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Adriano drug charges thrown out

(escort kızlar bursa) — The judge dismissed the charges of drug trafficking over lack of evidence


A judge in Rio de Janeiro has rejected charges of drug trafficking against Brazilian footballer Adriano.

Prosecutors said on Tuesday he had allegedly bought a motorbike and given it as a gift to a known drug dealer in the Rio shanty town where he grew up.

But the judge, Maria Tereza Donatti, said the case was dismissed because there was not enough evidence to uphold the accusations.

Adriano, 32, could have faced a lengthy prison sentence if convicted.

He had denied the allegations, which first emerged in 2010.

Brazilian police said he had bought the motorbike in 2007 and registered it in the name of the mother of drug dealer Paulo Rogerio de Souza Paz, known as Mica.

The bike was used for drug trafficking in one of Rio’s shanty towns, or favelas, then controlled by Comando Vermelho (Red Command), a powerful criminal gang.

But the judge said “there was not enough evidence as to the authorship of this crime”.

The Brazilian striker had a successful career in Italy, winning titles with Inter Milan. But off-field problems and injuries cut his career short.

He has reportedly been negotiating a comeback with second division French club Le Havre.

Row over polish to detect rape drug

woman painting nails


Four male college students at the North Carolina State University are developing a new kind of nail polish that changes colour in the presence of date-rape drugs, like GHB and Rohypnol.

The goal of their company, Undercover Colors, is “to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves,” specifically against sexual assault, they said on their Facebook Page.

With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger, they said. “If her nail polish changes colour, she’ll know that something is wrong.

Undercover Colors initially garnered praise, with hundreds of thousands of likes and shares across Facebook and Twitter.

There are already bulky devices that can be used to test drinks for date rape drugs, writes Adam Clark Estes for Gizmodo .

But it’s not necessarily easy to carry these things around on a night out and whip them out at bars.”

However, the inevitable internet backlash came from a surprising source – anti-rape advocates.

I’m appreciative that young men like want to curb sexual assault, but anything that puts the onus on women to ‘discreetly’ keep from being raped misses the point,” writes Jessica Valenti for the Guardian.

“We should be trying to stop rape, not just individually avoid it.”

Valenti argues that promoting products like Undercover Colors is not only ineffective, but also can lead to victim-blaming, if women don’t take all the suggested precautions.

“Women are already expected to work hard to prevent themselves from becoming the victims of sexual assault,” writes Tara Culp-Ressler for Think Progress.

Now, remembering to put on anti-rape nail polish and discreetly slip a finger into each drink might be added to that ever growing checklistsomething that actually reinforces a pervasive rape culture in our society

Additionally, date rape drugs are not necessarily a factor in the majority of sexual assaults as much as alcohol

Writing for Jezebel, Erin Gloria Ryan says that improving education around sexual assault could prove more beneficial than colour-changing manicures

Teach men that having sex with women too incapacitated to consent is rape,” she writes