The Daily Populous

Sunday November 7th, 2021 night edition

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The state of Ohio has agreed to pay $17.5 million to a 21-year-old man who was paralyzed after he was tackled by correctional officers, his attorney announced Monday.

Seth Fletcher was two months away from his release from the Chillicothe Correctional Institution when two prison guards tackled and struck him with "sadistic and malicious force" in April 2020, resulting in critical injuries, including quadriplegia, according to the lawsuit.

"The torture and crippling of a prisoner in America sounds medieval.

As horrific as this case is, I want to thank the Ohio Attorney General's office and Governor Dewine for accepting responsibility in this most horrific of cases.

This abuse should never happen again," attorney Geoffrey Fieger said in a statement.

When Fletcher had asked for water, the attorneys claimed the officers poured it over his face and then one posted on Facebook, "we also water board[ed] him LMAO.".

Fletcher had been serving a two-year prison term for pandering sex material involving minors when he was 18. »

Hero Dog Awarded Trophy for Rescuing More Than 100 Koalas During Australia Bushfires

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A dog that rescued more than 100 koalas during last year's bushfires in Australia has been awarded a gold medal for his heroic efforts.

Bear the Australian koolie excelled as a rescue dog last year when he helped save dozens of koalas from catastrophic Black Summer bushfires.

"In addition, Bear has an ongoing day job of locating koalas for welfare rescue missions, in collaboration with local rescue groups. »

Australia hits 'magnificent milestone' with 80% rate of vaccinations

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"Another, magnificent milestone, Australia," Morrison said in a video post on Facebook.

While vaccinations remain voluntary on the federal level, Australia's states and territories introduced mandatory measures for many occupations and workers.

On Monday, Australia eased international border curbs for the first time during the pandemic, but only for vaccinated people from highly inoculated states. »

Biden Promised to Decriminalize Marijuana. He Shouldn’t Wait for Congress.

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Biden is under mounting pressure to fulfill a campaign promise to “decriminalize” marijuana and expunge past convictions.

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri) introduced historic legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs earlier this year.

“Biden must act now and support congressional efforts to pass comprehensive marijuana reform and broad drug decriminalization,” Perez said. »

Shipping titans, a Lebanese banker and Swiss secrets: Untangling the tale of Beirut port’s container terminal

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It was CMA CGM’s latest effort to expand its foothold at the port and the terminal in a campaign bolstered by French diplomacy in Lebanon.

CMA’s head at the time, Jacques Saadé, a pioneer in the containerized shipping industry, was close to French President Jacques Chirac.

A throwback to harbors from bygone years, the Port of Beirut is situated in the center of the Lebanese capital. »