The Daily Populous

Saturday October 10th, 2020 day edition

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(CNN) Two Maine police officers were fired from the Rockland Police Department following a criminal and internal investigation into allegations leveled against them.

Addison Cox, 27, and Michael Rolerson, 30, were fired after allegedly beating porcupines to death with their batons while on duty, according to The Courier Gazette.

The incidents took place in early June but were not reported until late August by another Rockland police officer, The Courier Gazette reported.

Police chief Chris Young confirmed the termination of two officers in a statement on Facebook but would not divulge their identities or any details, citing state law relating to employee discipline.

A third officer is on administrative leave for allegedly filming a video of Rolerson killing a porcupine, according to The Courier Gazette.

This is not an opportunity for some activist to score cheap points on a police officer," Rolerson's attorney, Steve Smith, told CNN.

Cox and Rolerson have appealed their termination, according to The Courier Gazette, which cited Joseph Piconne of the Teamsters Union. »

Proud Boys Website, Online Store Dropped by Web Host

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The Proud Boys, an FBI-designated extremist group with ties to white nationalism, lost its web host for the group’s website and online store following efforts from advocacy group Color of Change.

Also Read: Vice Media CEO Assures Staff That Founder Gavin McInnes, Who Also Launched Proud Boys, Has No Ties to Company Anymore.

Still, Rashad Robinson, the president of Color of Change, praised Google for its “actions to block the Proud Boys website and online store” but called on “Google’s peers to follow suit.”. »

Jagmeet Singh wants to tax companies making big profits during COVID

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Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh told reporters in Ottawa on Thursday that his party wants the Liberals to introduce a new tax on companies that have profited significantly from the pandemic.

“We know there’s been massive profits enjoyed by certain companies,” Singh said.

How it worked is the government set a “normal” rate of return on profits that would be exempt from a steep corporate income tax rate. »

FIFA 21 Legacy Edition (Switch) Review

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Last year, I had this to say about FIFA 19’s gameplay on Nintendo Switch:.

In essence, it’s a stripped back version of FIFA 20 and indicative of its approach to the series on the Switch.

You’d hope for this, though - after all, this is mainly what you’re paying for when you get FIFA 20 on Switch. »

Kevin Rudd Has Launched A Petition Calling For A Royal Commission Into Murdoch Media

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Earlier this morning, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd launched a petition calling for a Royal Commission into the Rupert Murdoch media empire, which he has called a “cancer on democracy.”.

In a video that accompanied the petition, Rudd noted that the move was prompted by his “passion for the country’s future.”.

He described the Murdoch empire as “abusing the media monopoly in Australia” and threatening “the future lifeblood of our democratic system.”. »