The Daily Populous

Friday March 26th, 2021 day edition

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(CNN) The New York City Council passed a series of reforms for the New York Police Department on Thursday, including ending qualified immunity for officers, which protected them against civil lawsuits.

The package of legislation included five bills and three resolutions that provide additional oversight and require more transparency from the department.

The city council also adopted a policing reform plan mandated by a New York State executive order.

By creating a new local civil right through legislation, New York City residents will be protected against unreasonable search and seizure and excessive force, and bans officers from using qualified immunity as a defense.

Press passes for media outlets will now be issued through the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment instead of by the NYPD as well.

A coalition of several New York City police unions circulated roving billboards around the city on Thursday to express their strong opposition to the legislation.

The New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA), which represents approximately 24,000 police officers, was one of the most vocal opposition leaders in the reform effort. »

Hugo Boss tells Chinese customers it will continue to purchase Xinjiang cotton, months after telling US news outlet it has never used it

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German luxury fashion house Hugo Boss has told its Chinese customers that it will continue to “purchase and support” Xinjiang cotton months after telling a US news outlet that it did not appear in their supply chains.

We will continue to purchase and support Xinjiang cotton.”.

However, last September, Hugo Boss told NBC News that its supplier Lu Thai had “reassured” it that Xinjiang cotton had never been used in its clothing. »

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits website contributed to Capitol riots

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In a rare moment of self-admonition, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that the influential social media platform he co-founded may have contributed to the Capitol riots.

The unrest at the Capitol on Jan. 6 left five dead, including a Capitol police officer.

Pichai, Google’s CEO, said it was a “complex question,” while Zuckerberg completely deferred responsibility on his platform’s role in disseminating misinformation. »

Jessica Walter Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Archer’ Actress Was 80

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Jessica Walter, the award-winning actress whose career spanned six decades, passed away in her sleep at home in New York City on Wednesday, March 24.

For her performance as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development, Walter earned yet another Emmy nomination and two SAG nominations.

Walter won an Emmy starring in Amy Prentiss, an Ironside spinoff in the mid-1970s about a young San Francisco police detective. »

Puwera Usog, Tao Po, and Tabi Po: The Curious History the Three Phrases

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The phrases are hundreds of years old, with "tao po" predating the Spanish colonization of the Philippines.

According to historian Ambeth Ocampo, pre-colonial Filipinos used the phrase to declare themselves as humans, thus: “Tao po ako, hindi aswang!”

Over time, the frequency of usage shortened the phrase from “tao po ako” to the present construct of “tao po.” »