Joe Biden on Thursday signed a law making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
No one knew what Juneteenth was until recently.
Barack Obama never tweeted about Juneteenth and he never gave a speech about the event.
Juneteenth celebrations across the country turned violent on Saturday.
A massive brawl broke out in Long Branch, New Jersey (Pier Village).
I hope “brutally beating up white people in the street” doesn’t become a Juneteenth tradition
(From Long Branch, NJ yesterday) pic.twitter.com/XrQw3roHBz
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) June 20, 2021
An emergency responder was shot while assisting a child with a medical call at a Juneteenth event at Roberts Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Meanwhile in Flint, Michigan, a police officer returned fire when a car pulled up to an intersection at a Juneteenth parade and opened fire.
The officer struck the 19-year-old female suspect and she succumbed to her injuries.
“A preliminary investigation showed the shooting happened around 2:14 p.m. while an officer, who was working a traffic point for the Juneteenth Celebration Parade, was fired upon by the lone occupant of a vehicle who drove up to the officer. Upon taking fire, the officer returned fire and struck the suspect, police said.” The Detroit News reported.
“The officer was not injured, nor were any bystanders who were in there area. The shooting suspect, a 19-year-old female from Flint, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, police said.”