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Weighing the Balance

Weighing the Balance evolved from a simple question: What happened to six men who were named and shamed in a very public news conference staged by the Toronto Police?

Radio Impact2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2005 / Dick Miller / Kellie Hudson / Mike Bryan / The Current, CBC, Canada

Weighing the Balance evolved from a simple question: What happened to six men who were named and shamed in a very public news conference staged by the Toronto Police?

Upon investigation, Kellie Hudson found that one man wasn't even charged, and while three had gone to court, two had had their charges quietly withdrawn. One of those men was James Lecraw. Despite the withdrawal of charges, LeCraw lost his job, friends, and eventually, in deep despair, took his own life. This is James' story, as told by his brother, his niece, his former employer, and in his own words.

Weighing the Balance won the Radio Impact Award in the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story aired on CBC's The Current in 2004.


produced by

Dick Miller

Dick Miller has been with the CBC for well over two decades, working in both radio and television as a host, reporter, and producer.

Kellie Hudson

Kellie Hudson has been in journalism for more than 15 years.

Mike Bryan

Mike Bryan spent 15 years with CBC Radio in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


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