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Black People Celebrate ‘Juneteenth’ Weekend by Shooting Each Other

Posted on | June 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Black People Celebrate ‘Juneteenth’ Weekend by Shooting Each Other

You can’t blame racist police for this:

Three people were killed and at least 11 hurt early Monday after a multi-day street party erupted in lots of gunfire in northwest Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
Five of the injured people were struck by cars as they began scrambling across streets away from the chaotic scene, police said. Three of the people who were injured are fighting for their lives, police said.
There have been no arrests, no suspects and no indication of a motive for the killings yet. . . .
“It was a very, very chaotic scene,” Deputy Chief Gerald Smith said at the news conference. “This was a mass casualty incident.” . . .
Jennings described the outdoor event as a multi-day “impromptu block party” for Juneteenth that had been running off-and-on since Friday.
The official Juneteenth celebration included a March through the neighborhood Friday but continued in several unofficial celebrations throughout the weekend, Smith said.
Juneteenth celebrates the events of June 19, 1865, when the last of the nation’s enslaved people learned they had been set free by the Emancipation Proclamation.
Witnesses told WBTV the neighborhood’s Juneteenth affair had been “a happy, peaceful celebration” prior to the violence. Street racing and drivers “doing donuts in the road” had been part of the celebration, witnesses told the station.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles issued a statement calling the shootings “a senseless act of violence” that marred the holiday festivities. “What should have been a joyous celebration of freedom, became a moment where people lost their lives,” Lyles said in a series of tweet.
“How tragic is this?” Lyles told WCNC TV. “This is the heart beat of the Black community. This is our city, our neighborhood, our people … We’ve had a lot in the last couple of years, but this has to be the worst.”

Just go ahead and tear down some more Confederate statues, because obviously dead guys from 150 years ago are to blame for this.




 

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