The Daily Populous

Sunday September 5th, 2021 day edition

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A bill that passed in the CA legislature would set up a decertification process.

The California Assembly just passed a bill that aims to increase the accountability of law enforcement in the state.

The bill, which failed in the California legislature last year, reemerged as a result of the George Floyd protests.

The California bill, co-authored by state Sen. Toni Atkins, is similar to the decertification process in Massachusetts, which just became law in January 2021.

And the part of the bill that tweaks qualified immunity is opposed by law enforcement groups.

The National Police Support Fund, a grassroots pro-police organization, believes that qualified immunity is necessary for police officers to do their jobs.

Insider reached out to several California police departments and lawmakers who declined to comment on the bill. »

Dutch cities want to ban property investors in all neighborhoods

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The intention is to give people looking for a home a better chance of finding one on the tight Dutch housing market.

Last year, a third of all homes sold in the four large cities were bought by investors.

The municipalities must also show that the purchase protection is "necessary and effective" in the chosen neighborhoods. »

Majority of Ida's NYC Victims Died in Illegally Converted Basements, Cellars: City

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"Nothing could prepare you for this... we've been living here for so many years, [we] never expected this," one Hollis woman said.

The 43-year-old woman and her 22-year-old son died in an illegally converted basement unit, as did eight of the other victims elsewhere in Queens and neighboring Brooklyn, according to the city.

"To prevent these problems in the future, we must also ensure that basement units are safe for human occupancy and regularly inspected. »

Bette Midler calls on women to refuse sex to protest Texas abortion law

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Actress Bette Midler called for women to refuse to have sex to protest Texas's recently enacted abortion law and suggested that Congress should guarantee abortion rights for women.

"I suggest that all women refuse to have sex with men until they are guaranteed the right to choose by Congress," Midler tweeted Thursday.

Since the Supreme Court's decision, GOP politicians in Arkansas, Florida and South Dakota have committed to implementing a version of the Texas law. »

Taliban takeover a ‘body blow’ to Indian interests in Afghanistan

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India, under Operation Devi Shakti, has already evacuated more than 800 people from Afghanistan after Kabul was captured by the Taliban.

Officials from the Indian mission in Afghanistan and evacuated Indian civilians after they landed in Jamnagar, India, August 17 [Reuters].

“The Taliban takeover delivers a body blow to India’s strategic interests,” said Kugelman. »