Friday, October 31, 2008

Latin Crime Wave

The first time, latin crime wave, refers to latin's committing crimes, instead of having crime perpetrated on them.

yes? no?

This is a rough one. Google it for all the details. We're to tired to get into it.
Deputies this morning are searching for two men they believe were involved in a brutal quadruple slaying at a Marrero barroom Thursday afternoon

Re: New Orleans East Murder...

It's just another man down on Downman. EC x

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Secret safes beneath the floor in Treme. Large bones in the fire place. human skin lampshapes in Bywater. And two killings in 20 hours in NOLA East.

On Wednesday, 2:40 p.m, a man was shot several times along Beechcraft Street in New Orleans East, next to an idling white Buick, its lights still on. The man died at the scene

The East has had issues.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where We At

Maybe we've been quiet because of this "drastic reduction in violent crime" that's all the talk these days. More likely, we're like everyone else this October. Slammed

1)A 25-year-old guest of the Travelodge motel on Chef Menteur Highway near Downman Road was shot "multiple times" and found dead in his room about 7:40 Tuesday night
2)New Orleans Police are investigating a midday shooting in Central City that left a man in critical condition Tuesday

Maybe crime isn't down so much as everyone just decided there was no point in reporting/investigating/tracking/thinking about it anymore?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

That Point

where you're so strung out that you start making mistakes. Not seeing all the angles. Yep, that's us too:

Anthony Quinn died Thursday about 10:45 p.m. at University Hospital after he was shot at 5:30 p.m. in the 8300 block of Edinburgh Street near the intersection of Dante St.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


For the last two weeks or more, on our street, they have been shooting a movie, with 24 hour NOPD security, even on days when the trucks sit on our cozy little block, locked tight as federal funds.

We can think of a thousand corners in the city that could use a 24 hour police presence. The problem, NO can't afford the NOPD.

New Orleans police are on the scene of a homicide in Algiers, where a man was found dead in an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Cypress Acres

Friday, October 17, 2008: Frenchmen and Saint Denis Sts. attempted murder by shooting. The victims, New Orleans Police Officers, were shot at by the arrested subjects. This case is being actively investigated by Homicide.

Speaking of NOPD:

What kind of quote is this in response to the arrest of an officer for sexual battery of a minor?

"The superintendent is aware of the arrest and would like to comment, however, because of prior engagements this evening he will not comment until tomorrow."

A weak one. It's a weak one.

Monday, October 20, 2008


We're trying to maintain.

A 20-year-old Kenner man who authorities believe sold crack cocaine to undercover police officers last year was gunned down in a Kenner playground Saturday night.

Frank Williams Jr., known as "Frankie" and "Rell," became the city's fourth homicide victim for 2008 after an 11:30 p.m. shooting left him dead in the Lincoln Manor Playground

We're Hollygrove to death, eh Wheezy?

Someone shot and fatally wounded a 29-year-old Uptown man as he sat in the driver's seat of a Chevrolet pickup parked outside a shotgun home in Hollygrove Sunday night. Officers found Kevin Maxwell dead inside of a maroon-colored pickup, parked near Cherry Street's corner with Pritchard Street. His body was wounded multiple times

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Extra Sleep and Folk SIngers

Forgive us, or infinite guardian of newspaper clippings, we just needed the rest.

One man was killed and three others, including an infant, injured in a shooting late Friday night in the parking lot of a busy Algiers apartment complex.

The shooting took place shortly before 11:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of Preston Place. A white sport-utility vehicle was sprayed with gunfire.

Friday, October 17, 2008


If the police say so, doesn't that make it so?

Police say man is shot in Mid-City
A man was shot in Mid-City on Thursday shortly before 8 p.m., police said. He was shot "in the lower part of his body" in the 500 block of South Pierce Street

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Txt Msg

Some texts we got yesterday:

"Where yat?"
"Markeys @ 9"
"not liftin today"
"related 2 body found n gentily this mrng. carjack.killed boyfriend raped girlfriend & shot her& dumped her across thestreet. will email details tom. very scary t wake up 2 gunshots & woman crying 4 hrlp"

The official report

The body of a 22-year-old Metairie man, killed by a gunshot to the head, was found Wednesday morning dumped in a blighted section of Gentilly. Hours later, police found the victim's car miles away in the St. Roch neighborhood being stripped of its parts by three young men, who were chased by police, taken into custody and questioned.
Detectives are also looking into a possible connection with a shooting earlier Wednesday in the Bayou St. John neighborhood. Police released few details, saying only that a 25-year-old woman was in critical condition after being shot shortly before 1 a.m. in the 3000 block of Esplanade Avenue.

