Wednesday, October 28, 2020

17-year-old wanted for string of shootings in Toronto

Investigators have been granted judicial permission to identify 17-year-old Juray Dixon who is wanted for multiple shootings in August and September. (Toronto Sun)

B.C. man denied security clearance to paint warships because of Facebook friends’ gang connections

VICTORIA - A painter at a B.C. shipyard was denied government security clearance partly because he is Facebook friends with people linked to outlaw bikers and drug traffickers. (The Province)

Mom killed by stray bullet in her bedroom in Queens, NYC

A Queens mom was killed by a stray bullet that came through her bedroom window early Wednesday, police said. (New York Post)

Police undermined as Toronto gun violence skyrockets

There’s a perfect storm of gun violence going on in Toronto right now that our politicians don’t want to talk about. As of Sunday, shootings are up 12% this year compared to this time last year, and last year there were more shootings than at any time since police began compiling comparable data in 2004. (Toronto Sun)

Rash of shootings linked to Lower Mainland gang war

A rash of shootings across the Lower Mainland is linked in part to an escalating conflict between the Brothers Keepers and the United Nations gangs. (Vancouver Sun)

U.S. Marshalls arrest 262 and find five missing children

A massive takedown by the US Marshals in Oklahoma netted more than 260 suspects — including 141 gang members — and located five missing children, authorities said. (New York Post)

Gangster who killed Hells Angel denied parole

A gangster who shot to death his prominent Hells Angel pal after an all-night, drug fuelled party in 2016 has been denied full parole. The Parole Board of Canada ruled recently that Jason Francis Wallace’s release from prison would leave the community at-risk because the bikers might retaliate for the fatal shooting of Bob Green in October 2016. (The Province)

‘They were making a lot of money bringing them to Canada:’ U.S. busts alleged cross border gun runners

On April 27, 2019, two young men, one visiting from Toronto and the other a local resident in Columbus, Ohio, wandered through the Ohio Expo Center gun show, visiting vendors, examining handguns and talking to sellers. Stepping to one side, they then quietly spoke with two women they had earlier given $2,000 to and, as the men walked away, the women stepped up, filled out the required paperwork and bought four semi-automatic handguns: a Ruger .380 caliber and three Glock 9mm weapons. (National Post)

Alberta man expected to plead guilty to gun smuggling in the U.S.

An Alberta man accused of smuggling guns across the Canadian border is expected to plead guilty to the crime in the United States, recently filed court documents show. Colby Skolseg is accused of shipping handguns from the United States to Canada on two occasions, in 2010 and 2012. The 44-year-old recently abandoned an extradition appeal set for this week in Edmonton. (Edmonton Sun)

Tough measures needed in battle against gangsters

TORONTO - This is a crisis. If a bullet had have been one centimetre lower, legendary jerk chicken chef, and Spence’s owner, Loxsley Brissett and his buddy, Ivoran Anson, could have been homicides 48 and 49 of the year. The other six could have been numbers 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55. Instead, they go down as shooting victims 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, and 166 of the year. No more talking. No more spin. No pandering. No more fear.

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