NYPD request 15 ambulances in THREE MINUTES for 'intoxicated and unconscious' party-goers at Brooklyn's annual Caribbean Festival that began with an early morning shooting
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] New York Police Department called at least 15 ambulances to the neighborhood for people who were intoxicated or had fallen unconscious on Labor Day

  • Tens of thousands of revelers gathered on the streets of Brooklyn for the J'Ouvert Festival early Monday

  • Annual festival, which means daybreak in French is a celebration of Caribbean culture rooted in emancipation

  • Revelers donned devil horns, body paint and even oil at the event which kicked off at 6am this morning

  • Some people dressed in rags and donned helmets with giant horns while others covered themselves in black paint, grease or motor oil in traditional 'ole mas' costumes

  • The event, which has been marred by violence and even death in recent years, had a rough start today when revelers report seeing fights, gunshots and one man was shot in the back

Posted by: Fred 2018-09-05