Skip to comments.Youth stabbed in fight at National Zoo [African American Family Day tradition]
Posted on 04/26/2011 2:58:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
A teenager was stabbed and seriously wounded in a fight Monday at the National Zoo as the zoo marked African American Family Day. A 16-year-old was arrested and charged in the incident, D.C. police said.
D.C. police Cmdr. Michael E. Reese said the stabbing was connected to some kind of ruckus that apparently broke out within the zoo and might have resumed at or near the entrance on Connecticut Avenue NW.
.....The teenager was stabbed at least twice, at least once in the zoo and once at or just outside the entrance, Reese said. Some of the same assailants might have been involved in both attacks, he said.
.....In addition to the many children attending the zoos annual day-after-Easter celebration, tourists and youngsters on spring break filled the zoo to capacity, Legge said.
The free gathering dates to the 1890s. Oral history says that black domestic workers were required to work on Easter, so Monday was the day of family celebration.
In 2000, the Easter Monday celebration was marred when a teenager, in a dispute with teens from another neighborhood, shot and wounded seven people at the zoos main entrance. A year later, the shooter was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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Vicious Beating Outside National Zoo in DC 4/25/2011 | Piperpilot
Posted on Mon Apr 25 17:19:53 2011 by piperpilot
On my way home from work tonight, I witnessed a mob of approximately 50 teens beating another teen and kicking him in the head right in the middle of 6 lanes of rush hour traffic on Connecticut Avenue just outside the National Zoo. It was terrifying. They left the victim lying in the middle of the street. He eventually stood up and was clearly dazed as he tried to walk. Eventually someone called him to the sidewalk and he managed to stumble away. Police were called but the traffic was simply too heavy for them to be able to catch up to the attackers. I doubt that this attack will be reported in the news. It was Black Family Reunion Day at the National Zoo.
".....The next thing you know, they ran across the street and apparently theyre in the zoo. The next thing we saw was a bunch of young people running through the zoo. Police or security are pretty much chasing these people throughout the zoo," said visitor Henry Marcinowski.
The fight caused zoo officials to tell visitors over the loudspeaker to leave the area. Police set up at the front entrance to escort visitors out and no one was allowed back inside.
"They were knocking over strollers and things like that, babies in the stroller," said Donetta Byrd.
"They were getting us out of here swiftly. People started running," said Regina Jackson.
Police say a teenager had been jumped by another group of young people. Witnesses say he was punched and kicked several times before one suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed him several times. Police also say the melee continued after the victim left the zoo...." [end excerpt]
".....The Easter Monday event is more than 100 years old and is billed as a program that welcomes thousands of black families and children from the area.
In 2000, a 16-year-old boy opened fire during the same event at the zoo, injuring seven children. [end excerpt]
Barack and Michelle Obama command the bully pulpit of the White House. They need to address the violence in the black community.
But it’s Ho;der’s people.
...and obviously the zoo is precisely where these animals belong.
Attorney General Holder needs to speak up.
Black leaders (since many seem only to care about “historically” oppressed people when they address hate crimes these days) have the opportunity after 100+ years of the black family Easter zoo event, that is now become marred by black youth mob violence, to say, “Enough!”
Next year the Obamas need to attend this event with their daughters and set an example.
"They need to ..."
They? What would they do? Take some sort of break from multimillion-dollar golfing, shopping, vacations, rallies of thousands of the delusional and private parties of only the hippest? Like they are responsible. Uh like they care.
No, the Obama's a perfect representative of both the "Professional" Beltway culture and of the DC Black culture. They only friggin care for themselves and those in their friggin cul-de-sacs and gang posses.
Just like the six lane river of Beltway lemmings did NOTHING to stop the beat down. Just like the Black Families visiting the Zoo did zilch to stop the fight, and then ran terrified in panic. Just like the youth posse-gang mobbed, stabbed and beatdown some fellow who strayed off the reservation of this-or-that group approved respect and dissing. All that this stabbing incident represented, so too do the Obamas Represent in their own selfish, callous, rude, thug, ignorant, debased way.
These thugs need to be taken off the streets and the black families that had to flee the zoo NEED TO SAY SOMETHING!
