Sunday, May 11, 2008


This appeared in our inbox a few posts back:
Alexander J. Chenault how many murders are we at now?
Last we heard it was 72, we really don't count 'em. It requires too much introspection.
And attention to detail.
Anyway, the reason we bring it up is this.
It's summer folks, and if you want an interesting experiment, start your counting now.
Let's put the old adage to the test. When the heat goes up, the bullets fly.

Lets count:
1: Saturday about 9:30 p.m. Sixth District officers respond to a call of a shooting. They find a 15-year-old lying in the street near an abandoned school at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and South Robertson Street

2: Sunday 12:40 a.m., Fourth District officers find an unidentified man lying in the driveway of an apartment building in the 3300 block of Garden Oaks Drive in Algiers

3:Sunday 3:15 a.m., First District officers find the body of the third victim lying inside of a parked vehicle in the 800 block of North Claiborne Avenue. The 25-year-old man suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the torso and was pronouced dead on the scene

- Early Saturday, a New Orleans woman is shot in the leg in the French Quarter
- A man is shot in the leg in Algiers

We don't know how to feel about this one:

A teenager accused of shooting two people, one fatally, on May 1 in Mid-City surrendered to the New Orleans Police Department late Friday.Justin Hall, 19, was booked with second-degree murder.

1. He's one more stupid kid who kills, but actually got caught
2. He's being completely profiled, did absolutely nothing, and is making the brave (and almost assuredly regrettable) decision to stand up and fight the charges in court where he will be exonerated
3. He's one smart kid whose seen enough gangster movies and is confident (and justifiably so) that he can beat these charges

We mean, seriously, if you've seen the condition of the average NOPD squad car than you can't doubt the precarious situations our public defender and our DA offices are in.

He should've turned himself in in Mississippi and fought extradition based on the quality of defense he was likely to receive in NO. We mean, there's got to be a case there, right?

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