Thursday, October 21, 2021

British girl held prisoner by Muslim grooming gang for 12 years

LONDON - Sarah's haunted face stares out under a red Islamic head-dress in her wedding photo. Beside her, guests eat cake while celebrating the marriage, conducted by the local mosque's imam at a terraced house in the Home Counties. (Daily Mail)

Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader poisoned and in coma

Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is unconscious in hospital suffering from suspected poisoning, his spokeswoman has said. The anti-corruption campaigner fell ill during a flight and the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk, Kira Yarmysh said, adding that they suspected something had been mixed into his tea. (BBC)

Police Sergeant charged with assaulting Brampton women

BRAMPTON - A Peel Regional Police sergeant is facing assault and weapons charges following a seven-month internal investigation into on-duty incidents. (Brampton Guardian)

Man charged after referee attacked during hockey tournament

LETHBRIDGE - An assault charge has been laid against one charged one man and are pending against another after a referee and coach at a youth hockey tournament in Lethbridge were attacked on the ice. (Calgary Herald)

Chaos in Edmonton rush hour

EDMONTON - In a series of events police are describing as a crime spree, the suspect allegedly fled the scene of the stabbing, robbed a nearby store, assaulted a shop employee and stole a getaway car before getting into a scuffle with police in west Edmonton. (CBC News)
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    Vicious downtown Toronto assault caught on camera

    Each blow and kick seems harder than the one previous. It’s difficult to watch because you can actually feel the pain the guy at the end of this assault must have felt. It’s an egregious physical attack and robbery on a man on Yonge Street that you won’t find in the crime statistics. (Toronto Sun)

    Police investigate incidents of assault, sexual assault at St. Michael’s College School

    Officials at St. Michael’s College School took a full day to report a video showing an alleged graphic sexual assault on a student to police, according to a statement and timeline released by the school. (Toronto Star)
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  • Bill Owens photographed the Hells Angels at Altamont then hid for 49 years

    When Bill Owens got his pictures of the violence at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival published in Rolling Stone, he would not let his name appear on the photo credit. Owens had been threatened and he feared retribution from the same Hells Angels he’d photographed swinging pool cues in front of the concert stage on Dec. 6, 1969. (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Reality show doc, woman charged with drug rapes

    LOS ANGELES - A California physician who appeared in a reality TV dating show and an alleged female accomplice have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities said Tuesday there could be many more victims. (Toronto Sun)
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  • A failure by police to act

    In the late evening hours of Monday evening, residents of Maple Ridge, B.C. were treated to the sight of a man wielding an axe against another man in the downtown area.   The RCMP were called and separated the two men. Apparently, the RCMP determined the incident was “consensual” and no charges were laid.  Consensual? How in the world does the man being chased consent to a fight with a man with an axe? There is citizen journalist video of at least part of the incident and it is clear the man who “consented,” according to the RCMP, was running away from the man with the axe, evidently not consenting. It is also clear that when the men were in close proximity the man with the axe was swinging it in an apparent attempt to hit and injure the other man. I failed to see the “consent” as he endeavoured to ward off the blows.  “Police responded to a report of two men fighting on Monday night in the 222000 block area of Lougheed Hwy. Upon police attendance it was determined the fight was consensual between two men known to each other. No significant injuries occurred and an axe was seized. Both parties were uncooperative with police and not interested in police assistance,” said RCMP Insp. Adam Gardner to the media. It’s hard to know where to start with that bit of nonsense. A number of charges in the Criminal Code apply in this case not in the least being in possession of a...

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