I’m back on the weekly crime panel for tonight’s episode of Alberta Primetime, joined by retired Edmonton police officer Jack Kraus and criminal defence lawyer Tom Engel. Here’s what’s on tap for our discussion:
- How to monitor and protect society from violent offenders who are declared not criminally responsible and end up in the mental health system. It’s up to provincial review boards to regularly review offenders and decide whether they can be released or if they must remain in custody because they’re still too dangerous.
- Reported declines in vehicle thefts in Calgary and Edmonton and the role police bait cars may be playing.
- A move by the Saskatchewan government to seize any profits earned by a book penned by convicted murderer (and former provincial cabinet minister) Colin Thatcher, who killed his ex-wife JoAnn Wilson in 1983.
(Alberta Primetime airs live at 7 p.m. MDT on Access TV: Channel 13 in Calgary; Channel 351 on Bell TV; Channel 267 on Shaw Direct/Star Choice.)