Monthly Archives: May 2016

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

Amputations & stoning: Malaysia govt backs Islamic penal law

The Malaysian government has pledged its support for an Islamic penal code seeking to expand the jurisdiction of Shariah law by introducing harsh punishments like amputations and stoning, shocking its predominantly multi-ethnic society.

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

Life under curfew for American teens: ‘it’s insane, no other country does this’

Around 11pm, on a temperate Friday last August, Officer Troy Owens was patrolling south-eastern San Diego. Peering through his driver’s side window into the darkness, he scanned the streets until his eyes stopped on the corner of 47th and Market. “Somebody trying to hide from me?” he wondered aloud. “Yup,” he answered, swinging the SUV around, and turning on the flashing lights.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 23 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Attacking a Cop in Louisiana Will Be a Hate Crime if Gov. Signs ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill

Louisiana’s hate crime law already protects vulnerable minorities from attacks based on their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, but state lawmakers want to add another group to the mix: cops.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Will legalizing pot increase impaired driving?

Canadian police should be ready to crack down on impaired driving once marijuana is legalized, warned a U.S. police officer in April. But a Canadian expert says Canada already has a law prohibiting impaired driving and provincial police have measures they can take to limit it as well. Furthermore, he says it’s not clear that cannabis impairs driving appreciably.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Meet the Law Professors Who Want to Ruin Sex

Imagine the following case: Two recent college grads meet in a bar, talk, begin kissing, and go to her apartment. After a little more talking, they resume kissing there. He undresses her and initiates sexual intercourse. She neither objects nor resists. He leaves, and they have no further contact. A month later, she files a criminal complaint with police, complaining that this was rape because she never expressed verbal consent and was physically passive.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 13 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canada’s Expanding Revenge Porn Laws Could Threaten Journalistic Freedom

Websites trafficking in pornographic images that have been uploaded without the subject’s consent are forcing the legal world to scramble and update the law.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 12 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Pastor tells court of chat with accused killer

TORONTO — It was during a teary conversation with her pastor that a woman who is now accused of killing her stepdaughter said the girl “died like a dog” after being starved, beaten and locked in a room, a Toronto court heard Tuesday.

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

Miami Judge Says Florida’s New Death Penalty Guidelines Are Unlawful

A Miami-Dade circuit judge has declared Florida’s new death penalty law unconstitutional.

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

Prosecutors to test novel legal theory in trial of officer charged in Freddie Gray case

Prosecutors are expected to test a novel legal theory this week in the trial of a police officer charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray — that the officer didn’t have the authority to detain him and therefore committed an assault by putting him in handcuffs.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Thinking Critically – Stephan verdict sets important precedent

I was planning on writing about the David and Collet Stephan verdict in which two Alberta parents were found guilty of not providing the necessaries of life, which led to the death of their son Ezekial. Then I read Dr. Steven Novella’s take on the case and felt I really wanted my readers to have an opportunity to read it as well.

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