09 January 2019

Homicide 2 of 2019

Scarborough, Scarborough... that sounds so familiar...insert alt text here

Police say they are investigating after a man and a woman were found dead on the eighth floor of an apartment building at 544 Birchmount Road, in the city’s Scarborough Junction neighbourhood on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called reportedly for a complaint about a person with a knife.

UPDATE: Homicide #2 is murder-suicide...insert alt text here
The victim of Toronto’s second homicide of 2019 has been identified as 30-year-old Lorraine Kerubo Ogoti. Police found 40-year-old Mowlid Hassan lying on the concrete sidewalk outside the building’s entrance after apparently leaping from an eighth-floor balcony.

RELATED: Portrait of Toronto’s unluckiest suburbinsert alt text here
How did boring, white-bread Scarberia become Scarlem — a mess of street gangs, firebombings and stabbings? It is the youngest suburb, rapidly growing, and the city’s—as well as one of the country’s—most forceful exercise in multiculturalism (54 per cent of its residents are foreign-born, compared to the Canadian average of 19 per cent).

The spectre of ethnic gangs, of sectarian tension, floats through it. Among the dozens of tribes in Scarborough are gangs that accommodate Afghans, Tamils, Chinese and West Indians.

In the ephemeral world of Scar­borough gangs, there is violence within ethnic groups and between ethnic groups. There is a lot of violence between gangs, most of it unreported home invasions where guns or drugs are stolen (or re-stolen).
So says "Toronto Life" magazine.


Unknown said...

If you point this out you're a racist

Neo Conservative said...

"The spectre of ethnic gangs, of sectarian
tension, floats through it."

i guess toronto life magazine is racist.