Logo of BNPThe BNP on Thursday termed ‘dangerous’ the arrest of female students who waged a movement seeking safe roads by law enforcers, reports UNB.”Detectives are arresting female students one after another. Picking such adolescent girls up is an alarming sign,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.The BNP leader came up with the remarks while speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.Rizvi alleged that over a hundred students have been arrested and thousands others made accused in 51 cases filed with different police stations in the capital on ‘false’ charge of provoking violence on social media during the safe-road movement.He said the student movement shook the conscience of people as they showed the right path. “The prime minister also said the children and adolescents showed a path. But they’re now getting scared seeing the path the government is now showing them.”The BNP leader said the students are being sent to jail after serious repression on remand. “The head of the government has indulged in a brutal game of revenge on children and adolescents, frightening the guardians over their children’s lives.”He said the government is not sparing even female students as police arrested Eden College student and quota reform leader Lutfur Nahar Luma from Sirajganj, 12 hours after the arrest of Dhaka University student Tasnim Emi. “The way the government is repressing the innocent students it has outshined all the fascist regimes in the world,” Rizvi said.He alleged that the government has also turned desperate to eliminate the opposition by abusing power out of its political vengeance.The BNP leader said the government is not only depriving Khaleda Zia of justice, but also of medical treatment as she is very sick.He demanded the government free Khaleda before Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated in the country on 22 August.
Narayanganj seven-murder fact file. Prothom AloThe full text of the High Court verdict in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder cases is likely to be released on Sunday as the judges concerned signed the judgment copy on Thursday, reports UNB.Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and justice Mustafa Zaman Islam signed the copy of the judgment upholding the death sentence of 15 convicts, including Nur Hossain and three RAB officials, and commuting the penalty of 11 others to life in prison.On 22 August 2017, the High Court upheld the death sentence of 15 convicts, including Nur Hossain and 3 RAB officials, and commuted the penalty of 11 others to life term jail in two cases filed over the seven murders.The court also upheld various jail terms of nine others in the cases.Those awarded the death penalty were former Awami League leader Nur Hossain, commanding officer of RAB-11 in Narayanganj lieutenant colonel Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, then company commander of RAB-11 major Arif Hossain and lieutenant commander Masud Rana, habildars Enamul Haque, AB Md Arif Hossain, lance naik Hira Mia, Belal Hossain, soldiers Abu Tayeb Ali, Abdul Alim, Alamin, constable Md Shihab Uddin, SI Purnendu Bala, Mohiuddin Munshi and Tazul Islam.The lifers were soldiers Asaduzzaman Nur, Ali Mohammad, Mizanur Rahman Dipu, Raham Ali, Abul Basar, Mortuza Jaman Charchil, Selim, Sanaullah Sana, Sah Jahan, Jamal Sardar and Enamul Kabir.Also, lance naik Ruhul Amin, soldier Nuruzzaman, constable Babul Hasan, ASI Abul Kalam Azad, ASI Kamal Hossain, Moklesur Rahman, constable Habibur Rahamn were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment each and ASI Bazlu Rahman and soldier Nasir Uddingot seven years each .A court of Narayanganj on 16 January 2017 sentenced 26 people, including three sacked Rab officials and ex-city councillor Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases filed over the murder incident.On 27 April 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area of Narayanganj.At the same time, senior lawyer at the district judge court Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were abducted on their way to the capital.Three days after their abduction, the bodies of six of them, including Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya river.The following day, the body of Nazrul’s car driver Jahangir was recovered from the river.Later, Selina Islam Beauty, the widow of Nazrul Islam, filed a case against six people while lawyer Chandan Sarkar’s son-in-law filed the other case.
