“Armed to the teeth”: police report

A police report says gangs in Montreal are violent and armed to the teeth although, compared to many cities this size, ours is almost comically peaceful. A sidebar looks at seized weapons and numbers 39 gang killings from 2006 to 2009 – a period of time more than ten years ago.

I’m not minimizing the potential for violence, but this kind of story can also be used for nonsense crackdowns by police, especially on people of colour. Cops should be allowed to do a reasonable job without hysteria from the media.