Childhood trauma…

Aug 16, 2020 Royal Gazette (Bermuda) – Victoria Greening Kindness in court: a novel approach The concern comes from the realization that childhood trauma is a major factor in children winding up in prison.  An approach called adverse childhood … [Read more...]

Oversight…

March 4, 2020 OPCAT and Office of the Correctional Investigator (Corrections Canada) The Argument for External Oversight of Federal Prisons – The New OCI Annual Report The Correctional Investigator is again urging the adoption of external … [Read more...]

Words tell you…

Aug 19, 2019 The Conversation – Fatemeh Torabi Asr The language gives it away: How an algorithm can help us detect fake news Here is an explanation of how computers can detect fake news using algorithms which Simon Fraser University suggests is … [Read more...]

Voter Vision…

July 9, 2019 Canada’s National Observer - Fatima Syed EXCLUSIVE: Doug Ford didn’t tell you Ontario cancelled 227 clean energy projects This article is the first of series intended to expose cutbacks to environmental projects already underway … [Read more...]

MMIW resignations…

July 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Tanya Talaga Executive director of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls inquiry resigns As further proof of the tensions and problems confronting the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women inquiry, the … [Read more...]

Policing schools…

     Oct 27, 2015  Toronto Star – New York Times Video of South Carolina officer flipping, dragging black student sparks outrage - The girl and a male student were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace This is a startling video and … [Read more...]

Another…

     Sept 1, 2015  Vancouver Sun - Ian Mulgrew: Ivan Henry’s lawyer lambastes Crown’s case - Vancouver police, prosecutors used unethical, ‘pathetic’ evidence against wrongfully convicted man  Ivan Henry spent 27 years in jail for … [Read more...]

Watchdogs…

     May 3, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill Retired judge and former national security adviser named to spy watchdog  As Deborah Grey leaves the chair, the Prime Minister’s Office has announced the appointment of Pierre … [Read more...]

Lawlessness…

   Nov 30, 2014  Toronto Star – Rick Salutin A nation built on the rule of lawlessness -  Contrary to what Barack Obama says about the U.S. being built on the rule of law, the country routinely resorts to official violence and illegality. … [Read more...]

After jail, then what?

    Oct. 3, 2014  iPolitics – Steve Sullivan Tough talk on crime is cheap — which is why Conservatives like it  After serving over 20 years for a violent sex crime, Raymond Lee Caissie has been arrested and charged with the murder of … [Read more...]