18 November 2010

In other "affordable housing" news

While detectives have not established what motivated the teen’s slaying, tenants of the complex said local youth, calling themselves the “Goons,” have been locked in a battle with gangsters from the Lawrence Heights “Jungle” to the south-west.

One resident said the boy’s name was Troy, and that he had moved there with his family after being displaced from Regent Park by construction last year.

UPDATE: Shooting victim identified

And the media has their angle...
targeting christians?
Tyrone Bracken was a boy who always helped carry his neighbours' groceries and occasionally took time to read the bible.

Bracken, 16, was found shot to death around 4 p.m. Wednesday in a Toronto Community Housing Corp. lowrise at 135 Neptune Dr.

"I gave him a bible earlier this year," said Andy Osazuwa. "When I see them outside, I preach to them. They'd be playing sports and he was the only one who actually responded to me and said, 'Can you give me a bible?'"
Hmmm... the bible. Not a single mention of that "known to police" thing they had on the 6 o'clock news.

Maybe... just to be thorough... we should ask people who actually knew this kid?
"Students who knew Bracken were tight-lipped about why they thought he was targeted."
Curiouser & curiouser.


RELATED: One for the good guys
Police have charged a Markham man with first degree murder after a fatal shooting in the summer of 2004. Gaurav Bazaz, 31, died on June 19, 2004, after suffering a gunshot wound. His body was located at 2610 Weston Rd.

Vinjay Singh, 30, was arrested on October 6, 2010. He is charged with first degree murder.


JA Goneaux said...

Wow, six years to arrest a murder suspect.

Was Officer Bubbles leading the investigation?

That leaves, what, a hundred or so unsolved murders. I know I'm feeling safer...

Neo Conservative said...

"jag says... six years to arrest a murder suspect."

heck... we'll take it.

of course, stuff like this is part of the reason i left toronto 9 years ago.


JA Goneaux said...

I'm getting close, Neo, believe me. Not really for the violence, but the absolute indifference that everyone has to the way the whole shebang is going, including the police.

I had a 15 minute conversation the other week with two cops who practically waterboarded me because I had the audacity to take a photograph, in the middle of the day, on a sidewalk on Yonge Street.

I mean, why the hell is it MY job to educate these fools?

Josephine said...

Why didn't they capitalize the word Bible? I did a word search at the Toronto Sun site and Koran seems to be consistently capitalized.

bible, bible, bible - three times - not a typo