HELP FOR THE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED:
Canadian (and USA) prisons are full of men who have been wrongfully convicted by our legal system.
Any man in Canada has a fairly high chance of being falsely accused of some crime or abuse by his wife. That is reality. Most men accused of crimes in Canada are accused by their wives.
More and more men are being freed on the basis of exonerating DNA evidence
Until the courts jail women who lie in court, nothing will change.
Even when convicted, women often get off because they have children. Nowhere in the criminal code is having children an excuse for being a criminal, (although women who kill their new born often get off on the defence of post partum stress) nor does it give the court the right to let convicted women off but they do. Men have children too, but that doesn't count.
Criminal Code - R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46 (Section 233)
233 A female person commits infanticide when by a willful act or omission she causes the death of her newly-born child, if at the time of the act or omission she is not fully recovered from the effects of giving birth to the child and by reason thereof or of the effect of lactation consequent on the birth of the child her mind is then disturbed.
Justice In Canada?
Ask Morin, Milgard, Marshall (deceased Aug 2009,) Nelles, Gregory Parsons, Ronald Dalton, Randy Druken about justice in Canada. All have been wrongfully convicted and or subsequently exonerated. But they are only the extreme cases. Every day dozens of men are wrongly convicted in Canadian Courts because they cannot afford bail or are poor.
The Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted is an informal, unfunded group of outstanding Canadian Lawyers who have miraculously freed many wrongfully convicted men.
The lawyers in this group generally work pro bono on serious cases only. James Lockyer seems to the the head of the group. If you have a case involving an extremely serious crime, (rape, murder) in which there may be DNA or other proof of injustice this may be for you.
Men convicted on eye witness testimony are being freed since the system finally recognizes that eye witnesses are often completely unreliable.
Racism and sexism are rampant in Canadian Courts. The police routinely lie in their testimony and Crowns knowingly work hard to convict people they know are innocent.
The system does not dispense justice so much as it serves as a trash collection system which designed to clean the streets of undesireables regardless of innocence or guilt.
In the USA 1 person in 32 is either currently in prison or on probation or parole. Hundreds of men have been wrongfully executed. Tens of thousands are wrongfully convicted. Not just blacks and the poor, although they are the majority.
The Click here Project Innocence Web Site is a source of information on fighting wrongful convictions. The Innocence Project examines cases of suspected wrongful conviction and where feasible, re-investigate and seek proof of their innocence.
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