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Is it a Crime to Play a Prank on Someone?

Two Toronto men are facing multiple criminal offence charges for allegedly playing pranks on unsuspecting people. You may be charged with a criminal offence for playing a prank on someone. In May 2017, two men, who go by the name F–kry in the Six, found this out after they were arrested after a series of prank videos were posted on their online accounts. It is alleged that the two men have committed numerous criminal offences for their roles in committing these pranks, including mischief and criminal harassment. According to the men their actions should not be deemed criminal, as the intention was to prank the complainants.   Mischeif is defined in section 430 of the Criminal Code: Mischief 430 (1) Every one commits mischief who wilfully (a) destroys or damages property; (b) renders property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective; (c) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property;…

22 Aug 2017

#wrongfullyconivctedwednesday Frederick Clay

16 Aug 2017

Here we see Fredrick with his lawyers shortly after being exonerated.         Shortly after 4 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 1979, residents heard…

Is it a Crime to Hate?

15 Aug 2017

In Canada you may face criminal offence charges for hateful conduct. You may be charged with a criminal offence for expressing hateful views in Canada. In…

What is a Hate Crime?

10 Aug 2017

A hate crime is a serious criminal offence in Canada. In Canada out right to free speech is not unlimited. It is subject to reasonable limitations.…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Bruce Powell

9 Aug 2017

Bruce Powell was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit, after being framed by the police. On July 17, 2009, Chicago police narcotics officers…

Is it a Crime to Work at a Marijuana...

8 Aug 2017

You may be charged with a criminal offence for working at a marijuana dispensary. Here, police raid a dispensary in Toronto.    What is a Marijuana…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Andrew Leander...

2 Aug 2017

    Here is Andrew Leander Wilson with his family, shortly after his release. Andrew Leander Wilson would spend 32 years, three months and 14 days…