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 […]
Princess Irina Walker, the daughter of the last king of Romania, is accused of staging at least 10 cockfighting derbies, bringing in as much as $2,000 a day
Neighbours of the man accused of attempting to blow up a downtown apartment Tuesday afternoon tell Metro he has been “terrorizing” residents of the block for years and took the alleged drastic actions just a day before he was to … Continue Reading
I’ve been cartoon-ified by Jim Sadlemyer! Larry and I unintentionally wrote a joke used in ParlimANT Hill.
Duffy’s PMO scandal with Nigel Wright just gets more filled in, and bigger as time goes by. Harper’s really wearing this crime heavily now, after skating away from Cadscam and Penashue’s campaign pay-off.
Police are looking for a man wanted in the attempted abduction of a five-year-old girl. The incident happened about 5 p.m. Sunday at the Gibraltar Trade Center (1712 Dundas St.), police said. An unidentified man took hold of the girl’s … Continue Reading
The new Hells Angels retail store in Leslieville is friendly, expensive, and feels…a little like a clubhouse.
If you’re unaccustomed to entering unmarked storefronts, the Hells Angels retail store, now open in Leslieville, at 98 Carlaw Avenue, is unsettling. The closed plastic blinds make it impossible to see what’s going on inside. From the outside, the only indication of activity is a glowing neon “open” sign and the number “81″ (the numerical [...]
TORONTO – A three-year mandatory minimum sentence for gun possession is “cruel and unusual punishment,” Ontario’s top court ruled Tuesday in striking down a plank of Ottawa’s law-and-order agenda. The sentencing law, enacted as part of the Conservatives’ 2008 omnibus … Continue Reading
OTTAWA — ‘Tis the season for drunk driving and the NDP wants to crack down with a private member’s bill that will allow for random breath tests. St. Jean MP Tarik Brahmi will table the bill Thursday, accompanied by representatives […]
The Special Investigations Unit has charged a Toronto police officer with second degree murder in the streetcar shooting death of an 18-year-old
Police say two young Toronto-area men were blackmailed after exposing themselves online
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 jury deliberated for more than 32 hours in Bulger’s case over five days before finding Bulger guilty Monday of all but one of the 33 counts he faced, including multiple murders
OTTAWA — A refugee whose daughter was abducted and murdered in Haiti earlier this year isn’t the only person in Canada to have suffered because of kidnappers in the Caribbean nation. Nearly two-dozen kidnapping cases involving Canadian citizens have been […]
I’m sure the Saskatoon Police do a lot of good work. They’ve really cleaned up their image since the 1990s, and it’s been decades since they’ve reportedly given anyone a [deadly] Starlight Tour. Unfortunately, a new frontier of ignorant neglect has popped up. Saskatoon Police are not taking the solicitation of lone women in cabs very seriously.
“Take the cab with another person, with a friend,” said [Saskatoon police spokeswoman Alyson] Edwards.
Absurd! Victim blaming much? Also, have you ever managed to share a cab with a friend so you both end up at home while neither is alone in (Read more…)
LONDON – An alcoholic British mother who let her 4-year-old son starve to death and left his body in a cot for almost two years has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. Judge Roger Thomas said Friday that Amanda … Continue Reading
“He’s a good guy, and I don’t throw my friends under the bus.”
At a press conference that was held, oddly, in a gas-station parking lot, Mayor Rob Ford spoke briefly to reporters about the arrest of his friend and occasional driver, Alexander “Sandro” Lisi. “I’m surprised,” said Ford. “I’m very surprised. And it’s before the courts. Obviously I can’t say much.” Lisi was arrested at an Etobicoke [...]
And here we come to the end of a week about rape. Two stories were much talked about in these here Broadsides parts. One was the brutal sexual assault by an Egyptian mob of CBS journalist Lara Logan and the other was the Toronto cop who really stepped …
Dean Mortensen left a pub in ’92 and was never seen again
I guess he was really hungry? A 41-year-old Saskatchewan man called 911 and demanded that emergency services bring him alcohol, cigarettes and a variety of snacks. When his demands weren’t met, he barricaded himself in his home with a gun. […]
Edited by Sarah Weinman
They were two bank robbers who never would have been caught ten years ago. But last year, they were tracked, followed, and convicted by federal agents who did nothing more than get a court order for “cell tower dumps.” It’s a win for crime fighting, but is the price of surveillance too great?
Nigerian students shouldn’t be sent back
SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. – The post to his Facebook friends was as chilling as the photograph that followed it. “Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys, miss you guys takecare Facebook people you … Continue Reading
Brendan Behan gets arrested and nearly dies in Toronto.
“On the wagon is an amateur phrase. You’d never hear it from a professional alcoholic,” Brendan Behan mused to Toronto reporters. “It’s a tribute to the sheltered life of the person who uses the expression.” Though he’d struggled with sobriety for years, he understood the public’s expectation that he fulfill his well-cultivated image as a [...]
London police are looking for a man wanted for a string of robberies in the past week. The suspect, who was carrying a knife, entered a Subway store at 760 Hyde Park Rd. about 3:30 p.m. July 5 and demanded … Continue Reading
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. – Police in Nova Scotia have charged a man with attempted…
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
Andrew Coyne: Stephen Harper’s story — and reputation — still hanging on by a thread Look, it’s still possible for the MSM to cling to the narrative that the PM didn’t know about the illegal activity going on in his office (that he gave the “go ahead” to, according to Wright in an email). What’s […]
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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.
Councillor Mike Layton says the community meeting was meant to be about park safety, not alcohol.
“It’s sort of taken on a life of its own.” That was Ward 19 Councillor Mike Layton’s explanation of how Thursday night’s community meeting at Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre came to be an open forum for discussing alcohol use in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Layton’s office had originally scheduled the meeting with the expectation that it [...]
Courtesy of Kevin Diakiw, the Surrey Leader: http://www.surreyleader.com/news/214682171.html Someone walked into a government auction in Surrey four years ago, placed a winning bid of $37 for a piece of radar equipment, took the device and left. However, according to news … Continue reading →
He ran, but he couldn’t hide. The London police canine unit was called in early Tuesday evening after a man suspected of assaulting another man with a coffee table fled the scene before police could arrive. Const. Ken Steeves said … Continue Reading
While the trough feeders of all trough feeders Rob Ford provides a momentary distraction from the Senate Scandal, Press Progress has posted a video reminder of ” The Old Duff” fundraising for the Conservatives in 2010. From their post: “One of … Continue reading →