Three Top stories from Home and Away
By P.M. Fadden
WORLD VIEW – Free as an Ex-Pat
CANZUK International, a non-profit organization, has advocated freedom of movement between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, reports Global News.
The group intrigues with suggestion of VISA and/or residency-free extended travel.
The veteran idea has recently picked up steam with support from select Canadian and foreign politicians (including Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer). International petition now tallies more than 200,000 signatories in favor of ongoing proposals.
According to organization leaders, proposals can be broken down into three key areas: freedom of movement, free trade and foreign policy co-operation.
NATIONWIDE – Doughnut Champ Charged with Stealing from Dunkin’ Donuts
A North Carolina man who made headlines after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested. And he’s accused of stealing from a doughnut shop.
The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports 27-year-old Bradley Hardison of Elizabeth City was charged Thursday with stealing from a Dunkin’ Donuts in November.
Bradley-Hardison is charged with felonies including breaking and entering and larceny. It wasn’t clear if he helped himself to any doughnuts.
FRONTIER FOCUS – Let Records Show…
An Anchorage jail has, for four years, been a clandestine site to record conversations between attorneys and their clients — defendants in criminal cases.
Now defense attorneys are concerned — some livid — about what they say is striking violation of basic constitutional rights.
Files are claimed to be automatically recorded over every 30 days, reports ADN. State public defender, Quinlan Steiner, in December, learned from the state that secret recordings spanned 2012 to 2016.
Anchorage District Attorney Rick Allen said he was unaware of any recordings between lawyers and clients used in state cases.
Meanwhile Steiner called the need for confidential conversations “critical to the criminal justice system.”