Daily Archives: June 8, 2012


Gurmit Singh Dhak: Pitfalls of street life brought into sharp focus (with video)

Interview with a gangster who predicted his own death part of Odd Squad’s outreach to youth By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun Click here to WATCH THE VIDEO Four months before Gurmit Singh Dhak was gunned down outside Metrotown in October 2010, he predicted his own death in a chilling interview with Vancouver’s Odd Squad. “Every day I’ve got to look over my shoulder,” Dhak told police officers Doug Spencer and Toby Hinton, who work with the non-profit educational group. “I have got to worry — if I jump out of my car am I going to get shot? Or I could be walking in the mall and walking out and get shot. I don’t know.” He also told them he regretted getting involved in gangs and the grief that it had caused him and his family. “If I could turn back time, I would never join a gang. I would have just finished off my high school, got a better job, anything else. Anything is better than joining a gang. It is useless. You are going to get killed,” he said. “I want to get out. It is too late now to get out. I have too many enemies. “ […]