The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 22nd, 2022 day edition

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Capitol police officer Howard Liebengood, 51, died by suicide days after the Jan. 6 riots.

The DOJ on Monday ruled his suicide is a line-of-duty death, the Washington Post reported.

The designation, the first under a new law, allows death benefits to be paid to his family.

In the first successful claim under a new law designed to provide death benefits to survivors of fallen first responders, the suicide of a Capitol police officer has been classified as a line-of-duty death.

Days after the attack on the US Capitol, Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, died by suicide.

Law enforcement officers have a high rate of suicide — the third highest by profession, according to the suicide prevention group Zero Attempts.

We also hope that this helps other families who have felt the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. »

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection .

The Death Penalty Information Center, an anti-death-penalty group with a large database on executions, said no state other than Alabama has had to halt an execution in progress since 2017, when Ohio halted Alva Campbell’s lethal injection because workers couldn’t find a vein.

Alabama should have imposed an execution moratorium after Hamm’s failed execution for the benefit of everyone, said Bernard Harcourt, an attorney who represented Hamm for years. »

Oregon Governor Issues Marijuana Pardons For 45,000 People

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I am pardoning these prior Oregon offenses, an act that will impact an estimated 45,000 individuals.

Pardons typically provide more limited relief than expungements, but the governor said the the Oregon Judicial Department will additionally be working with courts to formally seal all applicable possession records.

For example, nine congressional lawmakers sent a letter to Biden last week, imploring him to extend his pardons include immigrants who have citizenship status issues. »

Assassin's Creed Valhalla headed to Steam

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Ubisoft blockbuster Assassin's Creed Valhalla will launch via Steam on 6th December, its publisher has confirmed to Eurogamer today.

"Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Anno 1800 and Roller Champions are among the Ubisoft titles that will be releasing on Steam.".

Assassin's Creed Valhalla originally launched for PC via Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store back in 2020. »

Richard Fierro credited as a hero in Club Q shooting

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Fierro, 45, had gone to the club Saturday night with his wife and daughter, who Jessica Fierro identified as the girlfriend of one of the shooting victims, Raymond Green.

Richard Fierro is being hailed as a hero in stopping the suspected gunman in the weekend shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.

Richard Fierro is being hailed as a hero in stopping the suspected gunman in the weekend shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.Original caption: Richard Fierro credits the UCCS MBA program with helping him to better position Atrevida Beer Co. on the market. »