WARMINGTON: Threat against councillor new twist on violent summer


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WARMINGTON: Threat against councillor new twist on violent summer
Joe Warmington
Published:
August 15, 2018
Updated:
August 15, 2018 9:03 PM EDT
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti speaks out against a safe-injection site at Dundas and Victoria Sts. (Dave Abel, Toronto Sun)
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti talked about making the drug dealers and killers “scatter” like cockroaches.
Now somebody is threatening to “scatter” his remains across Toronto.
Toronto in 2018 has become a dark place.
“I have a bad feeling about this one,” said the Ward 7 York-West councillor, who is vying for re-election in the Jane-Finch corridor.
“I have had death threats before but this one feels different.”
On Instagram under an account called @natturneronline it was written “choose your words wisely, or we will scatter your brains across this city! #nothreatsjustpromises #toronto #thuglife @6ixbuzztv @6ixbuzz @6ixbuzzmedia @torontorappers.”
Threat against Toronto Councillor Mammoliti by Instagram user “<a href='https://postmediatorontosun.wordpress.com/mentions//' class='mention mention-highlight'><span class='mentions-prefix'>@</span></a>natturneronline”
Nasty.
In a year with dozens of gangland shooting homicides, Mammoliti was taking it seriously.
“I met with the police and I am talking with someone about security precautions,” he said.
In the once Toronto the good we shouldn’t have city councillors lives threatened, columnists like Sue-Ann Levy being harassed or photographers like Stan Behal assaulted and think everything is okay.
It isn’t okay.
We’ve already had a horrible summer of death. The ten innocent people run down on Yonge Street and the equally as murderous Danforth shooting rampage are the two atrocities people will remember. But there’s been a whole bunch more. Some close calls too.
There’s been so much bloodshed that it’s difficult to keep track of it all. A lot of the carnage stems from the gangs who if they are not already in control of a good part of the city, are on their way to be.
They shoot at will. They shoot at anybody. They shoot anywhere.
Sometimes it’s in a playground. Other times a bowling alley or on someone walking to or sitting in a car. No one is safe. Even a city councillor!
Mammoliti believes the threat is in retaliation from an interview he did this week on The Rebel with David Menzies where he talked about getting out of Toronto Community Housing the “1%” who make it deadly and dangerous for the other 99%, including children and seniors.
He says inside of TCHC housing facilities there are people “harbouring all of these killers and drug dealers” and they all need to be booted out.
“I see it like spraying down a building full of cockroaches,” he said on The Rebel. “The cockroaches are just going to scatter. Start evicting them. Let them scatter because their particular strength is when they all together in a community like Jane and Finch. So my approach is going to be scatter them. Evict them. Get them out of Jane and Finch completely.”
The comments had some calling Mammoliti racist, like they did with Public Safety Minister Michael Tibollo for wearing a bulletproof vest for a ride along in the early hours of the morning with Toronto Police.
“Neither of us are racist,” said Mammoliti.
“We are just trying to make the community safe.”
He stands behind what he said on The Rebel: “When I said cockroaches it was an analogy. I didn’t call anybody a cockroach. I said they need to be evicted the way you would rid the building from cockroaches.”
The result, he said, is a threat “from gangs who are hiding behind social media” and it has to do “with them trying to intimidate me.” He says they have taken over senior’s apartments and turned them into hiding places for drug, prostitution and gun trafficking operations.
“They threatening me because they don’t want to have all of that be stopped,” he said.
His solution? Get them out of community housing — even if it could get him killed.

http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...violent-summer
 
Danbones
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Naw, the police wont ever let the police's best cash cow loose.