Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The King is Dead

The bloody reign of District Attorney Eddie Jordan came to an end yesterday, not because of his totally inept handling of prosecutions in the city, but because of the 3.5 million dollar backlash stemming from a lawsuit. While radio talk show host asked commuters in the CBD if this was going to have a direct effect on crime in the city, NOMB wondered if the threat of punitive action against violent criminals has ever been effective in the city.

NOMB asked a few a citizens outside of the CBD what they thought. Here are some reactions.
"Trying to act like this cutter won't split 'em" - Birdman
"It's part of the game," said one man, is hat cocked to the side, throwing the deuces to the resigning DA.

Over in the Nolia (not to be confused with NOLA)
A man believed to have been dead for at least two days was found Tuesday afternoon in an overgrown lot Uptown on Magnolia Street. He had been shot at least twice, police and the coroner's office said.
The body was identified as Anthony Walker, 28, of New Orleans, by a cousin who said he hadn't seen Walker since last week and has been looking for him for a few days.

Hold the post, this guy might have heard about Eddie J. Maybe that's why he did it:
A 22-year-old New Orleans man wanted in the home invasion slaying of three eastern New Orleans residents and the wounding of four others turned himself in to New Orleans police Tuesday.
Police had obtained an arrest warrant last week for Jerry Spencer Jr. on three counts of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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