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Calgary / Calgary officers guilty of corruption
« on: April 29, 2018, 12:57:28 PM »

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General Discussion / CHARTER OF RIGHTS VIOLATED BAIL HEARINGS
« on: March 18, 2018, 12:07:15 PM »

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Edmonton / SERIAL RAPIST LANCE BLANCHARD
« on: February 05, 2018, 11:51:58 AM »
http://edmontonsun.com/news/crime/lance-blanchard-dangerous-offender-hearing-set-to-begin-monday/wcm/56964769-716e-4961-8af6-f9c3416b5c1c


 
Lance David Blanchard, a convicted sex offender with a long record.Supplied

A dangerous offender hearing will begin Monday in Court of Queen?s Bench for a man convicted in 2016 of violent sexual assault against a 28-year-old Indigenous woman.
Lance David Blanchard, 60, was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, kidnapping, unlawful confinement, possession of a weapon and making a death threat in the 2014 attack.

Proceedings against Blanchard have already been lengthy and complicated: following the 2016 trial, a 28-day hearing was held in the spring, during which Blanchard unsuccessfully argued his conviction should be stayed.

When that failed, Blanchard?s lawyer, Tom Engel, sought a mistrial, but Macklin rejected the application
The victim, a 28-year-old homeless woman, died in 2015 in an unrelated shooting.

If designated a dangerous offender, he could receive an indeterminate prison sentence.
Blanchard?s criminal record dates back to 1975, when he received three years for raping a mentally challenged girl.

While out on mandatory supervision in 1978, Blanchard forced a 13-year-old girl into a vehicle at knifepoint and threatened to rape her, but released her unharmed.

Also in 1978, Blanchard snatched an 11-year-old boy from the Hotel Macdonald, took him to a secluded area, made him undress, gagged him and attempted to rape him. He then tied him up and repeatedly kicked him.

In 1980, Blanchard took a prison guard hostage with a homemade weapon and assaulted another guard.

In 1983, while in the Special Handling Unit prison in Quebec, Blanchard beat another inmate to death with a metal bar. He was given 18 years for manslaughter.JONES:Columnists

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Freed Canadian hostage, facing assault charges, to get psychiatric assessment

Reuters

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle, who faces a number of criminal charges including assault, sexual assault and forcible confinement, will spend up to 60 days in a psychiatric facility for evaluation, a court said on Friday.

The charges filed earlier this month are for crimes prosecutors have said occurred in Canada after Boyle and his family returned to the country in October 2016. Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were kidnapped in October 2012 while backpacking in Afghanistan.

The specifics of the accusations against Boyle have not been made public. The court has imposed a publication ban that prevents media from reporting on information that could identify any victims or witnesses.

Boyle, 34, now faces 19 charges, his lawyer Lawrence Greenspon said, four more than previously. Details on the additional charges were not immediately available from the court.

The original charges included eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of forcible confinement and one count of uttering death threats.

Boyle will be sent to an in-patient facility south of Ottawa as soon as a bed is available and will be evaluated for possible treatment, Greenspon told reporters outside the court.

When Boyle and his wife returned to Canada with their three children born in captivity, Boyle said a fourth child had been murdered and his spouse raped after their capture by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network. The Taliban denied the accusations of rape and murder. [nL2N1MP02P][nL4N1MQ07B]

The family met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his Parliament Hill office in December. Asked later by reporters about the meeting, Trudeau said it had been approved by intelligence and security agencies.
Boyle's next court appearance is scheduled for March 26.
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Bill Trott)

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General Discussion / What should be done with Monsters like this?
« on: January 24, 2018, 02:26:51 PM »
http://edmontonsun.com/news/crime/inmate-serving-life-sentence-pleads-guilty-to-aggravated-assault-of-inmates-at-edmonton-max/wcm/36375d00-68a4-4716-956a-e474ae345012


I would say that prison guard is one of the most dangerous jobs on the board They are responsible for looking after Monsters/jb

250 STAB WOUNDS: Guilty plea in brutal prison attack
Juris Graney
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Published:
January 24, 2018
Updated:
January 24, 2018 9:47 AM MST
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Edmonton

A man serving a life sentence for double murder was sentenced Tuesday for his role in a brutal gang-related attack inside Edmonton Institution against two fellow inmates.
Kody Paul Bear, 27, was handed 10-year sentences for each of two aggravated assault charges from the April 1, 2017, attacks, which left two men with more than 250 stab wounds between them.

