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Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 148

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at one way to get a mistrial or disqualify a bunch of judges. Then we look at certain uses that were not contemplated for a Tickle Me Elmo doll. Finally, we think about all the times we were frustrated while waiting in a drive-thru and feel thankful that at least we had more common sense than one woman.

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Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 147

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at three cases of unusual legal antics. The first involved a lawsuit over a literal house of lies. Then, we look at why you should always assume that the police are recording you — especially when you are actually in a police station. Finally, we examine a failed excuse for drug possession that was pretty darn creative.

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Roadside cannabis impairment tests unreliable according to study

cannabis impairment tests might be unreliable

There is new evidence that the current cannabis impairment tests in Canada are unreliable. This is according to an article by the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in the United States.

Police in this country have two ways to test for cannabis-impaired drivers: testing bodily fluids for THC and standardised field sobriety tests (SFST). The NIJ’s study determined that both SFSTs and THC levels in biofluids are unreliable indicia of impairment.

Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 146

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we find out what happens when a wanted mobster tries to start a YouTube cooking channel. Then, we look at an alleged thief’s strange choice of getaway vehicle. Finally, we have a case of a suspected car thief’s poor choice of transportation for going to court.

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Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 145

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at the case of a cheerleading torturer who seems like something out of a movie. Then, we examine how not one but three drunk drivers can all cause the same accident. Finally, we look at alternative uses for pickles.

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Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 144

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at the case of a traffic court appearance that was just a little more unusual than they normally are. Next, we examine why perhaps educating women to defend themselves at a young age can backfire. Finally, we consider the circumstances that led to 50-60 Minnesota residents losing their internet access.

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Complying with procedural steps alone is hard

complying with procedural steps can be hard

A lesson for anyone out there who wants to represent themselves in court: complying with procedural steps in the legal process is hard. If you have a full-time job, a family, or other obligations, taking time out of your day for court is usually very difficult.

Hiring a lawyer not only takes this burden off your shoulders but also drastically increases your chances of winning. It’s easy to think you can deal with what’s needed when you self-represent, but the fact is you never know what’s going to happen down the line. If you make a commitment to start a legal fight on your own, you have to be prepared to fight it all the way.

Motor assisted cycles: human power must be primary

motor assisted cycles must be propelled by human power

Motor assisted cycles must be operated primarily by human power, the BC Court of Appeal has ruled. The Court grappled with the issue of what exactly constitutes a motor assisted cycle under the legislation. It comes after BC Supreme Court ruled that a motor assisted cycle must have pedals in a usable position.

Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 143

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we have some truly bizarre cases. First we find out about another scheme to jump the Covid-19 vaccine line. Then we examine a gruesome story from Scotland. Finally, a bomb squad made an unexpected discovery when they were called to a suspicious package.

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Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 142

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at three unusual cases. The first is a theft of an item that I did not believe anyone would ever want to steal. The second case involves a woman who is accused of using a very strange weapon in an assault on her sister. Third, we look at a civil rights protest that had an, um, unusual element to it.

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