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Lawfully Filming Police

Few inventions in the past thirty years have had a greater impact on law enforcement than the video camera.  The realities of police violence can be hidden easily behind corroborated reports of police officers, until of course, events are captured on video.  The March 3, 1991 video taken of a group of Los Angeles police […]

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Cell Phones at the Border

Privacy in the digital world is of a growing and unending concern.  With the continually increasing amount of personal information stored on cell phones, from conversations with friends and loved ones, to banking; who can access this information has become incredibly important. The advent of the “smartphone” has made the information that can be stored […]

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A Closer Look at Canada’s Crime Rates

Canada has always been viewed as a safe country to live and to visit.  Compared to our neighbours to the south, Canada’s crime rates barely register.  There are two ways to measure police-reported crime: the crime rate and the crime severity index (CSI).  The crime rate is a measurement of offences in violation of the […]

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Criminal Law Toronto: Your Rights in a Digital Age

Cell phones carry a staggering amount of intimate information, more than any other device in our possession. The convenience of having web browsing capability, email, texting, messaging apps, camera, and a telephone all in one place has centralized the storage of this information. Passcodes and fingerprint technology are frequently used against the average intrusive stranger, […]

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