Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lawyer Shot in Head in West Indian Day Parade

Lawyer Shot in Head in West Indian Day Parade ---
tags: lawyer victim, black victim, parade, bystander unintended victim, New York state,  (possible) assassination, terrorist-like violence

September 7, 2015  1 dead 4 injured, 1 arrested Lawyer Shot in Head in West Indian Day Parade violence At the Brooklyn West Indian  J’Ouvert Festival, Carey Gabay and his brother were walking by an argument when shots were fired, and was struck in the head. NYPD said Gabay was “an unintended target” who was caught in the crossfire of two suspected gang groups [cover action which masks deliberate targeting] and ”ducked behind a parked car, but was still struck in the top of the head at about 3:40 a.m, just before the start of  festival at 4 a.m. Gabay was a lawyer for Empire State Development Corp was formerly assistant counsel to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Later two others were shot and  a 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed as a 21-year-old man was grazed by a bullet during another shooting, and a 39-year-old was shot twice in the torso. Gabay is Jamaican and grew up in public housing in the Bronx, and was educated at  Harvard. The governor called it a random event.

Top Lawyer for NY Governor Shot in the Head in Brooklyn by "stray" bullet walking by argument   Harvard-educated first deputy counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was shot in the head in Brooklyn this morning, in what the governor called a "random event." 3:45 a.m., Carey Gabay and his brother were walking by an argument where shots were fired Gabay, 43, was struck in the head [by a "stray" bullet"] hospitalized in critical condition [could it have been targeted and only staged to look like a stray bullet?]

*Reference

  • Heavy: Carey Gabay: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know 
  • J'ouvert festival - Wikipedia J'ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break.  The festival starts well before dawn and peaks a few hours after sunrise.J'ouvert (French pronunciation: ​[ʒuvɛʁ]) is a large street party during Carnival in the eastern Caribbean region.  with the biggest celebrations happening in places around the world with large Caribbean ex-pat communities.
  • Labor Day Carnival  (or West Indian Carnival) is an annual celebration held on American Labor Day (the first Monday in September) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. The main event is the West Indian Day Parade, which attracts between one and three million participants. 
    • A string of fatal and non-fatal shootings and stabbings has occurred on and near the parade route in recent years, both during and following the parade. In 2003, a man was fatally shot and another was stabbed in the neck.[6][7] In 2005, one man was shot and killed along the parade route. In 2006, one man was shot and another was stabbed. At the 2007 parade, there was only one official report of violence, when a man was shot twice in the leg.[8][9] However, a different man (named Nathaniel Smith) was shot and killed in the 2007 parade.[10] In 2011 pre-dawn marches took a violent turn with the murder of one person, five instances of gunshot victims and three instances of stabbings coupled with sporadic shooting at crowds of people.[11]

    • Following the 2011 parade, Yolanda Lezama-Clark, The President of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) and other New York City officials condemned the one or two incidents that took place at the parade.[12]

    • Additionally during the 2011 West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York City councilman Jumaane Williams along with a few others were arrested for walking along a closed-off sidewalk, after stating he had received permission to do so from other officers.[13]

    • The 2012 parade was also marred by several violent incidents that took place after the official end of the parade. In separate incidents, two people were fatally stabbed, and two other shot.[14] In 2013, two men were murdered and a further three individuals were wounded in several shootings.[15]

    • In September 2015, a pre-parade celebration was marred by violence as gunfire critically injured Carey Gabay, a lawyer and aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, when he was shot in the head at 3:41 am. The shooting was one of several violent episodes, including a fatal stabbing, in the hours before the parade.[16][17

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Shootings, Stabbings Leave 1 Dead, 4 Wounded In Annual Brooklyn J'Ouvert Festival
Breitbart News‎ In the early morning hours of September 7 shooting and stabbing incidents left one dead ....” There appear to have been shootings throughout the route on September 7. Violence started “about 2 a.m.” when “a 24-year-old man was stabbed in the torso area and a 21-year-old man was shot in the buttocks” near Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway. The stabbing victim died from his wounds while the gunshot victim was hospitalized in stable condition.  NYPD reports that Gabay appears to have been “an unintended target.” They say “he was caught in the crossfire of two suspected gang groups.” and “a 21-year-old was grazed by a bullet on his hand.” NYPD have a 21-year-old in custody for that shooting. A third shooting took place at Nostrand Avenue and Martense Street, where the NYPD say “a 39-year-old was shot twice in the torso area.” January 2013 Governor Cuomo pushed through a massive gun control package but gun crime is up in New York City this year

Heavy: Carey Gabay: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Three Other Men Were Shot & Another Was Fatally Stabbed During the J’Ouvert Festival According to ABC 7, a man was shot at about 2 a.m. during a separate incident and a 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed. After Gabay was shot, a 21-year-old man was grazed by a bullet during another shooting. A third shooting happened later in the morning, where a 39-year-old was shot twice in the torso. That victim is in stable condition.


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