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Bad Seeds: The True Story of Toronto's Galloway Boys Street Gang Paperback – Aug 16 2010

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (Aug. 16 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470840609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470840603
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.5 x 21.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Buckley-Golder on Sept. 24 2010
Format: Paperback
People who want to know a bit more about the "Malvern" situation in Toronto will find this book useful.

The book does a pretty good job of putting events into context with respect to the political climate in Toronto as events were taking place, although the chronology was sometimes difficult to follow as I read the book. There is a good amount of background information interjected between events associated with the main thrust of the book.

The author points out the Riley's mother was a follower of evocation magic, and later mentions the fact that, during a police search, a list of involved officials' names were found wrapped around a tinfoiled cucumber in the freezer, but doesn't make a connection between the two -- that the "cucumber in the freezer" is actually a form of evocation magic to bring harm to those listed with the cucumber.

This book will be a good read for anyone interested in the general development of violent urban street gangs in Toronto, which is still a relatively new feature in the city.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas W Holden on Sept. 6 2010
Format: Paperback
Enjoyed this book! Well written, unbiased and straightforward detailing of the Toronto gang problem, highly recommend this book Bad Seeds: The True Story of Torontos Galloway Boys Street Gang
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very good book; nice balanced conclusion Dec 24 2012
By L. donsor - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
i really enjoyed this book. read it easily in one day.


a little surprised the three boys were convicted based on the lack of evidence, although i suppose there would have been a monstrous uproar if two of them were acquitted (the 3rd boy it seems had a much greater chance of having had nothing to do with the murder in question)

i would also note that the author's concluding chapter (it might be two chapters) is very balanced and constructive as to why these problems exist. seems like all of the police, the politicians, the media, the general public and the communities (and similar communities) involved in this sad story need to improve.
Hometown Pride Oct. 6 2012
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This book was a must buy for me. It details the crimes that took place in the very neighborhood I grew up in with details about the people I grew up with and their choices. Kingston Road and Galloway stand up!

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