The Daily Populous

Sunday March 26th, 2023 morning edition

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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.

Garth Budek, Williams’ former patrol partner, is the third officer named as a defendant.

The Police Officers Labor Council, the union that represents Iron Mountain officers, could not be reached for comment Thursday.

It was that type of spirit that led her to be a police officer in a department of only men, Williams said.

“I would love to be able to go back and be a police officer. »

‘Fallout’ Writer Chris Avellone’s Accusers Issue Public Statement Retracting Allegations Of Misconduct

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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:. »

Putin says Moscow to place nuclear weapons in Belarus, US reacts cautiously

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Putin likened his plans to the U.S. stationing its weapons in Europe and said that Russia would not be transferring control to Belarus.

They have long deployed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allied countries," Putin told state television.

Russia has stationed 10 aircraft in Belarus capable of carrying tactical nuclear weapons, Putin said, adding that it had already transferred to Belarus a number of Iskander tactical missile systems that can launch nuclear weapons. »

Chad nationalizes assets by oil giant Exxon, says government

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Chad is nationalizing all assets from oil giant Exon Mobil, including hydrocarbon and exploration permits, said Haliki Choua Mahamat the government's general secretary on state media Thursday March 23, 2023.

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad is nationalizing all assets from multinational oil giant Exxon Mobil, including its hydrocarbon and exploration permits, said the government. »