Monthly Archives: October 2018

Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 31 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Criminal lawyers begin to see pot disputes roll in

Less than two weeks after cannabis became legal, lawyers say they are seeing clients dealing with pot-related disputes.

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Slim’s Criminal law News Oct 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

US Hate Crime Laws Explained

Robert Bowers, the Pennsylvania man accused of carrying out a mass killing at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, has been charged with multiple counts of hate crimes and other criminal offenses under state and federal laws.

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

Britain’s new counter-terrorism legislation will undermine the rule of law even further

When he first unveiled the British government’s latest package of counter-terror legislation in June 2018, Home Secretary Sajid Javid justified it as a way of ensuring that “the police have the powers they need to protect us”.

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

The federal hate crime law is both unconstitutional and unwise

After showing off his swastika tattoo, Randy Metcalf became involved in a barroom brawl. One of his opponents was an African American, whom he and his friends knocked unconscious. Metcalf repeatedly kicked him in the head and, according to a witness, said, “Die, [n-word], die.” Metcalf was sentenced to 10 years in prison under the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act that was enacted six years earlier, in 2009.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 26 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

“Witchcraft” is only one of 7 Craziest “Zombie Laws” that you can actually be charged for in Canada

Early this morning, York Regional Police announced they had arrested and charged a 27-year-old Ontario woman with fraud after she scammed people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars while claiming to do spiritual blessings. That’s not the only charge against her.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 25 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Mississippi Sentences Man to 8 Years in Prison for Medical Marijuana He Purchased Legally in Another State

Patrick Beadle, a 46-year-old father and musician, received an eight-year prison sentence in Mississippi for possessing 2.89 pounds of marijuana. If his sentence stands, he would spend nearly a decade behind bars for possessing a substance that is legal in nine states and now all of Canada. Such a severe, inhumane sentence speaks volumes about the inanity and heartlessness of our criminal justice system. But this story gets worse.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 24 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Opinion: Let’s not whitewash racism in the justice system

The Supreme Court of Canada recently heard the most important case in a generation regarding the Canadian legal system’s response to murdered and missing Indigenous women.

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

Mass incarceration isn’t always the issue. Uneven incarceration is.

“Mass incarceration” update: It peaked during the years 2007-2008 and has been quietly but consistently falling ever since.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canada just legalized recreational pot. Here’s what you need to know

(CNN)People in Canada are cheering, enduring long lines and honking their car horns in support as the country’s first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday.

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

Canadian military justice system shaken to its core

There is a maxim in the Canadian Armed Forces that corporals can be the military’s most formidable members.

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