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"The Real Toronto"

kmac

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Read the Globe story on the weekend and I'm not surprised and am aware this stuff goes on, although I think part of it is bravado and acting hard for the camera. I would be interested in seeing it in its entirety.
 

Bumbaclat

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Buddy Holly
Original gangsta
Losers with guns. Looking for some recognition.
Sad story
that's a very glib way of downplaying what went on this summer.

Originally posted by Buddy Holly
Looking for some recognition.
well they got it, how many movies have been made about you?
 

Buddy Holly

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It's reality. People live shitty lives like them. Killing hurting and doing it because they think it will gain them respect and fear in the world. All it does is label them as dirty scum.
Gangs are a retarded part of society. All a result of poverty, bad homes etc. making money off the video, good for them. I won't watch it. It will probably be only stolen by other gangstars. You think they're going to pay for it???
 

kuba

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I saw a clip and some of these guys actually had their faces on the camera.

I guess these guys have more guns than brains.
 

kuba

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Buddy Holly
It's reality. People live shitty lives like them. Killing hurting and doing it because they think it will gain them respect and fear in the world. All it does is label them as dirty scum.
Gangs are a retarded part of society. All a result of poverty, bad homes etc. making money off the video, good for them. I won't watch it. It will probably be only stolen by other gangstars. You think they're going to pay for it???
Actually, they are not making money off it, the guy who made it, a 22 year old russian immigrant named madd russian, is, or, whoeever he sold the rights to is. Truth is, how a skinny white 22 year old russian was able to get this deep into the gangs of TO is beyond me.
 

Buddy Holly

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Originally posted by kuba
Actually, they are not making money off it, the guy who made it, a 22 year old russian immigrant named madd russian, is, or, whoeever he sold the rights to is. Truth is, how a skinny white 22 year old russian was able to get this deep into the gangs of TO is beyond me.
Probably worked his way up the ranking system. Killed to be noticed.
 

kuba

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Originally posted by Buddy Holly
Probably worked his way up the ranking system. Killed to be noticed.
Ok youre now being retarded. Yes, a RUSSIAN immigrant suddenly started to kill his black gangsta brethren, and made a dvd of all of them, released it to the public, still hasn't been caught.

Who pulled the Gap Merino wool sweater over your eyes? City Pulse? The SUN?
 

Buddy Holly

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Originally posted by kuba
Ok youre now being retarded. Yes, a RUSSIAN immigrant suddenly started to kill his black gangsta brethren, and made a dvd of all of them, released it to the public, still hasn't been caught.

Who pulled the Gap Merino wool sweater over your eyes? City Pulse? The SUN?
It was a joke you tit!
 

bombthreat23

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SO EMBARSSING...how does anyone think this is cool? so funny, they think they look tough. SO embarassing. when they grow up and see this video (if they don't shoot themselves all up first) they will not belive how stupid they looked.
 

Stormshadow

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Originally posted by bombthreat23
SO EMBARSSING...how does anyone think this is cool? so funny, they think they look tough. SO embarassing. when they grow up and see this video (if they don't shoot themselves all up first) they will not belive how stupid they looked.
Have you actually seen the video?
 

kmac

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Originally posted by kuba
Truth is, how a skinny white 22 year old russian was able to get this deep into the gangs of TO is beyond me.
That was my first thought when reading the Globe piece.
 

Subsonic Chronic

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Judging solely from the Globe article (and I can't pass full judgment unless I saw the DVD), this just sounds like a vehicle for some gang-bangers to give themselves some street cred.
 

kuba

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Originally posted by Subsonic Chronic
Judging solely from the Globe article (and I can't pass full judgment unless I saw the DVD), this just sounds like a vehicle for some gang-bangers to give themselves some street cred.
read the article(s).
 

rubytuesday

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Originally posted by kuba
Actually, they are not making money off it, the guy who made it, a 22 year old russian immigrant named madd russian, is, or, whoeever he sold the rights to is. Truth is, how a skinny white 22 year old russian was able to get this deep into the gangs of TO is beyond me.
Don't underestimate unassuming russian guys. I was stuck waiting for the yonge bus at 2am caribana weekend and this funny russian guy pretending to be a tourist (he told me after) managed to take pics with every single big pimpin group of partiers and every hot chick without getting his ass kicked. He had guys getting out of their cars to pose with him and was macking their girls at the same time. He just worked his appeal as a clueless tourist with mad respect.
 

catilyst

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Originally posted by rubytuesday
Don't underestimate unassuming russian guys. I was stuck waiting for the yonge bus at 2am caribana weekend and this funny russian guy pretending to be a tourist (he told me after) managed to take pics with every single big pimpin group of partiers and every hot chick without getting his ass kicked. He had guys getting out of their cars to pose with him and was macking their girls at the same time. He just worked his appeal as a clueless tourist with mad respect.
Maybe that was him! In the article in the star it hinted that the 'gangsters' took to him because he being from Russia made him an outsider. I think the last line in the article said something to the effect that they didn't see him as a regular white dude.
 

MoFo

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Why do people always think gangster's are a certain type of black person?

I've seen Russian, latin, Chinese, Viet, white, brown, yellow, female, Indian, Jamaican, Somali...
 

Rude1_247

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The video is a bit of an exaggeration, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the attidude and behaviour displayed in the video DOES exist in this city. Just not to extent that the video would have you beleive.
 

Krzysiu

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wouldn't it be great if every member of a gang was one of the different ethinicities Sunny listed... we would call ourselves the rainbow gang and we spread the world of tolerance with mighty beatdowns. Our tag would be Mongomery Moose from the Get-along-gang.
 

CO2

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Every major city in every culture has this type of "gang" activity going on in their cities. Its part of life in the big city, and does little to represent "the reality" of that particular city because it just simply is a reality of EVERY major city, and compared to other cities of the same size or smaller, we have it pretty tame. (Anyone ever been to Cleveland?)

Dont get wrapped up in the hype the media loves to stir up..and take it for what its really worth. Obviously you cant just ignore the fact that it exists, but calling it out as "the real toronto" is more than just a little exageration.
 
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