Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Calling Off for Rain Day

The old folk volunteers painting a house over on N Prieur huddled into a little ball on the corner waiting for their tour bus to pick them up @ 4:00. The block made a drastic change around 3:00. Little kids with tanks tops and black gloves caseing them out.
"We're in the hood aren't we?" They ask.

Later that day, a new Americorp volunteer, fresh off the plane from California with his father calls his new boss and tells her he is leaving.
"This is a dangerous city," he says, on the phone at the airport. "I feel like I wans't told about this."

Two people were found fatally shot in separate incidents less than an hour apart Monday night, New Orleans police said.
The first slaying occurred shortly before 9 p.m. at Frenchmen and North Derbigny streets in the 7th Ward. The man suffered apparent gunshot wounds to the head and back. Across town, at about 9:35 p.m., a man was found shot at South Liberty and Valence streets. He also was pronounced dead at the scene.
The killing occurred in an Uptown section midway between Napoleon and Jefferson avenues and midway between St. Charles and South Claiborne avenues.

NOMB stresses the fact. None of these spots are particularly more or less dangerous than anywhere else in the city, or the world for that matter.

Stick to the NOLA mantras:
It is what it is.
Don't fuck around.

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