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Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: “Murder Was the Case That They Gave Me”.…So Was Gun Possession, Drug Trafficking and Gang Association[1]

Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: “Murder Was the Case That They Gave Me”.…So Was Gun Possession, Drug Trafficking and Gang Association[1]

| April 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

In Canada, there were 2,142,545 criminal violations in 2016.[2]More than half of those, 1,163,647, were property-related crimes like breaking and entering buildings, stealing vehicles worth more than $5000, shoplifting items valued at under $5000 and possessing stolen property.[3] Violent crimes represented a much smaller part of the Canadian crime picture totalling 381,594 or just under […]

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The Year of Carding

The Year of Carding

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

It feels like 2015 was the year of “carding” in Toronto. Arguably, when various descriptions of the practice are considered, carding occurs when police officers, based on their own hunches, whims or subjective, often problematic motives, rather than any approved method or system of legal justification, in the absence of criminal suspicion, decide to stop […]

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Season’s Greetings – Are You a Stressful Holiday Away From Being a Criminal Accused?

Season’s Greetings – Are You a Stressful Holiday Away From Being a Criminal Accused?

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Time’s running out. You’ve got to get to that pressure cooker called “the mall” to grab the gifts you can’t afford before it’s too late. Only a couple of days are left to prepare for that dinner. You know the one. Bickering siblings will be there attempting to suppress their ongoing tension over dad’s care […]

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R. v. Shiwprashad: Another Tale of Non-Citizens in the Canadian Criminal Justice System – Conclusion

R. v. Shiwprashad: Another Tale of Non-Citizens in the Canadian Criminal Justice System – Conclusion

| November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

[Part 1 introduced the unfortunate circumstances of Mr. Shiwprashad, a permanent resident on a stay of deportation who pleaded guilty to robbing his mother for $40. His robbery conviction triggered cancellation of they stay and deportation by immigration authorities. He appealed his robbery conviction to the Court of Appeal for Ontario, essentially claiming that his […]

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