Melvins vs. Marriotts: A tale of two ...

Melvins vs. Marriotts: A tale of two crime families

There are 63 comments on the thechronicleherald.ca story from Dec 13, 2008, titled Melvins vs. Marriotts: A tale of two crime families. In it, thechronicleherald.ca reports that:

Canadian Crime News,Atlantic: OMG's, Gangs & Organized Crime

Melvins vs. Marriotts

By PATRICIA BROOKS ARENBURG and DAN ARSENAULT

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS

In November 1998, Halifax witnessed a string of five murders in 10 days. Four of the killings were connected to the drug trade.

Back then, it was drug dealer killing drug dealer behind closed doors.

But this is a whole new era, with the second generation bringing the violence to the front door of a local children’s hospital.

A Nov. 18 shooting in front of the IWK Health Centre in south end Halifax, the day after a related shooting at a Spryfield pizza joint, prompted police to throw what they’ve called unprecedented resources at the problem.

It’s believed that some members of the Melvin and Marriott families are feuding, but no one’s speaking publicly about what sparked the violence.

Back in the day, some of these players made money and a name for themselves — together.

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“Canadian Crime News”

Since: Dec 07

Moncton

#2 Jan 24, 2009
We need to create a 'Program ' on this ' dispute ' to tell who's who.

Who is on which side ?

Who has died on which side ?

Chain of Command on each side ?

Etc....
F SNITCHES

Halifax, Canada

#3 Jan 26, 2009
If You Where From Halifax You Would Know. How Bout It Dont Matter To Those Who Dont live Here.
Big Daddy

Beaver Bank, Canada

#4 Feb 21, 2009
Lived here all my life and never had to worry.. People need to get a life and worry about their own problems.. We all know the papers lke to make a big deal out of small instences.. Thats what sells.. Come to Nova Scotia and tae a walk through Spryfeild, see for yourself...
MickeyNS

Lower Sackville, Canada

#5 Feb 21, 2009
Well I live here,and Spryfield is a $hithole. But as long as these dirtbags are only killing each other no one cares.

“Canadian Crime News”

Since: Dec 07

Moncton

#6 Feb 21, 2009
Update:

Halifax crime family’s son,Terry Marriott Jr., shot to death

http://www.topix.com/ca/moncton-area-nb/2009/...
dlk

Halifax, Canada

#7 Feb 21, 2009
yeee ferreal i live here too and people needa mind they bizzness like it aiint yo fam tha most you needa kno iz terry wuz shot like dayum you gots ta put tha fam story up there

GET A LYFE

SPRYTOWN^
Horseman

Ajax, Canada

#8 Feb 21, 2009
dlk wrote:
yeee ferreal i live here too and people needa mind they bizzness like it aiint yo fam tha most you needa kno iz terry wuz shot like dayum you gots ta put tha fam story up there
GET A LYFE
SPRYTOWN^
Would you mind repeating that again,,,only this time in English.....
CtZ

Halifax, Canada

#9 Feb 22, 2009
spryfield aint that bad when you learn wen 2 talk and wen not to,
why you all interested in this shit it aint gut nun to do wit you people
you walk through sprytown and think you ganna get shot for no reason, but you wrong
Horseman

Ajax, Canada

#10 Feb 22, 2009
CtZ wrote:
spryfield aint that bad when you learn wen 2 talk and wen not to,
That doesn't sound nice a nice friendly place to me at all
CtZ wrote:
why you all interested in this shit it aint gut nun to do wit you people
This " Sh!t " concerns us ALL bro.
CtZ wrote:
you walk through sprytown and think you ganna get shot for no reason, but you wrong
But people ARE getting shot and the reason is crime.

It's time to take out the garbage from there and clean the place up.
DoesntMatter

Dartmouth, Canada

#11 Feb 22, 2009
Darkside (Dartmouth) across the Harbour from Halifax is way worse than Sprytown, shit... Sprytown ain't upper-class but it ain't no Harlem either. You can go for a walk at 3am through spryfield on your way home from work without a worry. If you're a drug dealer and have rivals, well duh you're at risk but that is no different anywhere else. Unlike a lot of places in Spry if you got no beef with no one you ain't gonna get killed for no fuckin' reason, or just for someone to rob your ass for 5$.
Todd

Stirling, Canada

#12 Feb 23, 2009
everyone blames the guys that get in trouble....but what about the crooked goverment...If they did there job and stop giving wrist slaps then maybe things would change..

killing people you dont like is a easy way out.

