Saturday, August 16, 2008

Face Vs. Names

Down here at our offices, we've been getting hit left and right with people talking about the woman who was stabbed to death in her home on Charters across from the NOCCA.
They're scared. They're angry.

We post those links and people feel worse.
"Seeing all those pictures," they say.
"Every one of these people has a face," we respond. "Not all of them have friends with Internet."

We guess for some the Rest In Peace shirt doesn't drive the reality home as well as a video blog.

Try to visualize this:

1) A Jefferson Parish public school teacher was found dead in his Gretna home Friday and police are searching for his missing car. The body of Weston Verrette, 56, was found in the 600 block of Second Street around 12:30 p.m. Gretna Deputy Police Chief Charles Whitmer would not identify Verrette by name, but said police received a call asking them to check the victim. While he would not release any details about the victim's death, Whitmer called it "violent."

We guess it also helps a victims memory if the paper doesn't dig up every parking ticket and pot arrest the victim had prior to their untimely demise.

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