05 June 2012

More Root Causes

Or, call me crazy... they could just stay away from that whole dealing drugs thing...

Since 2006, at least 30 Somali-Canadian men have died in Alberta, with about half of the victims killed in Edmonton. All but a handful of those cases have gone unsolved. Local community leaders point to that as evidence more needs to be done in Edmonton.

Bashir said Edmonton police must do more to connect with the city’s Somali community.
Yeah... let's blame the police.

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UPDATE: Funny how the cops insist...

...this thing is not gang-related...
Mr. Husbands, Mr. Hassan and the third man were all affiliated with the Sic Thugs gang, according to a person familiar with the public-housing complex – Canada’s oldest, and in the throes of a major facelift. Comprising roughly 30 members and associates, including some aspiring rappers, the Sic Thugs were formed about three years ago, and grew out of the older Point Blank gang.
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LAST WORD: More media math...
At a press conference, Acting Deputy Chief Jeff McGuire thanked the “heroes” in the food court that day who stayed behind to help the injured,

He also said Toronto remains a safe city despite the fact shootings are up nearly 45% from this time last year.


5 comments:

Sean M said...

Hey, the CBC said that the Somalians were the victims of racism from those big bad Albertans, therefore the Somalians are not to blame, and in are no way responsible for they're actions... if the CBC said so, then it must be true... no? Translation: CBC says it's whitey's fault...

James Higham said...

Bashir said Edmonton police must do more to connect with the city’s Somali community.

Put them on planes?

Frances said...

The Somali community keeps calling for more help from the community, but rarely co-operates in finding the killers from within. Unless the community itself develops the will to confront their internal problems, outsiders aren't going to be able to do anything. It won't be easy, and it will be resisted, but the Somalis themselves have to be an integral part of the solution if there is to be any success.

Neo Conservative said...

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"james says... Bashir said Edmonton police must do more to connect with the city’s Somali community.

funny... the police seem to see things in a slightly different light...

"A lot of these kids are gangsters and drug dealers," said Edmonton police homicide detective Bill Clark, who noted unco-operative witnesses is a common problem in many of the region's Somali shooting cases.

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Panini said...

LIKE.