The charges against de Grood came following the early-morning stabbing deaths of four men and a woman in the city’s Brentwood neighbourhood, just north of the University of Calgary campus. De Grood is the son of a veteran Calgary police officer, according to the chief of police.
…The stabbings happened around 1:20 a.m. MT on Tuesday at a house party celebrating the end of university classes, police said.
“This is the worst mass murder in Calgary’s history,” said [Calgary Police Services Chief Rick] Hanson at a news conference Tuesday.
…“The suspect arrived at the party, obtained a large knife and targeted the victims one by one, stabbing them,” said Hanson.
There is nothing to indicate that there was any incident that led up to the event, or that de Grood had consumed drugs or alcohol. It’s believed he came to the party directly from work, said Hanson.
…According to neighbours, the people at the house had been celebrating the last day of university classes with a fire in the backyard.
Bermuda Shorts Day festivities to mark the end of the University of Calgary’s winter semester have been a campus tradition since 1960.
Three people were pronounced dead at the scene. A female was found injured on the lawn, while two others were taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition, and later died, officials said.
One other person suffered minor injuries.
UPDATED: Matthew de Grood charged in Calgary’s worst mass murder. CBC News, 4/15/2014.
Police raided the house in a remote village in Punjab province after neighbours complained of a foul smell and found the head of the two-day-old baby inside.
Householder Mohammad Arif admitted eating the child after his brother stole the body from a graveyard in Darya Khan village, around 300 kilometres (180 miles) south of Islamabad, officers said.
Arif and his brother Farman Ali were arrested for eating human corpses in the same village in April 2011 and served two years in prison, in a case that shocked Pakistan.
“Arif has been arrested and he has confessed that his brother brought the dead body of the newborn from the nearby graveyard,” Ameer Abdullah, police chief of Bhakkar district where the village is located, told AFP.
“Arif told police that both of them later cooked the dead body and ate it.”
There is no specific law against cannibalism in Pakistan’s penal code, so as in the 2011 case Arif has been charged with desecrating a dead body and public order offences.
In the earlier case police found the body of a 24-year-old woman who had recently died of cancer at the men’s house — minus a leg, which they had eaten.
A hunt is under way to find Ali, Abdullah said, while Arif will undergo psychiatric tests.
Zafar Iqbal, a police official in Darya Khan police station, where Arif is being held, told AFP that the men’s wives and family members had left them some years ago and both were living in the house in isolation.
Pakistani man arrested for cannibalism allegedly ate newborn baby. The Raw Story/Agence France-Presse, 4/14/2014.
Nahshon Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday afternoon, Chicago Police said.
So he allegedly pulled a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun out of his Gucci satchel inside the convenience store in the 4000 block of West Madison Street where they tried to make him pay it — and he threatened to kill everyone there, a prosecutor said.
This “is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt!” he would later allegedly tell the cops. “Man, you know what, I’ll keep it real. I had to put them in their place.”
…Assistant State’s Attorney Claire Savaglio said police saw Shelton yelling at the victims when they answered a report of a man with a gun there.
“I’m going to shoot you in the head three times,” Shelton allegedly told one person.
“I’m going to smoke your ass,” he allegedly told another.
Savaglio said the whole thing was caught on video surveillance. She said Shelton’s gun had eight live rounds in one magazine, five live rounds in another and one in the chamber.
Angry over 22-cent tax on soda, man pulls out submachine gun in store: police. Chicago Sun-Times, 4/13/2014.
According to police, the attacks happened within minutes of one another. At around 1 p.m. a gunman shot two people in the parking lot behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. He then drove a few blocks away to a Jewish retirement community, Village Shalom, and gunned down a woman or girl there, Douglass said. Officers arrested him in an elementary school parking lot a short time later.
Police said the attacks at both sites happened outside, and that the gunman never entered any buildings. Douglass said the gunman also shot at two other people during the attacks, but missed.
…However, the family of the first two victims put out a statement identifying them as Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who died at the scene, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, who died at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
They were both Christian, and the family thanked members of their church congregation, among other people, for their support.