His most current punishment is to run concurrently with his life sentence and is on top of a four-year concurrent sentence he received last year for another prison attack with a weapon.

An agreed statement of facts entered with Edmonton provincial court said Bear and five other inmates lured Sheldon Contois and Craig Soldat, who were affiliated with a gang called Most Organized Brothers, or MOB,  to separate cells on the upper level of G unit and brutally attacked them with prison-made weapons, or shanks.
Before the attacks took place, members of the group hit a surveillance camera with a meal tray four times and blocked the gun port with a food cart. 

Contois was stabbed numerous times in the chest, arms and abdomen by inmate Bradley Dustyhorn before escaping and collapsing in a common area. Contois suffered 53 stab wounds to his head, neck and torso , as well as  a punctured lung, and was hospitalized for three days.
Dustyhorn and Bear then entered a nearby cell where Soldat was surrounded by other inmates working with them.

Begging for his life

When correctional officers arrived, they could hear Soldat begging for his life as he was repeatedly stabbed by the group while trying to hide under a bed.
Soldat was held hostage for 15 minutes before officers negotiated his release in exchange for two cigarettes.

Before his release, officers saw Bear making handprints on the wall in Soldat?s blood. Five of the men had Soldat?s blood ?smeared over their face, body and hands.?
Scratched onto the mirrors in the cell where Soldat was attacked were the words ?Kill all MOB? and ?666.?

Soldat was stabbed about 200 times, with at least 28 wounds requiring staples or stitches. He suffered two punctured lungs, a fractured rib and spent five days in hospital.

The group ?smoked the two cigarettes and snorted some substance believed to be drugs from the desk? during an hour-long standoff with guards.
Bear?s lawyer, Vernon Eichhorn, acknowledged Tuesday his client ?was not a passive bystander? in the attacks.

In his ruling, Judge Greg Lepp described the events as ?cowardly,? and a deliberate, premeditated group attack.
In 2014, Bear and his cousin, Brittany Bear, were given life sentences after pleading guilty in a double murder case on the Standing Buffalo First Nation, about 50 km northeast of Regina.
j
graney@postmedia.com
twitter.com/jurisgraney


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General Discussion / List of CDA NOTABLE SERIAL KILLERS/18
« on: January 22, 2018, 10:56:10 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_serial_killers_by_country

This is a list of notable serial killers, by the country where most of the murders were committed.

I am sure we have more names to add that are equally notable/jb

Canada

Paul Bernardo: also known as "the Scarborough Rapist"; a Toronto man who killed three teenage girls (including his wife's sister) with the aid of his wife Karla Homolka

Wayne Boden: also known as "the Vampire Rapist" killed 4 women between 1968 and 1971; died in prison 2006

John Martin Crawford: convicted in 1996 for the murders of three women

L?opold Dion: also known as "Monster of Pont-Rouge"; raped and killed four young boys in 1960; murdered in 1972 by a fellow prison inmate

William Patrick Fyfe: convicted of killing five women in Montreal; suspect in several other murders

Gilbert Paul Jordan: also known as the "Boozing Barber", killed between 8 and 10 women by alcohol poisoning in Vancouver; died in 2006

Cody Legebokoff: one of Canada's youngest serial killers, convicted of murdering three women and a teenage girl around Prince George, British Columbia between 2009 and 2010

Allan Legere: also known as "Monster of the Miramichi"; killer of five individuals

Michael Wayne McGray: killed 7 people, including a woman and child and a cellmate, claims to have killed 11 others

Clifford Olson: murdered 11 children in British Columbia; died in prison 2011

Robert Pickton: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia man charged with the first degree murders of 26 women; allegedly confessed to 49 murders; convicted December 9, 2007 of six charges; reduced to second degree murder

