Men in Toronto Mayor Rob Ford photo arrested in gang sweep


Toronto police carried out a series of dramatic raids on alleged gang-members across the city in Friday. They raided 15 Windsor Rd, a run-down and notorious bungalow that is also noteworthy for providing the backdrop against which Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford was photographed, arms around three men -- two of whom were arrested in the sweep, the third of whom was murdered in an apparent drug-related slaying. The photo of Ford was provided by the now-unlocatable gentlemen who offered to sell the Toronto Star and Gawker a video of the mayor allegedly smoking crack.

The mayor reportedly told his staff that he knew where the video was, and gave an address in a high rise in the suburb of Etobicoke (that unit was also raided in the sweeps), but insisted to the press that the video didn't exist at all. Many have speculated that the mayor or his representatives arranged to have the video deleted. However, given that at least one computer was seized in the raids, it's possible that the may yet surface.

In the meantime, we're left with the mayor palling around with men whom the police consider to be members of organised crime; a Globe and Mail investigation that accused the mayor's brother, Councillor Doug Ford, of having served as one of Toronto's top drug dealers in the 1980s, and a mayor who refuses to directly address important questions about his conduct:

Kassim, 20, was arrested in the raids Thursday and has been charged with trafficking in weapons and drugs (cocaine and marijuana) for the benefit of a criminal organization. He also faces charges of conspiracy to commit unauthorized possession of a firearm, breach of house arrest, and theft under $5,000.

His longtime friend, Muhammad Khattak, also flanking the mayor in the photo, was charged with participating in cocaine trafficking for the benefit of a criminal organization and trafficking in marijuana.

Police officers carried evidence bags, including what appeared to be a Toshiba laptop, out of the 19-year-old’s home on Mercury Rd. Thursday.

Khattak was wounded in the same March shooting that killed the third man in the photo, Anthony Smith.

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  1. Meh. I was born and hope too die in Toronto, largest city in Canada. Here we are saddled with the worst ‘Public Relations’ mayor the city(and most likely the country) has ever had to endure. He is not a fit public leader in any sense. He is a laughable clown who goes out of his way to reinforce that persona every available time he gets to open his big fat-assed mouth

    He believes he is going to win the next city election, not likely. Citizens of the city voted for this pile of Hipposhit as the next candidate at the time was not much better. The sooner he has a heart attack the better. IMHO

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  2. I agreed with your comment until:

    The sooner he has a heart attack the better. IMHO

    Were you joking?  Probably.  It’s not a funny joke, though.  Don’t wish the man dead, wish him unemployed.

    1. I agree. I think we should treat our elected representatives with enough respect that we don’t wish direct physical harm to befall them. Including Rob Ford.

      We have to recognize that we don’t agree with some people or their chosen representatives.

      1. Elected representatives, sure, but the actual residents of Toronto voted against Ford. I don’t have an issue with wishing harm on autocrats.

      2. Wishing them physical harm? It would be his own doing if he had a heart attack. 
        He had a noble campaign at his start called “Cut the Waist” a pun on his targeting platform for election of cutting needless expenses or the “Gravy Train” as it was spun. Needless to say he could not keep his promise and his waist has blossomed. Pun intended.  

  3. I agree with bombblastlightningwaltz as well, the best part is I got a ring tone off his radio show of him singing “too many hands in the cookie jar, too many hands in the cookie jar” lol

  4. The photo of Ford was provided by the now-unlocatable gentlemen who offered to sell the Toronto Star and Gawker a video of the mayor allegedly smoking crack.

    I know you’re reflexively trying to CYA, but there’s no reason to put “allegedly” in that sentence. The mayor allegedly smoked crack. The gentleman offered to sell a video of the mayor smoking crack. He did not offer to sell a video of the mayor allegedly smoking crack.

  5. I just hope when the bad ship Rob Ford sinks, the undertow is so huge it pulls under Harper and his crew as well.  Canada deserves so much better than these Central Casting rejects.

  6.  “The mayor reportedly told his staff that he knew where the video was,
    and gave an address in a high rise in the suburb of Etobicoke (that unit
    was also raided in the sweeps), but insisted to the press that the
    video didn’t exist at all.”
    Where did you get/make this info up from?  The police already knew about the street weeks ago, and already had questioned kassim awhile back.  On top of this, many from the neighbourhood already fingered the house in the picture and recognized it and told police/reporters.  So no, the raid wasn’t carried out by Ford at all.

    Infact, why would the police, who are already under fire for the G20 shit, do anything at the behest of Ford, and get tied up in an even dirtier scandal?  The mayor has no power at all in this city, its all council, who infact HATE ford, so there is no way they would be in Fords pocket.  (see subway extension/streetcar debate)

      1.  Why?  Is it because I’m not a modern day hippie-douche who slurps his mocha latte grande from starbucks while typing on his Mac, updaing his blog about how the little man is being squashed by the big scary government and how the police are all evil and corrupt, and that someone, somewhere, should do something about it?  All while copy-pasting other peoples works from other blogs, and bitching about evil copyright laws, while you stream the latest Thrones episode from a pirate site?  Then bitch at how all these big businesses are only out to make money, and won’t give you a free handout because you are too busy living in your moms basement to do something about it?  Is that why its entertaining?

    1. I didn’t take that the cops raided the place on Ford’s sayso. Just that they raided the house he seems to have had prior knowledge of. 

  7. what is it about suburban ontario? not only did the suburbanites of the “greater” toronto area impose the idiot ford on the city but his colleague in political corruption and incompetence in nearby mississauga is almost as bad (but to her favour, not as embarrassingly grotesque). glad to no longer live there.

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