The Daily Populous

Monday July 19th, 2021 evening edition

image for Biden released a 19-year detainee from Guantánamo Bay whom Trump kept detained for 4 years despite being cleared for release

He was cleared for release in 2016 but then kept in Guantánamo under the Trump administration.

The Biden administration freed its first detainee from Guantánamo Bay, two decades after he was captured and five years after he was cleared for release.

Abdul Latif Nasser, 56, was repatriated Monday to his native Morocco and given to government custody, The New York Times reported.

Nasser was recommended for release out of Guantánamo in 2016, The Times reported, so long as he stayed under security in Morocco.

The United States is also extremely grateful for the Kingdom's willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility.".

The Guantánamo Bay facility, which is in Cuba, was created by President George W. Bush after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

People detained there say they have been waterboarded, shackled in stress positions, and confined in boxes as they were interrogated. »

Capitol rioter who breached Senate gets eight months for felony

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A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars, the first resolution for a felony case in the Capitol insurrection.

Speaking calmly from a prepared text, he described being caught up in the euphoria as he walked down Washington's most famous avenue, then followed a crowd of hundreds into the Capitol.

I would never have ventured farther than the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue," Hodgkins told the judge. »

Police Destroy 1,069 Bitcoin Miners With Big Ass Steamroller In Malaysia

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Given the competitive element in the quest for valuable cryptocurrency, powerful mining rigs—essentially, PCs purpose-built to maximize mining rewards—are the preferred tool of serious crypto miners.

This week, police in Malaysia crushed 1,069 of them with a steamroller.

Neither outlet stated why the police felt it was necessary to destroy the machines in such dramatic fashion, though it certainly sends a strong message. »

Reducing incarceration in 2020 did not lead to increase in overall crime in Baton Rouge, study finds

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“There’s no secret that murders in East Baton Rouge have increased,” CJCC Executive Director Christopher Csonka said.

However, he added, “one thing this report shows is that murder is just one part of violent crime as a whole.”.

To temper the coronavirus’ spread in early 2020, state and local criminal justice agencies tried to lower jail and prison populations. »

Veterans burn medals to protest Australia's 'failure' to protect Afghan translators from the Taliban

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Key points: A small group of veterans have burned medals outside their federal MP's offices.

A small group of veterans have burned medals outside their federal MP's offices There have been calls to fast-track visas for Afghans who worked with Australian troops.

There have been calls to fast-track visas for Afghans who worked with Australian troops The government has insisted visas for translators are given the highest priority. »