Tuesday, August 26, 2008


As a office of records, NOMB would like to stress that even though a lot of floks don't like the prison system, street justice is no viable alternative.

A 24-year-old New Orleans man once accused of plotting to kill an 11-year-old witness in a murder case was shot to death Sunday while driving through a 7th Ward neighborhood. Kenel Schneckenburg was driving north in the 1700 block of New Orleans Street about 1 p.m. when two men fired several bullets into his car.

After all, the word accused is the one that matters most in this paragraph.

In 2001, Schneckenburg was booked with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shootings of Reginald Foley, 16, and Julian Paige, 24, outside Paige's home on St. Ferdinand Street. Prosecutors under former District Attorney Harry Connick declined to charge him in either killing.

He was also indicted in 2007 in the death of Jealine Brown. Police believe Brown was killed on her bed by burglars who broke into her home the morning of Jan. 5, 2007, in search of money and drugs. The Orleans Parish district attorney's office declined to prosecute the first-degree murder charge.

So whose making the decisions then, if we are gonna go for it. Cuz if our editors had our way, we'd have shot everyone between us and the smith machine at the gym yesterday.

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