This is beyond disgusting. We’re sure African-Americans across the country are shaking their heads at the foolery that ensued during the grand opening of Fat Tuesday in Queens, NY.
Black Lives Matter or nah????!!!!
#RIPFatTuesday April 3rd, 2015- April 3rd, 2015
All bets were off after a massive, chair-hurling brawl broke out Friday night at the grand opening of a Fat Tuesday New Orleans-style daiquiri bar inside the Resorts World Casino in Queens, officials said.
Up to 400 people were involved in the 10 p.m. brawl at the four-year-old Ozone Park casino next to Aqueduct Racetrack.
An eye-popping video of the fight shows patrons hurling chairs across the room at each other and swinging gold stanchions as if they were swords. “A lot of gang members (were involved),” a police source said.
“why are people going nuts at the new location?” someone asked Fat Tuesday via Twitter.
The dining area at the Vegas-style gambling hall was left in tatters from the ruckus, which went on for several minutes as melees and score-settling erupted in pockets throughout the food court.
A source said, “there was a couple of dozen of people involved in the fight. Not 400, not even close.”
The fight erupted inside near the daiquiri franchise shortly after it opened, but quickly spilled to an outside parking lot.
A handful of people, including cops and security guards, suffered injuries, officials said. Cops arrested four people at the scene.
Charges were pending, cops said.
A casino spokesman said, “The safety of our patrons is Resorts World’s top priority, and there is absolutely no room for this kind of behavior at our facility.
“We are reviewing all aspects of this unfortunate event and are fully committed to taking steps to ensure similar acts do not take place ever again.”
The racino opened in October, 2011 after a decade of controversial false starts and blowback from the critics.
SMH! We got to do better.