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Is it a Crime to be a Member of a Gang?

It is not a crime in and of itself to be a member of a gang or criminal organization. It is not a crime in and of itself to be a member of a gang or  criminal organization. However, if proven by the Crown, participation in a criminal organization has implications for the accused in relation to the commission of some other criminal offences. For the prosecution of certain criminal offences, it is required that the Crown prove that there is a criminal organization and that the accused is a member.  A criminal organization is defined in section 467.1(1) of the Criminal Code: 467.1 (1) criminal organization means a group, however organized, that (a) is composed of three or more persons in or outside Canada; and (b) has as one of its main purposes or main activities the facilitation or commission of one or more serious offences that, if committed, would…

27 Dec 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Rejean Hinse

21 Dec 2016

Here Rejean Hinse explains his experience of being wrongfully convicted using the  famous painting “The Scream”. in 1961 Quebec man, Rejean Hinse, was only twenty-three years…

Is it a Crime to Post Intimate Photos of...

20 Dec 2016

is it a criminal offence to share intimate photos of someone online without their consent.   Since March 10, 2015 it has been a criminal offence…

#wrongfulyconvicted Wednesday Wilson Nepoose

14 Dec 2016

  Wilson Nepoose was wrongfully convicted of second-degree murder Wilson Nepoose was a First Nations man, of Samson Creeman. He was wrongly convicted of second-degree murder. Wilson was…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ivan Henry

7 Dec 2016

Ivan Henry is spent the longest known period of time incarcerated of any person wrongfully convicted of a crime. A Vancouver man, Ivan William Mervin Henry …

Is it a Crime to Plan to Commit a Crime?

6 Dec 2016

  Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in itself.   Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in Canada. Regardless of…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Randy Drunken

30 Nov 2016

  Randy Drunken was wrongfully convicted of murdering his own girlfriend. Newfoundland man, Randy Drunken of St. John’s, was wrongly accused and convicted of killing his…