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Moncton man gets 8 years for luring boys worldwide on internet and sex assault

Moncton man gets 8 years for luring boys worldwide on internet and sex assault | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
​A Moncton man who lured thousands of young boys around the world into performing sexual acts online — and who sexually assaulted his own brother — was sentenced to eight years in prison less time served for his crimes on Wednesday.
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St. Albert High gets failing grade in inclusion 

St. Albert High gets failing grade in inclusion  | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Foster mother pleads guilty in accidental death of 8-month-old 2013

Foster mother pleads guilty in accidental death of 8-month-old 2013 | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
A foster mother in northwest Arizona has agreed to a plea deal in the accidental drowning death of a 8-month-old boy.
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Anti Vaccination Documentary To Be Made Illegal In California

Anti Vaccination Documentary To Be Made Illegal In California | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
A new bill up before the California legislature may see anti-vaccination film 'Vaxxed' banned in California.
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Public consultation on how to discipline federal judges set to close Wednesday

Public consultation on how to discipline federal judges set to close Wednesday | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
The federal government may change how judges are disciplined in Canada, and it wants the public's ideas. But act quickly: a consultation process announced quietly in June with a single tweet ends Wednesday.
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Money not claimed in settlement will not be used for healing services | Windspeaker - AMMSA

Money not claimed in settlement will not be used for healing services | Windspeaker - AMMSA | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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RCMP asks vigilante pedophile hunters to leave law enforcement to the pros

RCMP asks vigilante pedophile hunters to leave law enforcement to the pros | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Canadian law enforcement agencies are calling on B.C. group "Creep Hunters" to let police investigate potential criminal cases after they identified a B.C. sheriff as a suspect.
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Following along the theme about viability of private prosecutions, this news is HUGE: 


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August 30, 2016 12:14 pm
RCMP asks vigilante pedophile hunters to leave law enforcement to the pros

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Canadian law enforcement agencies are calling on a group of vigilante pedophile hunters to let police investigate potential criminal cases, after Okanagan-area group “Creep Hunters” publicly identified a B.C. sheriff who arranged to meet with someone posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Creep Hunters – which has been operating in the Okanagan area over the last few months – aims to lure men who are looking for sexual relationships with underage girls.

One member of the group pretends to be the underage girl and waits for older men to engage in online conversations. Once a meeting is arranged, two male members of the group approach the suspect, accusing him of trying to lure a minor, and record the exchange.

They then upload the footage online.

WATCH: Creep Hunters is not the first group to try and lure men.

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However, the group’s latest catch attracted a lot of attention due to allegations the man they were talking to was a B.C. sheriff.

READ MORE: B.C. sheriff accused of trying to lure minor by vigilante group Creep Hunters

“The man that we caught is a sheriff. He sent pictures, two pictures of himself in his uniform,” said “Stef,” who played the role of a 14-year-old girl for Creep Hunters.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed Tuesday it is aware of the allegations regarding the sheriff and confirmed that the employee is on leave pending further investigation.

According to Cpl. Dan Mokaluk, the RCMP was also made aware of the incident and is currently investigating.

But Mokaluk stressed that this type of investigation should be left to police officers.

“In regard to monitoring criminal activities online, this work should be left to police officers who can do this in a controlled environment. This way evidence can be obtained to support charges, which is the best way to get dangerous offenders off our streets,” Mokaluk told Global News.

“We are always concerned when people decide to bypass law enforcement and take matters into their own hands. When that happens there is a risk that investigations can be jeopardized and key evidence can be lost.”
Could criminal charges be laid if police didn’t do the work?

Criminal defence experts, however, point out that the suspect in question could be charged for any crimes committed based on the evidence Creep Hunters collected.

According to Michael Lacey, vice president of the Criminal Lawyers Association, if a group of civilians not acting under police direction effectively entrapped someone in an alleged scheme to lure a minor, criminal charges could potentially stick.

“When private citizens do things like this the entrapment law doesn’t apply,” said Michael Lacey, vice president of the Criminal Lawyers Association. “If it was a police officer or someone operating under police association did this it might apply.”

Entrapment usually occurs when police lure someone into committing a crime under their watch – just like how Creep Hunters aims to lure potential criminals.

However, there are entrapment laws in Canada that limit how police can use this technique.

In July, a couple found guilty of plotting to blow up the B.C. Legislature on Canada Day three years ago were released from prison, after a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled the RCMP entrapped them.

READ MORE: B.C. judge rules RCMP entrapped pair guilty of terrorism, convictions overturned

During the trial, the defence argued John Nuttall and Amanda Korody would not have committed the acts if it were not for the encouragement of undercover police officers working the case. The judge added the undercover RCMP officer became a lifeline to Nuttall and Korody and that the officer isolated them.

