Volunteers Will Help Keep Peace on Streets for This Year’s Black Expo

John Tuohy, Indystar, June 18, 2011

An army of peacekeepers will complement a police contingent at this year’s Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in an effort to avoid a repeat of violence that marred last year’s event.

Public Safety Director Frank Straub said 25 community affairs officers, who are trained to work with youths, will be among the nearly 300 uniformed officers and 300 church volunteers working the last two nights of the 41st annual event, which begins July 7.

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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Mike Bates said 275 uniformed officers will work the final Friday of Expo, and 290 will work the next night–about the same as last year. In addition, undercover detectives will patrol the streets.

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Three shootings injured 10 people on the last weekend of Expo in 2010. Police said rival youth street gangs that carried a grudge sparked the shootings Downtown.

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The task force estimated that as many as 6,000 teenagers congregate around the Hyatt Regency Downtown on Expo’s final Saturday. The task force encouraged strict curfew enforcement.

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  • Anonymous

    6000 black yoofs? What could possible go wrong?

  • Anonymous

    The fully burdened cost of the cops will be several hundred thousand dollars. Will the organizers of the expo pay? No way! The taxpayers will?

  • Country Club Wannabe

    Too bad they didn’t enlist the NAACP to tell them how to control the criminal blacks.

    NAACP mysteriously stays out of the news whenever black crime is the topic.

    When will we hold them accountable by using the true or not rhetoric of cause and effect?

  • Question Diversity

    An army of peacekeepers will complement a police contingent at this year’s Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in an effort to avoid a repeat of violence that marred last year’s event.

    But when an “army” of volunteers voluntarily complement the U.S. Border Patrol in southern Arizona, the media and the left throw a fit.

    I guess they’ll be unarmed. Which means they’ll be really effective (note the sarcasm) when face to face with armed black gang thugs.

    http://goo.gl/IZ5ml — Found that on SBPDL. Note they will add a NASCAR exhibit to the Indiana Black Expo. Are they trying to make it less black? If so, good for them. Maybe “black expos” need a little bit of desegregation.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think an army will be enough to keep violence from happening at any number of large black gatherings. Anyone willing to bet money on this?

  • Lovely White Woman, lily!

    When the blacks fight anyway, look for some half blooded black academic to spin it as another blame Whitey opportunity.

    Whites created the system, so blacks who live in the system and fight each other are acting on the wishes of Whites.

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    Sadly, the longer I work in my role the clearer it becomes that years of oppression, slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow laws and genocide affect how people of color deal with each other. Some still believe that “white is right.” Even people of color within our system operate with this in our subconscious mind. White people designed the system to benefit themselves. They created it, and those of us who have chosen to be a part of it have to deal with the lingering effects of white privilege and dominating power. But I do not believe it is up to white people alone to fix the problem. All of us have a role in helping the church become what God intends it to be.

    http://goo.gl/r5v0i

  • Reg

    Why do we inset upon coddling these people? Marcus Aurelius said “stand erect or be made to stand erect”. Isn’t it the height of racism not to expect them to act like civilized human beings? But alas we all know what is going to happen at this little get together, the question is why do we allow this animalistic behavior to continue? And just keeps getting worse and worse….

  • Anonymous

    This is truly an ‘exposee’ on black America. It should be broadcast live for the country to see. I’m tempted to drive to Indiana just to see it thru a pair of binoculars.

  • Anonymous

    Palease! If an event needs this much more additional law enforcement, there is something wrong. How about cancelling the event and telling would be attendees, when they can act like humans instead of animals, then we’ll have it again.(but of course, that will never happen)

  • SKIP

    Attendance=15,000 blacks

    Law enforcemenet presence= thousands

    Volunteers=many thousands

    Robberies=9

    Rapes=53

    Murders=7

    Shootings=31

    Cost=>National debt

  • Anonymous

    I hope they will be armed, they’re gonna need them.

  • kgb

    Three shootings injured 10 people on the last weekend of Expo in 2010. Police said rival youth street gangs that carried a grudge sparked the shootings Downtown.

    Expect a retaliatory grudge to be acted upon at the next gathering of baggy-pantsed blacks.

  • Mrs. Victoria

    This is a lot of effort and expense just for security. The expo itself must be rather insignificant by comparison. If this is what it takes to keep order at a social event, the event can’t possibly be worth it.

  • aj

    Uh so it takes 300 cops and 300 volunteers to keep 6,000 black youths under control? In other words you need one law enforcement officer per 10 black youths to prevent anarchy. What a burden they are on civilization…

  • HH

    But of course – what could possibly go wrong here?!?!

  • Sissy White

    An army of peacekeepers will complement a police contingent….

    …25 community affairs officers, who are trained to work with youths

    …300 uniformed officers and 300 church volunteers….

    …275 uniformed officers will work…

    …290 will work the next night…

    …undercover detectives will patrol the streets.

    Just one helicopter gunship, with machine guns and napalm, would be a lot cheaper, more efficient and certainly a lot more effective in keeping the peace and avoiding more race riots that will spill into White areas.

  • mark

    And I suppose the peacekeepers are there to protect the minority teens from the bad, racist whites.

  • American Son

    The ones I feel sorry for are the employees at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. I worked in a hotel, as a valet/bellman, where blacks would gather once a year for the Texas Relays (high school track and field), and let me tell you it was miserable. The atmosphere was awful, the black “customers” were openly hostile to all Whites they encountered, and every long-term employee would try and take vacation days during this time. It got to the point where I stopped caring about these “hotel guests” and would just stay hidden, thus stifling my chances to make money by performing my normal tasks to regular hotel gusts. I was dating a waitress at a Cajun restaurant behind the hotel, and she was in tears nearly every night from running around trying to cater to the whim of all the blacks, for little or no tip.

    That is when I found AmRen and my eyes were opened to the REALITIES of race relations in America.

  • John Engelman

    I have been to Greek festivals, Italian festivals, and Chinese festivals. The police presence was minimal. There was never any violence.