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Man arrested for murder after Canadian Forces member killed in Florida

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OTTAWA — Florida police have arrested a man for the murder of a Canadian Armed Forces following a violent altercation.

Master Cpl. Martin Brayman died from severe head injuries Monday after he was attacked outside his home in Panama City, Florida on Saturday night, according to the Bay County sheriff’s office.

The Department of National Defence says the 33-year-old Brayman had been posted to Florida earlier this year to serve as an aerospace control officer with the North American Aerospace Defence Command’s detachment at Tyndall Air Force Base.

According to the sheriff’s office, Brayman was attacked after inviting a group of people he’d met at a nightclub on Saturday night back to his house.

Police say Brayman’s girlfriend and roommate were watching when one member of the group struck him several times in the head before the group jumped into a white Mercedes and drove away.

Brayman, a 13-year veteran of the Canadian military who previously served on the Sinai Peninsula, was rushed to hospital and died Monday night before police arrested 23-year-old Justin Timmons for murder on Tuesday.

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Trudeau was only one in dark makeup at 2001 party but nobody took offence: attendee

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VANCOUVER — A man who attended an “Arabian Nights” gala held by a private school in Vancouver says no one besides Justin Trudeau attended in skin-darkening makeup, but no one else there was dressed as Aladdin.

Wayne Hamill, who is white, says he doesn’t recall anyone expressing any offence over Trudeau’s costume or “brownface” makeup at the time.

Hamill went to the 2001 party because his kids were West Point Grey Academy students and he says the future Liberal leader’s costume was in keeping with the theme and others were dressed as belly dancers or wearing saris or veils.

He says he’s not a Trudeau supporter but he believes the uproar over a photograph showing Trudeau made up in brownface is unfair because it’s applying today’s standards to yesterday’s context.

Trudeau has apologized for the image and others that have emerged of him wearing skin-darkening makeup, saying he had a blind spot because of his privilege and he deeply regrets behaviour he now recognizes as racist.

He says in his 2014 book, “Common Ground,” that teaching at West Point Grey Academy gave him new insights into the “privileged lives” of private-school students that he didn’t glean from his own advantaged upbringing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2019.

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Ontario Human Rights Commission unveils new policy to tackle racial profiling

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VAUGHAN, Ont. — Ontario’s Human Rights Commission says racial profiling in law enforcement is profoundly harmful.

It says the police practice hurts black, Indigenous and other racialized communities.

The commission today released a new policy on eliminating racial profiling called Under Suspicion.

It says it’s the first such policy in the country.

Recommendations include acknowledging the problem, collecting data on police stops and independent accountability.

It also calls for officers to wear body cameras.

 

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