The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 30th, 2020 evening edition

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Detroit police said Monday that an officer who was seen on camera striking roughly a dozen protesters with a police cruiser was attempting to escape a crowd that it said had turned violent.

Other protesters were seen attempting to stop the cruiser physically while others yelled at the driver.

A spokesperson for the Detroit Police Department told The Detroit News that the cruiser's rear window had been "busted out" by demonstrators.

Damage to the police cruiser as described by the department is not seen or heard in the video before the first protesters are struck by the vehicle.

Detroit is just the latest city where a police vehicle has been seen driving though a group of protesters.

In New York City in late May, a police cruiser was seen driving into a crowd of protesters.

The New York Police Department determined that the officer driving the cruiser did not violate the department's use-of-force policy. »

Carl Reiner Dead, ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator & Star Dies At 98

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Having cultivated a showbiz career spanning 70 years, Reiner accumulated credits in the fields of acting, directing, and producing.

In a short clip, Reiner reminisced about his childhood, his lengthy career, his wife and family, and his creative inspirations.

Carl Reiner is survived by his three children — Annie, Rob, and Lucas — as well as granddaughter Tracy. »

Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers

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Facebook is "aiding and abetting the spread of climate misinformation,” said Robert Brulle, an environmental sociologist at Drexel University.

“They have become the vehicle for climate misinformation, and thus should be held partially responsible for a lack of action on climate change.”.

The piece, co-authored by notorious climate science denier Pat Michaels, was quickly shared more than 2,000 times on Facebook. »

Trump attacks Republicans who don't support him as 'stupid people' as president plummets in polls

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He also bragged about his campaign's own polling data, saying surveys conducted by professional polling outfits and news outlets are a "JOKE".

The president again, without citing any specific poll, claimed to have a 95 per cent approval rating within the Republican Party.

Multiple polls suggest Mr Trump is very popular with Republican voters, but not quite 95 per cent popular. »

60+ Groups Demand Senate Pass Sanders Amendment to Slash 'Out of Control' Pentagon Budget by $74 Billion

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"Our militarism budget is out of control," a coalition of 61 advocacy groups wrote in a letter (pdf) to senators on Monday.

The current moment should force us to confront the reality that, for too long, we have invested in the wrong priorities.".

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) currently under consideration in the Senate calls for a $740.5 billion military budget for fiscal year 2021. »