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Kennewick Car Show Canceled Over Gang Fears

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A car show planned for the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick for Sunday has been canceled because of police concerns about rap music and possible gang activity.

The Tri-City Herald reports county officials decide to void the contract when they learned rap groups from Seattle would be performing.

Police Det. Chris Littrell says he called the county about the event because he was concerned about security. County officials said insurance for the event didn't cover a concert. The contract was canceled Tuesday.

The treasurer of the Rollerz Only low-rider car club says the club has no gang ties. He says the event was aimed for families and included plans for a children's bounce house, face painting, art
contest and ice cream cakes.
 

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