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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. On a mild winter night in February, Christopher Husbands lay bound with duct tape in a bathtub. The faucet was Sick Hungry Mad Thugs - Spyro* - Pure Grime , and young men from the Regent Park gang he ran with repeatedly beat and stabbed him.
The motive for the intra-gang violence is unclear. The Star has learned that between March 26 and May 28 police counted close to 90 bullets fired in five different incidents in Regent Park. Internal gang strife culminated with Husbands accused of firing a barrage of bullets in the crowded Eaton Centre food court last Saturday. The Eaton Centre shooting, which left several bystanders wounded, including a year-old boy, forced a city to take note of the violence that has plagued Regent Park residents Sick Hungry Mad Thugs - Spyro* - Pure Grime the past several months.
There, intra-gang violence has added to what police say is a gang war between Sic Thugs and Project Originals, a group based in the Alexandra Park public housing project near Dundas St.
W and Spadina Ave. Early Friday police arrested Nicholas Dillion-Jack, 18, over a Hood Ratz - Killafornia Organization - Killafornia Organization, and shooting incidents in Sick Hungry Mad Thugs - Spyro* - Pure Grime rival Dundas St. As usual, reputation, turf, drugs and money are at stake, and gang members are playing by the code of the street.
The police crackdown O Que Passou, Passou - Toquinho & Sadao Watanabe - Made In Coração followed brought periods of relief from gang violence.
But the problem has not gone away, the root causes not suitably addressed. Issues like funding for youth workers, poverty, lack of opportunity, inadequate housing and perceptions of racial and class bias have been largely absent from news coverage.
The epicentre of the latest violence is a historic public housing neighbourhood being rebuilt — a rejuvenation that saw a marked decrease in gun crimes.
But a month after the February stabbing of Husbands, 23, bullets began to fly. Not that any hit their mark. One of her young sons finished his homework and prepared to join neighbourhood children playing out back. Osman then heard sounds she thought were firecrackers. Next thing she knew, the dishes in her drying rack exploded. Her son and husband came running. Bakth, her parents and three sisters moved to the row house a few months ago. The family felt safe, despite a stabbing nearby.
Police believe the bullets that flew during the supper hour on May 28 — and on the morning of April 1 — were intended to hit a young man living nearby, suspected of being involved in the torture of Husbands.
Behind the row houses is a parking area considered a Sic Thugs hangout by police. On April 21, some 40 shots were fired into vehicles and at least one house in what police believe was a shootout related to the Project Originals rivalry. Regent Park is bounded by Parliament St. Gangs have traditionally split turf into north and south areas, with Dundas St. Construction has thrown that into flux.
Sic Thugs are apparently sorting out who controls the new steel and glass condo towers gleaming in the rejuvenated portion of the Park. The Sic Thugs have been on the police radar for several years. The rivalry with the Project Originals came up at a community meeting in September An internal police report after the Creba shooting identified five street gangs operating in Regent Park, including Point Blank Soldiers.
The public face of the Soldiers was that of a celebrated rap group of the same name. Gibson, who did not respond to a Star email, later became one half of a rap duo calling itself TnT Sick Thugz. One of the Eaton Centre victims — allegedly a Sic Thugs gang member Its Ah Slumper - Various - The Hyphy Movement remains in critical condition — has a tattoo on his arm commemorating al-Nadhir, who was known on the street as Alweezy.
On Feb. They found large quantities of crack cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana, as well as two loaded handguns, according to reports at the time. Gibson and eight others were rounded up and charged, but were all acquitted, according to von Achten.
The seized items were found under ceiling tiles in another area of the building others had access to. In Briand and another man were arrested for firearms charges and fleeing from police following a high-speed chase on Hwy Briand may Wo Bist Du - Unknown Artist - Internationale Hitparade be in jail, according to an Internet campaign by friends who would like him freed.
Ryan Tucker, project director for MY Regent Park, aimed at preventing gang activity, says the anger groups rap about, and sometimes act on, stems from deeper issues affecting vulnerable youth. He says youth workers need more resources to identify kids at risk and intervene before conflict begins.
Huggins, the director of the media arts program in Regent Park, says both Husbands and Hassan were regulars in his centre when they were in their early teens. Gangs give youths at risk a sense of belonging Sick Hungry Mad Thugs - Spyro* - Pure Grime a group where everyone faces Sick Hungry Mad Thugs - Spyro* - Pure Grime same stunted future, adds Huggins, who has worked with Regent Park youth for two decades.
For a spell, Husbands Sick Hungry Mad Thugs - Spyro* - Pure Grime left alone and managed to turn on the tub faucet, apparently in an effort to attract help. When his captors returned, they beat him and stabbed him about 20 times. They took his money, too. Internal gang violence is hardly a rare occurrence, says U of T criminologist Scot Wortley, author of the report Youth Gangs and Violence.
Somehow, Husbands staggered to the street, where a bystander called an ambulance. What was to be a community barbecue June 16 in Regent Park La Herencia (Fandangos) - El Fary - Va Por Ellos a decline in crime is now being rebranded to emphasize gun and gang awareness. The young boy who Just A Dream - Phillip Goodhand-Tait - Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks shot in the head is expected to make a full recovery.
Dillion-Jack, who briefly eluded police after an intense manhunt this week, made a brief court appearance late Friday. He is a close acquaintance of the suspected Sic Thugs member critically wounded at the Eaton Centre. He was remanded in custody and is set to appear in Old City Hall courtroom on June Police have launched what they are calling Project Post in the wake of the Eaton Centre shooting.
It will mean the deployment of more officers into the affected downtown neighbourhoods. Copyright owned or licensed by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. All rights reserved. To order copies of Toronto Star articles, please go to: www.
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