The Daily Populous

Thursday February 11st, 2021 night edition

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A member of the Ku Klux Klan who drove his pickup truck through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters near Richmond, Va., last year while his girlfriend’s teenage son was in the vehicle was sentenced on Tuesday to three years and eight months in prison, officials said.

The man, Harry H. Rogers of Hanover County, Va., drove his truck through the crowd of protesters in Henrico County on June 7 and was arrested later that day while he and others were monitoring another group of protesters about two miles away in Richmond, according Lieutenant J.

De Groft, a spokesman for the Henrico County Police Department.

No one was seriously injured in the episode.

Mr. Rogers drove over one man’s toe and twice struck one woman who had stepped in front of the truck, according to The Associated Press.

Before Mr. Rogers’s arrest, he had bragged about his actions on social media.

“This Chevrolet 2500 went up on the curb and through the protest,” he said in a Facebook live video played in court last week, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. »

Netflix Adapting ‘Redwall’ Books Into Animated Movies, TV Series

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Brian Jacques’ beloved “Redwall” books are being adapted into a feature film and TV series thanks to a new rights deal between Netflix and Penguin Random House Children.

Netflix announced it has enlisted Patrick McHale, creator of Cartoon Network’s “Over the Garden Wall,” to write the feature film.

Netflix is also developing an event series based on the character of Martin the Warrior. »

Jen Psaki shuts down Fox News’ transphobic question with “Trans rights are human rights”

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“Trans rights are human rights,” Psaki said, ending the discussion.

But Psaki did provide clarification: “I would just say that the president’s belief is that trans rights are human rights, and that’s why he signed that executive order.”.

White House: Trans rights are human rights White House Press Secretary defends transgender rights when asked by Fox Radio about allowing transgender kids to play in school sports. »

When Jesus Dropped by Beatles' 'Fixing a Hole' Sessions

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Today’s installment tells the story of the time a man claiming to be Jesus Christ visited the studio during the recording of “Fixing a Hole.”.

Wanting to be free enough to let my mind wander, let myself be artistic, let myself not sneer at avant-garde things.

They said, ‘Who’s this?’ I said, ‘He’s Jesus Christ.’ We had a bit of a giggle over that. »

US 'deeply disturbed' by reports of systematic rape in China's Xinjiang camps

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The interviewees told the BBC “they experienced or saw evidence of an organised system of mass rape, sexual abuse and torture”.

“We are deeply disturbed by reports, including firsthand testimony, of systematic rape and sexual abuse against women in internment camps for ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang,” the spokesperson said, reiterating US accusations that China had committed “crimes against humanity and genocide” in Xinjiang.

“The systematic rape of Uighur and other Turkic women are part of China’s ongoing genocide against East Turkistan’s people. »