The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 29th, 2020 day edition

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A paedophile Labour councillor who worked in a children's home has walked free despite being caught with over one million child porn images - including of 12-year-old girls being raped.

Roger Spackman, 50, who was a Labour councillor on Exeter City Council until his arrest in 2017, worked at a secure children's home at the time he started collecting the enormous hoard of images.

Exeter Crown Court heard that he was part of an underground internet network called The Other Place.

A police investigation in 2017 charged the two front runners with offences and other members were exposed.

But Judge Peter Johnson jailed Spackman for ten months, suspended for two years, with 40 days rehab for possessing a 'huge number of images'.

He said Spackman had been abused as a child and played the role of an abused child in this forum.

The court heard the most graphic images showed young girls aged 12 being raped. »

Trump: 'Nobody likes me'

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A Morning Consult poll released Monday found that 59 percent of voters do not approve of Trump's handling of the pandemic, with just 36 percent approving.

"It's interesting, he's got a very good approval rating and I like that," Trump said.

And he's got this high approval rating, so why don't I have a high approval rating ... with respect to the virus?". »

In This Country, It’s Illegal for Grocery Stores to Waste Food

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In the United States alone, grocery stores throw away billions of pounds of food per year.

Whatever the reason, food waste piles up in landfills, contributing enormously to the production of greenhouse gases like methane.

The law makes it much easier for stores to donate their food since stores larger than 4,300 square feet must sign contracts with food banks. »

Seattle Mayor Says U.S. Agents Have Demobilized and Left the City

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SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Tuesday she had received confirmation that U.S. agents had left the area after being sent to Seattle last week to protect federal buildings amid lingering unrest over the police killing of George Floyd.

“It has increased violence in Portland, Seattle and other cities across the country, which was what the president intended,” the mayor said.

The agents arrived Thursday after businesses in Seattle were vandalized in the downtown area and in the nearby Capitol Hill neighborhood. »