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Arthur Weinreb

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

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Ontario cop faces demotion for removing cat from drug user's home

Oshawa - A Durham Regional police officer will face a disciplinary hearing after it was alleged she removed a kitten she thought was suffering from the home of a drug user without the owner’s knowledge or consent.

Inquiry finds 'knees together' judge should be removed from bench

Calgary - A committee of the Canadian Judicial Council recommended Justice Robin Camp be removed from office for remarks he made during a 2014 sexual assault trial that included asking the complainant why she didn't just keep her knees together.

Buffalo woman brings lawsuit to postpone Tuesday's election

Buffalo - A Buffalo, New York grandmother has commenced a lawsuit asking a judge to postpone the Nov. 8 presidential election. The woman argues neither of the two main candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, are fit to hold the office of the president.

Man steals police car, streams high-speed chase on Facebook Live

Tulsa - A sergeant with the Tulsa Police Department told the local CBS affiliate he wished more criminals would record their illegal activities. It makes them easier to catch and provides additional evidence to use in convicting them.

Canada will make back-up cameras on new cars mandatory in 2018

Ottawa - Beginning in May 2018, all new cars and small trucks sold in Canada will have to be equipped with rear-view or back-up cameras. It is hoped the new regulations will prevent injuries and deaths of those struck by vehicles in the process of backing up.

Man threatened Muslims because 'the election made him do it'

Agoura Hills - Without admitting their client’s guilt, lawyers for a 40-year-old man who was charged with threatening to kill Muslims say their client is a good man who is a victim of the toxic election campaign.

Ukrainian man changes name to 'iPhone 7,' wins a free smartphone

Kiev - A man in Ukraine legally changed his name to iPhone 7 in order to get a free smartphone. However he plans to change his name back again, probably when he has children.

U.S. Supreme Court will hear sex offender social media ban case

The United States Supreme Court decided to hear the case of a North Carolina man who was convicted under a state law. That law forbids registered sex offenders from accessing social media sites that permits minor children to have accounts or access.

Texas teen crashes into police car while taking topless selfie

Bryan - It is not a good idea to drive while intoxicated. It is also not a good idea to use a hand-held device to take a selfie to post on Snapchat while driving. Police allege a 19-year-old Texas teen was doing both when she crashed into a parked police car.

Two out of three Canadians want distracted walking laws

According to a poll taken early last month, 66 percent of Canadians would like to see laws that ban the use of cellphones by pedestrians on public roadways. The respondents were fed up with pedestrians using cellphones and not paying attention.

Picture released of mom who overdosed in car with infant present

Hope - Taking a cue from similar situations, police in Hope, Indiana released pictures of a mother in her car who allegedly overdosed from heroin while her 10-month old son was in the back seat crying. Police hope the release will serve as an educational tool.

Ontario police will use text messages as new way to find killer

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP} have come up with an innovative way to try and solve a murder case. They will send text messages to telephone subscribers who were in a specific area around the time the victim was last seen alive.

Jared Fogle's ex-wife sues Subway for emotional distress

The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle launched a lawsuit against the sandwich company. Katie McLaughlin claims Subway learned years ago her husband was a pedophile but failed to report him to police or do anything about it.

Video: Texas cop administers CPR to toddler, saves his life

Granbury - The father of a three-year-old called 911 after his son stopped breathing and was unresponsive. A police officer arrived within minutes and revived the toddler using CPR. Much of the officer’s lifesaving heroics was captured on his car’s dashcam.

Ontario plans to outlaw computer 'scalper bots'

Toronto - Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi announced his government will introduce legislation in the spring that will outlaw computer scalper bots that are able to buy up a large number of tickets to concerts and sporting events as soon as they go on sale.

Watch woman slap police horse, then get kicked

Kingston - Last weekend, in the university town of Kingston, Ontario, two men and a woman were charged after it was alleged they slapped a police horse in three separate incidents. The incident involving the woman was caught on video and went viral.

As First Lady, Melania Trump would combat social media negativity

If Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States, his wife Melania said as first lady, she would like to do what she can about the effect of negativity on social media on children and help them combat such things as cyberbullying.

RCMP uses social media in unusual way to solve 30-year-old murder

Thompson - Yesterday, on the 30th anniversary of the rape and murder of 15-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown, the Manitoba RCMP devoted their social media accounts in an attempt to find the teen's killer. Many of the post were done in Kellie's voice.

Chicago police release video of female officer brutally beaten

Chicago - The Chicago Police Department released dashcam and bodycam video of the brutal beating of a female police officer by a suspect resisting arrest. The officer refused to use her gun because of the repercussions that result from police shootings.

U.S., Canada ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from aircraft

Both the U.S. and Canada have banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from all flights effective today. The ban comes in the wake of several reported incidents of the phones exploding or catching on fire.
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