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Poland Mayor’s Murder Exposes Deep Divides in the Country, yet unites Gdansk

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GDANSK – The assassination of Poland’s Mayor, Pawel Adamowicz has brought a significant change in the political history of Poland. People from the different corners of divided Poland appeared to attend the Mayor’s funeral. Seeing the accumulation of a huge number of people on the streets around the ancient brick church in the old city, one could expect a new change in Poland’s political scenario. The national elections are going to take place in the coming time so this assassination could potentially affect the entire equation in Poland.

“The polarization in Poland is absolutely horrifying,” said Antoni Dudek, a conservative political scientist at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. Also, other people anticipated the change in the political world of Poland. “This is an extraordinary time for all of us,” said Aleksander Hall, an academic and close friend of Mr. Adamowicz’s. “I believe that Pawel’s death will change people in a more permanent way — people are becoming more aware of what hate speech can do and hopefully many will no longer tolerate such aggression.”

The assassination of mayor took place while he was speaking on-stage at a fund-raiser which was organized by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity on Sunday night. With the facility of burial insurance, his dead body was buried by following all the necessary rituals. Police have arrested the assailant and termed him mentally disturbed. After stabbing the mayor on the stage, the 27-year-old assailant shouted about her past history. He said that the mayor was a member of the previous national government led by Civic Platform. The officials said that the assailant has a criminal record and he had involved in acts of violence in the past. However, the real motive of the killer is yet not known and people are considering it as a case of political conspiracy.

After this killing, the air in the political environment of Poland would get affected. People who gathered for the mayor’s funeral might consider the hand of the opposition party behind this murder. One thing is sure that the growing aggression in Poland would consequently make its impact in the national elections in the near future. Although Adamowicz’s death reflects the divide in Poland, still it has resulted in the unification of Gdansk.

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North Carolina to Target Robocalls and Scammers With Penalties

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Phone prankers usually mask their real number to pass robocalls to consumers. To take action against them, North Carolina lawmakers passed legislation on Monday to make it mandatory for callers to use their real name and number of the business they are representing. The legislation bill passed by 45-0 in the state senate. It was passed by the House last month and now it is waiting for the sign of Gov. Roy Cooper.

Telephone scammers usually block or trick caller ID to send spam calls to people. They make their calls in such a format that they are from a local number or from a family member. When the bill will be signed by the state Governor, people who do so will be fined up to $5,000.

Federal law has already declared the practice of using fake numbers illegal in all states. But this bill will give states’ authority an extra power to go after the scammers. The bill also would apply on fake messages and mobile posts.

Consumers can also enroll with the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registry, which stops companies to send telemarketing sales calls to the consumers. And if they violate the regulation, consumers can complain against them. Alternatively, consumers can detect the identity of spammers with the use of Glasscaller that identifies the suspicious caller.

Tim Moore sponsored the bill in State House Speaker, and said that these fake and robocalls are at a top concern for his constituents. When he went out campaigning last year, he heard about more people getting scammed phone calls.

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