Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: Riot Police Under The BQE?
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Christine (who took all the photographs gracing this post) writes:
Tons of cops at RUMBLERS car show.
Escorting cars out … Skaters at the other end are fine but cars being guided out
The word is a “hells angel” punched a cop…
Shirt says when in doubt knock out… Maybe not a cop…
UPDATE, 6:52 p.m.: All is quiet…
UPDATE, 10:40 p.m.: I have the 411 about what happened from D. I. Hurson himself! He writes:
Miss Heather I noticed you have pictures of the car show. The event was larger then allowed. They were permitted for only two blocks but it stretched from Union to Manhattan ave. Several cars and motorcycles started drag racing. I ordered the event closed early and dispersed the crowd we made two arrest and issued numerous summonses. We will not allow them to get a permit next year.
UPDATE, August 21, 2011 12:20 p.m.: An anonymous tipster writes:
Hi, I would like it if you could add the following video to your story of the police shutting down the Rumblers car show on Saturday, August 20th, 2011. In the commanding officer’s statement he said that he ordered the show to be shut down due to “Several cars and motorcycles started drag racing.” Yet in this youtube video clip (Which dates from 2008 —Ed. Note), the police are the ones doing a burn out, and driving recklessly through a crowded street at The Rumblers Car Show.