It happened in February in Florida.
It happened again in March in Kansas City.
It happened again in April In Washington DC.
The PC Media just can’t bring themselves to write the actual name of the event. It was officially called “African American Family Day” at the National Zoo; with free entrance from 10am -to- 4pm.
Wednesday, the Woodley Park community met with police and city leaders to discuss the shootings, safety, and the annual African-American Family Day at the zoo, which has become a place for youth to commit crimes in recent years
Given recent events, and considering how the institutional left claims a desire to want “that” racial conversation – yet factually do everything in their power to avoid actually having “that conversation” – lets look at how the event was described in the Politically Correct Media Empire as they were reporting on the DC Zoo violence.
Two men were shot Monday afternoon in the midst of a knot of people on Connecticut Avenue NW near the National Zoo, site of an annual Easter event that drew thousands of people over the course of the day. (link)
Shortly past 5 p.m. Monday, the main entrance to the National Zoo teemed with people enjoying one of the attraction’s busiest days of the year. Tourists and mothers pushing baby carriages jostled for position as other visitors, enjoying the annual family day at the zoo, poured onto Connecticut Avenue. (link)
Two men were wounded Monday by gunshots near a Washington, D.C., zoo shortly after it hosted an annual Easter event that drew thousands of people, police said. (link)
[…] Police say they are looking for suspects, but don’t have a description of who they are looking for. The zoo was hosting its traditional Easter Monday family events. A spokeswoman says about 16,000 had visited the zoo as of 4:30 p.m. Monday. (link)
[…] Each year on Easter Monday, families are welcomed to the National Zoo for family-focused activities and Easter entertainment, according to the National Zoo’s website.
There is a history of some violence at this family event at the zoo that the police say they are aware of.
“We were not expecting (a shooting) but we had a heavy police presence up here,” said Commander Michael Reese of the Metropolitan Police Department. “This is a very festive event. Numerous times nothing happened up here, but it was very important for us to show a force, and that’s what we did.” (link)
However at least USA Today broke ranks outside the headline and was honest in the description buried in the article:
Shots were fired about an hour after thousands were at the zoo to celebrate African American Family Day and Easter Monday. Three years ago on Easter Monday, a teen was stabbed multiple times.
Isn’t it odd how the actual name of an event can be
too difficult uncomfortable for the media to report when the potential exists for backlash from the identified community of the event itself ?
If a person were not paying attention they might not have noticed that….
….The exact same thing happened in Kansas City a month earlier when they held their “Free Zoo Admission Day”. “hundreds-of-teenagers-riot-fight-shoot-guns-at-free-zoo-day-in-kansas-city“.
AND… The exact same thing happened in Tampa Florida the month before the Kansas City shootings: Friday-night-chaos-at-florida-state-fair – Hundreds riot and fight with police in Florida at State Fair.
Nothing to see here folks…. move along…. move along. Hey wait, did you hear about the racist rancher in Nevada ?