A federal promise of more police resources to contain escalating violence in a southwestern Nova Scotia fishing community met with scant approval saturday, with opposition critics praising what they perceive as past inaction and one Indigenous community leader calling for military support in the wake of a suspicious fire. The early morning blaze that destroyed a lobster pound in Middle West pubnico, N.S., capped a week of rising tensions over Indigenous fishing treaty rights.
Law & Crime
A man armed with a gun wreaked havoc in Etobicoke early Saturday. Toronto Police responded to reports of a person with a firearm in the area of Kipling Ave. and Bloor St. W. around 2 a.m. When police arrived on scene, the gunman carjacked a vehicle and drove off. Soon after, the stolen car crashed into a parked construction vehicle, just south of Dundas St. W. on Subway Cr., says Const. Laura Brabant. The man then fled on foot, still armed with the gun.
The Calgary Police Service has shelved a coin bearing an “obviously offensive” design that circulated within the organization for more than a decade. The unit challenge coin depicts a bullet hole through a skull, surrounded by three guns and the phrase, “saving lives,” on one side. “Calgary Police Service” is written at the top, with “firearms training team” at the bottom. The other side of the coin features the Calgary police emblem. It gained attention on Thursday after a photo of the coin was posted on Twitter.
WASHINGTON — The United States plans to execute in December two federal inmates convicted of murder, one woman and one man, the Justice Department said on Friday. It said Lisa Montgomery, who fatally strangled a pregnant woman in 2004, would be executed on Dec. 8 and Brandon Bernard, who with his accomplices murdered two youth ministers in 1999, would be executed on Dec. 10.
A third person has been charged in the 2019 death of an Ohio photographer who was killed by a falling log. Miranda Spencer, who was 19 at the time, was charged with felony obstruction on Sept. 25, according to Cincinnati TV station WKRC.
Another suspected “money mule” has been taken off the trail. As part of ongoing investigations into international Canada Revenue Agency phone scams, Mounties in Toronto have arrested a 22-year-old man who was allegedly recruited by overseas scammers to locally receive and launder their ill-gotten gains.
A national class-action lawsuit has been launched on behalf of families who have allegedly been denied refunds for school trips that were canceled because of coronavirus. Schools across the country were forced to cancel their planned trips booked through tour company Explorica Canada due to the pandemic and related government travel advisories.
PARIS — A man knifed to death a middle school history teacher in France who had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims consider to be blasphemous, French officials said on Friday. The attacker was shot dead by a police patrol a few streets away from the scene of the attack late on Friday afternoon, in a residential suburb north-west of Paris.
The names of small children don’t often appear on monuments, but Edward Baumler’s name is there among those of many other children who were murdered in the massacre at Milford. Edward was only 3 years old when he was shot to death by Dakota raiders. His brother, Heinrich, who died alongside him, killed with a tomahawk, was 7 years old. Their baby sister was murdered with an arrow. The Baumler children were among a dozen other children, and twice as many women, killed by the tribal child murderers and rapists who assaulted the immigrant German township of Milford. Now a statue of President Lincoln was toppled in Portland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison student government voted to remove his statue because he punished the killers of Milford’s children and the killers of the other seventy children under 10 years old.
Chanel Rion of OAN reported on Twitter that she has seen additional materials contained on the alleged Hunter Biden hard drive. Rion wrote that what she saw there included “drugs, underage obsessions, power deals…” And intoned Hunter Biden’s trouble with substance abuse. The Biden campaign has not denied the veracity of the laptop, or the information therein contained. The hard drive and its contents were exposed by the New York Post, which released a series of bombshell articles alleging that Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings in Ukraine and China had drawn in his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, into corruption.