Friday, January 2, 2009

Psychological Landscapes

Year Two in Review:
We laughed. We cried. We outsourced.

Year Three:
How much more can we take?

Three men were shot dead in New Orleans in the first 11 hours of 2009. The dead included a man killed by police officers after he fired at them.

1)1600 block of Gov. Nicholls Street at about 3 a.m. Officers approached it when its occupant, Adolph Grimes III, 22, began firing a pistol at them.Grimes continued firing even after officers told him to stop. The officers fired at the man, who died at the scene
2)5th District officers answered a gunshot call shortly after 3 a.m. and found Aaron Myre, 18, of New Orleans on the ground in the 2800 block of Clouet Street. He had been shot several times in the head and chest
3)2400 block of Treasure Street: Officers from the 5th District were called to the scene on a report of a "man shot" and discovered Damon Barden, 32, lying in the home with multiple gunshot wounds.

Our new years resoulution, aside from updating more frequently, is to not let bullshit statistics like "15% decline in murders in NO" distract us from the facts.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was just wondering, where do you get the stories?

O said...

From a variety of sources, all open to the public, including Nola.com, wwl,com, and of course, the NOPD district email blasts, which if your interested (and can stomach it) are a amazing source of info.
We also, or course, rely on the holy trinity: Rumor, Doubt, and Suspicion.
-O

Dr. Wu said...

#1 sounds like suicide-by-cop.