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Trump administration to provide records on Obama-era gun-smuggling probe
There was anger in France this week after the government dropped its plan to set a minimum age of sexual consent after a public outcry over two cases of sex involving 11-year-old girls.
Instead of introducing a minimum age of consent the bill creates a new offence of “sexual violation of a minor by penetration”.
This will be punishable by 10 years in prison, which is a shorter sentence than the 15 to 20 years reserved for rape offences, which are classed as "any acts of sexual penetration committed on someone with violence, coercion, threat or surprise".
critics, of which there were many both in parliament and on social media channels, believe the new offense muddies the waters and is far less clear than setting a minimum age of consent.
They fear offenders will able to get away with a lighter sentence after committing an act of penetration on a minor if "surprise and coercion" cannot be proved.
France does not have a legal age under which a minor cannot agree to a sexual relationship, although the country’s top court has ruled children aged five and under cannot consent.
The girl’s family filed a complaint for rape in the town of Montmagny, but prosecutors apparently believed the suspect did not use violence or coercion. French law defines rape as sexual penetration committed “by violence, coercion, threat or surprise.”
“She was 11 years and 10 months old, so nearly 12 years old. It changes the story,” defence lawyer Marc Goudarzian said on Tuesday. “So she is not a child.”
His colleague Sandrine Parise-Heideiger, said, “we are not dealing with a sexual predator on a poor little faultless goose”.
The Montmagny case is one of several that have prompted an uproar over France’s rules on child sex abusers.
She said as soon as children have “sexual expressiveness and you have an attitude of putting yourself in danger” then “it doesn’t necessarily mean the person on the other side is a sexual predator”.
A similar recent case caused outrage. A French criminal court in November acquitted a 30-year-old man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in 2009. The jury in the Paris suburban region of Seine-et-Marne found he did not use violence or coercion.
originally posted by: carewemust
May 17, 2018
New Q message #1396 @ qanon.pub... contains a link to this article: mobile.reuters.com...
Documents from the DOJ to Congress are now freely flowing. The "clog" in DOJ's plumbing that Q alluded to recently, seems to have been removed.
Depending on what's in the documents, Obama's Attorney General ERIC HOLDER, could soon be under intense Congressional Investigation.
Houston’s half-brother, the former NBA basketball player Gary Garland-Houston, alleges that both he and Houston were sexually abused by Warwick when he was between the ages of seven and nine. (Houston would have been a toddler at the time.) The claim is supported by Houston’s assistant Mary Jones (often referred to as “Aunt Mary”), who says the singer spoke of being “molested at a young age” by a woman.
Tallmadge Wakeman D'Elia died on Cinco de Mayo in St. Petersburg, FL after his vape pen ignited a fire in his bedroom. The autopsy results just came out and reportedly showed the e-cig not only exploded and sparked the blaze, but it also made a "projectile wound" in D'Elia's skull.
CNBC Bomb Airport?
He was a television technical specialist in the New York City area for most of his career. He worked at NY1 News and then at CNBC, part of NBC Universal, where he was most recently the Technical Production Supervisor for the morning business show, Squawk Box. His hard work and performance was formally recognized by CNBC numerous times.
Think Pickle Factory. Q
Follow the pen.
Letters left visible to match.
BOOMs en route.
Is the stage set for a drop of HRC +++ + +++++(raw vid 5:5). EX-rvid5774.
Teufelsberg (help·info) (German for Devil's Mountain) is a man-made hill in Berlin, Germany, in the Grunewald locality of former West Berlin. It rises about 80 metres (260 ft) above the surrounding Teltow plateau and 120.1 metres (394 ft) above the sea level, in the north of Berlin's Grunewald Forest. It was named after the Teufelssee (i.e. Devil's lake) in its southerly vicinity. The hill is made of rubble, and covers an under-construction Nazi military-technical college (Wehrtechnische Fakultät). During the Cold War, there was a U.S. listening station on the hill, Field Station Berlin.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) built one of its largest listening stations atop the hill, rumored to be part of the global ECHELON intelligence gathering network. "The Hill", as it was known colloquially by the many American soldiers who worked there around the clock and who commuted there from their quarters in the American Sector, was located in the British Sector. In July 1961, Mobile Allied listening units began operations on Teufelsberg, having surveyed various other locales throughout West Berlin in a search for the best vantage point for listening to Soviet, East German, and other Warsaw Pact nations military traffic. They found that operations from atop Teufelsberg offered a marked improvement in listening ability. This discovery eventually led to a large structure being built atop the hill, which would come to be run by the NSA (National Security Agency). Construction of a permanent facility was begun in October 1963. At the request of US government, the ski lifts were removed because they allegedly disturbed the signals. The station continued to operate until the fall of East Germany and the Berlin Wall, but after that the station was closed and the equipment removed. The buildings and antenna radomes still remain in place.
During the NSA Operations some other curious things happened: It was noticed that during certain times the reception of the radio signals was better than during the rest of the year. The 'culprit' was found after a while: it was the Ferris wheel of the annual German-American Volksfest Festival on the Hüttenweg in Zehlendorf. From then on, the Ferris wheel was left standing for some time after the festival was over. While there were rumors that the Americans had excavated a shaft down into the ruins beneath, that was never proven, and was likely based on reports that those who maintained equipment in one of the first enclosed antenna structures accessed the upper levels of the inflated dome via an airlock that led to a "tunnel" that was embedded in the structure's central column. Speculation as to what might have existed within the highly restricted area frequently gave rise to rather elaborate but false rumors; one theory stated that "the tunnel" was an underground escape route, another that it housed a submarine base.