…Although the suspect was booked under the last name Cross, he is probably better known as Frazier Glenn Miller. A public records search shows he has used both names, but he refers to himself on his website as Glenn Miller and went by the name Frazier Glenn Miller in 2006 and 2010 campaigns for public office.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, said it reached Miller’s wife, Marge, by phone and that she said authorities had been to their home and told her that her husband had been arrested in Sunday’s attacks. Calls by The Associated Press to a number listed as Miller’s on his website were met by a busy signal or rang unanswered.
According to the law center, Miller has been involved in the white supremacist movement for most of his life. He founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and was its “grand dragon” in the 1980s. The Army veteran and retired truck driver later founded another white supremacist group, the White Patriot Party, the center said.
Miller was the subject of a nationwide manhunt in 1987 for violating the terms of his bond while appealing a North Carolina conviction for operating a paramilitary camp. The search ended after federal agents found Miller and three other men in an Ozark mobile home, which was filled with hand grenades, automatic weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Miller tried running for U.S. House in 2006 and the U.S. Senate in 2010, espousing a white power platform each time.
SUPREMACIST ID’D AS SUSPECT IN KANSAS ATTACKS. AP, 4/14/2014.
The transcripts stem from the remaining civil lawsuit against the city of San Diego for the actions former officer Anthony Arevalos, who was convicted on multiple counts of sexual battery.
Lawyers for Arevalos’ 13th victim, who is only known as Jane Doe, address a 1997 incident where Arevalos detained a mentally unstable woman and took pictures as she preformed sex acts on herself with his police baton.
Arevalos’ former partner alerted police supervisors of the incident. However, court records show it was never reported to internal affairs. Arevalos would go on to assault 13 women while on duty until his conviction in 2011.
“This all could have been stopped years ago,” Arevalos’ former partner Francisco Torres said under oath in 2012. “He has his Polaroid out and when I got there the female was in the backseat again naked with her handcuffs in front of her and she had the baton.”
A court transcript revealed Lansdowne and his deputy, Ramirez, responded when the incident was reported in the media.
“When the reporters … get it in the news, we have a problem,” Ramirez said to Lansdowne, according to the transcript.
Court records show Lansdowne replied, “I want to do one thing and one thing only — find that documentation.”
…”Chief Ramirez testified under oath that he and chief Lansdowne … get together to try and figure out not if it really happened, not if there are any witnesses left, only to take documentation that is going to come around and bite them in the bottom,” Joe Dicks, Doe’s attorney, said.
Lansdowne retired weeks after Team 10 broke the story about former officer Christopher Hays, who is accused of sexual harassment while on duty.
Team 10 obtains court records suggesting San Diego Police Department cover-up. 10News.com, 4/10/2014.
Who is Christopher Hays? Possibly worse than Arevalos:
One of those sources willing to openly talk about the case is attorney Dan Gilleon. He represented some of the women Arevalos assaulted.
“I don’t know of any women who came forward and said they have had sex with Arevalos, but that’s what I’m hearing on this one,” Gilleon said. “This was Arevalos-squared.”
Team 10 broke the news Thursday that four women had come forward to say they were abused by Hays.
When Team 10 asked SDPD Chief William Lansdowne if this case was like the Arevalos case, he answered, “It’s not.”
Lansdowne later elaborated the case involved pat downs, adding, “This is not skin-to-skin touching, these are improper searches.”
Hays has not been charged, and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case.
Hays’ father-in-law, Mark Jones, is an assistant police chief.
Man Gone Bad and Almost Worse: Arrested for Sex with 14-Year-Old Girl, Police Find Condoms, Duct Tape, Loaded Gun, Shovel in His Car
Antonio Seisdedos, 36, was arrested Thursday on charges of engaging in a sexual act with a person under 16, computer pornography and child exploitation and traveling for computer pornography and child exploitation, according to a Davie Police arrest report.
