Freedom and justice…

Nov 27, 2020 N.Y. Times – Ben Hubbard Saudi Activist Who Fought for Women’s Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court - Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent prisoners, has been accused of harming the kingdom’s security. … [Read more...]

Inside…

Oct. 26 2020  Globe and Mail – Justin Piché and Sarah Speight Build communities, not cages: Jails are death traps, no matter how new Both authors are outspoken in opposition to prisons in general but the thought of a new prison in Thunder Bay … [Read more...]

Smart and humane…

Oct. 9, 2020  Toronto Star Editorial (Oct 8, 2020) Governments should heed this smart, humane ruling Justice David Gibson of the Ontario Court of Justice said: ‘No!’  He refused to apply the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for six … [Read more...]

Sidewalks…

Feb 24, 2017 Homeless Hub Blogger – Ambar Aleman Why do governments criminalize the homeless? There is an element which thinks that by creating a law you solve a problem.  Sleeping on the sidewalk is one such example.  A $50 fine against a … [Read more...]

Governing through crime

April 18, 2013  Berkeley Blog – Jonathan Simon ‘Mass incarceration now, tomorrow, forever’: Gov. Jerry Brown and the politics of court bashing  Simon says that California’s struggle with the orders of the Supreme Court to reduce … [Read more...]