Taylor Jones says he'll never forget the November night when he had his first panic attack. Jones, 28, had just started his usual night shift as a patrol officer for the Broussard Police Department when his heart started racing and his palms grew sweaty. "Once I got on the road and started patrolling, I couldn't focus," Jones said. "I almost ran off the road and had to stop." Jones said he had received unwelcome, inappropriate texts and Snapchat messages from his police chief earlier that day. He would ultimately quit his job in March as a result of the alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Brannon Decou, who has served as the police chief of Broussard for 20 years. It's been almost five months since the night when Jones had a panic attack behind the wheel of his police unit. Jones said he's since shared evidence of the sexual harassment with his supervisor, the assistant police chief, the Broussard mayor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but nobody … [Read more...] about Broussard police chief faces allegations of sexual harassment by former officers
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Kindly Share This Story: Residents of Awka, Anambra capital, and Onitsha, the commercial hub, have expressed worries over the astronomical hike in rents. The respondents made their feelings known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Awka. They complained that rents for residential houses, offices and shops were becoming so high that they now adversely affect the living standards of residents. Miss Uchenna Okafor, a computer operator in the Aroma area of Awka, said she was initially paying N80,000 for a single room self-contained, but lamented that her landlord later raised the rent to N120,000 per annum. Another resident, Titus Maduako, said he used to pay N300,000 yearly for a three-bedroom apartment he lived, but said that his landlord recently served the occupants a notice increasing the rent to N400,000. Mr Alloy Attah, who resides in Onitsha, also said that rents for shops and offices in the … [Read more...] about Awka, Onitsha residents lament hike in rents
NEW Covid variants could "scupper" the UK's roadmap out of lockdown, an expert has warned. Imperial College's Danny Altmann said "we should be terribly concerned" after 77 cases of a potentially vaccine-busting Covid mutation first discovered in India were identified in Britain. Health authorities have detected 77 cases of the strain in the UK. Seventy-three cases are in England and four are in Wales. Meanwhile, the global death toll from Covid-19 has topped three million as cases continue to spiral in countries across the world. The number of lives lost - as compiled by Johns Hopkins University - is almost equal to the population of Kyiv, Ukraine; Caracas, Venezuela; or metropolitan Lisbon, Portugal. It is bigger than Chicago (2.7million) and equivalent to Philadelphia and Dallas combined. Read our coronavirus live blog below for the very latest news and updates on the pandemic ... Joseph Gamp 8 minutes ago ITALY REPORTS 310 CORONAVIRUS … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UK news – Brits make most of freedom during first full weekend out of lockdown as Covid cases fall by 60%
Watch the CBSN Originals documentary " Do We Still Need the Electoral College? " in the video player above. When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, he became the fourth president in American history — and the second since 2000 — to win a presidential election despite losing the popular vote. Clinton received nearly 3 million more votes nationwide. But in the Electoral College — which ultimately decides who wins the presidency — Mr. Trump received 306 votes to Clinton's 232. In 2020 , despite Joe Biden 's commanding 7 million vote lead in the popular vote , just a few thousand votes in key states could have swung the election for Donald Trump. Cases like these have fueled efforts to reform the Electoral College or do away with it entirely, but some say it still serves an important purpose. How did we end up with this system for choosing a president? Stanford University professor of history and political science Jack Rakove … [Read more...] about Why does America have the Electoral College — and should we keep it?
People who have lost loved ones to OxyContin leave pill bottles in protest outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family. Photo: Jessica Hill/AP/Shutterstock/Jessica Hill/AP/Shutterstock In the annals of America’s worst families, there are horrors to behold. Everyone knows the Trumps, and maybe the Mercers, who funded Breitbart News and Parler , the app where planning for the Capitol riot took place. Stephen Miller seems determined to compete with them. They must all make space for the Sacklers, whose role in America’s opioid crisis ranks them among history’s most notable entries. For all the attention the Sacklers have garnered, however, their history as a family remains under-scrutinized. From afar they resemble a collective entity, not a grouping of individuals responsible for individual misdeeds. That will soon change. Empire of Pain , Patrick Radden Keefe’s new history of the Sackler clan, does not locate a moral conscience anywhere in the … [Read more...] about Philanthropic Monsters