The Daily Populous

Sunday March 26th, 2023 day edition

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Polish ammunition manufacturer Dezamet, part of the state-owned Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), is to drastically increase its ammunition production capacity in order to be able to provide adequate supplies to Ukraine.

Source: Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, in an interview with RMF FM, a Polish radio station.

Dezamet, which manufactures ammunition for artillery, mortars and grenade launchers, is one of more than 50 arms manufacturers in the PGZ group.

We will launch new production lines at this and other ammunition production facilities," Morawiecki said when asked about Breton’s forthcoming visit to the plant.

"We want to increase our production capacity by several times as quickly as possible," he added.

The Polish Prime Minister underscored that he is counting on private firms in Poland to ramp up their ammunition production as well.

Background: On 20 March, 17 EU countries and Norway agreed to jointly produce and purchase ammunition to replenish their stockpiles and meet Ukraine's needs. »

Michigan department's first female cop alleges relentless harassment

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Teresa Williams thought she had landed her dream job in Iron Mountain, Michigan, becoming the first female officer in the history of the rural town's police department.

But she was relentlessly harassed and assaulted during her 4½ years there and ultimately resigned, according to a federal lawsuit she filed last month against three Iron Mountain officers.

Named as defendants are the department’s top two supervisors, Ed Mattson, the director of police and fire services, and Joseph Dumais, the deputy director of police services. »

‘Fallout’ Writer Chris Avellone And Accusers Issue Joint Statement, Settle Lawsuit

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Back in June of 2021 I reported on video game writer Chris Avellone’s libel lawsuit against two women who had accused Avellone of sexual assault on Twitter.

Avellone’s accusers, Karissa Barrows and Kelly Bristol, have signed a joint statement retracting their previous claims and clearing Avellone of wrongdoing, stating that their original claims were misinterpreted.

In a blog post titled “Joint Statement From Karissa Barrows, Kelly Bristol,and Chris Avellone” Avellone writes:. »

Texas Republicans propose creation of vigilante group to hunt migrants at the border that will have immunity from prosecution

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Republican lawmakers in Texas want to create a state security force to patrol the US-Mexico border that critics have characterised as a "vigilante death squad policy.".

The bill — House Bill 20 — would allow Texas' Department of Public Safety to hunt, arrest, and deport undocumented migrants.

The members of the group would also be extended immunity from criminal prosecution relating to their actions on the border. »