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Regimental funeral for slain B.C. RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang set for Nov. 2
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Regimental funeral for slain B.C. RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang set for Nov. 2

The Burnaby RCMP constable who was fatally stabbed in the line of duty will be laid to rest in a regimental funeral next week. Const. Shaelyn Yang was killed killed on Oct. 18 while accompanying a parks employee to speak with a man living in a tent in Burnaby’s Broadview Park. Jongwon Ham has been charged with first-degree murder in her death. Read more: Burnaby, B.C. RCMP officer killed on duty was on mental health and homeless outreach team Read More Burnaby, B.C. RCMP officer killed on duty was on mental health and homeless outreach team On Wednesday, the B.C. RCMP said planning was now underway for Yang’s funeral. ...
Crime and Policing and the 2022 Elections | Elections
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Crime and Policing and the 2022 Elections | Elections

Crime – and its cousin, policing – have become central issues in the 2022 midterms. But the approach by candidates, and responses by voters, have flipped back and forth with events, leaving unclear who the electoral beneficiaries will be.Early in the 2022 election cycle, concerns about heavy-handed (and even deadly) policing were still very much in the minds of voters, particularly Democrats upset about the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and other cases where police were accused of using over-aggressive methods in dealing with Black and Hispanic people. In April 2021, a jury found a white police officer guilty of murdering Floyd, and there appeared then to be a strong chance that a bipartisan team of lawmakers – Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Republican Sen. Tim Sco...
Male taken to hospital after daylight shooting in Toronto: police – Toronto
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Male taken to hospital after daylight shooting in Toronto: police – Toronto

A person is being taken to hospital after a shooting in Toronto, police say. In a series of tweets just after 4 p.m. on Monday, Toronto police said the incident occurred in the Warden Avenue and Finch Avenue East area.Police said a male victim was found with a gunshot wound.Officers said his injuries “appear serious.” Trending Now Police said he was taken to hospital by paramedics.Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at 416-808-2222.SHOOTING: (UPDATE)Warden Ave & Finch Ave E– police o/s– confirmed shooting– officers located a male victim w/ a gunshot wound, injuries appear serious– @TorontoMedics transporting patient to hospital– ongoing investigation– any info call police 416-808-2222#GO2070140^al— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) Octob...
Michigan Teen Pleads Guilty to Killing 4 in School Shooting
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Michigan Teen Pleads Guilty to Killing 4 in School Shooting

By COREY WILLIAMS and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated PressPONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A teenager pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism and first-degree murder in a Michigan school shooting that killed four students and put an extraordinary focus on the boy's home life and the alleged role of his parents in the tragedy.Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty to all 24 charges, nearly a year after the attack at Oxford High School in southeastern Michigan. In the gallery, some relatives of the victims were weeping as assistant prosecutor Marc Keast described the crimes.“Yes,” he replied, looking down and nodding in affirmation, when asked if he “knowingly, willfully and deliberately” chose to shoot other students.The prosecutor's office said no deals were made ahead of Monday's plea. A first-degree murder conv...
Wife Recalls Trying to Save Officer Killed in Mass Shooting
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Wife Recalls Trying to Save Officer Killed in Mass Shooting

By BEN FINLEY, Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The wife of an off-duty police officer killed during a North Carolina mass shooting recalled Saturday how she tried to save him after he was shot.“I’m glad you were still with me long enough so that I could kiss your skin while it was still warm,” Jasmin Torres said at the memorial service for Gabriel Torres, 29. “While I could still feel the pulse of your heart.”Torres, a Raleigh police officer and former U.S. Marine, was inside his personal vehicle and about to leave for work when authorities said he was shot by a 15-year-old boy wearing camouflage clothing and firing a shotgun.Police said the teenager killed five people in all, including his older brother, during the Oct. 13 rampage. While authorities continue to search for a motive...
Peterborough County OPP make speeding, stunt driving arrests – Peterborough
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Peterborough County OPP make speeding, stunt driving arrests – Peterborough

Peterborough County OPP made four arrests for speeding on Thursday, with three of those also leading to stunt driving charges. In the first speeding incident around 7:30 a.m., officers clocked a vehicle travelling 120 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone along Hwy. 7 in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township east of the city. Officers determined the driver was wanted on a warrant and they also located a quantity of cocaine in the vehicle.Matthew Clancy, 40, of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with speeding, driving a motor vehicle without a licence and possession of a schedule 1 substance.He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Nov. 29.Three other incidents later Thursday led to stunt driving charges being laid (exceeding 50 km/h over a posted speed limit)....
Appeals court rules Lindsey Graham must testify in Georgia election probe
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Appeals court rules Lindsey Graham must testify in Georgia election probe

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia, a federal appeals court said Thursday. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals paves the way for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to bring Graham in for questioning. She wants to ask the South Carolina Republican about phone calls he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the weeks after the election.Raffensperger said Graham asked whether he had the power to reject certain absentee ballots, something Raffensperger took as a suggestion to toss out legally cast votes. Graham has dismissed that interpretation as "ridiculous." ...
US Busts Network Providing Technology to Russian Military
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US Busts Network Providing Technology to Russian Military

By ERIC TUCKER and FATIMA HUSSEIN, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a round of criminal charges and sanctions related to a complicated scheme to procure military technologies from U.S. manufacturers and illegally supply them to Russia for its war in Ukraine.Some of the equipment was recovered on battlefields in Ukraine, the Justice Department said, and other nuclear proliferation technology was intercepted in Latvia before it could be shipped to Russia.The Justice Department charged nearly a dozen people in separate cases in New York and Connecticut, including Russian nationals accused of purchasing sensitive military technologies from U.S. companies and laundering tens of millions of dollars for wealthy Russian businessmen; Latvians accu...
“That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges
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“That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges

Danny Masterson, former star of the long-running sitcom "That '70s Show," is about to face three women in court who say he raped them two decades ago at a trial whose key figures are all current or former members of the Church of Scientology.Opening statements could begin as early as Tuesday in the Los Angeles trial of the 46-year-old Masterson, and while a judge has expressed her determination not to have the church become the center of the proceedings, it will inevitably loom large.Masterson is charged with raping the women between 2001 and 2003 in his home, which functioned as a social hub when he was at the height of his fame. Masterson has pleaded not guilty to the charges. One of the women had been Masterson's longtime girlfriend. Anothe...
Two men arrested by Moose Jaw Police after early morning break in
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Two men arrested by Moose Jaw Police after early morning break in

By Andrew Benson Global News Posted October 16, 2022 3:41 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Multiple arrests have been made by Moose Jaw Police after an incident that occurred early Saturday morning. Read more: Creighton RCMP see rise in crime in first two weeks of October Read More Creighton RCMP see rise in crime in first two weeks of October Just after 12 a.m., Moose Jaw Police Service respond...