TORONTO — Knocking over a grandmother while rushing to the defense of his brother, who was insulting spectators in the City Council chamber. Threatening “murder” in a profane, incoherent rant captured on video. Swearing and slurring, calling the police chief a derogatory name and trying to imitate a Jamaican accent.
One after another, Rob Ford’s statements and actions became nightly fodder for TV comedians and an embarrassment to many of the suburbanites he championed as Toronto’s mayor.
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