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"There may be a link between the alleged video showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford inhaling from a crack pipe and a homicide investigation. The Globe and Mail reported Monday that a “senior member” of the mayor’s office shared a tip with Toronto police about the video being linked with a homicide. The staffer received the information from another person in the office who got a tip shortly after Gawker and Toronto Star broke the news about the alleged video. According to the Globe, the informant told police he or she knew “the address and unit number where the video was being held” and the video previously belonged “to an individual who may have been killed for its potentially valuable contents.”
"Gawker’s crowdfunding effort to buy the alleged video for $200,000 has raised over $180,000 so far but it’s unclear whether that goal will be reached before the campaign’s deadline on Tuesday. Even before the crack tape was linked to a murder investigation, Gawker editor John Cook said his organization had lost contact with the men selling the video"
“I do not use crack coc aine, nor am I an addict of crack coc aine,” he told reporters at City Hall Friday.
February 1999: Arrested in Florida for drunk driving and drug possession; pleaded no contest on the former charge; denies it during the 2010 Toronto mayoralty race, until presented with the evidence by the Toronto Sun.
April 2006: Security guards physically remove a drunken Ford from a Toronto Maple Leafs game; an out-of-town couple had asked him to be quiet, and Ford had slurred something about the woman wanting to be “raped and shot.”
March 2008: Ford is charged with assaulting his wife and uttering a death threat. The charges are abruptly dropped, in court, due to “inconsistencies” in his wife’s account.
June 2010: Ford is taped offering to buy a man “hillbilly heroin,” the powerful narcotic OxyContin. On the tape, he says he doesn’t know any dealers, but “I’ll f---ing try to find it.”
July 2011: A woman spots Ford on his cellphone while driving; when she reminds him it is a bad idea, he gives her — and her six-year-old daughter — the finger.
December 2011: Ford’s mother-in-law calls police, saying that her son-in-law has been drinking, and is threatening to take his children to the U.S., against his wife’s wishes.
August 2012: Ford is photographed reading papers while driving on a Toronto-area highway.
March 2012, June 2012, February 2013, March 2013: Photos and media reports circulate of Ford being intoxicated in public.
Originally posted by palg1
criminal charges should be handed out to those responsible if it is proven that they knowingly desiminated false information that they call "news".edit on 27-5-2013 by palg1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FrankLY
According to The Star Rob Ford's popularity remain nearly untouched even after last week's news.
Not surprising since everything about the "Video" is just speculations and nothing has been proven yet, but I would have thought that there would have been a drop in it.
Off course, the Mayor and everything that comes with him remains a gold mine for other political parties but let's be honest here, this is NOT what Toronto needs.
There were six "major" candidates running who were included by the media in public opinion polls and mayoral debates during the campaign, although by election day only three remained as active contenders: Ward 2 councillor Rob Ford, Deputy Mayor and Ward 19 councillor Joe Pantalone and former Liberal cabinet minister George Smitherman.