Tactical police who stopped Edmonton terror attack testify

EDMONTON - The tactical police officers at the front of the pursuit of a U-Haul truck downtown never saw the U-Haul’s brake lights as it sped through busy traffic and veered onto the sidewalk, the jury heard in Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s attempted murder trial Thursday. (Edmonton Journal)

Protest marches and general strike paralyze Barcelona

A general strike was announced and five huge marches, all peaceful, converged on the city centre, bringing the streets to a standstill. Police estimated that more than 500,000 people had joined Friday's rallies. (BBC)

Former cop who blew whistle wants standing in B.C. money laundering inquiry

A lawyer says an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia would not exist without the "courage" of an ex-police officer who spoke out about alleged "interference" with his mandate to investigate organized crime in casinos. (CBC)
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RCMP money laundering investigation: Leadership problems, missteps proved fatal to case

VANCOUVER - Months after charges were stayed in Canada’s largest money-laundering case, neither the RCMP nor the Public Prosecution Service of Canada has provided any public explanation of what went wrong. But a Postmedia investigation has uncovered details of how the massive prosecution of Silver International and its owners, Caixuan Qin and Jian Jun Zhu, was derailed. (The Province)

El Chapo’s cartel launches military-style assault on Mexican forces, securing his son’s release

MEXICO CITY - Heavy gunfire consumed the streets of Culiacán on Thursday afternoon, when Mexican security forces struggled to fend off members of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Members of the cartel deployed across the city with military-grade weapons, a remarkable, live-streamed glimpse into their ability to overwhelm the state. (National Post)
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  • ‘Golden Boy’: Espionage suspect was a polarizing figure as he rose through RCMP ranks

    As Cameron Ortis climbed the ranks of the RCMP, there was no disputing the depth of his intelligence or his ability to get to the nub of complex matters. He was among a select cadre of “golden boys” — civilians tapped by the force to help tackle national security and other highly sensitive files. So impressed was former commissioner Bob Paulson, sources say, that he had floated the idea to the senior executive committee on multiple occasions of elevating them to senior police officer or “regular member” status through an expedited program. (National Post)

    Angry Londoners drag climate protesters from roof of train

    LONDON -  Londoners furious at having their lives disrupted dragged ‘Extinction Rebellion’ climate change protesters from the roof of a train this morning. The incident happened at Canning Town Tube station, located in London’s poor east end – a particularly stupid venue for Extinction Rebellion activists to try to pull such a stunt. (Summit.news)

    31 arrested, 300 charges laid in multi-provincial sex trafficking operation

    TORONTO - Thirty-one people, including a central "kingpin," have been arrested and more than 300 charges laid in a major investigation into a human trafficking and organized crime ring that operated around Canada.   (CBC)
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  • Outrage over sentence given to man who shot at police

    TORONTO - It turns out shooting at police officers to avoid arrest is not necessarily attempted murder. Nor will it automatically result in serious prison time. (Toronto Sun)

    VPD warn public of high-risk sex offender being released

    VANCOUVER - Police are issuing a public warning about a high-risk sex offender who has been released and plans to live in Vancouver. Trevor Leonard Smith, 46, is a federal offender and is considered a high-risk to reoffend, according to the Vancouver police and the Correctional Services of Canada. (The Province)