After more violence, should the West Indian Day Parade continue?

A day after the West Indian Day Parade marched down Eastern Parkway, some are wondering if the parade should continue following more deaths after the

CROWN HEIGHTS - A day after the West Indian Day Parade marched down Eastern Parkway, some are wondering if the parade should continue following more deaths after the parade.

This year, two people were stabbed to death in separate incidents, and two people were injured in a shooting.

Organizers say that despite the violence, the event was a success thanks to numerous changes to the event and a greater police presence.

Parade organizers say they are deciding about what to do for next year, but the parade injects about $150 million into the local economy every year.

Arrest made in West Indian Day Parade fatal stabbing Police: Double shooting, 2 stabbings leave 2 dead after parade

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