Matthew DeHart claims he obtained a leaked government report relating to U.S. national security, and the porn charges he is facing are a ruse to recover the file
TORONTO — The provincial government is going to allow all frontline police officers to carry stun guns following the fatal shooting of a Toronto teenager last month. Currently, only supervising and specialized officers are allowed to carry stun guns, setting […]
Vincente Bacobe Arbis is charged with criminal negligence causing death.
The Toronto Police Service says 40-year-old Vincente Bacobe Arbis, the alleged driver of a cube truck that collided with a TTC bus on Tuesday, now faces seven charges as a result of the crash, including one count of criminal negligence causing death. The crash, which happened near Steeles Avenue East and Middlefield Road, killed Manoranjana [...]
Is he just really bad at figuring out where his legal primary residence is? Is Duffy a victim of Harper PMO corruption? Seems like a willing victim until just recently.
The prosecutions says the course shows that the neighbourhood watch volunteer knew about Florida’s self-defence law and had aspirations of becoming a police officer
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Two youths are expected in court today in St. John’s after a fight at a city movie theatre. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says an altercation broke out at the Empire theatre in the Avalon Mall at … Continue Reading
“Planet Government”by Kent McManigalAs originally posted on: Dispatches from LibertopiaDecember 10, 2012It started with an idea: “Planet Government”. Someone proposed, a couple of decades ago, that we find a dead world somewhere and let all the rulers …
A judge has rejected Mohammad Khattak’s attempt to get access to the infamous video.
A valiant attempt to give the Rob Ford crack video its world premiere fell flat today when Justice Ian Nordheimer denied an application by an alleged drug trafficker, who was trying to access the video so he could clear himself of involvement in making it. Although Nordheimer’s judgment prevents the man, whose name is Mohammad [...]
An Ottawa Police officer has been arrested and charged with two counts of criminal harassment and assault with a weapon for a domestic dispute that occurred some time between May and December of this year. Police won’t release the officer’s … Continue Reading
Despite Harper’s law-and-order agenda, the government tiptoes around the issue of infanticide
Former soldier charged with murder
Brad Butt is an ass. Look what other election fraudsters are working with him to reshape Canada’s Election law.
Borys Wrzesnewskyj, the former Liberal MP in Etobicoke Centre, successfully went to court to have the May 2, 2011, election results in the riding overturned due to ballot irregularities. Conservative Ted Opitz, who won the riding by 26 votes, has appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.
The seniors’ home incident, which Wrzesnewskyj dropped from his case before it was heard, happened at the St. Demetrius Seniors Residence, a large apartment building in Etobicoke offering assisted living and long-term (Read more…)
Gary Ridgway was convicted of killing 49 women in the Seattle area, but the serial killer says he had up to 80 victims, and he wants to revisit every site on foot
REGINA – A Regina teenager who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing a man…
A 95-year-old dementia patient who’s been charged with murdering his roommate will undergo a psychiatric assessment before his next court appearance in September
A protest in memory of Sammy Yatim became a general airing of grievances against police.
A second protest demanding justice for Sammy Yatim, who was shot and killed by Toronto police late last month, took place this afternoon. The crowd of roughly 300 marched from Yonge-Dundas Square to Toronto Police headquarters on College Street, chanting slogans like, “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” “Jail those cops” and “Justice for [...]
Here’s today’s disturbing statistic about human behavior. It appears that there’s a strong correlation between hot, dry weather and high levels of violent human conflict. With temperatures heating up on Earth right now, that could mean we’ve got the bi…
A 32-year-old Duncan man has been arrested after a month-long police investigation into illegal gun running on Vancouver Island. According to the Combined Special Forces Unit of B.C., police were tipped off in August about a man selling guns in … Continue Reading
Alexander “Sandro” Lisi was arrested for alleged pot trafficking, among other things.
Alexander “Sandro” Lisi, Mayor Rob Ford’s friend and occasional driver, was arrested last night at a dry cleaners in Etobicoke, and now we know what the charges are. There are four of them, all related to drugs. A Toronto Police Service press release [PDF] lists them as follows: Traffic in Marihuana, under Possession of Proceeds [...]
