This government overreach needs to end

I have spent the bulk of my working life in and around policing. Ordinarily, I would publicly defend the police — especially in cases of citizen journalism. I put context to what we are seeing and silence the baying hounds. (True North)

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)

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)

Calgary Police officer killed while conducting New Year’s traffic stop

A Calgary Police Service officer was killed on New Year’s Eve when he was hit by the driver of a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop in the northeast community of Falconridge. (Calgary Herald)

Gang slayings and domestic murders kept B.C. homicide squads busy in 2020

From the slaying of a popular Downtown Eastside resident on New Year’s Day 2020 to the disturbing, execution-style shooting of a Burnaby boy this week, the year has been busy for homicide investigators across the Lower Mainland. (The Province)

Nashville bombing suspect Anthony Quinn Warner died in the blast

The suspect behind the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville has been identified as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner, authorities confirmed during a press conference Sunday.(Fox News)

Massive explosion in downtown Nashville an ‘intentional act’

Nashville authorities believe an explosion that occurred in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning was an "intentional act" and sparked by a vehicle.  Police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked outside an AT&T building just before 6 a.m. Upon arrival, police said an officer "had reason" to alert the department's hazardous devices unit, which was en route, when a "significant explosion" happened. (The Tennesean)

Shocking moment teen shot dead in the Bronx

Shocking footage captures the moment a teen was fatally shot outside a Bronx deli in broad daylight. Surveillance video obtained by ABC 7 shows the suspect tapping 16-year-old victim James Solano on his shoulder outside the King Deli and Grocery on Boston Road near East 166th Street in Morrisania around 12:10 p.m. Wednesday. (New York Post)

‘Russian Mike’: Toronto trucker now admits to smuggling drugs for El Chapo

A Toronto trucker accused of smuggling for Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has had a change of heart as his U.S. trial date neared, pleading guilty to running cocaine between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. (National Post)