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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Jabbar...

Here Jabbar Washington Washington hugs his criminal defence lawyer, shortly after being exonerated. On January 21, 1995, several armed men looking for drugs and cash staged an apartment invasion in a public housing development  in the Brownsville neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York.  Two of them began shooting, wounding five of the occupants —most shot several times—and killing 40-year-old Ronald Ellis. A year later, in February 1996, seven men were charged with murder, attempted murder, and robbery, including 22-year-old Jabbar Washington, identified by the other defendants as being involved. New York Police Detective Louis Scarcella, whose conduct in a vast array of cases would later be called into question, arrested Washington who he reported had confessed to being involved in the crime.  Testifying before a grand jury, Scarcella  said that Washington had been identified in a live lineup by 26-year-old Lisa Todd, who had been in the…

23 Aug 2017

Is it a Crime to Play a Prank on Someone?

22 Aug 2017

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…

#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…