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Video: features Mississauga Council’s announcement of the St. Joseph Secondary School lockdown and –After the Storm

June 18th, 2009  

I’m thoroughly spent. Bare bones blog today.

Just going to rely on a Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words (and presumably a YouTube video is worth a Million).

So. Here’s video of yesterday’s Mississauga Council announcement (delivered by Councillor Carolyn Parrish) of the St. Joseph Secondary School stabbing incident and lockdown. The rest of the video shows the calm after the storm. Anyone expecting video of police arriving with sirens blaring and lights flashing followed by ambulances will be disappointed.

I stayed for the entire General Committee meeting and so showed up at the school well after our Peelers had restored calm.

I’ll also re-run video of the October 30, 2008 Peel Regional Council announcement of the lockdown at Lincoln Alexander Secondary as well.

Followed by video of me asking Roots of Youth Violence co-author, Dr. Alvin Curling whether the Roots of Youth Violence authors had researched their report using Freedom of Information (Answer: No).

For the record.

LOCKDOWN LIFTED: St. Joseph Secondary School calm restored (features City Council’s announcement)  3:27 min

UPDATE: June 18, 2009. The original video was replaced for the sake of brevity (seems some people didn’t like the extra 90 seconds worth of police cruisers).

(Please click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

MALTON HIGH SCHOOL LOCKDOWN: MESSAGE TO PEEL POLITICIANS 4:36 min

(Please click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

“ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE” co-author, DR. ALVIN CURLING interviewed by MISSISSAUGAWATCH (4:40 min)

(Please click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

That’s it.

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

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Comments

2 Responses to “Video: features Mississauga Council’s announcement of the St. Joseph Secondary School lockdown and –After the Storm”

  1. DeValera on June 18th, 2009 3:01 pm

    So – who was the guy in the bow tie between Ms. Parrish and the Mayor at the 39 second mark?

    Canada’s Safest City they say – and the trustee says it is a “safe school” guess it takes a fatality to be otherwise.

    This happens on a day when we’d just talked about how out local school must be good as they don’t have their own full time duty officer on site.

    Back to reading the Roots of Violence Report … termites been diggin’ fer some time Gladys…roof’s gonna cave soon …

  2. The Mississauga Muse on June 18th, 2009 3:34 pm

    Hey there, DeValera and thanks for your comments.

    You wrote:

    “So – who was the guy in the bow tie between Ms. Parrish and the Mayor at the 39 second mark?”

    That’s Mississauga Councillor, Nando Iannicca, Chair of that particular General Committee meeting. When I began covering Council back in June 2006, I took an immediate dislike to him, seeing him as the dark prince of the evil empire. But I’m happy to report that I discovered I was wrong. Especially in the last year, Councillor Iannicca has made some excellent noises that really needed to be said on behalf of us citizens.

    You wrote:

    Canada’s Safest City they say – and the trustee says it is a “safe school” guess it takes a fatality to be otherwise. This happens on a day when we’d just talked about how out local school must be good as they don’t have their own full time duty officer on site.

    Collectively we’ve been had by Ontario municipalities and especially Mississauga. I only found out because I fell down their deep, dark hole and uncloaked Big Brother. Our hint should’a bin when they started talking about Ssustainability (a good hint that it isn’t), Accountability (a few hours every four years when the voting booth opens) Safe Schools (sure, because every safe school bristles with video surveillance cameras), and my personal favourite, Community Partners (little more than a bunch of logos on a page, banner or report).

    You wrote:

    Back to reading the Roots of Violence Report … termites been diggin’ fer some time Gladys…roof’s gonna cave soon …

    The government/institutions section of the Roots of Youth Violence Report is a dawg.  Hey. If you ain’t researching government using Freedom of Information you’re vulnerable to silly public documents with no clue of what’s really happening. Still, you’ll get a decent overview of what’s happening.

    Here’s the thing about government, DeValera (just my own experiences with Mississauga). Won’t matter if the roof caves in. They’ll sure to deny deny deny. Bet Safe City Mississauga will trumpet its success and churn out their next “We the Safest City in Canada” report and la dee dah. And they can keep this going a long time. After all, so much of their funding goes into celebrating success and staying Positive.

    Stupidest thing I heard in a while was announced at General Committee yesterday. Seems Safe City Mississauga had its “Neighbours Night Out”  as “Mississauga’s Night Out Against Crime”. So where did they have this event? In an at-risk area that would need such a program?…

    Nope. The street where the Director of Safe City Mississauga lives.

    HEY SAFE CITY MISSISSAUGA! DON’T KNOW YOURSELF OUT!


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