Send the gangsters back home
By JOE WARMINGTON
Last Updated: May 5, 2010 8:21am
“They are a well-organized Jamaican criminal organization.”
Toronto Police Staff Insp. Mike Earl on the Shower Posse
Skip the bail hearings and put them on a plane.
Now that the cops have done their jobs in nailing a mafia-style, drug and gun cartel it's Immigration Canada's turn.
Tired of dealing with terrorized neighbourhoods, Police Chief Bill Blair told reporters that “we are very hopeful that by incapacitating these organizations” this can help “make our communities safer.”
If you really want to make this city safer, instead of letting these alleged gangsters get bail or lenient sentences, send these Shower Posse slugs back to Jamaica now and don't ever let them back in.
This is a great opportunity since this successful Operation Corral was a major coup for police because this gang is usually too smart to get caught. But the normally elusive Shower Posse found out Tuesday modern law enforcement is pretty smart, too — putting 12 members of this historically ruthless Jamaican mob behind bars on drug and weapons charges.
Police describe the notorious gang as an “international organized crime group that has tentacles” into the street drug scene which sees them “profiting from their criminal activities.”
In other words, a lot of lives could be saved if they were deported. For those not born here, we do have the rules in place to do this. And we owe it to the good people in the terrified neighbourhoods they help destroy.
It would be naive to say police have cut off the head of the snake, but with these arrests they definitely gave it a good swat. “They have been identified as drug suppliers to our gangs,” explained Staff Insp. Mike Earl of Toronto Police's Guns and Gangs Task Force. “It's the first time we have got at them this way and that well.”
Up to 19 firearms were seized Monday — as was body armour, cocaine, crack, marijuana, hash oil, 10,000 ecstasy pills, diamonds and $30,000 in cash.
Most of the 78 arrested were members of the locally run Falstaff Crips and the Five Point Generalz, but these punks are amateurs compared to the despicable foreign-led Shower Posse.
“They are a little higher on the food chain,” said Earl. “They were controlling the street gangs by providing them with narcotic for street level purposes. Many of them are in their 30s, are smart and organized.”
Connected directly to Jamaica they “go where the money is and are out to make a profit.”
Every crackhead you see, or shooting, think of them. And when you think Shower Posse, think Gambino Crime Family or even Pablo Escobar of Colombia's Medellin Cartel.
Back in 1980, the Shower Posse is credited with 800 murders during an election war between former Prime Minister Edward Seaga's Jamaica Labour party against the People's National Party leader and Prime Minister Michael Manley.
There are still at the centre of politics in Jamaica. Labour party Prime Minister Bruce Golding last month spoke out against President Barack Obama's administration's attempts to extradite leader Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to the United States to answer drug and weapons trafficking charges, saying: “It was not intended by this parliament … to be some lubricated conduit through which extradition requests were to automatically pass.”
If Jamaica's prime minister wants the leader of a gang that is alleged responsible for 1,500 deaths in the U.S., maybe he'll take back the Toronto's Shower Posse members too?
Why even ask him? Send these alleged dirt bags packing.