On Saturday, May 14, 2022, the Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning after a hard-fought seven-game series. Shortly thereafter, on May 16, Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner  was carjacked.
Police were called to The Queensway and Islington Avenue area in Etobicoke (an administrative district of Toronto) in response to reports of an armed carjacking . Three suspects, two armed with guns and a third brandishing a knife, stole the victim’s Land Rover . It was later revealed that the victim in question was indeed Mr. Marner , who had attended a movie with his girlfriend.
The high-profile nature of this particular crime, along with the carjacking of a Toronto city councillor  and the precipitous rise of carjackings throughout the city more generally, prompted a media release  from the Toronto Police and an accompanying news conference  on May 17. The Toronto Police’s Hold Up unit have investigated 60 carjacking occurrences in 2022, which is already one more than for all of 2021. The press release mentions a man in his 70s who had his Jeep Wrangler stolen, along with another victim who had his vehicle stolen at gunpoint near the Gardiner Expressway. During the news conference, Inspector Richard Harris stated that “We will get to the bottom of this,” and that “We have had vehicles stolen here making it all the way to the United Arab Emirates.”
Inspector Harris closed his remarks by offering the following advice to prospective future carjacking victims:
If someone attempts to steal your vehicle, please give it up. Do not argue or fight. Your safety is worth more than a car. Run to a safe space and call police immediately. Keep doors locked at all times and if you feel threatened, sound your car alarm or call 9-1-1. Be aware of your surroundings, try to park in lit areas and keep valuables out of sight.
Toronto, like most major North American cities, has a crime problem  that is linked inexorably to race. The unspoken assumption as far as carjackings and other violent crimes are concerned is that the vast majority of perpetrators are black or non-white, and a disproportionate number of the victims are white. These assumptions hold true. Multicultural absolutists in Canada who cling desperately to the slogan “Diversity is our strength” and the notion that mass replacement immigration is a moral imperative are apologists for mass black and non-white criminality. In the past, and going forward into the future, violent crimes such as carjackings are often dismissed as “an American problem” and it is claimed that Canada is a far more harmonious country because of its so-called progressive policies. This is false. Non-white criminality, especially black criminality, is on our streets.
Carjackings are often subsumed statistically by other terms, such as the more general category Auto Theft or Motor Vehicle Theft. In this customizable table  entitled “Selected police-reported crime and calls for service during the COVID-19 pandemic,” developed by Statistics Canada , Canada’s national statistical office, data can be sorted by category. If sorted by “motor vehicle theft” for different regions (in this case Toronto, Ontario), one can see the overall rising trend:
Similar general increases in motor vehicle thefts in Halton Region and York Region of the GTA are listed on this table as well:
The Toronto Police have a statistical data portal  that presents crime statistics, including a crime at a glance  section that provides a number of useful graphs, including auto theft. While there are some minor discrepancies between Statistics Canada and the Toronto Police’s own data, both indicate a rising trend in auto theft more generally:
The rising number and severity of carjackings in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) resulted in the formation of a task force to deal with the ongoing problem. According to a May 22 media release , the York Regional Police (YRP) and other GTA police forces formed a carjacking task force after York police arrested two suspects following a carjacking in the City of Richmond Hill. In this instance, two males armed with handguns approached a man sitting in his Mercedes; the victim was assaulted and had his watch, wallet, and cell phone stolen; the two perpetrators then stole the victim’s car. The suspects were pursued by police and arrested, which was documented  on video. Two 19-year-old males were charged with a list of offenses, including robbery with a firearm. Detailed descriptions of the criminals were not given.
In a May 19 press release , the Toronto Police announced that three related carjackings had taken place the previous day. In each instance the victim was nearby when their car was forcibly taken from their driveway; several men in a white sedan stopped in front of the victim’s driveway before one suspect got out through the passenger’s door and ran toward the victim. While brandishing a handgun, the suspect demanded the victim’s car keys; he then drove away rapidly in the stolen vehicle while the remaining hoodlums fled in the white sedan. The release gives limited descriptions of the three suspects: man, black, 20s, 6’0″, 150-160 lbs., black hooded sweater, black mask, armed with a black handgun; man, dark complexion, 20s, 5’9″-6’0″, white hooded sweater with hood up, short black hair, black facial hair; and man, slim build, wearing all black clothing, black mask, armed with a black handgun.
On May 31, York police responded to reports of a carjacking  in the city of Vaughan, just north of Toronto. A local mainstream media outlet obtained footage  of the incident on a doorbell camera . According to the York Regional Police, two suspects armed with handguns accosted a male victim on his driveway and demanded that he hand over his wallet, phone, and car keys. While the victim was not physically injured, the thieves nonetheless absconded with the victim’s 2020 black Audi Q5 and other personal property. The criminals fled the scene in the stolen Audi and another vehicle before police arrived. The GTA police charged one male and one female with the crimes. The 18-year-old male, Prayer Osakpemwehuan, and the female, Kafui Setsofiah, face numerous charges, including robbery with a firearm, unauthorized possession of a prohibited device or ammunition, and more.
