Families…

May 6, 2021  APTN News - Brielle Morgan ‘Keep families together’: Moving beyond racist notions of neglect in child welfare This new journalist has done an entirely creditable job contracting the practices under welfare and protectionism in … [Read more...]

Indigenous hunting rights…

April 24, 2021 Supreme Court of Canada – R vs Desautel - The Supreme Court of Canada rules that non-citizens and non-residents can claim an Aboriginal right under the Constitution. In what may be recognized as a significant and precedent … [Read more...]

Policing the virus…

April 22, 2021 CBC News – Adam Carter Ford apologizes after public backlash to enhanced police powers, playground closures The police have been stopping people and cars to inquire why persons are out in public.  Bridges into Ontario from … [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...]

Break free…

March 18, 2021 N.Y. Times – Brian Seibert What It Means to Break Free: A Tale of Detention, Told in Dance - The choreographer Jeremy McQueen’s film “Wild: Act 1” seeks to give voice to young men caught in the criminal justice system. The … [Read more...]

House of Hate…

Mar 3, 2021 MacLean’s – Justin Ling Houses of hate: How Canada's prison system is broken - Dangerous, racist and falling apart. By nearly every metric, the nation's penal system is not just failing, it's making things worse. “In fact, by … [Read more...]

Death from mental illness…

Feb 22, 2021 National Newswatch – Margaret Eaton Mental illness should never be a death sentence Eaton, National CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association, is objecting to the possibility of MAID leading to terminating mentally ill patients … [Read more...]

Bill C-22…

Feb.19, 2021 Government of Canada Bill C-22 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act C-22 is current in Frist Reading and is expected to make significant inroads into both criminal law and drug law practice.  … [Read more...]

A better way…

Feb 5, 2021 Mountain West News Bureau (US) - Nate Hegyi and Jordan Wirfs-Brock 'Talking People into Handcuffs': One Western Town Offers Lessons in Good Policing Moses Lake is a town of 20,000 in eastern Washington state where the local industry is … [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...]