Tag Archives: David Bagshaw

No Such Thing as Closure

I often wonder who the “expert” was who invented the concept of “closure”.  I’m sure whoever it was had never had a loss any greater than a toenail. Of course, it sounds like a great concept, an end to our … Continue reading

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Feelings of Shame, Anger and Guilt

One of the first things I asked the Crown in charge of Stefanie’s case was, “Is there ANYTHING negative or embarrassing I need to know now about my daughter that could come out in the media?” I was so terrified … Continue reading

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For the greater good, could I do it?

After one month of marriage, the police arrive at her door.  Her husband had been charged with aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping and there was no mistake because he turned himself in.  She shouldn’t have been overly surprised, of course, … Continue reading

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Tougher crime legislation (Bill C-10)

As police officers, we are trained in many things related to crime and punishment, but what we don’t know much about is what happens after a conviction. I have had quite the education, of late, on our parole system, victim … Continue reading

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Your children and death threats.

It was in doing some research on the internet that I came across an article written by a Toronto based lawyer, Gregory L. Chang, that spoke to some measures parents can take if their child receives a death threat – … Continue reading

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Defence tactics.

For those of you not aware of a case currently in the courts in Kingston, Ontario Canada, 3 people – husband, son and second wife – are on trial for the “honour killings” of the husband’s first wife and the … Continue reading

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When is the right time to forgive?

There was an article in the Globe and Mail titled “A mother’s story: Her love never stopped” written by Gary Mason.  It wasn’t what I expected because it was about the mother of the male accused of kidnapping a 3 … Continue reading

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