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Arthur Weinreb

Editor-at-Large based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Joined on Jun 20, 2011
Expertise in Government, Politics



Uproar after picture shows Prince George feeding dog ice cream

Animal rights groups, the RSPCA, veterinarians and others on social media weighed in after a picture was released showing three-year-old Prince George offering ice cream to the family dog.

Video of fatal shooting of black man by Houston police released

Houston - The graphic video was released to show Alva Braziel was holding a gun when he was shot and killed by police. But the fact the officers' bodycams were not activated until after the shooting leaves critics unsatisfied.

U.K. woman, 86, fights would-be mugger with...bacon?

Manchester - The attempted robbery of an octogenarian in a grocery store was reported by the Greater Manchester Police. But video evidence reveals the incident that was related by police was a tad exaggerated.

Watch driver playing Pokémon Go crash into Baltimore police car

Baltimore - A man who was playing Pokémon Go while driving smashed into a parked police car. Luckily no one was injured but the crash and subsequent conversation with the driver were captured on a police officer's bodycam.

DA: Woman posed as ex's wife, put fantasy rape ads on Craigslist

Fullerton - It is alleged an Ontario, California woman posted rape fantasy ads on Craigslist while she posed as her ex-boyfriend's pregnant wife. Several men took up the offer.

Facebook post by slain Baton Rouge police officer goes viral

Baton Rouge - Although the emotional Facebook post, written by a police officer a few days before he was shot to death in Baton Rouge, has been taken down, screenshots posted by friends have gone viral.

U.K. man jailed after bragging about high-speed chase on Facebook

Cambridge - A man who led police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit through the streets of Cambridge was jailed. After the chase, he bragged about the pursuit on Facebook and even drew a map of the route he took.

Bill introduced in Congress to make revenge porn a federal crime

Washington - A bill has been introduced in Congress making revenge porn a federal crime. Critics claim the bill is too broad and infringes on First Amendment rights to free speech.

Bodycam video of shooting of unarmed teen released by Fresno PD

Fresno - In what has been described as a "rare move," the chief of police of the Fresno Police Department has released bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Dylan Noble, an unarmed white 19-year-old who was shot by two officers last month.

3 Virginia men livestreaming on Facebook Live shot

Norfolk - Three men were sitting in a car while livestreaming on Facebook Live when suddenly multiple shots rang out. The camera fell to the floor but continued to record for more than an hour.

Toronto City Council will vote on 911 texting

Toronto - If Toronto City Councillor Norm Kelly gets his way, Toronto will become the first Canadian city to allow people to text 911 as well as call. Kelly will introduce a motion before council in an attempt to get the process started.

Toronto Transit Commission to introduce app to report harassment

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) intends to introduce a new app by the end of the year that will allow customers to advise transit authorities of harassment and other unwanted behaviour on the transit system.

Pokémon Go used by Missouri robbers to find victims

Police in O'Fallon, Missouri say four teens have been arrested after 11 other teens were robbed. It is alleged the suspects used the game Pokémon Go to lure the victims to remote places and robbed them.

3 arrested for social media threats to kill cops, whites

On Friday, one day after five police officers were killed in Dallas, three individuals were arrested and charged after it was alleged they threatened to kill police officers and whites. These threats were all made on social media.

3 American police officers outside of Dallas shot in past 3 days

Besides the killing of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of six others, three American police officers in three different states have been shot since the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile earlier in the week.

6 teens alleged to have shared intimate images without consent

Bridgewater - It is one of the first times in Canada that someone has been charged under a new law that makes it an offence to distribute intimate sexual or nude pictures of another person without that person's consent.

Abduction of young girl from store caught on surveillance video

Victorville - Luckily the abduction of a 4-year-old girl from a California store did not last long. The man lost his grip on the girl and she was quickly rescued by her mother. Others chased the man and held him until police arrived.

After Orlando, more U.S. jurisdictions considering texts to 911

In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando last month, more American jurisdictions are considering allowing people to text 911 rather than call. But there are downsides to implementing texting as well as obvious benefits.

NSW cop checked out woman he met on eHarmony in police database

Sydney - A 35-year-old New South Wales police officer faces jail time after he pleaded guilty in a Sydney courtroom to running the name of a woman he met on an online dating site through a restricted police database.

Protesters say they won't comply with new California gun laws

Sacramento - A small protest was held in Sacramento Saturday to protest six new California gun laws signed into law the day before by Gov. Jerry Brown. The activists say they will not comply with the new laws.
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