HUNTER: Bullets blaze and parole board isn’t hopeful about rapper’s release

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Gunmen turned the northwest end of the city into a war zone this past weekend.

Apparently, even a child’s birthday party could not deter their blood-lust. The old rules have been booted like the Commodore 64 onto the scrap heap of history.

Once upon a time, there was a saying that there was honour among thieves. Not following the code could get you killed faster than your underworld machinations.

That meant, kids and families were out of bounds in any settling of gangland accounts. No more.

A balloon birthday display marks the scene of Saturday’s shooting at a child’s birthday party on Sunday June 20, 2021.
A balloon birthday display marks the scene of Saturday’s shooting at a child’s birthday party on Sunday June 20, 2021. Photo by Jack Boland /Toronto Sun

And walking back into this world will be Tyreek Noseworthy.

The Toronto Sun‘s now retired dean of courtroom reporters, Sam Pazzano, wrote about Tyreek and his brother Tyronne last October.

People around Tyreek — particularly a small army of aspiring rappers — frequently end up dead. And that includes his brother AKA Fourty4Double0 who was shot to death at a downtown Airbnb in January 2020.

As the Tallup Twinz, Pazzano reported that the twin brothers rapped about driveby shootings and gunning down rivals while flashing cash and pointing their fingers like guns.

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Tyreek, 21, is just wrapping up a short federal jolt but even the Parole Board of Canada sounded less than hopeful when applying conditions for his mandatory release. Among the conditions is a curfew, getting a job, a no-contact order, residence specifications and strict geographical restrictions.

He was jailed for a variety of robbery and firearm offences along with a lifetime weapons prohibition.

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The parole board suggests Tyreek is at moderate risk of recidivism.

But … “file information identifies you as an active member of a security threat group [STG] / street gang,” the parole board said in its June 14 decision.

Attitude and associates were red-flagged as Tyreek’s risk factors requiring a “high need of improvement”.

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So far in the clink, he received “six misconducts” including assault against another jailbird and one count of bringing in contraband while in pre-trial custody, according to the parole board decision. It also says there were other minor offences.

In October 2019, the decision says, he was suspected of being involved in a gang-related beatdown of another convict. There were another pair of fights last fall, according to the parole board.

And he was also involved in trying to smuggle contraband into the joint via a drone, said the decision.

Last December, our hero found himself “involuntarily transferred” to a maximum security facility after two music videos emerged on the internet. They were streamed from a prison cell and “gang signs were used in the videos.”

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“Following the transfer, you refused to integrate into the population at the maximum-security facility, and you were consequently placed in a structured intervention unit,” parole documents state.

However, the board also notes that he recently obtained his high school equivalency and substance abuse does not appear to be a problem.

However, the board said that as to his motivation level …? Low.

“You are no longer considered engaged in your correctional plan,” the documents darkly note.

It adds that Tyreek is a “significant risk” to reenter gang life and that’s why the board torpedoed his idea of living with his mother and sister once he gets out of the joint.

Instead, they want him in a “structured setting.”

So do we.

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Tyreek Noseworthy, 21, will soon be returning to the streets of Toronto.

He appears unrepentant.

  1. Tyronne Noseworthy, 19, of Toronto, is one of three men killed in a shootout that also injured two others during a party at an Airbnb condo on Queens Wharf Rd. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Toronto Police handout)

    WARMINGTON: Many questions linger about condo killings

  2. A handgun tucked into a mans waistband.

    Gangsters using CERB to buy guns, protect turf: Sources

  3. Three young men were killed and two others injured when gunfire erupted during a party at an Airbnb condo at 85 Queens Wharf Rd. in Toronto on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

    AIRBNB BLOODBATH: 3 killed, 2 injured in shooting at downtown condo party

On Saturday, the birthday boy was turning one-year-old and he was grazed by a bullet. An 11-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks,  a five-year-old girl was also injured along with a man, 23, who took a bullet to the leg.

Cops in the U.S. are predicting a long, bloody summer. And so far, it doesn’t look like Toronto will be much different.

bhunter@postmedia.com

@HunterTOSun

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