The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 6th, 2020 evening edition

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When faced with unarmed suspects, however, some police officers are quite a bit more enthusiastic.

The public is becoming increasingly aware of the fact that police don’t face sanctions for doing nothing to protect the public from violence.

Meanwhile, when police open fire on unarmed members of the public, officers frequently walk free, and some even continue to get paid.

In short, the deck has long been stacked in favor of both police agencies and individual police officers.

But many police officers are apparently less than thrilled with the reforms, and police agencies are claiming they’ve been unfairly targeted, while “warning” the public that few people will now want to become law enforcement officers.

But claims that police officers will be forced to quit en masse as a result of added accountability fit into a dubious national narrative.

But if police reforms such as those in Colorado are causing some officers to quit, it would seem that's all to the good. »

COVID-19 transmission in the U.S. before vs. after relaxation of statewide social distancing measures

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Methods We identified all statewide social distancing measures that were implemented and/or relaxed in the U.S. between March 10-July 15, 2020, triangulating data from state government and third-party sources.

Using segmented linear regression, we estimated the extent to which relaxation of social distancing affected epidemic control, as indicated by the time-varying, state-specific effective reproduction number (R t ).

Indicators often used to motivate relaxation at the time of relaxation (e.g. test positivity rate <5%) predicted greater post-relaxation epidemic growth. »

Church of England forgave paedophiles and allowed them to continue working with children, inquiry finds

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The Church of England forgave paedophiles after they expressed remorse and allowed them to carry on working instead of protecting children, a report has found.

Professor Alexis Jay, chair of the inquiry said: “Over many decades, the Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual abusers.

A spokesperson for the Church of England said it was committed to introducing greater independent oversight and sharing safeguarding information externally. »

'The Batman' Release Date Pushed to March 2022

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Meanwhile, the upcoming new installment of “The Matrix” series was moved from April 2022 to December 2021, “The Flash” was pushed from June 2022 to November 2022.

2” moved from November 2022 to June 2023, and Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam” was taken off the schedule.

Back in April, Warner Bros. pushed the release of the film to Oct. 1, 2021, from its original June 25, 2021 release date. »

TIL that until 1885, vodka in Russia was usually only sold in buckets of 12.3 litres (13 quarts)

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To understand how influential vodka is in Russian culture, the history of the relationship between Russia and vodka must be examined.

In Russia vodka was usually only sold in buckets (12.3 liters) until about 1885, though it is unclear why this change in volume occurred.

However, many traditionalists, especially in Russia, prefer to distill vodka minimally to leave much of its characteristic flavors. »