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Red Deer RCMP arrest woman driving stolen vehicle LESS THAN AN HOUR after she was released for driving stolen vehicle


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News Release from Red Deer RCMP

Red Deer RCMP recover stolen property and vehicles, charges laid

Over a one week period, Red Deer RCMP Crime Reduction Team (CRT) made several arrests and recovered stolen property, following police investigation.

On Aug. 25, 2022, Red Deer RCMP CRT were making pro-active patrols when a stolen vehicle was located. A 34 year-old male, a resident of Red Deer, was found driving the vehicle. Subsequent investigation led to police seizing a shotgun, which had been altered, as well as methamphetamine, both of which were located inside the vehicle. Charges are pending against the male, including Possession of stolen property, Possession of a controlled substance, and Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

On Aug. 30, 2022, Red Deer RCMP CRT identified a vehicle with a stolen licence plate attached. RCMP launched an investigation and obtained a search warrant in relation to a residence. Police arrested a male (37 years), a resident of Red Deer, with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Police Dog Service (PDS). This male was held in custody pending the results of a Judicial Interim Release Hearing (JIR), as he has previously been arrested and charged for similar offences in Dec. 2021 and Jan. 2022. Charges are pending, including 3 counts of Possession of stolen property of licence plates.

On Aug. 31, 2022, members of Red Deer RCMP CRT were again conducting pro-active patrols when they identified a stolen licence plate on a vehicle. Investigation determined the truck was also reported stolen. Two females were located in the vehicle, and the female driver attempted to flee on foot. With the assistance of Red Deer RCMP PDS, CRT arrested both females. Charges are pending against the 21 year-old driver, a resident of Sylvan Lake, Alta, who was further arrested on outstanding warrants. Following a JIR hearing, she was released to appear in court at a later date. On Sept. 1, 2022, less then an hour after being released from custody, this same female was again located driving a stolen vehicle. She was arrested and is currently in custody awaiting a JIR hearing with new charges. 

These arrests are part of the RCMP’s ongoing efforts to reduce crime in Red Deer, and are the result of intelligence led policing initiatives.

“Red Deer RCMP seeks to identify repeat offenders and conduct targeted enforcement initiatives, in an effort to reduce crime within our community,” said Sgt. Kay, who leads the Community Response Detail in Red Deer. “Many offenders use stolen vehicles to commit other property crimes, such as shoplifting and breaking and entering. By conducting pro-active investigations and patrols, we aim to reduce the offences being committed in Red Deer. ”

In addition, the Red Deer RCMP would like to remind the public that most vehicle thefts are preventable.

“Never leave your vehicle running with the keys in the ignition and always remember to lock your doors after exiting your vehicle. Whenever possible, park your vehicle in a garage or in a well-lit area and never leave personal belongings in plain sight,” says Sgt. Kay.

Motorists are also encouraged to attend this year’s AMA’s Fall Care Event, where Red Deer RCMP have partnered to hand out anti-theft screws designed to prevent theft of licence plates from vehicles. This event will take place on Saturday, September 17, at the Westerner Grounds parking lot, and there is no cost to the public.

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Ireland vows to crack down on ‘hate speech’ after knife attack by Algerian immigrant

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Senator Pauline O’Reilly

From LifeSiteNews

By Paul Bennett

The Irish government have blamed recent unrest on the “far-right” and vowed to fast track freedom-curbing “hate speech” legislation before Christmas.

The November 23 riots were in response to a barbaric knife attack on innocent children and a daycare employee in central Dublin by a 50-year-old Algerian immigrant earlier that day. Leanne Flynn and three children were wounded.

Addressing the nation at Dublin Castle after the stabbings, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar crudely prioritized legislating hate speech laws to tackle the growing public unrest in Ireland over key issues such as mass immigration.

“It’s now obvious to anyone who might have doubted it that our incitement to hatred legislation is just not up to date for the social media age and we need that legislation through,” Varadkar said.

“And we need it through in a matter of weeks because it’s not just the platforms that have responsibility here, and they do, it’s also the individuals who past messages and images online that stir hatred and violence. We need to be able to use laws to go after them individually.”

As a result of a coordinated government response to tackle ‘hate speech’, the Republic of Ireland’s new Online Safety Media Commission have urged the Irish public to report any “hate speech” to the Gardai (Irish police) in the aftermath of last week’s unforeseen stabbings and riot in Dublin.

The newly established Irish online media regulator approved by the European Commission, Coimisiún na Meán, is currently overseeing what is being billed as online safety in Europe in a move to tackle hate speech and disinformation.

