Really?It's true. Rob Ford has admitted to buying narcotics while he was mayor. He and/or his associates have purchased crack cocaine (and likely other drugs) from the Dixon City Bloods street gang. In Project Traveller wiretaps it was revealed that the gang smuggled numerous handguns into Canada via Detroit. By purchasing his drugs from this gang, Rob Ford was helping to put guns on the streets.
Why should I care?Over 900 Torontonians have been shot since Rob Ford became mayor, at least 92 of those fatally. While many shootings are gang-on-gang violence, innocent bystanders are frequently the victim. Getting guns off the street is one of the top priorities of a big-city mayor.
Unless, of course, you are Rob Ford. In that case you can talk tough, demand harsh jail sentences and threaten to deport anyone caught with a gun.... and then buy your crack from the same people who are smuggling guns into the country. You wouldn't be happy if your neighbour was helping to get guns onto the street in front of your house, so why does the mayor get a free pass?
"All I’m saying is, if you’re caught with a gun and convicted of a gun crime, I want you out of this city."
- Rob Ford, 20 July 2012
How do I know you're not lying?