In a press conference Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the historically low crime rate in February, was due in part to a new strategy that places additional police in “hot zones” across the city.
Gwendolyn Patton of Pink Pistols says the group changes the perception that gay people are easy victims. "We teach queers to shoot then we teach the rest of the world we’ve done it. Becuase then they may think twice about using them as a target."
One local caseworker says her clients are always in crisis. They can’t cover heating bills or get kicked out of their home and need to find a shelter on short notice. They need to find jobs to get assistance.