Rap, Bail, and Power

March 24, 2016

So episode 31 – a new new record.  But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? Seriously you should – it moves us up the iTunes rankings which…. well does nothing really.

This week we talk about the prejudicial impact of admitting rap lyrics in court.  It seems to happen too often in Canada. Why?

Check out Windsor law professor David Tanovich‘s paper: R v Campbell: Rethinking the Admissibility of Rap Lyrics in Criminal Cases.

And then on to bail. An Ottawa Justice of the Peace wrote a scathing indictment of Canada’s bail system.  In her words – its a disgrace. It may be true but was it appropriate.

Then I tell a story.

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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