Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Refusing to wear a condom after agreeing is sexual assault, Ontario judge rules

An Ontario court has ruled that a man who had unprotected sex after agreeing to wear a condom committed sexual assault because his behaviour invalidated his sexual partner’s consent. (National Post)

Supreme Court Justice attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety

OTTAWA - Supreme Court Justice Clément Gascon says that his sudden disappearance last week, which triggered a police search, was the result of a long battle with depression and anxiety and a recent change in medication. (CBC)

British judge rejects U.S. request to extradite Julian Assange

A British judge on Monday rejected the United States' request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. (CBC)

Cliff plunge that killed family of 8 ruled murder-suicide

Two women drugged themselves and their six adopted children before intentionally killing the entire family by driving off a California cliff last year, a special coroner’s jury has ruled.

Teens charged with murdering Calgary Police officer will seek bail

When Amir Abdulrahman and his 17-year-old friend were pulled over by police on New Years Eve, there was already a warrant out for the older teen's arrest. Abdulrahman, 19, was wanted for assault when Sgt. Andrew Harnett initiated a traffic stop in the city's northeast. The vehicle he stopped struck and dragged him, killing him. (CBC)

Jury strips Mongols of gang logo

LOS ANGELES - A Cal­ifornia jury decided Fri­day that the Mongols mo­tor­cycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind ver­dict, federal prosecutors said.(Antelope Valley Press)

Man functioning in ‘video game’ as he killed Marpole couple: Lawyer

VANCOUVER - A man confessed in court Tuesday that he murdered a Marpole couple with his lawyer claiming that at the time his client was functioning not in the real world but within a “fictional world” that he understood was in effect a video game. (Vancouver Sun)

Officer files harassment lawsuit against Calgary Police Service, union

CALGARY - A city police officer has filed a lawsuit against the Calgary Police Service and Calgary Police Association, alleging she has been the victim of harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and “outrageous conduct.” (Calgary Herald)

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)

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)

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