In today’s National Post, Christie Blatchford, looking for someone to make her feel morally outraged, chooses the anonymous commentators who are blase and cynical about the posting of the murder clip. She extends culpability to the Web itself, which “emboldens psychopaths.” Sure, she allows, the Net can fuel revolutions, but it also “nourished” Magnotta. Maybe it did, but Internet fame was just a snack. Thanks to journos like Blatchford, who not only watched the video but who recounts it in gory detail to her readers, Magnotta is now feasting.
The man killed in a videotaped attack that was discovered after body parts were mailed to Canada's top political parties was a Chinese student, police said Friday, as authorities in France searched for the suspect, a Canadian porn actor.
Montreal Police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere identified the victim as Jun Lin, 33. Police have said he dated Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is now on Interpol's equivalent of its most-wanted list.
A senior French police official said he is sure Magnotta is in France and that Magnotta has been there in the past. Another French police official said Magnotta apparently flew to Paris from Montreal last weekend, before the case emerged.
Police say an apparent hand and foot were mailed to two Vancouver schools Tuesday afternoon but say it's not clear if the packages are connected to the dismemberment of a Montreal student.
Vancouver Police Department deputy chief Warren Lemcke told reporters Tuesday afternoon a package containing what appears to be a human hand was opened by a staff member at False Creek Elementary School just after 1 p.m. PT.
He said another package containing what appears to be a human foot was found by staff members at St. George's School, a private boys' school, later in the afternoon.
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