All about guns…

April 10, 2021 Guns in Canada Firearms Legislation For Safer Communities - BILL C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms) Canada is still struggling with gun control and the most recent proposed … [Read more...]

Law gone wrong…

April 7, 2021  Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham An Ontario sex assault victim was just fined $2,000 for breaking a publication ban on her own identity. The case is as bad as it sounds, experts say Waterloo is one place in Canada that seems to be … [Read more...]

April Fool!

April 1, 2021 (Ed note:  For this edition your editor thought that some reflection material may be more helpful than simply news stories about crime and punishment and the utter failure of prison.  The point is to look in a focused fashion at the … [Read more...]

Killology…

Feb 3, 2021  CNN - 'Warrior' police training is being offered across the US “Police departments across the country are being trained in an aggressive, ready-to-kill approach to police training. How has this "warrior-style" of training … [Read more...]

Death in custody…

Dec 16, 2020  CBC News – Shanifar Nasser Jail guards violated use-of-force policies in fatal restraint of Soleiman Faqiri, court documents suggest - Fired sergeant acknowledges combination of tactics posed ‘triple threat’ in cutting off air … [Read more...]

Fixing…

Dec 10, 2020 Senate of Canada – Sponsor Senator Kim Pate S-207 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Independence of the judiciary) The bill has already passed first reading and the second reading is scheduled to start today.  The Bill aims at … [Read more...]

Remedy…

Dec 7, 2020  Ottawa Citizen – Gary Dimmock No system in place to inform Ottawa police officers if judge rules they've violated someone's charter rights: court - "How are officers to learn and uphold charter-protected rights without a system in … [Read more...]

Women in solitary…

Nov 9, 2020 Refinery29.com - Sabrina Maddeaux The Ugly Truth about Solitary Confinement in Canada’s Women’s Prisons Maddeaux starts with Ashley Smith and her crime of throwing apples at the postman for which she got 14 days that turned into … [Read more...]

What now…

Nov 7, 2020 (Ed note: here are a medley of articles about what is next in politics in the US.  The populist undertow is likely not ending but growing and will look for new breathe.) American Civil Liberties Union - Taylor Pendergrass Criminal … [Read more...]

Reforming police…

Oct 23, 2020   Ottawa Citizen – Jeffrey Monaghan Monaghan: After the Montsion verdict – a need for broader change - Here are three modest steps Ottawa Council and the police service could take to signal a desire for substantive … [Read more...]