Rarely do I write a piece that remains on The Star’s internal greatest web hits list three days running. In fact, until last Sunday’s feature on Rape Culture, I don’t think it’s ever happened. This is a testament, I think, to how it resonates with so m…
NEW DELHI – Two married dentists were convicted Monday of killing their 14-year-old daughter and the family’s housekeeper in a sensational case that has transfixed India since the girl was found with her throat slit in 2008. Rajesh and Nupur … Continue Reading
SURREY, B.C. – The family of a slain hockey mom from Surrey, B.C., is…
PARIS – Officials say a 24-year-old man accused of throwing a kitten high into the air and uploading a video clip of the act to his Facebook profile faces up to two years in prison and a 30,000-euro ($40,500) fine. … Continue Reading
As originally posted: The Onion
September 5, 2013
WASHINGTON—As President Obama continues to push for a plan of limited military intervention in Syria, a new poll of Americans has found that though the nation remains wary over the prospect of becoming involved in another Middle Eastern war, the vast majority of U.S. citizens strongly approve of sending Congress to Syria.
The New York Times/CBS News poll showed that though just 1 in 4 Americans believe that the United States has a responsibility to intervene in the Syrian conflict, more than 90 percent of the public is convinced that putting all 535 representatives of the United States Congress on the ground in Syria—including Senate pro tempore Patrick Leahy, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and, in fact, all current members of the House and Senate—is the best course of action at this time.
“I believe it is in the best interest of the United States, and the global community as a whole, to move forward with the deployment of all U.S. congressional leaders to Syria immediately,” respondent Carol Abare, 50, said in the nationwide telephone survey, echoing the thoughts of an estimated 9 in 10 Americans who said they “strongly support” any plan of action that involves putting the U.S. House and Senate on the ground in the war-torn Middle Eastern state. “With violence intensifying every day, now is absolutely the right moment—the perfect moment, really—for the United States to send our legislators to the region.”
“In fact, my preference would have been for Congress to be deployed months ago,” she added.
Citing overwhelming support from the international community—including that of the Arab League, Turkey, and France, as well as Great Britain, Iraq, Iran, Russia, Japan, Mexico, China, and Canada, all of whom are reported to be unilaterally in favor of sending the U.S. Congress to Syria—the majority of survey respondents said they believe the United States should refocus its entire approach to Syria’s civil war on the ground deployment of U.S. senators and representatives, regardless of whether the Assad regime used chemical weapons or not.
In fact, 91 percent of those surveyed agreed that the active use of sarin gas attacks by the Syrian government would, if anything, only increase poll respondents’ desire to send Congress to Syria.
Public opinion was essentially unchanged when survey respondents were asked about a broader range of attacks, with more than 79 percent of Americans saying they would strongly support sending Congress to Syria in cases of bomb and missile attacks, 78 percent supporting intervention in cases of kidnappings and executions, and 75 percent saying representatives should be deployed in cases where government forces were found to have used torture.
When asked if they believe that Sen. Rand Paul should be deployed to Syria, 100 percent of respondents said yes.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that sending Congress to Syria—or, at the very least, sending the major congressional leaders in both parties—is the correct course of action,” survey respondent and Iraq war veteran Maj. Gen. John Mill said, noting that his opinion was informed by four tours of duty in which he saw dozens of close friends sustain physical as well as emotional injury and post-traumatic stress. “There is a clear solution to our problems staring us right in the face here, and we need to take action.”
“Sooner rather than later, too,” Mill added. “This war isn’t going to last forever.”
Representatives of the area’s small Muslim community say they believe it to be an isolated incident, and Saguenay Mayor Jean Tremblay agrees
“We’re disappointed. It’s never good when we have one of our officers charged, especially with a charge like second-degree murder. But we’re a professional group of people and we’ll get through this.” —McCormack, who is the president of the Toronto Police Association, said this to the Globe earlier today after a court appearance by James [...]
SAN DIEGO – A massive search entered a sixth day Friday for a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old family friend as police warned he may have abandoned his car while on the run and rigged it with explosives. James … Continue Reading
A new study suggests that so-called cybercriminals — people who commit crimes related to computer data — are going to cool it over the next few years. Why? Because they watch CSI. It’s one of the most entertainingly awful examples of science you’ll ponder today.
