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Real Justice: A Police Mr. Big Sting Goes Wrong

The Story of Kyle Unger

by Richard Brignall
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: social activists, law & crime

On the night of June 23, 1990, teenage friends Kyle Unger and John Beckett made a last-minute decision to attend a music festival near Roseisle, Manitoba. They were loners, not the popular kids at school. But on this night they seemed to finally fit in. They had fun, played games, drank, and hung around bonfires with other people. The next morning, …

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Real Justice: Branded a Baby Killer

The story of Brenda Waudby and the notorious pathologist Dr Charles Smith

by Levy, Harold
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, women

Brenda Waudby, a rehabilitated cocaine addict, was a single mother of two little girls in 1997. One night she left them with a 14-year-old babysitter and when she came home her 21-month-old daughter was dead.
Police immediately targeted Brenda as the suspect. A government pathologist, Dr. Charles Smith, examined the body and concluded that Brenda …

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Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq

The story of Donald Marshall Jr.

by Bill Swan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, social activists

When a black teen was murdered in a Sydney, Cape Breton park late one night, his young companion, Donald Marshall Jr., became a prime suspect. Sydney police coached two teens to testify against Donald which helped convict him of a murder he did not commit. He spent 11 years in prison until he finally got a lucky break. Not only was he eventually ac …

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Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen

The story of David Milgaard

by Cynthia J. Faryon
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime

David Milgaard was a troubled kid, and he got into lots of trouble. Unfortunately, that made it easy for the Saskatoon police to brand him as a murderer. At seventeen, David Milgaard was arrested, jailed, and convicted for the rape and murder of a young nursing assistant, Gail Miller. He was sent to adult prison for life.

Throughout his twenty-three …

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