Monday, February 15, 2010

No Hate Charges for Truro Mayor

(Nova Scotia, Canada) Truro Mayor Bill Mills (pictured) will not be charged with inciting hate," reports “In this incident there is not enough evidence to support a charge under the Criminal Code of Canada,” said Det. Const. Shari Barna. The Truro Police Service concluded its two-month investigation last week following a complaint from Truro resident Darryl Moir after the Truro Daily News printed the mayor’s comments suggesting Wood Street was a meeting place for gay men.

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“We will let the law of the land actually determine whether he has committed hate crimes against the gay community or not,” Moir said. READ MORE