The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 25th, 2020 night edition

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A jury of 12 men and women has found former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein guilty on two of the five potential criminal charges he faced in his New York County trial.

Weinstein attorney Arthur Aidala told reporters that his client was "shocked but stoic at the same time" while listening to the verdict.

He's facing five to 25 years for the criminal sexual assault conviction and 18 months to four years for the third-degree rape conviction.

On Friday afternoon, the jury appeared to suggest that they were deadlocked on the two most serious charges Weinstein was facing — predatory sexual assault — but possibly unanimous on the three lesser charges (criminal sex act, first-degree rape, third-degree rape).

In New York State, a person can be convicted of predatory sexual assault when a jury has determined that the person committed a first degree rape, criminal sexual act or aggravated sexual abuse against more than one other person.

"Weinstein is a vicious, serial sexual predator who used his power to threaten, rape, assault, trick, humiliate and silence his victims.".

"Gratitude to the brave women who’ve testified and to the jury for seeing through the dirty tactics of the defense. »

How to Register to Vote

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If you’re a U.S. citizen, meet your state’s requirements, and will be 18 by Election Day, you can vote.

You can register there or you may be able to register online, at the Department of Motor Vehicles, or using the National Mail Voter Registration Form.

If you know you won’t be able to get there on Election Day, you may qualify to vote by mail. »

OPP arrest multiple protesters at Tyendinaga Mohawk rail blockade

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4:06 OPP arrest multiple protesters at Tyendinaga Mohawk rail blockade OPP arrest multiple protesters at Tyendinaga Mohawk rail blockade.

A Wet’suwet’en solidarity protest also erupted in Victoria, B.C.. Monday evening also saw protesters establishing a new rail blockade in Hamilton, Ont.

OPP on site of a blockade set up on a rail line in eastern Ontario in solidarity with the hereditary chiefs of Wetsuweten Nation on Feb. 24, 2020. »

These Celebrities Were Filthy Rich Before You Even Knew Who They Were

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Robin attended a private day school outside of Detroit, where his parents raised him on a forty-room farmhouse that sat on twenty acres.

If you made a list of young stars oozing with talent, Ariana Grande would have to fall on it somewhere.

Her parents’ notoriety helped Grande get gigs performing with orchestras and on cruise ships. »