Man who showed journalists alleged Rob Ford crack video arrested, offered tape to police for plea deal: reports

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A man who allegedly showed a video to journalists that appears to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine has reportedly been arrested.

The Toronto Star says that Mohamed Siad, 27, sat in a car parked at an apartment complex on Dixon Road on May 3 and played the alleged video on a cellphone three times.

John Cook, the editor of U.S. website Gawker, who was shown the same video, said Friday that Siad appears to be the same man he met in Toronto, although he could not be certain.

Siad was arrested in June as part of a sweep targeting gang activity, namely the Dixon City Bloods, also known as the Dixon Goonies. Police say the gang centred on their alleged criminal activity around apartment complexes on Dixon Road.

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He was charged with 14 counts of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, four counts of trafficking…

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Jeffrey Toobin, Glenn Greenwald Debate Bradley Manning Verdict, Government Leaks (Video)

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CNN and New Yorker legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald had a spirited debate Tuesday night on the verdict reached in the Bradley Manning trial, and government leaks in general.

Toobin began by admitting that the “aiding the enemy” charge — of which Manning was justly acquitted — was excessive, but went on to laud the verdict as a whole, one which will almost undoubtedly result in life in a military prison for Manning. Greenwald pulled no punches in his defense of Manning and government leaks, labeling it “bizarre” and “baffling” that someone who calls himself a journalist would openly call for the criminal prosecution — and indeed persecution — of such an important leaker.

“And the thing that I find most bizarre is that anybody who would go into the field of journalism or call themselves a journalist who would call for the prosecution and imprisonment…

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