Surprising nobody, prison officials deny plotting a jailhouse beatdown with Rob Ford
Rob Ford’s mayoralty has given the world plenty of unforgettable headlines, and this one ranks with the best of them: “Prison officials deny plotting with Rob Ford in jail attack,” says the Star. There you have it: Toronto politics have arrived at a point where it’s necessary for the Ministry of Correctional Services to deny, specifically, having helped the mayor of Toronto brutally maim an enemy—because right now, in this city, almost anything is possible.
The denial was part of the ministry’s statement of defence in a lawsuit brought by Scott MacIntyre in January. MacIntyre, the one-time spouse of Ford’s sister Kathy, was arrested in early 2012 following a bizarre incident during which he reportedly walked into the mayor’s home and started screaming about debts supposedly owed to him by members of the Ford family.
The assault took place in March 2012, while MacIntyre was being held at the Toronto West Detention Centre. He alleges that the beating, which left him with shattered teeth and a broken leg, was part of an attempt to keep him from going public with information about the mayor’s ties to the drug world. In MacIntyre’s version of events, the assault was abetted by corrections staff, whom he says conspired with Ford to allow a fellow inmate named Aedan Petros—a former player for the mayor’s high-school football team—the opportunity to do the deed.
None of these allegations have been proven in court, but we know the police are still actively investigating possible extortion in connection with the Ford family. Presumably, we’ll know more soon.
14 thoughts on “Surprising nobody, prison officials deny plotting a jailhouse beatdown with Rob Ford”
It’s pretty sad that an admitted crackhead has beening running Canada’s largest city more efficiently than Holier-Than-Thou Miller and the rest of his NDP lackeys.
Sure, he’s doing a great job for a small percentage of people in Toronto… and for people who are appeased by a free barbeque, or a $60 savings for their car registration…. meanwhile Toronto is dead last in growth for cities across Canada. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154073766175221&set=gm.868726456486338&type=1
Oh look another article from the Toronto Star that slams Mayor Ford, I’m sure there’s no bias there. Why is the left so full of sheeple. Shame…..
here’s a quote from switcherdawna “… and the Ford supporters suggest Wynne hires pedophiles – given the choice, I’d rather the pedophile.”
Here’s a rational person, with her head on straight………….
Yes, and I’m sure the Toronto Star is so powerful, it’s forces the other newspapers AND TV stations to write stuff against Ford on principle.
Pedophiles can probably be rehabilitated easier than criminals who consort with murders… and being someone who was abused by a pedophile, I think I know the situation better than you do.
The more you write, the more you look the fool.
By what measure? Unemployment is up, growth is down, dissatisfaction with public housing programs is up . . .tell me again how the things are better.
Dear Ford Nation: Stop turning this debacle into a left/right issue — this is about the mayor of Toronto, not a gas scandal on the provincial level. Stop accusing the Torstar of being on a Ford witch-hunt — they have yet to be proven wrong on his antics (if anything, they’ve held back) while your drunken clown has lied to us for six months. And stop desperately pointing out the faults of others when, like our “mayor”, you should be holding up the mirror to yourself.
Look! A new sock puppet user commenting exclusively on Ford stories. Seems like Doug and Rob have their election team in action already.
Repeating what people have told you won’t win the argument for yourself.
Why are you the only one defending Ford on this page??
Not meant to be sarcastic and by no means do I have stats to back this up, but could this “last in growth” be because Toronto is already the biggest and can only grow so much more at a slower rate due to its already overwhelming growth? I’m not sure if you’re referring to growth in a population, wealth, respect or what sense, but population size here is good and quality of life here is good in my opinion. So I’d consider that other cities grow faster because they have that much to make up for to catch up to us. Might be bigotry on my part, or might just be some truth.
Oh ya I forgot, this is the Toronto Life upper crust social,elitest comment section my apologies.
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