Puerto Rico will prosecute first case under new gender-related homicide law


Is this a step forward? I wonder … “Puerto Rico will prosecute a person under a new law that codifies gender-related killings as first-degree murder for the first time, part of the government’s battle against violence towards women.

The law, which Gov. Pedro Pierluisi signed a week ago, defines what constitutes feminicides and transfeminicides — the killing of women and of people whose gender identity is not the one assigned at birth. Luis Rivera Matos, who is accused of killing Damaris Ortiz Rosario, his 48-year-old spouse, will be the first person tried under the statute.”

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A report by Syra Ortiz-Blanes for The Miami Herald.

Puerto Rico will prosecute a person under a new law that codifies gender-related killings as first-degree murder for the first time, part of the government’s battle against violence towards women.

The law, which Gov. Pedro Pierluisi signed a week ago, defines what constitutes feminicides and transfeminicides — the killing of women and of people whose gender identity is not the one assigned at birth. Luis Rivera Matos, who is accused of killing Damaris Ortiz Rosario, his 48-year-old spouse, will be the first person tried under the statute.

Rivera, 59, shot Ortiz after an argument in their home in the northern town of Rio Grande on Tuesday night, according to police reports. The couple had been together for two decades and married for 10 of those years, said Lieutenant Joaquín de la Cruz. He was a diesel mechanic and she worked…

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Fun With Fake Tucker


I loathe, totally loathe anything Repuglican!! … “Producing, selling, or obtaining a fake vaccination card is a crime. This is a fact even though Tucker said on his show last week that “buying a fake vaccination card is not a, quote, ‘serious crime.’”

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Facts aren’t things used on Fox News, at least not during prime time. That is a fact. Another fact is that Tucker Carlson can not decide what is and isn’t legal. Tucker Carlson can tell you what he thinks should be legal and not legal, like we all do. But, Tucker can’t tell you something is not a crime when it is.

Producing, selling, or obtaining a fake vaccination card is a crime. This is a fact even though Tucker said on his show last week that “buying a fake vaccination card is not a, quote, ‘serious crime.’”

But it is. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. seems to think it’s a pretty “serious” crime because he has charged 15 people for participating in a fake-vaccination card ring. Thirteen of these people work in essential-employee settings, such as hospitals.

One woman, allegedly, was selling vaccine passports on Instagram. She sold…

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