The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 24th, 2020 day edition

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The Louisville Metro Police Department announced Tuesday that it has fired Brett Hankison, one of the officers involved in the March shooting death of 26-year-old emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor.

In a letter to Hankison tweeted by the department, the Louisville police chief called his conduct "a shock to the conscience.".

Officials claimed the officers knocked on the door and announced themselves, and only started shooting after they were "immediately met by gunfire" from Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.

You have never been trained by the Louisville Metro Police Department to use deadly force in this fashion.

"I cannot tolerate this type of conduct by any member of the Louisville Metro Police Department," he added.

The three officers involved in the shooting — Hankison, Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove — had all been placed on administrative reassignment throughout the investigation.

In the wake of Taylor's death, Louisville passed a ban on "no-knock" warrants, which allow police to enter a home without first announcing their presence. »

Ontario's new math curriculum to introduce coding, personal finance starting in Grade 1

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The Ford government’s new elementary math curriculum will introduce coding, computer storage measurements and personal finance terms starting in Grade 1, as part of a bid to improve sliding EQAO math scores.

“Dropping a new math curriculum during the middle of a pandemic is completely irresponsible,” NDP education critic Marit Stiles said Tuesday.

For instance, learning to tell time on a round clock with hands will now begin in Grade 3, instead of Grade 1. »

A petition has launched to have Prince replace a Christopher Columbus statue

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Minnesota residents have launched a petition pleading with state officials to remove the Christopher Columbus statue that stands in front of the state capitol, and replace it with the legendary musician, Prince.

Standing currently at 9,390 of the desired 10,000 signatures, the petition plainly states: “Prince represents Minnesota values and Columbus does not.”.

Keen to see the Columbus statue be removed, you can sign the petition via the Organize For website. »