Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Debate Rages

When people tell us, "This blog dehumanize victims," we can only say, "you have a pretty subjective view of what it means to be human."

We also say, "We're going with what we got."

Saturday in Treme:

Tyone Nions, 33, of New Orleans, was killed at about 2:30 p.m. on North Roman between Ursulines Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street. Police had no suspects or motive in the shooting.

Saturday Uptown:

Travain Jones, 20, and Bryant Langston, 17, both New Orleans residents, were shot to death Uptown at about 1 p.m. while sitting in a vehicle on Bordeaux Street near Laurel Street. Witnesses told detectives that two armed men wearing dark clothing and dreadlocks fled the scene on foot toward Annunciation Street.

They say our presentation lopsided, but we think that could be the point.

In the case of Tyone in Treme, we can add this:

That dude didn't do nothing to nobody. He just drank his Red Bull," said one man who didn't want to be identified. He received nods of approval from others who also declined to speak further about Nions or his death.

In the ongoing case of the Bywater murder, we can say that yesterday, the plywood was down on the Charters Street shotgun, that it rained most of the afternoon, and that it must be hard to have to go through the things of a loved one when they have died in such a violent way. But that all the families will have to go through that ritual, regardless of what ward they happened to catch a hot one in.

Please refer to past entries for clarification.

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