Many residents are fearful as bullets fly in Westcliffe.
Carrie Chen and Leiling Zheng work in the area and take walks along Seyton Drive during lunch breaks. Zheng said they’re considering changing their route after the shooting.
“Ottawa’s supposed to be a very safe place,” Zheng said. “It’s just unbelievable, it’s very scary.”
Bells Corners politicians up for reelection this year have been quick to cash in on the fear.
Rick Chiarelli and Lisa MacLeod are calling for an increase in taxes to fund more police patrols, but Police Chief Charles Bordeleau pooh-poohs the idea.
Another Bells Corners crime meeting is planned by the politicians as Rick, Lisa and Kurt Stoodley elbow out their competitors.
Neighbourhood Watch will be plugged as the magic bullet.
According to the chief, the shooters are typically young males 18-25 years old and he points to the need for “access to jobs, education and opportunities.”
Many of the alleged gang members charged in Project Sabotage are older than what the chief suggests:
Mishaal AlShammiry, 29, of Gatineau
Fahim Sayeed, 22, of Ottawa
Anthony Prest-Guido, 23, of Ottawa
Nick Menard*, 25, of Ottawa
Ozair Rehman*, 26, of Ottawa
Akada Bruce, 40, of Ottawa
Abdulazziz Al-Enzi, 30, of Ottawa
Adel Al-Enzi*, 24, of Ottawa
Nima Saberi, 28, of Ottawa
Tarentino Dacosta, 24, of Ottawa
Dominik Montigiraud, 25, of Ottawa
Denis Carriere, 42, of Gatineau
Miles Kempffer-Hossack, 20, of Ottawa
Osman Kasser, 28, of Ottawa
*Wanted on arrest warrant
The rank-and-file have their own opinions but they aren’t allowed to share them.
Bells Corners community police officer.
The Tybalt/Tarquin naked guy charged with murder is subjected to Facebook gossiping by his neighbours.
More Facebook bullying as a few fearful residents react foolishly to the spike in violence:
Goat: “At this point sides are taken and Facebook court is in session. The crowd, not getting the egregious commenter to back down, start howling at Tristan or Erin to delete the post. The post is deleted and the bad person is banned.”
Shoultz gives in but her public apology doesn’t satisfy the pack and she is banned. Eventually the evidence is erased/censored after it’s been left up long enough for some public shaming and gloating.
Goat: “I have no problem with someone being taken to task for their comments. If you don’t possess the skills or the fortitude to defend your statements then don’t make them. I do take exception to any form of censorship, particularly as it often plays out on Tristan’s group.”
I wonder what Patton thinks?