Saturday, April 28, 2007

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22-year-old 62nd murder victim of the year:

A 22-year-old New Orleans man was shot to death and a second man wounded within two blocks of St. Charles Avenue in Central City Friday evening.

The problem with this number, aside from the fact that is probably completely wrong, does not include the surrounding parishes, such as Jefferson, where murders rack up ad infinitum. Also, we have hospitals full of gun shot victims, such as the second, unnamed man in this story, who could very well die form his wounds.

While some might argue that the parish numbers don't need to be combined. NOMB believes that the diaspora of Orleans residents and Orleans beefs spill over into Jefferson and vise versa. A strong case could be made.

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