Category Archives: Sentencing

Colleague strikes down mandatory minimum sentence

Criminal defence lawyer Jeffrey Mazin struck a blow for Charter rights this month, after he successfully argued to strike down the mandatory minimum sentence for offering to transfer a firearm contained in s. 99 of the Criminal Code. Mazin told … Continue reading

Posted in Guns, Sentencing, Tough-On-Crime

My Op-Ed about Eaton Centre shooting in Lawyers Weekly

My friend and editor at Lawyers Weekly, Shannon Kari, asked me to write an opinion piece on the Eaton Centre shooting, in light of my experience writing our book on gun culture and violence. I tried to deal with the … Continue reading

Posted in CP Journalism, Guns, Race, Sentencing

MMS threat has Nunavut jailers nervous

CBC interviews Nunavut’s director of corrections, Jean-Pierre Deroy, about the present status and imminent future of corrections within Canada’s newest territory. Nunavut’s main correctional facility, the Baffin Correctional Centre, was designed to hold 66, but currently houses 90, with 21 … Continue reading

Posted in Mandatory Mins, Prisons, Sentencing, Tough-On-Crime

Lying rafters sentenced to stand in kiddie pool

A judge in Painsville, Ohio, has sentenced two dishonest young rafters to stand in a kiddie pool wearing lifejackets and pass out flyers during a local food festival. Bruce Crawford and his girlfriend Grace Nash failed to wear lifevests, then … Continue reading

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