Sunday, June 16, 2019

Chicago police officer found guilty in shooting death

CHICAGO - A white Chicago police officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away from officers. (CBC)
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  • Illinois man charged with making 10 bomb threats in town of Taber, AB.

    Police in a rural Alberta town are thanking their American counterparts after cross-border co-operation led to nearly a dozen felony charges for an Illinois man accused of calling in multiple fake bomb threats. (Calgary Herald)

    ‘Nothing to see here, folks’: What Canadians are increasingly being told about national security matters

    Whoddunit? What happened? Why’d it happen? It’s only natural that human beings will ask these questions if a shooting happens in their neighbourhood, a vehicle rams into pedestrians, or people in their city are arrested for having explosive devices. So natural that there are entire genres of books, movies and TV shows devoted to people asking these questions and doggedly pursuing answers. (Toronto Sun)

    Canadian woman arrested for allegedly slapping US border guard

    NIAGARA FALLS - A Canadian woman is facing charges in the United States after allegedly slapping a border guard who refused to let her enter the United States. (CTV News)

    Dozens of Memphis officers injured in unrest after fatal police shooting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood. (AP)

    Police fatally shoot man

    CORNER BROOK - An on-duty police officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Corner Brook shot and killed a man on Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on Carriage Lane. (CBC)

    Stricter new drink driving laws come into effect across Canada

    As of today, Canadians will find it harder to get away with impaired driving: new rules that increase penalties and expand police powers to demand breath samples take effect across Canada. It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop, lowering the bar from the previous legislation, which required that an officer have reasonable suspicion that a person had been drinking. (CTV)

    Ontario names Thomas Carrique new Commissioner of the OPP

    The government of Ontario has named Thomas Carrique as the new commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. The Ford government's first pick, Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner, withdrew his name from consideration last week after his appointment to the job touched off months of controversy and triggered an integrity commissioner investigation. (CBC)
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    One dead, 12 more hospitalized after suspected Fentanyl leads to ‘mass overdose’

    CHICO, Ca. - A “mass overdose” in a California home Saturday morning left one person dead and another 12 hospitalized after police say the victims may have ingested fentanyl, a powerful opioid. (Fox News)

    Alberta RCMP looking for two missing 12-yr-olds

    Alberta RCMP are looking for two missing 12-year-olds believed to be travelling together. Rhianna Pelletier of Innisfail and Nicolas Givotkoff of Red Deer were both reported missing on Jan. 14. (CBC News)

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