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By Ana Bilokin

Atif Siddiqi, a transgender Montrealer, was ridiculed by police after being drugged, sexually assaulted and robbed.

According to CBC News, Siddiqi was laughed at by police officers while attempting to report the crime, and was allegedly told they could drink from the sink instead of being offered a cup of water.

Trans advocate Dalia Tourki says this is part of the greater issue of transphobia in the police force and other institutions.


By Karl Knox

Serial killer Bruce McArthur has been charged with another count of first-degree murder as the remains of three of his alleged victims, discovered in planters in midtown Toronto, were identified.

According to CTV News, this is the seventh first-degree murder charge the self-employed landscaper is now facing in connection with the deaths of men with ties to the city’s LGBTQ neighbourhood.

Lead investigator Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga, said the investigation has expanded to include 15 homicide cold cases from 1975 to 1997 and that the majority of the cases involve gay men or victims with links to the gay village.

Toronto police have also increased the number of properties on their search list from 30 to 75 - to start searching additional properties associated with McArthur in early May.


By Loren O'Brien-Egesborg

Over 30,000 Slovaks protested in the streets of Bratislava on Sunday calling for governmental reform seven weeks after the murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kusnirova.

According to Reuters, the Prime Minister of Slovakia has stepped down and protesters are demanding the eradication of corruption as well as the removal of the police chief and the special prosecutor.

Kuciak’s murder is suspected to be related to his work as a journalist because he was known to investigate tax fraud by business people with political connections.