The Daily Populous

Saturday June 13rd, 2020 evening edition

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Boris Johnson scrapped a team of Cabinet ministers tasked with protecting the UK from a pandemic six months before coronavirus arrived, a Mail investigation has found.

In July 2019, Boris Johnson scrapped a 'pandemic team' just six months before the virus hit the UK, a Mail investigation has learned.

But it was mothballed by former prime minister Theresa May on the advice of Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill so ministers and officials could focus on Brexit.

It was abolished by Mr Johnson days after he entered No10 last July as part of a vow to streamline Whitehall.

Senior MPs Michael Gove (pictured left) and Matt Hancock (right) were part of the Cabinet team tasked with discussing virus control plans.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 41,481 lives in the UK with the nation going into lockdown at the end of March.

The Cabinet Office said: ‘The Government has taken the right steps at the right time to combat this pandemic. »

The mysterious origins of an uncrackable video game

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But this was the chilling trial that faced players of Entombed, an Atari 2600 game, according to the instruction manual.

A downward-scrolling, two-dimensional maze that players had to navigate expertly in order to evade the “clammy, deadly grip” of their zombie foes.

Released in 1982, Entombed was far from a best-seller and today it’s largely forgotten. »

It's time to kick police unions out of the labor movement. They aren't allies | Hamilton Nolan

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We do not dispute the right of anyone to have a union, but police unions are incompatible with the AFL-CIO’s mission “to vanquish oppression”.

Unfortunately, getting police unions out of the broader labor movement will not be easy.

Union leaders think that the American public is too stupid to understand the difference between regular labor unions and police unions. »

Minneapolis police are rarely disciplined for complaints, records show

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"When you start to see those same officers over and over again with multiple complaints, their names lodge in your brain.".

That office, which is separate from the police department but works with officers to resolve complaints, received about 2,013 complaints against police within its jurisdiction in that time.

In 2015, a Department of Justice analysis requested by Minneapolis police found that "serious disciplinary actions against officers occur infrequently." »

Taylor Swift Calls for Removal of Monuments That ‘Celebrate Racist Historical Figures’

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Taylor Swift called for the permanent removal of monuments that “celebrate racist historical figures who did evil things” in her native Tennessee.

“Edward Carmack and Nathan Bedford Forrest were DESPICABLE figures in our state history and should be treated as such,” Swift wrote in a string of tweets Friday.

Swift said of the statue for the one-time Tennessee senator, “Edward Carmack’s statue was sitting in the state Capitol until it was torn down last week in the protests. »