The Daily Populous

Thursday March 4th, 2021 morning edition

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An image of the rented van used in a deadly attack in Toronto in 2018.

The Toronto man who drove a van into crowds of people in April 2018, killing 10, has been found guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.

On April 23, 2018 Alek Minassian, 28, rented a van and plowed down pedestrians on Yonge Street, one of Toronto’s major thoroughfares.

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges; his defence team argued he’s not criminally responsible for the attacks due to his autism.

“It is my hope that his name would no longer be published by name by anyone else,” she said.

“He knew that the vast majority of people in society would find an act of mass murder to be morally wrong,” she said.

He argued that while the killer understands rules—such as it’s against the law to kill people—he “only understood wrongfulness at the intellectual level.” »

Why Mormons Make Great FBI Recruits

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More recently, a (controversial) subplot on ABC’s Quantico featured a Mormon recruit whose upstanding reputation hid a dark secret.

For those who do, though, there’s an easy move to make, once they’re ready to leave government service.

Often, after a long career in the FBI, agents will join the Latter Day Saints’ Security Department. »

Alamo Drafthouse Files for Chapter 11, Announces Sale to Altamont Capital, Fortress Investment

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Texas-based theater chain that has become a favorite with cinephiles for its dine-in service and fan-forward approach to exhibition, has filed for Chapter 11.

The bankruptcy filing comes as part of an asset purchase agreement with Altamont Capital Partners, a previous investor in the company, as well as affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, a new backer.

As part of the bankruptcy, Alamo Drafthouse will close down a few underperforming locations and restructure its lease obligations. »

House cancels Thursday session after police warn of 'possible plot to breach the Capitol'

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House cancels Thursday session after police warn of 'possible plot to breach the Capitol'.

Show Caption Hide Caption House cancels session over 'possible plot' to breach Capitol The threat comes two months after the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives canceled its Thursday session after receiving information about a possible security threat at the Capitol on March 4. »

Biden slams states lifting mask mandates for "Neanderthal thinking"

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States that are relaxing coronavirus restrictions are making "a big mistake," President Biden told reporters on Wednesday, adding: "The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking.".

Mississippi is lifting its mask mandate for all counties Wednesday, per Gov. Tate Reeves (R).

But CDC director Rochelle Walensky warned states on Monday that "now is not the time" to lift public health restrictions. »