Toronto boy's gun slaying sparks outrage, appeals
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Another innocent child, a baby is gunned down in Toronto, a repeat of events of this spring activities. Canadian outrage of course is displayed in the media, but as per usual Canadians will not get off their moistened butts and effect political change in the courts, politicians will give an annoyed "Sigh" take a lingering sip of their patio drinks, get off their Adirondack chairs, grab a cell phone, call the media with a prepared comment and go back to their cottage life, knowing Canadians will do the same. Small comfort to the family of the slain little boy, but at least Canadians and the media are showing a cursory outrage between their publics priorities such as global warming issues and Harry Potter frenzy. I am sure that is a great comfort to the mother and family of this young child.
Gangs running rampant in housing projects will snub their noses, knowing the penalties imposed by in effective and toothless Canadian laws will be most likely two years less a day if anything, if they are youths, then probation and a slap on the wrist.
Why even report it as nothing will ever change, this story will be featured in the media for a couple of weeks, until something more newsworthy hits the public attention, like the Simpson's Movie premiere.
Am I jaded in all this? Doesn't take a MIT Savant to figure that one out.
Ephraim Brown was hit by a stray bullet early Sunday when the unnamed groups started shooting near a house hosting a birthday party, Toronto police Chief Bill Blair said Sunday at a press conference.
Brown died at the scene shortly after police responded to a call in the northwest end of Toronto near Sheppard Avenue and Jane Street at 1 a.m. ET on Sunday.