Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fuck everyone

Willie Simmons, 60, a driver for Yellow Cab of New Orleans, was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the body in his cab in the 3100 block of Rose Lane shortly before 7 a.m., said Officer Garry Flot, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman. Police responded to a call and found Simmons, who apparently crashed his Lincoln Town Car cab into a fence after the shooting, Flot said.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Did we report this?

Can't remeber, so many murders:

A 38-year-old New Orleans man was fatally shot in the head Tuesday morning in the 7th Ward, the latest in a string of fatal shootings across the city.

Shortly before 8 a.m., officers responding to a call of a man down found the victim on the ground in a park near the corner of North Claiborne and St. Bernard avenues, New Orleans police officer Jonette Williams said.

The important piece of news:
Tuesday's homicide marked the sixth killing in New Orleans since Friday afternoon.

We did report who's reading anyway?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Here we go...

In no particular order:

1) An unidentified man with a gunshot wound to the head was found shortly before 8 a.m. lying in a park near the underpass of North Claiborne and St. Bernard avenues. The man was dead when police arrived, and did not carry any identification

2) A young man riding a bicycle was gunned down Friday afternoon in Central City, putting the city's homicide total this year at 72, police said

3) New Orleans police are searching for one or more gunmen who killed one man and wounded another late Friday outside a Gert Town nightclub. Second District police responded to a call of man down at the Daiquiris Island Bar, 7908 Earhart Blvd., on Friday shortly after 11 p.m. They found a 22-year-old lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head. Emergency medical technicians pronounced him dead at the scene

4) A New Orleans teenager was fatally shot in the head Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of North Dupre Street, police said.


When the blogger nextdoor moved out, he took his wireless with him. NOMB will be up and running shortly

Friday, May 25, 2007

One dead, One caught

The end of one mystery in the 9th ward, the beginning of another (ie the trial)

Charles "Bird" Coleman, 34, whose last known address was 2037 Mather Drive, was booked with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of stolen property in the death of Marlon Turner, 26, of Harvey and the shooting of Kevin Adams, 41, of Marrero.

According to investigators, members of the NOPD's Violent Offender Warrant Squad received information from the Metropolitan Crime Commission about Coleman's location. NOPD officers found Coleman at about 9:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of Bartholomew Street with a handgun and a stolen vehicle. He was arrested without incident.

One dead

A young black male was found shot just to death near the corner of Second and Miro streets in the 6th Ward. Police were called to the scene at 2:25 p.m. and found the man face down on an overgrown sidewalk with gunshot wounds to the back. He was wearing a white shirt, jeans, and white basketball shoes. Police have released no other detail

also..just for kicks

A man handling a handgun
shot himself in the leg Friday
morning while traveling along
Interstate 10 in Metairie, autho´
rities with the Jefferson Parish
Sheriff's Office said.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Days Behind

To start:
The numbers detail the first three months of 2007, when 48 people were murdered in New Orleans, according to the NOPD, a rate of one victim every 1.8 days.

With that in mind...

Today: New Orleans police are searching for an unidentified man in connection with a carjacking and armed robbery at an Algiers car wash.

Yesterday: A 15-year-old boy was arrested Sunday after a shooting that left a New Orleans man in critical condition. The teenager was an acquaintance of the victim's, said Garry Flot, a police public information officer. The juvenile escaped, but was arrested several hours later at his New Orleans home, police said. Police said detectives found the gun used to shoot the man.

New Orleans police are asking the public's assistance in locating a man accused of shooting someone in one case and of robbing two people in another incident.It is believed Peters may try to alter a tattoo of a cross on his forehead, Garry Flot, a police spokesman, said.

Saturday: Sheriff's deputies are searching for "a person of interest" following the fatal shooting of a LaPlace man.
Deputies responded Friday to a report of shots fired about 5:45 p.m. and found Dow Anderson, 22, shot in the left eye, police said. He was found in the 200 block of Joe Parquet Circle in LaPlace, Maj. Mike Tregre of the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office said Saturday

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Read the Misquote

NOMB still fiercly maintains that there is miscommunication here. But what does it matter...

The number of violent crimes reported to New Orleans police has more than doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with the first three months of 2006, when there were far fewer people living in the city, police spokesman Sgt. Joe Narcisse said in crime statistics released Friday.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


It seems like those old areas :9th ward, Pigeon Town, etc, that had once been hot beds are now dormant, while places like University CIty, and T-Town sep in to pick up the slack:

A 42-year-old Terrytown man was shot to death early Wednesday, New Orleans police reported.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

He Resurfaces

NOMB is tired:

A 19-year-old New Orleans man was wounded in the back and leg in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon in Central City, and a second 19-year-old was wounded in Algiers in an unrelated shooting Tuesday night, police said.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Busy Monday

NOMB picked up some side work over at the coffee shop fixing a broken water main. While they were working, the po-boy shop across the street was stuck up. Two gun men, one who "looked familiar". Welcoming in summer, NOMB has a busy Monday to cover:

Two men were killed Monday in separate shootings in New Orleans.
In the East: One man was pronounced dead at the scene, an intersection near Paris Road in an area overgrown with weeds and brush. The man is unidentified, but has an upper right arm tattoo that read "NO" and "9th," and had a separate tattoo of an eye with a teardrop.

