Juneteenth Shooting in Ohio Injures 11-Year-Old Boy

Christian Science Monitor, June 17, 2013

Columbus police are seeking any video that may have been taken of a shooting at a weekend Juneteenth Festival that injured an 11-year-old boy.


The shooting happened at a park just outside downtown Columbus at the Juneteenth Festival. The boy was hit in the leg by a stray gunshot and hospitalized with injuries that weren’t life-threatening. A 15-year-old boy was arrested.

The shooting ended the annual festival, which celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S.

“June 19th, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread before this, actual emancipation did not come until General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3, on June 19th, almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,” according to the Ohio Juneteenth Festival website.


Police say four other young people had been involved in fighting in Columbus and were arrested before the shooting.

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  • JohnEngelman

    I enjoy the Greek and Italian festivals that are held in my predominantly black city.

    If a Juneteenth Festival is held I think I will pass on it.

    • Paleoconn

      The worst that can happen to you at one of those festivals is heartburn from all the garlic or a shard from a broken plate (‘opa!’)

      • JohnEngelman

        For me the dangerous part is walking to and from the Greek and Italian festivals through black neighborhoods.

        • Paleoconn

          Walk in groups, and with weapons.

          • JohnEngelman

            I always carry pepper spray.

          • Paleoconn

            Smart. I’d carry a box like Clemenza near the end of The Godfather.

          • JJCULLEN

            I always carry two ???s

          • Romulus


    • The__Bobster

      The holiday itself is a testament to stupidity and ignorance, but hey, aren’t all of the black holidays?

      • Erasmus

        Celebrate Diversity!

      • Romulus

        Such as Kwanzaa.

    • evilsandmich

      That is interesting. When they have the Irish/Italian festivals in Cleveland, it’s basically sold to people who aren’t either. Even the Puerto Ricans make some noise for any gringos interested in trying their luck at food truck poisoning roulette. But with stuff like “Black Family Reunion”, etc. everyone who isn’t black, and many who are, take a pass.

      • Romulus

        Nothing p!$$#$$ me off more than seeing fn groids or mulattoes at Irish,English,Norse, and German festivals. Equally offensive is seeing them at renaissance faires.

  • APaige

    I am shocked. One person shot at a black festival. Just one? What only two people at the fest?

    • The__Bobster

      Bantus aren’t exactly known for their marksmanship.

      • dukem1

        It’s why they came up with another Bantu 1st!!!
        The drive-by!!!
        So clever! So innovative!!
        Gotta love ’em.

        • shmo123

          Can’t even give’em credit for that really. Al Capone and his boys were doing drive-by’s in the twenties and thirties.

  • I wish we had a Juneteeth Celeration here in Chicago. And I hope it is on the south or west side to add negro authenticity. If there was someone giving out free tracers of all calibers, it would probably look like some kind of a fireworks celebration just before the “amber-lamps” started lining up

    • dukem1

      From what I read in the news, every day is Juneteenth in Chicago!

      • me

        Ha ha ha! Truth!

  • bigone4u

    One good thing–If there were any white persons at Juneteenth they had to be liberal race traitors. No white person with any sense would show up for a it.

    • The__Bobster

      I’ve known a few libtards who would show up at Zulu events to show that they were “down wif da struggle”.

      An old coalburning cougar would do it to troll for crazy jungle love. She had the bruises to prove it.

      • White Mom in WDC

        Yeah, that purple penis can be a bear!

        • me

          Please….don’t. Ugh! Another myth–the “well-endowed” Bantu.

          • Alexandra1973

            My husband asked a urologist about that…the doctor said it is a myth that blacks have more in that department.

            As a white woman, I really don’t want to think about that…. *shudder*

          • Romulus

            Thank you. Its good to know there are loyal woman.

      • Romulus

        Serves her right,…pig. If you ever see the the white guy in the crowd who gives the laser death eye stare to mamba catcher, it could be me. It makes sick to my stomach. It takes considerable self control on my part not to freak out. I despise OJ, but personally I think our you lay down with Clyde, you deserve it.

    • Bobbala

      … remember, some are not given a choice in these matters.

  • OlderWoman

    Juneteenth – Just the sound of it is ridiculous.

    • me

      It saves the Bantu from trying to read a calendar and all of that ‘rayciss edumacation’ stuff…..

    • Alexandra1973

      Beware the ides of June!

  • sbuffalonative

    After the shooting two years ago at Buffalo’s Juneteenth (which was then shut down early), there have been no violent incidents reported. I’ve also noticed that they no longer promote this festival as much as they used to. Maybe keeping it smaller and low key has worked to keep down the violence.

    Oh, there was some grumbling about the new multi million dollar splash pad that was just upgraded. It seems they want the water and light show on 24 hours a day.

  • Tinfoil A22hat

    Diverse celebration faux pas #1: no fatalities.

    • It really does cause a decrease in attendance. Bullets need to by flying.

  • When is there ever a Juneteenth celebration that doesn’t involve an 11 year-old orc being shot almost dead by a 15 year-old orc?

    Ariadne turned six, so we had a party here for her and her friends: Rubber-band-powered airplanes work pretty well for girls as well, but I made plans; I made modular parts for rubber-band-powered airplanes, and they got to assemble their own and then fly them.

    I was watching the chicken cooking on the hibachi, when one of the boys in the area asked whether he could have one.

    I asked him whether he had ever been mean to any of the girls he had seen.

    He said, “Only a little”.

    I then said, go tell her you are sorry and if she and three of her friends will bring you back here, you can have an airplane to build.

    He did, and they did.

    He did that thing: three props – a flying wing with one pulling and two pushing. His brother and their friends think he was out playing with the girls. He got to keep it.

  • Alexandra1973

    I think the idea behind that was so they could be shipped back to Africa.

  • newscomments70

    Liberal media has been trying to sell us this “culture” for decades. When we avoid it, they bus it in and force us to enjoy it. We’re still not buying it. Billions of dollars in liberal propaganda have dictated to us that black culture is wonderful. No one wants it anymore. No one is shocked when almost every black event ends in riots and murders. I hope that blacks enjoy what is left of their privileged status. I hope that Michelle has fun on her vacations and shopping sprees as well. It’s almost over. As the liberal media continues to decay, the cheerleading squad is rapidlly fading. Tommorrow’s embattled whites and our “new” Americans will have no more time for this.