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on September 11, 2015 in World News

Toronto police planted loose heroin in suspect’s car

Toronto police planted loose heroin in suspect’s car to justify illegal search, judge rules by Douglas Quan Toronto police committed “egregious wrongful conduct” after they planted loose heroin on the centre console of a drug suspect’s car to create a pretext for searching the vehicle, a judge has found. In January 2014, Toronto police arrested Nguyen Son Tran in the city’s Chinatown after finding 11 grams of plastic-wrapped heroin tucked behind the steering column of his car. But Ontario Superior Court Judge Edward Morgan ruled last week that officers never had the right to search the car in the first place… View Article

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on September 11, 2015 in World News

Senator Brazeau to plead guilty on assault, possession charges, paving way for return to the Senate

Senator Brazeau to plead guilty on assault, possession charges, paving way for return to the Senate by Glen McGregor, Postmedia News | ependent Senator Patrick Brazeau is expected to enter a guilty plea on reduced criminal charges of simple assault and cocaine possession next week, in a deal that would see him given an unconditional discharge that could allow him to one day return to the Senate. Brazeau is currently on trial for assault and sexual assault related to a February 2013 incident involving a woman he lived with in Gatineau, Que. Earlier this year, a Quebec court heard testimony… View Article

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on September 11, 2015 in World News

RCMP Spied On Gay Groups, Warned Of PM “Allegations”

RCMP Spied On Gay Groups, Warned Of PM “Allegations” By Tom Korski The RCMP spied on 1970s-era gay activists amid fears of allegations over then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s “homosexual proclivities”, say newly-obtained files. The secret police memos were released under Access To Information. Mounties kept close surveillance on gay rights advocates described as “hippies” and “revolutionary groups”. Senior government officials planning a May 1, 1971 visit to Vancouver by Trudeau sought confidential files on activists, according to memos. “We are aware that a total of approximately 39 groups are planning to demonstrate,” the RCMP Security Service wrote in an April… View Article

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on September 11, 2015 in World News

Mine Owner Calls EPA Official’s Testimony ‘Absolute Baloney of the Worst Kind’

Mine Owner Calls EPA Official’s Testimony ‘Absolute Baloney of the Worst Kind’ by Michael Patrick Leahy Gold King Mine owner Todd Hennis is calling the testimony of EPA Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus at Wednesday’s House Science Committee hearing “absolute baloney of the worst kind.” In his testimony, EPA’s Stanislaus told the committee “[t]his [blowout] was a result of cave-ins and water build up. That’s why we were there at the time.” But Hennis is pinning the blame on the EPA for the August 5 blowout of 3 million gallons of toxic waste from the Gold King Mine he owns near… View Article

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on September 11, 2015 in World News

Office Depot Refuses to Print Copies of Pro-Life Prayer

Office Depot Refuses to Print Copies of Pro-Life Prayer by Dr. Susan Berry Office Depot has refused to print copies of a pro-life prayer on the grounds that to do so violates company policy of printing material that “advocates the persecution of people who support abortion rights.” Maria Goldstein, 42, ordered 500 copies of “A Prayer for the Conversion of Planned Parenthood” at Office Depot in Schaumburg, Illinois, for distribution at her Roman Catholic parish’s Masses Sunday. The prayer was composed by national director of Priests for Life Father Frank Pavone, a Breitbart News contributor. The handout, according to the… View Article

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on September 11, 2015 in World News

War on Cops: Ambush Threat in Cleveland

War on Cops: Ambush Threat in Cleveland by Lee Stranahan In a tense national atmosphere where antagonism between police and some black Americans has been ratcheted up by the Black Lives Matter movement, and recent murders of police officers have made headlines nationwide, a Police union President now says there is a credible threat against Cleveland law enforcement. Fox 8 Cleveland reports: The Cleveland Division of Police isn’t commenting on the situation, but Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis said they are taking the information very seriously. He said it involves criminals attempting to provoke officers while riding ATVs and… View Article

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on September 11, 2015 in World News

David Frum: Grassroots Revolt Goes Beyond Trump; Will Have Lasting Impact

David Frum: Grassroots Revolt Goes Beyond Trump; Will Have Lasting Impact by Breitbart News In The Atlantic, David Frum explains that dissatisfaction on the right didn’t begin with Donald Trump, and is likely to outlast him. Rank-and-file Republicans have signaled their disaffection from their party in spectacular fashion, from the Tea Party to the summer of Trump. The reason of the Republican revolt is not hard to explain: disappointment and frustration. Whatever happens to the Trump candidacy—almost certainly nothing good—the insurrectionary mood inside the Republican Party will not easily be quieted. More than 40 percent of Republicans want illegal immigrants… View Article

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on September 10, 2015 in World News

More Than 90 Percent of Middle Eastern Refugees on Food Stamps

More Than 90 Percent of Middle Eastern Refugees on Food Stamps by Caroline May More than 90 percent of recent refugees from Middle Eastern nations are on food stamps and nearly 70 percent receive cash assistance, according to government data. According to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) data highlighted by the immigration subcommittee staff of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)— chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest — in FY 2013, 91.4 percent of Middle Eastern refugees (accepted to the U.S. between 2008-2013) received food stamps, 73.1 percent were on Medicaid or Refugee Medical Assistance and 68.3 percent… View Article

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on September 10, 2015 in World News

Obama Directs United States To Accept 10,000 Syrians In 2016

Obama Directs United States To Accept 10,000 Syrians In 2016 by Charlie Spiering The United States is preparing for an influx of 10,000 additional Syrian refugees in 2016, according to the White House. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed to reporters during the daily press briefing that Obama had directed the U.S. government to prepare for a total of 10,000 additional refugees from Syria in 2016. “The fact is, these are human beings that are in a terrible, desperate, vulnerable situation,” Earnest said. “That’s why the president has directed his national security team to continue to play a leading… View Article

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on September 10, 2015 in World News

Who is Protecting the Drug Trade?

Who is Protecting the Drug Trade? Afghan officials blame NATO after 11 police officers killed in airstrike A US-led coalition airstrike killed 11 Afghan anti-drug police officers in southern Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said Monday. Amid conflicting reports, NATO has denied responsibility. The airstrike hit the unstable, opium-rich province of Helmand on Sunday, AFP cited officials as saying. “Eleven counter-narcotics police were killed and four others were wounded in an airstrike carried out by international forces in the Garmsir district of Helmand province,” deputy Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. The statement comes amid conflicting reports over who was behind… View Article

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