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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Actual effective gun control!!!! Reply with quote

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Toronto police seize their largest single stash of guns in raids targeting street gang
By PREMILA D’SAStaff Reporter
Fri., June 22, 2018

Toronto police seized 78 firearms in a series of raids targeting a notorious street gang, including some multi-coloured guns that they say could be mistaken for water pistols.

More than 800 officers across southern Ontario conducted early Thursday morning raids across the GTA, with 75 individuals linked to the Five Point Generals arrested and more than 1,000 charges laid.

Toronto police show off dozens of guns confiscated in raid

The operation, dubbed Project Patton, took nine months to plan, police said.

Some of the seized guns displayed at the Friday news conference came in teal, gold and orange colours.

Toronto police Deputy Chief Jim Ramer said the different colours were a first for him, adding that it was “very concerning” how easily the guns could be mistaken for a toy.

Officers are being warned not to dismiss any potential gun threats because of their appearance, he said.

“I commented that the one in orange looked like a water pistol my granddaughter has,” Ramer told reporters.

One suspect was arrested with 60 firearms in a raid that took place last month, making it the largest seizure of guns from one source, Ramer said.

The suspect had picked up the brand new guns in Cornwall and was en route to Toronto when arrested by police, acting Insp. Don Belanger said.

The guns had been purchased in Florida, where police said they retailed for $500, selling in Canada for $4,000.

Belanger declined to comment when asked if the guns were purchased legally in Florida.

In total, 75 handguns, three long guns and 270 rounds of ammunition were seized. A gun manufacturing device was also found with enough parts to make four more firearms, police said.

Drugs including cocaine, fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin and marijuana were seized and $184,000 in cash was confiscated.

Thirteen suspects arrested in the raids Thursday were previously charged in a 2010 police operation that also targeted the Five Point Generals.

“We’re not so naive, we know that not everyone who goes through the correctional process comes out rehabilitated,” Belanger said. “Unfortunately these people are lured back into gang life and let’s be honest, I don’t think the day will ever come where we can completely stop that.”

Police Chief Mark Saunders said Thursday that the gang, based at Weston Rd. and Lawrence Ave. W., operated as a “highly organized criminal organization” and had a significant impact on violent crime across the city while also having connections in other parts of Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean.

The latest raids took down a significant portion of the gang and its “sophisticated” gun smuggling operation was dismantled, Belanger said.
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2018/06/22/toronto-police-seize-their-largest-single-stash-of-guns-in-raids-targeting-street-gang.html


People will, no doubt, consider it "racist" to say out loud what the police and newsoaoer reporters know very well -- that there is racial component to these gangs.

In almost all cases, the parents of these gang-bangers aren't like that. This is a product of Canada! But at least they aren't taking 22 rifles away from farmers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not racist to say that.

All the races have a hand in this.

White .
Black.
Native/Indian.
Asian.

Why would you think otherwise?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bye bye ...

The police chief speaks ...

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... So far this year, Toronto has seen 48 homicides, compared to 23 during the same period last year.

But Saunders said the three-year trend paints a different picture.

“If we go year-to-year sometimes it gets a little bit tricky but if we do a three-year trend, then homicides averaged about 36. And if we take out that mass casualty… we have two more homicides. I’m still concerned about that,” Saunders said.

“When we look at the shootings and we do the three-year trend again, we are looking at an average of about 184 over the past three years and right now we are at about 200, so we are 16 more, which works out to less than four per month.”

He noted that the homicide department will often experience “peaks and valleys” in their criminal investigations.

He said the homicide unit, which has been saddled with many labour-intensive investigations this past year, including the Bruce McArthur case, the Yonge Street van attack, and the murders of Barrie and Honey Sherman, is well-equipped to deal with the work.

“The homicide squad has been taxed with the amount of work and the intensity of the types of investigation that they have had to deal with in such a short period of time but they are the best of the best,” he said. “They are so good at what they do and I’m so proud of the work that the homicide squad does.”

