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...]

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...]

Bail and covid…

Nov 19, 2020  Lawyer’s Daily – John Schofield Ontario Court of Appeal rules pandemic should not trigger automatic bail reviews While the advocates are trying to reduce risk to prisoners from Covid-19, the Ontario Court of Appeal has rejected … [Read more...]

First responders…

Nov. 15, 2020 Toronto Star - Rachel Collier Health PEI ignores recommendation, adds police to mobile mental health units The decision in PEI marks a sharping of the focus for the composition of first response team when mental health is the primary … [Read more...]

Evidence based…

Oct. 15, 2020  The Prosecutor (US) – National Association of District Attorneys 21st Century Prosecutions —Miami-Style Smart Justice By Katherine Fernandez  Rundle - Miami-Dade County State Attorney, Miami (FL) and Stephen K. Talpins - … [Read more...]

A ketamine arrest…

Sept 2, 2020 CNN (US) - Sara Sidner and Julia Jones Two strangers, with the same first name, and a terrifying story about ketamine in policing Here is a cautionary tale for those crisis teams who recognize the role of medical personnel in response … [Read more...]

Equal Justice…

Aug. 26, 2020 Lawyer’s Daily – Kendra Landry COVID-19 is modernizing courtrooms — but for whom? Landry points out that the technology lag in the courts is being addressed because of the backlog and associated problems but wonders who is the … [Read more...]

Changing moments…

Aug. 12, 2020 Ottawa Citizen – Randall Denley Carleton criminology profs want to end student internships with police, citing racial bias - This move must be quite pleasing to the faculty, but what about the students who would normally benefit … [Read more...]

First sting…

July 17, 2020 Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham A criminal charge, even minor, can trap Ontarians in a ‘vicious cycle’ of unrelated problems, report finds Much of the prison reform thinking has brought with it a need to examine the initial … [Read more...]

No killing…

July 13, 2020  Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Canada’s largest Indigenous police force has never shot anyone dead The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service is 26 years old with currently 203 officers (60% Indigenous) and policing 34,000 people over … [Read more...]