Thunder Over Louisville. It’s the largest fireworks display in North America and it kicks off events leading to the Kentucky Derby.
We watched it on TV last year and it was amazing. With the blue angles flying in an air show prior to the event this year, I thought it would be so fun to sit at the river front and watch. The temperature outside will be nearly eighty degrees.
But no. Thanks to a gang called YNO we won’t be going. Two weeks ago this ‘super-gang’ of 200+ kids beat people, robbed cars, broke into stores and basically blanketed the city with fear. The thing about this gang that makes it most disturbing is the fact that the kids in the gang are in middle school!
The other big tough gangs around here are afraid of them because they don’t follow the street code, because there are so many of them and
because they do crazy stuff.
We didn’t hear or see much on the news at first about the gang downtown because the police department tried to hide it. It’s not
good for tourism when people hear how violent Louisville has become and with the Kentucky Derby coming up, there is plenty of money that can be lost. But the 911 calls were released today and there were over forty calls made regarding the gang that night. But the police couldn’t find them. Couldn’t find a gang of 200+ kids wandering around downtown. I think the police are afraid too.
The FBI recently released a report to the Louisville Metro Police and (thankfully) it was leaked to the public. The document basically stated that YNO was planning on causing harm at various upcoming events and that they will attend en masse. The gang wants control of drug dealing in Louisville and they are planning on robbing a local train that
carries guns to a vendor.
The fine mayor of the city of Louisville has asked people with permits to carry weapons to NOT carry weapons to Thunder. Are you kidding me?! But people will carry at the event – this is Guntucky for Christ’s sake! Some of the citizens of Louisville are begging people to attend the event. They say it’s time to take the city back and to teach these punks a lesson. One way or the other it will be an epic event.
We’ll be watching Thunder over Louisville from the comfort of our living room. I just hope the thunder is from the fireworks and not the gunfire.