Toronto - Apr. 7 2010 - Sadly just in the past week alone, Toronto has once again experienced youth crime with two stabbings, one of them fatally, within school vicinities. For this reason, if mayoral candidate JP Pampena has his way, Toronto will once again see red berets popping up in and around school areas throughout the city.
JP Pampena, executive vice president of JP Public Relations, who represented The Guardian Angels back in 2006, has initiated talks with Curtis Sliwa, founder of The Guardian Angels about bringing back their patrols to Toronto schools to help combat youth violence and to present their anti-bullying programs to students throughout the city.
“Who better than The Guardian Angels to help improve the safety of our students in the hallways and schoolyards of our schools, especially with their world-renown anti-bullying programs,” states Mr. Pampena.
“And when I am elected Mayor of Toronto, one of my main goals will be to lower crime stats, especially youth crime, by establishing relationships with organizations such as The Guardian Angels, who can bring over 31 years of practical experience to our city,” continues Mr. Pampena.
Mr. Pampena points to Washington as a good example of the type of partnership that city has with The Guardian Angels organization to the extent of opening the doors to training facilities and establishing a cooperative relationship with the city’s police force whereby The Guardian Angels are provided with a direct link up with the police through remote control radios.
Mr. Pampena’s intent would be to establish a similar partnership here in Toronto with The Guardian Angels when he becomes mayor. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.