Mostly Peaceful Brooklyn Youths Riot After ‘Vigil’ for Gangbanger

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 at 8:01 am

You’re a gangbanger, you pull a gun on the police and get shot dead. Predictably the rioting follows by the “frustrated” youth in the community. The only surprise here is Al Sharpton hasn’t showed up yet. Give it time.

A vigil for a teenager fatally shot by cops turned into a riot in Brooklyn last night, as a mob of outraged thugs ransacked stores, broke car windows and assaulted residents in East Flatbush.

The chaos erupted after about 200 people gathered to mourn 16-year-old Kimani “Kiki” Gray, a reputed Bloods gang member who was shot after pulling a gun on police Saturday.

At about 9 p.m., a splinter group broke off from the main ceremony and ran wild, causing havoc in several stores, including a Rite Aid.

“They poured in here, like 40 or 50 of them. They pulled the registers off the counter. They flipped over everything. They punched me in the face, several of them did, not just one. It was insane,” said Lorenzo Evans, 56, manager of the Rite Aid.

Evans also said a guard and two customers were roughed.

The gang also destroyed a bodega, ripped up trash bags, threw fruit and bottles at police officers and even pummeled residents.

According to the local NYC Councilman, these frustrated youths have no outlet for their constant rage.

New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, who represents the area of Flatbush, has been tweeting live updates, and said: ‘I’m in the middle of the riot action at Church and Snyder in my district. Right now, things are tense. Young people have expressed anger.’

Mr Williams later described the scene of chaos in Flatbush, saying that garbage cans had been overturned and people smashed out windows. He added that one person had been attacked outside of a local Rite Aid.

‘Tonight was a peaceful vigil that devolved into a riot,’ he wrote. ‘The youth in this community have no outlets for their anger, no community.’

Apparently Mr. Williams just collects a paycheck and does nothing for the mostly peaceful youths. Maybe they should consider some midnight basketball.
The Daily News, meanwhile, published a photo of the dead gangbanger that’s clearly years old. Call that The Trayvon Effect.  They at least add some context about who this punk was.

Before the riot Monday, a police source told The News that investigators believe Kimani was a member of the Bloods street gang. The source pointed to two YouTube videos, published last year, that featured violence between Bloods and Crips. The source said Kimani appears in both videos, which The News has refrained from publishing due to graphic content.

In one video, Kimani is clad in a red Adidas hoodie and goes by the nickname “Shapow,” the source said. He can be seen taunting and hitting a 13-year-old rival on Nostrand Ave. near Glenwood Rd. in Flatbush after the adversary flashed gang signs and said he runs with the Crips.

Kimani also swiped a beaded necklace from the Crip and then stomped on it, the video shows, while his friends in the background identified themselves as Bloods.

The second video captured an apparent Crips retaliation following the smackdown. A group of self-identified Crips stormed a McDonald’s on Utica Ave. and Ave. H in Flatbush after they spotted Kimani and other alleged Bloods inside, according to the video.

A few media spin cyclces later and he’ll be Saint Kimani.

 

13 Responses to “Mostly Peaceful Brooklyn Youths Riot After ‘Vigil’ for Gangbanger”

  1. Blue Hen on 12/12/13 at 10:39 am

    The youth in this community have no outlets for their anger, no community.’

    Sooooo. This jerk is an apologist for rioting and people being attacked at random. Good to know. I kinda doubt that this genius would defend a pack of KKK members as not having an “outlet”.

  2. Hawk on 12/12/13 at 11:04 am

    This is just a preview of what’s to come if the Zimmerman trial doesn’t go through. “Frustrated” youths will be “expressing their anger” all over the place.

  3. DMO on 12/12/13 at 12:11 pm

    ““Frustrated” youths will be “expressing their anger” all over the place.”

    Hopefully, some of them will be deservedly shot down like the dogs they are……

  4. bonhomme on 12/12/13 at 12:15 pm

    [i]The youth in this community have no outlets for their anger, no community.[/i]

    Um, so which is it? Is yours a community that includes these youth? If so, the youth have a community. If your community dis-includes the youth, is it your fault, or some nebulous ‘other’ as you seem to imply?

    If he was a member of the Bloods gang, then he not only had a community, he had an outlet for his anger. Notice in the original article they mention that none of Kimani’s friend’s chose to say what he did just before the shooting. That is Kimani’s community and outlet.

    Other times he got to express his ‘anger’ without much repercussions because of a street sense of no snitching among his friends. His expression of ‘anger’ finally caught up with him though. It got him killed.

  5. Vic Kelley on 12/12/13 at 1:27 pm

    At least the article didn’t call it a “flash mob.” As for the vigil it should have been disrupted by police immediately. No sense in allowing 200 underprivileged underserved disadvantaged disenfranchised urban youths – coloreds – to congregate in one public place. Seriously. When does a group of that many coloreds do anything other than cause trouble?

    As for the law abiding business owners and residents it’s a damn shame they don’t have the right to carry firearms. They could have justifiably homicided their attackers. You can tell by the conduct of the hoodlums involved that they don’t fear the police or the civilians.

  6. emperor bloomie on 12/12/13 at 1:42 pm

    Good news! I’ll ensure that they won’t get too much sugar! That will solve everything!

  7. Matt on 12/12/13 at 2:05 pm

    And people wonder why there’s still racism and prejudice in this country, considering how far we’ve come. I can point them to this. Or the mall riots over shoes. If you simply cannot control yourself, you do not deserve respect and should be shown none. What does it say about a group of people that they end up trashing their own communities? And the worst part, for blacks anyway, is that their “leaders” like Sharpton, Jackson, etc only benefit from this anger- if the community was quiet and peaceful, the race hustlers would be out of a job.

    Plus I thought electing Obama was supposed to solve all of these problems.

  8. Andrew on 12/12/13 at 4:35 pm

    Re: Vic Kelley on 12/12/13 at 1:27 pm
    “As for the vigil it should have been disrupted by police immediately. No sense in allowing 200 underprivileged underserved disadvantaged disenfranchised urban youths – coloreds – to congregate in one public place. Seriously. When does a group of that many coloreds do anything other than cause trouble?”

    This must be that new colorblind conservatism I’ve heard so much about.

  9. Blue Hen on 12/12/13 at 10:45 pm

    Andrew: This must be that new colorblind conservatism I’ve heard so much about.

    This whine was brought to you by the Leftist Race Card. The leftist race card. Don’t ignore a riot without it!

  10. Chris W. on 13/13/13 at 1:47 pm

    “Young people”, “youths”, etc.

    Zero mention that they were predominantly blacks.

    It’s not like we needed to be told, but isn’t that part of the story?