"I need f---ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead."

Clips from a new Rob Ford video have leaked to the Toronto media, showing the mayor angrily exclaiming that he needs "f---ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead."

According to the Toronto Sun, an anonymous source trying to sell the video provided the paper with two short clips, but the publication did not purchase it. The Sun was told that another media company agreed to purchase it, and that outlet appears to be the Toronto Star, which has just published the full video, more than a minute in length.

Ford also says in the video:

• "I'm going to kill that f..ing guy. I'm telling you it's first-degree murder ... He dies or I die, brother."

• "When he's down, I'll rip his f..ing throat out" and "I'll poke his eyes out" and "I'll make sure that motherf....'s dead."

• "No one is" going to "f... around with me" and when it comes to he and his "brothers . . don't tell me we're liars."

As of now, the context of Ford's outburst in the video is unknown. Sun reporter Joe Warmington says that Ford's language in the video is "consistent with several conversations" he's had with the mayor. The Star reports that it sent a transcript of the video, a description of the video’s contents and an offer to show it to Ford and his inner circle. There's been no comment as of yet from the Ford camp.

Update: The Toronto Star has now uploaded an embeddable version of the video (transcript included) on its YouTube page:

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. Warren Logan
    Transportation

    A City Planner Makes a Case for Rethinking Public Consultation

    Warren Logan, a Bay Area transportation planner, has new ideas about how to truly engage diverse communities in city planning. Hint: It starts with listening.

  2. an aerial view of Los Angeles shows the complex of freeways, new construction, familiar landmarks, and smog in 1962.
    Transportation

    The Problem With Amazon’s Cheap Gas Stunt

    The company promoted its TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with a day of throwback 1959-style prices in Los Angeles. What could go wrong?

  3. Two women wave their phones in the air at a crowded music festival.
    Life

    The Rise, and Urbanization, of Big Music Festivals

    The legacy of hippie Woodstock is the modern music-festival economy: materialist, driven by celebrities and social media, and increasingly urban.

  4. a photo of the L.A. Metro Expo Line extension
    Life

    Why Can’t I Take Public Transit to the Beach?

    In the U.S., getting to the beach usually means driving. But some sandy shores can still be reached by train, subway, and bus.

  5. Maps

    The Map That Made Los Angeles Make Sense

    For generations in Southern California, the Thomas Guide led drivers through the streets of Los Angeles. Now apps do that. Did something get lost along the way?

×