Ackeem Green, Barricade, Bullet, Death, Gang Feud, Gang Violence, Harlem, ID, New York, News, Residents, Youth Marines -

Police lock down Harlem streets 2 weeks after shooting

Ackeem Green, Barricade, Bullet, Death, Gang Feud, Gang Violence, Harlem, ID, New York, News, Residents, Youth Marines -

Police lock down Harlem streets 2 weeks after shooting

NBC New York: Police have locked town a two-block stretch of West 129th Street for weeks, in part because they fear violent retaliation in response to the shooting death of a young father on a basketball court, according to a report.

The New York Post says barricades have gone up on the street between Fifth Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard between dusk and dawn. Residents must show ID to get in, and have to meet their visitors at the barricades, the Post says.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told the paper it was about residents’ safety.

“We understand it doesn’t make everybody happy,’’ he said. “We understand people are inconvenienced by showing identification. But what we’re trying to do is save young lives.”

The Post said police fear a retaliation for the shooting of Ackeem Green on June 3. Those who knew him say he was a bystander caught in a gang feud.

Click here to read more

The post Police lock down Harlem streets 2 weeks after shooting appeared first on theGrio.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Say No Mo', Where Is Video?: The Assassination of E.J. Bradford
1: to murder (a usually prominent person) by sudden or secret attack often for political reasons; a plot to assassina...
Read More
Bus Crash Horror: 1 child dead and 40 people hurt on youth football trip
BENTON, Ark. (AP) — A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday in central Arkan...
Read More
Black Hair Matters: The Affirmative Power of Politicians Like Ayanna Pressley and Stacey Abrams
When Ayanna Pressley got her Senegalese twists done for the first time about three years ago, it was a moment of affi...
Read More
Freshen Up Your Board Game Collection With This One-Day Amazon Sale
It’s not quite as jam-packed as Amazon’s Black Friday board game sale, but their 12 Days of Deals strategy game sale ...
Read More

Tags