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

Violence Eclipses Past Parades

Fatal shootings, stabbings and other violence have marred the parade’s public image in recent years. In 2012, two were stabbed to death, while two others were shot. City officials and neighborhood communities have offered differing reasons for the notorious crime happenings, like personal disputes and alcohol. The police department has also accused the media of exaggerating the violence


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