I'm sure you are wondering what the heck that title means. Well, I think it describes what happened this weekend in East Liberty.
Gang violence that lead to multiple shots being fired into a crowd of people brought an annual community event in East Liberty to a screeching halt.
The remainder of "E-Fest" -- an urban street festival scheduled to be held Saturday and yesterday -- was cancelled at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday after Pittsburgh police responded to a call for shots fired near the East Busway on Penn Avenue.
According to the Zone 5 police, fights that had been occurring throughout the day "escalated a little more each time" until at least 12 shots were fired into a crowd where a large fistfight had started. Police said violence at the event has been a problem in the past. Last year the festival had also ended early because of fist fights.
The festival, in its seventh year, is an event organized by local urban youths with the help of the East End Cooperative Ministry. This year seven high school students were responsible for finding vendors, entertainment and sponsorship for the event.
Forgive me, but when a few people step up and take pride in their neighborhood, work hard to give something back to the people of the area, something like this happens. It boggles my mind how some people destroy there own neighborhood.
These thugs don't drive in from other areas to do this. THEY LIVE THERE! It's their own "living room" and they destroy it. Stop shooting at the guy who looked at you funny. Pick up the trash you toss in front of your house. Get a job and start becoming a productive member of society instead of dealing drugs and causing the destruction of those around you. In other words, stop taking a dump in your own living room!