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Hundreds Say Goodbye To Toronto Teen Shooting Victim

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Family and friends of the teenaged girl killed in the crossfire of a shooting rampage wore white to her funeral on Saturday and reflected on...

How to Help Black Youth? Expect More of Them

Tianna Dowie-Chin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada
Tianna Dowie-Chin

Due to the recent surge in gun violence in Toronto there have been numerous discussions about how best to address this problem. I firmly believe that low and negative expectations are at the heart of what leads many black youth down paths that are lined with little more than underachievement, impoverishment and predatory violence.

Block Party Shooting Victim Remembered As Good Man

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada

AJAX, Ont. - A man killed in a mass shooting at a barbecue was remembered Monday as a young community leader who tried to prevent kids from turning to...

I Defend Handguns -- That's Why I'd Ban Them

Reid Rusonik | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
Reid Rusonik

I defend people charged with illegally possessing handguns. Many of them. There is at least one new such case every month; sometimes, there are two or three. If this crime is like any other, however, the number of people being caught illegally possessing handguns represents only a small fraction of those committing the offence.

Don't Blame the Shootings on Guns

Ike Awgu | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Ike Awgu

There must be reasonable accommodation made between the robust ability of citizens to maintain arms and screening mechanisms to limit the purchase of weapons by criminals and the unfit. The overriding problem in Toronto and Aurora, Colorado this past week were madmen with guns, not guns in the hands of men.

Guns Injure 4 More In Toronto

CBC | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada

On Friday night in Toronto, people marched for peace. Then the shooting began anew. Toronto hip-hop artist P. Reign hosted an "Angel Walk"...

Ford's Tea Party-Like Solutions to Toronto Violence

Samuel Getachew | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Earlier today, an identified man was discovered in a school playground and pronounced dead from gunshot wounds. The latest killing was Toronto's 30th homicide of the year. In a desperate city that is looking for answers, its mayor, Rob Ford, and member of the mayor's executive committee, Councillor Michael Thompson, offer unusual Tea Party-like simple solutions to a complex made in Canada problem.

Media Bites: Turns Out All Journalists are Gun Violence Experts

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Isn't it impressive how every Torontonian with a newspaper column knows exactly how to prevent vicious gang violence? Truly, they have all the answers. In less blood-soaked news, the London Olympics are almost upon us, and you know what that means: time for the papers to be filled with bitter editorials about how horrible the Olympics are! (You won't be disappointed!)

You Can't Stop Crime if You Can't Say Who Is Doing it

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

What to do about gun violence in Toronto -- or anywhere else, for that matter? Well, contrary to prevailing opinion, there's a lot that can be done. For starters, we (the police and government) should determine who is doing the shooting. Unfortunately, "Profiling" is a taboo word for many, especially human rights zealots who equate "profiling" with bullying or unfairly picking on a portion of the community.

When Bullets Fly, Follow The (Drug) Money

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada
Vac Verikaitis

The mainstream media outlets can trot out their sociologists and university professors and talk about programs for at-risk youth and gun control and disintegration of the nuclear family but the indelible image of grieving families, usually black and poor, are what stand out. And no amount of social programs or government money is going to stop it.

Are Canadians Cities Still Safe?

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada

International media are focused on Toronto after a shooting at a block party in the city’s east end on Monday left two people dead and another 22 in...

Toronto Shooting Victim's Grandfather Pleads For Witnesses

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada

Politicians in Ontario are urging the federal government to take action in the wake of a shooting at an east-end Toronto street party that left two de...

Police Fear Retaliation, Appeal For Public Help

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A Toronto neighbourhood mourning the deaths of two young people simmered with frustration Wednesday as residents complained it took a deadly...

Gun Wars And Alienated Youth?

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Recent high-profile shootings in Toronto should prompt authorities at all levels to do more than crack down on gun-toting thugs, experts sai...

Toews Takes Swipe At Courts After Toronto Shooting Spree

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Vic Toews chided Canada's courts Tuesday for striking down mandatory sentences for gun-related crime after a deadly sh...

Twitter Reaction: 'I Now Fear For My Life'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada

Torontonians woke up shocked by a shooting in the city's east end that left two dead, a bout of violence that police described as "unprecedented." ...