Addressing the recent spate of homicides in Toronto, Saunders said that while the average person should “be alert,” for the most part, the shootings in the city have a “street gang overtone.”

“The gunplay is for the most part people who have high-risk lifestyles,” Saunders said.

“If you don’t have a high-risk lifestyle you are in good shape relatively speaking.”

He said tackling the issue of gang violence in the city requires more than just enforcement. [....]
https://www.cp24.com/news/man-shot-and-killed-at-building-near-sherbourne-and-dundas-streets-1.3987299


I wonder who he's thinking of when he says "high risk life-styles"?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wonder who he's thinking of when he says "high risk life-styles"?


Probably those involved with criminal intent , poor options ahead of them, educationally lacking, high risk high reward types.

Comes in all flavours too !

White .
Black.
Native/Indian.
Asian.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where's Black Lives Matter when it matters?
Chris Doucette
Published:
July 7, 2018
Updated:
July 8, 2018 9:06 AM EDT
Toronto SUN News Toronto & GTA

Until Toronto Police discontinued the controversial practice of street checks, Black Lives Matter pressed and protested to end “carding,” along with anti-gang TAVIS units and cops in schools. But the activist group has fallen silent as gun violence spirals out of control and young black men die at an alarming rate. Of 52 homicides in this city so far this year, 23 victims were black (44.2%). That number jumps to 55% when the 10 victims of the Yonge St. van attack is excluded. And alarmingly, of the 25 victims killed by guns in the first half of this year, 17 were black — 16 men and one woman accounting for 68% of all victims murdered by a gun. Those are frightening statistics from a community that represents just 9% of Toronto residents, according to Statistics Canada. Too many young black men are dying and too often gang violence is a factor.“I don’t blame Black Lives Matter, I blame the idiots who listened to them,” retired Toronto Police Staff-Insp. Mike Earl, who headed up the Holdup Squad until 2017, told The Toronto Sun. “It’s the politicians who caved into their demands and made huge changes without having all the facts.”

“They have to take responsibility for the mess the city is in right now,” he added bluntly. Earl served the city for nearly 40 years and was a no-nonsense cop who predicted the brewing storm a few years ago. While many of his fellow officers have shared their views privately few will speak publicly for fear of damaging their careers. That’s what veteran Sgt. Mark Hayward is now dealing with after writing a scathing letter to Mayor John Tory — as a private citizen — that has been applauded by cops across the service.

Earl was also outspoken about the increased violence before retiring in 2017. He believes the city, province and feds share in the blame for making sweeping changes that law-abiding citizens are now paying for — sometimes with their blood. Earl and other frontline cops told the Sun there have been a number of factors contributing to the whopping 145% increase in shooting victims over the past three years. Changes that include:– Removing officers from schools, cutting police resources and reducing the police service by more than 700 officers;– Opening safe injection sites;– Disbanding of the TAVIS program that saw cops policing proactively until it was scrubbed at the end of 2016.

Those changes coupled with the former Wynne government’s strict carding regulations and court rulings that made it clear citizens do not have to talk to cops collectively have hindered police in engaging with the community, resulting in missed opportunities to keep track of who the bad guys are and potentially remove firearms from city streets.

Then mix in the scrapping of mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes and a justice system that repeatedly grants bail to dangerous criminals at a time when there are not enough cops to check up on those individuals and ensure they are following their bail conditions. Earl said the three levels of government have created the perfect storm.“Now it’s just a runaway train,” he said. “It’s going to take a lot of people and a lot of work to slow the train down and turn things around.”The city went from a record 52 gun murders in 2005 to a 25-year low of 51 murders in 2011 and is now on a pace to set a new record for homicides — all in just 13 years.It’s quite likely that 2018’s death tally will surpass the record 86 killings in 1991 when the city was being ravaged by the crack cocaine epidemic.
https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/wheres-black-lives-matter-when-it-matters
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