council unanimously passed a comprehensive ban on no-knock police raids.

Earlier in the day, all 26 members of the Council signed on as co-sponsors to the ordinance, which is entitled “Breonna’s Law.” »

Twitter deletes over 170,000 accounts tied to Chinese propaganda efforts

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Twitter noted that the accounts taken down this week were tied to a Chinese state-backed operation last year that attempted to sow political discord in Hong Kong.

Twitter on Thursday also shut down thousands of accounts tied to Russian and Turkish state-linked misinformation efforts.

Researchers said that it looked like a “propaganda machine” and resembled past Russian and Chinese misinformation efforts. »