This first story is from the Toronto Star.
Deported man faces firearms charges
Police question how man ousted from Canada after attempted-murder conviction is back again
Oct 30, 2007 04:30 AM
The Canadian Border Services Agency is investigating how and when a man deported from Canada two years ago sneaked back into the country only to be arrested on the weekend by Toronto police on multiple firearms charges.
Lloyd Demetrius, 28, was taken into custody early Saturday after two men fired several shots into the air in front of a bar on Hymus Rd., near Warden and St. Clair Aves.
Also charged was Ernesto Gayle, 30, who was released from custody in April for time served after pleading guilty to gangsterism charges. He was arrested in 2004 as part of Project Pathfinder, targeting members of the Galloway Boys, based in the southeast Toronto.
Police said they performed two "high-risk takedowns" on vehicles in different parts of east Toronto. A Glock pistol and crack cocaine were seized from one vehicle. Several spent shell casings were located inside the other vehicle and a 9 mm handgun was found nearby.
In 1999, Demetrius was convicted of pumping three bullets into a man who tried to calm him down after Demetrius demanded to be at the front of a takeout line at a West Indian restaurant at Kingston and Galloway Rds.
After Demetrius fled the scene, a warrant for attempted murder was issued and his name was added to Toronto police's most wanted website. In July 2000, he was arrested when he crossed back into Canada under his own name.
Pape can't confirm where he went but Demetrius was born in Jamaica. He came to Canada as a child in 1981 and became a permanent resident.
This second story is also from Toronto Star.
'Good kid' gunned down
Shocked family grieves after Jamie Hilton, 21, shot to death; one other man hurt in shootout
Oct 29, 2007 04:30 AM
Less than an hour before he was shot to death, Jamie Hilton was packing boxes of food and clothing bound for relatives in Jamaica.
The 21-year-old was gunned down in a Dundas St. W. apartment shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, just a block from the apartment where he lived with his mother and three younger siblings.
He was, according to family and police, "a good boy" who had never been in trouble with the law.
And yet he died in a hail of gunfire that also wounded another man and left police hunting for the tenants of the apartment he visited.
"This is not right," Julette Douglas sobbed as she left home to identify her son's body at the morgue.
"He's a good kid, a good kid. He never had no problem with the law.
Reid said Hilton had been in Canada about 10 years. He has two teenaged sisters and a 3-year-old brother. He also has half-siblings who live with his father in Jamaica. "Everyone is taking it so hard."
It has become commonplace in Toronto to read news stories where the killer or the killed is Jamaican or is of Jamaican heritage with relatives still living in the home country. Jamaican society is not compatible with Canadian values. It is violent, homophobic, and misogynistic. It is a failed state where it is common for children of a shared mother but of different fathers live in a single parent home. What good is it for Canada to import people who come from this society and replicate in our cities? I, for one, do not want to see it in my country but it is here because we imported it. I do not suggest Canada totally cut off any immigration from Jamaica but we should severely restrict the importation of Jamaicans.