Halifax Mass Shooting Plot Shows Violence Has No Borders
It can’t happen here.
Well, police say it almost did.
The comfortable notion that violent crimes like mass shootings are a problem for some other place and perhaps some other culture has been picked apart in the space of just a few hours.
Halifax plotters planned on ‘opening fire to kill citizens,’ police say
It started with an apparent suicide in a nondescript Halifax suburb. The houses along Tiger Maple Drive are like hundreds of others in hundreds of other neighbourhoods; not just in Halifax but anywhere in Canada. The developer has worked the word “maple” into every street name in the subdivision, evoking a quiet, tree-lined enclave.