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Toronto Eaton Centre Shooting

To The Media, The Caribana Festival Is Code For "Black Crime"

Stephen Weir | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada
Stephen Weir

On Saturday the Globe and Mail ran a feature on public safety at Yonge and Dundas and somehow managed to use the Caribana name. A 2005 murder of a Brampton man in Dundas Square was included in a list of the murders that had occurred near the intersection. He was shot dead in front of police the day after the 2005 Caribana Parade had ended but it was referenced as occurring during Caribana. The Globe isn't the only media outlet to make the tenuous link between an inner-city gang shooting at the Eaton Centre and North America's largest Caribbean cultural event.