Monday, September 22, 2008


The longer we do this blog, the more we are stressed for new headlines. Like today. Instead of Titles, we thought we might call this one "We Give Up."

Students, teachers and staff at Eleanor McMain Secondary School are struggling today to make sense of the violent death of one their own, a popular 18-year-old junior who was found shot to death in a car on Sunday night. Darielle Rainey was discovered by New Orleans police officers about 8:40 p.m. Sunday inside of a blue Volkswagen in the 1900 block of Amelia Street. Steps away an unidentified 19-year-old man who had multiple gunshot wounds lay on a sidewalk.


A 19-year-old Gentilly man shot several times in the head Saturday in Treme died Sunday morning. Leslie Cannon, the 142nd homicide victim in New Orleans this year, died at University Hospital about 11:20 a.m. from wounds he sustained in a shooting near North Prieur Street and Ursulines Avenue the previous day at about 10:45.

Just another Monday, just another shitty caulk job. Just more terrible construction. Just more ways to kill ourselves. More ways to keep us busy.

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