NYPD commissioner: Violence after West Indian Day Parade a 'given'

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly stated today that violence after the West Indian Day Parade is a 'given' and insisted that the incidents had nothing to

BROOKLYN - NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly stated today that violence after the West Indian Day Parade is a 'given' and insisted that the incidents had nothing to do with the parade itself.

Although he did not elaborate beyond that, Kelly went on to say that after the parade is the time when old disputes between gangs are settled.

The police commissioner added he believes the police and the West Indian community have done their jobs to make it as peaceful as possible.

Just after the parade ended on Monday, a double shooting and two separate stabbings left two people dead and another two injured.

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