Friday, December 2, 2022

Man acquitted after brawl outside Vancouver strip club

A Vancouver man has been acquitted of aggravated assault after striking two people with a metal post outside a downtown strip club last year. (Vancouver Sun)

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)

Suspect arrested after being shot fleeing home invasion

CALGARY - When Const. Christopher Harris saw a shotgun muzzle flash from a vehicle fleeing a reported home invasion, he felt public safety was at risk and potentially deadly force was required, he told a Calgary courtroom Wednesday. (Calgary Herald)

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.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unrelenting trailblazer for gender equality and the second-ever woman appointed to the high court, died Friday night. She was 87. (New York Post)

Canadian jihadi jailed 26 years for conspiring to murder U.S. soldiers

A U.S. federal judge sentenced an Iraqi-Canadian man to 26 years in prison for his role in planning a 2009 suicide bombing that killed five American soldiers, two Iraqis and injured 70 others. (Toronto Sun)

Man acquitted after judge throws out police seizure of 27,000 fentanyl pills

VANCOUVER - A man has been acquitted after the police seizure of 27,500 fentanyl pills in a van was thrown out of court due a violation of the accused’s Charter rights. (Edmonton Sun)

Halifax billionaire represents self in small claims action, loses $2,572

HALIFAX - Billionaire John Risley, one of Canada's richest people and a leading philanthropist, represented himself in small claims court over a $3,000 claim from a tradesman — and mostly lost. (Halifax Today)

A court victory for common sense

Lost in the news yesterday, or perhaps more accurately, not covered in the news by the mainstream media yesterday, was the successful victory by Dr. Tim Ball, a retired University of Winnipeg professor, in a defamation lawsuit brought against him by the notoriously thin-skinned Michael Mann of the infamous and thoroughly debunked ‘hockey stick’ theory related to global warming. (True North)

B.C. money launderers more likely to be convicted in the u.S. than at home

Police say Americans have a wider array of laws related to money laundering and other major crimes, allowing for more success in complex prosecutions. Over the past decade, more than a dozen B.C. residents have been charged and convicted in the United States of money laundering. (The Province)

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