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Screengrab from a thread on Thee Rant making light of the killings at this year’s J’Ouvert.
The folks who brought you the J’Ouvert death pool are back, once again pushing the boundaries of good taste.
Posters on an unofficial cop website called Thee Rant Monday posted comments sarcastically jabbing at parade organizers for the violence that broke out along the J’Ouvert celebration route.
By lunchtime, two people had been shot dead, two shot and wounded and one stabbed and wound along the route.
“It’s 0644 on Mon. morning and already we have 4 SHOT with 2 DEAD (shot in face) and we have 1 reported STABBING,” wrote a user posting under the name “Nuthinbudatruth.”
“Godless de Blasion (sic) was on his hands and knees PRAYING FOR THE STORM TO WASH OUT THIS PARADE. You reap what you sow.”
“Well thanks!” replied another poster. “That bit of news was better than a cup of coffee.”
Posters to Thee Rant are often current and retired New York City police officers.
“TrueBlue” wrote, “Maybe the cops will ‘take a knee’ in protest,” referring unfavorably to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against deaths of unarmed black men in police custody.
Another poster attempted to delve into some of the policy at issue at the parade.
“Good thing they made them get a permit this year, that sure fixed a lot of problems,” said “WasInTheBag.” “And if they don’t behave, they’ll get a stern talking-to and maybe not get a permit next year!”
“Cosmo kramer” suggested that the NYPD was trying to cover up event violence to satisfy politicians who are sensitive about upsetting Brooklyn’s large Caribbean community.
“There’s probably a memo from some chief ordering Brooklyn precinct commanding officers to browbeat any investigation which shows a link between crimes and the parade,” read the post.
Another post showed a picture of people running from gunfire with the sarcastic slogan: “J’Ouvert Parade and the West Indian Day Parade: Bringing Mayhem to NYC for Generations!”
J’Ouvert is not affiliated with the New York Caribbean Carnival Parade, formerly known as the West Indian Day Parade.
The Daily News revealed on Thursday that posters to “The West Indian Day Death Pool” on Thee Rant offered predictions on how many people would be shot, stabbed, tossed from roofs or bludgeoned during J’Ouvert and the New York Caribbean Carnival Parade that follows.
On Thursday, after The News story was published, the death pool comments were pulled down from the site.
“I don’t think anybody should assume that (there will be violence), whether they’re cops or not,” parade spokeswoman Jean Alexander said Thursday.