Caribbean Fever: Breaking Down the West Indian American Day Carnival

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  • Some Food and Fashion on the Side
  • Around the World
  • The Cops & Carnival
  • Violence Eclipses Past Parades
  • Stay Safe and Have Fun
  • Celebrate Good Times
  • A New Home
  • Welcome to Brooklyn
  • Changing of the WIADCA Guard
  • A Jam-Packed Weekend
  • Early Birds Get the Party Started
  • A Winding Route
  • Island Tunes

The Cops and Carnival

The NYPD has also received its fair share of criticism regarding officers’ controversial involvement in the events over the years. After the 2011 parade, a video emerged showing several officers dirty dancing with festival dancers the same day that nine people were shot at or near the parade route. And nearly 20 police workers were punished for posting racist comments about the parade on a Facebook page in 2012. 

(Photo: ANDREW BURTON/LANDOV)

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