West Indian Day Parade
Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn’s streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.
Leroy Webster was sentenced to 40 years in prison for gunning down Eusi Johnson and then shooting at responding police officers.
An estimated crowd of three million lined Eastern Parkway for the annual West Indian Day Parade Sunday. Two people were killed and two wounded amid violence during the event.
The parade is known for its lively atmosphere complete with floats and dancers. Quinn said she is honored.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says internal affairs now believes at least 20 offensive Facebook comments about the city’s annual West Indian Day Parade could have been made by NYPD officers.
A social media scandal has hit the NYPD. Internal Affairs is looking into whether police officers posted ugly comments on Facebook about New York’s West Indian community.
Police say Denise Gay, 56, was caught in the crossfire between Leroy Webster and Randy Johnson. Gay was sitting on a stoop talking with her 20-year-old daughter when she was hit.
The video depicts scantily clad women who were participating in the colorful parade approaching the officers and dancing with them. Kelly said it’s not unusual for officers patrolling the parade route to get pulled into the rowdy spirit of the celebration.
It looks as though some of the scantily-clad participants of the colorful West Indian Day Parade weren’t the only ones to get their groove on.
A day after the confrontation with police at the West Indian Day Parade, New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams believes he was detained because he is a “35-year-old black man with dreadlocks.”
Police say Denise Gay, 56, was caught in the crossfire between Leroy Webster and Randy Johnson.
The annual Labor Day parade celebrating the culture of the Caribbean islands is one of the city’s largest and most colorful, featuring dancers wearing enormous feathered costumes.