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Black Law Enforcement Questions Staffing and Security Protocols After Shooting At Arts on Third Festival

As America is on high alert from recent bombings, Mt. Vernon security measures for Arts on Third was inadequate

14407586_10154918251675139_562454803_nAs a national organization of Black Law Enforcement Professionals, we extend our condolence to the Dennis family for the loss of their loved one, who was shot and killed at Mayor Richard Thomas’s Arts on Third Festival.

As Law Enforcement Professionals we question the security protocol of the Arts on Third Festival a day after a bomb exploded in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood and Seaside Park, New Jersey.

We question the staffing of officers and if any request was made to the County and State Police to assist in securing the festival. We also question the absence of Emergency Response Units and adequate medical assistance teams.

We believe if these measures were in place correctly, it would have been a strong deterrent for any criminal activity.

As America is on high alert from recent bombings, Mt. Vernon security measures for Arts on Third were inadequate.

With the many questions of the legitimacy of many of the Police Commissioners and police management by the City Council, it is time for them to take action to correct these problems before another life is lost.

Damon K. Jones
New York Representative
Blacks In Law Enforcement of America

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  1. Were these measures taken in prior years for this event? Maybe you should be more concerned as to why Mount Vernon has so much more criminal activity than our neighbors and getting guns out of the hands of the young.

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