Monday, November 12, 2007


Even the best of us get behind. Such as leaving the phone at home only to realize the next day that your roomate has sent you a text message warning you of the presence of four hooded men stalking your neighborhood.

A 39-year-old resident of the homeless encampment at Duncan Plaza across the street from City Hall died in his tent Thursday morning from injuries suffered in a beating inflicted elsewhere the night before, the coroner's office said.

See, sometimes it take us a while to get the ball rolling over here at NOMB. Just like it took a while for the police to issue reports of the following shootings. Just like it took that poilce detective awhile to die after being shot in a home invasion a few weeks back.

But not with the speed that most of NOLA murder victims go.

NOMB is instituting a new PROXIMITY RATING that measure the closeness of murders to our editors at any given time. 10 being like, on the Northshore. 1 being like, at the other end of the bar.

This murder rates a 5 becasue NOMB is working a house around the corner from here:
In a Friday slaying, Jubbar Scott was shot about 11 a.m. in the 8600 block of Hickory Street, New Orleans police and the Orleans Parish coroner's office said.
Police answered a call about a man who had been shot and found Scott lying on the sidewalk between Leonidas and Monroe streets.

This shooting gets a 7 becasue we went over there the other day to pick up a table.
On Thursday night, a man and woman were shot by carjackers Uptown, New Orleans police said.
Shortly before 11 p.m., the man and woman were sitting in a vehicle in the 800 block of Burdette Street. Two men drove up and fired into the vehicle, Flot said. The carjackers shot the man in the chest and the woman in the leg. One of the gunmen got into the victims' car and drove away, between Burthe and Maple streets

That makes the beating death of the homeless man a 10 becasue that kind of stuff is another world.

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