Elizabeth Wettlaufer: murdered eight senior citizens in Ontario with fatal injections of insulin, and gave non-fatal injections to six others, between 2007 and 2016

Peter Woodcock: murdered three children in 1956 and 1957 in Toronto and a fellow psychiatric institute patient in 1991; died while incarcerated in 2010

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Vancouver / 15 yr old BOY KILLED IN PARENTS CAR IN DRIVE BY 2018
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:41:51 PM »
http://edmontonsun.com/news/local-news/vancouver-police-to-share-update-on-saturday-shooting-that-injured-three/wcm/3a6ea465-cc3e-46a1-89ad-f0b1f2fc6b1b

Innocent teen killed after being hit during Vancouver shooting

More than 50 Vancouver Police officers are hunting for a suspect after a teenage bystander was killed in a gang shootout that also left one of the suspects dead.

VPD Chief Adam Palmer said Monday that he is heartbroken that a 15-year-old Coquitlam boy was killed after being struck by a bullet while riding in his parents? car.

?Every time criminals decide to exchange gunfire on our streets, they endanger the lives of everybody around them,? Palmer said. ?The events of Saturday night were reckless, reprehensible and there is no justification for this type of senseless violence in our city.?

The boy had been on life support since Saturday.
He said the boy and his family were on their way back to Coquitlam, eastbound on Broadway near Ontario when the shootout began about 9 p.m.

?My heart goes out to the family of the 15-year-old boy. They were having a normal Saturday night evening out with family and now they are grieving for their son,? Palmer said. ?My message to the family is this: we will not ever be able to fully comprehend your grief, but the Vancouver Police Department will do whatever it takes to seek justice for your son.?

Melody Li Grey, whose mother taught the young boy in Sunday school at the Coquitlam Alliance Church, said the family took their son off life support Monday morning because the damage caused to his internal organs by the bullet were too severe.

She said she understood he was hit in his heart, ribs, lungs and kidneys.

?This poor family needs as much community support as possible now,? she said. ?And of course this incident has put gun control and gang violence at the forefront again.?
The police believe some people may have shot video of the incident and are hoping those people will come forward.

In a statement, Premier John Horgan said: ?It is a terrible tragedy for an innocent boy to be caught up in this violence. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.?
Horgan said the violence is unacceptable.

?We understand the Vancouver Police are pulling together all available resources to catch those responsible. Vancouver Police are getting all necessary support from the province through the anti-gang unit, CFSEU-BC. British Columbians are encouraged to assist the police. If you know anything about this shooting or witnessed anything that could help, please contact them.?
Peter Chevrier of the Coquitlam School District said their Critical Response Team has been providing support services to staff and students.

?It is with heavy hearts and sincere condolences to the family that we confirm that it was a student from School District 43 who passed away,? Chevrier said in a statement. ?To respect the family?s privacy during this difficult and traumatic time in their lives, we are not releasing the name of the student or the school the student attended.?

Rob Gordon, a criminology professor at Simon Fraser University, called the shooting ?dreadful, absolutely dreadful.?
But it?s also not something that can necessarily ever be prevented, unfortunately.
?It could happen to any of us,? he noted. ?What happened (Saturday), I think is fairly unprecedented: a running exchange of gunfire as opposed to someone coming up to someone in a parking lot.?

?People are always after the cure, the remedy, but reallly there isn?t one. The cause of the conflict lies in the illegal drug trade.?
?We?re making some progress in this area,? he said, pointing to the looming legalization of marijuana.

One of the shooters, Vancouver drug trafficker Kevin Whiteside, was injured and later died in hospital.
Whiteside, 23, has a record for crimes in Vancouver, Burnaby and Delta, dating back to 2013.

In 2016, he was sentenced to 11 months in jail for assault with weapon. He was also handed a lifetime firearms ban.

In 2014, he was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking and got a 30-day jail sentence.

In 2015, he was convicted with a co-accused of breaking and entering a Delta home, as well as possession of a firearm.

Also in 2015, he was convicted of possessing a firearm contrary to an earlier court order and was sentenced to three months.
Sources say that Whiteside was a fairly low-level drug trafficker who sold his product in the Downtown Eastside.

