The Daily Populous

Thursday September 9th, 2021 evening edition

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The family of an autistic child, who was assaulted by a police officer in school, have called for officers to receive mandatory training on how to deal with children with similar conditions.

One of the boy’s relatives, who we can’t identify for legal reasons, told Channel 4 News: “I am so angry.

It should become legal that they have this training when they go into the police force.”.

A Home Office spokesperson said they “continue to work closely across government on a national neurodiversity strategy”.

Merseyside Police say since this case, all of their officers based in schools have been given extra training.

The ‘Neurodiversity in the criminal justice system‘ review highlighted training as a significant gap with most staff reporting “little or no training”.

The review says specialist training should be developed and delivered to staff working within criminal justice services, including mandatory training for front line staff. »

Runescape developer reverses decision to kill HD mod project after fan backlash

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Only a day after Runescape developer Jagex was widely criticized for shutting down the Runelite HD mod project the day before its release, the developer has reversed its decision.

Jagex now says it will work with Runelite HD creator 117scape and original Runelite creator Adam1210 to make Runelite HD available until the company releases its own official Runescape HD version.

117scape confirmed that Jagex had reached back out to them to discuss Runelite HD following that fan backlash. »

‘No point in anything else’: Gen Z members flock to climate careers

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Survey after survey shows young people are not just incorporating new climate-conscious behaviors into their day-to-day lives – they’re in it for the long haul.

Democrats in Washington hope to channel this energy through the proposed Civilian Climate Corps, a federal jobs program for young people to help fight the climate crisis and conserve public lands.

Young people are finding their way to these careers, though, with or without the federal government’s support. »

Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police

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Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police.

Recently, a federal investigation into Greene’s death was broadened to include allegations of obstruction of justice involving Louisiana State Police brass.

VIDEO: In this Feb. 6, 2010 police dashboard camera video obtained by The Associated Press, Louisiana State Police Trooper Jason LaMarca strikes Alejandro Soliz, right, during an arrest. »

Biden ousts 18 Trump military academy board appointees, including Kellyanne Conway at the Air Force Academy

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Cathy Russell, director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office, sent letters to 18 people named to the boards of visitors for the Air Force Academy, Military Academy and Naval Academy calling on them to resign by close of business on Wednesday or face termination.

Among those Biden ousted are some high-profile Trump administration officials, including White House counselor Kellyanne Conway (Air Force Academy), press secretary Sean Spicer (Naval Academy), national security adviser H.R. McMaster (Military Academy) and Office of Management and Budget director Russell Vought (Naval Academy).

White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the former Trump officials were asked to resign or face firing. »