When I was growing up in Memphis, EVERY Thursday was zoo day
for the blacks.
Well, I have to agree with you about “caring.”
Barack Obama didn’t seem to care when he shut down the voucher program for minorities attending his daughters’ school Sidwell Friends (I believe Speaker Boehner has gotten that reinstated).
And the voters of D.C. (rallied by the teachers’ union and the pastors) got rid of the mayor and education head trying to improve education in the District.
Twenty years ago I experienced a similar situation in CA at Magic Mountain - a roving band of black youths were intimidating everyone in the park. I imagine many entertainment events have been similarly impacted.
This has not been properly address and stopped.
Being PC is keeping this criminal activity alive and “well” and I ask, Why?
The friggin DC license plate rudely reads “No Taxation Without Representation” — and yet look how awfully, animalistically and selfishly DC REPRESENTS ITSELF.
Please don’t insult the innocent zoo animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last year at the free zoo day in Memphis there was utter chaos, fights & a shooting. We live not far from Memphis & NO WAY would anyone I know go to the free day. It’s a guarantee for trouble. Again, let me say; I feel so sorry for Memphians who have to deal w/ all of the violence in their community.
And here all along I thought all the animals were in their cages! The horror!
“I feel so sorry for Memphians who have to deal w/ all of the violence in their community.”
Yes, when the w/b ratio was 60/40, it was a nice city, but it has flipped to 40/60, and it has gone down the tubes.
I understand it is now number one for murders.
I now have only a daughter living on the edge of the city.
Now it’s just once a year at the zoo? “African-American” Family Day used to be at the Lorton Reformatory every Sunday until DC finally shut the prison down and outsourced it— somewhere in West Virginia I think. Or was that Father’s Day? I remember seeing the Metrobus convoys that used to go down I-95 from DC to Lorton every Sunday.
GOTTA LOVE FAMILY TRADITIONS........
When the people begin to elect leaders whose #1 priority is robbing the treasury, the city is doomed.
I bet the monkeys were saying “I’m glad I’m in this cage”
“When the people begin to elect leaders whose #1 priority is robbing the treasury, the city is doomed.”
That is not the case in Memphis.
Memphis was doomed when the blacks took over all elements
of the government.
Likewise the software infrastructure in a company or agency is doomed when Indian-born Hindus (that is, excepting Jains and other minority sects) take over ALL elements of management.
The doom dynamic is the same. Tolerance of failure, poor work and corruption withing the peer group.
Waiting for more intelligent comments to reply to......
Actually, a lot of the comments (knee-jerk) are just what the elites work so hard for. They’ve worked to keep us all at each others’ throats because that gives them a wide variety of grievance groups to command and control - the overlords of socialism that prey on vulnerable people. And the way to make people vulnerable is though corruption —theft of productivity by poverty pimps and welfare programs (which has spread deeply into among others, the white and hispanic communities).
Once you absolve a group from any responsibility for their condition or behavior, when you’ve told them they are victims and handicapped by circumstances beyond their control, you’ve doomed them to failure. And when that starts it spreads from one generation to another until it’s epidemic.
So when large numbers of black youth have no stable family unit and have been told that they are victims, where their schools are accommodated because they are black students, where their preachers and president tell them they are oppressed by whites, what the hell do you expect them to do?
They are easy pickings for gang membership where they can belong and where they have a place to express themselves — LOOK AT ME! I AM SOMEBODY!
Unfortunately too many black teachers and their unions nurture the victim status of blacks as they too play out their grievance mentality.
The Obamas have an unprecedented opportunity to tackle this awful waste of American potential and help to close down the race-baiting industry in the U.S. and effect his oft vaunted “change” around the world, but they won’t.
They won’t because they have the black community right where they want them, dependent, angry and scared.
memphis is another zimbabwe city in America. Everyone that I know has fled that sh!thole. Being white in memphis is dangerous... after dark... deadly.
Very much the same.
They hold humanity in disdain. They fear a productive, educated black population.
All “strong men dictators” do.
Seems like an appropriate activity for "African American" family day to me, considering the black thug culture that has grown because of the welfare state.
