The Daily Populous

Sunday October 31st, 2021 morning edition

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(CNN) When Philadelphia's mayor signs landmark legislation as soon as this week, the city will become the first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations -- stops that studies show target Black drivers at disproportionately higher rates.

While Philadelphia is the largest city to ban such traffic stops, some local and state governments have also enacted similar policies.

In Minneapolis, Mayor Jacob Frey announced in August that the city's police officers will no longer conduct pretextual traffic stops for low-level offenses as part of his 2022 budget proposal.

Once the Driving Equality Bill is signed into law, the Philadelphia police will work on directive amendments and necessary training.

The lawsuit alleged that thousands of people in Philadelphia are illegally stopped, frisked and detained by police officers.

Black drivers, which comprise 48% of Philadelphia's population, accounted for 72% of the nearly 310,000 traffic stops by police officers between October 2018 and September 2019, according to data from the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

As of this year, Black drivers account for 67% of stops compared to just 12% of White drivers, the data shows. »

AOC calls Facebook a ‘cancer to democracy’ after Meta rebrand

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Meta as in “we are a cancer to democracy metastasizing into a global surveillance and propaganda machine for boosting authoritarian regimes and destroying civil society… for profit!”

These reports have only motivated lawmakers to pursue further legislative action, and Facebook’s corporate rebrand hasn’t distracted them from these efforts.

Warren reinforced this point in a Thursday tweet, writing, “Facebook changing their corporate name to Meta isn’t going to change the underlying facts. »

Lauren Boebert’s Campaign Mistakenly Says, In FEC Filing, That She Represents Utah

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T he campaign of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) submitted a report with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday night that lists her as a candidate for Congress in Utah.

The campaign amended that filing last night and, among other revisions, changed Boebert’s state and district on the first page from Colorado 03 to Utah 03.

ET: Early Friday afternoon Boebert’s campaign amended its report a second time, and the state is now listed as Colorado. »

Id Software is hiring for ‘a long-running iconic action FPS’

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Id Software is hiring for what it calls a “long-running iconic action FPS” project.

The list of qualifications desired for the role also requests that the applicant is “Well versed in Fantasy and Sci-Fi art styles”.

While the listings don’t explicitly say which franchise the jobs are for, “long-running iconic action FPS” potentially narrows the project down to either Doom and Quake. »

Turkey eyes five new targets for possible offensive in Syria

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While Idlib is mainly controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which Turkey designated as a terrorist group, Ankara deems it an area where stability needs to be maintained.

The incursion “is meant to seal more than two thirds of Turkey’s 910-kilometer (560-mile) frontier with Syria,” Bloomberg, reported citing an unidentified Turkish official.

Turkey has also ramped up its military presence in Marea where a missile attack killed two Turkish officers early October. »