Episode 162: In July of 2013, on a busy summer night in downtown Toronto, police received several calls about a man on a streetcar brandishing a knife and threatening passengers and the transit operator. After an encounter with police lasting only 50 seconds, 18-year-old Sammy Yatim had been shot nine times and later died from his wounds. As videos of the incident surfaced, many people were outraged, claiming that the police had used excessive force and calling for the head of the officer who had pulled the trigger.

Co-host: Carol Browne
Promo: Ignorance Was Bliss

Sources:
Global News | Search – Sammy Yatim
Toronto Police shoot Sammy Yatim on TTC streetcar – Markus Grupp YouTube
Enhanced audio/video – Shooting of Sammy Yatim by Toronto Police Const. Forcillo on July 27, 2013 – YouTube
TTC surveillance camera 1 – YouTube
TTC surveillance camera 2 – YouTube
TTC surveillance camera 3 – YouTube
TTC surveillance camera 4 – YouTube
The Killing of Sammy Yatim | Toronto Life
Sammy’s Fight Back for Justice – Home | Facebook
Shooting of Sammy Yatim – Wikipedia
Special Investigations Unit — News Release
James Forcillo bail decision | Bail | Appeal
Reasons for the sentence of James Forcillo | Murder | Crime & Violence
James Forcillo parole decision | Parole | Probation Officer
Police Encounters With People in Crisis 2014 | Emergency Department | Mental Health

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Episode 161 – On a warm July day in 1986, 11-year-old Alison Parrott was lured from her Toronto home by a man on the phone claiming to be a sports photographer who wanted to take photos of the young athlete. Two boys discovered Alison’s body in a heavily wooded section of Kings Mill Park two days later. She had been bound, raped and strangled to death. It would take a decade before science caught up to the point where her killer could be brought to justice.

Co-Host: Carol Browne

Sources:
R. v. Roy, 2003 CanLII 4272 (ON CA), < [https://canlii.ca/t/drk] >
[Exhibit A – Killer in a Box]
[Alison Parrott: Leader of the pack  | Globalnews.ca]
[YouTube – Crime Beat TV Show – Alison Parrott]
[Murder of Alison Parrott – Wikipedia]
[The horror of child murders | Maclean’s | AUGUST 11, 1986]
[Parrott’s Killer Convicted | The Canadian Encyclopedia]
[FindAGrave.com – Alison May Campbell Parrott]
[GIRL FOLLOWED RULES, BUT KILLER WON GAME – Chicago Tribune]
[Jury convicts Roy in Alison Parrot murder | CBC News]
[News Article – Toronto Star Ottawa Bureau]
[Staring down evil – The Globe and Mail]
[Why millions in Crime Stoppers rewards go unclaimed | The Star]
[Girls who went missing in Ontario: Solved and unsolved cases | The Star]
[Colin Pitchfork – Wikipedia]
[Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System | Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
[What is ViCLAS – What is ViCLAS]
[Stay Alert Stay Safe PSA#3 – YouTube]

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Episode 160 – Elena Tchoudakova was a beautiful, outgoing and vibrant 23-year-old Russian woman attending Interior Design at Toronto’s Ryerson University. In January of 1995 Elena was discovered in her apartment, she’d been brutally beaten to death and left in her bathub. There were a number of suspects with means and motive but only one with opportunity.

Co-host: Carol Browne

Sources:
[The Russian Princess Case: MacDonald, Bruce: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store]
R. v. Ho, 1999 CanLII 3823 (ON CA), <https://canlii.ca/t/1f9wr>
[50 Cambridge Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Housecreep]
[Tchoudakova : Toronto Public Library]
[Interactive: Toronto homicides since 1990 | The Star]
[Can a theatre program help rehabilitate Ontario prisoners? | The Star]

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