The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 20th, 2021 evening edition

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The once dominant Georgia GOP might be in meltdown in the suburbs, but the rank and file remains obsessed with Trump and the perceived wrongs of the last election.

As party activists vented at their county convention, the chair of the Cobb County Young Republicans, DeAnna Harris, stewed in the parking lot of her local party office.

“Huge mistake,” she said of the hostilities directed at Kemp and the reliving of 2020.

The GOP is desperate to regain its footing in the suburbs after Trump’s collapse there.

Making gains in the midterms is hard, he said, “if you’re shooting at each other inside the tent.”.

In Cobb County, the party’s election of a new county chair on Saturday offered a glimpse of the difficult path forward.

One supporter referred to Grubbs, a businesswoman, as “the female version of Donald Trump.”. »

Man who threatened and harassed Asian Olympic athlete at park is arrested by police

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A man who allegedly assaulted an Asian American couple and who was caught on video threatening and harassing a U.S. Olympian who was training at park in Orange, California, has been arrested by police, NBC Los Angeles reports.

Michael Vivona, 25, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of elder abuse and committing a hate crime in connection with an assault on a Korean American couple.

The arrest also came in the wake of his April 1 encounter with 28-year-old Sakura Kokumai, who qualified for this summer’s Olympics in karate. »

Experts say Instagram for kids is a terrible idea

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Public health experts are urging Facebook to leave behind its plans for a new version of Instagram targeted at kids under 13.

Child safety experts worry that social media poses additional threats to young children, too.

So, while we don’t know when a kids’ version of Instagram will launch, it’s clear that lawmakers and child safety experts are not happy with tech platforms targeting children. »

9 juveniles injured in gunfight that broke out at 12-year-old's birthday party

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At least nine teenagers and juveniles have been injured after a gunfight broke out at a 12-year-old’s birthday party.

When authorities arrived they discovered that multiple people had been shot after an alleged verbal confrontation at a 12-year-old child’s birthday party somehow erupted into a gunfight.

“Through further investigation, officers discovered nine juveniles were injured,” St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a media statement. »

China launches app for citizens to report anyone who has 'mistaken opinions'

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China has launched a new app that will allow citizens to report others who criticise the ruling Chinese Communist Party or question its account of history online.

China has launched a new app that will allow citizens to report others who criticise the ruling Chinese Communist Party or questions its account of history online.

Such offences would include 'distorting' the Party's history, attacking its leadership and policies, defaming national heroes and 'deny the excellence of advanced socialist culture' online, the notice said. »