St. Patrick's Parade Safety Questioned

1 decade 3 years 8 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
AP-MO--St.Patrick's-Prob 03-22 0152 AP-MO--St. Patrick's-Problems,0139 Parade organizers say safety complaints are premature KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Kansas City say it's too early to discuss reported incidents of violence and unruly behavior. But others in the city are already talking about last week's parade, and some of them aren't happy. Trevor Taylor was a spectator at last Friday's parade. He says he saw signs of gang activity and open use of marijuana -- making him fear for his safety. Police reported breaking up at least ten fights, and at least one gunshot was heard. One family needed medical treatment after being attacked, and police arrested two men with guns. Mary Nestel is president of the parade committee. She says organizers should hold off on any conclusions -- and possible changes -- until they have talked with police. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-03-22-06 0300EST

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