Sunday, November 30, 2008

From Porch

From the comments on Trends
2) Marinello is Gonna Face The Music?
3) At least we don't have this to worry about: Shopper Murdered By Crowd of Desperate Bargain Hunters

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday

This one is almost too easy:

Three men were shot near the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Michoud Boulevard in eastern New Orleans early Friday morning around 3:10 a.m. Two of the men suffered multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies in the shooting. The third man was shot once in the hand. A bullet also grazed his head.

We can hear the critics.
"Well," they will say. "What are they doing out at that time of night anyway. Everyone knows nothing good happens after midnight."
"Bargains," we will say. "Bargains!"
"But the East," they will come back with. "The East is a wasteland."
We will then spend the rest of this gray afternoon lecturing them on their narrow interpretations of consumption, admonish them for being so closed minded about shopping.

Happy Saturday New Orleans.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


It seems like yesterday we reported the first homicide of the year in Kenner. This probably brings it up to around 5 or 6, but its the second this week. We think.

Kenner police responded to a call just before midnight about a shooting victim in the 700 block of Minor Street. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a man lying on the ground unconscious, with a gunshot wound in his leg. After he was shot, the victim walked to a nearby residence to ask for help

And to add to it...

Seems a young girl was shot in the leg by her nefarious "friend" while sitting in the back seat of a car. .45 caliber pistol is a must have on any date in or around the NO.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Throw Backs

We could ramble on about the recently released study finding New Orleans #1 in violent crime, but why bother?

Remember when burning people up was, like, the biggest thing to do down in the 9th?
1)The unidentified body of a man was found in a truck that had been set afire and left in a grassy area off Hayne Boulevard a few blocks west of the Industrial Canal.
2) Brass Knuckles?
A Gretna man accused of punching another man with brass knuckles during a disagreement has been booked with murder after the victim died Friday. Edwin May, 28, of 630 Third St., was booked with first-degree murder and armed robbery in connection with the death of Alan Fricker, 51, of Gretna
3)A woman has been booked with second-degree murder after authorities in St. Bernard Parish said she shot her boyfriend three times Monday morning as he slept.

And while the NO garners the coveted "Top Dog," spot for violent crime for a second straight year, our other natural resource is making waves in Washington. (No not jazz or fired catfish)

Desiree Rogers, a former New Orleans Zulu queen and daughter of a former city councilman, was named incoming White House social secretary on Monday by President-elect Barrack Obama

That's right, now we get to confirm a second truth on the national stage. NO knows how to party!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


1)A man found fatally shot in a Kenner apartment complex's parking lot Friday night has been identified as Julio Santos, 26. Santos died of a single gunshot wound to the head in the parking lot of 1724 Newport Place sometime before 6:30 p.m.

2)A man was shot in the face Saturday night in the 7th Ward, New Orleans police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. at the corner of Hope Street and George Nick Connor Drive, near St. Augustine High School.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

One from Us. One from 1.

1) A man was shot today at about 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of Dryades and Third streets in Central City. [...] An update on the man's condition was not immediately available.
2) More than 500 moldering criminal cases dating back to 2006 were refused by the Orleans Parish district attorney's office this fall, with prosecutors citing the same reason for dropping all of them: Police never gave them a report. Almost half of the refused cases were for drug possession, but they also included more serious crimes, including battery, theft, drug dealing and an attempted murder, according to a list of the cases assembled by the watchdog Metropolitan Crime Commission. The cases were refused between Aug. 1 and Nov. 14.


Stick with us for more on 2.

Posted by: 1


Read the report:
Neighbors found the body of the a shooting victim about 8:40 p.m., shortly after police had left the scene after investigating a 5:30 p.m. shooting at the West Carrollton intersection. Police say they are treating the two shootings at the intersection of Hollygrove and Green streets as separate incidents. But residents said they discovered the shooting victim's body after police left the scene and a neighbor cleaning her porch reported seeing someone fleeing the shooting. When they investigated, they found the man on the side of a house, about two doors down from the intersection.

And our translation:

There's a shooting on Hollygrove and Green. Cops show up and find a wounded man. A few hours later, the neighbors find the body of another man, in the same area, and cal it in. Cops do not consider the shootings related.

From the 9th Ward Archives:
Last Thursday:
4100 block of Dauphine St. aggravated battery by stabbing. The victim had just arrived home from work when the wanted subject began arguing with him. The wanted subject pulled the victim by the shirt causing him to fall to the ground. Once on the ground the wanted subject stabbed the victim in the right eye with a pair of scissors

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

8th Ward

A 21-year-old man was shot to death Monday night outside his home in the 8th Ward in the 2400 Blk of N. Villere. A man and woman standing nearby were wounded and were in surgery late Monday night

Another potential assistant editor, maybe?

