The Danzig Street Shoot-out: Poorly Screened Immigration the Cause They Won't Discuss
On the evening of Monday, July 16, about 200 people were gathered outside a welfare housing complex in the Morningside-Lawrence Ave. area of Scarborough (a suburb on the east side of Toronto). There was raucous music and a crowd of men, women and many children. Until there was a noise complaint, the police weren't even aware of the event.What happened next is a bit hazy. Reportedly several blacks, not from the complex, appeared. There was some bad blood. Shooting started. One man fell injured and continued firing furiously while on the ground. [Hence, many of the wounded, perhaps, luckily only sustained wounds to their legs.] People fled in all directions. Several were trampled and hurt. When the gun smoke had cleared, two people lay dead and 24 were wounded.
Immediately politicians and editorialists denounced the shooting. "Cowards and thugs," fumed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. But like so many silly willys, none would utter the truth. In an otherwise peaceful city, this latest outrage followed a depressing pattern -- Black (Jamaican or Somali) gang violence.
So dainty was the media in describing the shootings -- the victims, the nature of the gathering, or the suspected gunmen -- that a visitor from St. John's Nfld., who didn't know the city, might be forgiven for being apprehensive about accepting a block party invitation at friends, say, in the area of middle Etobicoke (solidly middle class) or southwest Scarborough (largely middle class) or the Beaches (yuppie and trendy). Such fear would be unjustified. What the media only reluctantly reported and only in dribs and drabs was that this welfare housing area, like most in Toronto, was heavily populated with Blacks.
Pictures of the two murdered victims and their mourning relatives showed they were black. In a telling description of the complex the next day Peter Kuitenbrouwer wrote: "Men and women sat in faded plastic chairs drinking white rum mixed with Oasis fruit and vegetable juice from plastic cups, smoking marijuana and tobacco, and talking about the events of Monday night. One man, who said he had 12 children, flashed a smile that showed teeth capped in gold and diamonds, before taking a call from his mother in Jamaica on his smart phone." (National Post, July 18, 2012)
This is not the picture of poverty but of taxpayer subsidized indolence and entitlement -- a mouth full of bling, smart phones, 12 children, the denizens sitting around and doing drugs.
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente, while denying race was an issue, came close to the truth when she wrote (July 18, 2012): ""But make no mistake: In certain neighbourhoods, a war is on. It’s a war against peace and order waged by the forces of social disintegration. It’s the same war that killed Jane Creba in 2005, two people at the Eaton Centre last month and dozens of other victims who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The single most significant root cause is not guns or crummy housing or racism or inadequate policing or lenient sentencing or lack of jobs or insufficient social programs. It is family and community breakdown. Most especially, it’s absent fathers.Social programs are essential. But all the social programs in the world can’t make up for family disintegration."
While Canadians of European descent sometimes have illegitimate children, illegitimacy is the norm is rampant, among Blacks, especially Jamaicans. The illegitimacy rate is over 70 per cent! Since the immigration revolution of 1965, when Canada turned its back on our traditional sources of immigration, we have flung the doors open to the Third World.
Former diplomat Ian Macdonald explains what happened: "The issue, at least as far as Canada is concerned, is not numbers but quality. Under the Old Immigration Act only applicants who met minimum standards of education, health, character and, above all, assimilability, were admitted, ensuring that they would make a net contribution and enrich both the Canadian society and gene pool. As a result very few resorted to welfare or required medical services. Today, the screening process no longer exists and the vast majority are self-selected, clogging up and pre-empting the intake process to the point that healthy, better-qualified, eminently-assimilable potential immigrants, including Britons, in many cases are not even given the application forms.
Immigration Canada bureaucrats have been aware of the dangerous folly of the open-door policy since its inception in 1970 but senior officials and front- line officers who objected were quickly silenced and threatened with dismissal if they opposed the sinister plan to 'achieve racial balance in Canada', a quotation from Trudeau that appeared in a Confidential letter to Immigration officers circa 1970. Unqualified blacks from the West Indies were then admitted without examination while Whites were virtually banned, except those with jobs in Canada."
Canada then embraced multiculturalism. This idiot doctrine proclaims that all cultures are equal and people should be encouraged to practise their culture. Under Trudeau, Canada allowed in many Jamaicans. Jamaica has a violent drug and gun culture. Add to that, there is rampant promiscuity and illegitimacy rates over 70 per cent.
This is not to be morally self-righteous. However, illegitimacy is the biggest single predictor of serious problems in life. Patrick Buchanan underscores the importance of the two-parent family in his book Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?: "In 2007, illegitimacy rates began to rise again. For black Americans, it went from 69.9 per cent to 71.6 per cent of all births. For Hispanics, it rose above 50 per cent for the first time. ... Why are these dramatic increases significant? Because the correlation between illegitimacy rates, dropout rates, crime rates, and incarceration is absolute, The more children born out of wedlock, the more who will never graduate from high school and will get into trouble before they are adults. The social scientist Charles Murray calls illegitimacy 'the single most important social problem of our time -- more important than crime, drugs, poverty, illiteracy, welfare of homelessness because it drives everything else. ...
The Village Voice found that children brought up in single-,mother homes 'are five times more likely to commit suicide, nine times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape (for boys), 20 times more likely to end up in prison, and 32 times more likely to run away from home.'" And, we've important people from a culture with a 70%-plus illegitimacy rate and wonder why there is this rash of shooting. It's a failed immigration policy, friends!
