The Daily Populous

Sunday December 5th, 2021 night edition

image for A white man shot his Black neighbor in Missouri, claiming self-defense. Neighbors tell a different story.

Justin King, a 28-year-old Black and Filipino man, was shot Nov. 3 at 11:45 a.m. in the small town of Bourbon, located about 73 miles southwest of St. Louis.

The 42-year-old white neighbor who shot him was taken into custody and later released.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Department said King was shot "after forcing entry into a neighboring residence where an altercation took place."

"The only person that says it's a home invasion is the guy that shot my son," King's father, John King, told NBC News.

"And all the neighbors are saying, 'No, you shot him in cold blood outside.'".

Lesa Stiller, the manager of the trailer park, said she saw King outside heading toward the neighbor's trailer moments before the shooting.

Later that day, King and the neighbor who shot him worked together to fix her car, she said. »

There need to be consequences for Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic comments

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Thus far, Republican leadership has been quiet on the matter, issuing no public condemnation of Boebert’s comments.

House Democratic leaders, meanwhile, have condemned Boebert’s Islamophobic remarks but have yet to put forth a formal resolution or penalty regarding her statements.

Researchers have indeed found that Islamophobic rhetoric by politicians has real-world consequences and has been directly linked with hate speech targeted toward Muslim Americans. »

Spain approves new law recognizing animals as ‘sentient beings’

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Animals in Spain will no longer be considered as “objects” by the law thanks to new legislation passed on Thursday by Spain’s lower house, the Congress of Deputies.

The new law to modify the legal framework of animals was approved on Thursday with wide support from Spain’s Congress – only the far-right Vox party voted against the measure.

The legislation changes the Civil Code, Mortgage Law and Civil Procedure Law, and broadly applies to all animals, whether they are domesticated or wild. »

Josef Fares' It Takes Two hit by Take-Two claim

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It Takes Two, the latest game from Brothers: A Two Sons' Josef Fares, has been hit by a trademark claim from Grand Theft Auto parent company Take-Two.

The acclaimed co-op puzzler about a pair of divorcing parents was struck by a trademark claim before its release earlier this year, it has emerged.

"Think Like A Rockstar", a brand behind music books for live performances, abandoned its trademark after Take-Two's legal claim. »

Taliban bans forced marriage of women in Afghanistan

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Taliban chief in a decree says women should not be considered ‘property’ and must consent to marriage.

The Taliban has issued a decree barring forced marriage in Afghanistan, saying women should not be considered “property” and must consent to marriage, but questions remain about whether the group that returned to power in mid-August would extend women’s rights around work and education.

The Taliban leadership says it has ordered Afghan courts to treat women fairly, especially widows seeking inheritance as next of kin. »