"The tribute of the city to the heroic dead of the nation's wars was marred yesterday by three outbreaks of violence, all of which arose directly from the Memorial Day program. The most serious disruption to a program that hitherto has been synonymous with patriotism, order and reverence, developed in Queens. About 1,000 white-robed and hooded Klansmen, with 400 women relatives and friends, sought to participate in the Memorial Day parade through Jamaica. The result was a riot."
“This is supposed to be the melting pot — it’s Queens! But when you are living in Jamaica Estates, it’s more secluded. There are kids I know who are 16 who can’t go down the block to the subway. It depends on what you are exposed to.”