Palmer said investigators know there was at least one other shooter involved in Saturday?s violence, but there could be more.
So far, the VPD can?t say if the boy was hit by Whiteside?s bullet or by a gunshot from another shooter.

?That part of the investigation will be fairly easy to determine based on crime scene reconstruction and ballistic evidence. But we are still too early in the process to tell you that definitively,? he said. ?We have dedicated immense resources to this investigation and we will we conduct a meticulous investigation to make sure we build the strongest case possible against those involved.?

Palmer stressed that Vancouver remains a safe city despite the shooting of an innocent.
He said the last bystander killed in a shooting in Vancouver was when Good Samaritan Rachel Davis was shot in 2004 outside the Purple Onion nightclub as she tried to help a man injured in a fight.
Imran Sharif was found guilty of killing her and Richard Hui in 2006 and sentenced to life in prison.
The VPD has taken an aggressive stance against gang violence in the city, Palmer said.

?We are continuing to target gang members and when they engage in this type of activity in our city, we are going to come after them aggressively,? he said.

?I still think that Vancouver is a safe city and this is an anomaly in the sense that it?s been many, many years since we have had a shooting like this in Vancouver where an innocent person has been hit,? he said. ?Vancouver is still a safe place to go about day to day life.?

? With files from Patrick Johnston and Lora Grindlay
kbolan@postmedia.com
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Edmonton / MYSTERY HOMICIDE! COPS NOT TALKING UNTIL CHARGES LAID /18
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:35:12 AM »
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/crime/edmonton-police-remain-mum-on-mystery-homicide

Edmonton police remain mum on mystery homicide
City police say they will release information about a mysterious homicide "when and if" charges are laid.

Published on: December 29, 2017 | Last Updated: December 29, 2017 6:58 PM MST

City police say they will release details about a death quietly added to Edmonton?s 2017 homicide count earlier this month ?when and if? charges are laid.


On Friday, Edmonton police spokeswoman Cheryl Voordenhout said any investigation into the mysterious homicide is still ongoing. Police have been tight-lipped about the death, refusing to reveal the date or location of the homicide, or any identifying information about the victim.
Voordenhout added police will ?have more information to communicate? if charges are laid.


City police say they will release details about a death quietly added to Edmonton?s 2017 homicide count earlier this month ?when and if? charges are laid.
On Friday, Edmonton police spokeswoman Cheryl Voordenhout said an investigation into the mysterious homicide is still ongoing. Police have been tight-lipped about the death, refusing to reveal the date or location of the homicide, or any identifying information about the victim.
Voordenhout added police will ?have more information to communicate? if charges are laid.
Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht said in year-end interviews Dec. 19 that the number of homicides had increased to 41 from 40 ? though that number has since increased again following the Christmas Day homicide of 48-year-old Eddie Eugene Melenka.

After Knecht revealed the death, police communications staff said the investigation was at a ?sensitive stage? and that releasing any information could compromise the investigation. When the homicide total was updated on the EPS website, the number of male victims increased by one.

Including Melenka?s death, there have been 45 Edmonton homicides so far in 2017, though police do not include two officer-involved shooting deaths, nor do they include a death by vehicle where homicide charges were initially laid, but then withdrawn.
pparsons@postmedia.com
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Other Alberta Locations / CLARESHOLM MISSING MAN TEXTS WIFE "HELP ME"
« on: December 03, 2017, 02:47:34 PM »
http://edmontonsun.com/news/crime/missing-claresholm-man-texted-help-me-to-wife-before-disappearance/wcm/5f1826b0-b3a9-488d-b37d-bc47ef3b9b0c


Missing Claresholm man texted "help me" to wife before disappearance

Mounties are asking for public help to find a Claresholm man who sent a troubling plea to his wife via text before he went missing.

RCMP said 51-year-old Nelson Pires left his house in the town about 130 km south of Calgary about 8 a.m. Sunday, driving his red, 2011 four-door Mazda 3 en route to Calgary.

After he left, investigators said he sent a text to his wife that read ?help me,? and attempts to contact or locate Pires have been unsuccessful.

