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    An interesting followup to the scandal in Ontario where police conducted secret background checks on jurors. The info dug up was not restricted to whether
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 8, 2009
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      An interesting followup to the scandal in Ontario where police conducted
      secret background checks on jurors. The info dug up was not restricted to
      whether the juror had a criminal record, but included lots of personal info
      -- drinking habits, spats with neighbors, even mental health info.

      From National Post
      June 6, 2009

      Secret Jury Lists Note Drinkers, Whiners
      Practice Banned; Ontario Judge Releases Police checks on Jurors

      By Shannon Kari

      It appears that no personal detail was too small for police forces in the
      central Ontario region of Simcoe County when conducting secret background
      checks of potential jurors on behalf of the prosecution.
      "Calls a lot for minor complaints," said the notation next to one person
      on a list of those ordered this spring to perform their civic duty.
      "Neighbour shot his cat," was the handwritten note about a potential juror. "Dad is
      a drinker," said another notation. ...

      To read more, click below:


      http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1668331





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