The Daily Populous

Monday February 7th, 2022 night edition

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two sources confirm to WCCO-TV that Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over the Derek Chauvin trial, signed off on the “no-knock” search warrant that ended in the fatal police shooting of Amir Locke on Wednesday morning.

The original search warrants remain under seal as they are part of an active homicide investigation, St. Paul police said on Friday evening.

A source also told WCCO-TV’s Jennifer Mayerle on Friday that St. Paul police originally asked the Minneapolis Police Department to serve a “knock-and-announce” warrant, but only went back to get the “no-knock” warrant after MPD said they would not serve the first one.

St. Paul police said it is common practice to ask outside agencies to assist with the execution of a search warrant.

Cahill rose to prominence during the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd in May of 2020.

Exceptions include situations where there is “imminent threat” to an individual or the public, and the warrant must be approved by Interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman.

Locke, 22, who was killed during the raid at Bolero Flats, was not named in the original warrant. »

Trump White House staffers frequently put important documents into 'burn bags' and sent them to the Pentagon for incineration, report says

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Trump-era White House staffers frequently put documents in "burn bags," per The Washington Post.

It was up to the staffers to decide which documents to preserve and which to destroy, the media outlet reported.

According to The Washington Post, staffers frequently put documents into "burn bags" to be incinerated at the Pentagon. »

Mark Zuckerberg and team consider shutting down Facebook and Instagram in Europe if Meta can not process Europeans’ data on US servers

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Mark Zuckerberg and team consider shutting down Facebook and Instagram in Europe if Meta can not process Europeans’ data on US servers.

Sharing data between countries and regions is crucial for the provision of its services and targeted advertising, Meta stressed.

Therefore, it previously used the transatlantic data transfer framework called Privacy Shield as the legal basis to carry out those data transfers. »

It looks like the Batman Arkham games could be coming to Switch

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WTT previously listed the Switch port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt before its announcement, potentially lending legitimacy to the Batman listing.

Arkham Collection was released for other consoles and PC in 2018 and includes Rocksteady’s three Arkham games Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Knight.

Arkham City, which appeared on Wii U, was the only Rocksteady Batman title to release for a Nintendo console. »

Olympic diplomacy blitz nets Argentina for China's Belt and Road

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Beijing (AFP) – China welcomed Argentina into its global Belt and Road Initiative Sunday as President Xi Jinping capped a weekend of frenetic diplomatic activity on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics.

Xi has not left his country since the coronavirus first emerged in the city of Wuhan, with China now the only major economy still pursuing a strict zero-Covid strategy.

On Sunday, state broadcaster CCTV reported that China and Argentina have inked an agreement on "jointly promoting the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road", marking Argentina's entry into the initiative. »