Some time in late March, four young women got in a cab in Edmonton. Some or all of thema claimed to bystanders that the driver had tried to rape them. The case was cleared up quickly, because the driver had a camera in his cab that recorded the entire ride and the not rape that happened. Cue internet maelstrom demanding the women’s heads.
In the criminal justice system, the Luka Magnotta murder trial is considered especially heinous. In Montreal, the dedicated observers who attend these gruesome hearings are members of an elite squad known as the People Without Jobs. These are their stories.
As its efforts to track down former police officer and fugitive Christopher Dorner move into their second week, the LAPD has announced it will use drones in its search efforts. If you are the kind of disturbed anarcho-communist who doesn’t want to live in George Orwell’s 1984, this should be a very fucking scary development.
On Sunday, the Israeli government officially acknowledged that it had systematically coerced Ethiopian immigrants into accepting long-acting birth control shots like Depo-Provera. Thankfully, the admission came with an order to end the practice. The policy first came to light in 2008, and is especially troubling because Depo-Provera is linked to side effects like decreased bone density.
In a dick move that defies logic, the City of Vancouver is looking to increase fines on bylaws targeting the poor to a truly staggering rate. Included in the 42 changes is a maximum fine of $10,000 for being homeless.
Who needs a “tough on crime” agenda in Ottawa when we’ve got a God on Crime program kicking ass here in Winnipeg?
If you like pizza parties, prison may just be the place for you. That is until party-pooping Vic Toews gets his way. Turns out that prison is very similar to grade in the ’90s when Pizza Hut would throw your class a party for reading books. Except in prison it’s more like they just spend their own money and buy pizza.
The Niagara region of Ontario is awash in cheese — illegal cheese smuggled across the border from the United States. And those willing to act as mules and drive cases of cheese into the country can make as much as $2,000 per trip.
The best way to honour victims’ families is to call out opposition parties in your news release offering consolation to victims’ families.
It shouldn’t need to be said in 2012 but god damn does it ever: it is not okay to laugh about prison inmates being raped.
The fact that he just strolled casually past several cameras almost like he didn’t care about being caught surely isn’t an indicator of how insane the trial is going to be.
Diane Tran, a 17-year-old Texas honours student who works two jobs to support her family, was jailed for missing class. Why on Earth was she taken to court for this anyway? Does her school not have a principal?
Police in Windsor, Ont., are waiting for a man to poop out the $20,000 diamond he stole. A clerk at Precision Jewellers says she saw the man try to switch a diamond she had handed him. When staff examined the diamond, it turned out to be fake, and the thief decided the best course of [...]