Thursday, May 18, 2006

Toronto police cracks down on black gangs

Police descended on 60 locations rounding up dozens of suspects in a series of pre-dawn raids in Rexdale Thursday morning. The massive operation may be the largest of its kind in Toronto Police history. Approximately 600 officers from the RCMP, OPP, Peel, York and Durham Regions and the Toronto Police Guns and Gangs Task Force raided the locations, including one at John Garland Boulevard and Martin Grove, at 5:30am in the northwest part of the city stretching into Peel Region. There's word that the slick and simultaneous raids were targeting members of a specific, high profile gang. Police are expected to divulge details of the huge operation later Thursday morning. The raiding parties of officers and police dogs moved into position in the back of rented cube vans and it's believed the busts stemmed from the largest wiretap operation in Canadian police history. There was a steady stream of cruisers and police wagons carrying suspects and some children to 23 Division Thursday morning and so far at least 87 people are in custody. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair arrived at the station around 7:30am. Shortly after the raids, police stopped and searched cars in the area looking for any suspects who may have slipped away from them during the early morning action.
It's about time; these gang savages are turning entire city into a shooting gallery, selling drugs, destroying neighborhoods - with newly legislated harsher prison terms for gang-related offenses under new conservative government I sincerely hope that worthless scum goes behind bars for a long time.