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Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 294

We deal with scams and deceit around every corner in our lives. Unsuspecting victims often find themselves entangled in bizarre situations. From creative porch pirates to fraudulent iPhone sellers and unscrupulous car dealerships, this week we travel through the Americas to shed light on the lengths some individuals will go to for ill-gotten gains.

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Possession of Controlled Substances: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses Possession of Controlled Substances…

Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Driving Law Episode 338: Politics Behind Grants and MVA Updates to Autonomous Cars

Kyla and Paul update us with more details about the CleanBC grants and the politics behind gov’t contracts. They also talk about the update to the MVA in regards to autonomous vehicles.

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Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 293

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Weird and Wacky Wednesdays,” where we delve into tales so bizarre, they seem ripped from a dark comedy sketch rather than news headlines. We look at a rather macabre theme linking disparate parts of the globe: grave robbing. It’s hard to rest in peace anywhere these days.

X-files: Unearthed

First, we journey to Peru, where ancient mummies aren’t just resting in peace but are being hawked as aliens! In Peru’s Nazca region, known for its ancient geoglyphs and archaeological significance, grave robbers like Leandro Rivera have been exploiting local legends and alien myths to market looted mummies as extraterrestrial beings.


Rivera, who was convicted in 2022 for unearthing pre-Hispanic artifacts including human remains with elongated heads, claimed these were evidence of alien life. This marketing angle has not only fueled international curiosity but also a black market thirsty for such extraordinary finds.

These activities have cast a spotlight on the ongoing struggle to protect Peru’s cultural heritage from plunder. Despite significant efforts by the Peruvian Culture Ministry, including the formation of an anti-smuggling unit and increased monitoring at international borders, grave robbers continue to smuggle hundreds of artifacts out of the country. Rivera himself admitted to removing as many as 200 sets of remains, with some ending up in countries like France, Spain, and Russia.

The demand for these so-called alien relics is exacerbated by online black markets, where anonymity and a global reach enable the sale of looted items more easily than ever before.


Resident Evil

Next Sierra Leone, we shift from science fiction to zombies, where the undead aren’t rising, but their bones are being ground into a “zombie” drug. Sierra Leone is facing a severe public health crisis as addicts unearth graves to extract human bones used in the production of a potent psychoactive drug known as “kush.”


This disturbing trend prompted President Julius Maada Bio to declare a national emergency, with grave robbing for zombie drug production becoming a significant concern due to the demand for this drug. “Kush,” which includes ground-up human bones among its ingredients, delivers a hypnotic high and has led to a surge in drug-related fatalities and health issues.

To combat this crisis, the government has initiated several measures including the deployment of police officers to guard cemeteries and the establishment of a task force aimed at eradicating the drug. This task force’s efforts encompass setting up rehabilitation centers in every district, staffed by trained professionals, to support and treat individuals with drug addiction. However, the country’s main rehabilitation facility, hastily established in an army training center, has been criticized for its inadequate facilities.


The Not-So-Good-Fellas

Finally, in Melbourne, the dead are not safe from the living, especially if they’re wearing expensive jewelry. A plot twist worthy of a gangster film, in a bold act that marks a new low in Melbourne’s underworld conflicts, a mausoleum at Preston General Cemetery was desecrated during a targeted theft.


The incident involved the grave of Meshilin Marrogi, sister of convicted murderer and drug importer George Marrogi. On the early morning of July 30, 2023, thieves stole a diamond ring from Meshilin’s corpse, a crime believed to be aimed at causing distress to her brother.

The theft, carried out by two men dressed in gas masks and dark clothing, was captured on CCTV. Investigators have linked the suspects to a criminal syndicate involved in a series of arson attacks on tobacco shops across Melbourne. The operation appears to be orchestrated by a high-level criminal directing activities from overseas, intensifying the ongoing war between rival syndicates.

Detectives have now issued a new appeal for information, releasing details about a dark Mini Cooper seen in the vicinity of the cemetery around the time of the robbery. 


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Discipline of Lawyers: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses Discipline of Lawyers…

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Driving Law Podcast Episode 337: Suspicious Grants and Driving Records

Live from Florida, Kyla and Paul talk about a BC scandal involving electric trucks, grants and an accounting firm. They break down the tragic case of a toddler being killed in a car crash and how the driving records are not applicable.

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Weird and Wacky Wednesdays on a Thursday: Volume 292

Donald Trump’s first criminal trial is scheduled to start next week. When he was elected it seemed the world slipped into a different, disturbing timeline and nothing here on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays seems all that weird anymore. Consider that the Republican nominee is facing nearly 100 criminal charges in multiple venues over the coming months and he is likely to be convicted long before election day. After having been found responsible for defaming a woman he raped and committing fraud in his business dealings in New York, he has been ordered to pay nearly $500 million in damages.

To bring in some cash, Trump is selling bibles. Of course, there is no copyright on the bible and so, beyond the printing and shipping costs, it’s all profit. The Trump version also includes copies of some important US legal documents, such as the Declaration of Independence. One would think it’s some form of blasphemy to include such material in a revered religious book, but few seem concerned. One wonders about the morals of some people who claim to find their morality in religion. This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays we’re going to look at some bad things done by religious people.

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Interception of Communications: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses Interception of Communications… Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Driving Law Podcast: Episode 336 Special Guest Grant Gottgetreu On Traffic Control Devices and Flying Lamborghinis


On this week our special guest Grant Gottgetreu and Paul, filling in for Kyla as host, look at the flexibility of traffic control devices on tickets and insurance implications for an alleged 13 year old joy rider.

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Can I get Rid of my Points off my Driving Record in BC?

When you receive a ticket, the biggest concern most people have is the points associated with the ticket. Those points can contribute to increased insurance premiums and to driving prohibitions. But is there a way to get rid of the points from a driving record?

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