I’m still stuck on this story, and have not yet moved on to Adam Nobody. In the original post I quoted from an editorial by David Tanovich. He then sent me Bonds: Gendered and Racialized Violence, Strip Searches, Sexual Assault and Abuse of Prosecutorial Power (FORTHCOMING (2011), 76 CRIMINAL REPORTS (6th) ____). Click here … Continue reading Gendered and Racialised Violence by Police: Bonds, again.
Here is the decision in R. v. Bonds, the Ottawa case not from the SCC, but getting a lot of press. PDF here or here. I noted before (in this post: Gender Invisible: “Many Police Stops in New York Unjustified, Study Says”) that we usually assume that it is men who are stopped (illegally and/or … Continue reading Gender, Race, Policing – R. v. Bonds
The Round House is a powerful and incredibly engaging novel. In this blog post, I will discuss two aspects that particularly resonated with me: the importance of small steps towards indigenous sovereignty and the existence of light amid the darkness. Importance of small steps towards sovereignty A consistent theme throughout the book was the importance of … Continue reading IFLS Book Club Post #15 [Liane Langstaff]
Just before i go and teach, I was astonished that the story of Danièle Watts’s experience with the police in Los Angeles is making the Canadian morning news – not unhappy, just astonished. But I wanted to say…this is a good example of something which is not new at all, but is news. This isn’t … Continue reading
Amazing set of LSA panels organized by Susan Boyd (UBC), Emily Grabham (Kent), Nicola Barker (Reading/Kent), Jenni Millbank (UTS) and Julie Shapiro (Seattle). Didn’t think I could be any more sad about missing LSA (I had my reasons but suspect they may have been a bit stupid). Have asked friends for pictures and dispatches from … Continue reading Care and Autonomy in the Age of Austerity: Law & Society in Hawai'i