Chilling surveillance video captured a gunfight that broke out after armed intruders stormed a home in Florida’s Miami-Dade on the night of Oct. 4. Ansley Pacheco, 26, recalled the horror to a Local 10 News reporter.
Law & Crime
Police are probing whether an anti-mask motive came into play in the arson of toilet paper and paper towel sections in three Walmart stores in Kitchener and Waterloo this week. Waterloo Regional and the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario (OFM) believe the fires on Tuesday night were deliberately set and are investigating them as arson.
A video of a female London Transit Commission (LTC) bus driver seemingly being attacked by a rider over a mask dispute has surfaced online. The 40-second clip, shared on Instagram by the account LondonBlo.g, shows the bus driver asking a woman to put on a mask while on the bus, a rule that has been in place in London to help stop the spread of COVID-19 since July.
Toronto Police have arrested one man and are hunting a second they say is wanted in eight knife-point robberies targeting women who worked at massage parlours or spas. Investigators say the incidents, which took place in February and March, saw a man enter massage parlours and spas in the north end of Scarborough posing as a client.
The York Regional Police Homicide Unit has located a burnt-out vehicle connected to the case of a missing Aurora woman. On Oct. 13, police recovered the vehicle belonging to Helen Sedo in a quarry near Williamsport Rd. — northeast of Huntsville — after it was located by hunters in the area.
If you’re upset about an illegally parked car, it’s probably a bad idea to hit the sauce. A Mamma’s Pizza employee was fired after dashcam video surfaced on social media showing a worker tossing what appears to be a pan of tomato sauce onto the windshield of a vehicle in north Toronto.
James Safechuck has said the singer started abusing him when he was 10. In 2014, he sued MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, and has alleged they “were created to, and did, facilitate Jackson’s sexual abuse of children”. But the judge dismissed the case, saying the companies didn’t have a duty of care for Mr Safechuck. Jonathan Steinsapir, representing MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, and Howard Weitzman, a lawyer who has represented Jackson, told the BBC: “We are pleased that the Court agreed that Mr Safechuck had no grounds to pursue his lawsuit.” Mr Safechuck was one of two men who accused the late pop star of abuse in last year’s Leaving Neverland documentary.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris of California failed to prosecute a known gang member and illegal immigrant who went on to murder a man and two of his sons in 2008. The gang member, Edwin Ramos, had been arrested three months before the killings. Harris, who was the San Francisco district attorney at the time, had a chance to stop Ramos. According to SFGate, police had warned her that he was a known MS-13 gang member with multiple run-ins with the law. MS-13, believed to have been founded as a neighborhood street gang in Los Angeles in the mid-1980s by immigrants fleeing a civil war in El Salvador, has been responsible for various gruesome “medieval-style” murders in the city and elsewhere.
Former Nazi death squad member Helmut Oberlander has moved one step closer to being expelled from Canada. Last November, his lawyers asked the Immigration and Refugee Board to dismiss his case on the grounds his citizenship was never expunged and the immigration division lacks jurisdiction to issue a removal order.
PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute on Wednesday to a French history teacher beheaded by an Islamist radical as a “quiet hero” dedicated to instilling the democratic values of the French Republic in his pupils. Samuel Paty’s attacker, a teenager of Chechen origin, had wanted to avenge the teacher’s use of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expression for 13-year-olds. Muslims see any depiction of the Prophet as blasphemous.