The Daily Populous

Saturday July 9th, 2022 night edition

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(CNN) A Black man who spent six days in jail after police misidentified him for a 49-year-old White man with an outstanding felony charge, has won a $90,000 settlement from Las Vegas-area law enforcement agencies.

Shane Lee Brown filed a federal lawsuit in January 2022 for at least $500,000 in damages but will be awarded $25,000 from the Henderson Police Department and $65,000 from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said in a statement to CNN.

Brown's attorney, E. Brent Bryson, told CNN affiliate KVVU that Nevada has a statutory cap of $100,000 when suing a government entity.

Shane Brown during an interview with CNN affiliate KVVU.

In a statement to CNN, the Henderson Police department said, "Shane Brown was driving an unregistered vehicle with a suspended driver license and had a warrant for contempt of court, failure to pay.

Brown, who was 23 at the time, was stopped in January 2020 for driving without his headlights on.

At the time, Brown had a warrant for contempt of court for failure to pay. »

Psychedelics May Be Your Ticket To Self-Actualization, Says New Research

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Interestingly, new research in the field of psychedelics has begun to highlight how psychedelic use could propel you towards self-actualization.

According to a study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, psychedelics can make us more open to new experiences, which is often a roadblock to self-acceptance.

Research has shown that people who have had a psychedelic experience reported an increased sense of belonging to their community. »

Is Russia winning the war?

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As one Ukrainian commander on the frontline told me, “all we can do here is slow down the Russian advance”.

Despite its heavily-publicised, staggering losses, Russia retains the comparative advantage in materiel with which it began the war.

There is no point involving Britain in a proxy conflict with Russia unless we are prepared to win it. »

AOC calls for Senate to end filibuster & codify marriage equality as a federal right

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for Congress to codify the rights to abortion, contraception, marriage equality, and interracial marriage as calls for Congress to thwart the conservative justices’ attempts to roll back Americans’ rights increase.

So, opponents of LGBTQ+ equality, opponents of marriage equality and birth control will use that language to launch challenges to those rights.”.

So effectively 10 Republicans must join Democrats to vote to end the debate on a bill in order for it to pass. »

Morton’s condemns abortion rights protesters for disrupting Kavanaugh’s freedom to ‘eat dinner’

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Protesters gathered outside the steakhouse on Wednesday night upon learning that Kavanaugh was inside and called the restaurant’s manager demanding that the justice be kicked out, according to Politico’s Daniel Lippman.

“Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner,” the statement continued.

Kavanaugh was ultimately forced to leave through a backdoor exit after protests built outside the main door of Morton’s. »