Local leaders propose J'ouvert concert to curb violence

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Local leaders are proposing a concert during the annual J’ouvert festival as a way to curb violence.

Organizers say the concert would help keep younger people involved in the festival and possibly keep those with bad intentions from committing violent acts.

The festival has become notorious for several fatal shootings over the years, including one which resulted in the death of Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2015.

Last year, 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau, a college student from Brooklyn, was fatally shot during the festival.

Several town hall meetings have been held about the proposed concert, however, details have not been worked out, organizers say.  

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