The case was the first in Canada to use the legal defence of entrapment successfully in a terrorism case.

© 2016 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

So, let's see: Private citizens caught the offender, who was an authority, but oughta leave policing to them??

 Civilians are at liberty to entrap offenders and have charges stick where police officers are not. 

Looks like it's time to... LEAD.
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We've been petitioning leaders non-stop for a public-police investigation for 685 child fatalities that were hidden by authorities in Alberta.

There are 793 dead children now known. If the Judicial System is unwilling or unprepared to function; preventing children coming to harm, promotion of protection need be revamped.

Force RCMP to do a criminal Investigation of Children's Aid and the Alberta Justice Lawyers who he... https://www.change.org/p/force-rcmp-to-do-a-criminal-investigation-of-children-s-aid-and-the-alberta-justice-lawyers-who-helped-hide-the-deaths-of-685-foster-children-from-the-public
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Councillor emails cause concern

Councillor emails cause concern | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
The St. Albert Gazette, your source for St. Albert news, events, and community
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Two pages after 4 years 

Two pages after 4 years  | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Reading Children's Books: ---Iris Bardoel All parties "Do your own fundraising" Unlike · Reply · 1 · 2 hrs-------------When it comes to democracy, people should come first JASON NIXON·MONDAY, AUGUS...

Reading Children's Books: ---Iris Bardoel All parties "Do your own fundraising" Unlike · Reply · 1 · 2 hrs-------------When it comes to democracy, people should come first JASON NIXON·MONDAY, AUGUS... | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Man once questioned in Cédrika Provencher case charged with child pornography

Man once questioned in Cédrika Provencher case charged with child pornography | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
A Trois-Rivières, Que., man questioned by police after the 2007 disappearance of nine-year-old Cédrika Provencher has been charged with six counts related to child pornography.
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Wildrose leader's 'beat Rachel Notley' joke provokes widespread condemnation

Wildrose leader's 'beat Rachel Notley' joke provokes widespread condemnation | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Condemnation poured in Wednesday from all sides as Wildrose Leader Brian Jean tried to undo damage created by a comment he made during a speech in Fort McMurray the night before.
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Family says N.S. government's red tape prevents them from helping at-risk teen

Family says N.S. government's red tape prevents them from helping at-risk teen | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
The family of a 14-year-old Nova Scotia boy living on the street says red tape from the Nova Scotia government is preventing them from providing him with a safe home in Ontario.
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Former Calgary foster parent charged with sex assault 2013

Former Calgary foster parent charged with sex assault 2013 | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
An Airdrie man is accused of sexually assaulting a youth who was once in his care and is now facing charges.
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2013 US Courthouse News Sterilization Case

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'Golden Girls' star Bea Arthur's estate funds LGBT homeless shelter

'Golden Girls' star Bea Arthur's estate funds LGBT homeless shelter | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
The Bea Arthur Residence opens its doors in February.
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Findlaw Canada | Alberta municipality fears massive hack of people's personal information

Findlaw Canada | Alberta municipality fears massive hack of people's personal information | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Community Update: New Reporting Process Allows Easier Return to Disability Assistance After Exceeding AEE Limit | Disability Alliance BC

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High-risk sex offender living in Vancouver, police warn

High-risk sex offender living in Vancouver, police warn | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Michael Wayne Carpenter, 45, is serving a 10-year supervision order after he was convicted on three counts each of sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and uttering threats.
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Right Relevance : Influencers, Articles and Conversations

Right Relevance : Influencers, Articles and Conversations | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Discover fresh relevant content to your interests, save interesting articles, follow influential experts, be the first to share soon-to-be viral content and much more
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Reading Children's Books: Julie Ali Some privatization such as continuing care clearly costs us more from start to finish. We pay for half the infrastructure costs, we sometimes pay for AHS staff o...

Reading Children's Books: Julie Ali Some privatization such as continuing care clearly costs us more from start to finish. We pay for half the infrastructure costs, we sometimes pay for AHS staff o... | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Adoption—I found my “foster parents!”

Adoption—I found my “foster parents!” | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
The quest to discover the identity of my birth parents had consumed three long years. The journey had been emotionally exhausting—but highly rewarding. Finding them was the highlight of my life. I was much happier and contented knowing my true identity, cultural heritage, and thankful for the positive connections I had made with my birth…
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'This could have been life and death': Utility workers find signs children lived in sewers near Seattle

'This could have been life and death': Utility workers find signs children lived in sewers near Seattle | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Friday afternoon in Federal Way, Wash., a city to the south of Seattle, utility workers came across a manhole that refused to stay closed. Meter readers with Lakehaven Utility District first noticed the sewer cover left ajar. They pushed it shut; to fall down an open manhole, after all, could mean injury
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