JAH wrote: [quote=Carnivore]
You post 5 articles over the past 5 years, most of which were about the parade itself, not J'ouvert, as if that proves your point? There is violence at the parade (mostly off route) and at J'ouvert (also mostly off route). The parade has over 2 million people, larger than most cities in the U.S. With that many people, there are going to be incidents, as there would in any cohort of 2 million people. You're looking at the numerator and ignoring the denominator. It's total fear-mongering and has nothing to do with the reality of about 99.9999% of people's experience with the parade.
Also if shit does happen, 9 times out of 10 it is PERSONAL. Somebody owes $, somebody fucked someones woman, etc. Nothing will happen to a random stranger unless they are incredibly disrespectful or something.