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When Can the Police Use Lethal Force in...

In certain circumstances the police may be legally allowed to use lethal force. The Criminal Code outlines circumstances when a person in authority can reasonably use lethal force against another person in section 27. Use of force to prevent commission of offence 27 Every one is justified in using as much force as is reasonably necessary (a) to prevent the commission of an offence (i) for which, if it were committed, the person who committed it might be arrested without warrant, and (ii) that would be likely to cause immediate and serious injury to the person or property of anyone; or (b) to prevent anything being done that, on reasonable grounds, he believes would, if it were done, be an offence mentioned in paragraph (a). Protection of persons acting under authority 25 (1) Every one who is required or authorized by law to do anything in…

22 Sep 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Richard Brant

21 Sep 2016

Richard Brant was wrongfully convicted of killing his own son.     On November 17, 1992, nineteen-year-old Richard Brant, of Belleville, Ontario, was out for a…

Is it a Crime to Drive Without Insurance?

20 Sep 2016

 In Ontario, it is a legal requirement for all vehicle owners to have valid insurance for their vehicles and it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the insurance purchased…

What is Innocence Canada?

15 Sep 2016

Innocence Canada, formally AIDWYC, defends wrongfully convicted people in Canada. Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted or AIDWYC) is a Canadian,…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Sherry Sherret...

14 Sep 2016

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…

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…