1. Violence

    48 People Shot in NYC Over Holiday

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05:  A reveler looks on during the West Indian-American Day Parade on September 5, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. More than 2 million spectators were expected to attend the celebration of Caribbean culture. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    At least 48 people were shot over Labor Day weekend in New York City. The final incident on Monday took place after the West Indian Day Parade: After a fistfight, Leroy Webster shot and killed Eusi Johnson. A stray bullet also struck and killed an innocent bystander, Denise Gay before police shot and killed Webster. Addressing the spate of violence, Mayor Mike Bloomberg blamed federal gun laws. "It was a senseless murder and another painful reminder of of how federal officials fail to take the problem of gun violence seriously," he said. "It is a matter of life and death and in this case, the death was of an innocent New Yorker."

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