Interesting news articles part 3

30 Cases of Extreme Police Brutality and Blatant Misconduct – brainz.org
http://brainz.org/30-cases-extreme-police-brutality-and-blatant-misconduct/

Al Gosling is now homeless at 82 – Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/697540

Benazir Bhutto: Bin Laden was Murdered (video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnychOXj9Tg

Biovail fined $25M for bribing doctors – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2009/09/15/biovail-doctor-kickbacks.html

Canadians On Do-Not Call Registry Hit By Telemarketers – allheadlinenews.com
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7013816345

Charges Dropped Against Cop Caught Having Sex With Cows – wpix.com
http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-animal-cruelty-charges-dropped,0,4270638.story

Citizen’s arrest – Leave policing to the police – Toronto Sun
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/alan_shanoff/2009/06/07/9703121-sun.html

Cop Beats Special Needs Student On Camera – CBS2 Chicago
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/10/07/crimesider/entry5368597.shtml

Court Orders Google to Unmask Blogger in Defamation Case – allthingsd.com
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20090819/on-the-internet-everybody-knows-youre-a-name-caller-google-unmasks-the-skank-blogger/?reflink=ATD_yahoo_ticker

Discipline recommendations in for WVPD Constable – North Shore Outlook
http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/83600247.html?period=W&mpStartDate=01-28-2010&c=y&curSection=/vancouver_island_north/comoxvalleyrecord&curTitle=BC%20News

Do Not Call Cell List – strangeduck.com
http://www.strangeduck.com/blog/the-buzz/105/do-not-call-cell-list/

False memories ‘written’ on flies’ brains – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/10/15/tech-biology-fruit-fly-memory.html

Fans walk out on Spears in Australia (video)
http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-ca&vid=c283419a-5204-4d96-8732-826494e10947&from=imbot_en-ca_m2534&fg=rss

Gaza zookeepers draw crowds with painted donkeys after zebras die – telegraph.co.uk
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/6274874/Gaza-zookeepers-draw-crowds-with-painted-donkeys-after-zebras-die.html#

Genetic Modification – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/genetics_modification/
“In Canada, a free vote in Parliament Oct. 17, 2001, defeated a bill by Liberal MP Charles Caccia. His private member’s bill, C-287, would have required mandatory labelling of genetically altered foods.”

Ice-cream and burgers can control your brain – study – Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE58E0W320090915

Korean Woman Spends 10 Million on Driving Tests – weirdasianews.com
http://www.weirdasianews.com/2009/09/24/korean-women-spends-10-million-driving-tests/

lawsuit filed against police officer, his son and the department, store video catches cop bullying woman – Liveleak.com (video)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ea0_1248129569
Statements that I found interesting:
There was little damage, and the other driver had left the scene
But in cases in which it’s a defendant’s word against a police officer’s, the benefit of doubt often falls to the cop.
video recordings are capturing more criminal activity and assisting prosecutions, but they’re also monitoring police conduct.
there are numerous cases of police seeking to confiscate and destroy tapes that may have captured a police action.
The clerk on duty the night that Lopez confronted Lawless told investigators that three times after the incident, police officers spoke with him about the security tape and that two asked if he would erase it.
An Internal Affairs investigation found no misconduct among officers who spoke with the clerk about the tape.
A hearing to determine what discipline, if any, will be imposed on Lopez is still pending.

McDonald’s loses Malaysia McCurry case – busrep.co.za
http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=565&fArticleId=5156689

Osama bin Laden is Dead – 321gold.com
http://www.321gold.com/editorials/moriarty/moriarty111308.html

Passport applications collected by federal minister allegedly stolen – Yahoo! News
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091203/national/stolen_passports

Philadelphia officer who ordered women to perform jail-cell ‘sex show’ will be fired – dailyamerican.com
http://www.dailyamerican.com/articles/2007/06/28/weird/weird795.txt

Police brutality leads to PERMANENT BRAINDAMAGE – Liveleak.com
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=682_1213981276

Police erased cellphone video of fatal shooting, witness alleges – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/03/23/bc-cell-phone-video-recording-police-shooting.html
I guess they thought twice about releasing another ‘cop vs. man’ tape to the public (remember the outrage over the Robert Dziekanski video once it was shown to the public?).

Police Play Wii Bowling During Drug Raid – escapistmagazine.com
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/94902-Police-Play-Wii-Bowling-During-Drug-Raid

Portland man gets probation after stabbing ex-girlfriend’s pet fish – oregonlive.com
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/10/portland_man_gets_probation_fo.html

President of Pakistan – Osama Bin Laden is dead (NBC’s Meet the Press – Airdate May 10, 2009) (video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZlx_YhL0T0

RCMP officer in court to face several charges; Vernon James Wilson is charged in relation to two alleged drunk-driving incidents – Kelowna.com
http://www.kelowna.com/2010/01/09/rcmp-officer-in-court-to-face-several-charges-vernon-james-wilson-is-charged-in-relation-to-two-alleged-drunk-driving-incidents-darah-hansen/

Registered with the do-not-call list – Expect more calls, says consumer watchdog – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/01/23/donotcall.html

Report – Bin Laden Already Dead – FoxNews.com
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,41576,00.html

Report slams RCMP in airport Taser death – CBC News
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/cbc-article.aspx?cp-documentid=22820608

Sears call centre closes in Regina – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2009/09/18/call-centre-closes.html#socialcomments

Student Clayton Wilson questions police-complaint process – Straight.com
http://www.straight.com/article-279715/vancouver/student-questions-policecomplaint-process

Student Ordered to Pay $675k for Downloads – cbsnews.com
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/31/tech/main5203118.shtml
NOTICE THAT THEY DON’T GO INTO DETAIL AS TO HOW THEY KNEW HE WAS SHARING AND DOWNLOADING!

Telus, Bell ordered to refund customers – Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Telus+Bell+ordered+refund+customers/2009701/story.html

Video Shows Mpls. Cop Taser Man With Hands On Car – wcco.com
http://wcco.com/crime/taser.neck.minneapolis.2.1287716.html

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