Bad Seeds: The True Story of Toronto's Galloway Boys Street Gang Paperback – Aug 16 2010
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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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SPOILER IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH.
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.