Tune into Alberta Primetime tonight for the weekly crime panel, featuring youth justice advocate Mark Cherrington, Calgary defence lawyer David Andrews, and myself.
This week’s scheduled topics include:
- Two recent high-profile cases of people posting criminal acts on YouTube: the three men in Saskatchewan who recorded themselves illegally shooting ducks and a Quebec man took video of his seven-year-old behind the wheel of the family car. What possesses people to do that? Is the video evidence admissible in court?
- The “con code.” A judge conducting an inquiry into the prison riot beating death of Jarrett Jabs inside Drumheller Institution in 2001 has recommended that corrections authorities should hold orientation classes for new inmates schooling them in the informal rules that exist among prison inmates.
- A Calgary initiative called Operation Sentinel, which placed stickers on downtown payphones warning criminals that records of calls made from the phone could be used as evidence in criminal investigations. Is it really a deterrent? Does anyone even use payphones anymore?