The Daily Populous

Monday January 11st, 2021 evening edition

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While most murder investigations focus on the person or persons who caused the fatal injury, former federal prosecutor Tim Heaphy said prosecutors could charge many rioters with felony murder, even if they were nowhere near Sicknick.

Under the doctrine of felony murder, which applies in the District of Columbia, any murder that occurs during the commission of one of several underlying felonies is chargeable as felony murder.

In the federal murder code, 11 underlying felonies which can be part of a felony murder charge are listed — one which could be applicable to the Jan. 6 takeover is burglary.

And, therefore, a murder that occurred during the course of a burglary could be potentially charged as felony murder,” Heaphy said.

As with any crime, federal or state, prosecutors have to weigh whether charges can be sustained in court.

Prosecutors have not named any suspects in connection with the physical altercation that led to Sicknick’s death.

A federal conviction for first-degree murder in the District of Columbia, unlike in D.C. Superior Court, is eligible for the death penalty. »

Parler users unknowingly gave away their personal data in videos they uploaded illegally storming Capitol Hill

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Insurrectionists that stormed Capitol Hill and uploaded videos to the right-wing social media app Parler gave away their GPS coordinates to the app.

That data has now been scraped and archived by researchers, who could use the data to help identify criminals.

The hacker was previously working with academic researchers, helping them ingest Parler data, they told The Independent. »

Norway oil sector braced for huge carbon tax hike as new climate plan hatched

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This total will increase to 2,000Nkr per tonne by 2030 (according to 2020 values), regardless of the EU carbon price at the time.

According to Solberg, Norway is not responsible for emissions resulting from the use of oil and gas exported from Norway — so-called Scope 3 emissions.

“The increased revenues from CO 2 tax must be earmarked for measures to reduce carbon emissions,” Hauglie said. »

Don’t Toss It, Fix It! Europe Is Guaranteeing Citizens the “Right to Repair”

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Across Europe, legislation is pushing back against a waste-based economy and restoring for citizens something companies have gradually taken away: the right to repair what they’ve bought.

In November, the EU Parliament called on the European Commission to make routine repair of everyday products easier, systematic and cost-efficient.

The online community, founded in California, now has three million monthly users in Europe and ten million worldwide. »