R.I.P Terry.....Too bad yer time had to end at 34

also spry isnt as bad as ppl may say ....live there for over 30 years and youd find that out.
cheech

Mississauga, Canada

#13 Feb 23, 2009
Hi,
Are you retarded? Learn how to spell and speak moron.
dlk wrote:
yeee ferreal i live here too and people needa mind they bizzness like it aiint yo fam tha most you needa kno iz terry wuz shot like dayum you gots ta put tha fam story up there
GET A LYFE
SPRYTOWN^
cheech

Mississauga, Canada

#14 Feb 23, 2009
It seems there is an unprecedented amount of rocket scientists living in Sprytown. Why is that?
JJJ

Brigus, Canada

#15 Feb 24, 2009
OMG what is with the first grade spelling people? No wonder everyone thinks people in Spryfield are idiots. Way to represent.
sprygirl

Halifax, Canada

#16 Feb 26, 2009
ANYWHERES you go in this world there are people who can't spell not just spryfield you idiot.
most of you that arent from spryfield and are writting stuff on this, you can go somewheres and worry about your area.
you talk bad about the melvins and marriotts like you know them and know everything about the situation. you got alot of time on your hands i must say..
rip T
cam

Charlottetown, Canada

#17 Feb 26, 2009
Horseman wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you mind repeating that again,,,only this time in English.....
I agree, I'm from Halifax born and raised, 38 year old male, and I can remember as early as I could talk that Spryfield was nothing but trash. I'm looking at some of these comments and just by the spelling alone, my point has been proven. People from spry tend to try too hard to be hard, and by the look of some of these comments, they are trying pretty hard, and failing. Because as a normal human being from Halifax, nobody but nobody could be that stupid, ignorant and borderline mental enough to speak like that,,,unless of course you are from spryfield.
JJJ

Brigus, Canada

#18 Feb 26, 2009
sprygirl wrote:
ANYWHERES you go in this world there are people who can't spell not just spryfield you idiot.
most of you that arent from spryfield and are writting stuff on this, you can go somewheres and worry about your area.
you talk bad about the melvins and marriotts like you know them and know everything about the situation. you got alot of time on your hands i must say..
rip T
I am from Spryfield you idiot. And it's people who spell like morons and write stupid crap that make us all look uneducated. PS. "ANYWHERES" is not a word and "writing" only has one "t".
edukated

Halifax, Canada

#19 Feb 26, 2009
People grow up with different back grounds. Weather or not you are from Spryfeild Halifax Dartmouth it doesn't really matter. You wake up in the morning and you have no food, and a cup of water doesn't cut it. You will go get food.
If you know that it is easy to go out and take someone else’s lunch money because "mom" was too drunk to make you a sandwich or there was no food in the house, your going to do it.
Most of these people have never had the chance or resources to go to school, or no support system to help learn that you can live your life legally and not know every name of every officer in the HRM.
On the other hand weather or not the money that bought you a new car at 16 was because you were offered 10 grand to sell drugs to your friends or go beat/kill someone or invade someone’s home or set fire to someone’s car OR it was because you made straight A’s and mommy and daddy are lawyers and doctors it makes no difference.
We are a product of our environment and most of these people who “live by the streets” have more information in their heads about alarm systems, names of guns, pick ups and drop offs of bank deposits, bombs, territorys, mixing chemicals to grow "weed", ounces, pounds, police lingo, officers routes .. Then any of you have in your head about anything remotely important. These men/women are efficient in what they need to know to survive.
I will not argue that all of this is because of environment, a lot of these decisions by these family’s and these people were made because it was a quick fix/pride/chain of command and or a sense of hopelessness.
P.S. MOST OF THE RICH PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE ON Tv HAVE WORSE GRAMMER THEN 90 PERCENT OF THE “UNEDUCATED” PEOPLE YOU MEET IN “HALIWOOD” OR “SPRYWOOD” OR “DARKSIDE”
.. from a fukan unedukated persun
sprygirl

Halifax, Canada

#20 Feb 27, 2009
then why don't you come teach english in spry if your so worried about it.
fromEP

Halifax, Canada

#21 Feb 27, 2009
I'm not going to speak ill of any specific commentators before me but I'll just say generally that spoken and written language are two different things. The way we pronunciate words is one thing that sometimes can't be helped, or in other cases it can be something that is picked up like an accent. But I have a beef with the street slang that some people use when they comment on something, I can forgive a typo or two but a whole paragraph looks dumb. Words seem to be written more phonetically than they are really spelled. It just looks stupid.

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