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KEN LAM: THE COP WHO DIDN’T FIRE

Posted on 27/04/2018

On Monday 23rd April 2018, Alek Minassian, took a large white van and drove on the Toronto sidewalks for about one and half miles mowing anyone in his path. By the time he had finished his horror drive, 10 people laid dead with 15 left devastatingly injured, some of whom may yet die. The video is a compendium of reports explaining what happened and offers some background information about the attacker. James Williams gives his take in the second half of the video saying we should first look into the psychology of what led to this tragedy. He also explains that in matters of crisis, often a hero steps forward. In this incident that hero was police officer, Ken Lam who remained calm and…

The Poor Life of An Apprentice Chimney Sweep – The History of Children at Work Part 5 of 5

Posted on 12/04/2018

In the early 1870’s, several boys died in chimneys; the youngest boy was 7 years old. Finally, 12 year old George Brewster was made to climb a chimney at Fulbourn Hospital. He became stuck, and suffocated.

The Poor Life of An Apprentice Chimney Sweep – The History of Children at Work Part 4 of 5

Posted on 10/04/2018

The term “lighting a fire under him” is said to have come from the master sweepers lighting straw under boys in chimneys to make them start moving and cleaning upward away from the fire.

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