RCMP Corporal charged criminally just for doing his job

The RCMP has long been a dysfunctional organization. That’s certainly not a secret given the class action lawsuits they have settled in matters of sexual harassment, bullying of subordinate officers by senior members and general mismanagement. (True North)

B.C. groin waxing case a mockery of human rights

In British Columbia, there is at the present moment 16 “human rights” complaints, launched by a single person who asserts the status of “trans woman” against (mainly immigrant) female cosmeticians who — from religious sensibilities, reasons of safety, or simple personal preference — refused that person’s demand for a Brazilian waxing of their male genitals. (National Post)

Hong Kong police make ‘largest ever’ seizure of explosives

HONG KONG - Police in Hong Kong have seized what is thought to be the largest ever cache of high-powered explosives uncovered in the city, in a raid Friday night on a suspected bomb-making factory. (CNN)

Australian police inspector’s son one of two dead in double homicide in northern B.C.

Australian police say a young man found dead with a young woman along the Alaska Highway in northern B.C. earlier this week is the son of a senior New South Wales officer. Police confirmed that the couple discovered dead on Monday are Lucas Fowler of New South Wales on Australia's east coast and his American partner, Chynna Deese, of Charlotte, N.C. (CBC)
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  • ALERT seizes $1.4 million worth of drugs in Edmonton bust

    EDMONTON - On Thursday morning, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) showed reporters a table filled with bags of cocaine, ketamine and buffing agent phenacetin seized last month, mostly from a Pembina-area apartment around 137 Avenue and 127 Street. (Edmonton Journal)

    No bail for billionaire pervert Jeffrey Epstein

    NEW YORK - There will be no topless teens for twisted billionaire Jeffrey Epstein this time. The 66-year-old hedge fund horndog was ordered to remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, a New York judge ruled on Thursday. (Toronto Sun)

    $900 million settlement in class action on sexual misconduct in the military

    OTTAWA - The federal government promised $900 million in compensation Thursday to settle multiple class-action lawsuits lodged on behalf of survivors of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and sexual assault in the military. (CTV)

    Police raids target resurgent Cosa Nostra in Sicily and Gambino family in New York

    Italian police and FBI agents arrested 19 mafia suspects in Sicily and New York on Wednesday in a coordinated crackdown that brought to the fore the enduring transatlantic ties between organized crime families in Italy and the United States, according to Italian authorities. (National Post)

    Foul play confirmed in Vancouver Island man’s death

    VICTORIA - Foul play was involved in the death of a Metchosin man and the crime was likely an isolated incident, West Shore RCMP say. (The Province)

    At least 33 dead in suspected arson at Japan animation studio

    Thirty-three people are dead after a man screaming "You die" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire early Thursday, Japanese authorities said. The blaze injured another 36 people, some of them critically. (CBC)