Friday, June 22, 2012

Brenda Waudby: Must watch! "CBC National" doc on "confessions" elicited from innocent people by aggressive police techniques. Sun. June 24.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The CBC National's special report on aggressive police interrogation techniques that lead to so-called "confessions" from innocent people presented by legendary journalist Joe Schlesinger on Sunday June 24 could not be have better timed. It comes less than three days before Ms. Waudby attends court in Peterborough for what may be a very decisive appearance. The CBC has played a significant investigative role in exposing Charles Smith and his protectors in the Chief Coroner's Office over many years beginning with the groundbreaking Fifth Estate documentary "Diagnosis Murder" (November 10, 1999) which sent out powerful alarm bells - sadly unheard by the authorities at the time - as it set out the enormous harm Dr. Charles Smith caused to innocent parents and caregivers within Ontario's criminal justice system. It continues to play that role. Of "Truth, lies and confessions," the CBC tells us that: "Canadians cheered when police obtained confessions from Russell Williams and Terri-Lynne McClintic for their horrific crimes. But others who've been subjected to police interrogations, including Brenda Waudby, say the aggressive techniques used by Canadian police are eliciting confessions from innocent people, too. Joe Schlesinger presents his special report, Truth, Lies and Confessions, Sunday, June 24 on CBC News The National." Airs at 10 p.m. on CBC Television, and at 9 p.m. ET on CBC News Network. Available online at after the broadcast."

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