Saturday, May 25, 2024

New surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in struggle with police before being taken to the ground

Shocking new surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in a violent struggle with Minneapolis police before his death. Floyd can't be seen in the footage, but one cop can be seen leaning through the back door and visibly struggling with him. (Daily Mail)

Toronto police seize dozens of guns, $3.7 million in drugs

Toronto Police have arrested six people in separate gun and gang investigations — where $3.7 million in drugs, $400,000 in cash and dozens of guns were seized — and all but two of those facing charges have made bail. (Toronto Sun)

B.C. men among those charged in massive cross-border drug ring

Several Metro Vancouver men are among the 13 arrested in Canada and the United States for their alleged role in an international drug smuggling operation that moved ecstasy into the U.S. in exchange for cocaine and methamphetamine. (The Province)

Lethbridge drug site: a shocking mess uncovered

A shocking mess, all the more shocking because of whose mess it is. Those who claim to be doing what they’re doing for the most unselfish reasons.(Calgary Sun)
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Unprecedented manslaughter charges laid against drug dealers in fentanyl overdose deaths

SASKATOON - First, it was the unprecedented warning about the possibility of cocaine laced with the opioid. Now, it’s the decision — unprecedented in Saskatchewan, according to police and provincial justice officials — to lay manslaughter charges in a drug trafficking case. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

York police arrest 50 seize millions in major drug bust

Even though marijuana has been legalized, illicit bud is still a booming business for organized crime. York Regional Police unveiled their latest organized crime crackdown with Projects Zen and Moon on Thursday, targeting Asian-based gangs. (Toronto Sun)

Psychotropic medications are the problem not the answer

This week saw two more mass shootings in the U.S. They seem to have become so commonplace that, though we are horrified at the loss of innocent life, we are to a point inured to the emotional devastation.  (True North)

‘Cannabis induced psychosis’ suspected in case of man who murdered mother

EDMONTON - Doctors assessing a man who admitted to killing his mother on Easter Monday over two years ago believe he likely suffered from cannabis-induced psychosis. (Edmonton Journal)

Abbotsford man gets 7 years for smuggling ecstasy to U.S.

VANCOUVER - Nathan John Hall, 41, was arrested in Abbotsford in April of 2013 after he and another smuggler tried to bring more than 20 kilograms of ecstasy into the U.S. On Friday, he was given a seven-year prison sentence at the U.S. District Court in Seattle, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. (The Province)

‘Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time’: Judge slams fentanyl dealer

Sixty hours of volunteering over two years is not nearly enough to escape jail time for the "exceptional" crime of selling fentanyl on the streets of Vernon, according to a B.C. judge. Provincial Court Judge Jeremy Guild reminded 23-year-old Sung Hwan Choi about the catchphrase of the 1970s TV detective Baretta: "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time." (CBC)

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