Sunday, December 31, 2023

Talal Amer and Tarek El-Rafie in the Calgary gang war

I'm a bit late to the party here but two families appear to be deeply involved in the Calgary gang war. Last year CBC reported that "Talal Amer, 29, faces charges of attempted murder, manslaughter, reckless discharge of a firearm, and several other gun-related offences stemming from a car chase and shooting incident last Tuesday, which ended in a crash involving two unrelated vehicles. Angela McKenzie was killed in the crash. Her death left five children – who lost their father three months ago – orphaned. The man being chased managed to run away after the crash but was found nearby suffering from gunshot wounds."

"Amer is well known to Calgary police and played a role, alongside his brother and two cousins, in Calgary's 2015/2016 gang war marked by family ties and gun violence. In 2016, Calgary police arrested eight men in connection with at least 10 attempted murders including Amer, two of his brothers and two cousins, Badar and Abdul Amer."
In 2019 CBC reported that "Three Calgary men involved in gun violence connected to a 2015 gang war on city streets have been sent to prison after plea deals meant most of their charges were withdrawn. The three men — Tarek El-Rafie and brothers Barakat and Talal Amer — originally faced a total of 25 attempted murder charges as well as organized crime-related offences." We know that the drug trade in Lebanon was run by the CIA.
I'm not sure who's working for who here but the previous Gang war in Calgary was between the FOB and the FK. The Hells Angels supplied the FOB though the Independent Soldiers in BC who have been replaced by the Wolf Pack. The FK were supplied by the UN but that was a long time ago. In the DTES the Wolf Pack were supplying the Redd Alert and their rivals the RK.

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