05 July 2012

In other "crime is down" fairytales

CBC's National had a crackerjack story about double-bunking in Canadian prisons... specifically how unfair it is...oops there goes another...I guess all that other stuff, like toddlers getting shot has just become old hat...

"Toronto police say a man in his 20s has serious but non-life-threatening injuries following a shooting on Jane Street, near Driftwood Avenue and Grandravine Drive."
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UPDATE: Obviously Adam Vaughn failed math
A man has been shot dead in the middle of a residential street in Etobicoke early Thursday morning. The unidentified man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was shot several times in the head and upper torso at around 4 a.m. on Meadowbank Road, near Burnhamthorpe Road and Highway 427.

Toronto police say so far this year, there have been 16 gun-related deaths, up 7.1 per cent from this time last year.

The number of shooting victims has jumped to 163 from 119 last year.
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UPDATE2: All in the family
The man found shot to death in Etobicoke on Thursday morning was a cousin of one of the men killed in last month’s Eaton Centre shooting and was affiliated with the same Regent Park street gang, police sources say.

Abdulle Elmi, 25, was shot multiple times in the torso.

Saeed Fahia, a leader in the city’s Somali community, said he remembered Mr. Elmi fondly, as a “very level-headed” young man who was kind to his mother.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

No doubt Mr. Elmi was turning his life around and was dedicated to his children. (sarc)

Neo Conservative said...

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but, here's the amazing thing... mr elmi is the cousin of one of the guys who got smoked at the eaton centre.

ask yourself... how many people in your immediate family have suffered gunshot wounds?

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Anonymous said...

Mr Elmi spent time in Minneapolis where my family was privileged to know him. He was peaceful, kind, a good student and cared about others. By all accounts, this didn't change after he moved back to Toronto. He tried to make his community a better place. I don't know anything about his cousin who was shot earlier, but I knew Abdulle. He had no reason to "turn his life around" as "Anonymous" sarcastically commented - he was always a decent, good young man, one I was proud to know. His murder is a tragedy. Not that it matters, but because it might matter to you and your readers, I am an upper-middle class white, Christian female from Minnesota.

Neo Conservative said...

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"upper-middle class white, Christian female says... He was peaceful, kind, a good student and cared about others. By all accounts, this didn't change after he moved back to Toronto."

apparently, u-m cwcf... you're mistaken... the newspaper account was quite explicit, and i quote... "Mr. Elmi was a member or an associate of the Sic Thugs. Mr. Elmi was well-known to Toronto police, the source said."

if you truly feel the globe & mail or toronto police are slandering mr elmi, perhaps someone from your upper-middle class white, christian circle should step up and engage a lawyer on his family's behalf.

it's the upper-middle class white, christian to do... right?

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Neo Conservative said...

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oops, fat fingers... that's "christian thing".

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