Helloooooo. News for you: An "interaction" between Toronto police officers and a man at a club last night apparently results in the man's death, Sammy Yatim's family hires a prominent civil-rights lawyer, Doug Ford says the darndest things, details about the Scarborough subway extension out soon, and a man makes a map of Toronto's 50 most dangerous intersections to cycle.
Toronto police can’t seem to stay out of the news: An incident at a Yonge Street club late last night apparently prompted an “interaction” between a man and police officers. The man then went into “medical distress” and was taken to the hospital, where he died. The provincial police watchdog agency the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating.
The family of slain teen Sammy Yatim has hired prominent civil-rights lawyer Julian Falconer to help make their case against police. The news came yesterday, as the internal police review into Yatim’s shooting was waylaid when the retired judge assisting with it withdrew due to a possible conflict of interest.
At a community event last night held at the Dixon Road apartment complex—the place where the Project Traveller drug-and-gun raids occurred earlier this summer—adults and children alike apparently confused one Ford brother for another. Residents asked Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) if he was Mayor Rob Ford, to which the former replied that his brother is “a little bit balder and a little big bigger.”
Details pertaining to the Scarborough subway extension route should be released early next month, according to Transportation Minister Glen Murray. Murray says the plans for design, routing and cost will be clarified, and voiced doubt about the prospect of federal dollars being contributed to the project—a Liberal Party byelection campaign pledge. Murray says he hopes the extension can be accomplished using the $1.4 billion allocated by the province.
And data geek Adrian Verster created a handy map displaying Toronto’s 50 most dangerous intersections for cyclists. His decision to do so was influenced by his girlfriend getting hit by a pickup truck while cycling, and suffering a concussion and subsequent memory loss.