Another constabulary in the GTA, the Halton Regional Police, published a press release  that details three violent carjackings that took place in Oakville on May 27, May 30, and June 3. Similar to the aforementioned incident involving Mr. Marner, the criminals targeted Range Rovers in commercial parking lots. After an investigation, the Halton police, in cooperation with other Toronto-area police forces, tracked the suspects down and apprehended them while they were in the midst of another attempted carjacking. The officers arrested Marcolammar Layne, Jayden Mesquita, and Augustus Francois, all of whom are in their early twenties. They have been charged with a whole litany of offenses including robbery, robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent, flight from police, and more. While it has become difficult to get racial descriptions of criminals, it’s safe to say that this trio are non-white.
In yet another development, the Toronto Police announced  on June 8 that two arrests had been made after a prodigious carjacking spree and retail-store robbery. A 19-year-old male, Tyliq Jones of Brampton, and his 17-year-old accomplice (whose identity was not revealed), face 100 charges after they attempted ten carjackings and one robbery.
In Canada, as in the United States , the race of criminals is not always included in suspects’ descriptions. In the case of the Toronto Police Department, when they do collect racial data, it is for internal analyses of potential instances of alleged systemic racial bias rather than an examination of which racial groups are more prone to committing crimes. The Race-Based Data Collection, Analysis, and Public Reporting  policy of the Toronto Police Services Board states that “efforts to reduce or eliminate bias and to specifically address anti-Black and anti-Indigenous discrimination must focus on institutional and structural practices — practices that manifest in every institution and which are systemic in their nature — that can result in racial disparities and prejudicial treatment.” In other words, the Police Board has wholeheartedly accepted the premise that so-called systemic racial bias is a given, which is then ultimately reflected in their data collection practices (my emphasis):
This Policy will lead to the establishment of Service procedure(s) that will ensure that data is collected in a consistent, transparent and meaningful manner to inform evidence-based decision- making and public accountability in the context of community safety and policing services. A race-based data collection, analysis and public reporting approach examines the effectiveness of police intervention with members of the community, and not crime rates of the communities with whom the police interact.
It would be far more useful from a practical policing standpoint to use the data to pinpoint individuals and groups who commit crimes. That, however, would go against the interests of our hostile, ruling elites who are committed to multiculturalism and go out of their way to suppress racial data when it does not suit their interests.
Similarly, Canada’s major legacy news outlets treat racial information with kid gloves. For example, The Toronto Star , a left-of-center newspaper, believes that “inclusiveness is at the heart of thinking and acting as journalists.” The Star’s policy goes on to state: “generally no reference, direct or indirect, should be made to a person’s race, colour or religion unless it is pertinent to the story.” When it is in their interest not to include racial data, they undoubtedly err on the side of omission. Similarly, The Canadian Press  “identify a person by race, colour, national origin or immigration status only when it is truly pertinent.” The entrenched Canadian establishment in the elite media, academia, politics, and government, including the upper echelons of the police bureaucracies, ignore the reality of race and racial differences in criminality.
In Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History Perspective , J. Philippe Rushton states that although blacks constitute roughly 12% of the American population, they comprise 50% of the prison population. Moreover, one in three black men in the United States is in jail, on probation, or awaiting trial [Rushton, Preface, 23]. Dr. Rushton cites Jared Taylor and Glayde Whitney’s 1999 study which reveals that blacks in the United States committed five times more violent crimes than did whites throughout the 1990s. Dr. Rushton reiterates their findings in regard to interracial crime: blacks in the United States “were 50 times more likely to commit a crime of violence (assault, robbery, rape) against whites than whites were against blacks.” Dr. Rushton, after employing international crime, race, and population data, concludes that the median number of violent crimes per 100,000 in the population was 35 for Asians, 42 for whites, and 149 for blacks [Rushton, Preface, 23].
If the reality of racial differences in criminality were seriously considered, lawmakers and law enforcement in Canada and the United States would heed Taylor and Whitney’s advice: “. . . just as police stop and question men more often than women, they should stop blacks more often than whites.” In their Mankind Quarterly article entitled “Racial Profiling: Is There an Empirical Basis? ”, Taylor and Whitney state that blacks commit violent crimes at four to eight times the white rate; in roughly 1,700,000 instances of interracial crimes of violence, 90% are committed by blacks against whites; blacks are 50 times more likely than whites to commit individual acts of interracial violence; blacks are up to 250 times more likely than whites to engage in multiple-offender or group interracial violence; and in 56% of violent crimes committed by blacks, the victims have been white.
As Jared Taylor  points out, “our rulers constantly hide the truth — about IQ, crime, mental illness, drug addiction, genetic differences.” Canada’s ruling class is almost identical in its suppression of the reality of racial differences. It is highly probable that a high rate of carjackings and violent crime will continue throughout the summer months in Toronto and the surrounding area. While police have made arrests and are attempting to contain this ongoing problem, the prognosis for Toronto’s future as an idyllic cosmopolitan utopia is poor. Canada’s elites, whose fervent devotion to unprecedented replacement immigration and policies that ignore the importance of race in ongoing social cohesion have condemned our largest cities to a future of criminality and violence.
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