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Old Posted Jan 19, 2008, 3:06 AM
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Gag my wild maggot.

I wish government would do something about people who say government should do something. Oh shit!

Everyone talks about Edmonton, but my point of view is if it isn't tourists, business travellers, or pillars of the community, arrest the murder suspect and then move the hell on. The people who are dying, and where they are dying don't cause me to shiver in the night.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2008, 3:12 AM
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looking at crimestat winnipegs crime rate is down 47% so far this year? over this same time period last year jan 1st to jan 13 this weeks data will be posted next week... wish it was live

and in the north end of the city concerderd a crime riden gehto shit hole by many in this city its down 67%
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2008, 4:34 AM
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What is going on in Calgary sounds like we may be at 4 now?
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2008, 2:48 PM
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looking at crimestat winnipegs crime rate is down 47% so far this year? over this same time period last year jan 1st to jan 13 this weeks data will be posted next week... wish it was live

and in the north end of the city concerderd a crime riden gehto shit hole by many in this city its down 67%
I don't think you can read anything from a 2-week sample of crime statistics. There are too many other factors that can alter crime rates over such a short period of time including weather, a single crime spree, large econonomic shifts, large events).
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Two people were gunned down (fatally) in downtown Vancouver tonight. It has been an otherwise quiet year there.
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I don't think you can read anything from a 2-week sample of crime statistics. There are too many other factors that can alter crime rates over such a short period of time including weather, a single crime spree, large econonomic shifts, large events).
this year was warmer during this time period then last year... but then the drope is mostly in the autotheft area....
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2008, 10:50 AM
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Sarah Elizabeth Brown | January 22, 2008, 7:56 pm
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/top_story.php?id=87533

A young man who burst into a 62-year-old‘s apartment and beat the man to death with a steel pipe has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

After taking into consideration time already spent in custody, the sentence means 4 1/2 years in a federal penitentiary.

Justice Joyce Pelletier sentenced Louis Moonias, 18, Tuesday morning after hearing submissions from lawyers in December.

Moonias was 17 when he was arrested and charged with the second-degree murder of 62-year-old Thomas Allen Killingbeck on March 9, 2006.

He pleaded guilty in September 2007 to manslaughter, a crime that would bring a maximum of three years in jail as a youth. Though adult manslaughter has a maximum of life in prison, sentences usually fall in the five- to eight-year range.

Because the Crown applied to have Moonias sentenced as an adult, and the defence consented, his identity can be published.

The agreed statement of facts provided to the court earlier outlined a night of Moonias and two other men consuming beer and prescription narcotics.

The other two men provided statements to police.

For rest of story, click link above.
The above involves the first of three murders in 2006. We're still at 0 for 2008. This day last year we had our first homicide of 2007; a woman was found dead in an apartment and police withheld information for almost a week.
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2008, 11:09 PM
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#1 for Ottawa.a 22 year old man killed his father.
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The accused is a paranoid schizophrenic and his father was a really nice man. I met them many times. Very tragic.
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What is going on in Calgary sounds like we may be at 4 now?
Yep, at 4. They still haven't officially identified the latest victim, though the chance its not the person that they think it is is pretty slim. And they're still asking for the public to help them find her purse.

For those who haven't heard about it, it appears that the lady (in her early 40's) was followed from the CTrain and killed beside the church adjacent to one of the NE CTrain stations in a random attack. Happened just days before council was set to look at a safety audit of the transit system, so this just made it impossible for them to not authorize the audit.
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Calgary stands at 4, none of them solved. I don't remember the exact count for 2007 but it was around 28-29 I think. Of those 14 or 15 remain unsolved. That is the most troubling part to me, the very high percentage of cases that are unsolved.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2008, 8:18 PM
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Calgary stands at 4, none of them solved. I don't remember the exact count for 2007 but it was around 28-29 I think. Of those 14 or 15 remain unsolved. That is the most troubling part to me, the very high percentage of cases that are unsolved.
Probably due to the high transient population. We have a murder from 2005 that is still unsolved, the guy who did it was likely a transient as he is nowhere to be found.
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I believe that a large number of the unsolved from last year are gang related, so the individuals involved may not be transient, but for the most part anyone involved did their utmost to not help CPS. Most of the solved ones were related to domestic situations from what I recall, although there were a few unrelated to gangs that are still pending as well.
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Seems to be the gang & drug related murders that go unsolved.... those don't worry me near as much as someone getting killed trying to break up a fight outside a bar, as happened here in Edmonton a week or so back
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The accused is a paranoid schizophrenic and his father was a really nice man. I met them many times. Very tragic.
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Don't think this has been posted...Van is at ?? 4-5

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January 21, 2008 at 12:44 AM EST

VANCOUVER — Two men were shot to death just outside a swank, high-end restaurant frequented by celebrities and Hollywood stars on Saturday night, ending a brief lull in the city's spate of gangland violence with a hail of gunfire.

The victims had been on their way to a private party at the Gotham Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar when two assailants gunned them down before horrified pedestrians thronging Seymour Street in the heart of downtown Vancouver, an area packed with bars, coffee shops and late-night grocery stores.

Police spokesman Constable Tim Fanning said it was fortunate no one else was hurt in the brazen attack.

“It was alarming to everyone down there. People were just shocked that this would happen in such a busy, busy area,” Constable Fanning said.
Bodies lie on the pavement beside a Range Rover outside a popular restaurant on Seymour Street in Vancouver early Sunday.

Bodies lie on the pavement beside a Range Rover outside a popular restaurant on Seymour Street in Vancouver early Sunday.

The private party, booked into a secluded downstairs room at the restaurant, was to have celebrated the recent engagement of one of the victims, 37-year old Ricardo Francis Scarpino of West Vancouver.

