Toronto Police Charge YOUR WARD NEWS James Sears & Lawrence St. Germaine HATE CRIMES 111517

Toronto Police Charge YOUR WARD NEWS James Sears & Lawrence St. Germaine HATE CRIMES 111517

TORONTO ONTARIO – Between March 2015 and June 27, 2017, the Toronto Police Service and other GTA police services received numerous complaints regarding the content and distribution of a publication entitled “Your Ward News.”

These complaints were investigated by the TPS Intelligence Services Hate Crime Unit and the police services of the respective jurisdictions.

It is alleged that:

– two men published and disseminated a number of editions of “Your Ward News” that promoted hatred against members of the Jewish community and women

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, James Nicholas Sears, 54, and Lawrence (Leroy) St. Germaine, 76, both of Toronto, were arrested.

They were each charged with:

1) Wilful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely Jews,
2) Wilful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely women

Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications will be publishing a News Release in relation to the arrests (http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/)

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