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By Leslie MacKinnon, CBC News//Posted: Apr 25, 2013
A new anti-terrorism bill, which passed the House of Commons Wednesday night and received royal assent Thursday, revives provisions from the Anti-terrorism Act passed just after the Sept. 11 attacks and adds some new ones.
Some controversial measures, such as investigative hearings and preventive detentions, which some fear might violate civil rights, have been restored. Some new sections in the bill seem tailored to thwart the early planning stages of an act of terrorism.
Here are eight things to know about the bill passed this week:
1. Investigative hearings are reinstated
An individual can be forced to appear at a secret hearing without any charges being laid if authorities believe he or she has knowledge of a terrorist activity. The individual must appear and answer questions or risk being jailed for up to 12 months…. Continue reading
On Monday, the judge ruled Const. Andy Yung acted reasonably during the arrest of 18-year-old Jamie Haller in 2011.
Haller’s mother, Martina Jeff, was expecting a different result.
“It’s been a hard, long, year and a half. We thought we were going to get justice. And everything just didn’t go the way we thought it was going to go. It affected Jamie, it took a lot out of her,” Jeff said. Continue reading
In a media release, the Vancouver Police Department said officers were called to a hotel in the Downtown Eastside after receiving a report of a woman causing a disturbance.
She was arrested for breach of peace, taken to jail, and then released the following morning, a VPD spokesperson said.
Police did not confirm whether the woman was Tania Belleau, who shared her story with CTV News Thursday. Continue reading
Plainclothes Vancouver Police Officer Bhabha, badge number 2703, punches detained man in face for asking about arrest.
STORY about Police/Prisons posted on February 22, 2013 by indyvan
With the 170 million dollar installment of the fare gates, the Transit Police’s ridiculously above average wage and a $27 million dollar annual budget, you would think they would be in high spirits and excited to criminalize the poor by handing out tickets and hassling riders? Nope, these bastards are complaining about their morale slipping because of “negative” reports by the mainstream media. Continue reading
WARNING | This story contains graphic details
CBC News/Posted: Feb 14, 2013
A 41-year-old male RCMP officer and a34-year-old woman facing a list of child abuse allegations were held in custody after making court appearances in Ottawa Thursday.
Ottawa police arrested the officer and the woman, who live in Ottawa, on Tuesday after an investigation at the officer’s home.
Police sources told CBC News a child was found “chained” in the basement. Sources also said what officers found was the “worst case of abuse police have seen.” Continue reading
Mike Blanchfield, Canadian Press/NationalPost, Feb. 13, 2013
New York-based Human Rights Watch uncovered one allegation of rape and others of assault by Mounties against aboriginals in rural B.C. communities.
The alleged incidents were uncovered as part of a broader investigation into charges of systemic neglect of missing and murdered aboriginal women along B.C.’s Highway 16, nicknamed the “Highway of Tears.” Continue reading