Human Trafficking

The dwindling death penalty

Compassion | Washington joins states that ban the practice over racial bias concerns
by Rob Holmes
Posted 10/17/18, 04:01 pm

Washington followed 19 other states to end capital punishment last week as the death penalty experiences a nationwide decline in use. The state Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment last Thursday as unconstitutional, racially biased, and arbitrary.

Washington’s eight prisoners currently on death row will have their sentences commuted to life in prison with no parole, The Seattle Times reported.

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Enshrined selfishness

Sexuality | Houston is pushing back on a company’s plans to open a robot brothel
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/05/18, 05:04 pm

(WARNING: The following article deals with sexual content)

The Houston City Council voted Wednesday to update its ordinances to attempt to stop a company from opening a so-called “robot brothel.” In a move no one could have predicted a few decades ago but one that speaks to the tragedy of a hypersexualized culture with no moral compass, the council revised a local statute so that it now specifically bans having sex with an “anthropomorphic device” at a sexually oriented business.

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Clashes in Nicaragua create thousands of refugees

International | Hundreds head south each day to seek asylum in Costa Rica
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/07/18, 03:26 pm

Roughly 200 Nicaraguans are applying for asylum each day in neighboring Costa Rica, the United Nations refugee agency said as it called for more nations to help with the aftermath of Nicaragua’s anti-government protests.

Nicaraguans registered nearly 8,000 asylum claims in Costa Rica since April, and the numbers continue to rise: About 15,000 others received appointments for later registration, the agency said.

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