Friday, September 19, 2008


Just about the time one of our editors was catching a flight out of town, Derick Jack was catching a different trip, catching a hot one a few blocks down from our headquarters.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the St. Roch neighborhood early Thursday afternoon. Darrick Jack died after being transported to a local hospital. Police found Jack bleeding in an apartment in the 2100 block of Franklin Avenue, between North Miro and North Galvez streets. Police estimate the shooting occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m.

There was a swat team on St. Bernard at 8:20 AM on Thursday. There was a man in Kenner who took his last breath. Got shot coming our of his work. Coincidentally, the it's the same ice house that supplies us. The synchronicity of yesterdays shootings is a bit much.

A man leaving his south Kenner workplace Thursday was shot to death in the parking lot by three men who pulled up in a light-colored sport utility vehicle. Damien Verrett, 29, died steps away from the door of Pelican Ice at 711 Oxley St., where he worked as a clerk. When Verrett stepped outside at 3:45 p.m., the three men jumped from the SUV, said Lt. Wayne McInnis, recounting witness reports. "And they just start shooting."

And just in case you thought we'd lost our sense of humor down here at NOMB

New Orleans police pepper-sprayed and arrested the mother of an O. Perry Walker High School student Thursday after authorities say the woman got into an argument with officers on campus.

COme on, really? Pepper-sprayed her?

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