Like Toronto's "Summer of the Gun" in 2005, the murder of Jordan Manners is all about young black men killing young black men.... but nobody wants to acknowledge that.
There's the usual media beatification of everyone involved in this sad, sordid affair... who was gifted, who was sociable, blah, blah, blah.
And good grief, let's not assign any blame...
Lawyer Courtney Betty, acting for the family, said a coroner's inquest would get answers without laying blame and could help kickstart the changes needed in troubled neighbourhoods.Well, lemme tell you Courtney, "root causes" didn't shoot a teenage kid in the chest that day.
Of course, that's not the emphasis here so far. Politicians demonise the gun... not the shooter.
Oh woe is us... if only we had security cameras... or basketball courts, or a hot lunch program, or...
To top it off, we're supposed to believe that a kid in Rosedale, or Bowmanville, or Cobourg is similarly at risk...
Greg Stokes, Jordan's uncle, said people in Toronto have to understand that every murder in the city affects everyone.Well... that's awfully nice sounding "politically correct pablum", but it's just not true.
"It's not a black community, it's not a white community. Canada is a community as a whole," Stokes said.
It's a whitewash.
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