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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Toronto Rapper/Singer Jailed for 6 Years

Don't know if you all remember Mikey G but I must say he has a nice voice and definitely shined on a track with Toronto rapper Bishop called "About to Change". Youtube has the video up so you can look it up to see who Mikey G is, he's the one singing the hook.

Well unfortunately he made a big mistake and took someone's life and now will be in jail for the next 6 years to. Mikey G, was convicted of manslaughter in the stabbing death of 24-year-old Mohamed Hussein in November 2005.
Hussein was stabbed a total of nine times after initiating a fight with Gordon, who was dating his estranged wife, Kim Davis who is a Toronto singer and sings that beautiful song "Sometimes" that you hear Flow play every now and then. On the fateful day of his death, Hussein noticed that mother of his two children had tattooed Gordon's stage name on her neck and became enraged. Not long after, Gordon arrived and the two began fighting.

At one point Hussein retrieved a baseball bat, and Gordon pulled out a knife, fatally stabbing him.

You live and you learn. Unfortunately a life was lost and children are without their dads but it goes to show that sometimes walking away is better.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Gun is Bigger Than Your Gun

So the after hours spot that got shot up this past Saturday in the Weston Rd. and Steeles because of ignorance was a place I had gone by but left because I just felt bad vibes after arriving. A couple of my friends stayed though and admitted that the shooting clearly was a competition in whose gun was bigger. Are these guys serious? Do we really live in a city where these gun toting thugs can only be defined on how big their gun is.

My friends knew some of the people there and told me that these men at the dance are just in competition with each other, it has nothing to do with “he robbed me” or “he disrespected me”, it’s more “I’m the man because I have a gun on me right now”. How it works is one man lets off a shot, another man then lets off a round to prove that his gun is louder, and then another fool lets off another shot. But then my friend stated, a man walked about to one of the dummies that original shot in the air and said “I have my tings on me, what u wanna do?” so clearly that’s the man that ended up in the hospital and is lucky to be alive as he was shot 5 times. Most likely the shooter didn’t want to kill him though. Sad to know this is the times were living in.

Interesting Observation

Now don’t get me wrong, I feel sorry for any individual that is shot and killed. No one deserves to die at the hands of another, I mean what gives anyone person the right to decide whether or not someone should live or die. I do feel sorry for these two young white males, Dylan Ellis and Oliver Martin that were gunned down last week for no reason but what confuses me is the media attention that this shooting has gotten.

In my 28 years of living, I’ve seen many shootings be covered on the news, I’ve personally known people that have been gunned down but to this day I’ve only seen such heavy coverage of white shooting victims. I think back to Jane Creba and Viva Leimonis who were gunned down and were even in the paper a month after their death but then I think of black individuals that have been shot and killed, even innocent black individuals shot and killed but I didn’t see their story in the paper even three days later. The news talks about them probably for 2 days and then they kill the story.

I saw the mayor get on TV and share his condolences for these young men, but why do these men get all the attention? Is it because they’re young men who worked decent jobs and were apparently gunned down for no reason? Is it because they’re shooter is supposedly black? Is it because they seem to come from wealthy homes and had no problems with the law? I did notice that they repeated over and over how these young white males had no problems with the law. Maybe Toronto is not used to hearing white men being gunned down. We’ve gotten so used to hearing a black man has been shot and killed that they just tell the story once and then it’s over. Even black people have to admit, anytime we hear of a shooting, we immediately say in our heads, which black guy died now?

No one deserves to die but I think anyone that is shot and killed deserves the attention of everyone from the police to the media. Since these men were gunned down last week Friday, they’ve been on the news everyday and in the paper everyday since. The way the police are on TV everyday talking about this case, I guarantee it will be solved shortly. Now why don’t the police do the same with all the black murders that still remain unsolved? Only time will tell.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

$50,000 Reward Offered

I know I'm a little late but I've been quite busy. A $50,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest for the killer(s) of Richard Gyamfi. The young victim was found slumped over in a car in a parking lot behind his apartment at 2999 Jane St. near Finch, on September 28, 2007. He'd been shot in the head.

Gyamfi was with three friends in the parking lot at his home when two suspects approached. A fight apparently broke out followed by the fatal shot. Despite the fact the victim's friends were present and someone nearby also dialed 911 shortly after the murder investigators still lack that vital tip to lead them to the killer. The gun used to kill Gyamfi was apparently used in another, earlier crime.

Supposedly the name "Chambers" has been linked to the case and police are asking for any help in getting this killer caught.

Man Escapes from Courthouse

UPDATE: This guy was finally caught on July 15. Guess he had nowhere to go

I couldn't help but laugh as I watched citynews and they discussed
this man that managed to escape the University Courthouse yesterday. Renaldo Reid (pictured) was appearing before a judge on firearms related charges at 10am Wednesday morning at 361 University Ave. Just seconds after the judge ordered him held in custody, the 22-year-old turned around, looked at the door, and suddenly bolted from the room.

Court security took off after him in hot pursuit but he was too fast and had enough of a head start that he was able to evade them. Renaldo Reid was last seen fleeing onto University Ave. and turning westbound on Queen St. West.

Now I've been to this courthouse and I can't even imagine how this man was able to get out of the building. So of course the police and guards must feel like idiots and I can't help but chuckle at the fact of how incompetent these officers were in guarding this young man. He can't run for long but just the fact that he managed to escape means it can be done again. There goes our safety.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Case Closed: Dwayne Lloyd

Several individuals have claimed their part in the May 2005 of Brampton teen Dwayne Lloyd. 17 year Dwayne Lloyd was gunned down while riding his bike down a pathway with a couple of friends.

Dwayne was shot in the chest in revenge for the theft of a bike, court heard. Two men, now 19 and 18, pleaded guilty today for their roles in the slaying of a 17-year-old Brampton teen more than three years ago. Instead of going to trial for manslaughter the young men pleaded guilty today to aggravated assault in a Brampton courtroom.

In an agreed statement of fact read into court by prosecutor Andrea Esson, the young men admitted they alerted the gunmen when Lloyd and his friends were on their way. Ojore Carrington, 31, of Mississauga, and Garfield Powell, 31, of Brampton are already serving six-year prison sentences after pleading guilty in February to manslaughter.

They were given 48-months time credit for time served. In admitting their guilt, neither Powell nor Carrington admitted they were the shooters. With today's guilty plea, the case is now closed, meaning nobody will ever be charged — or convicted of Lloyd's murder.