Video obtained by the Toronto Star shows embattled Mayor Rob Ford making violent threats about some unknown person.
Just days after Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted that he used crack cocaine, a video was released showing him talking about how easy it would for him to kill someone.
On October 31, 2013, Toronto’s police chief Bill Blair said he had viewed a video that “depicts images that are consistent with those previously reported in the press” and added “It’s safe to say the mayor does appear in the video”. The Associated Press reported that the video had been “deleted from a computer” and that it “appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking from a crack pipe.” The announcement also came with the news that Ford’s friend Alexander Lisi had been arrested in relation to the whole police investigation entitled “Project Brazen 2″.
In a short public response later that day, Mayor Ford said “I have no reason to resign, I’m going to go back and return my phone calls, gonna be out doing what the people elected me to do and that’s save taxpayers money and run a great government.”
On Tuesday November 5, 2013, Mayor Ford admitted at a press conference podium to having smoked crack cocaine saying “Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine but … am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago”. Responding to why the admission took so long, Ford said “I wasn’t lying. You didn’t ask the correct questions”. In a statement made to the press at the end of the day, Ford issued an apology and reiterated his plans to stay in office and to run for reelection. Ford said he loved being the mayor of Toronto and keeping taxes down for the citizens of Toronto.
Rob Ford has been the mayor of Toronto since December 1, 2010, and prior to being mayor was on the City Council since 2000 — winning two re-elections on the City Council.
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