Friday, January 27, 2017

As Russia Goes...

I bet the Inflatable Rooster/Little Anthony* likes this one.  Watch for it coming soon to your country.
Russia's parliament has voted to back a bill that would ease some penalties for domestic violence.


The bill reduces the crime of battery of a relative to a civil offense instead of a criminal offense when the victim "has suffered no serious harm." It stems from a Supreme Court ruling to decriminalize battery that doesn't inflict bodily harm.


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday it was important to distinguish between "family relations" and repeated instances of violence.

Members of Putin's United Russia party said the bill would protect parents' right to discipline their children and reduce the state's ability to interfere in family life.


The Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, passed the bill in its second of three readings by 385 votes to two. To become law, the draft must go through a further reading and win approval from the upper house of parliament, largely a rubber-stamp body, and then be signed by President Vladimir Putin.

Jesus wept.

*Little Anthony Trump

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