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Is it a Crime to Shoot Someone Who is...

Toronto police officer, James Forcillo, was convicted of attempted murder for shooting, Sammy Yatim, who was already dead at the time the shoots in question were fired. It is a crime to shoot someone who is already dead. In an unprecedented case, Toronto Police Officer, James Forcillo was charged with, and later convicted of, attempted murder for shooting  18-year-old, Sammy Yatim on July 27, 2013. In a controversial ruling, Forcillo was convicted of attempted murder, despite unambiguously shooting the young man to death. He was charged both with murder and attempted murder. The attempted murder charge was for the shots fired at Yatim following his death, and the murder charge was for the shots fired at Yatim that killed. It is speculated that the jury concluded that reasonable people can disagree about the first three shots, but that there was no way that the second six…

3 Jan 2017

What is Toronto Drug Treatment Court?

29 Dec 2016

Toronto Drug Treatment Court can be a good option for accused persons, but it is not necessarily the best option.  When someone commits a crime that…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday The...

28 Dec 2016

An example of how the media’s hysteria fuelled many the false allegations in the Martenville sex scandal. The Martenville sex scandals are an infamous case of…

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

27 Dec 2016

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…

#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…