Email Insert

October 10, 2008

2800 block Urquhart St. attempted murder by cutting. The victim was knocking on a friend’s door, when he was approached by an unknown black male. An argument ensued. During the argument, the wanted subject produced a pocket knife and stabbed the victim in the chest. The victim ran to his residence. The victim was transported to University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. The wanted subject was apprehended on scene and arrested for attempted murder

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


"Did you know there were two rapes in Audubon?," they ask. "In broad daylight. And that Laurel Street Bakery was robbed, and that someone was shot?"

"We tracked these things," we say. But to be truthful, we are still taken aback. "That's pretty far uptown."

New Orleans police are investigating a murder in the 2500 block of Constitution Street in Gentilly. A man was reportedly shot to death.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the stomach by an off-duty parole officer in a botched robbery attempt Tuesday morning in a popular Uptown bakery.

"I got to come up, win the lottery, hold someone up or something"
-overheard on Royal St.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

To Tired

Yea yea:

A 28-year-old man was shot several times and killed in a Marrero driveway this morning. Sheriff's deputies responding to reports of gunfire in the 5500 block of Jordan Drive found the unidentified man lying down in a driveway of a home on the block.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

One More For The Road

It would be the end of NOLA work week without squeezing one more in.

A 37-year-old man was shot to death Friday night in the Iberville public housing complex in what police described as a "narcotics deal that went bad."A man -- who is not local -- was shot in the head, said Officer Janssen Valencia, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman.Valencia declined to elaborate on why police suspect illegal drugs are involved in the death.Police found him in the hallway, sprawled on the first floor of one of the three-story buildings inside the complex.

You know, we're very tenacious workers here. Very dedicated.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Its not Pigeon Town, Gert Town, Hollygrove. It's West Carrolton. And it's not Halloween. And it's not Vince Marinello.

A 36-year-old man stabbed a friend of his estranged wife more than 24 times Wednesday morning in the West Carrollton neighborhood. The suspect, Eric Cox, forced the victim off the road with his vehicle, got out of the truck wearing a black wig, armed with a handgun and a large butcher knife. He tried to shoot the victim, but the gun had been loaded with the wrong size ammunition. He then allegedly stabbed the victim 24 times and took gasoline from his truck and poured it onto the victim and the car.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Phone Calls

Call #1

"Someone just called and asked if I knew the person who was running the murder blog?"
"You told them you didn't know, right?"
"Of course."

Call #2

"What's going on?"
"I was just thinking about you guys and the murder blog, what with all these murders lately."

Oct 4th: 2400 block North Villere St. aggravated battery by shooting. The victim had attended a block party at the intersection of North Villere and Music St. She was standing in the street, when gunshots rang out. The victim immediately felt pain in her left leg and discovered she was shot.


We're not saying that street justice is excusable. But if it were our brother. We're just saying...

On Wednesday about 9:30 a.m., a 28-year-old local man was sitting in his car at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Willow Street when a gunman approached. The gunman, identified by police as Lawrence Fleury, 31, fired several times. A bullet struck the man in the car once in his upper chest. Fleury fled and the shooting victim drove himself to a hospital. The victim's brother, 36, who was at the scene of the shooting, began following his brother to the hospital in his own vehicle. But at the intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Josephine Street, the victim's brother saw Fleury throw a gun into a nearby Dumpster. The brother then hit Fleury with his vehicle.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


You know it's getting bad around here, the reportage we mean, when even our editors have to cross check reports against our own post to make sure that we're not double posting the same incident.

When they come in as fast as they have over the last few days, it's hard to see through all the smoke:

1)Police investigated a shooting Monday at about 5:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of Dauphine Street in the Lower 9th Ward. Someone shot a 19-year-old man once in the right leg, three times in the left leg and once in the upper left back. He was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

Also, the man shot Monday in the LGD. His name was Vernon Johnson. He was riding his bike.

We all like to ride our bikes. Let us know if we're missing something.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


While our boys in gold seem to be without it, our boys on the streets seem to be finding it. One bullet at a time.

