Tag Archive: arrests

Alec Karakatsanis tells the real story on crime

January 19, 2023

Post #208 800 words; 4 minutes to read. Summary: US commentator Alec Karakatsanis debunks much media and political propaganda about crime. Audio summary by volunteer Hannah Lee. The last few weeks have seen an onslaught of media stories and political...

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Youth and bail in Ontario – more progress needed

March 25, 2022

Post # 188 1000 words; 5 minutes to read Audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. Far fewer young people are being arrested and detained in Canada today thanks to the changes made in the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)...

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Election commitments and criminal justice

September 9, 2021

Post #176 980 words; 4 minutes to read This post is drawn from an article in the Sept 4 Toronto Star by Jacques Gallant. The focus is on the excessive numbers of Indigenous and Black people in Canada’s prisons, and...

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From Riches to Restorative Justice

June 25, 2020

By Joseph Grmovsek 1270 words; 5 minutes to read I was torn about how to begin this article.  Do I grab the attention of readers by describing the story behind my decade-and-a-half career insider trading in Canada and the United...

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Thousands of Canadians affected by unnecessary arrests

June 12, 2020

Recently, TV Ontario aired a documentary called “The Arrest”, about several Canadian cases in which people sued the police for wrongful arrest.  The film shows a lot of footage of the actual arrests but also shows the lasting damage to...

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