Author Topic: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center  (Read 1014 times)

Offline JHALUM

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Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« on: March 08, 2019, 11:13:37 PM »
Why do these type of events always result in violence and crime? Three years ago while I was at Queens Center a large brawl broke out and at that point I decided I would probably not return. I had enjoyed going to this mall since it opened in the mid 70's and now after the latest incident I doubt I'll be back.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/03/08/rapper-queens-mall-riots-looting/

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 12:08:56 AM »
They happen because the organizers try to fit in three times the legal number of people. The same artist played at Brooklyn Steel tonight with no issues at all

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 11:53:57 AM »
Obviously the rapper community is known for years to bring violence, crime and outlaws to their events. Puma should be sued for creating this hazard plus police costs. A retail store is not a rapper venue. The Queens Center mall should also be held responsible for any injuries that resulted from this incident.

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 12:22:06 PM »
the "rapper community" is mostly middle and upper middle class suburban kids in this day and age, pops. i know this because i work in the music/radio "community." keep suburban kids out of town and we'll be safer.

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 12:37:51 PM »
the "rapper community" is mostly middle and upper middle class suburban kids in this day and age, pops. i know this because i work in the music/radio "community." keep suburban kids out of town and we'll be safer.
This is 100% accurate. It was mostly young 14-16 yrs old kids and they were more thrilled than anything at the excitement level. A few bad actors were causing the disturbances. The half day of school in NYC unfortunately lined up with this event in a bad way. The theft and other fighting seemed like add ons to the huge amount of young people swarming the place. I did feel concerned for the stores and their personnel as they seemed very confused about what was causing this mass of kids. Otherwise, I find this mall to be one of the best I've ever shopped at and they have a variety of stores that my family likes specifically for shoes. Personally think it was a fluke occurrence.

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 05:54:25 PM »
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A retail store is not a rapper venue.

It absolutely is a book signing venue though, all the moer so if the Puma store is actually selling the book. Too bad there aren't more bookstores in Queens or one that would have been big enough to handle the crowds. 

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 07:12:15 PM »
keep suburban kids out of town and we'll be safer.

What a foolish and insulting thing to say.

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2019, 07:42:30 PM »
why?

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2019, 10:04:32 AM »
Where you get that these mostly African American teenagers are from Westchester or Nassau County is beyond me and I believe an attempt to blame wealthy suburbs for inner city violence. Those kids are from NYC. Maybe not JH.

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2019, 10:34:35 AM »
Where you get that these mostly African American teenagers are from Westchester or Nassau County is beyond me and I believe an attempt to blame wealthy suburbs for inner city violence. Those kids are from NYC. Maybe not JH.

i said "the hip hop community." have you been to a hip-hop show in the past five years? or ever?

i have.

suburban kids. get back to me once you get to a show and let's discuss.

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2019, 01:37:30 PM »
Where you get that these mostly African American teenagers are from Westchester or Nassau County is beyond me and I believe an attempt to blame wealthy suburbs for inner city violence. Those kids are from NYC. Maybe not JH.

i said "the hip hop community." have you been to a hip-hop show in the past five years? or ever?

i have.

suburban kids. get back to me once you get to a show and let's discuss.

And how do you know they are from the suburbs?

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2019, 01:46:34 PM »
conversation.

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Re: Rapper Riot & Looting at Queens Center
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2019, 01:46:34 PM »