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Steven Truscott was sentenced to be hanged at only 14 yrs old. Canadian teenager, Steven Truscott was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of his classmate Lynn Harper. When he was thirteen his classmate Lynn Harper was found raped and strangled to death in the woods by her home. It was alleged that Truscott had ridden Harper on his bicycle handle bars towards her home and that en route to her house he had taken her to the woods and raped and strangled her. As he was the last known witness to see her alive he was an automatic suspect. Truscott maintained his innocence throughout his ordeal maintaining that he had dropped Harper off at a road crossing and witnessed her getting into an unknown vehicle. Truscott was taken into custody on June 12th 1959 and on June 13th he was charged with first-degree murder…

11 May 2016

Is it Crime to Burn the Canadian Flag?

10 May 2016

  It is legal to burn the Canadian flag. It is legal to burn the Canadian Flag, in Canada. The Canadian flag may be a symbol…

What is the Difference Between Criminal...

6 May 2016

What are Criminal Offences?   Different offences carry different consequences In the Canadian legal system, there are offences legislated under the Criminal Code of Canada and…

Is It a Crime to Abandon Your Dog?

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Abandoning your dog can be a criminal act.         Abandoning your dog is explicitly defined as a crime in the Criminal Code of Canada Section 446(1)(b).  S.446(1)(b)…

What is Carding?

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  New legislation will regulate controversial police carding practices.   Carding, also known as police checks, is the police practice of arbitrarily and randomly stopping an…

Is it a Crime to Threaten Someone In Canada?

26 Apr 2016

  It is a crime to threaten someone in Canada.   Threatening someone can be a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as such in…

What is TAVIS?

25 Apr 2016

TAVIS  is Toronto Anti-Violence Strategy TAVIS employs controversial practices to decrease violent crime in Toronto. TAVIS is a provincially-funded, Toronto wide initiative led by the Toronto…