End Militarized Ghostbusting, Opponents Say

A team of amateur ghostbusters armed with unlicensed neutrino wands and proton packs

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A no-knock raid in upstate New York over the weekend is sparking outrage and demands from protesters for increased regulation of so-called ghostbuster groups.

“We didn’t even call,” says Audrey Hoprey, a mother of two living in Utica. “They just barged in and zapped grandma.”

Hoprey’s story echoes what is being described as a wave of aggressive, militarized ghostbusting vigilantes sweeping the country.

“They were in black, masks on with proton packs lit up, yelling for us to get on the ground.”

She says her pleas for the return of her grandmother’s incorporeal form have fallen on deaf ears and insists she never reported, nor minded her haunting.

“We’d get spooked from time to time but she never meant to hurt nobody.”

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National Post Round-up

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I’m wrapping up my year at kings and just finished a month-long intership with the National Post in Toronto. I had the amazing opportunity to work under Rob Roberts, Senior Producer, and Joe Hood, World Editor, on a number of stories and projects that I’m proud of.

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UNews: Extra Duty Policing, Rope Bondage, Oh My!

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For the past few weeks I’ve had the great opportunity to work with fellow King’s Journalism students on the UNews site, reporting on news in the Halifax area. I was fortunate enough to be able to cover everything from student workshops to city hall and legislature proceedings. We all had a lot of fun, learned a lot, and think the whole thing ended too soon.

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