Reacting to the Danzig Street shooting, which left two dead and another 24 injured, the “furious” mayor of Canada’s largest city assures us that Toronto has “the greatest police service in the world.” He invites Torontonians to “declare war on these violent gangs.” The kind that will “catch these criminals and get them off our streets.” Ford says “there is no room in Toronto for violent gangs.”
Frankly, I don’t know how my old hometown can still be “one of the safest cities in the world” after three deadly shootings in less than two months. This one follows the recent shootings at Toronto’s Eaton Centre and in Little Italy.
The full text of the mayor’s statement:
“Toronto is a safe city. It’s one of the safest cities in the world. Toronto is a great place to live and raise a family. It’s a great place to invest and create jobs. However, we cannot be complacent. We cannot stand by and watch criminals bring violence to our streets and backyards. It’s time for all of us to work together to keep our city safe.