The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 10th, 2022 evening edition

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Swatting is a tactic of calling the police to a live streamer’s home, as armed police show up on their doorstep in an attempt to intimidate them.

Sorrenti was arrested on the morning of Aug. 5, woken up by police yelling at her from her doorway.

Then, she was pulled out into the hallway by multiple officers and arrested, still puzzled as to why she was being handcuffed.

“Ms. Sorrenti was arrested as the investigation progressed, and later released without charges pending analysis of electronic devices seized.

Sorrenti showed Global News a search warrant that indicated police were searching for a handgun, ammunition and her computers.

Eventually, all her streaming gear and personal communication devices as well as her partner’s were seized and remain in the custody of the police.

But for Sorrenti, this doxxing is particularly scary given that she’s a trans woman who receives death and hate threats regularly. »

Donations pour in after Michigan town defunded library over LGBTQ books

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Aug. 8: Defunded over LGBTQ books, Michigan library will try tax again in November.

The donations, which began after Bridge Michigan first reported on the LBGT-sparked defunding, have come mostly from Michigan residents, but there have been donations from as far away as Australia.

Library Board President Larry Walton told Bridge Michigan that, without property tax support, the library would likely close sometime in 2023. »

Growing calls for 'civil war' in far-right groups after FBI search

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Many Americans are simply waiting to see what evidence the FBI took and find more about the investigation.

There is growing concern from extremism experts about the increasingly violent rhetoric.

One member of the 'Patriots of Arizona' Telegram group wrote, "when are we going to do something about this?". »

Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said his cellphone was seized Tuesday morning by FBI agents carrying a search warrant.

Perry, though, has been a figure in the congressional investigation into President Donald Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.

In a statement Tuesday, Perry said three agents visited him while he was traveling Tuesday with his family and “seized my cell phone.” »

Ukraine is the legacy of Afghanistan | Sir Malcolm Rifkind

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Vladimir Putin saw this as a sign of American decline and invaded Ukraine, thinking there would be a limited reaction.

This, in turn, is sending a strong message to China and Xi Ji Ping, argues Sir Malcolm Rifkind.

The consequences of the withdrawal from Afghanistan are likely to have influenced Putin and his decision to invade Ukraine. »