Rep Howrylak plan protects vulnerable adults from acts of coercion

first_img Categories: Howrylak News,News 07Sep Rep. Howrylak plan protects vulnerable adults from acts of coercion A proposal introduced Thursday by state Rep. Martin Howrylak provides penalties for an individual who attempts to extract sexually explicit visual material from vulnerable adults, including seniors and the mentally or physically disabled.The dangerous trend has become more common with technological advancements such as smart phones and social media. According to the Justice Department, people with intellectual disabilities are victims of some of the highest rates of sexual assault with a rate seven times that of people without disabilities.The idea for this legislation comes from a local resident to whom this nightmare scenario occurred, Howrylak said. The young woman was preyed upon and her vulnerable status was used to the perpetrator’s advantage. Unbeknownst to her parents, the young woman fearfully complied with these requests as this “bad man,” in the young woman’s terms, barraged her with coercive commands.” Because no current Michigan law covers this situation, the suspect was sentenced to less than a week in jail for his actions at the city level.“It’s the role of state government to ensure that the public is protected,” said Howrylak, of Troy. “My bill is very simple – it cracks down on the act of coercing, persuading or outright blackmailing someone who is vulnerable into providing them with explicit material. We’ve seen a spike in this disturbing activity with the rise in technology and Michigan should be on the forefront of deterring it.”If passed, House Bill 6347 would protect vulnerable adults from anyone who may request, persuade, convince, threaten, command, force, or coerce them into providing sexually explicit visual material. A violation of this would result in a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. HB 6347 has been referred to the House Law and Justice Committee for consideration.last_img read more

French PM oversees major Airbus deal signed in Dubai

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo order Explore further French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is in Dubai for the World Government Summit French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday hailed the signing in Dubai of a $16 billion purchase by Emirates Airlines of the Airbus A380 superjumbo commercial airliner. © 2018 AFP A picture from September 14, 2017 shows an Emirates Airbus A380 landing at Dubai’s International Airport Citation: French PM oversees major Airbus deal signed in Dubai (2018, February 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-french-pm-oversees-major-airbus.html “This is obviously excellent news for the French aerospace industry and for the European industry as a whole, as it allows Airbus to consider continuing production of the A380,” the visiting premier told reporters on the sidelines of the World Government Summit.The deal was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Emirates chairman and CEO of Emirates, and Mikhail Houari, president of Airbus Middle East.In December, Emirates agreed to buy 20 of the double-decker aircraft with an optional 16 more, just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production if no new orders were received.The economics of the 853-seat, four-engine A380 have proved daunting, with airlines having to operate every flight at full capacity in order to make a profit.The Emirates order was in question after the November Dubai Airshow, when the UAE airline inked a deal with competitor Boeing to buy 40 Dreamliners for more than $15 billion.Sunday’s closing of the deal represents a lifeline for Airbus. A major transcontinental air routes transit hub, Dubai is one of several Gulf-based airports to have experienced prodigious growth in recent years. Dubai airport was the world’s busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travellers. 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. read more