Sunday, September 2, 2007


In Mississippi, kids go to house parties, drunks drive their cars into the front window of the local record store, and there is a scandal. Someone, two white males in their early 20's have spraypainted "Wake up Hattiesburg," on city hall and the Vietnam memorial downtown prompting an op-ed piece about graffiti effecting growth.

Back home, we got this:
Two men were shot, one fatally, in separate incidents Friday night and Saturday morning in Kenner, police said.
Kenner officers found Lorocco Goliday, 26, of 719 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Apt. C, lying in the street in front of 2734 Helena St. on Saturday about 12:22 a.m., Detective Shaun Watson said.

In the other incident, Kenner police on foot patrol Friday about 11:30 p.m. saw a man and woman who appeared to be arguing in front of 328 ½ Taylor St. Officers said they saw the man, later identified as Andrae Thompson, 24, of 907 Beauregard St., Ville Platte, take out a handgun and rob the woman of her purse.
As the officers approached, they said, Thompson pointed his handgun at one of the officers, who shot him once in his right arm.

Plus, will this make the numbers? Why do we care? Because. We do.

A man who was shot during a brutal home invasion in eastern New Orleans on Aug. 24 has died, the Orleans Parish coroner's office said Sunday.

Boon Roopmoh, 48, is the third person to die as a result of the attack in the 4800 block of Savoie Court. He was one of seven people who were forced by two gunmen into a house in the Village de l'Est neighborhood where they were robbed and shot. They had been sitting under a carport


Joshuah D. Hounshell said...

A man was murdered in my former apartment complex in the 500 block of Orange Ave in Long Beach, CA.

According to rumor, he had picked up a man at a local establishment who in turn knifed him on the third floor.

There is an article about it in our local paper. No mention of the picking-up.

The family is devastated.

The deceased was a Katrina survivor.

O said...

The web is wide

Anonymous said...

Oh no, Mississippi is becoming increasingly worse. I live on the Coast, near biloxi. We have a lot of Meth related homicides and other crimes. It is getting worse and worse. Nowhere near as bad as new Orleans, where I resided for 2 years. But still, getting worse.