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Saturday April 17th, 2021 evening edition

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Police officers killed more than 1,100 people in 2020, according to Mapping Police Violence.

In 2020, there were just 18 days where police did not kill somebody, according to data collected by Mapping Police Violence.

Many dates saw upwards of four police killings in the same 24-hour period across the country, the database shows.

Mapping Police Violence shows more than 1,100 people were killed by police officers during 2020, 28% of whom were Black.

Despite making up nearly 30% of police killings, Black people only constitute 13% of the US population, according to US Census data.

Mapping Police Violence's database, which includes information on police killings since 2013, is sourced from the three "largest, most comprehensive and impartial crowdsourced databases" on police killings, including, the US Police Shootings Database, and, the group says.

In the first 106 days of 2021, police have already killed at least 268 people, according to Mapping Police Violence, averaging out to more than two deaths a day. »

Florida woman charged for allegedly threatening to kill Kamala Harris

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(CNN) — A Miami woman has been charged for allegedly threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

On March 3, Special Agent David Ballenger was notified of a threat to kill Harris, according to the complaint.

In one of the videos, “Phelps stated: ‘Kamala Harris you are going to die. »

‘Single-use plastics’ to be phased out in Australia from 2025 include plastic utensils and straws

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Plastic cutlery and straws are among the types of single-use plastics to be phased out in Australia from 2025 under a plan to reduce plastic waste.

Queensland has passed laws to ban plastic straws, cutlery, plates, stirrers, and polystyrene food containers, with the legislation to take effect from September.

Australia produces 2.5m tonnes of plastic waste each year, about 84% of which is sent to landfill. »

New York State just passed a law requiring ISPs to offer $15 broadband

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According to NY Assembly member Amy Paulin (via Bloomberg), the average price of broadband in New York is currently $50.

This new bill caps the price at $15 for regular broadband and $20 for high-speed broadband, but only for those who qualify as low income.

This is a remarkable move toward making broadband internet the affordable utility most people treat it as. »