Playboy Model Charged Over "body shaming" image, N.C. Counties Illegally Purge Voters from Polls


Playboy Model Charged Over Locker Room “body shaming” Image-BBC News

Playboy model Dani Mathers has been charged by Los Angeles police for a Snapchat image she took of a naked 70-year-old woman without the woman’s consent in July. Mathers took a picture of this woman at an LA Fitness and uploaded the photo on Snapchat next to a picture of herself with the caption, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either”. Mathers could be charged with invasion of privacy causing her to face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted. “It mocks and stigmatizes its victims, tearing down self-respect and perpetuating the harmful idea that our unique physical appearances should be compared to air-brushed notions of “perfect,” Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said.  

Judge: N.C. Counties Must Restore Voters Illegally Purged from Polls-CBS News

A federal judge has ordered three North Carolina counties to restore thousands of voter registrations cancelled too close to election day after the NAACP sued over these actions. The NAACP brought allegations to U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs that the counties of Cumberland, Beaufort and Moore had targeted blacks and removed 3,500 and 4,000 voters from registration rolls since August. “Voter enfranchisement cannot be sacrificed when citizens through no fault of their own have been removed from voter rolls,” Biggs said.

How the EU is Tooling up for Brexit-CNN

The UK High Court has ruled that lawmakers should vote on whether the British government begins the process to exit the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May has called German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and European Union Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker about the decision by the UK High Court. EU leaders do not seem publicly concerned about when Britain exits the European Union. “The President explicitly stressed that he respects the legal order and constitutional order of the UK. This is now a British affair,” EU Commission Spokesperson Natasha Bertaud told a press briefing about the European Union Commission president’s phone call with the British Prime Minister.