Monday, 5 November 2007

More Jamaican fun!

From the Toronto Sun.

Man acquitted in Just Desserts slaying found murdered
O'Neil Grant shot in Jamaica
By BRETT CLARKSON, Sun Media


O'Neil Grant, who spent five years in the Don Jail before being acquitted in the notorious Just Desserts murder trial, has been shot dead in Jamaica.

Grant, 35, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body late Monday at a Kingston bus terminal, according to reports Saturday. He was taken to hospital before midnight, where he was pronounced dead. Grant had been deported to his native Jamaica in 2002, despite having been in Canada since he was 11 years old.

Along with Lawrence Brown and Gary Francis, Grant was charged in the April 1994 shooting death of Georgina (ViVi) Leimonis. He languished in the Don for five years before a jury acquitted him of all charges in 1999.

Brown was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, and Gary Francis got a 15-year term for manslaughter and robbery convictions.

Grant's violent end was not the first time he'd been shot. In August 2001 Grant, then 29, was shot in the lower torso in a park near Flemington Rd., near Lawrence Ave. W. and Allen Rd.


How's that for Karma? You reap what you sow.

Like I said before gun violence in Toronto is not a "black problem." It is a Jamaica problem. I am baffled at how Jamaicans get into the country in the first place. Nevertheless Jamaicans are in Canada, Toronto primarily, and they imported Jamaica’s social ills that continue to feed the failure of that country.

I am beyond cultural relativism. Jamaican society is not fit for Canada. It is more than just reggae music, spice patties, and dread locks. It is guns and murder, homophobia, misogyny, and a culture of single mothers with children by different fathers that is alive and well in Toronto and is a factor contributing to a culture of crime. Recall that O’Neil immigrated to Canada from Jamaica when he was eleven. We need to be honest with ourselves and admit that Canada has imported much of its criminal element. If we had a saner immigration system I argue that the crime rates of our cities would be even lower. I am amazed at how many crimes are reported in the newspapers where the individuals involved, both victim and victimizer, have non-traditional names (i.e. non-Canadian).

This is our country. It is our right as Canadians to say who we do and do not want to introduce into our society.

Related:
Gun violence in Toronto isn't simply a "black problem." It's a Jamaica problem
Canada imports Jamaican culture of single mother/multiple fathers
"Got A Jamaican Gang Problem? Blame The Americans" or "We Need Immigrants From Jamaica, Why?"
Canada Needs Immigrants From Jamaica, Why?
In Other News The Sun Rose and Set As Predicted

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