27 May 2016
Toronto police executed a series of search warrants at storefront cannabis distributors in the city Thursday. The raids are part of an investigation dubbed 'Project Claudia,' police said."Justin's not here, man."
As of May 25, the Municipal Licensing and Standards office said it had issued 78 notices to property owners out of a known 83 medical marijuana dispensaries.
UPDATE: PM's got your back, dude!
186 charges were laid and 90 people were arrested.**********
RELATED: Summer of the Gun II
The shooting happened along Lawrence Avenue West at 11:53 p.m., police said. Witnesses told police up to 10 gunshots were heard. Police say people may have been firing at each other from two different vehicles. The vehicles, which at one point, collided with each other, were described as a black Lexus SUV and a white Toyota Camry.Obviously not enough access to drugs I say.
26 May 2016
Brandon Rolle of Nova Scotia Legal Aid, who devised the legal strategy, said he believes cultural assessments are the way of the future for sentencing African-Nova Scotians.Will Afri-Scotian Police Officers also be afforded this "cultural" protection?
UPDATE: By the numbers
While African-Canadians make up 3 per cent of the general population, they account for 10 per cent of the federal prison population. Overall during his tenure, federal prison watchdog Howard Sapers has watched the number of Black inmates grow by 69 per cent.
Of course, it's not about crime, it's about racism.
RELATED: The epitome of popular contemporary...
...black culture in North America is "murder music"...
UNION SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) --You can find items like this any day of the week.
Rapper Troy Ave was one of four people shot in a third-floor green room at the venue Irving Plaza Wednesday night, before a T.I. performance.
One man died from his injuries.
LAST WORD: White guys get all the credit, right?
The gist of such hifalutin jibber-jabber is that in our white supremacist society, only white men are considered capable of the organizational skills and intelligence to pull off a string of murders before being caught.WTF?
25 May 2016
"The spectacle actually revealed far more about the PM’s diva-like, DNA-level sense of entitlement."Amen.
$6,000 in legal bills... and that's after the charges were dropped...
Investigator log books revealed in court detailed how the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources launched a five-day stakeout as part of their investigation of Tijssen.Turns out, according to the Ontario government... Major Mark Tijssen just worships the wrong Gawd.
That included one investigator who hid in a tree house with night-vision binoculars and a camera.
RELATED: Big Brother sics cops on mom
LAST WORD: All those billions from the Feds...
...apparently they don't count...
TORONTO -- Ontario has pledged to spend $222 million over three years to improve health care for First Nations, especially in the north where aboriginal leaders declared a state of emergency because of a growing number of suicides.Just something to think about as you're sitting there in the Emergency Room for six hours.
23 May 2016
...the New York Times screws up and lets one through...
Michael Nutter, a former Philadelphia mayor, who is black, said that society would not be so complacent if whites were dying from gun violence at the same rate as blacks.That whole "gangbanger" thing might not be exactly as you imagined it to be...
Mr. Nutter, now an urban policy professor at Columbia University, spoke out repeatedly about the disparity during his eight years as Philadelphia’s mayor — and was accused of casting African-Americans in a bad light. “Some people got upset,” he said. “I said, ‘I’ll stop talking about it when you stop killing each other.’”
Investigators describe fluid, sometimes tiny bands of teenagers and young adults bound by illegal activity. “They are groups of friends who rob and shoot each other,” Detective Greg Gehring said. “That’s just what they do.”(via ffof)
RELATED: Toronto Homicide Squad...
...rounding up local farmers, hunters and target shooters...
A man in his 20’s is expected to recover after being shot early Sunday morning. Toronto police say the incident occurred at Parliament Street and Cherry Street shortly after 2:30 a.m.Summer of the Gun II.
The suspect is black, 20 to 25 years old and 5’10” to six-feet tall. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants and fled the area in a silver Toyota sedan.
20 May 2016
"I'm definitely small and I tell myself, What's happened to you? You're small, what's wrong with you? Look at yourself, what have you done?"Yeah... not crazy at all.
RELATED: The gold standard of critical reasoning...
In a defense of President Obama’s order compelling schools to allow access to restrooms on the basis of gender identity, the Charlotte Observer editorial board compared the discomfort of school-aged girls seeing male genitalia in locker rooms to the discomfort of white people being around black people in post-segregation America.Man, those penis-phobic ninth grade teens... that's what's really wrong with the USA.
19 May 2016
...no word on ethnicity... I'm surprised it even made the paper...
