The Daily Populous

Thursday July 21st, 2022 day edition

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In a recording obtained by MCIR, a Mississippi law enforcement officer can be heard bragging about killing 13 people in the line of duty, saying, “I shot that n----- 119 times, OK?”.

Asked whether he killed 13 people in the line of duty, he replied, “That’s something we don’t discuss, period.”.

This recording proves that the oppressors no longer wear white sheets, but they wear law enforcement uniforms.”.

JULIAN Founder Jill Collen Jefferson said she knows Dobbins well, and that it is definitely his voice.

She said the tape reflects a pattern of behavior Lexington police that residents have shared in community meetings, detailing more than a dozen complaints against police.

Jefferson said JULIAN is calling for the firing of Chief Dobbins “and every problematic officer,” as well as a formal investigation by the FBI.

UPDATE, July 20: Francine Jefferson, JULIAN’s Mississippi state director of organizing, said the Lexington Board of Aldermen voted 3-2 to fire Dobbins. »

Democrats push for 1st semi-automatic gun ban in 20 years

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats pushed ahead Wednesday with legislation that would ban certain semi-automatic weapons as they considered their most far-reaching response yet to this summer’s series of mass shootings .

Democrats hope that the 100-page bill moving through the Judiciary Committee will pass the House before the August break.

Democrats can afford to lose only four votes if Republicans are united in opposition to the ban. »

Exclusive: Jan. 6 Committee Plans to Humiliate MAGA Lawmakers Who Cowered During Capitol Attack

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The committee has at times switched plans at the last minute, and it remains unclear which specific lawmakers the committee could call out.

In the 18 months since the insurrection, Republican lawmakers have tried to whitewash the insurrection through a series of contradictory talking points.

And that his efforts to steal it included directing a wildly unconstitutional phony electors scheme — and priming his supporters for a Capitol attack. »

Electoral Count Reform Act must pass - The Washington Post

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This is what makes the passage of a just-introduced bipartisan proposal to reform the Electoral Count Act so essential.

Finally, the bill would ensure that state legislatures can’t simply override the popular vote by calling it a “failed election.”.

But they would also be wrong to say no to what they might be able to get from this legislation. »

AG Garland reiterates 'no person' -- not even Trump -- is above the law over Jan. 6

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In the 18 months since the attack on the Capitol, the DOJ has charged 855 defendants from all 50 states.

She acknowledged that indicting Trump would be "difficult" for the country but said that not doing so would support a "much graver constitutional threat.".

The issue of charging Trump is not a new one, though it is now an option for federal prosecutors since he left the White House. »