The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 28th, 2022 night edition

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He faces a possible life sentence Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2022 for conspiring to abduct Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and blow up a bridge near her vacation home.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The co-leader of a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in prison for conspiring to abduct the Democrat and blow up a bridge to ease an escape.

Adam Fox’s sentence is the longest of anyone convicted in the plot so far, though it’s significantly shorter than the life sentence that prosecutors sought.

They were accused of organizing a wild plot to whip up anti-government extremists just before the 2020 presidential election.

Something less than life gets the job done in this case,” Jonker said, later adding that 16 years behind bars “is still in my mind a very long time.”.

Jonker said he also considered the emotional baggage Whitmer has to carry due to the plot.

When the plot was extinguished, Whitmer blamed then-President Donald Trump , saying he had given “comfort to those who spread fear and hatred and division.” »

New evidence unearthed by podcasters frees 2 Georgia men wrongfully imprisoned for 25 years

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Two Georgia men who spent 25 years in prison were freed last week after their murder convictions were overturned when podcasters and their attorneys unearthed new evidence proving their innocence.

State prosecutors argued the two teens conspired to kill Bowling in an act of revenge, the GIP said.

“Never would I have thought I would spend more than half my life in prison, especially for something I didn’t do. »

‘Proud and strong’: Afghan girl stages solo protest against Taliban university ban

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An 18-year-old Afghan student endured Taliban taunts and insults at the weekend as she staged a solo protest against the ban on women attending university.

In their latest assault on women’s rights, the Taliban last week banned university education for women, prompting international outrage.

“I wanted to show the power of a single Afghan girl, and that even one person can stand against oppression. »

Atlantic City Doesn’t Fix Giant Pothole: Place A Christmas Tree

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In the spirit of the holiday season, they stuffed a fully decorated Christmas tree inside the pothole.

As of right now, the Christmas tree remains in place and it’s become a popular and amusing attraction.

$3 Billion Bader Field Atlantic City Project Planned Philadelphia and Atlantic City developer Bart Blatstein has announced plans to develop a multi-billion dollar mixed-use project at Atlantic City’s Bader Field. »