Immediately after the November 23 riot, the online regulators made Ireland the first EU member state to activate an alert under new Digital Services Act (DSA) rules. The activation alerted the European Commission to contact large social media companies within hours of the riot in Dublin, to remind them of their legal obligations regarding dissemination of illegal online content, threats, hate speech, and “disinformation.”

On November 28, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin told the Irish parliament that online regulators are “calling for those who see hate speech or other illegal content online to report it to platforms or to the Gardai.”

In the midst of growing tension and concern about mass immigrationhousing, and crime in communities across the country, the Irish government are instead planning to pass legislation to curb freedom of speech. The new Hate Speech Bill is considered one of the strictest draconian hate speech legislations in the world.

The Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022 (the Hate Speech Bill) will criminalize any speech that is “likely to incite hatred, or violence” against so-called “protected groups.”

The legislation vaguely defines “hatred” as “hatred against a person or a group of persons in the [Irish] State or elsewhere on account of their protected characteristics.” The protected characteristics includes race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.

The radical bill outlines how merely possessing “hateful” content on your devices or having signs, posters and banners that could incite “hatred” could lead to criminal charges and upwards to five years of imprisonment.

Authorities will be allowed to seize all electronic devices, including phones, laptops, and tablets, and force individuals to hand over passwords, even if no crime has been committed.

Independent Irish Senator Sharon Keogan believes the main objective of the hate speech bill is “partly designed to keep political dissenters quiet.”

In a viral video that got international attention, a Green Party Senator called Pauline O’Reilly revealed the true nature of the radical hate speech laws during a discussion about the proposed legislation in the Irish Senate.

“When you think about it, all law, all legislation is about the restriction of freedom. That’s exactly what we are doing here,” she said. “We are restricting freedom, but we are doing it for the common good.”

On social media platform, X, Ohio Senator James David Vance reacted to the viral video of the Irish Senator by saying if this was in “Russia, or China or many other nations we would call it totalitarian and threaten economic sanctions.”

Elon Musk, owner of X has called the planned legislation a “massive attack against freedom of speech.”

The Hate Speech Bill was passed in the Irish Parliament in April 2023 and is currently now at a committee stage in the Senate.

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Three suspects charged for allegedly sex trafficking Edmonton teens

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From the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) 

“One of the victims, a 13-year-old girl, was part of a missing persons investigation earlier in the year”

Four teens have been rescued following an ALERT Human Trafficking investigation in Edmonton. Two men and a 17-year-old face a total of 48 charges.

ALERT’s Human Trafficking unit charged three suspects on October 12, 2023 in a case that dates back several months and involved underage victims. ALERT alleges that the youths were recruited and groomed into working in the sex trade and were being sexually exploited at a local hotel.

One of the victims, a 13-year-old girl, was part of a missing persons investigation earlier in the year. ALERT worked with the Edmonton Police Service on the case, which also led to the identification of other youth victims.

“These youths met their perpetrators over social media and were lured and groomed into working in the sex industry. As is often the case, there are a bunch of false promises of money, relationships, gifts, but those never seem to materialize and these survivors endure tremendous hardship,” said Staff Sgt. Chris Hayes, ALERT Human Trafficking.

All four survivors are receiving the appropriate supports and resources with partner agencies.

Obinna Nwanekezi, 19 years old, faces 22 charges, including:

  • Trafficking a person under 18;
  • Procuring a person under 18;
  • Luring a child;
  • Sexual exploitation;
  • Material benefit from trafficking a person under 18;
  • Making child pornography;
  • Distributing child pornography;
  • Possessing child pornography;
  • Agreement/arrangement of sexual offence against child; and
  • Assault.

Jelani Ried, 19 years old, faces 21 charges, including:

  • Trafficking a person under 18;
  • Procuring a person under 18;
  • Luring a child;
  • Sexual exploitation;
  • Material benefit from trafficking a person under 18;
  • Making child pornography;
  • Distributing child pornography;
  • Possessing child pornography; and
  • Agreement/arrangement of sexual offence against child.

Five additional charges have been laid against a 17-year-old youth who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. They have been released with conditions.

ALERT encourages anyone who believes they are a victim of sexual assault or abuse to report it to police. Victims of sexual exploitation can report it to the Edmonton Police Service by calling 780-423-4567, or 9-1-1 if they are in immediate danger. Alternatively, anyone seeking supports is encouraged to contact the Safety Network Coordinator with CEASE at 780-471-6137. There is no time limit on how long a victim has to report a sexual assault in Canada.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

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