In Central City: The shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m. near the intersection of 7th and Freret streets, police said. The victim was taken to University Hospital, where he died at 9:32 p.m.

Next Up: An Avondale man shot and killed an apparent burglar he said entered his home Sunday night, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reported. Cornelius Sims, 61, told deputies that his family was sleeping when he was awakened by loud noises coming from his garage. Sims said he armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate.

A 17-year-old New Orleans girl died early Monday morning after a speeding truck hit her while she rode a bicycle in the 7th Ward, police said. Negligent homicide is still homicide.

One walks away:
District Attorney Eddie Jordan's office Monday dropped a second-degree murder charge against a 38-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man on a Lower Garden District corner in January 2006.

And one takes his place:
Authorites have now linked a third brother to a Feb. 25 attack in which several gunmen opened fire on an apartment in a Metairie complex in broad daylight, injuring three people in the complex and killing one of the alleged shooters.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Neither here nor there...

but really, best paragraph in the paper this weekend:

Residents of the Carrollton/Hollygrove area in New Orleans say they are all too accustomed to finding the city's dregs stuck in the drainage canal that separates them from Jefferson Parish -- garbage, IV drug needles, junk cars and, at least once, a naked corpse.

On the subject of last night's swift actions of the new local/federal task force team up, the "crime abatemnet team," NOMB has only this to say:


Come on, NOMB has never heard abatement used in any way except maybe in reference to AIDS.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Heat is going Up

And as such...

A 23-year-old New Orleans man was shot and killed in the Iberville public housing complex Friday night, police said.

And for preventative measure, police move in their special, "no one knows what the fuck their name means unit,"

Officers from a "crime abatement team," a specialized unit made up of local and federal officers that was created by Police Superintendent Warren Riley in November to "flood the zone" where drug-trafficking or other major crime has occurred, was patrolling the area following the shooting, Cannatella said.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Thursday Didn't want to Be Left Out

SO it got its act together:

One man was critically wounded and another man was shot in the arm after they apparently intervened in a domestic dispute Thursday evening in the 2400 block of Conti Street, police said.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

It's true

NOMB are a self affirmed conspiracy theorists. Still, that doesn't mean that the wasn't a suspicious lack of coverage of crime during Jazz Fest. Cus, the crime didn't goes no wheres:

A 29-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon in the 7th Ward and another man with whom he was feuding was taken in for questioning in the incident, police said.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 of

If NOMB is correct in decihphering this terrible paragraph we have...four shot, one dead?

A man was shot to death on street in Pigeon Town Tuesday night and New Orleans police said three people were wounded in a separate incident in the Lower 9th Ward close to a murder scene of the night before.

And the second dead was Monday...right? Today is Wed?

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Always Something

Score of for electronic monitoring:

An unidentified man wearing a house arrest monitoring device on his ankle was shot to death in a fusillade of bullets which also wounded a 17-year-old boy Monday night in the Lower 9th Ward.

NOMB loves this little aside:

Monday's shooting came after a bloody Sunday during which at least six people were wounded in New Orleans in several unrelated shootings, according to police.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Becasue it was Jazz Fest

This story had to wait until Monday to get some play on the TImes-Picayune Web site:

New Orleans police Sunday were investigating the shooting death of a man on South Claiborne Avenue.
Troy Dent, 22, of New Orleans, was shot Saturday about 11 p.m. at South Claiborne and Louisiana Avenue, John Gagliano, chief coroner's investigator said.

Also, NOMB is wondering where the report of the double shooting victims that were dragged into Turro on Sunday afternoon is? NOMB was walking a bike with a broken flat past the emergency room entrance when the men were brought in. This could be it, five clicks away from anywhere any one would notice. Buried in a one inch column of the third page of the metro sectio:

New Orleans police Sunday were investigating two shootings, one involving a carjacking.

The carjacking happened shortly after 2 p.m. in the 4500 block of Majestic Oaks Drive. A gunman approached a man in a car, police said. In the process of stealing the victim's red 2000 Alero, the gunman shot him once in the arm and once in the leg, said Sabrina Richardson, a police spokeswoman.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Round 2

It seems like off-duty NOPD is a rising demographic in the violent crime arena:

An off-duty New Orleans police officer was wounded Tuesday night when bullets passed through a wall of his FEMA trailer in Gentilly.

Luckily, their trying to push this through:

New Orleans police officers would receive raises of 10 percent to 33 percent in their basic city pay under a plan presented Wednesday to members of the City Council's Budget Committee.

Of course, crime is still random as well:

Gretna police are searching for a Marrero man they say committed a brazen carjacking in a fast food restaurant's parking lot Tuesday while on parole for an aggravated assault in New Orleans.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Cars are coffin, etc..

A pair of men on bicycles critically wounded a man trying to escape in a car on a West Carrollton neighborhood street Tuesday evening, while bullets that crashed through a car window barely missed a toddler in the back seat.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Continued Proof

This is why the numbers are misleading

A 21-year old Harvey man was killed Monday night as he talked on his cell phone on a street corner.

Cuz if you think Harvey is "some place else" you probably think Central City is across town.