The Daily Populous

Sunday September 5th, 2021 night edition

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Many argue cities must hire more police, but against the backdrop of nationwide scrutiny of police killings, morale has dropped to the point that few people want to be officers.

That’s about 4,000 people out of nearly half a million employees in municipal police departments and sheriff’s offices nationwide.

Local Police Employment Remained Steady During The Pandemic From 2019 to 2020, the number of people working at local police departments and sheriff's offices decreased by less than 1%, according to monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Even as many industries started to bounce back, local police hiring hasn’t picked up because it takes months, or even years, to train to become a police officer.

Compare police employment with all industries restaurants education healthcare Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Cities — big and small — are jumping on that offer, with claims that their police departments are running out of officers.

Currently, 75 police officers work at the Burlington Police Department. »

Ryuta Ueda Director of Yakuza 1&2 Returns to Sega

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Announced on his Facebook page, Ryuta Ueda has announced that he’s left his position at Yahoo Japan and will be returning to work at Sega.

Ueda started as an artist at Sega in the mid 90’s with the first big game he worked on being the Panzer Dragoon series.

Before leaving Sega Ueda directed one last game, the Kinect exclusive title Rise of Nightmares which was not received well. »

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. »

Mom arrested in attack on Grovetown preschool teacher

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GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A mom was arrested on suspicion of violently assaulting a 61-year-old preschool teacher at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Wednesday.

The mother, teacher, and a school director walked into a classroom Wednesday to discuss the matter and Brooks repeatedly hit the teacher in the back of the head, according to authorities.

The witnesses pulled the parent off the teacher, and the teacher went to a class bathroom and locked the door. »

Gunshot Victims Left Waiting as Horse Dewormer Overdoses Overwhelm Oklahoma Hospitals, Doctor Says

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This week, Dr. Jason McElyea told KFOR the overdoses are causing backlogs in rural hospitals, leaving both beds and ambulance services scarce.

“The ERs are so backed up that gunshot victims were having hard times getting to facilities where they can get definitive care and be treated,” McElyea said.

“There’s a reason you have to have a doctor to get a prescription for this stuff because it can be dangerous,” McElyea said. »