Tuesday, September 28, 2021

How a killer sex attacker deemed an eternal threat got parole

When violent rapist William Shrubsall received a rare indeterminate prison sentence in 2001, a Nova Scotia judge ruled that if he ever regained his freedom, the likely result would be more dead, injured and psychologically scarred women. (Vancouver Sun)

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)

High-risk sex offender who posed as cop, firefighter now living in Surrey

VANCOUVER - A high-risk sex offender with an extensive criminal history of sexual assault is living in Surrey. Jeffrey Goddard has a pattern of sexual offences against women and minors of both sexes, according to the Ministry of Justice. (CTV News)

Dismissal of Smollett case brings backlash, more questions

CHICAGO - Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The "Empire" star still says he was assaulted by two men late at night in downtown Chicago. (CTV)
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  • North Vancouver woman showed up drunk at court to face drunk driving charges

    A North Vancouver woman who drove drunk to her court hearing on drunk driving charges has been handed a three-year driving ban and a $2,000 fine. Deborah Gail Reynolds was handed the sentence by Judge Bryce Dyer after Reynolds pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to having a blood alcohol level over .08 within two hours of driving. (Castanet.net)

    Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist

    OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police. (CTV News)

    NXIVM leader held woman in bedroom for two years, ex-lieutenant testifies

    “Of all the things that I did in this case and all the crimes that I admitted to, this was the worst thing I did," Saltzman said, holding back tears. "What can I say? I kept her in a room for two years and I didn’t go visit her. And when I did, I wasn’t even kind.” (The Daily Beast)
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  • Court shuts down Hells Angels appeal to keep Welland clubhouse

    Try as they might, the owners of a Hells Angels clubhouse in Welland aren't getting their building back. The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a Superior Court ruling from 2017 that ordered the gang's fortress at 855 Darby Rd. to be seized, alongside a swath of Hells Angels paraphernalia. (CBC)

    Florida gun owner who claimed self defence convicted in ‘Stand your ground’ case

    In a case that brought national attention to Florida’s  "Stand Your Ground" gun law, a jury on Friday night convicted a licensed gun owner on manslaughter charges after deliberating for six hours following a weeklong trial. (Fox News)

    No jail for Kelowna killer

    KELOWNA - A Kelowna man who was found guilty of stabbing his friend to death has avoided jail time. (The Province)

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