Flyer Warns Revelers Not to Shoot Anyone During Labor Day Festivities

Flyers have gone up around Crown Heights urging participants in the annual ‘J’Ouvert’ festivities in the hours leading up to the Labor Day Parade not to shoot or stab anyone.

From CBS New York:

A new flyer warning residents in Brooklyn to celebrate the J’Ouvert festival safely is causing some controversy with residents.

J’Ouvert is a celebration of Caribbean pride, culture and heritage leading up to the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, but the event has become linked with violence.

Last year, two people were killed. A 21-year-old man was stabbed at Grand Army Plaza and 43-year-old aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Carey Gabay, died after police said he was caught in the crossfire between rival gangs on Bedford Avenue.

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  • 1. Larry wrote:

    Do you understand the world we live in these people run around saying black lives matter what a messed up world ( Society)

  • 2. What a Nebach wrote:

    Nebach, they have to “warn”
    Do not shoot, Do not stab anyone.

    Contrast this to our events, where such a “warning” would not even be thought of!

    mi k’amcha k’Yisroel

  • 3. Read the Flyer wrote:

    Now they just have to put up another flyer that says to read the flyer.

  • 5. How lame. wrote:

    those who do the shooting couldn’t care less about a flyer.
    There should be the security as is in place for the times square ball drop.

  • 6. Anonymous wrote:

    Oh yeah, this going to help.

    Guy #1 “Let’s go shoot those people
    Guy #2 “No, read that sign, they don’t want shootings this year.”
    Guy #1 “Oh, I better put this gun away, good thing for those signs – I thought it was ok to shoot someone”

  • 7. Picaboo Shimon wrote:

    Hahaha. a sign asking them not to do violence hahaha. Brilliant. Haha. I hope it works haha.

  • 8. Big Z Schapiro wrote:

    oh come on please thousands of people on Eastern Parkway they’re not going to listen and #1 Larry I agree with you with you a hundred percent thanks Larry for that statement

  • 9. The is a boss wrote:

    Why can’t all participants need to be screened by medal detectors?

  • 10. Shimon Shak wrote:

    Maybe we should post a giant sign with the 7 Mitzvohs somewhere along the route of the parade??

  • 12. DeClasse' Intellectual wrote:

    Reminds me of the famous quote from MacBeth–This is a lot of words signifying nothing
    Until they move this downtown into DeBlasio’s neighborhood and start throwing away the keys nothing
    unless one of the big boy’s cronies gets hurt

  • 14. Waste of money wrote:

    I bet half of these moronic thugs can’t read.

    Those who can are laughing into their guns, drugs, and illegitimate kids’ faces.

    Of all the stupid signs imaginable, you think this will work?

  • 17. MJ wrote:

    At a 71st Precinct Community Council years ago, there was this humorous exchange–
    Attendee: What’s all that commotion the day before Labor Day?
    Commanding Officer: That’s J’Ouvert (pronounced jou-vay).
    Attendee: I don’t care WHOSE day it is!


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