One of the invited guests dropped a loaded semi-automatic handgun when stopped by police as he attempted to leave the premises, moments after the shootings. He was arrested and is facing charges of having an illegal weapon and cocaine possession.

Constable Fanning said Mr. Scarpino was familiar to police for his criminal associations and was almost certainly the prime target of the well-executed hit.

“He was obviously on somebody's list to kill…. They lay in waiting and picked their opportunity to do this.”

Mr. Scarpino was convicted and served time for heading up a huge cocaine smuggling ring based in Victoria in the late 1990s.

But the convictions were subsequently stayed several years later by the Crown for undisclosed reasons, and Mr. Scarpino was soon released.

In 1993, Mr. Scarpino killed a man in a busy Los Angeles restaurant, while acting as a bounty hunter. He was not charged with murder, however, because investigators could not disprove Mr. Scarpino's claim that he acted in self defence.

He had also served time for property theft.

Constable Fanning said the second victim, a 38-year West Vancouver resident described as a friend of Mr. Scarpino, was not known to police. His identity is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

The attack took place while Mr. Scarpino and three passengers were still inside his black 2007 Land Rover that had pulled up to the restaurant.

A pair of black-clad gunmen ran up and pumped numerous bullets at the victims, before dashing off down a nearby alley. Two handguns were found a block away.

Mr. Scarpino was killed right beside his fiancée, who had been sitting in the front seat of the Land Rover.

“She is very, very distraught, as you can imagine,” said Constable Fanning. “It was an absolutely horrific thing to happen on what was supposed to have been a very joyous evening.”

The Gotham Steakhouse, located in a refurbished art deco building beside the Hudson's Bay store, is often a dining retreat for celebrities, attracted by its dark, secluded interior and reputation for good wines and excellent cuisine.

Past guests have included Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, Mark Wahlberg, Nicolas Cage, Hugh Jackman, Kid Rock and Michael Buble.

General manager Christopher Langridge said that, as far as he knew, members of the private party had not eaten previously at the restaurant.

“We've had prime ministers and so many celebrities here. This was a very rare situation. It's certainly not an everyday event for our staff and our guests,” Mr. Langridge said.

A woman who lives in the area told reporters that she rushed to the scene after hearing as many as six shots.

“I'd never seen dead people before. It was horrible,” said the woman, who identified herself only as “Charm.”

“One of the bodies was pulled onto the sidewalk. You don't expect to have people being gunned down on your back door step. It's really shocking.”

The killings were the first serious gang-related violence since Lower Mainland police formed a highly publicized Violence Suppression Team in early November, in the wake of a raft of gangland homicides in the city and surrounding suburbs, including the slaying of six people in a Surrey apartment.

Police suggested that gangs were lying low because of their stepped-up anti-gang activities.

“It's been pretty quiet for a long time,” said Constable Fanning, “But sadly, we were not able to prevent this double homicide. There are a lot of guns out there and a lot at stake in the criminal world…. Complete eradication is almost impossible.”

Reacting to the weekend homicides, Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan stopped short Sunday of endorsing Toronto Mayor David Miller's call for a complete ban on handguns.

“My understanding is that these handguns are being smuggled into Canada, so they are not legal to begin with,” Mr. Sullivan said. “But I certainly support anything that will be effective against these gangs.”

A better way, the mayor argued, is to consider legalizing drugs or giving the green light to his plan to wean addicts off drugs by prescribing legal alternatives.

“If you eliminate profits from illegal drugs, there would be no violence,” Mr. Sullivan said.
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Man shot dead in inner city Edmonton home
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | 4:26 PM MT
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An unidentified 27-year-old man, who was shot Tuesday at an inner city triplex, is Edmonton's third homicide of 2008.

The shooting occurred just before 11 a.m. MT in a house at 112 Avenue and 90 Street in north central Edmonton, police said.

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed at this house at 112 Avenue and 90 Street Tuesday.
(CBC) When officers arrived, they found a man inside with a gunshot wound to the chest. Paramedics treated him and took him to hospital where he died, police said.

Investigators are looking for three or four suspects who fled the scene wearing masks. They are also interviewing witnesses who were inside the residence at the time. Police won't say how many people were in the house when the shooting occurred, or provide any more information about the victim.

Neighbour Roger DeJordy told CBC News the house where the shooting happened is rented to people who come and go at "all hours of the day and night."

The neighbourhood is known for prostitutes and drug houses, he said. Although in the past few years, more owners have been fixing up their homes and the problems have decreased, DeJordy said.
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Toronto is at 4, a man died of his injuries after being shot earlier in the week.

2 of these murders were innocent bystanders. Tragically sad. The police have people in custody for the first one, but they are are still looking for tips on the second.
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2008, 3:33 AM
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Definately sad when innocent bystanders get caught up. Theres been a few cases of that happening in Calgary last year.

They've also arrested a person in connection with the last homicide in Calgary, and supposedly are looking into whether he may be involved in a few incidents (assaults, rapes and possibly 2 murders) from the past year or so.
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Calgary is now at 5.

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy on a body found Tuesday, in northwest Calgary.

The victim, identified as a 17-year-old black male, cannot be named until the Calgary Police Service has notified his next of kin. Efforts are currently being made to do so.

The Medical Examiner has determined this male was the victim of a stabbing. This is Calgary’s 5th homicide of 2008.

At approximately 3:15 a.m., on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, emergency crews responded to the area of 25 Avenue and 5 Street N.W., where they discovered the deceased man.

Homicide investigators continue to try and locate a woman who went to a nearby convenience store to seek help from employees.
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