The Daily Populous

Saturday April 23rd, 2022 night edition

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SEOUL — The Supreme Court of South Korea issued a landmark ruling against the military’s decades-old ban on homosexual activities on Thursday, striking down guilty verdicts for two male soldiers who were indicted on a charge of having consensual sex while off their base.

South Korea’s Military Criminal Act calls for up to two years in prison for “anal intercourse or other indecent acts.”

Until now, ​soldiers engaged in such activities had been punished under that law regardless of whether there was mutual consent or where the conduct took place.

Rights groups have long condemned the law​, saying it permits a “witch hunt” against gay soldiers.

​In its ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court said that the law should not apply to consensual sex away from a military setting.

The two accused men, a first lieutenant and a master sergeant, were indicted on charges of breaking the military code after they were found to have had sex in a private house during off-duty hours in 2016.

Lower military courts sentenced the lieutenant to four months in jail and the sergeant to three months; the sentences were suspended. »

500 lbs. of marijuana scattered on interstate during crash on 4/20, troopers say

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(Gray News) – Troopers in Missouri found 500 pounds of packaged marijuana scattered around the road when they responded to a crash on April 20.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened on I-70 in Callaway County.

Troopers responded to a crash today on I-70 in Callaway County and found 500 pounds of packaged marijuana scattered around. »

Ubisoft reportedly developing Overwatch-like shooter “Project Q

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On April 21, known leaker Tom Henderson has reported via Exputer that Ubisoft is working on a new arena shooter with the codename “Project Q”.

Henderson has reportedly seen footage of Project Q and suggests that “the game’s art style [is] similar to EA’s Knockout City or Activision’s Overwatch.”

Project Q is reportedly in development at Ubisoft Bordeaux, a support studio for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Rainbow Six Siege, and Beyond Good and Evil 2. »

Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price charged with sexual assault amid ongoing felony rape investigation

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Dan Price, Gravity Payments’ CEO who has drawn national attention to company-wide wage discrepancies by raising his employees’ minimum salaries to $70,000, has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of reckless driving in Seattle Municipal Court.

The charges stem from an alleged assault with sexual motivation.

Price is also being investigated for “felony rape of a drugged victim” charges stemming from a Palm Springs incident in April of 2021, according to a Palm Springs Police Department report. »