In response to my Friday column Cops Screw Up: Drug Dealer Jermaine Barrows-Taylor Escapes Illegal Handgun Conviction, one reader shared his frustration with this case specifically, as well as these types of cases in general. I do not understand why police screwups result in criminals going free. If police illegally search a vehicle and find a body, does the driver get a … [Read more...]
Is a Man’s Home his Castle? Even When He’s on Probation?
The short answer is “Yes” according to retired Court of Queen’s Bench Justice M.A. Binder. “The fact of the matter is that it is unlawful to carry out a warrantless search under the guise of a curfew check,” he wrote. Binder’s decision (view PDF) came in response to a complaint against Edmonton Police Service Sgt. Ashley Hayward, in which he ruled Hayward violated the … [Read more...]
High River RCMP Thieves Stole More Than Just Guns…
It's what we feared all along. After RCMP members broke into the homes of flood victims in High River, Alberta, they stole far more than just guns. While illegally searching the homes of Canadians without a search warrant, High River's RCMP thieves just couldn't help themselves to a few extra items "since they were there". One female resident is making a unique plea that … [Read more...]
Vic Toews’ Bill C-30: The cost of online spying — Your privacy and your wallet
Bill C-30 must be stopped and OpenMedia.ca is helping spread the word about the assault on Freedom contained within it. One person's comment on YouTube pretty much summed up how I feel about Bill C-30: I shouldn't have to surrender my civil liberties just so I can access the internet to talk to friends and family or enhance my education in an online course. Would you want … [Read more...]