Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Vancouver storefronts impassable due to garbage, human waste and open drug use

Business owners trying to reopen in the downtown core are coming into conflict with homeless people who have taken shelter in parks, plazas and storefronts during the public health emergency. “Things have gone from good, to bad, to downright ugly,” said Stephen Regan, executive director of the West End Business Improvement Association. “It’s a perfect storm with businesses that are closed that have awnings and alcoves — those tend to be good places to hunker down for the evening or even a full day or a week.” (Vancouver Sun)
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Hong Kong cops tear gas protestors demonstrating Chinese security laws

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of people who rallied on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s plan to impose national security laws on the city. (The Province)

Police arrest suspect in brutal NYC sex assault

Police have nabbed a suspect they say brutally attacked a 64-year-old woman in East Harlem on Monday. Frankie Harris, 38, of Bushwick, has been charged with attempted murder, rape and sexual abuse in connection to the assault that left the victim in a vegetative state. (New York Post)

Giants’ DeAndre Baker surrenders to police in armed robbery case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker surrendered to police Saturday after being charged with robbing people of money and valuables at a cookout he was attending with another NFL player.(Sportsnet)
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Arrest at Alberta Legislature is counter to the right to peaceful protest

I guess the lockdown is fraying everyone’s nerves, even the well trained, level-headed, highly professional sheriffs who guard the Alberta legislature.(Edmonton Sun)

Man dead, Mountie wounded after shootout on busy highway near Edmonton

LEDUC, Alta.- A man is dead and an RCMP officer has been wounded after a shooting in central Alberta ended in a police chase and a shootout on a busy highway south of Edmonton. (The Times Colonist)

Police chase leads suspect to drop almost $1 million on highway during pursuit

Suspects in California stopped in the middle of a police chase to drop two cardboard boxes full of cash totalling almost $1 million dollars on the side of a road before they were apprehended by a police officer and their K9 partner named Beny.(ABC News)
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LAPD officer arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of fellow officer on camping trip

Authorities say an off-duty officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a fellow officer. (KCAL)

Man, 30, killed in police-involved shooting in North York

TORONTO - A 30-year-old man was shot to death by police after an alleged domestic call outside a North York hotel — steps from a police station — on Thursday afternoon.(Toronto Sun)

FBI discussed interviewing Michael Flynn ‘to get him to lie’ handwritten notes show

Explosive new internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show that top bureau officials discussed their motivations for interviewing then-national security adviser Michael Flynn in the White House in January 2017 -- and openly questioned if their "goal" was "to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired."(Fox News)
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