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In the national headlines: police officers are suspended for abusing a paralyzed man and Comcast clashes with the FCC.
Hi everyone and welcome to get the daily.com. I'm Andrea Rene and here are some top national stories.
In Florida, four sheriff's deputies have been suspended after a video surfaced of them purposely tipping over a quadrapeligic man otu of his wheelchair. Surveillance footage from Hillsborough county jail shows a deputy dumping Brian Sterner from his wheelchair onto the floor after he was brought in on a warrant for a traffic violation. After being brough into a booking room, one of the officers told Sterner to stand up, and grew agitated when he did not comply, because he is paralyzed! Sterner has not been able to walk since a 1994 accident and uses hand pedals on his car. An investigation is under way into the charges.
During an FCC hearing yesterday, Comcast Corporation defended its internet flow practices after being hauled in by complaints from consumer advocacy groups. Comcast was accused of unfairly hampering internet traffic flow for their own purposes, but Comcast says what they've been doing it justifiable. They are accused of interfering with users internet activity when file sharing is suspected. Comcast says if they didn't curb file sharing between users, it would slow down the entire network with large file transfers, so instead, they trick users into think their connect was broken so they'll abandon the file. Pretty sly eh? Consumers think this is unfair and don't want anyone nosing around in their business online. The issue has been hotly debated lately by people on both sides. Internet hounds want to continue getting their movies and music online for free, while the industry sees record lows in music sales as a direct correlation to online practices that need to be changed, mostly by ISPs. The FCC will continue hearing arguments on the case.
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