They called a news conference to reassure the citizens of the city that the October Spree Killer who shot three people this time last year, was not shooting people at random. The shootings, said the police, might be (hint, hint, are extremely likely to be) connected to drug dealing in the North End.
So take it easy, folks, went the official message. You don't need to worry that you or your kids (one of the shooter's victims was only 13) are going to be shot down in cold blood without warning.
That might sound comforting to Winnipeg city detectives who don't actually live in Winnipeg, or to mainstream media reporters from the suburbs.
But people who actually walk the streets where the shootings took place can see right through the police bafflegab.
First, a brief recap of the shootings:
* Thomas Beardy was killed outside a home on Dufferin Avenue. In a charitable act, …