NEW YORK — A U.S. appeals court on Monday dealt Ghislaine Maxwell a blow by refusing to block the release of a deposition she gave concerning her relationship with the late financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said there was a presumption the public had a right to see Maxwell’s 418-page deposition, which was taken in April 2016 for a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit against her.
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An 18-year-old man out on bond for a gun case found himself behind bars without bail after he allegedly live-streamed himself during a sexual act with a 7-year-old Grade 1 student, according to the Chicago Tribune. The first-grader was on break from her Chicago Public Schools remote learning class at the time of the alleged crime, prosecutors said.
Health Canada has recalled counterfeit hand sanitizer sold at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay and say it may have been sold at other locations across the country. In a press release Sunday, the agency said Bio Life Sciences Corp., which makes Daily Shield hand sanitizer, had reported a particular lot of the product — Lot 6942, Expiry date May 2023 — was counterfeit.
The image of Det. Const. Bill Hancock bleeding out after being stabbed during a fatal stakeout is forever seared on this town’s collective memory. Just 32, married and about to become a father for the second time, Hancock had a lot to live for.
Already awaiting trial for voyeurism in Calgary, a former all-star CFL running back is now facing sexual assault charges in Toronto. Jerome Messam, 35, of Pickering, turned himself in Monday morning to Toronto Police and was to make his first appearance in College Park court. Details of the allegations were not immediately available.
Parents and children may find something very unwelcome in their loot bags if they go out trick-or-treating this year. Following suit with provincial advice warning against trick-or-treating on Oct. 31, Toronto’s emergency management head refused to rule out ticketing Halloween night scofflaws — telling reporters there was “no blanket answer” when asked directly if Toronto intended to fine trick-or-treaters.
Police are seeking to identify a man who allegedly threatened to shoot up a Toronto school. Just after midnight on Friday, Toronto Police were informed of alleged threats made in an online chat.
A Minnesota judge last week ordered the release of police bodycam video that shows a 2019 arrest of George Floyd by Minneapolis police where Floyd is seen behaving erratically and uncooperatively, just as he was during an arrest this year. Floyd died on May after being arrested by Minneapolis police. Four fired Minneapolis police officers face charges in connection with Floyd’s death. Thomas Lane, one of the fired officers, had sought to have the 2019 video released. Earl Gray, Lane’s attorney, said the video is crucial to the case, according to WCCO. “It shows a false narrative by the state,” Gray said. “The state is portraying Mr. Floyd as somebody that he isn’t, and if you see the 2019 video and compare them, they’re almost identical.”
‘Incredibly Ignorant’: Law Enforcement Respond To Biden’s Suggestion They Shoot Dangerous Criminals In The Leg
During his Thursday night town hall on ABC, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden again said law enforcement should just shoot violent suspects in the leg to avoid fatalities. “There’s a lot of things we’ve learned and it takes time, but we can do this,” Biden said at the event, as transcribed by Fox News. “You can ban chokeholds … you have to teach people how to de-escalate circumstances. … Instead of anybody coming at you and the first thing you do is shoot to kill, you shoot them in the leg.” Police officers and heads of law enforcement groups have since blasted the former vice president for his comments, Fox News reported.
The Seattle Police Department has released footage of a suspect throwing a torch into a patrol car while an officer was inside. The incident took place Thursday around 1:30 p.m. In the video, an officer approaches a suspect brandishing a flaming piece of lumber as he walks down an alley.