Hit and Run
Sunday nights we try to go to bed early so that on Monday morning we can hit the ground running. Truth be told, most mornings we wake up feeling like we got hit by a truck.
This guy too.

A Carrollton man was found dead about 5 a.m. in the 7700 block of Colapissa Street, lying in the roadway with tire marks across his torso.

Although, passersby might say he hit the ground running.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Cold Snap

First, the business...

1)A 37-year-old New Orleans man was shot dead Saturday night in the 2800 block of Chippewa Street in the Lower Garden District

2)New Orleans police are investigating an apparent hit-and-run that left a 49-year-old man dead early Saturday in Gert Town. A garbage truck driver working about 5 a.m. in the 7700 block of Colapissa Street found the man's body in the roadway, tire marks tracked across his torso

Then, the returns...

From one reader:
No, no, and no. Less is more, and these are all too much. And what's up with that french, desconocido? It translates as, "ah, but this is the demon this is in the details." (It should actually read "le diable est dans les details"). If you want to say "the devil is in the details", well then just say that. But if you must feign multi-lingualism, at least google one of the many free translation sites out there.

and another:

I decided to give it a day to marinate. I liked all of them although the cap locks threw me too. But I liked desconcido's toss-in of French and the "No whining y'all" and cordelia's softness. My first choice is desconocido. JKT's passion was compelling but notso, the missing punctuation and slightly off spelling. I think you should give them each a a couple of days of real reporting and then decide. Like coming in for a second interview. That's perfectly kosher.

One reader put it best though:
Content given to write can be delivered infinitely

And that's the point isn't it. Content never changes. Patterns never change. Strategies change. Addresses and names change, but if you've read on entry, chances are you're gonna know them all.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Round 1

Here we go folks. These are the first applicants in the all new NOMB "Hunt for the assistant editor". Let us Know:

25 more alive?

"A 19-year-old New Orleans man was shot dead on a 7th Ward sidewalk as he walked home Wednesday night, police said."
"Police were not yet able to identify a subject or motive in the shooting, Assistant Superintendent Marlon Defillo said. Wednesday night's victim was at least the 162nd homicide in the city this year. There were 187 reported homicides at this time last year."


Posted by: JKT


Hope, but not for us

1) A 19-year-old New Orleans man was shot dead on a 7th Ward sidewalk as he walked home Wednesday night, police said. […] Wednesday night's victim was at least the 162nd homicide in the city this year. There were 187 reported homicides at this time last year.
2) Kenner Police are investigating a murder-suicide involving a man and his estranged girlfriend that occurred early this morning in the front yard of her residence in the 3400 block of East Louisiana State Drive, according to spokesman Shaun Watson. Police said Jason Alexander, 26, of New Orleans, apparently shot 22-year-old Alicia Fruge twice in the face and then shot himself in the head in the front yard of Fruge's residence. [...] Watson said Kenner Police responded to a call shortly before 3 a.m. from Fruge's aunt who heard gunshots outside of the residence she shared with Fruge and Fruge's one-year-old child.
All blank faces, yours too. Both these crimes got reported on already by the NOMB this were hoping, yeah? Ah, mais c'est le demon c'est dans les details. No whining y'all. It's still November, means you still have a chance to make good on that 187. Keepin it under, that is. Your friends in blue know it's about that time of year. Numbers, numbers, numbers...

Posted by: desconocido


Here we go again

A 19-year-old New Orleans man was shot dead on a 7th Ward sidewalk as he walked home Wednesday night, police said.

The saddest thing is we really don't know anything and probably never will. This is just like all the other entries you read on the NOMB that there isn't anything said about them and so all you read is another kid who can't even drink is dead. it's unbelievable/horrible thing that to write this first post I had to wait for this news, but as hard as that is for me i think it's important. God bless the boy's family. Thanks to the editors for giving me a chance to contribute to what I believe is a really important record of all the craziness that happens in this city we all love in spite of it.

Posted by: Cordelia

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The KKK Took My Baby Away

Oh, come on. We were all thinking it:

A Tulsa, Okla., woman who traveled to Louisiana to join the Ku Klux Klan was shot to death by the leader of the group's Bogalusa chapter Sunday after she tried to back out of initiation rites at a remote, sandbar camp in northeastern St. Tammany Parish.

