Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Worst Of It

You all might have noticed that some of our editors work the construction beat. We've been witness to the rise in violent crimes against our Hispanic co-coworkers. Pistol whippings, armed robbery. Walking ATMs, paid in cash. Low-ball pricing, picking them up in the rain. Doing all the heavy lifting..

This kinda thing makes us sick:

A construction worker was killed Sunday as he tried to flee from two robbers behind his home in south Kenner. Miguel Vasquez, 35, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was identified by his roommates.It was only the second homicide of the year in Kenner. Vasquez was killed Sunday about 4 a.m. when two men, one holding a pistol, rushed him and another man in the alley behind his home at 2516 Idaho Ave.

You might not know, but for a while there, NOLA was home to the first draft of a "immigrants bill of rights". We don't know if the idea ever took off.


A New Orleans man was shot to death at an apartment complex near Westwego on Monday afternoon.Bruce Weber, 48, of 3845 Camelot Drive, was found inside a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban with gunshot wounds when deputies arrived at 952 Beechgrove Blvd. about 3:40 p.m. Weber was last seen driving into a parking lot at the rear of the apartment complex, when three men approached the vehicle and opened fire.

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