July 20, 2018

The 3 REAL reasons Toronto gang violence is out of control (Guest host: Sheila Gunn Reid)

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

(Sheila Gunn Reid guest hosts for Ezra Levant...)

Gang violence is out of control in Toronto.

As I am recording this, there have been 220 shootings so far in Toronto this year.

I have theories about how this happened:

Equal parts lack of foresight, a politically correct mayor cowering to political pressure from anti-police groups, and a refusal by administration to acknowledge a problem was happening at all.

In 2017, as gun violence was maintaining its upward trend from the already atrocious year before, Toronto was down about 500 cops from normal levels, according to the Police Association.

But why in 2017 was Mayor John Tory so averse to hiring police? Well, because he was scared of the wackos in Black Lives Matter.

Tory ended the police carding policy. Then, also at the request of BLM, Toronto police were banned from attending Pride Parade.

Which brings us to the failure by officials to even acknowledge a problem.

Looking at the raw data, the shooting rate for 2017 was the same as 2016, at 286 and 285 respectively. In 2015, there were 255 shootings. And just 123 in 2014. In other words: It had more than doubled in two years.

That should have set alarms bells off, but it was downplayed, at least in the media.

And that brings us to the next factor:

John Tory is a big fan of the Liberal’s policies on supervised drug injection sites, open borders and gun control. Tonight I'll explain how all these policies are making Toronto more dangerous.

But here’s the real rub:

It doesn't really matter how bad it gets in Toronto. Because Tory doesn't have to live with the mess if he doesn’t want too. He has a home in an exclusive gated community in Florida.

It’s a place where security guards carry the guns John Tory says I shouldn't have...

NEXT: Former police officer Leo Knight gives us the law enforcement perspective on John Tory polities and gang violence.

THEN: Tony Bernardo of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, talks to us about Bill C-71, which targets legal gun owners as opposed to going after gangs.



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commented 2018-07-24 16:08:20 -0400
Can someone tell me why when the Toronto Maple Leafs were still winning Stanley Cups in the 1960s, Canadian firearms laws were quite casual and accompanied with far fewer homicides and violent crimes. What changed (surely Harold Ballard taking over the Leafs’ ownership in 1971 was not responsible for the current mayhem on the streets)?
commented 2018-07-23 00:37:19 -0400
There was a period of time where there seemed to be a bit of an improvement until the courts Harper’s tough on crime mandatory sentencing for gun crimes of 3 years for committing any gun crime. Apparently the justices in their supreme wisdom determined this was cruel and unusual punishment. Yeah OK.
commented 2018-07-22 04:00:28 -0400
Indeed Rick Plesnik… “people deserve the government they elect”… And dumb and dumber Torontonians can keep playing the denial game until it comes knocking at their own front door… Which, given the current trend, is going to happen sooner than later…
commented 2018-07-21 14:13:36 -0400
Toronto……..the Canadian San Francisco………………..
commented 2018-07-21 11:42:30 -0400
I think you did a good job Sheila. Keep up the good work.

I did read your book and you were absolutely right on. Guess that makes me a white supremist, Nazi, etc. too LOL. It’s a shame how he embarrasses himself by not knowing what he’s talking about and yet so proudly proclaims YOU are the bad guy. Doesn’t say much for him does it??
commented 2018-07-21 10:42:52 -0400
.What do John Tory , Rahm Emanuel and Bill de Blasio have in common as Mayirs oftheir respective cities?
Increasing crime ,societal breakdowns , lack of support for law and order and fear of fringe radical groups like BLM.
If you want to protect black and ethnic children and grandmothers ,you have to selectively stop and frisk the thugs that live in those neighborhoods. Oh, but that’s racist? Protecting blacks from blacks is racist?
At some point we either take our cities back or succumb to total anarchy. That day is approaching fast.And having leaders like the aforementioned is just accelerating the time line.
commented 2018-07-21 09:46:28 -0400
Keith and Helen Harvey asked,“Toronto will soon resemble Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria. I wonder where all those freeloading welfare seekers will run to when we finally reach that point.”

Toronto’s future with these Freeloaders can be compared to a flood containing Sewer Water filling up the city. Soon it will overflow the city’s boundaries and contaminate Mississauga and the other neighboring towns.
commented 2018-07-21 02:39:06 -0400
Re: Toronto… Fundamentally stupid people don’t learn from their mistakes and Tory is a prime example of that reality, over and over and over again…
commented 2018-07-20 23:23:43 -0400
Great show Sheila… I’ve liked your style ever since I first encountered them on The Rebel years ago… Feel free to give Ezra Friday night off more often…
commented 2018-07-20 23:17:14 -0400
Toronto will soon resemble Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria. I wonder where all those freeloading welfare seekers will run to when we finally reach that point. One thing is for sure, you can’t very well call Toronto a Sanctuary City when it’s so dangerous to be there.
commented 2018-07-20 22:45:57 -0400
Really good job on the show Sheila.
commented 2018-07-20 22:04:49 -0400
Come on you’s guys, Sheila always dose a good job, it’s not the first time she has stood in for Ezra.
So the police are gong after legal gun owners, makes sence, legal gun owners tend not to shoot Cops.
commented 2018-07-20 22:01:56 -0400
Thank Goodness for Ontario that Tory never got to be Premier. With his Migrant Policies he will continue to make Toronto a world cesspool of crime just like Khan in London.

Great job Sheila; I guess you don’t get the recognition you deserve because you are usually on small Western stories. I’m disappointed that you don’t read the comments section as that is how Journalists improve their techniques.
commented 2018-07-20 21:15:59 -0400
You did an excellent job on filling in for Ezra, Sheila. I’ll have to friend you on Facebook.

And the theme of your show was consistent, namely that political correctness and the Alt-left fascists are progressively (pun intended) ruining Canada and the rest of the world. If we don’t fight them at every turn, they’ll bring on a new dark age. Who knows how long it will last before conservatives can enlighten the world again.
commented 2018-07-20 20:39:39 -0400
- Crime is getting bad in Toronto? Just wait until the Trudeau legalized pot laws kick in & the turf war starts. Tory is a wimp. He is the last person Toronto needs as a mayor right now. There are worse people who could be mayor & if Toronto continues it’s decline we’ll see them as surely as Sadiq Khan is the mayor of London. Mix in mass migration with hug-a-thug policies & punitive laws against law abiding citizens defending themselves & you have a city that’s in the race for highest crime rate in the world.

- The goal of groups like BLM is to cause as much unrest as possible. They need to be labeled as a terrorist group because that’s what they are. The year of the gun will end up looking like the good old days if we don’t stop these far left scumbags & their media party backers sooner rather than later. There’s a municipal election coming up in a few months. The outcome could determine a lot. If the people of Toronto keep electing socialists & wimps they’ll get the hell that these people always produce.

- Canada’s gun laws are based on feelings instead of facts. We’re kind of lucky that the anti-gun nuts are so utterly incompetent. Never count out the stupidity of the Liberals though.
commented 2018-07-20 20:37:59 -0400
Whoa be unto those who challenge the Alberta gang of “rednecks” – we don’t do PC BS! – - so be warned & pi$$ off with your Tory rhetoric.

Sheila, NEVER get close to that POS PM TruDope – he will grope you.
And, Sheila, you are much easier on the eyes than Ezra! lol
Climate Barbie, Climate Barbie, Climate Barbie – Mckenna GFYS!
commented 2018-07-20 20:11:32 -0400
Glad I don’t live in Toronto.