Cuomo’s Aide Shot During New York Parade

The West Indian Day parade, which is already known for causing outbreaks in violence was no different this year, with a series of shootings and stabbings beginning before the parade even started.

“Early this morning, Carey Gabay was shot in Brooklyn. Carey is now in critical condition at Kings County Hospital. Carey is first deputy general counsel at Empire State Development and was formerly an assistant counsel to the governor,” Gov. Cuomo said in a statement. “Carey is an outstanding public servant who joined our administration in 2011. He is a Harvard-educated lawyer who works for the state because he wants to give back to others and make a difference. He is just 43 years old and is a kind-hearted man. Carey is a friend to all who have the pleasure of meeting him. I ask that New Yorkers join us by keeping him, his wife Trenelle and his family in their prayers at this time.”

After the violence began, an additional 1,500 police officers were dispatched to patrol the streets. Andrew Cuomo’s comments on gun violence that followed failed to take into account that most criminals don’t purchase guns legally. Politics aside, this was a tragic event that resulted in unnecessary blood shed.





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