The Daily Populous

Thursday May 6th, 2021 morning edition

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(CNN) The Justice Department charged a soldier in the Wisconsin National Guard for storming the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection.

Abram Markofski and an associate allegedly traveled to DC together to attend then-President Donald Trump's protest against the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

After the rally ended, investigators say Markofski and his associate walked to the Capitol and spent about 40 minutes inside the building.

Markofski has been charged with four federal crimes, including violent entry or disorderly conduct.

He has not yet entered a plea.

Maj. Joe Trovato, a spokesperson for the Wisconsin National Guard, said that Markofski enlisted in the Army National Guard in 2019.

He is currently a private first class assigned to the 1st Battalion, 128 Infantry Regiment. »

Denver police officers suspended for inappropriately using pepper balls during protests

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The Denver Department of Public Safety has suspended two police officers for using chemical weapons on harmless people during protests against racism and police violence that rocked the city and country last summer.

She was stuck in traffic and was scolding police officers for “firing on an unarmed crowd,” the letter states.

Streeter’s and Archuleta’s cases represent two of dozens of internal investigations into the actions of Denver police officers during last summer’s protests and riots. »

Biden launches a fiery defense of his tax hikes: 'This is about making the average multimillionaire pay just a fair share'

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In fact, he said, it "gave the overwhelming percentage of those tax breaks to people who didn't need it.

The options, he said, are "the super wealthy having to pay 3.9% less tax" or an entire generation "of Americans having associate degrees.".

In closing, Biden said: "This is about making the average multimillionaire pay just a fair share. »

Signal’s smartass ad exposes Facebook’s creepy data collection

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Facebook is notorious for generating creepily personal ads from reams of user data, but most people don’t understand how the system works.

Now, an attack ad campaign by Signal has shone some light on the opaque surveillance dragnet.

Advertisers can use the enormous range of data points to target audiences based on their location, age, demographics, interests, and behavior. »

Atlanta police officer fired after fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks has been reinstated

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The Atlanta police officer who was fired after fatally shooting a Black man in a Wendy's parking lot last year has been reinstated by Atlanta's Civil Service Board.

The first officer to arrive to the scene, Devin Brosnan, knocked on Brooks' window but couldn't wake him up.

Brooks' death was two weeks after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked national protests, including in Atlanta. »