The car?s licence plate is BXB 6141 and Pires was last seen wearing a jean jacket over a green, white and blue hooded sweater, along with brown pants and black Crocs. Police said he might also have been wearing a fitted black toque.

Due to family concern about his well-being, RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact the Claresholm detachment at 403-625-4444 or any local police department.


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General Discussion / CDA'S MOST DANGEROUS PLACES/2016
« on: November 23, 2017, 09:43:39 PM »
http://www.macleans.ca/canadas-most-dangerous-places/

This is interactive.  Find your city or town and see where yours stand./jb

The report ranks communities according to the Crime Severity Index (CSI), a Statistics Canada measure of all police-reported crime, which takes into consideration both the volume and seriousness of offences. The 2016 data, the most current available, was released July 24, 2017. Full Methodology



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https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/09/police-investigate-orso-found-in-oshawa-in-september-is-of-missing-teenager.html

Torso found in Oshawa Harbour in September is that of missing teen
Durham police say Rori Hache was reported missing by her family in August. A torso, located a month after in the Oshawa Harbour, belongs to the 18-year-old, investigators said Thursday evening.

A female torso found at the Oshawa Harbour in September is that of an 18-year-old teen who went missing a month before, Durham police said on Thursday.

At around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, a fisherman in the Simcoe St. and Harbour Rd. area notified police that he had found a torso in the water.

When police arrived, they confirmed that the torso, which showed signs of significant trauma, was that of a female.

The city?s homicide unit took over the investigation.

After conducting a DNA examination, Durham police said the torso belonged to Rori Hache, of Oshawa, who had been reported missing by her family since Aug. 29.

Her death is the eighth homicide in the Durham region this year.

?I love her,? Hache?s godmother, Krysia Meeldyk told Oshawa This Week when the teen went missing.

Hache had had a challenging childhood, but had begun to establish herself, and had her own income and apartment, Meeldyk said. The teen frequented Oshawa?s downtown core and was a regular at The Refuge, a youth centre downtown.

Durham police were not able to provide further details on Hache?s death. Nor did they say if they have any suspects.

With files from Oshawa This Week

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https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/09/12/durham-police-officers-among-5-charged-in-drug-investigation.html

Two Durham Regional Police officers and three civilians have been arrested after a year-long investigation into an Ajax bar.

Police began investigating the Black Bear Bar and Grill on Westney Rd. S. during the summer of 2016 because of ?excess alcohol serving and illegal drug transactions,? according to a news release from Durham Regional Police Service on Tuesday.

?Obviously it?s very concerning and disappointing when we find ourselves investigating our own employees,? said Durham Regional Police Chief Paul Martin in the statement.

The investigation, aided by officers from the Toronto Police Service, found that cocaine and marijuana were being sold at the bar, the statement said.

All five suspects were arrested on Tuesday and held for a bail hearing.

Const. Husen Aswat is facing seven counts of breach of trust, four counts of trafficking in cocaine, three counts of weapons dangerous and possession of the proceeds of crime, and one count each of theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

Const. Amandeep Thakur has been charged with two counts of breach of trust, theft under $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime.

The three civilians face a variety of charges, including trafficking in cocaine and marijuana, and possessing proceeds obtained by crime over $5,000.

Aswat and Thakur have also been suspended from duty.

(nice guys) A real Junkie's friend !! And a drag on society.  I hope they throw the book at them.  /jb

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Other Locations / WOMAN'S TORSO FOUND OSHAWA HARBOUR 13/09/17
« on: September 13, 2017, 04:22:43 PM »
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/09/12/womans-torso-found-floating-near-oshawa-harbour.html

Woman?s torso found floating near Oshawa Harbour
Officers found ?signs of trauma? on the torso at the scene.

Durham Region homicide detectives are invesitgating after a woman?s torso was found floating near Oshawa Harbour on Monday night.

Const. George Tudos said the torso was found in Lake Ontario by a fisherman at around 8:30 p.m.

Police said in a release on Tuesday that officers found ?signs of trauma? on the torso at the scene.

Tudos said officers will be checking missing persons reports in the area to try and identify the woman.

A post-mortem was scheduled for later Tuesday.

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