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Easter Monday event at National Zoo ends with shooting
The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Meredith Somers

Posted on 04/22/2014 3:42:48 AM PDT by csvset

Two people were shot Monday afternoon near the National Zoo, marking the second time in three years that an annual Easter Monday event has ended with violence.

The shooting, near the zoo during its annual African American Family Celebration, came as a large number of officers were already in the area.

"We were not expecting this, but we had a heavy police presence," Cmdr. Reese said in an evening press conference.

The Easter Monday event for black families across the region grew out of a grassroots community tradition more than 100 years ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; black; shooting; thugs; zoo
The shooting, near the zoo during its annual African American Family Celebration, came as a large number of officers were already in the area.

"We were not expecting this, but we had a heavy police presence," Cmdr. Reese said in an evening press conference.

When American Negroes gather, does the violence occur randomly or is the violence a tradition? The cops weren't "expecting" it, but it seems they were waiting for it.

1 posted on 04/22/2014 3:42:48 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

For later


2 posted on 04/22/2014 3:46:25 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: csvset

wait just a darn minute....

Wasn’t that a GUN-FREE ZONE????


3 posted on 04/22/2014 3:48:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

During the....”African American Family Celebration”....

What, their now celebrating killing each other? Street Rats have no values for ANYTHING, even life itself.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 3:50:20 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: csvset

It does seem it was just a coincidence that there was a heavy police presense at the event since no violence was expected.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 3:50:42 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: csvset

“...during its annual African American Family Celebration...”

So when is the annual Caucasian Family Celebration, or the Asian Family Celebration?


6 posted on 04/22/2014 3:57:32 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: csvset
Why aren't they working?

Must be a free food event!!

7 posted on 04/22/2014 3:59:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: csvset

Celebrating the greatest number of abortions per race?? Someone should tell them that there is something called birth control. Ignorant....?? No....lazy!!


8 posted on 04/22/2014 4:01:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: csvset

Meeting of Holder’s people.
We get to pick and choose what laws we obey.


9 posted on 04/22/2014 4:05:53 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: csvset

Someone told me, it’s all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it, I do believe it’s true.


10 posted on 04/22/2014 4:06:44 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: csvset
Police: 2 men shot outside National Zoo

D.C. Police Commander Michael Reese says a large group of 30 to 50 people were walking southbound on Connecticut Avenue and a person in the group produced a handgun and fired several rounds.

A police source tells FOX 5 some of the people in the group were inside the zoo and some of them never went inside. The source also says investigators are looking at a possible grudge between two neighborhood groups as a motive for the violence.

The man who was shot in the hand may have shot himself accidentally and was not cooperating with detectives, according to the police source.

Reese says police do not have a suspect description at this time and are asking for anyone who witnessed or have any information about the shooting to contact police. Police say they have not recovered the gun that was used in the shooting.

So no one knows nothing about nothing but I'm sure it's the NRA's fault.

11 posted on 04/22/2014 4:06:55 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

‘Easter Monday???’


12 posted on 04/22/2014 4:07:56 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: csvset

The zoo is in Cleveland park a very pretty old neighborhood on Conn Ave NW. Time to scrap this “tradition”


13 posted on 04/22/2014 4:14:24 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: csvset

The shooting, near the zoo has become a part of its annual African American Family Celebration——


14 posted on 04/22/2014 4:18:41 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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LOL! African-American Family Celebration......at the National Zoo....go figure.


15 posted on 04/22/2014 4:20:07 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: stars & stripes forever
‘Easter Monday???’

Here's what wikipedia says

Easter Monday

A tradition amongst Poles and Eastern Orthodox ? Hmmm... Probably not too many American Negroes fall into that group. The Poles and Eastern Orthodox probably aren't gathering to shoot one another either.

16 posted on 04/22/2014 4:29:08 AM PDT by csvset
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To: tumblindice

It’s a light and tumble journey
From the East Side to the park;
Just a fine and fancy ramble
To the zoo.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 4:31:44 AM PDT by abb
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To: csvset

We need to start deporting violent offenders that claim dual nationality.


18 posted on 04/22/2014 4:34:49 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: csvset

It happens every year but we weren’t expecting it.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 4:36:20 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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It’s truly sad that large gatherings of blacks are almost always violent.

Do they not realize the damage they are doing to their own community and to the way the rest of us look at them?


20 posted on 04/22/2014 4:55:12 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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“Groups”? Are you sure you don’t mean gangs? Those are the only type of “neighborhood groups” that do this sort of thing. The Chamber of Crony Capitalists doesn’t.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 4:56:48 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: stars & stripes forever

Easter Monday is, I think, observed in places like Canada, kind of like Boxing Day. I used to find these kind if holidays useful if I had to work on the real holiday. I could schedule my celebration for the next day.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 4:59:53 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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African American Family Celebration, at the ZOO...

thass racissss!!!

23 posted on 04/22/2014 5:00:36 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: crazycatlady

I have been out of school a loooong time but it seems to me the Monday after Easter was always a holiday from school. We called it Easter Monday.


24 posted on 04/22/2014 5:03:43 AM PDT by Ditter
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Do they not realize the damage they are doing to their own community and to the way the rest of us look at them?

No, because it's not their fault, don-cha-know...

25 posted on 04/22/2014 5:05:59 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Progov

“What, their now celebrating killing each other?”

Shouldn’t wveryone celebrate them shooting each other? /sarc


26 posted on 04/22/2014 5:07:57 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Progov

“What, their now celebrating killing each other?”

Shouldn’t everyone celebrate them shooting each other? /sarc


27 posted on 04/22/2014 5:08:12 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: crazycatlady

I was thinking gang as well but what do I know. It could have been a rumble between the gardening club versus the knitting circle.


28 posted on 04/22/2014 5:15:55 AM PDT by csvset
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The Easter Monday event for black families ...
Don't they have jobs to go to?
29 posted on 04/22/2014 5:24:14 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: kenmcg

It’s like a rap concert. You know someone is going to break out the violence and let it fly!

This place is a zoo!


30 posted on 04/22/2014 5:38:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: csvset

Do Easter bunnies carry AK-47s?


31 posted on 04/22/2014 5:39:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: csvset

Shouldn’t they all be in school or at work on a Monday?


32 posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:28 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Lose to Cruz - 2016!)
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To: csvset

Ah yes, that one day during the year in DC when the most dangerous animals at the zoo are outside of the cages.

The Urban Feral in all their glory. Clearly someone was “dissed” and deserved to be shot for their lack of appropriate respect.


33 posted on 04/22/2014 5:53:31 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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investigators are looking at a possible grudge between two neighborhood groups

Tribal warfare.

Truly, America is rushing towards third world status.

34 posted on 04/22/2014 6:19:17 AM PDT by wbill
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“We were not expecting this, but we had a heavy police presence,”

Translating from the NewSpeak:

“We were expecting something like this which is why we had a heavy police presence.”


35 posted on 04/22/2014 6:21:15 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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...near the zoo during its annual African American Family Celebration...

What the hell is that?

FMCDH(BITS)

36 posted on 04/22/2014 8:13:15 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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Police are looking for a white-african-American as the perpetrator.


37 posted on 04/22/2014 9:25:41 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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Police are looking for a white-african-American as the perpetrator.

Terayza? Charlize Theron?

38 posted on 04/22/2014 9:26:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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