Compassionate justice: Neither just nor compassionate

by R. Rodríguez Bencomo

On Friday September, 9th one of the most terrible miscarriages of justice happened in Edmonton, Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench at the hands of judge Joanne Veit, who handed down a three-year suspended sentence for infanticide to Katrina Effert, convicted of strangling her new-born child and throwing the body over a neighbor’s fence1. Read the rest of this entry »