Friday, January 18, 2019

US judge rules authorities can’t force people to unlock technology

A judge in California ruled Thursday that U.S. authorities cannot force people to unlock technology via fingerprint or facial recognition, even with a search warrant. Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, made the ruling as investigators tried to access someone's property in Oakland. (Fox News)

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)

‘Spontaneous kiss’: Convicted VPD detective appeals sentence

VANCOUVER - A lawyer for former Vancouver police Det. Jim Fisher has objected to a judge handing the veteran cop eight months in jail for a single “spontaneous” kiss of a vulnerable crime victim. (The Province)

Driver pleads guilty to 29 counts in Humboldt Broncos crash case

MELFORT, Sask. - Scott Thomas was sitting nearby in the courtroom Tuesday when a truck driver pleaded guilty to every charge against him in a highway crash that killed 16 people on a junior hockey bus and left 13 players forever scarred by the disaster. (CTV News)

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)

UN gang hitman sentenced to two life terms for deadly violence

VANCOUVER - United Nations gang hitman Cory Vallee was handed two life sentences Friday for conspiracy to kill rivals in the Red Scorpion gang, as well as the deadly shooting of Kevin LeClair in a Langley parking lot almost a decade ago. (Vancouver Sun)

Vice-Admiral Norman’s trial offers glimpse into cutthroat Ottawa politics

Ottawa — to borrow a phrase from Dickens — is sometimes a city of cutthroats in fine linen. Arguments in court today over the relevance of federal documents to the criminal case against the military's former second-in-command offered another reminder of that. (CBC)
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  • Huawei’s CFO freed on $10M bail

    VANCOUVER - Huawei's chief financial officer has been released on $10 million bail — with five guarantors — as she awaits possible extradition to the United States on fraud charges. Meng Wanzhou, 46, was granted bail after three days of hearings concluded on Tuesday afternoon. (CBC)
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  • Killer faces up to 50 years in prison for Mac’s store shootings

    An Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench justice is expected to decide Tuesday whether double murderer Laylin Delorme will spend 25 or 50 years behind bars before he can apply for parole. Six months ago, an Edmonton jury found Delorme, 27, guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Mac's convenience store workers Karanpal Bhangu and Ricky Cenabre. (CBC)

    Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist

    OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police. (CTV News)

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