Category Archives: Crime: White on non-white

Toronto: White male suspect sought in murder of Eritrean refugee Nighisti Mehari Semret

Toronto police hunt for Cabbagetown slaying suspect
‘Someone in that particular area knows who this person is’
CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:32 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 24, 2012 9:42 PM ET

Homicide victim mourned

A few dozen people laid flowers and lit candles in a laneway in Toronto’s Cabbagetown on Wednesday evening, remembering a 55-year-old mother who was stabbed to death a day earlier. Continue reading

Jun Lin’s mother says that she lives in Montreal “with so much fear” as “everyone looks like Luca Magnotta”

 


Sean Li , left, and Zi Pan, both visa students at Centennial College, say their parents back home in China are worried for their safety in the wake of Concordia University student Jun Lin’s terrible murder./Nicholas Keung/Toronto Star

In wake of Jun Lin murder, Chinese students in Canada worry for safety
Published on Friday July 20, 2012
Nicholas Keung/Toronto Star
Sean Li , left, and Zi Pan, both visa students at Centennial College, say their parents back home in China are worried for their safety in the wake of Concordia University student Jun Lin’s terrible murder.
Nicholas Keung
Immigration Reporter

Sean Li first heard about the gruesome murder of Concordia University student Jun Lin from his parents in Beijing, who learned of it from news reports in China.

“They’re worried for my safety here,” said Li, 22, who studies business at Toronto’s Centennial College. “They warned me, ‘Don’t go near any crowd. Finish school and come back to China.’” Continue reading

Montreal: Black girl allegedly assaulted due to her race and gender awarded $10,000 in damages by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission

BLACK SCHOOLGIRL AWARDED $10,000 IN DAMAGES FOR RACE-BASED ASSAULT
Montreal, July 23, 2012 — With CRARR’s help, a young Black girl has been found a victim of race-based harassment, assault and intimidation in a school on Montréal’s South Shore and awarded $10,000 in damages by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission.

In Fall 2009, A.M., then 14, was bullied on a number of occasions, suffering verbal and physical assault due to her race and gender, at a school in Saint-Constant that is part of the Des Grandes Seigneuries school board. She was also called a “bitch” and “nègre” on a number of occasions as well as the victim of offensive and demeaning messages on her Facebook wall. She also received threatening letters, among other incidents.

In June 2010, as A.M. was walking to the bus stop on her way home, some white girls approached her and called her a “bitch.” This was followed by other racial slurs, including repeated use of the N-word, in front of other students. She was also beaten. On hearing name-calling and shouting over her daughter’s phone, A.M.’s mother drove with her son to the scene of the incident. As they tried to protect her from the verbal and physical assault, A.M. and her mother were almost hit with a scooter helmet by a white female student. Continue reading

Jun Lin’s family wants to stay in Canada and Zhigui Du decides to establish foundation in her son’s name to help troubled youth in Montreal

Jun Lin’s mother has ‘sympathy’ for alleged killer
CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:43 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 26, 2012 8:58 PM ET Read
Jun Lin was a computer engineering student at Concordia University in Montreal. His parents described their only son as their ‘pride and joy.’ (Handout) Facebook

In a written eulogy for her son, Jun Lin, Zhigui Du said she has developed sympathy for his alleged killer, Luka Rocco Magnotta, and will set up a foundation to help troubled youth.

Lin, 33, was killed and dismembered two months ago.

His mother did not attend a public funeral service held Thursday morning in Montreal and later told reporters at a news conference that she felt it would have been too hard for her to handle. But she wrote a eulogy for her only son.

“I have been waiting for this day to come, because my son can finally rest in peace in this land that he loves,” she wrote. Continue reading

Public funeral to be held Thursday for Lin Jun at a Montreal funeral home

Public funeral to be held Thursday for dismemberment victim Lin Jun

MONTREAL — The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, Jul. 25 2012, 3:27 PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Jul. 25 2012, 3:29 PM EDT
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A public funeral will be held on Thursday for Lin Jun, whose slaying grabbed national attention after his body was dismembered and parts were mailed to two Canadian cities.

Concordia University spokeswoman Clea Desjardins says the service will be held at a Montreal funeral home. Continue reading

Montreal: Head found in Angrignon Park belongs to Jun Lin

HO/THE CANADIAN PRESS Jun Lin is shown in this undated photo from his personal Facebook page under the name of Patrick Lin.

