The Daily Populous

Thursday February 4th, 2021 morning edition

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The Kenosha County District Attorney's Office said it doesn't know where Rittenhouse is -- and that's a bond violation.

Rittenhouse posted $2 million bond in November, listing his address as his family home in Antioch, Illinois.

Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said the address discrepancies is serious as he wrote in the motion: "rarely does our community see accused murderers roaming about freely.".

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, is charged with multiple counts, including homicide, in connection with the protests in August.

Rittenhouse surrendered to police the day after the shootings but was released after he posted a $2 million bond.

As a result, the defendant’s bond requires him to update the Court in writing within 48 hours of any change of address or telephone number.". »

Cheney holds on to House GOP leadership position amid furor over impeachment vote

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Cheney refused to apologize for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump during the closed-door meeting with her GOP conference Wednesday evening, according to a source in the room.

The lopsided vote to keep Cheney in leadership, despite her vote to impeach Trump, also signals a hidden disenchantment with the former president in the House GOP ranks.

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters that he stood up for Cheney in the meeting. »

Biden ousts Trump’s union busters from the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

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The panel has authority to write binding, unreviewable terms into unions’ contracts, and its members do not require Senate confirmation.

In other words, it functioned as intended: Trump stacked the panel with deeply ideological conservatives with extensive experience busting unions.

Nor has Biden named a general counsel, a position that Trump left vacant to prevent the agency from effectively enforcing union rights. »

Rights groups call for boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

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TOKYO -- A coalition of 180 rights groups on Wednesday called for a boycott of next year's Beijing Winter Olympics, tied to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China.

The groups have issued an open letter to governments calling for a boycott of the Olympics "to ensure they are not used to embolden the Chinese government's appalling rights abuses and crackdowns on dissent.".

Beijing was host to the 2008 Olympics, which it promised would improve human rights in the country. »

Support for “America First” populism linked to increased odds of having been arrested

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Their results, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that individuals holding Islamophobic, anti-immigration and anti-globalization views are more likely to have been arrested in their lifetime.

The study included responses from 4,720 individuals in the American National Election Studies (ANES) 2016 Time Series Study on public opinion and voting behavior.

The study, “America First populism, social volatility, and self-reported arrests”, was authored by Ron Levi, Ioana Sendroiu and John Hagan. »