Monthly Archives: September 2015

Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A critique of our drinking and driving laws

Deadly Crash Highlights Need for Effective Federal Impaired Driving Laws

OAKVILLE, ON –(Marketwired – September 30, 2015) – MADD Canada is calling on Canada’s federal leaders to introduce long-overdue impaired driving amendments, in the wake of a tragic, deadly crash in Vaughan, Ontario on September 27 which claimed the lives of three children and their grandfather.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 29 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

American Bar Association critical of “stand your ground” laws

American Bar Association Calls for Repeal of Stand Your Ground Laws

A new report by the national lawyers group finds that self-defense laws are racially-biased and provide “a low-cost license to kill.”

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 28 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Effect of grizzly trials on jurors

Jurors in Dennis Oland murder trial at risk for PTSD, expert says

Jurors in Dennis Oland’s second-degree murder trial could be dealing with the psychological effects of the experience for months, or even years to come, according to an expert.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 9 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A look at the story of Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Fundamentalist Mormon Sect That Blends Polygamy, Child Rape and Organized Crime

Over the past century or more, there have been quite a few breakaway Mormon sects scattered across rural North America, small groups led by self-appointed prophets who rejected the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ decision to disavow Brigham Young’s famous doctrine of “plural marriage” in the 1890s.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 10 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Fighting technology crime

Justice Department looks to sharpen computer crime law

WASHINGTON (AP) – Stung by recent court decisions that have gone against them, Justice Department lawyers are making a fresh push to clarify a computer trespass law that critics malign as overly broad.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 8 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

An interesting way of addressing the problem of “illegals”

CALIFORNIA BILL: ILLEGALS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF CRIME CAN STAY

A bill granting deportation protection to illegal immigrants in California who have been victims of violent crime is currently awaiting signature from Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 3 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

If this is not overkill I don’t know what is.

Teens charged with sex crimes after one sends nude selfie to the other

According to The Fayettevile Observer, a 16-year-old girl named Brianna Denson and her boyfriend Cormega Zyon Copening were exchanging flirty text messages, as teens are wont to do, when she decided to send him a nudie pic.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 2 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Punishing a twenty-first century crime

‘Revenge porn’ woman first to be prosecuted under new law

The first woman to be prosecuted under new revenge porn laws, introduced in England and Wales in April, has dodged a prison sentence.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 1 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Truly the “long arm of the law”

RCMP charge Syrian officer accused of torturing Maher Arar

RCMP have laid a charge in absentia against a Syrian intelligence officer accused of torturing Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar, the first-ever charge of its kind in Canada.

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