The Daily Populous

Saturday December 17th, 2022 evening edition

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Claim: U.S. Rep Katie Porter, D-Calif., said that pedophilia isn't a crime, but instead is an identity.

On Dec. 15, 2022, the Twitter account Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) tweeted a video of U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., speaking during a congressional hearing.

The tweet's caption falsely claimed, "Rep Katie Porter (D) says pedophilia isn't a crime -- it's an identity.".

Porter never said pedophilia wasn't a crime, nor did she claim that being a pedophile was a type of gender identity.

A context box appeared below the false tweet thanks to Twitter's own Community Notes initiative, which read as follows:.

This clip has been taken out of context & misrepresents what Rep. Porter is actually saying.

In the full video from C-SPAN, Porter was speaking with Kelley Robinson, the president of the Human Rights Campaign. »

US poised to ban shark fin trade, pleasing conservationists

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In 2022, the U.S. House and Senate passed identical versions of a proposed shark fin ban as part of a broader defense spending bill that President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law.

FILE - Confiscated shark fins are displayed during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Doral, Fla. »

Police officer who gave feces sandwich to homeless man fired again

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Former police officer Matthew Luckhurst, who had been fired from his job at the San Antonio Police after giving a homeless man a feces sandwich in 2016, was fired again - this time from the police department in Floresville, Texas, US sources reported last week.

"Matthew Luckhurst was released from employment with the Floresville Police Department yesterday Dec. 13," the mayor said in a statement.

Luckhurst made headlines in 2016 when he reportedly tried to feed a homeless man human feces, which he smeared between slices of bread. »

Russia’s New Theory of Victory

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Ukraine pushed Russia away from Kyiv, took back the northeast province of Kharkiv, and liberated parts of the Donbas.

He believes that this potential diminishment of support will pave the way for a new, successful Russian offensive.

But if Ukraine can maintain Western support, it can prove that Putin’s new theory of victory is just as misguided as was his last. »