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Second thoughts on police body cameras

Police body cameras are a bad idea. You might remember when Toronto police chief Mark Saunders pushed for body cameras: “I have been pushing hard. I want this done now. The people are talking, they want this. I want this.” He was wrong. You...

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Second thoughts on police body cameras

Stay upheld at Ontario Court of Appeal

Today, AGP partner and Ottawa lawyer Howard Krongold successfully defended on appeal the stay of our client’s criminal charges because his constitutional right to a timely trial was violated. At trial, the judge stayed proceedings against our...

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Stay upheld at Ontario Court of Appeal

Ottawa Does Not Need a New Jail

If you build it, they will come. A baseball diamond in a cornfield will soon be filled with ghosts. An expanded highway will soon be jammed with traffic. And a new jail will soon be filled to capacity with prisoners. Last week, Ontario Premier...

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Ottawa Does Not Need a New Jail

Ottawa Police require mandatory Charter rights training

No, finding a lost wallet does not give you licence to break into a private residence. Not even to return the wallet. Not even if you are a police officer. Never. This is not rocket science. It’s common sense. Enter the Keystone Kops of Montreal...

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Ottawa Police require mandatory Charter rights training

Toronto Police acted unlawfully in arresting protesters

The arrest and detention of three anti-racism protestors for splashing pink paint on statues of Egerton Ryerson and John A. Macdonald proves that the police still don’t get it. The whole unseemly incident, from arrest to prolonged detention to...

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Toronto Police acted unlawfully in arresting protesters

The COVID-19 Injustice System

If an innocent person is held in jail and not allowed to set a trial and a guilty person on bail is not allowed to plead guilty, can we really call it a justice system? There is no need to construct a fanciful hypothetical to answer the...

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The COVID-19 Injustice System

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AGP appeal lawyer @HowardKrongold defended a stay of proceedings in the Court of Appeal for Ontario. No, court staffing does not lie outside the control of the Crown. Crown's argument rejected. The day is won: https://t.co/NKbCZ7sTQm

Nice work from @howardkrongold @AGP_Law opposing the Crown's outrageous interpretation of "exceptional circumstances". Glad to see ONCA didn't buy it. https://t.co/fLJP9rhSNf

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