Do they warn visiters to D.C. to avoid the zoo on this date?
“The teenager was stabbed at least twice, at least once in the zoo ...”
I’ve never been stabbed in the zoo, but I would think it hurts. ;~ p
And has metastasized into the union thug culture. The American black population is about 12%, yet about 50% of all Americans don't pay federal income tax. The shift in the U.S. toward a handout mentality is an equal opportunity disease (spread by socialists).
I think they have tacitly addressed this violence
by encouraging it.
What you say is the absolute truth. Why are so many blind to it?
I remember Rush saying there would be hell to pay when American blacks realized what the Democratic Party has done to them.
The time is now.
Tea Parties around the country would welcome more black members.
Such a lovely culture they have.
I don’t know HOW they will realize it, ever.
Along with the destruction of their families and the promoting of a self destructive culture, they have been mal-educated to the point that telling them the truth just makes them angry.
If you have seen Idiocracy, you’ll get the idea.
(It is crude, but it is very clever, and really shows a general society that reflects what would happen if certain subcultures’ values permeated society.)
It has to begin with enough blacks willing to step forward (at no small expense to themselves) to lead others away by example. More black participants at tea parties will be a HUGE start.
I have read that that is the exact reason they are closing that park: feral heathen savages running amok. The legal liability for the park is just too high to continue operating with these animals on the loose.
It is the very same reason Six Flags in Houston closed down, too, but no one will come right out and say it.
Then they get upset when we move far out of the city (taking our money and our businesses with us) abandoning it to the decay that they seem to prefer because we know that we and our property are not safe there.
If they insist on acting like animals then we have to treat them like animals.
The truly sad thing about this is that the blacks who worked hard to succeed, who contribute to the community and are great role models for their kids and ours are spat upon by these inner city thugs and have their reputations destroyed simply because they share a common characteristic with the thugs. (Would you really trust a young black doctor? With Affirmative Action how do you know he really earned his degree?)
Unfortunately there is no solution. When the blacks themselves speak against the issue they are called Uncle Toms or worse (Bill Cosby for example). When the whites speak against it they are called racist.
I think the only thing to do is end all public assistance and let the animals work for their food for a change. Welfare only destroys the family and enables anti-social behavior.
Assimilation into American culture (and language) is what makes this country work.
By degrading American culture, the socialists win.
We need to laugh in the face of the Left when they celebrate "otherness" and divide groups and elevate diversity above the melting pot.
The whole area entailing Washington DC and Prince George’s County Maryland ,IS the National Zoo.
and yet, the rich privileged pampered obamas feel just as angry and victimized as the gangbangers, they are drawn to the angry black rhetoric (even in houses of “worship”) like moths to a destructive flame. They feed off the anger.
obama is nothing more than a well-dressed whiteman articulate gangbanger with a couple of faux Ivy league degrees, his own valet and a private jet. and michelle is an angry gangbanger with another couple faux Ivy league degrees, million dollar designer wardrobe and personal staff of 122 maids.
No way you’ll see their tender privileged butts at the national zoo or anywhere else on the mean streets of DC they helped to create and perpetuate.
Thank you for the post.
You said it like it is and it needs to be addressed.
So many have been conditioned to avoid talking about it, except in terms of derision. We been totally polarized on this — but that has been by purpose.
If we talked about these problems as Americans and worked together on ways to correct them, the race-baiting elites would lose a lot of control over the poor and the status they hold by oppressing them.
As it is now, people are suspicious and uncomfortable and unsure about what kind of reception they’d even get if they reached out.
And I’m sure there are agitators in both camps who want to make sure this divide never changes.
I'd love to have a "truth-o-meter" go off every time a politician says they're doing it for (fill in the blank).
An instructive microcosm of what living off government produces (including the socialists that live in Bethesda, Montgomery County and so on).
Show me an example of a Black dominated country or community this isn’t a basket case.
Do you mean before or after they're overrun by socialists?
>>The free gathering dates to the 1890s.
Entrance fees keep the riff-raff out.
Horse tracks understand this. It is why they have a cheap entrance fee. They want you in, and betting, but they also understand the need to keep the riff-raff out.