It’s time to get serious about stopping gun violence
Opinion/Editorials: Scarborough shooting aftermath: It’s time to get serious about stopping gun violence (Published on July 19, 2012)
Toronto can’t go back to ignoring the problem once the media spotlight turns away
It takes a village to raise a child and Toronto is our village
By Gary Pieters
When I read of the neighbourhood “blocko” (block party) at Danzig St. that ended with gun violence, I reacted with sadness and distress.
Imagine: a community barbecue that should have helped to build a stronger sense of social cohesion was shattered by reckless individuals who did not care who was around as they engaged in a gunfight.
Tragically, two young people perished and 23 other young people were wounded. My condolences are extended to the families and friends of 14-year-old Shyanne Charles and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay.
The violence that caused these deaths and injuries was unacceptable — I…
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