murder.docx - The Murder of Emmanuel Jacques The right to life is among the universal privileges that all individuals are entitled to enjoy The

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The Murder of Emmanuel Jacques The right to life is among the universal privileges that all individuals are entitled to enjoy. The humanitarian laws provide that a person should enjoy the right to movement, association, life while at the same time living life free form victimization. All states across the globe are at the forefront of ensuring the safety of its population. The police are mandated to ensure the safety of both individuals and property and ensure that the citizens do not violate the laws. However, the criminals violate the laws in places with inadequate enforcement agencies. Also, the association of the citizens and the criminals escalates the criminal activities to significant degree considering that such act can only be executed under a coordinated approach. The report explains one of the murder cases in the Canadian history with a major focus on the events surrounding the murder, the criminals and the aftermath of the case. The Murder Yonge Street Strip is among the most visited places in Toronto downtown. The area has luxurious restaurants, state of the art shops and play grounds. The notable facilities in the area are franchises such as Le Chateau, Dundas sports square and Eaton Centre. The facilities are a significant tourist attraction making tourists and shoppers to frequent the region. The area was also a haven for prostitutes in the early 1970s due to the significant number of bars operating from the town. In 1977, Yonge Street Strip received attention not only by the Canadian but also by citizens across the globe. Emmanuel Jacques, a 12 year old boy went missing after abduction by unknown assailants. Emanuel, his 13 year old brother, Luciano and their friend, Shane McLean would always sit along the street to shine shoes for the passersby. The three raised revenue of $35 a day which they used to support their families. On 28 th July, a stranger approached the three with the two pairs of shoes that needed shining. The man claimed of having other lucrative work somewhere that could be done by one of the boys. He requested Emanuel to help him move photographic equipment in the next room at a pay of $35 an hour. Emmanuel was lured into the deal and walked away with the stranger with the belief that the new opportunity will be his turning point in life. Emanuel was never seen again since that evening, with several people in the area suspected abduction by the “kind and rich” stranger. Four days past before the Emanuel’s location was known. George Hislop, an activist of the gay movement, received a late night phone call from his friend, Saul David Betesh. The latter confessed his involvement in the murder of the 12 year old. Betesh also disclosed hiding the body of the murdered boy under a pile of wood in the roof of the building that the detention and execution of the offense had taken place. George and Betesh had been close friends and the public identified them as members of the gay movement involved in other criminal activities such as robbery with violence and other sexual offenses. The evident also established that Betesh
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