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Bruce McArthur: One of Canada’s worst serial killers chose his victims for a reason | CBC Docs POV
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Bruce McArthur: One of Canada’s worst serial killers chose his victims for a reason | CBC Docs POV

Between 2010 and 2017, several men vanished from Toronto’s LGBTQ neighbourhood, The Village. They shared similarities like their age and the bars they frequented. Many of them were also men of colour, refugees and immigrants from countries where LGBTQ people are unable to live openly. Journalists and community members spoke out over the years, saying these disappearances were suspicious and wondering whether they were linked. #CBCdocsPOV #VillageOfTheMissing • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • But it wasn’t until Jan. 18, 2018, nearly eight years after the first disappearance, when police arrested 66-year-old Bruce McArthur on first-degree murder charges. Over the next three months, McArthur would be charged with a total of eight counts of murder. Six of McArthur’s victims were of South Asian or Middle Eastern descent, and many were immigrants and refugees from countries where same-sex intercourse is considered a criminal offence and is even punishable by death. A ninth man, reportedly with a Middle Eastern background, was saved by the police on the day of McArthur’s arrest. Why wasn’t the Toronto police able to catch McArthur earlier in their investigation? And how has The Village dealt with the fallout of this case? Featuring interviews with community members, activists, journalists and the mayor of Toronto, Village of the Missing is a multi-layered exploration of how McArthur was able to commit his horrific acts of violence in the heart of one of Canada’s most progressive cities. The film explores a deep, 50-year antagonism between The Village and the Toronto police while highlighting the systemic problems of how missing persons cases are handled in a neighbourhood where racism is still a problem. The documentary also takes us on an emotional journey to Turkey, where we meet a group of LGBTQ refugees who have fled their home countries in fear for their lives. They’re waiting to come to a place like Toronto, where they hope that they will find people they can trust and where they can finally be open about their sexuality. But in a city that prides itself on being an open and safe place for marginalized people, questions persist: How is it possible that these men remained missing for so many years, and why didn’t the Toronto community as a whole put more pressure on the police and officials to find them? Village of the Missing tries to find answers to these questions. More Shows: http://bit.ly/CBCDocs-WatchMore Stay Connected: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCDocs-Twitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCDocs-Facebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCDocs-Instagram
Gun buyback program 'not effective' in fighting violence, says sociology professor
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Gun buyback program 'not effective' in fighting violence, says sociology professor

University of Toronto sociology associate professor Jooyoung Lee says the federal government needs to look at the root cause of gun violence and invest in communities that are most vulnerable. He says the people who participate in these programs are not trafficking firearms. Watch Canada Tonight with Ginella Massa weeknights at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. NT on CBC News Network and CBC Gem. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

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