18 July 2012

When it rains...

...well, you know...
and yet againC'mon, folks... safest city in the world... the Police Chief said so...

A 42-year-old man is dead following a shooting near a soccer field in Toronto late Tuesday.

Police responded to a call about gunshots in the parking lot of the Jane-Eglinton area field at 9:40 p.m. They found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as Clayton Wright, of Mississauga. He is Toronto's 29th murder victim of the year.

RELATED: Playing with numbers

Lousy shooters, great paramedics... don't mean you're safer...
However much crime in general may have dipped, shootings have not.

So far this year, the number of occurrences is up by 33 per cent compared to the same date in 2011; the number of people killed or injured has risen by 42 per cent; and – perhaps most striking – the number of reported instances in which guns were fired without anyone being hit has increased by 67 per cent.


"Heil Harper!"
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 2:13 AM, July 19, 2012
Oh, nonny... having trouble sleeping? How's that work anyway... a little "heiling" is good for the soul?


Jacob Skinner said...

Ford's assertion that Toronto is the safest city in the world after an O.K. Corral style shoot out is one of the most ludicrous comments I have heard in a while. What is wrong with saying this: "Toronto is a safe city to live in; just not as safe as a I once thought. We are going to take a hard look at what went wrong and come up with some solutions to correct the problem." This type of reaction is much more reasonable and does not fly in the face of obvious evidence that the city is not safe.

Neo Conservative said...

when the first automatic reaction is to cover up the actual events and steer it way from what actually transpired solely because of the, uh... cultural implications... you know there will be no action or solution.

homicidal gangs? in our "priority" neighbourhoods? perish the thought.

move along folks, nothing to see here.