Monday, April 23, 2018

Van attack in Toronto.

So today a guy ran over a bunch of innocent people on Yonge Street. They released a name, I'm not going to repeat it here.

Its very hard to know what to say about this. So many people are dead, through no fault of their own, so many more wounded, and horribly wounded too it must be said. They were run over by a van, on the sidewalk.

The perpetrator was captured alive. Everything he knows will be drawn out of him in due time. I can wait before offering an opinion.

However I will say one thing. I'll be strongly reconsidering entertainment events in Toronto. Any situation where you're lined up on the sidewalk is a perfect target for vehicle attacks. As we know from London and Europe, as soon as there's one attack, there are more coming. There is nothing at all the police can do to prevent it, short term. The only solution is a personal one. Don't be a target.

My condolences to the families of the dead, my prayers for the wounded.

The Phantom


MacD said...

Have been avoiding crowd situations for a while myself. Knew this was coming to Canada,just not when. Be safe!

The Phantom said...

Hey MacD,

Trying hard. Situational awareness is key.

Jonathan H said...

Yet another reason to avoid big cities and large groups of people.
If there is a concert tour I like, I'll wait until they come to the smaller venues near me instead of going to big venues int he big city an hour away.
Not only do I avoid the drive and traffic, I avoid the crime, parking fees, and venue rules there - which invariably mean no pictures, no weapons, getting searched on entry, etc.
My local venues have nearby free parking, allow cameras and concealed carry :-)