He is the city's 30th murder victim of the year. Last year at this time there were 15 homicides in Toronto.Whaddaya wanna bet this guy doesn't get a special press conference from the Chief of Police?
UPDATE: Murder Victim Id'd
And it sounds as though he was living on borrowed time...
Ramsey Whitefish, the city’s 30th murder victim of the year, was found lifeless in a pool of blood on Gloucester St. just after midnight Wednesday. Back on April 1, 2004, he was among a small group of friends partying in a Sherbourne St. apartment — a booze-fueled night that ended with the vicious killing of Mariana Ivancicevic.Live and don't learn... and don't live.
18 May 2016
How do you like your immaculately coiffed feminist manchild now?
“I have never seen any member of the House act towards another member or members as he just did,” Julian said. “Physical force in this House is never permitted, it is never welcome, and it is entirely inappropriate.”No, you dumbstick... it's not inappropriate... IT'S CRIMINAL.
NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau said, “I was elbowed in the chest by the prime minister, and then I had to leave. It was very overwhelming. I missed the vote because of this."Hey, the first rule of "fight club" is that you don't talk about "fight club." Waiting for all kinds of excuses from the mainstream media in three, two...
Trudeau refused to speak with reporters as he left Parliament and simply said he would “talk about it later.”
RELATED: Just not ready...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was accused of "manhandling" Opposition Whip Gord Brown and elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the House of Commons as MPs gathered for a vote on the government's assisted-dying bill Wednesday afternoon.Don't upset the God-King, ye lesser mortals.
The prime minister later said he felt Brown was talking too slowly ahead of the vote.
LAST WORD: Be careful what you wish for...
Tom Mulcair, the New Democratic Party leader, also sounded the alarm, saying the Tories “on their worst day” didn’t try to stifle democracy in the way the Grits are now attempting.Missing bad ol' Stephen Harper yet?
Kathleen Wynne for offering the bribes... or the Teacher's Union for taking it?
TORONTO - Ontario gave teachers' unions approximately $80.5 million since 2000, including $22 million with "no strings attached," the province's auditor general said in a report released Wednesday.So what do the Liberals do when they get caught?
Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk also says she found no evidence of governments anywhere else in Canada doing the same thing.
In response to the report, the Ministry of Education has told the AG it does not play to pay union bargaining costs in the future.You get the government you deserve, Ontario.
17 May 2016
...it starts right here...
"Almost half of weed-smoking Canadian drivers say that they can safely operate a vehicle while stoned. Teenagers who drove under the influence of the drug said it either improved their performance behind the wheel or was no hindrance."Who am I to argue with the average Canadian teenage stoner?
RELATED: Everyone a Wynner
"How deep does the corruption of this Liberal government go? How great is their arrogance for making sure that their family and buddies make a fortune off the backs of Ontario taxpayers?"(via sda)
LAST WORD: The greening of Toronto
"Kensington Market, in particular, is reportedly reaching levels of marijuana saturation that are concerning even to its famously liberal population."Cheech & Chonging their way to nirvana.
16 May 2016
One man has been transported to hospital after being shot in the head in the city’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood Thursday night.The hits just keep on comin'.
It happened in the Driftwood Avenue and Yorkwoods Gate area at around 10 p.m.
LAST WORD: Like the old joke about...
...the importance of knowing who the bride is at an Irish wedding... (spoiler - she's the one you don't wanna punch in the face)... Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders has a special press conference to remind urban gangbangers that they should only be murdering non-pregnant women.
Call me old-fashioned, but doesn't EVERY LIFE matter?
...provide free Islay single malt to homeless urban rubbies...
“A significant body of scientific evidence supports the medical use of alcohol, also known as distillery-grade scotch, for the treatment of chronic relapsing alcohol dependence,” the department said in a news release issued Friday.I guess methadone is the Coors-Lite of the intravenous drug abuser menu.
13 May 2016
Based on his research, New York Times best-selling author, award-winning journalist and Jenner biographer Ian Halperin believes that Jenner will de-transition in the next couple of years, telling the public how difficult the transition was, but noting that she was happy to help raise awareness about transgender rights.So that's why Bruce has been hanging on to that pesky penis. It's the best of both worlds... he gets to be a Kardashian sister (at least for a bit) without actually lopping off his junk.
Heck, as long as we're here... let's ask a Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School...
Based on the photographic evidence one might guess Bruce Jenner falls into the group of men who come to their disordered assumption through being sexually aroused by the image of themselves as women.
He could have been treated for this misaligned arousal with psychotherapy and medication. Instead, he found his way to surgeons who worked him over as he wished.