Covid.inc is a company based in Tempe, Arizona. It specialises in high-quality audiovisual wall plates and cables, and sells its products all over the world. It has been in business for decades, but it was only last year that it started making news headlines, for obvious reasons. Covid.inc CEO Norm Carson recalls the first time he learned that they shared the name of the disease that caused the latest pandemic in human history. He and his team were at a big audiovisual show in Amsterdam in February 2020, on the day that the name Covid-19 was uttered for the first time, and Carson remembers posing for countless pictures in front of his company's sign at their booth.
From a 2017 complaint filed by David and Gretchen Jessen against Fresno County and the city of Clovis, California, for damages incurred during a police raid on their home. In June 2016, construction workers called the police after they witnessed a homeless man break into the Jessens' house. The Jessens returned to find their home surrounded by law enforcement. The Jessens argue that damage to their home was "unreasonable and unjustified". In April, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favour of Fresno County and the city of Clovis.
The Clovis Police Department and the Fresno County Sheriff's Office deployed the following: Fifty-five vehicles. A K-9 unit. Two helicopters. Two ambulances. A firetruck. A crisis negotiation team in a motor home. A Swat team. A backup Swat team. A robot.
Law enforcement officers did the following to the Jessens' home: Broke six windows. Ripped out the front door and an interior door. Pulled an office wall off the foundation.
Used a flash bomb in the office. Ripped off the door to the laundry room. Used a flash bomb in the laundry room. Tear-gassed the laundry room. Tear-gassed the kitchen. Tear-gassed the master bathroom. Tear-gassed the guest bedroom. Tear-gassed the office bathroom. Tear-gassed the sewing room. Destroyed more than 90 feet of fencing with a Swat vehicle. Shattered a sliding glass door for robot entry.
The homeless man did the following: Broke a window. Stole milk, an icecream bar and half a tomato. (Via Harpers)
Doesn't seem like a good invention…
Unpeeled mandarin segments
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