Sexual Assault Myths and Ontario's New Bail Policy
So episode 64 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should.
The conversation about the justice system and sexual assaults has become a polarizing topic. But it should not be. It is possible to believe and support victims without throwing away the fundamental principles of our justice system. But it is a hard conversation.
Court cases like the latest debacle from Ottawa's Superior Court of Justice don't help. The case is simply called R. v. H.E - a husband raped his wife. He was acquitted. The judge got it wrong (and will be reversed on appeal). But this case does not prove that the law is broken - it proves that judges make mistakes.
These conversations are hard - but they are necessary.
But before diving into sexual assault myths we talk about Ontario's new bail policy. It can be summed up as follows: "Hey Crown Attorneys - Follow the fucking law". Make no mistake this is a major development and a rebuke of Crown practices - but don't pretend it is the final fix or some progressive unicorn. It's not. So we tear it apart.
We also have some new art - it is still new because it is way easier to just copy and past this section each week - from an awesome young designer Parker Mazerolle - serious he is crazy good - go check out his work.
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