The Daily Populous

Friday April 16th, 2021 morning edition

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Authorities in South Carolina have charged U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pentland, 42, with misdemeanor assault after he was seen in a viral video shoving and threatening a Black man who was walking through his neighborhood.

Lott said it was “the fact that [Pentland] put his hands on somebody” that led to the misdemeanor charge.

The video starts out with Pentland confronting the man, identified as “Deandre, on the sidewalk.

Pentland aggressively asks the man identified as Deandre.

At the press conference this Wednesday, Sheriff Lott said that the “disturbing video” is not something he’s going to tolerate in his community.

“We’re not gonna let people be bullies in our community, and if you are, you’re gonna answer for it,” Lott said. »

Washington state governor OKs bill banning for-profit jails

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — One of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails would be shut down by 2025 under a bill signed Wednesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

The measure approved by the Washington Legislature bans for-profit detention centers in the state.

“Washington has not supported use of private prisons, and this bill continues that policy by prohibiting private detention facilities from operating in the state,” Inslee said before signing the bill. »

Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows

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The new paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat through the atmosphere into space.

In tests, it cooled surfaces by 4.5C below the ambient temperature, even in strong sunlight.

Currently available reflective white paints are far better than dark roofing materials, but only reflect 80-90% of sunlight and absorb UV light. »

MLB's favorability rating among Republicans drops dramatically

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By the numbers: In mid-March, MLB's net favorability rating among Republicans was 47%, the highest of the four major U.S. sports leagues.

among Republicans took a major hit in 2017 after then-President Donald Trump rebuked NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem."

"The NBA's stock hit new lows among Republicans last summer for its embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement.". »

Chicago police say bodycam footage shows less than a second passes from when 13-year-old is seen holding a handgun and is shot by officer

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Body-worn camera videos were released by Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the police oversight agency that reviews incidents in which an officer fires a department issued handgun.

The Chicago Police Department also released a video compilation of surveillance footage from a nearby school and church.

The Chicago Police Department would not answer questions about the shooting but released a slowed-down video that highlights a portion of the interaction between the officer and Toledo. »