#MeToo and the Law

February 5, 2018

So episode 71 – 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.

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This episode we look at two high profile murder case in Toronto. First, the case Berry and Honey Sherman who Toronto police now say were murdered.  Berry’s cousin Kerry Winter says he definitely did not do it – except his denial may raise more questions than answers. Then, we look at Bruce McArther, a landscaper and mall Santa, who the Toronto police now say is a serial killer responsible for string of murders in Toronto’s LGBT community. There are lots of questions about what police knew and questions have been raised about why an arrest took so long.

We then turn our sights to the political fall out of the #MeToo movement and look at my opinion piece for the CBC and appearance on CBC’s The Current that has pissed of some defence lawyers. Long story short – the presumption of innocence is for the courtroom and should not operate to shield powerful politicians.

And then we take a look at the Ottawa police’s absurd carding statistics. According to the police there is no carding problem because they don’t do it any more. Police also say crime is on the rise because they can’t arbitrarily stop young minority men and ask them their names. We call BS on the police and their statistics.

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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