The Daily Populous

Sunday June 14th, 2020 morning edition

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The city council in Buffalo, New York, voted this week to call on State Attorney General Letitia James to investigate the 2008 firing of Black officer Cariol Horne, who stopped a white colleague from choking a suspect while making an arrest.

The incident occurred in 2006, and Horne was fired two years later because the Buffalo Police Department claimed Horne had put her fellow officers at risk, including the white officer, Gregory Kwiatkowski, whom she stopped after he put the suspect in a chokehold.

Buffalo is now asking the state to look into the reasons why Horne was fired.

The Buffalo Police Department and Horne could not be immediately reached to address the case.

“I always say that if I had to do it again, I would,” Horne told The Washington Post on Friday.

Kwiatkowski, the officer that Horne stopped in 2006, was arrested and sentenced to four months in prison for use of excessive force against four Black teenagers 10 years after Horne was fired.

When one officer attempts to help him, another stops him and appears to tell him to keep moving. »

Police officer, nine others charged in underage human-trafficking probe

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Toronto police say they’ve charged an officer and nine other men in an underage human-trafficking investigation.

The 49-year-old constable and the others are facing a charge of obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person under 18.

The officer involved had 11 years of experience with the police service and worked in 51 Division. »

Texas A&M Study: Face Masks Critical In Preventing Spread Of COVID-19

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The team examined the chances of COVID-19 infection and how the virus is easily passed from person to person.

“Our results clearly show that airborne transmission via respiratory aerosols represents the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19,” Zhang said.

We conclude that wearing a face mask in public corresponds to the most effective means to prevent inter-human transmission. »

Ozzy Osbourne genome sequenced

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In the continuing quest to understand Ozzy Osbourne, scientists have finally unravelled the singer's most microscopic mystery: his genes.

"It's going to be a while before we get enough data as a society to understand those variants.".

[Or] his Parkinsonian tremor – it's hard to know if that is from his genes or from years of hard living.". »