Police confirm human head found in Montreal park belongs to Jun Lin
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Jun Lin is shown in this undated photo from his personal Facebook page under the name of Patrick Lin.

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Montreal police have confirmed that a human head found in a park belongs to Jun Lin.

Lin’s torso was found in a suitcase in late May, while other body parts were mailed to offices of political parties and to two schools.

Police said detectives were notified Wednesday that the body part found in on Sunday was Lin’s head.

Police said Lin’s family was informed of the match.

Authorities had previously said the only body part missing from the gruesome dismemberment was the head.

Luka Rocco Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death and will appear in court next year.

Montreal: Human remains reported at Angrignon Park possibly linked to Lin Jun murder

A police forensic vehicle leaves a Montreal park where they carried out a search on Sunday, July 1, 2012. A published report says Montreal police have found human remains linked to alleged killer Luka Rocco Magnotta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Human remains reported at Angrignon Park may be linked to Lin Jun slaying
The Gazette
July 2, 2012 8:03 AM

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MONTREAL – Investigators from the Montreal police major crimes unit discovered what appear to be human remains, possibly connected to the Lin Jun murder investigation, in Angrignon Park on Sunday.

“It’s too early to confirm if this finding has anything to do with the (Lin) homicide,” said Constable Anie Lemieux of Montreal police. “We’re waiting on lab results to determine whether what we found are human remains.”

Information obtained over the course of the investigation of murder suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta led police to Angrignon Park, a 110-acre green space in Montreal’s Ville Émard district. The park has several densely wooded areas and is just a few kilometres from Magnotta’s apartment in Notre Dame de Grâce. Continue reading

Montreal: Lin Jun’s family arrives from China to recover his remains

 

A woman places flowers at a memorial near Concordia University for Lin Jun, who was the victim of a murder and dismemberment, in Montreal June 6, 2012. Photograph by: Christinne Muschi , Reuters

Slaying victim’s parents arrive from China
By René Bruemmer, The Gazette June 6, 2012

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MONTREAL – As Luka Rocco Magnotta complained he feared for his life in a Berlin prison because the media was making him out to be a “really, really bad person,” the parents of the man he is alleged to have killed and dismembered arrived from China to recover their son’s remains and cobble together the last few days of his life and horrific death in Montreal. Continue reading

China issues safety alert to its citizens in Canada

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, there were 200,000 international students studying in Canada in 2009, contributing more than $6.5 billion to the economy. A total of 25 per cent of the international students were from China.

Body parts murder of Lin Jun provokes Chinese gov’t to warn its citizens in Canada
By Andy Radia | Daily Brew – 16 hours ago

(…) Even without Luka Rocco Magnotta, Canada is not a safe place: that’s the narrative you’d be receiving if you read the Chinese newspapers or internet chat rooms this weekend.

The grisly killing of Lin Jun — a 33-year-old Chinese student living in Montreal — allegedly at the hands of fugitive Magnotta, has provoked widespread anger in China, where many believe the crime was racially motivated.

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According to the Globe and Mail’s Beijing-based reporter Mark MacKinnon, the story now dominates internet discussions in that country — Lin’s personal account on Weibo (a popular Chinese social-networking site) was the most searched-for page on the sina.com web portal. The number two search was for the latest news of the case. Continue reading

Alleged criminal Luka Rocco Magnotta, formerly known as Eric Newman, could be in Canada

Handout/ Magnotta's alleged victim is Lin Jun, a 33-year-old Concordia University student from Wuhan, Hubei, China. He was last seen on May 24, police said, and reported missing on May 29. So far, authorities know very little about the victim.

Police name murder victim, reveal Luka Rocco Magnotta could have already returned to Canada
Graeme Hamilton and Allison Cross, National Post
Staff Jun 1, 2012 – 11:52 AM ET | Last Updated: Jun 1, 2012 12:17 PM ET

Magnotta’s alleged victim is Lin Jun, a 33-year-old Concordia University student from Wuhan, Hubei, China. He was last seen on May 24, police said, and reported missing on May 29. So far, authorities know very little about the victim.

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Montreal police today released the name of the victim of a brutal slaying and dismemberment, and revealed murder suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta could have already returned to Canada under an assumed identity after fleeing to France on May 26. Continue reading