Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Pride Toronto’s change of heart on cops is all about the money

TORONTO - Hidden between the mumbo-jumbo about “conversations, dialogue, safe spaces, social justice, intersection and having time to heal” in Pride’s statement Tuesday is the real reason why Toronto cops have been deemed good enough to march in next year’s parade. (Toronto Sun)

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)

One teen dead, second arrested after construction site incident

OTTAWA - A 17-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries in what police describe as a collision at a Barrhaven construction site Monday night. (Ottawa Citizen)

Life on the dirtiest block in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - The heroin needles, the pile of excrement between parked cars, the yellow soup oozing out of a large plastic bag by the curb and the stained, faux Persian carpet dumped on the corner. (WRAL)

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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  • 7 officers shot in South Carolina, one dead

    FLORENCE, SC - Officer Terrence Carraway rushed to respond when a gunman opened fire from a home in Florence County, South Carolina. As the barrage of bullets kept coming, he and his colleagues had to be rescued.(CNN)
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    VANCOUVER - The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) was created to provide independent civilian oversight over municipal police forces in British Columbia. But a string of recent cases shows the OPCC is more about overreach than oversight. (Troy Media)

    Mayor announces ‘zero tolerance for crime’ measures after weekend violence

    WINDSOR - The brazen violence on the weekend — a murder in a public housing complex and a wild Ouellette Avenue street fight in which two people were stabbed — was the last straw for Mayor Drew Dilkens, who announced nine “zero tolerance” measures to address the dramatically escalating crime rate. (Windsor Star)

    Chief investigator into Tory Stafford murder denounces killer’s transfer

    WOODSTOCK - The lead investigator into the slaying of Woodstock school girl Victoria (Tori) Stafford is denouncing the surprise transfer of one of her killers from an Ontario maximum security prison to an Indigenous healing lodge in Saskatchewan eight years into her life sentence. (St. Thomas Times-Journal)

    SIU investigating after woman falls to her death from Toronto downtown apartment

    TORONTO - Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a 28-year-old woman fell to her death from a 19th-floor balcony in downtown Toronto on Saturday. (Toronto Sun)

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