The Daily Populous

Thursday June 30th, 2022 day edition

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Instead, they relied on the absurd technicality that the president was no longer in office, and therefore could not be convicted.

That was the rationale of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who accused Trump of a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and afterward voted to acquit.

McConnell then suggested that Trump could be criminally prosecuted, comfortable in the suspicion that would never happen.

Other Republicans, including Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, insisted that seeking accountability for an attempted coup would be “incredibly divisive,” and was therefore not worth doing.

After voting to acquit, Cruz said, “Donald Trump used heated language, but he did not urge anyone to commit acts of violence.”

Even without this information, the Senate should have convicted Trump.

Joining with Democrats to hold Trump accountable would have done too much damage to the party. »

Far-right Proud Boys disrupt Pride Month children’s storytime event at South Bend’s Tutt Library

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Seven members of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, disrupted a Pride Month children’s storytime event at the St. Joseph County Public Library’s Virginia M. Tutt Branch Monday.

On June 27, the St. Joseph County Public Library planned to host a Rainbow Family Storytime and arts and crafts children’s program at the Virginia M. Tutt Branch in honor of Pride Month.

But before the event was set to start, seven men — all Proud Boys — entered the library and began arguing with staff and patrons. »

New Zealand designates American Proud Boys and The Base terrorist organisations

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New Zealand has designated US groups the Proud Boys and The Base as terrorist entities.

The American Proud Boys is a US neo-fascist group with members and leadership who have been federally indicted over the 6 January riots at the US Capitol.

Coster said in practice the designation would mean funding, supporting, or organising with those groups in New Zealand became a criminal offence. »

R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison - as survivors confront him over 'despicable' abuse

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Kelly promised to mentor them and help them in the music industry, but went on to subject them to degrading and systemic abuse.

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"R Kelly is a predator and as a result of our prosecution, he will serve a significant jail sentence for his crimes," he said in a statement. »

Sony targets PC gamers with new hardware brand, Inzone

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Sony Electronics is launching a gaming gear brand called Inzone, aimed at PC gamers.

The Japanese conglomerate hopes that PC gamers — particularly first-person shooter players — will give Inzone a chance, and not associate Sony primarily with consoles.

Inzone hardware builds on Sony’s current offerings for TVs, monitors and noise-cancelling ear buds, tailoring that technology to appeal to gamers. »