Monday, January 14, 2008

Not Withstanding

Sometimes we feel like we harp too much on this murder thing, and that NOLA is no different than anywhere else, and that crime is bad in all areas suffering from socio-economic disparity and poor education.

Then we remember to read the news.

Proximity rating: 2, this one is close...
In the first New Orleans shooting to report, officers found Gervais Nicholas, 16, of New Orleans lying on the median at the intersection of Tulane Avenue and South Lopez Street with multiple gunshot wounds shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday

Proximity rating: 1, this one is too close...
In the second New Orleans incident, an unidentified man was found shot in the chest shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Bienville Avenue and North Rampart Street
Can you say NOAC?

But don't fret Orleans, Jefferson got it too:
In the Jefferson Parish incident, deputies are looking for two men who allegedly robbed and fatally shot 21-year-old Brandon Cotten of Marrero shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday

and finally, there were so many shootings so close together in the East that cops got confused:
Deputies responding to a report of a subject shot in the 2700 block of Bayou Adois Court subsequently learned that the incident occurred one block over on Bayou Carencro. They were told that the victim had already been transported to the hospital by an unidentified person.

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