Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Death Bed

While the sickness plagues the city, weakness and pain, dizzy spells and the like, the real death bed collects no moss, the bodies rolling across it at an unprecedented rate:

NOMB had somehting to say about this:
Kelvin Raymond lost his mother to heart failure Thursday. Three days later, he lost his life when a former neighbor stabbed him during a dispute over her, police said. Witnesses told police that Raymond, 38, and Roosevelt "Junior" Peabody, 46, were arguing Sunday night outside the Raymond family home on Edge Court in Kenner. Peabody's mother, Geraldine, who lives next door, said she went outside to investigate and that Raymond told her, "Junior is disrespecting me."
She said her son was telling Raymond, " 'I loved your mama like she was my mama,'" and that Raymond responded, " 'She was my mama, not your mama.'"

Something about this incident resonates with the story from out last post, don't you think?

And the hospital bed's too, they're full up:
In Monday's shootings, two people were shot in the back, and one in the leg in the 4800 block of Savoie Court in the Village de l'Est neighborhood. The wounds were not believed life-threatening in the 10:40 p.m. attack, said police spokeswoman Sabrina Richardson.

The shootings occurred in the same block where three people were fatally wounded on Aug. 24.

A Harvey teenager was killed Sunday night during a drive-by shooting near an apartment complex.

Samuel Foley, 16, died early Monday from gunshots wounds he received during a shooting at 1217 Estalote St., said Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. George Smith of Harvey also suffered gunshot wounds to his right arm and leg and is in stable condition at a local hospital

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