Marco, this wasn't a put down. This thread is about Canada, warts and all. It ain't all maple sugar and snow-capped mountains up here in America's attic. Crime happens here, it's not normally big news in the US.. but we've definitely got our fair share. This is a shocking event, a terrible crime with terrible consequences. Why would anyone go to a family party and bring a gun, never mind start shooting? in any country? Blows my mind..
Beth's right about the Somalian community. We had a rash of mostly young male kids murdered in my city a few years ago. It was all gang related but usually it was done quietly. There were a few more violent events, at least one hall party, none of these event put whole groups of people in danger though. Not like the most recent shootings in Toronto although it had all the makings of becoming more desperate and brazen with each death. And like Toronto, innocents were often caught in the cross fire.
Things have quieted down here, last year, my city held the dubious honour of being the Murder City of Canada. This year, if the records hold true, we could have a record low.. fingers crossed.
Maybe people finally started talking to the police here. They didn't for the longest time.. like what is happening now in T.O.
The Somalia community in Canada is not very big and it's very, very new. They come from a war torn land with very different sets of rules. It will take them a while to trust the police and the general populace and a while longer still to stop being afraid of the few warlord wanna beeees.
Sadly, it doesn't look like it calming down in Toronto any time soon. Hopefully, I'm wrong. It would suck if anymore people are killed or hurt because of this stupid turf war.