The Daily Populous

Friday January 8th, 2021 evening edition

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A woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and then tackled him at a New York City hotel was arrested Thursday in her home state of California.

The New York Police Department flew detectives out to California earlier Thursday with a warrant for Ponsetto's arrest.

The trip followed days of intense media coverage of the fracas at the hotel and demands by the teen's family and activists that she face criminal charges.

In his video, an agitated woman is seen demanding the teen's phone, claiming he stole it.

Ponsetto's missing phone had actually been left in an Uber and was returned by the driver shortly afterward, Keyon Harrold has said.

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies arrested Ponsetto after spotting her driving near her home in Piru, northwest of Los Angeles, said department Capt.

Police have said they're not investigating the case as a bias incident, C BS New York points out. »

Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection

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He spent 34 years as a technology investor and was an early investor in Facebook and an adviser to Mark Zuckerberg.

Since 2015, when Trump announced his presidential campaign, the relationship between internet platforms and the political right has been increasingly symbiotic.

Facebook’s own research revealed that 64 percent of the time a person joins an extremist Facebook Group, they do so because the platform recommended it. »

Pelosi orders flags at half-staff for Capitol officer who died

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiCapitol Police officer dies following riots Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots Warren claps back at DeVos following resignation announcement: 'Good riddance' MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday ordered the Capitol to fly its flags at half-staff in honor of Brian Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer who died following Wednesday's attack on the building.

“The violent and deadly act of insurrection targeting the Capitol, our temple of American democracy, and its workers was a profound tragedy and stain on our nation’s history," Pelosi said.

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who represents Sicknick's district, called for the officer to lie in state, a rare honor. »

Supporters of a political party change their policy views “immediately and substantially” after that party switches its position on an issue, a sign that political elites could be shaping the opinions of voters. Findings call into question whether democracies genuinely represent the views of voters.

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In 2010, both the Liberal Party and the DPP reversed from opposing to supporting a reduction in unemployment benefits.

And in 2011, the Liberal Party shifted from opposing to supporting the abolition of the country’s early retirement program.

“When a political party reverses its position on a major policy issue, supporters of that party change their opinion to be in line with the party.”. »

Maryland governor said he was repeatedly denied authorization to send National Guard to D.C.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Thursday that after receiving a request for help from the District of Columbia on Wednesday, he immediately mobilized the state police and National Guard, but was repeatedly denied authorization to deploy.

He organized an emergency meeting to mobilize the police and Maryland National Guard, he said, and during the meeting, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.

Hoyer was "pleading with us" to send the National Guard, Hogan said, and he had to tell him authorization had not yet come through. »