The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 29th, 2022 day edition

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WASHINGTON ― After Tuesday’s bombshell hearing investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell said he holds former President Donald Trump personally responsible for the injuries he sustained defending the Capitol.

“Our own president set us up,” Gonnell said in an interview with HuffPost.

The president should be doing everything possible to help us and he didn’t do it.

He wanted to lead the mob and wanted to lead the crowd himself ... he wanted to be a tyrant.”.

Trump also got into a physical altercation with a Secret Service agent after he was told he could not go to the Capitol himself, according to testimony.

Following the president’s rally, hundreds of his supporters stormed the Capitol.

“It’s mind-boggling that we have been betrayed from the government top-down, especially those who work in the White House,” Gonell added. »

Majority of Americans Say It’s Time to Place Term Limits on the Supreme Court

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The poll found that a plurality of Americans support expanding the Supreme Court, with 45 percent in support of the idea and 38 percent in opposition.

Democrats introduced a bill last year that would add four seats to the Supreme Court, with the hope of installing a new Democratic majority on the Court.

Democrats have also introduced bills to create a non-renewable 18-year term limit for Supreme Court justices, an idea supported by Supreme Court watchdogs. »

Producer confirms Final Fantasy 16 uses ‘British English only’ and no American accents

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Final Fantasy 16’s producer has confirmed that the game uses British English only and no American accents, in order to channel the game’s medieval Europe setting.

“Currently, there is no game that depicts a medieval fantasy world of this scale with PS5 class graphics.

The decision was made to prevent American players from getting angry: ‘I was looking forward to medieval European fantasy, so why are there American accents? »

A 'heroic' civilian who killed a Colorado gunman was fatally shot by a responding officer

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A "heroic" civilian bystander who intervened in an active shooting in Colorado this week was fatally shot by a responding officer, CNN reports.

Police were responding to a suspicious person report in Arvada's Olde Town Square when the shooting suspect, identified as Ronald Troyke, got out of his car and fatally shot one of the police officers.

"A responding Arvada Police Officer then encountered Mr. Hurley, who was holding the suspect's AR-15," the police statement said. »

Sotomayor says Gorsuch flubbed prayer case facts (and she’s right)

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But less obvious is a different kind of problem: The high court’s conservative majority appears to have misrepresented highly relevant details about the case itself.

Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch insisted that coach Joseph Kennedy lost his job after offering “a quiet personal prayer” after football games.

Pushing back, Justice Sonia Sotomayor explained that the conservative majority wasn’t just wrong in its judgment about religious liberty, it was also wrong about the basic factual details. »