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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Any Chance of a staged double murder - As Man found dead near strangled Markham woman in Hamilton hotel

HAMILTON — Police say they’ve concluded the investigation into the slaying of a 25-year-old Markham, Ont., sex trade worker in a Hamilton hotel room.
Tammy Le was found strangled on Jan. 25 and the body of a man, described by police as a suspect in Le’s death, was discovered a few days later in a wooded area behind a nearby school parking lot.
On Thursday, police identified the man as Terry Moore of Hamilton and say his fingerprints were found in the room where Le was killed.
Investigators say forensic evidence from the scene, and the autopsies of Le and Moore linked the two at the time of her death.
They say questions remain as to Moore’s motive, but had he lived he would have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
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Police arrest 80 (pieces of shit and that is saying it in a nice way) in province-wide child exploitation investigation

A province-wide investigation into the exploitation of children online has resulted in the arrest of 80 people, including 8 from Toronto and more than a dozen others from elsewhere in the GTA.
Ontario Provincial Police say that they made the arrests during the execution of 174 search warrants over the last several weeks.
Those who were taken into custody are facing a combined 274 charges.
The charges include sexual assault, possession of child pornography, making child pornography, distributing child pornography and accessing child pornography.
A number of drug and weapon charges were also laid.
Among those arrested were a minor as well as a daycare worker from Milton that CP24 reported on Wednesday.
Police say the images that were seized depicted child sexual abuse, often featuring victims under the age of eight.
“This sweep serves as another wake up call to those who commit these monstrous crimes against our children,” Chief Superintendent Don Bell told reporters at a news conference on Thursday morning. “We will do everything we can to combat the threat that these predators pose to our children and our communities.”
Investigation spanned 27 jurisdictions
A total of 27 police services participated in the sweep as well as a number other agencies, including the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Homeland Security.
As part of the investigation, investigators tracked 2,038 IP addresses that were known to have downloaded child pornography or visited a known child pornography website over the 90 days.
Police say they ultimately didn’t have the appropriate resources to go after the people behind all of those IP addresses at once but anticipate that additional investigations will be undertaken in the coming weeks and months.
Bell, however, told reporters that it would be “na├»ve” to think that police have the necessary resources to take on the more than 2,000 suspected child pornography users.
“We cannot arrest ourselves out of this phenomenon,” he said. “Our community partners are extremely important, our education partners are extremely important. We have to take ownership of our children.”
As part of their investigation, police secured the safety of nine who had been working in the sex trade against their will. Police also identified 20 victims.
Though most of the suspects were charged with accessing and distributing child pornography, a number also faced additional charges of making child pornography.
“There has always been a misconception that this material is produced in third world countries but it is my experience that just as much is produced in Ontario,” Det. Staff Sgt. Frank Goldschmidt told reporters.
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SUV crashes into Stop n' Go convenience store at Bathurst and Harbord in Toronto

Bathurst Street closed in both directions from Harbord Street to Ulster Street as police investigate

An SUV crashed into the Stop 'n' Go convenience store at Bathurst and Harbord streets after hitting a pole Thursday afternoon at the intersection.

Police say they were called to the scene just before 2 p.m. Thursday for reports about a vehicle that crashed into a traffic standard.
Const. Clint Stibbe told CBC News the car was going westbound on Harbord approaching Bathurst when it crossed the centre line, jumped the curb on the south sidewalk and struck the pole.
Stibbe said the SUV hit another vehicle that was attempting to make a u-turn and continued westbound "at a high rate of speed."
When it hit the pole, the vehicle was sent spinning, it's back crashing into the front of the store. The pole was also broken in the collision.
Paramedics say they took two people to hospital with injuries that are not serious.
Police are also trying to determine if a second collision, at Harbord Street and Brunswick Avenue, is related.
Bathurst Street is closed in both directions from Harbord Street to Ulster Street as police investigate.
Harbord Street is also closed eastbound and westbound at Bathurst Street.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln teaches us a musical lesson on decolonization.

Catalina Maria Johnson

“Tell me why you think the red man is dead/With a fake headdress on your head/Tell me what you know about thousands of nations displaced and confined to concentration camps called reservations/We died for the birth of your nation”
Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln’s teaches us a musical lesson on decolonization, rapping over a Disney’s Peter Pan tune that most of us know by heart (a seemingly innocuous children’s ditty that keeps alive in us a poisonous mindset we hardly acknowledge). Waln’s rage is righteous, and his call to clearer awareness much needed. Just listen. 
— Catalina Maria Johnsonradio host/producer, music journalist,Beat Latino, Chicago on “What Makes the Red Man Red” 
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