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Thursday, 31 May 2007
Murder In Toronto: It Wasn't Just A Black Killing Another Black

I saw part of Jordan Manners (age 15) funeral today on TV. I was moved to tears when parishioners started to sing "Amazing Grace." Here was a good boy who was a good student and a good son. Sure he lived in the high risk area of Jane and Finch, but that doesn't lessen the hurt of his murder. 

Surprisingly, I remembered the death of another 15-year old on boxing day in 2005. Her name was Jane Creba. Victims have faces, names and lives.

"Well, Jane, you have a friend now to help you end this senseless gun violence in Toronto". It's tough having your life terminated at such a young age, but we need spiritual defenders to protect other young people in Ontario, Canada and the world".

The best words I can find now aren't my own but 16th century poet John Donne:

"No man is an island, entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. Therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls....for it tolls for thee".

Jordan Manners Funeral

Jane Creba's Story


Posted by qualteam at 1:37 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 31 May 2007 1:48 PM EDT

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