Many unskilled Jamaican women were admitted for low paying jobs. Even if they held these jobs, they often were so poor, wit their imported children, that they lived in subsidized housing. More children are born and more often than not fathered by a series of fathers, none who stayed around in marriage. We are now into the third or fourth generation of welfare mamas, living in public housing. Boys grow up with no real father figure. The role models are violent rap singers or drug pushers.
A series of high profile shootings typically occurs in the weeks leading up to Caribana. But even by the standards of a community that fully expects crowds to be strafed with bullets, this year's carnage is unusual. On June 2, Guyanese Christopher Husbands killed fellow Sic Thugs gang member, Somali Ahmed Hassan and injured six bystanders in the Eaton Centre shooting. On July 5, Hassan's cousin, Abdulle Elmi (born here to Somali parents), was mysteriously transported to an upscale Etobicoke neighbourhood in his underwear where he too was shot and killed.
On July 16, the day before Caribana opened, a BBQ at a Scarborough housing project erupted in gunfire that would leave black celebrants Shyanne Charles, 14, and Joshua Yasay, 23, dead and an unprecedented two dozen injured. Three days later, police would lay the first charge against a 19-year-old black named Nahom Tsegazab (AKA '2ToneShorty') [Where do they dream up these names?] . The day Caribana opened, the body of another black shooting victim was found dumped on a lonely soccer pitch: Jamaican victim Clayton Wright's brother Winston surrendered to police the following day and was charged with 1st degree murder.
Two days after Caribana got underway, the body of yet another black shooting victim, Daniel Davis (AKA 'Snoop'), 27, was found dumped in a schoolyard. Police are seeking a suspect described as a black male. Caribana celebrations lurched into the first weekend: On Friday evening, a 31-year-old man was found outside a townhouse in the Jane-Finch corridor, suffering a gunshot wound to the head. The man is in critical condition and police are looking for a suspect described as a black male in his 20s. About midnight Saturday, police found two men in a car riddled with bullet holes at the Jane Bloor intersection. Both men are expected to survive and police are looking for a suspect described as a black male with a shaved head.
"Around 4 a.m. on Saturday, a 43-year-old man was rushed to a trauma centre after a shooting near Kennedy and Ellesmere Rds. in Scarborough. He suffered several gunshot wounds to his abdomen. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. ... Thirty-one people were shot in the city in the last six days, including the shooting at a Danzig St. [BBQ]." (Toronto Star, July 21, 2012)
At 30 dead in mid-July, Toronto is averaging more than one murder a week this year. And Caribana, AKA The Adoration of the Bouncing Cellulite, AKA Tit For Tat Deadly Payback, has barely creased this year's feather and sequin market. From available data, 19 of Toronto's 30 dead were black, one was Vietnamese, 5 were white (including a skateboarder killed by an Ethiopian cabbie in an apparent road rage incident) and 5 were unknown, unidentified, or no photo available. Toronto mayor Rob Ford was pummelled for straying near forbidden territory when he suggested that perpetrators should be deported. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney was pummelled for tweeting that foreign criminals should be booted promptly, rather than being allowed to commit more mayhem while fighting removal orders. Less constructive was the pouting strategy: "Leaders of Toronto’s African-Canadian community criticized all levels of government at a news conference for what they say is a failure to include them in discussions of gun violence prevention." (National Post, July 19, 2012)
In a visit to the Danzig Road project, columnist Margaret Wente found a dysfunctional and unco-operative community, unwilling to assist the police in finding those who had killed or wounded more than two dozen from their community: "But today nobody is interested in talking about the killers. Nobody is speculating about who did it or urging the police to catch them. ... In fact, hardly anyone is helping the police at all." (Globe and Mail, July 21, 2012)
Oddly, for public housing, the cars in the driveways and parking lot seem amazingly posh, she notices: " The parking lots are full of the same cars and vans you'd find on any prosperous suburban street -- Toyotas, Caravans, Hondas, Nissans, a Honda Odyssey, a couple of Lexuses, a Volvo S40, even a shiny black BMW." The affluence of the pampered poor must be galling to taxpayers hauling themselves to work to pay for all this."
Wente goes on to observe: "Weed smoking is rampant but the police don't interfere.. ... The tenants out and about ... are predominantly black. Most I talked to were born in Canada. Most have lived here for years. Most are single mothers and their children. Most of the adult men here seem to be visitors."
Many of the recent deaths in Toronto and Alberta involve Somalis, most involved in pushing drugs. Again, in the early 1990s, this time thanks to Brian Mulroney, we imported tens of thousands of Somali "refugees." They came from one of the most violent drug and gun cultures in the world. Two decades later large numbers remain in subsidized housing and many of their young men are drug peddlers,and gang members.
Several thousand headed from the public housing projects of Toronto to Alberta for work in the oil sands. Many, apparently unqualified for such employment, took to cocaine dealing. Some 23 have been killed. Almost none on the murders have been solved and, while Somali community leaders demand that the government do something, like the Jamaicans, the community gives little co-operation to the police: " Law enforcement officials share a common frustration in getting Somali community members to talk to investigators." (Globe and Mail, June 23, 2012) And in an incident so typical of befuddled Canada, dealing with high-maintenance, high crime, unco-operative newcomers, it's we who end up apologizing: "In one Edmonton murder case on New Year's Day in 2011, a restaurant full of people yielded just one suspect description. Homicide detective Bill Clark complained publicly forcing the police chief to apologize [for what??!!] and mend fences with Somali leaders."