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  • #46
    Hey guys, need a little help/advice here- I found a story about a kid named Brock Turner. It's a heavy duty rape story and I'm not sure if it should even go in general or Qward.

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    • #47
      Probably go with your gut and put it in Qward.

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      • #48
        Eh, seems like it would fit this thread to me. The sentencing WAS outrageously light (and the reasoning behind it is just...unbelievable). I read the victim's letter, and it sure sounds like there is no real reason for the leniency being demonstrated here, so it seems like it fits the topic of the thread.

        But Dave's a mod, and I'm not, so presumably his judgement should carry a bit more weight.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave Targaryen I View Post
          Probably go with your gut and put it in Qward.
          Done and done.

          Originally posted by Mister Ed View Post
          Eh, seems like it would fit this thread to me. The sentencing WAS outrageously light (and the reasoning behind it is just...unbelievable). I read the victim's letter, and it sure sounds like there is no real reason for the leniency being demonstrated here, so it seems like it fits the topic of the thread.

          But Dave's a mod, and I'm not, so presumably his judgement should carry a bit more weight.
          That was exactly the reason I was questioning putting it here- it's beyond outrage and rightly so, but it's also way above the level of Gene Simmons-type crap.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by MP-05 View Post
            Done and done.
            That was exactly the reason I was questioning putting it here- it's beyond outrage and rightly so, but it's also way above the level of Gene Simmons-type crap.
            Wait, I missed something...what Gene Simmons crap? I realize there are several instances....

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            • #51
              Getting back on track....

              Axl Rose sends DMCA notice to google regarding fat pics

              https://torrentfreak.com/axl-rose-se...-photo-160605/

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              • #52
                Originally posted by KilowogsDisciple View Post
                Wait, I missed something...what Gene Simmons crap? I realize there are several instances....
                We discussed two of the more recent ones below, notably his jabs at Prince after his death, which to Simmons' credit he did recant.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
                  We discussed two of the more recent ones below, notably his jabs at Prince after his death, which to Simmons' credit he did recant.
                  I've noticed he uses continual recants as an excuse...he's said waaaay too many ignorant things.

                  Last relevant Kiss album, to me, was well over 30 years ago. Creatures of the Night. They were overwhelmingly a 70s band and I love them for that.

                  Today? Whatever, Gene. Just my opinion.

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                  • #54
                    Well, here's an early contender for this week:

                    Qatar convicts Dutch woman held after being raped



                    A court in Qatar has convicted a Dutch woman of having sex outside marriage after she told police she was raped.

                    The 22-year-old was handed a suspended sentence and fined $824 (580). She will also be deported.

                    Her lawyer said her drink had been spiked at a Doha hotel in March and she had woken up in a stranger's flat, where she realised she had been raped.

                    Her alleged attacker, who said the sex was consensual, was sentenced to 100 lashes for having sex outside marriage.

                    He will be given a further 40 lashes for consuming alcohol.

                    The woman has been detained since making the allegation three months ago, but her case only came to light over the weekend when her family decided to go public.
                    'Horror'

                    The Dutch ambassador to Qatar, Yvette Burghgraef-van Eechoud, said after Monday's court hearing that she expected the woman to leave Qatar within days.

                    "We will do everything to get her out of the country as soon as possible to where she wants to go," she told AFP news agency.

                    Court officials said she would be deported once the fine was paid.

                    The woman was arrested by Qatari police immediately after reporting that she had been raped on the night of 15 March, as was the alleged assailant.

                    During a holiday in the emirate, she went out with a friend for drinks at a hotel where the sale of alcohol was permitted, according to her lawyer Brian Lokollo.

                    "She went dancing but when she returned to the table after the first sip of her drink, she realised someone had added something to her glass," he said.

                    The woman did not feel very well and she later woke alone in an unfamiliar flat and "realised to her great horror that she had been raped", Mr Lokollo added.

                    Doha-based lawyer Najeeb al-Nuaimi, Qatar's former justice minister, told the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera the woman's lawyers would have had to prove there had been "no voluntary actions" between her and the man for him to be charged with rape.

                    Even if they had been seen walking together, the authorities might have doubts any sexual activity was non-consensual and instead prosecute both for having sex outside marriage, which is known as "zina" under Islamic law, Mr Nuaimi said.

                    Article 281 of Qatar's penal code states: "Whoever copulates with a female over 16 without compulsion, duress or ruse shall be punished with imprisonment for a term up to seven years. The same penalty shall also be imposed on the female for her consent."

                    According to media reports, dozens of people convicted of zina have been given flogging sentences since 2004, including at least 45 between 2009 and 2011.

                    The case of the Dutch woman raises further questions about how the Qatari authorities will deal with the thousands of Western tourists expected to travel to the country for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, many of whom may be unfamiliar with its laws.

                    In 2013, a Norwegian woman in the United Arab Emirates was given a 16-month prison sentence for perjury, extramarital sex and drinking alcohol after she told police she had been raped. She was later pardoned and allowed to return to Norway.

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                    • #55
                      Every time you think they've reached the nadir of heinousness, they find a way to go even lower.

                      http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/isis-behead...-allah-1566529

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
                        Well, here's an early contender for this week:

                        Qatar convicts Dutch woman held after being raped

                        These people are animals from an animal culture, why would any westerner vacation there?

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Trey Strain View Post
                          Every time you think they've reached the nadir of heinousness, they find a way to go even lower.

                          http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/isis-behead...-allah-1566529
                          I can't even get past that headline. I just don't have it in me to read that.

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                          • #58
                            Yo.

                            I understand being mad about all of the shit that's been happening in regards to the police shootings, and I'll *always* allow a person their own feelings on a matter......but even still, theres just some thoughts U _really should_ just keep to yourself if theyre *this* messed up: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...er-martyr.html

                            Former Miss Alabama calls Dallas cop shooter a 'martyr'



                            Tazer


                            Originally posted by Andrew NDB
                            Geoff Johns should have a 10 mile restraining order from comic books, let alone films.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Tazer View Post
                              Yo.

                              I understand being mad about all of the shit that's been happening in regards to the police shootings, and I'll *always* allow a person their own feelings on a matter......but even still, theres just some thoughts U _really should_ just keep to yourself if theyre *this* messed up: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...er-martyr.html




                              Tazer
                              Did you watch her video? or just read the article?

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                              • #60
                                Yo.

                                didn't watch the vid cuz I cant atm; me still @work.




                                Tazer


                                Originally posted by Andrew NDB
                                Geoff Johns should have a 10 mile restraining order from comic books, let alone films.

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