Category Archives: Criminal Justice Issues

Risk

From “How McKenna saved the Fighting Fisherman”, by Philip Lee, Ottawa Citizen, September 8, 2001: B1, B4. From Lee’s book, Frank: The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna. How McKenna, then a 29 year-old lawyer with three years of experience, … Continue reading

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Victims Here

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): The nun says he (the Boston bomber) is sorry and shouldn’t receive the death penalty. His lawyers sent her, because he wouldn’t come himself. He didn’t testify and say he was … Continue reading

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Family Visit

Visit my client in the jail. I am his solicitor, rather than his criminal defence counsel. There to discuss what to do with his property while he is in. Still uncertain as to how long; conviction but no sentence, as … Continue reading

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Drunk client for one of the criminal defence lawyers. Meet him outside the building, smoking. Me, not him. He asks for one. Give him two, so he has an extra for later. We go into building together. Forgot that he … Continue reading

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Murder Recall

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): This morning, sixty years ago, my father, William Walter Remington, was attacked and murdered in prison, though he clung to life for the weekend. I wonder how many countless people have … Continue reading

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Young Whippersnapper

Found this uncredited 1998 story, in the “World” section of the Ottawa Citizen (January 17, 1998: A11): A court in Cologne, Germany said yesterday it had banned a 22 year-old man from driving for four and a half months for … Continue reading

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Everyone

God Himself is the judge of Tyrone, like He’s the judge of us. He was more than just a convict, more than just a man on the run. He was a person…of tremendous value. Ty was caught and paid a … Continue reading

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