Listen 00:00 /00:52 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner wants to develop new strategies for how housing should be built in the post-Harvey era and he thinks new guidelines to protect houses from flooding are important.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wants to develop new strategies for how housing should be built in the post-Harvey era and he thinks new guidelines to protect houses from flooding are important.Turner talked about this topic during Wednesday’s meeting of the City Council and said Houston must learn to build “smarter.”The Mayor added that Stephen Costello, the City’s Chief Resilience Officer –whose job title is also known as flood Czar— is reviewing the guidelines for granting building permits.Tom McCasland, director of the City’s Housing and Community Development Department, told Houston Public Media that, when it comes to affordable housing projects, they are already requiring single family homes to be built for the most part on pier and beams, instead of using slab foundations, which makes them more resilient in case of flooding.McCasland also has ideas for apartment complexes, mainly that first floors are not used to house tenants or critical equipment.“You can put the units above that first floor, you can put all the critical systems, like the electrical system and the AC systems, above that first floor so that when the floods come, you have a flood resistant building in place,” said McCasland. X Share
Job seekers in the Baltimore-Washington region with a criminal history could find one obstacle to employment –a prison record—swept aside by legislation, commonly known as ‘Ban the Box’ legislation, that prevents would-be employers from inquiring about their past. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake May 28 signed a bill passed by the Baltimore City Council at the end of April that prohibits some employers from questioning job applicants about their criminal background. It had been argued that such questions often throw cold water on otherwise bright job prospects. “This bill is about tearing down those barriers, breaking the barriers to employment,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake as she signed the legislation that the Baltimore City Council had been debating for weeks. “This is about making sure that we put Baltimore back to work,” she said. “At the end of the day, we have to figure out innovative ways of growing our city,” said Councilman Nicholas Mosby, sponsor of the bill. Legislation similar to that signed into law in Baltimore, is advancing through the D.C. Council. D.C. Council member Tommy Wells’ (D-Ward 6) attempt to reduce the unemployment rate in D.C. by making the hiring process less biased to ex-offenders was unanimously approved by the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety May 28. The D.C. ‘Ban the Box’ legislation, entitled the Fair Criminal Record Screening Act of 2014, would remove questions about an applicant’s criminal history from private employer’s job applications, prohibit any inquiry into an applicant’s arrest record and delay inquiry into an applicant’s criminal convictions until after the first interview.“Gaining employment is one of the biggest barriers facing returning citizens,” Wells said in a press release May 29. The legislation is expected to be included on the D.C. Council’s June 3 meeting agenda, Kouri C. Marshall, senior advisor and director of external affairs for Wells’ office told the AFRO in an email. The council will have to vote on the bill twice. According to a 2012 report from the National Institute of Justice, African Americans account for 28 percent of all arrests even though they make up less than 14 percent of the U.S. population. The report said penalties are more likely to be enforced on ex-offenders with African American or Latino backgrounds as opposed to their White counterparts. “This bill is a crucial step in addressing that challenge. The passage of ‘Ban the Box’ represents another important victory for social justice in the District of Columbia,” Wells said. In addition to Baltimore, thirteen other jurisdictions have adopted “Ban the Box” legislation including Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y., according to Mondaq, a news and regulatory information web site.
Viewing child porn not a risk factor for future sex offenses: study More information: Milton Diamond, “Porn: Good for us?”, The Scientist. Available online. (PhysOrg.com) — The arguments against pornography are many, ranging from insistence that porn degrades women and is morally reprehensible to the assertion that pornography viewing is the cause of sex crimes. However, over the years, there have been numerous studies done on this subject. And, reports The Scientist, it appears that there are links between sex crimes and pornography. Just not the sort of links many of us might have expected. Instead of causing sex crimes, porn might actually contribute to reducing their incidence. Explore further Here is what The Scientist reports on the matter:Over the years, many scientists have investigated the link between pornography (considered legal under the First Amendment in the United States unless judged “obscene”) and sex crimes and attitudes towards women. And in every region investigated, researchers have found that as pornography has increased in availability, sex crimes have either decreased or not increased.While that is far from a ringing endorsement, it does at least seem to indicate that pornography isn’t contributing to sex crimes. While some naysayers may point out that most offenders in prison have been exposed to porn, the fact of the matter is that nearly every male — and a good number of females — is exposed to pornography at some point. It stands to reason that most offenders have viewed porn. But other studies found that being punished for porn use might contribute to someone becoming a rapist, and not the porn use itself. Indeed, continues The Scientist, a repressive religious upbringing might be more of a factor in rape than porn:Looking closer, Michael Goldstein and Harold Kant found that rapists were more likely than nonrapists in the prison population to have been punished for looking at pornography while a youngster, while other research has shown that incarcerated nonrapists had seen more pornography, and seen it at an earlier age, than rapists. What does correlate highly with sex offense is a strict, repressive religious upbringing. Richard Green too has reported that both rapists and child molesters use less pornography than a control group of “normal” males.This sort of assertion is bound to raise a few eyebrows and even cause a little controversy. Especially when taken alongside studies that seem to indicate that porn doesn’t result in feelings of misogyny. Additionally, while there is anecdotal evidence that porn users are abusive toward their female partners, there is no evidence that pornography use is the cause of these actions. Perhaps there are other factors, such as alcoholism or violent tendencies, that are bigger influences.In any case, while such studies do not prove that porn is actively good for society, they do seem to imply that pornography isn’t actively bad for us. Image source: cambridge.gov.uk © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Could Porn Be Good For Society? (2010, March 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-porn-good-society.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.