1)NOPD officers responded shortly after 7:30 p.m. to a report of shots fired and found a man lying dead in the street at the intersection of L.B. Landry Avenue and Erie Street, and a 17-year-old boy lying on a sidewalk nearby. The youth had multiple gunshot wounds but survived
2)NOPD officers responded shortly before 7 p.m. to a call of a man shot and found the victim lying in the street in the 1400 block of Coliseum Street. An EMS team pronounced the man dead at the scene
3)Officers responding to a call of a man shot went into a house in the 7100 block of Read Boulevard and found the man lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his body. New Orleans EMS paramedics later arrived, but the man was already dead

We don't mean to sound crass, but jesus, that's a days work for any city, even the NOLA.

Monday, October 6, 2008


If you know the 2500-2600 blk St Philip, Dumaine, St. Anne, you know that this is one more shooting in a rough section of Treme. You also know that this isn't too far from where that gun battle broke out on Ursulines. Maybe they ought to reopen that police patrol and jail building on the corner of St. Philip and N. Dorg.

A 6th Ward shooting killed two men and sent another one into emergency surgery Sunday afternoon. Durrell Pooler, 23, and an unidentified man were fatally shot about 3 p.m. on the sidewalk of the 2500 block of St. Ann Street.

Friday, October 3, 2008


On other topics:

1) A man was shot dead in the 4600 block of Clara Street late Friday
2)A man was shot dead Friday night in Harvey. Deputies with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting about 7:10 p.m. at 1248 Aberdeen Drive and found the man sprawled on the ground near a driveway. Investigators -- who so far have neither a motive nor suspects -- "located crack cocaine near the victim's body, " according to a press release

Our long standing quest to flush out the distinction between Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery by Shooting/Stabbing continues.

1)Sept 26 - 1200 block of Elysian Fields Avenue aggravated battery by shooting. The victims were seated on the front porch to a residence when they were approached by three unknown black males. One subject produced a gun and pointed it at the head of one of the victims and said “don’t move.” The victim slapped the gun away from his head and the victims ran inside the residence. The perpetrators fired at the victims striking one victim in the back.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Yesterday's site traffic was reminiscent of the days following the Jessica Hawk case. Google searches and emails. We've logged over 140 murders this year alone, but we rarely see spikes in readership like that one. We could make all sorts of guesses as to why certain deaths generate more interest than others. It could be that through her travels she made a wide array of acquaintances. Could be that her socio-economic class has more access to technology. Could be that things like this scare us a bit, we feel like this little war in our streets doesn't touch us, only "them". We want to be reassured that she was doing something she wasn't supposed to be doing. Buying drugs, or sticking her nose in business that didn't concern her.

We're mad. Or sad. Or we say things like, "That's really sad that the people talking about her don't understand that being a white girl, no matter what your intentions are, in a bad black neighborhood in New Orleans, will get you killed," because we feel like those kids who set up shop deep in neighborhoods like St. Roch are trying to live some post Katrina adventure, sometimes with little regard to the realities of the situation in the city. Running on ideals and egoism, instead of concrete techniques and true altruism.

Or we say we just miss our friend. Or we're just sick of all this nonsense. Maybe we need something to read. Maybe we could say the media just give these ones more coverage and that generate more interest.

We could say it's cause she's white.
We could say it's cause she's from out of town.
We could say that this happened to another girl not a week ago, in a car, off of Amelia St, and the reaction was not near as strong.

We could say a lot of things, but here at NOMB, all we got to say is we're sorry.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Every once and a while, the editors over here at NOMB like to publish a few letters we recieve. Sometimes, the purpose is to share our voice. Sometimes to ridicule. Sometimes to open up a line of discussion. Othertimes, we just feel like it.

Regarding the shooting on 3000 block of Laussat Place:

1)Her name was Kristen. She was in her early twenties, visiting from California. A lot of broken people are left in the wake of this.
2)She was my boyfriend's neice. A wonderful and giving young woman, believed in the best of people. She worked hard to make this world a better place for all of us --- we have lost somebody special.
3)Her name was Kirsten Brydum. She was spending the last few months travelling the US. She was a passionate activist, working to find ways to bring sustainable living into our lives. This link is her last letter from the road

Regarding our post "Old News"
1)He who gets shot is the victim--in policeland. Forget who started it. At least that's my take on it.
2)Whoever gets shot first is the victim, n'est-ce pas? Or maybe you were ironic.

Yes. Yes we were being something. Ironic? We guess you might could call it that.


Attack with sword fails; neighbor's head intact

Just go with it folks. It's Wed.