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Tamil film 'Mafia Chapter 1' under scanner for using pics of serial killer victims...
IANS | 2020-04-02 10:35 UTC

Chennai, 2 April : Director Karthik Naren's Tamil film "Mafia: Chapter 1", which released earlier in February, has come under the scanner for using photos of five of the eight men who were murdered by Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur.

'How dare you?': Bruce McArthur's victims' photos used in Indian action film to portray criminals...
CBC [ Toronto ] 2020-04-01 09:00 UTC

Family members of five of the eight men murdered by Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur are shocked and upset after learning their loved ones' photos were portrayed as images of criminals in a newly-released Indian Tamil-language action movie.

It's been two years since Bruce McArthur's arrest. Has anything changed in Toronto's gay community?...
Toronto Star | 2020-02-14 11:00 UTC

... ? By JP Larocque Special to the Star Fri., Feb. 14, 2020 timer 5 min. read It's a cold January evening, and The Black Eagle is quiet. A few patrons are perched on stools, while men linger along the edge of the bar some chat while others flirt, scanning the room. A familiar scene in a place where many have connected with friends, lovers, and strangers for decades. Convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur was once a face in this crowd. A presence at the bar, whether on a stool or out on the shaded patio, his parked van a familiar sight to those of us who spent time here during those years. Following his arrest, some would share stories, vague memories of him —or someone like him —on the periphery of a dance party or night out, a wolf circling the ...

HUNTER: How many did Bruce McArthur really kill?...
Toronto Sun | 2020-02-19 22:12 UTC

... behind the bars of his tiny cell in Millhaven. Ever. The rotund landscaping ghoul and former travelling sock salesman is reportedly in failing health and death may come sooner than later. But the convicted serial killer whose murderous jag came to an abrupt end in a Toronto courtroom a hair more than a year ago left a slew of loose ends. For starters, no one believes McArthur, 68, started killing gay men when he was 56-years-old. A mountain of evidence says this is nearly impossible. Pinning more murders on the corpulent killer, that's another matter. Serial killer Bruce McArthur. (Facebook photo) "Other than if you believe he's responsible for the gay strip murders in the 1970s... and many people do... there's this huge gap in his life from ...

'It's never going to be over': Victims of Bruce McArthur honoured 2 years after his arrest...
CBC [ Toronto ] 2020-01-18 20:47 UTC

The homeowners of a mid-Toronto home — now known for being the site where serial killer Bruce McArthur buried remains of his victims — held a memorial on Saturday to mark the second anniversary since his arrest.

2 years after Bruce McArthur's arrest, Toronto's LGBTQ community still healing...
CBC [ Toronto ] 2020-01-17 20:45 UTC

... case remains hard. The eight lives lost here were well-known within the community. "We're still a community in grieving," he said. Rock also said it's important to recognize that the bulk of the victims were from racialized communities. When serial killer Bruce McArthur was sentenced to life in prison last week, Insp. Hank Idsinga had a front-row seat. As lead investigator, Idsinga spent months digging through evidence, a process that left him emotionally exhausted. Ioanna Roumeliotis sat down with Idsinga to reflect on the year and the questions that linger. 5:28 "We need to care for each other better across the lines of difference," he said. "I have often said we have a race problem in the LGBTQ community. If you go to the ...

Use of force in question at Millhaven treatment centre following incident with inmate: report...
Global News | 2020-02-21 21:12 UTC

... technologist' attempt to intervene with verbal coaching, the technologist was then abruptly asked to leave the room due to safety concerns, the report says. Zinger pointed out notes from the behaviourial technologist, who said at no point did they feel the inmate was putting anyone was at risk. 1:33 Convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur was allegedly assaulted in a Kingston area prison Convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur was allegedly assaulted in a Kingston area prison "The inmate was 'appropriate and polite' in all interactions," Zinger said the behaviourial technologist noted following the incident. Although the technologist was told to leave the room, the report said they were blocked by the entrance of four other security ...

Pretrial motions begin in Tess Richey murder case...
Toronto Star | 2020-01-13 23:25 UTC

... the trial, which is expected to last between four and six weeks. Witnesses who showed up in court Monday were asked to return to court at the end of the month. The Crown is scheduled to begin calling evidence on Jan. 30, after jury selection. Richey's case, along with other missing-persons investigations linked to the city's Gay Village and the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur, prompted Toronto police to order an independent review into how the force handles missing-person reports. The review is ongoing and is expected to end next year. YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN... Toronto police launched a new missing-persons unit in July 2018. Get more of today's top stories in your inbox Sign up for the Star's Morning Headlines email newsletter for ...

Torstar receives 10 nominations for 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists Awards...
Toronto Star | 2020-04-06 20:43 UTC

... The Star was named a finalist in the open media, data journalism, human-rights reporting, labour reporting, reconciliation, and environmental and climate change categories. " It Took a Village ," Star reporter Wendy Gillis' series on the police investigation that caught serial killer Bruce McArthur, was nominated in the open media categories. Gillis conducted more than two dozen interviews with investigators, witnesses and community members, and scoured thousands of pages of documents to shed light on what happened in the McArthur case, a man who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Thomas Rohner was also nominated in the same category for his story on the homicide of 11-year-old Ray Okpik Jr (a.k.a. OJ), a killing that shocked ...

Police chief and mayor to participate in 'cavalcade' to honour healthcare workers on Hospital Row...
CP24 | 2020-04-19 17:00 UTC

... CP24 GO Video Help Contact Us CP24 Supports Lotto Numbers Breaking News Email Talk Shows Skip to Main Content WATCH NOW: CP24's continuing coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic Advertisement Police chief and mayor to participate in 'cavalcade' to honour healthcare workers on Hospital Row Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders addresses reporters following the sentence of convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur on Feb. 8, 2019. (Cristina Tenaglia/CP24) Chris Fox, CP24.com Published Sunday, April 19, 2020 1:00PM EDT A number of dignitaries, including Police Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory, will be travelling down Toronto's Hospital Row tonight to salute the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. The event ...

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