|"Summer Celebration" is the code-word used by media for "Indiana Black Expo" -- no one dares get the joke (police presence evident...)|
Public safety officials have taken a broad approach to security by trying to address the social issues that often breed violence in addition to adding extra patrols.
Sgt. Kendale Adams said uniformed and plainclothes officers will be downtown, and off-duty officers hired by the municipal transit service will keep watch at bus stops.
"We'll obviously be out in large numbers," Adams said.
The 2014 Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration wrapped up Sunday night and event organizers are calling this year’s expo a success. IBE CEO and President Tanya Bell says she never doubted this year’s event would be safe and successful.
The teamwork between IBE and IMPD ensured that Summer Celebration was just that.
“It’s an opportunity for us to come out and celebrate our culture, our heritage, our history, our talents, the accomplishments that African Americans have made,” said Bell.
Jill Harris, a recent Indiana University graduate from Hobart, said…"You could really notice the police out there."
I don't know if that's why it was so low-key out there, but I did like seeing them there."
But what those putting on the Indiana Black Expo and immediately labeling it a "successful" event - requiring a massive police-state in the process just to stave off criminality - for the lack of violence, bullets, and body bags don't understand is that we in the white Diaspora of Post-America call it just another Tuesday in the world of implicit white events...