In retractions/corrections;

That was 15 year-old boy, not a 5 year-old boy, that died in St. Roch.
At first we thought, "Jeez a kid getting shot by a man." But then we thought about how many times we've contemplated killing a 15 year-old (like the one that showed his dick to one of our editors and his girlfriend on Frenchman on a Saturday afternoon) and suddenly we understood. Not condoned, mind you. Just understood.

In unrelated news:

If you expressed interest in writing for us, you can expect an email this weekend with some info on the work. And if you're a reader, you can expect some voting.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Status

The 5 year-old boy that shot in the 2300 block of N. Derbigny died yesterday. An arrest was made.

From our West Bank division:

Police received calls about a shooting in the 700 block of Belleville Street. Officers arrived to they find a man with multiple bullet wounds to his body. He is listed in critical condition. If his luck fairs the same as others have this week, we don't hold our breath, or much hope. Still, you never know.

It was quite the busy weekend in the NO.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Your Big Break

1)Saturday, November 8, 2008. A teenage male was apparently shot multiple times in the 2200 block of North Derbigny just after 5 pm. He was transported to the hospital in unknown condition.

2)A 35-year-old man was shot in the chest and left side of his body early this morning in New Orleans. Responding to a report of gunfire, police found the man lying on his back in the 4100 block of Willow Street, near Milan Street, at 2:42 a.m.

They say change is in the air, well, they're right for once.
NOMB is looking for an assistant editor. If you like wallowing in death, statistics, using sarcasm to hide pain, reading angry emails and live in New Orleans, you might could write for us. Reply to this post with some contact info (we won't post it, don't worry)and we'll go from there. The editors are gracious, warm, people, they swear.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


1)The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office was searching Friday night for a New Orleans man who they say crept into a Metairie home through an unlocked door Thursday evening with an accomplice and savagely beat two men with a table lamp, killing one of them

What? you say. Why?

While investigators don't know exactly what the pair were after, they're confident the attack was drug-related because of the narcotics and drug paraphernalia found throughout the home

2)One of four teenagers in a home on Abundance Street in Gentilly pulled out a gun and shot himself in the leg Friday night.


Why the 15-year-old boy shot himself is being investigated.

Friday, November 7, 2008

People Get Ready There's a Train a Comin'

Don't worry everyone, all this stuff happened BEFORE Tuesday.
We've got it on good authority that, now that Obama's our pres, all this violence and stuff is a thing of the past.

1)1400 block of Saint Roch Ave. aggravated battery by shooting. The victim and an acquaintance attended a party in the area. The victim left the party and began walking north on Saint Roch Ave. The victim heard several gunshots coming from behind him. The victim ran and collapsed on the ground suffering from several gunshot wounds to his body
2)2200 block of A. P. Tureaud Ave. aggravated battery by shooting. The victims left a night club in the area and were standing in the block. As the victims were standing on the neutral ground an unknown black male approached the victims on foot and pointed an unknown type handgun at them. The subject fired the weapon several times at the victim. The victims ran and the perpetrator fled on foot. Victim #1 sustained several gunshots to his body and victim #2 sustained a single gunshot wound to his arm

Still annoyed by the distinction, "aggravated battery by shooting"? No worries! Our new president will straightened this out as well.

Also, there was this:
I don't know if you're tracking the NOPD Crime Alerts, but it turns out the Laurel Street Bakery robber was the same guy who robbed Hansen's Sno-Blitz and New York Pizza. One-man crime wave!

We would say
1)Where do you think we got the above informations?
2)Wasn't that guy 15 yrs-old? Is that a man?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another Minute

Another brother goes down. We hate to see workers get shot.

The 34-year-old man killed Sunday morning in the 9th Ward was shot in a botched robbery. The gunmen demanded money and the victim tried to flee, but was shot several times in the back. Mario Cruz died at the scene of the shooting

Whose rebuilding this bitch?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thought We Missed This One?

We didn't. We just couldn't process it.

A 72-year-old French Market jewelry merchant ended his marriage to a 25-year-old Nicaraguan woman by shooting her, wounding her critically, then shooting himself, fatally, during an argument in their eastern New Orleans trailer Saturday night

But now, on reflection, we say, this makes more sense to our editors than it should. In a one of those, "of course he did," kind of ways. Like, really, this is one of, like, only two possible outcomes for this situation.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Prospect 1

While you were checking out the art and the transvestite soul bands, the whole city on display (but not really, not the good stuff) the real waste land (no not the Lower 9th. NO East) was carrying on a New Orleans cultural tradition of it's own.

A man was found shot dead at an eastern New Orleans residence Saturday night and a woman found with him was bleeding from the head. The woman, who also appeared to have been shot, was rushed to a local hospital. Information was not immediately available regarding the woman's condition.

bon appetit