18 January 2008

Remember when you were a kid...

In Toronto... and the bullets were flying all over the place?

Yeah... me neither.
A man shot to death during a dinnertime “gun battle” in Toronto's east Chinatown Thursday is believed to have been an innocent bystander, the second to be killed in the city by gunfire in a week.

Police arrived at the Fu Yao Supermarket on Gerrard Street East near Broadview Avenue about 6:10 p.m. after witnesses reported seeing two men shooting at one another nearby.
So, Mayor Miller... exactly what sort of legislation... is gonna stop cold-blooded killers from staging a shootout on a busy city street in broad daylight?

How about we chuck these assholes in jail... and maybe don't let them out after a token vacation at Club Fed? This isn't about rehab anymore... it's about self-preservation.

Or is that just too harsh and conservative for your Polkaroo socialist brain to comprehend?


UPDATE: Latest T.O murder victim ID'd
Police identified the victim of the latest shooting as Hou Chang Mao, 47, a recent immigrant and father of two who was stacking oranges at a grocery store where he worked when he was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout in Toronto's east Chinatown.

Det.-Sgt. Gray said police want to speak to two men she believes witnessed the shooting and may have been the intended target. They are described as black, about six feet tall, and were driving a small, silver-coloured vehicle with a very shiny front grill.

RELATED: What's next on the agenda?

Methadone in champagne flutes? Apparently junkies already get door to door service.
The Toronto Public Health needle exchange program has three vans on the road and each one has a personalized vanity licence plate, angering some councillors who view it as a waste of taxpayers' money.

"It's ridiculous," Councillor Rob Ford said. "The vanity plates are another example of a complete waste of taxpayers' money.

Why are we paying for people's home delivery of needles anyways? It's absurd and appalling, if you ask me."