23 June 2012

Because, of course, Scarborough is...

...virtually indistinguishable from any other community in Canada...
"This could be anybody's house, anybody's neighbourhood and it's quite alarming," Det. Sgt. Justin Vander Heyden said.
Scarborough, Scarborough... that sounds so familiar.

Let's take a trip back to 2007...
Toronto Councillor Norm Kelly had issued a call for city council to ask the media to sign a "protocol" in which news outlets would agree to stop identifying Scarborough as the location of crimes occurring east of Victoria Park Ave.

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Hours earlier, around 1:30 p.m., a 17-year-old was stabbed repeatedly in a fight near Lawrence Ave. W. and Weston Rd.

It was not immediately clear if the teen would pull through.

Ten hours earlier, around 3:30 a.m., a man was shot in his thigh in the Annex.

On Thursday a group of youths armed with knives rampaged through the city’s downtown core terrorizing people in the wee hours.

Six people were mugged in four separate incidents in a violent 10-minute span, three were sent to hospital with stab wounds.

“It’s not the safest neighbourhood, but it’s a place to live, right?”