The Daily Populous

Saturday March 27th, 2021 day edition

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The post linked to an article by The Wall Street Journal detailing how Parler made more than 50 referrals to the FBI ahead of the violent siege.

If the company thought the post would garner a positive reaction among the site's users, they were wrong.

One user wrote: "To confirm, you are calling for an investigation into big tech collusion while you are colluding with the FBI against your platform members?"

Users vented their fury at the site's apparent willingness to report its users despite its pitch of protecting free speech.

Parler became a popular destination for conservatives and Trump supporters over the past year as social media users sought alternatives to Facebook and Twitter.

According to the Journal, Parler started informing the FBI about suspicious user content suggesting potential unrest at the Capitol in December.

The legal team representing Parler, Michael Dry and Ephraim Wernick, wrote in the letter the examples were "only a fraction of the dozens of posts" sent to the FBI. »

Baltimore will no longer prosecute drug possession, prostitution, low-level crimes

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Homicides inched down, though Baltimore still has one of the highest homicide rates among cities nationwide.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found sharp reductions in calls to police complaining about drugs and prostitution, she said.

“Clearly, the data suggest there is no public safety value in prosecuting low-level offenses,” Mosby said at a news conference. »

Britney Spears officially petitions for dad Jamie Spears to resign as her conservator

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Britney Spears officially petitions for dad Jamie Spears to resign as her conservator.

Show Caption Hide Caption Britney Spears filed petition to remove Jamie Spears as conservator Britney Spears has officially filed a petition to have Jamie Spears, her father, removed as her conservator after 12 years.

The petition does not make clear whether Britney Spears intends for Jamie Spears to retain his other role as conservator of her finances. »