Thursday, October 5, 2023

Ex-Mountie gets jail time for string of offences

A former Mountie clad in an orange and black prison jumpsuit sobbed in court Friday, pleading with the judge to allow him to serve his sentence on house arrest for crimes including fraud and harassment. (Edmonton Journal)

Father of man shot by police says son is paralyzed from waist down

The father of a Black man who was shot, apparently in the back, by police in Kenosha, Wis., says his son has been paralyzed from the waist down. Jacob Blake's father told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was told his son was shot eight times during the Sunday evening confrontation with police, which was captured on cellphone video and led to two nights of unrest in the city between Milwaukee and Chicago. (CBC)
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  • Taverner withdraws from consideration to become OPP boss

    TORONTO - Ford-family friend Ron Taverner has withdrawn his name for consideration as the next OPP commissioner. “This decision is not an easy one for me to make,” Taverner, a Toronto Police superintendent, said in an e-mail to Community Safety Minister Sylvia Jones Wednesday. (Toronto Sun)

    Ex-Montreal Homicide Detective says police never had to spy on journalists

    André Bouchard, a former high-ranking Montreal police officer, says that in his day, officers never would have dreamed of spying on journalists. "We didn't even have to do that. If we had a real problem back in those days, we'd actually go see the journalist," Bouchard told CBC Montreal's new podcast Montreapolis in a wide-ranging interview, as he reflected on his long career. (CBC)
    Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

    Cops back from Cuba, no thanks to Canadian government

    The story of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is remarkable. Her escape from Islam and the domineering clutches of her father and brother was courageous and certainly showed the value of social media.  What is more remarkable is the speed in which the Canadian government acted in getting her to Canada less than five days after she tweeted she wanted refuge in Canada while barricaded in a Thai hotel room. She had been taken from a flight to Australia at the request of the Saudi government. Her family was pressing to have her return to either Kuwait or Saudi Arabia. Once she was taken from the flight the Thai authorities took her passport and her father and brother flew to Thailand. Things looked dire for her until she took to twitter and pleaded for help. On Saturday she boarded a flight from Seoul to Toronto where she was met by the Minister of Global Affairs Chrystia Freeland and a horde of media for what can only be described as a crass, political photo op. She was not allowed to take questions as Freeland held onto her. The questionable logic of broadcasting to the world her whereabouts given her fear of her father and brother is another matter.  Last week, on Tuesday, two Vancouver area police officers trapped in Cuba for the past ten months finally got the news from their lawyer that the prosecutor’s appeal of their acquittal on a bogus charge of rape was turned down. It then began a flurry of activity between the...

    Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

    German police say they now have an armed assailant at Cologne's main railway station "under control" and the woman he took hostage is receiving medical treatment. (BBC)

    Thunder Bay police charge man with 2nd degree murder in killing of Braiden Jacob

    The Thunder Bay Police Service said Friday that a man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob. Police say the 22-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday and faces a charge of second-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday.Jacob's body was found on Dec. 9 shortly after 11:30 a.m. near the southern portion of Chapples Park in Thunder Bay. (CBC)

    ‘If you don’t know the land, it will eat you up’: Manhunt for accused killers shifts to remote First Nations community

    It’s difficult to rush into York Landing, as police found when the manhunt for two suspected killers shifted to the remote community in northern Manitoba. Thankfully, it is also hard to rush out of it.(National Post)

    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)

    Windsor police cleared in shooting death of knife wielding suspect

    WINDSOR - Ontario’s police watchdog has cleared Windsor police of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man outside a downtown McDonald’s. (Windsor Star)