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<strong>12-year-old boy with air gun shot by police in Cleveland</strong>

In Cleveland, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot Nov. 22 for pulling an air gun out of his waistband. Rice later died in a Cleveland hospital.

Police responded to a 911 call saying, &ldquo;There&rsquo;s a guy in there with a pistol, you know, it&rsquo;s probably fake, but he&rsquo;s like pointing it at everybody,&rdquo;<em> CNN</em> reported.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters that the air gun was &ldquo;indistinguishable from a real gun.&rdquo;

Surveillance video of the incident has been located, but the video was yet to be released to the public. The video will be released to a grand jury to help decide the fate of this case.

Tim Kucharski, Rice&rsquo;s attorney said, &ldquo;This is not a black and white issue. This is a right and wrong issue.&rdquo;

The Cleveland department intends to continue investigating the incident.


<strong>Waterloo Regional Police arrest 14 meth dealers</strong>

Waterloo Regional Police arrested 14 people in total, eight males, and six females, for dealing or using drugs recently, <em>The Record </em>reported.

About $10,522 worth of drugs were taken from homes in Kitchener and the Sherwood Motel. Sixty-five charges were laid from four separate days of arrest.

Staff Sgt. Shirley Hilton, head of drug investigation, said that even though the amount of drugs confiscated was not large, it is still significant.

&ldquo;We have at least interrupted that network or made it more difficult for them,&rdquo; Hilton said.

Methamphetamine is an addictive drug, made popular by its easy production and cheap cost compared to other drugs.


<strong>Ghomeshi is arrested a day after dropping&nbsp; his $55 million lawsuit</strong>

Former <em>CBC</em> host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested by Toronto police Wednesday morning and charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance &mdash; choking, says the<em> Toronto Star.</em>

The arrest comes a day after Ghomeshi dropped his $55 million lawsuit for breach of confidence against <em>CBC</em>, who fired him on Oct. 26 after being shown evidence that Ghomeshi had physically injured a woman. He is responsible for paying $18,000 to <em>CBC </em>to cover legal fees.

Ten individuals (nine women and one man) have come out against the former radio star. Police began investigating the matter on Oct. 31.

Ghomeshi appeared in court Wednesday afternoon where he was released on $100,000 bail, with the conditions that he live with his mother, not contact any of the victims, surrender his passport, and remain in Ontario.


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