I have the privilege of following this trial from a distance, never in the courtroom, measuring how much of it I can manage at any time and only hearing what I do through the somewhat neutralizing intermediary force of the Continue reading Borutski trial part six: His truths continue to emerge
In the recent case of R. v. H.E., Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith acquitted a man charged with sexually assaulting his wife, even as he also declared that “marriage is not a shield for sexual assault.” This is Continue reading Marital rape myths alive and well in Ottawa courtroom
You would not be alone if you have wondered over the past weeks or months about whether Basil Borutski might make a claim at some point that he is not criminally responsible for his actions because he is mentally ill. Continue reading Borutski trial part five: The law of “not criminally responsible”
“Let me drive/Let me drive I know my way around and I’m gettin’ kinda anxious to arrive Let me drive/Let me drive I can get us where we’re going, so move over honey, let me drive” (refrain from Georgette Fry’s Let Me Continue reading Let me drive!