Fake deliveryman in Canada uses crossbow to shoot woman : hunt on
April 17, 2019 | Brainwave Science
Canadian authorities have released surveillance footage of a suspect ( a fake deliveryman) who shot a woman with a crossbow on her front porch while posing as a delivery person. The video, released Monday, showed a masked man (posing as a fake deliveryman) approaching the 44-year-old woman’s home near Toronto with a large cardboard box in his hand and a hidden crossbow. He rang the doorbell, chatted with the woman for a few moments and fired an arrow into her chest, leaving her with life-threatening injuries. Officers with the Peel Regional Police are investigating the November 2018 attack as attempted murder and asked for the public’s help with identifying the suspect, who ran and fled the scene in a vehicle parked nearby. He is still on the run.
“The victim suffered massive trauma that was both life-threatening and life-altering,” Peel Regional Police Superintendent Heather Ramore said at a news conference Monday. “It is clear that this attack was meant to end the victim’s life,” Ramore said the suspect may have been hired to carry out the attack.
“Comments that were made to the victim by the suspect indicate that the victim was targeted and that the suspect may have carried out the attack at the request of another individual,” Ramore said. “This was not a random act.”
Investigators declined to offer details about the victim, citing the ongoing investigation but said she did not know her assailant.
Peel Regional Police Detective Sgt. Jim Kettles said the woman spent several months in the hospital and will be “in a recovery phase for the rest of her life.” “The injuries that she sustained were absolutely devastating. It involved damage to a lot of her internal organs,” Kettles said. “She’ll be still undergoing medical treatment for her injuries. Her life will never be the same.” The department said it released the video in the hopes that someone may recognize the suspect.
Such cases are difficult because it is difficult to uncover the motive. It is important to trace the attacker and the person who ordered the hit. The perpetrator must be put behind bars because he is extremely dangerous, untraceable and unpredictable.
Simultaneously, the police need to be careful to not get an innocent person punished. This will reduce the faith the general public holds in the justice system and law enforcement. The police need to be sure that the suspect (currently the masked person posing as a fake deliveryman) is the perpetrator or not.
The usual approach is to thoroughly interrogate the suspect, investigate. This causes intense trauma to the said person.
Is it possible to know if a person has knowledge of the incriminating details about an incident? Is there a way to know if a person has more information about crime than the average Joe who reads the newspaper? Can such a determination method be accurate and reliable in its findings? Can it help to effectively screen multiple suspects effectively?
Can such a method achieve its objectives without torturing and traumatizing the suspects?
Can it be thoroughly objective and not depend on the subjective opinions of the test administrator, unlike a lie-detector test? In the end, such a method must be cost-effective. In fact, it must be resource-effective and less time-consuming. Such a method is revolutionary and disruptive for the investigative and interrogative domain.
iCognative is a breakthrough technology augments investigation and interrogation techniques in use. It is surprising that although DNA and fingerprinting are popular and considered to be decisive tools in investigations, they are uncovered in only 1-2% of all cases. To add to this, they are extremely costly, labor-intensive and time-consuming to gather, preserve and process. This adds to delays and inefficiencies in the judicial process. iCognative is applicable to 85-90% of all civil and criminal cases.
iCognative has been introduced by Massachusetts based company Brainwave Science can help to solve cases related to cybercrime, law-enforcement, national-security, border-security, immigration, and counter-terrorism. If compared to traditional techniques, iCognative is highly accurate, to a degree of more than 99%.
Not only that, it is extremely accurate and reliable. This is just the thing that law enforcement and investigative agencies are looking for. Besides that, iCognative is highly-customizable, easy to learn, cost-effective, provides immediate results, and requires significantly less manpower. The test subject is not put through any torture if he or she is interrogated using the iCognative process. In fact, he or she barely need to exchange any words with the test administrator. The interrogation process takes place using a specialized headset and a computer system which runs the iCognative system. The testee is shown images, words or phrases related to the crime or the criminal organization under investigation. At the same time, the brain responses to each stimulus are recorded and transmitted to the computer system where these are analyzed by the iCognative software. iCognative technology can tell whether the information shown to the suspect was already known by him or her or not. This knowledge is extremely important in identifying culprits and exonerating innocents.
In this case, the suspect (fake deliveryman) when arrested can be put through the non-invasive iCognative test. This will determine if he really has crime-specific information present in his brain or not. Because iCognative is really objective and accurate, if the system says that that the suspect has never seen crime-related stimuli ever before, there is very strong reason to believe that he is not the likely perpetrator. The stimuli which he will be exposed to can be pictures/details/time-stamps/location-markers of all the places which the suspect has been around the time of the incident, details of where the cross-bow was purchased from, details of the victim in terms of words, phrases or pictures: including a description, his/her appearances, his/her clothing, his/her location, the times of the crime, etc are likely to be embedded into their brain an can be used as stimuli in iCognative test.
iCognative is not a limited technology. Since it can check for the presence of any kind of specific crime-related information in the mind of the test subject, the possibilities are endless.
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