Open

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Bruce Powell

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 Douglas Nichols, Jr. and Manuel Leano arrested 42-year-old Bruce Powell near the intersection of 35th Street and Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago. The officers reported that as they approached him, Powell dropped a plastic bag containing six smaller bags of heroin. Powell was taken to a police station where the officers conducted three separate anal cavity searches, none of which turned up narcotics. Powell was allowed to call his sister from the lockup and he told her that the officers had planted the heroin and had conducted physically painful cavity searches and were pressuring him not to seek medical treatment. Despite that pressure, Powell insisted and was taken to a hospital for medical treatment. Powell’s sister then filed a…

9 Aug 2017

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…

Is it a Crime to Falsely Identify Yourself...

1 Aug 2017

It is possible to be charged with the criminal offence of Obstructing Justice for falsely identifying or refusing to identify yourself to police Obstruction of Justice is defined in section…

Who is Nelson Mandela?

27 Jul 2017

While fighting for equality and peace Nelson Mandela faced and was convicted of criminal offence charges. Before winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and becoming…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Mustafa Ururyar

26 Jul 2017

  Mustafa Ururyar was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault.   In 2015, Mustafa Ururyar was accused of sexually assaulting Mandi Gray, a woman with whom he…

Is it a Crime to Prank Call Someone?

25 Jul 2017

You could face criminal offence charges for prank calling someone.   prank calling can be defined as a mischievous phone call made to trick someone. While…