NewsPolice Overwhelmed With 'Freaknik' Parties That Turn Deadly

Police Overwhelmed With ‘Freaknik’ Parties That Turn Deadly

One person was fatally shot in Louisville, Alabama, at a Freaknik-inspired party.

The authorities reported being unprepared for the amount of traffic they received in Louisville. 

All the buzz and attention surrounding Freaknik started with flyers circulating of a Freaknik-style block party happening in a Louisville open field. It got further reach when details were put out on social media about the party. The posts gained traction with the release of the new Freaknik documentary, but the sheriff of Barbour County had no idea the event was going to happen. 

The Louisville Freaknik-style party, unfortunately, got out of hand on its opening night. Kenyatta Snell, 25, was one of the people invited to attend. 

Kenyatta’s mother said, “She told me she was going to Freaknik. That’s what they called it.”

The young girl’s mother continued to tell the outlet that she was concerned about all the weapons present when they arrived so she left. “There were too many guns out here for me,” she said.

When Kenyatta and her friends returned to the party in Louisville, a shooting broke out and Kenyatta was tragically killed.

This is just one in a series of Freaknik-themed parties getting out of hand in Alabama. 

In Selma, the mayor suspended the police chief and placed him on administrative leave after several shootings occurred. Mayor James Perkins Jr. went public with his grievances about the way police failed to handle the Freaknik parties. He said that the authorities needed a change in leadership after Selma officers didn’t adequately respond to violence breaking out during “Freaknik-style street parties.” 

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Source: Black Enterprise


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