Coordinator, Vendors Upset Over Festival's Early Closure

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Owned By Two Cats

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Jun 18, 2013
http://www.nbc4i.com/story/22615383/coordinat...

Coordinator, Vendors Upset Over Festival's Early Closure
Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:55 PM EST Updated: Jun 17, 2013 8:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An attorney who represents the Juneteenth Festival's coordinator says his client was forced to shut down the festival by police.

The festival has been held at Franklin Park for 18 years, but when shots were fired Saturday night, striking an 11-year-old boy, Columbus police officers shut down the festival.

Attorney Derek Farmer says his client was not consulted by officers into finding alternatives and that his client's constitutional rights were violated.

"The police ordered him to do it, and that is why we have a problem with that. When you trample on the constitutional rights of American citizens, who paid their money and had a permit to organize, assemble, to give free speech," said Farmer.

Farmer says the closure of the event was unwarranted and that other events in the City of Columbus have had similar situations occur.

"You can't say the shooting caused it to close down, because there have been other shootings at other events in Columbus, Ohio, and they didn't close down. We think it was other reasons, but we don't know," said Farmer.

Many vendors at the festival say they barely broke even for the weekend.

"What I'm am surprised about is not hearing from the coordinator of what he would do for the vendors since we weren't able to come back out on Sunday," said Crystal Coleman, a vendor at the festival.

Coleman says several vendors had said they would not return to the festival on Sunday even if police had permitted it to reopen.
Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#2 Jun 18, 2013
Owned By Two Cats wrote:
http://www.nbc4i.com/story/226 15383/coordinator-vendors-upse t-over-festivals-early-closure
Coordinator, Vendors Upset Over Festival's Early Closure
Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:55 PM EST Updated: Jun 17, 2013 8:55 PM EST
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An attorney who represents the Juneteenth Festival's coordinator says his client was forced to shut down the festival by police.
The festival has been held at Franklin Park for 18 years, but when shots were fired Saturday night, striking an 11-year-old boy, Columbus police officers shut down the festival.
Attorney Derek Farmer says his client was not consulted by officers into finding alternatives and that his client's constitutional rights were violated.
"The police ordered him to do it, and that is why we have a problem with that. When you trample on the constitutional rights of American citizens, who paid their money and had a permit to organize, assemble, to give free speech," said Farmer.
Farmer says the closure of the event was unwarranted and that other events in the City of Columbus have had similar situations occur.
"You can't say the shooting caused it to close down, because there have been other shootings at other events in Columbus, Ohio, and they didn't close down. We think it was other reasons, but we don't know," said Farmer.
Many vendors at the festival say they barely broke even for the weekend.
"What I'm am surprised about is not hearing from the coordinator of what he would do for the vendors since we weren't able to come back out on Sunday," said Crystal Coleman, a vendor at the festival.
Coleman says several vendors had said they would not return to the festival on Sunday even if police had permitted it to reopen.
This festival should be closed permanently due to Mayor Coleman's inability to deal with his ghetto base that comprise the main criminal element in this city. This clueless liberal mayor has never dealt with the reality of Black on Black homicide even though it is the prime reason for economic disaster in the Black Community. He remains in denial and if press will only say there are "too many guns" without completing the thought that there are "too many guns in the hands of brain dead hood rats who vote for me."

No one will make economic investment among people this irrational, unstable and violent. Just as these vendors lost money so will any business that sets up in any area where ghetto types are the majority.

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Since: Oct 12

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#3 Jun 18, 2013
So...the Juneteenth event coordinators have directed their anger at police, rather than at the violent element within their community?

Anyone surprised?
Didn't think so.
Owned By Two Cats

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Jun 18, 2013
According to 10tv.com the organizer's name is Mustafa Shabazz. http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/06/1...
Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#5 Jun 18, 2013
-tip- wrote:
So...the Juneteenth event coordinators have directed their anger at police, rather than at the violent element within their community?
Anyone surprised?
Didn't think so.
Black "leadership" has NEVER confronted its criminal element from Martin Luther King to Reverend Jeremiah Wrights its blames Whites for all things, all the time. The other side of the coin is that White Liberals like Reader, Duke, Che agree and thus you have the two sided coin that will keep Blacks as a permanent underclass soon to be an double under class under the Latinos.

Blacks danced in the streets at bought souvenir newspapers on the day Obama was elected now they are beginning to realize that Obama has put them at the back of the liberal bus. While they were busy dancing Obama was busy scheming.
Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#7 Jun 21, 2013
This is why Black / Liberal programs like "Juneteen" always fail, it take so much government funding / security / coddling that ultimately these affirmative action based programs always fail economically.

"Juneteen" is a celebration conceived by Afrocentric thinkers to make Blacks "feel" better about themselves but all these events do is put Black dysfunction on display.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#8 Jun 21, 2013
-tip- wrote:
So...the Juneteenth event coordinators have directed their anger at police, rather than at the violent element within their community?
Anyone surprised?
Didn't think so.
These vendors are out there to make a buck, so they value the dollar over human life and safety.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#9 Jun 21, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
<quoted text>
These vendors are out there to make a buck, so they value the dollar over human life and safety.
Pride festival starting...let them get their strapping buck there. ;)

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Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#10 Jun 21, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Pride festival starting...let them get their strapping buck there. ;)
I'm wondering if our contributor from across the pond will show up for the festival?

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