LONDON – Britain’s High Court has thrown out a libel case brought by a…
by Conan Salada
As originally posted: Free Keene
October 24, 2013
As some of you are already aware local bully and tyrant, Fred Parsells, submitted a letter to the Keene Sentinel titled: Stealing from Keene taxpayers, early last week. In it he actually suggests that the residents of Keene should blame their high property tax on the Robin Hooders. I immediately submitted my own rebuttal but it was denied because it did not meet the Sentinel’s standards. It would seem that it is quite alright for Fred to call the Robin Hooders thieves but not for me to call him a busybody and a parasite. Here is my submission:
In response to Fred Parsell’s letter “Stealing from Keene taxpayers.”
Sorry Fred, you got it wrong. The Robin Hood of lore was not stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. He was in fact taking money back from an oppressive government that stole through forced taxation and giving it back to the rightful owners. The taxpayers. A lot of folks don’t seem to understand that part.
Something else people might not be clear about: This year the city estimates it will take in $634,406 from meter collections and fines, but will end up spending $602,000 on the parking enforcement operating costs for a whopping total gain of $32,406. Does anyone not see a problem here? The fines and collection barely pay for the enforcers and their uniforms. So why even have them? If the city managers believe it’s so important to get folks to visit downtown and spend their money, why risk scaring them away with nasty tickets?
The bottom line here: Fred, who has been living off the backs of the taxpayers his whole working career, can’t fathom the idea of a community operating with any efficiency without the heavy hand of a tax-payer funded city government making every decision for us. The answer is the free market. If Keene is to survive the coming days, it must evolve past this mentality that government is the only solution to all of its problems.
Fred, what do you actually do? Besides collecting $56,610 a year in pension and $x/year as a housing inspector. Every time I’ve seen you downtown you’re either helping the parking enforcers write tickets or washing chalk off the sidewalks with your little spray bottle. You’re nothing but a busybody and a meddler. If you really cared about the taxpayer, you’d quit your job and give back some of that pension.
Conan Salada – Candidate for City Council – ward 4
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 19-year-old computer science student is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA and other young women to force them to send nude photographs or undress on camera for him. … Continue Reading
by Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
As originally posted on: Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
June 26, 2011
The Hobbesian story can be summarized in the following equation: no territorial monopoly of force = nasty and brutish war of all against all in the territory in question. The problems with this assertion are too numerous and well-known to bear repetition here. However, I believe that a somewhat underappreciated point is that Hobbesianism is not only problematic in the sense that the above implication is generally dubious, but also, and perhaps most notably, in the sense that it is not its left-hand side, but its negation, that can be plausibly claimed to imply its right-hand side.
It is a relatively uncontroversial contention that monopolies of force can survive only for as long as their subjects (“citizens”) obey them. And continued obedience cannot be treated as a given – any large-scale collective action problem is, admittedly, very difficult, but not impossible to overcome. Hence, it is practically necessary for the institutions in question to corrupt their subjects with promises of handouts, thus turning them into (at least semi-voluntary) clients. But since monopolies of force generate their revenues exclusively through coercive expropriation, they can satisfy their specific clients exclusively by expropriating their other clients (or those of their subjects who resist being clientelized), the result being that every member of “governmental” clienteles tries to live at the expense of every other such member. Admittedly, the scope of this “soft” war of all against all varies with the type of political regime (in a feudal system it may be largely restricted to the landowning classes, whereas in modern day social democracies it is virtually all-encompassing), but the conflict in question is nonetheless the defining feature of every form of statism.
Thus, it turns out that not only is the Hobbesian story highly implausible, but also that implementing the Hobbesian recipe for peace generates the very problem that it was supposed to counter. In other words, Bastiat (“the state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else”) turns Hobbes on his head.
After a week of tense waiting, London’s silver-bowl bandit has given himself up. London Music Hall owner Mike Manuel said the alleged thief, who lives in the Windsor area, and his accomplice were unaware of an online campaign to get … Continue Reading
AMSTERDAM – Dutch police investigating the death of former health minister Els Borst — a key champion of euthanasia rights — say she was likely the victim of a crime. Borst’s body was found in her garage by friends on … Continue Reading
PORTLAND, Ore. — Deron Williams took a moment to snap a few photos of Brooklyn teammate Jason Collins at their shootaround in Portland. He couldn’t help it: The NBA’s first openly gay player was surrounded by a throng of cameras […]
EDMONTON – An Edmonton judge says an armoured car guard who gunned down his…