The Daily Populous

Sunday August 28th, 2022 night edition

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two decades after her release from prison, Teresa Beatty feels she is still being punished.

“I just don’t think it’s right, because I feel I already paid my debt to society.

Supporters say the collections are a legitimate way for states to recoup millions of taxpayer dollars spent on prisons and jails.

Critics say it’s an unfair second penalty that hinders rehabilitation by putting former inmates in debt for life.

The state retained its ability, though, to collect some prison debts already on the books before the law changed.

Many, like Connecticut, only go after inmates for the cost of incarceration if they come into money after leaving prison.

Beatty’s lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, argues that the pay-to-stay seizures violate the excessive fines clause of the Constitution. »

SOHR: Israeli strike destroyed over 1,000 Iran-made missiles in Syria

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Syrian air defense systems were activated in northwestern Syria on Thursday, with Syria’s state news agency SANA reporting that local forces were “confronting hostile targets” above Masyaf.

Later, the agency said the airstrike was an Israeli attack.

The SSRC has allegedly been targeted by Israeli airstrikes multiple times in the past, including in a rare daytime strike on April 9. »

Woman claims God gave her an STD and says it is a ‘blessing’

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Well now, one woman has put a positive spin on her sexually transmitted disease diagnosis by embracing it as a sign from God.

Catching the STD changed everything for Harbushka, who now dedicates her TikTok platform to breaking the stigma around herpes.

She also launched the company LifeWithHerpes, filled with useful information for those in the same boat. »

Nichelle Nichols to become latest Star Trek star to have ashes sent into space

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The late actor Nichelle Nichols, best known as Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek, will become the latest member of the 1960s television series to be memorialized by having some of her earthly remains flown into space.

Other Star Trek cast members and executives who have had remains launched into space include James Doohan, who played the show’s chief engineer Scotty, and Star Trek’s creator, Gene Roddenberry.

“It’s a wonderful memorial for her, an eternal one,” said Nichols’ son Kyle Johnson. »