Painting a picture
Considering its common in most large cities, it was only a matter of time before Toronto saw the murder of a young girl along with others being shot in the middle of a busy street during a shopping spree
These kids in these gangs.... what were they thinking?
that when they walk into a crowded street and start shooting at each other, that it is a game? that they are in a movie? that by-standers won't get hurt? or do they think its not real blood that comes out when you shoot?
What's even sadder is that all 15 people involved would probably turn out to be young offenders with previously wiped out records, a lot of whom will never get caught.
No one will come forth with information. Not when 'it's like snitching out on a friend'.
Ofcourse there are people out there who know who these people are.
Fifteen kids will have been kind of hard to miss. Not to mention their family and friends who are only hurting them by keeping them safe.
But then obviously these kids are not inhuman- they must know what they have done. But do they realize the extent of their action. Or is it just 'some girl dying' for them?
One good way I think, would be appeal to their humanity.
Put up pictures and details of the the girl who died along with people who got shot at on one daily newspaper. Just one is enough. Its not insensitive- not when it can help with the investigation. If it was my kid or me I'd have no problem. I would want them to know exactly how they have ruined my family's life.
Even if one of these kids feel guilty after seeing the pictures and come forth it would be enough.
Maybe some family/friend/neighbours would stop protecting these criminals as well or stop being afraid of them and get to the police with some information to help in their capture.
Its about time, idiots with too much testosterone for their bored lives, stopped getting away with senseless murder.