The Daily Populous

Sunday November 22nd, 2020 day edition

image for Students submit petition to raise age of consent from 13 to 16 : The Asahi Shimbun

Members of Your Voice Matters, a group of university students, present their petition to Shinobu Okada, a Justice Ministry official, on Nov. 29.

A group of university students submitted a petition to the Justice Ministry on Nov. 20 requesting that the age of consent be raised from the current 13 to 16.

The group called Your Voice Matters started a petition drive over the internet and collected about 40,000 signatures.

The petition and request was addressed to Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa.

“There were many people who signed the petition who also said they first realized what the consent age was through this effort.

Moreover, the victim must explain the extent to which they resisted in order to bring a charge of sexual assault.

The petition stated that current curriculum guidelines for junior high school do not call for teaching about sexual intercourse, meaning students may not be fully informed about what constitutes sexual assault. »

Study suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has altered Americans attitudes toward inequality and the poor

Authored by

Based on their previous research, the authors of the new study had reason to believe that the pandemic might alter attitudes about the poor and inequality.

Effectively, would this highly visible exogenous shock to poverty and inequality change an individual’s attributions for poverty and tolerance for inequality?”.

The study, “Recognizing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Poor Alters Attitudes Towards Poverty and Inequality“, was authored by Dylan Wiwad, Brett Mercier, Paul K. Piff, Azim Shariff, and Lara B. Aknin. »

Kelly Loeffler tests positive for Covid but undergoing further testing

Authored by
image for

(CNN) Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for Covid-19, her campaign announced.

Loeffler tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, but a subsequent test came back as inconclusive on Saturday evening, according to campaign spokesperson Stephen Lawson.

Loeffler was maskless with Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. David Perdue during campaign events most of the day Friday. »

On Parler, a Pro-Trump Call For Georgia Runoff Boycott Threatens Mitch McConnell's Plan to Restrain Biden

Authored by
image for

Supporters of President Donald Trump have called for a boycott of the crucial Georgia Senate runoff elections in a move that threatens Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to restrain President-elect Joe Biden.


MORE: Trump supporters encouraging voters in Georgia to boycott the runoff... — Marcus Baram (@mbaram) November 22, 2020. »

Jailer who 'tortured' inmate strapped to a restraint chair is sentenced to prison

Authored by

Mark Bryant was convicted after video showed him repeatedly using a stun gun on a teenage inmate while he was strapped in a restraint chair.

NewsChannel 5 Investigates first aired video from security cameras inside the jail that showed Bryant repeatedly tasing 18-year-old Jordan Norris while he was in a restraint chair in 2016.

The video received international attention and led to criminal charges against Bryant and another Cheatham County jailer. »