Monday, January 28, 2008

Mardi Gras Misses

The blue lights were out in force Saturday in Central City to protect the parking and walking rights of the St. Charles parade goers. And the Time-Picayune brandishes the a version of the following headline in the print edition of Sunday's Paper

Hornets Pistolwhip Spurs

Of course, they pull back on the verbiage quickly, but trust us, that's what it read. There is irony left folks, it just lurks in the back section sometimes.

Only in the NO.
Also only in NO, the weekend's body count, second to Rambo's new picture of course.

Thursday: Proximity Rating 3
A man was shot Thursday night in the 7th Ward.
Police didn't disclose his name or provide information about his wounds but said he was stable after arriving at University Hospital.
Police received a report of a shooting near St. Anthony and Marais streets shortly after 7 p.m., NOPD spokeswoman Shereese Harper said. Officers at the scene learned a man had suffered gunshot wounds, she said.

Friday: It's those little touches, those quotes, that make it real. Don't you think?
A New Orleans man was shot and killed Friday afternoon on a Gentilly street in front of the home of relatives, police said. The New Orleans Police Department's 5th District received a report of a man shot near the intersection of Abundance Street and Florida Avenue about 1 p.m., said officer Sabrina Richardson, a police spokeswoman. Courtney Thompson, 19, was shot several times.
Thompson's sister, Dominique Thompson, later said that her brother had been visiting family at the house with his girlfriend.
Thompson described her brother as a person who always smiled and got along with everybody. "I don't know why they killed him," she said. "He wasn't in no beef with nobody."

Saturday: This one has another touch to it, getting popped while getting your haircut. Note the scene building at the end there.
New Orleans recorded another killing Saturday afternoon when a 19-year-old man was gunned down inside an Algiers barbershop. Joseph Cancelo of New Orleans died of multiple gunshot wounds, said John Cancelo died inside the Exclusive Cuts barbershop in the 6400 block of Gen. Meyer Avenue. He became at least the 14th homicide victim in the city this month.After the killing, about two dozen people lined the neutral ground across the street as children wearing Carnival beads ran around. They watched as investigators snapped pictures and placed several lime-green cones on the floor, marking where bullet casings were found.

New Orleans police were called Sunday evening to the scene of a shooting death Uptown.
Second District officers responding to a call of a shooting found Henry Butler IV in back of an abandoned house in the 1900 block of Foucher Street, near the corner of Danneel Street, about 5:30 p.m., authorities said.

We at NOMB wonder where this sudden trend of humanizing victims in the papers is coming from, and wonder also where they've been for a year.
Where's my brother? Where's my little brother? Tell me he's not dead. Please!" one voice cried to an officer as the other two women held her back.
Shortly after, another woman's voice pierced the otherwise silent corner.
"That's my son," she cried repeatedly in between heavy sobs as firefighters called
to the scene set up portable floodlights behind the house where Butler's body lay.

And not to be out done, NOPD got thiers in too.

A man was shot by an Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office deputy early Sunday after pointing a gun at the deputy and another officer in a French Quarter parking lot, police said. Kyle Brown, 21, was in critical condition after being transported to a local hospital, according to New Orleans Police Department spokesman Officer Jonette Williams. When released from the hospital, Brown, whose address was not provided, will be booked with attempted murder, Williams said.
The incident occurred about 4:15 a.m. in a parking lot in the 100 block of Conti Street. According to investigators, the deputies were working a private security detail at the lot when they noticed a man exiting a parked vehicle and walking toward them with a handgun, Williams said.

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