Once was not enough for Black Lives Matter activist Steve Young, now best known for the Atlantic City riots of May 31.
‘We’re gonna shut down AC on July 4’ says Young on a recent WPG 1450 Radio interview with Harry Hurley. Listen dere >
Radio host Hurley asked Young, “Are you insane? You’re going to shut down Atlantic City on the 4th of July, just two days after re-opening?”
Hurley: Psychotic behavior from Steve Young, the chairman of the Atlantic City Planning Board.
Young is on the AC Citizens Advisory Committee. He’s also a co-founder of Polaris Development Group LLC, which has received financial funding from the CRDA.
CRDA, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, is made up of 17 board members. 16 are white. Only 2 live in Atlantic City. Steve Young and Mayor Marty Small seem to be OK with that.
Young claims he gets no support. But he does, and only wants more. Grants provide assistance for stuff like the Kentucky Ave Festival.
Hurley: Steve, you get plenty of financial grants.
Young is part of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
Stephen W: If you think the multitude of all the different nationalities are going to sit idly by while you come in and shut down our city on one of if not the busiest weekends of the year you are obviously not as smart as I think you are. You should absolutely rethink this stupid move. We the people of Atlantic City will not have this bullshit in our streets.
Sheryl R: A town that has been shut down for months. People not working and losing health care. Businesses closing for good. I’m out of work with no health insurance for last 3 months. Most in Black community don’t support Mr. Young. He’s hurting more than helping.
Shutting down a city….is a crime.Hurley, WPG Radio.
Hurley: Steve, who’s failing the Black community? Are you blaming Mayor Marty Small? Young replied: The government. Specifically, Gov Murphy.
Atlantic City Council President George Tibbitt: I’m really concerned that this action will totally destroy any confidence of our visitors. This action will be the final nail in the coffin for a lot of businesses that are hanging on by a thread to survive. The harm that he is doing to the health of the city and the trickle down effect that it will have on our citizens when the lost revenue can’t be made up and businesses close.
The hits keep on coming.
- AC just canceled the annual Air Show.
- More BLM protests planned for the 4th in AC
- Removal of Christopher Columbus statue in AC
- All night fireworks in AC
A Black Lives Matter protest organized by Steve Young may “shut the city down”
‘Beaches were never closed in Atlantic City’ says Young. ‘I think we have a genocide on our hands.”
Young says “it’s a crime for people to be hung in the streets and shot with their hands up.”
Hurley says shutting down a city is a crime. It’s criminal. It’s not a peaceful protest.”