Monday, December 10, 2007

Worker's Rights

While the Hispanic Forum over on the second floor of the Howard Avenue Catholic Charities building fumbles around with its "Immigrant Bill of Rights", the ones on the streets, working jobs with no licenses and taking the pistol whippings over on N Prieur, continue to be top target for stuff like this...

1) Proximity Rating: 3 (We may not work in the East, but we're on the job with cash, and that's close enough)
Alejandro Pecina Ruiz, 42, a Mexican citizen, and his nephew, were working in a first-floor apartment in a vacant apartment building under renovation at 8017 Trapier Ave. About 2:15 p.m., a gunman walked in and demanded money. Ruiz and his nephew, 22, complied, but the man shot them and escaped.
Ruiz died in the apartment, and his nephew collapsed just outside the gate to the complex. He was taken to a hospital. An autopsy showed Ruiz suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.

The worst thing is that all this stuff is backpage business for the Times-Picayune
2) Let it stand, for the record, that NOMB thinks this number is at least 6 off, if not more,
A teenager was shot dead Saturday afternoon in Algiers, bringing New Orleans' murder total for the year to about 200. Aaron Williams, 17, of New Orleans, died Saturday at about 4:45 p.m. after a shooting, in the 5900 block of Tullis Drive in Algiers, that also left a woman wounded.

3)Proximity Rating: 10
In the Gert Town case, the coroner's office identified the victim as George Hankton III, 40, of New Orleans. Hankton and two other men were shot Friday about 5:45 p.m. in the 7800 block of Oleander Street, near Earhart Boulevard. Hankton died on the sidewalk next to a carwash between Burdette and Fern streets. The other victims were taken to hospitals.

4) Seriously folks, read this one and think about it. First they shot them, then they set their trailer on fire.
Proximity Rating: Who knows anymore
A double shooting in eastern New Orleans occurred about 3:45 a.m. Police identified Jermaine Hunt, 19, as a suspect, and an arrest warrant was issued on two counts of attempted murder, robbery and arson, Flot said.
Responding to an initial report of a fire, Flot said, 7th District police found two men in the street in the 5100 block of Lakeview Court, a cul-de-sac lined with double townhouses and tucked into the bend of Interstate 10 at Dwyer Road

All the while, two folks get shot in Colorado and its front page news. The alternative newspapers tout a man says he's got the real numbers. Convoluted as it sounds, NOMB doesn't care about numbers. It's the endless stream of lists, the day in and day out, that we get our juice from.

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