…According to the arrest report, the victim’s mother went to police after she found several text messages on the girl’s phone from Seisdedos. Seisdedos and the teen texted about having sex in the messages, which dated back to February, the report said.
When police spoke with the teen, she admitted to having oral sex with Seisdedos in his car, the report said. She told police she had been approached by Seisdedos outside a Publix, and he told her she was cute and asked if they could exchange phone numbers, the report said.
The girl said she told Seisdedos she was just 14, the report said. She also admitted to sending him naked photos of herself, the report said.
Using the teen’s phone, police contacted Seisdedos posing as the girl and arranged to meet with him. He didn’t show up for the first meeting but when he showed up to a second arranged meeting, he was taken into custody, the report said.
When police searched his car, they found condoms, the loaded handgun and a shovel and duct tape inside, the report said.
Seisdedos refused to speak with officers without his attorney, the report said.
Man Arrested for Sex With Girl, 14, Had Gun, Shovel and Duct Tape in Car: Davie Police. NBCMiami.com, 4/12/2014.
During a rally in the state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, Mulayam Singh Yadav said his Samajwadi Party would try to change the law on punishments for rapists after India’s ongoing elections as he spoke out in defence of three men who have been sentenced to death for repeat sexual assaults.
“Three poor fellows have been sentenced to death. Should rape cases lead to hanging?” said the 74-year-old Yadav, whose party governs the electorally crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.
Yes. Rape should also not have to be fatal to be prosecuted or result in a strong penalty. If you treated someone’s house or pet like these gang rapists treated their victim, you’d be happy to get a few decades of prison time.
“They are boys, they make mistakes,” he added in reference to the three who were sentenced to death by a court in Mumbai last week after they were convicted of taking part in two gang-rapes at the same place.
Rape is not a “mistake.” A person cannot be “accidentally” raped. No one can be or is an “accidental” gang rapist. Rape is an intentional crime of violation and humiliation and is a purposeful, terroristic proclamation to that specific woman and all women that at any time they can be, if they step out of “line,” degraded personally, politically, legally, morally.
Yadav’s remarks sparked a backlash on social media where #backingrapists and ‘Mulayam Singh’ were top trending topics on Twitter.
Good. But then he digs his disgusting hole deeper:
That anger was fuelled by rambling comments from the party’s leader in the state of Maharashtra who appeared to call for rape victims to be hanged along with their attackers on the grounds that they had extra-marital sex.
World. Gone. Bad.
Indian party leader expresses sympathy for three men who gang-raped student to death. The Raw Story, 4/11/2014.
The 21-year-old woman was inside the station near Nassau Street, which serves the A, C and J trains, and had just approached the turnstile about 11 p.m. on March 31 when the man grabbed her face and neck from behind and dragged her to the station’s elevator, the NYPD said.
“I just want to love you, baby,” said the suspect who was about 180 pounds and 5-foot-8, according to police.
The woman screamed, bit his hand and then kicked an emergency intercom near the elevator before he released her and ran away, police said.
The woman was not injured in the attack, the NYPD said.
The NYPD released surveillance footage of showing the attacker as he ran from the scene. He was wearing a gray hooded ski jacket, police said.
See the footage at DNAinfo.com NY. Catch this disgusting “want to love you, baby” asswipe waste of DNA.
Woman Fights Off Would-Be Sex Attacker in Fulton Street Station, NYPD Says. DNAinfo NY, 4/7/2014.
The barber, Cedric Simpson, 34, was at work at 227-14 Merrick Blvd., near 227th Street, when the 19-year-old victim, Carl Richardson, arrived about 1:50 p.m., police said.
The victim demanded Simpson fork over the approximately $90 he owed for the headphones Richardson sold him earlier, an NYPD spokesman said.
The men started arguing outside, but then the fight turned physical, spilling back into the shop where Simpson grabbed the scissors and stabbed Richardson in his chest, police said.
Barber Fatally Stabs Teen With Scissors Over Pair of Headphones, NYPD Says. DNAinfo New York, 3/27/2014.