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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 11:38 AM

Six people were shot in Mississauga, one was killed, and cops are looking for at least seven suspects who fired restricted weapons in an ambush-style attack.

The victims were four males 16-17 years-old, a 13-year-old female and a woman in her 50s. A 17-year-old male who was killed was an innocent bystander at the wrong place at the wrong time.

https://globalnews.c...o-morning-star/

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie echoed the call for information, saying her “thoughts and prayers remain with the young victims and their families.”

“I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear of this senseless act of gun violence in our city — it’s simply unacceptable,” she wrote in a statement.

“As a member of the police board, I am committed to ensuring Mississauga remains one of the safest cities by working to get illegal guns off our streets.”


How many more decades do you intend to keep doing this work, madame mayor?

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#2 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 11:39 AM

some are blaming it on a rap video being filmed.

 

https://edmonton.cit...p-video-police/


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#3 RFS

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 12:16 PM

Diversity is our strength!

#4 Mike K.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 12:21 PM

But violent music doesn't lead to violence, 97% of scientists agree! Thanks for the dog whistle.


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#5 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:38 AM

It was a sunny Saturday evening when 17-year-old Jonathan Davis decided to walk from a parkette to his nearby apartment and change his shoes.

 

It was warm, and a group of people were people [sic] lining up for an ice cream truck nearby.

 

Then the shooting began.

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Peel Regional Police Chief Chris McCord described families running from a "hail of bullets," with more than 100 shell casings recovered at the scene.

Police say they are looking for at least seven shooters, armed mostly with semi-automatic weapons.
 

Five others were injured, and Davis, who police say was an innocent bystander, was killed steps away from his home.

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McCord said Sunday that the intended targets of the shooting were preparing to film a rap video at the time of the shooting, but Alincy said Davis was not involved at all.

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"He was not a part of a gang, he had nothing to do with the music video," she said. 

In the neighbourhood where Davis lived, grief over his death is coupled with fear of more violence.


"I have a young son, and I'm telling him, after school come straight home," said Alincy. "I'm afraid."

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...davis-1.5285065

 

How does this happen in gun-controlled Canada, with the use of restricted weapons by individuals with (presumably) no firearms licenses?

Meanwhile the politicians weigh in:

"There are solutions to this gun violence… if the government would listen to us," Sherman said, citing a summer basketball competition that was started in the community to keep young people busy.
 

It's solutions that are now top of mind among politicians, both local and federal.
 

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said the incident was "a call for us to let us know that we can and should do more."

 

Oh yeah? Like restricting handguns and requiring gun licensing?

 

You're not going to win this with basketball games. That much I can guarantee.


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#6 Jackerbie

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:47 AM

Six people were shot in Mississauga, one was killed, and cops are looking for at least seven suspects who fired restricted weapons in an ambush-style attack.

The victims were four males 16-17 years-old, a 13-year-old female and a woman in her 50s. A 17-year-old male who was killed was an innocent bystander at the wrong place at the wrong time.

https://globalnews.c...o-morning-star/


How many more decades do you intend to keep doing this work, madame mayor?

 

If this is a dig at 12-term mayor "Hurricane Hazel" McCallion, she retired from office in 2014



#7 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:49 AM

Hurricane Hazel? Never heard of her before your post. What's the story there?


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#8 Jackerbie

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:53 AM

Hurricane Hazel? Never heard of her before your post. What's the story there?

 

She was the mayor of Mississauga for a loooong time, first elected in the 70s and served until 2014. She was a no-nonsense woman and very outspoken. "Hurricane Hazel" was a nickname given to her by supporters, critics preferred "Queen of Sprawl."



#9 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:02 AM

Interesting. Thanks for that.

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