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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Sherry Sherret...

Sherry Sherret-Robinson was wrongfully convicted of killing her own child. On January 22, 1996, 20-year-old Sherry Sherret-Robinson found her four-month-old son, Joshua, lying facedown in his playpen, lifeless. She called 911, sobbing. In the hospital emergency room, doctors were unable to revive Joshua. Sherry knew that she had never hurt her son and has always maintained that she did not harm him. However, Charles Smith, the now disgraced former pathologist who performed Joshua’s autopsy, claimed to have found several injuries on Joshua’s body – for example, swelling in Joshua’s brain and bleeding in his neck tissues – to support his conclusion that Sherry had smothered Joshua to death. As a result of these findings, police and Children’s Aid grew fearful for the safety of Sherry’s surviving son, eighteen-month-old Austin. On March 7, Austin was removed from her care. He was later put up for adoption, and…

14 Sep 2016

Is it a Crime to Carry a Concealed Weapon?

13 Sep 2016

Carrying a concealed weapon refers to the practice of carrying a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed or hidden manner. The weapon can be hidden on one’s…

What are the Rights of Prisoners?

8 Sep 2016

Prisoners lose their liberty when incarcerated but they are still entitled to human rights. What are the Rights of Incarcerated People? On an average day, over…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Erin Walsh

7 Sep 2016

Erin Walsh was wrongfully convicted of murder. On October 17, 1975, Erin Walsh was convicted of the second-degree murder of CheChe Peters. Peters succumbed to a…

Is it a Crime to Sell Marijuana?

6 Sep 2016

  Selling weed is a criminal offence in Canada.   While the Liberals have promised to legalize marijuana in 2017, currently you can still be charged…

How Can I Appeal a Finding of Guilt For a...

1 Sep 2016

It is possible to appeal a finding of guilt at a higher court. In Canada, anyone found guilty of breaking the law may ask a higher…