Latest Mr. Big ruling in British Columbia

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/victoria-stepfather-found-not-guilty-in-death-of-toddler-noah-cownden-1.3118011

Noticing that the judge ruled the Mr. Big confession was obtained through inducement. If you read the piece, you’ll see that the same methodology (i.e. if you tell us what we want to know then we’ll make the charge go away) used on the Victoria stepfather was used on Burns and Rafay, who, at the time, were teenagers. This judge applied the Supreme Court of Canada ruling to this case as the Hart ruling–strong corroborating evidence must be present to back up the sting confessions.

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I am a former Toronto teacher and writer now living in Vancouver. I work with Dr. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, with whom I published Eye of the Hurricane: My path from Darkness to Freedom (Chicago review Press, 2011), as Director of Media Relations and as an advocate for wrongly convicted prisoners. Other publication credits include Songs of Aging Children (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1992) a book of short stories about troubled youth, and Taking Steam, a play co-authored with the late Brian Shein, staged at New York's Jewish Repertory Theatre and Toronto in 1983. Life Without (Quattro Books, 2012) is a novella about a New York cab driver wrongly convicted of killing his pregnant wife. Gary Geddes (Lt. Governor's Award for Literary Excellence) described it as "one of the most brilliant and harrowing short novels I've read since I went on a John Hawkes binge."

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