Two Are Fatally Stabbed and Two Are Shot as Violence Follows Parade

The day had been mostly quiet, except for the thunder…

The day had been mostly quiet, except for the thunder of police helicopters and the boom of reggae music coming from the colorful floats of the annual West Indian American Day Parade.

But not long after the official festivities ended, sirens started sounding and violence descended on pockets of Crown Heights, on and around the route off Eastern Parkway. By early evening, the police said, two men had been fatally stabbed and at least two people had been wounded in gun violence, breaking the tenuous calm in Brooklyn.

By the time the parade began around noon — a leisurely 60 minutes later than scheduled, bringing all of its feathery finery and island tunes — the New York City Police Department had long been visibly in place.

Read more at The New York Times

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  • Arizona rules

    Couldn’t have said it better. But hey if New Yorkers want to keep electing officials that weaken their own city then who are we to judge.

  • Jman

    I thought this was an area of very strict gun laws? Hows that working for you gun hating politicians in control of that area? I bet those firearms were not even registered you know why??, Bad people will continue to do bad things the laws do not effect them, but those same laws sure do control and hinder the true law abbiding citezen on our rights to deffend ourselves with a firearm… makes no sense at all…”Just Saying”