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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Homicide #60-Jordan Hosten

Another black man has lost his life to the bullet. On Christmas day an 18 year old was shot seven times. Jordan Hosten was enjoying Christmas day with his family in their Woolner Ave apt when he went out to get a calling card to call his mom in Grenada to wish her a Merry Christmas. He never returned and his dad was later notified that his son was shot to death.

Investigators say that Jordan nicknamed "Goonie" was likely ambushed and chased down. Police are looking to see if this is related to a shooting that occurred 90 minutes earlier where the victim showed up at a Mississauga hospital with a wound to the leg.

Killers have no heart. To kill this young man on Christmas Day or any day of course is just ridiculous. And I thought we'd go the rest of the year without a shooting.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Arrest in Peel Murder

Peel police have arrested a suspect in a murder that occurred back in August 2010. Darren McClean was shot to death in front of his home and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have arrested Michael McIntosh, 20 years old this past Thursday. Police think there are more suspects and are urging them to turn themselves in.

Monday, December 13, 2010

WTH... Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of Ephraim

Rival gang members that decided to shoot up a backyard birthday party in 2007 have been found not guilty in the murder of 11 year old Ephraim Brown. Gregory Sappleton and Akiel Eubank, both 24 were found not guilty today with shooting the young victim.
The shooting took place in the Jane and Sheppard area back in July 2007. A witness testified there was a bad vibe at the party, where members of rival gangs began showing up. A full fledged shoot-out began amongst the men and there clearly was no regard for the young kids at the party or any other person in the area. Ephraim unfortunately was listening to his MP3 player at the time and didn't hear when he was warned to run, he was hit in the neck and died at the scene.
Defence tried to say their clients didn’t fire the shots that killed Ephraim and that a third man is involved. Jurors didn't believe a witness testimony identifying the suspects and they are now free. Both men once enemies hugged each other with tears in their eyes. What the hell! Ephraim's mom left the court sobbing after hearing the verdict. I'm personally lost for words. I personally do not believe justice was served. Hopefully these young men realize the second chance they wer given and make a change, Ephraim didn't get one, hopefully they push themselves to become better people.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Officer Charged in Shooting Death

Well surprise surprise, the police actually do charge their own.

I reported on Eric Osawe a couple months back after his family had emailed me. Eric was shot to death by a police officer two months ago in an Etobicoke raid. It has now been stated that the officer Const. David Cavanagh faces a manslaughter charge and will be going to court to face his alleged offence.

In the raid, police state that a fight ensued and Osawe was then shot. Eric's younger brother was also in the apartment at the time and was charged with firearm offences. Now we still don't know what the outcome will be but the best part is that a jury will decide his fate rather than his fellow police officers.

These cops need to learn when it is the appropriate time to use their weapons and think before they decide to fire their gun.
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Father Says He Was A Bad Guy

Not too many parents can admit when their children are doing wrong. This father says his son recent murder is basically no suprise and he's now paying for it because "he was a bad guy".