Morning Brew: Arrest in Danzig shootings, Ford wants to deport criminals, Street View cars are coming, new post and rings, an urban coyote, and an eBay rarity
Toronto police have laid a charge in Monday's Danzig shooting, but say it doesn't relate to either of the two deaths. 19-year-old Nahom Tsegazab of Toronto has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, apparently in relation to some of the 23 people injured in bloody crime. According to the Globe and Mail Tsegazab was one of those brought to hospital in the aftermath of the shootings where he remains.
Mayor Rob Ford says he wants to use Canada's immigration laws to deport people convicted of gun crime. Problem is, there's no indication Sunday's shooting was perpetrated by anyone other than Canadians. Back to the drawing board, I guess.
Google is sending out its Street View cars to comprehensively update Toronto's online appearance. The distinctive cars with their top-mounted, 360-degree video cameras will hit the road in the next few weeks to supplement pictures taken in inaccessible areas earlier this year using a special bike. Don't worry if you pull a funny face, it will be blurred out anyway.
Another day, more concrete from the Gardiner. The pieces fell from an underpass near the Humber Loop but streetcars are still able to access the area.
Locking up a bike in Toronto just got a little bit safer. New, beefier post and rings are ready to hit the street after a six-year process to dial out a flaw in some older models that allowed thieves armed with a plank of wood to bust the bolts. Designed by David Dennis, the creator of the original ring and post, the new locks weigh considerably more and are designed to be tougher for baddies to break. The bad news? There's only enough cash in the city's bike budget to install 1,000 this year.
A coyote sighting in Riverdale Park last week has some local residents spooked. Bruce Walsh was practicing a yoga routine in the park when the aggressive canine charged him. Typically, urban coyotes only become a problem when they lose their fear of humans. Walsh waved his arms and screamed at the animal, something you're supposed to do in the event of an attack, and scared the animal off. Good for him - I would have run, which is apparently a bad idea.
How would you like to own a shirt with a cartoon of Rob Ford giving the finger on the front? No? How about if it was signed my Margaret Atwood? Well, today's your lucky day. The author has signed a one-off shirt to help raise money for Fanado, a mobile app that lets fans interact with their heroes through their smartphones. The current eBay bid is $56.
Finally, here's Global News reporter Jackson Proskow asking Rob Ford why he repeatedly voted against community funding grants - the only councillor to do so - the last time just days before the Danzig shootings. Ford changed his tone in the aftermath and insisted the city needed more money to tackle gangs.
IN OTHER NEWS:
- 14 dead after gunman opens fire on 'The Dark Knight Rises' audience [The Star]
- Swimmer pulled from water after urgent search at Bluffer's Park in Scarborough [The Star]
- Victim's brother charged in homicide near Toronto soccer field [CBC]
- Call tech support: Doug Ford turns to IBM problem solver for municipal tips [Globe and Mail]
- Rob Ford's elusive happy face [The Grid]
- Woman accused of G20 vandalism gets 11 months in jail [Globe and Mail]