Saturday, February 28, 2009

The City of New Orleans

Something like 12 people were shot – non-fatally – this past week, including a toddler. Here’s a piece of Times-Pic reporting that caught our eyes:

1) An Algiers teenager has been arrested in the Monday night shooting in the 2400 block of Chelsea Drive. Floyd Torry, 19, was booked 1 a.m. Tuesday with aggravated battery in the shooting of a 19 yo man.
Police did not explain why Torry was charged with aggravated battery and not attempted murder.

Rrrr zoinks, scoobs!


2) On February 24, 2009 at 9:38pm Sedcond District Officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Edinburgh and Eagle Streets. The victim had several gunshot wounds to the chest.

3) Leon Kennedy, 62, died in a hospital bed Thursday morning, minutes after being shot as he stood near the doorway of his Kenner home.

4) Terrell Riley, 16, a high-school junior from Garland, TexaS was shot at least once in the torso and left to die near the corner of Castlewood Drive and Elmdale Road in eastern New Orleans on Thursday.

5) A man flagged down New Orleans police officers around 3 p.m. Thursday and told them he had been kidnapped by two men around 1 a.m. in the 100 block of Terry Parkway in JP and driven to a vacant house at 716 Majestic Place in Algiers in New Orleans. The man who was shot collapsed in the 1600 block of Pacific Avenue.

Everybody's got a story in store.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lived and Died for Carnival

We're sorry to hear...

Antoinette K-Doe, the irrepressible widow of rhythm & blues singer Ernie K-Doe who transformed the Mother-In-Law Lounge into a living shrine and community center, died early Tuesday after suffering a massive heart attack. She was 66.

We're sorry to hear...

1) On Sat, Feb 21, at 2:30am, the victim, W/M, became involved in a verbal altercation with a co-worker in the 1100 block of Decatur. The co-worker suddenly struck the victim several times. The victim observed that he had sustained a laceration to the neck during the attack and did not know what had been used to cut him.

2) On Sunday, February 22, at 9:35 p.m., officers discovered the victim, Cornelius Williams, lying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso at the intersection of Annunciation and Philip Street. He was pronounced dead shortly after by medical personnel.

3) Jefferson Parish authorities have identified the couple discovered Friday by their teen-aged son as the victims of an apparent murder-suicide at their home in Metairie. Dana Fouchi, 48, apparently shot his wife, Barbara Fouchi, 47, in the head around 6 p.m., then turned the gun on himself.

Happy Mardi Gras. Our offices will reopen Wednesday or Thursday, or Friday.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Live and Die for Carnival

1) [From a photograph's caption] As the Morpheus parade rolls by on St. Charles at Martin Luther King, New Orleans Police investigate the scene of a shooting which occurred just after 10 pm Friday.

2) On Wednesday at about 10:15 am, in the 4800 block of Banks St., a white Chevrolet Impala pulled next to the victim, and the suspects inside began firing several shots, striking the victim twice.

3) On Wednesday at approximately 4:33 p.m. the victim was in the 2900 block of Philip Street when three black males got out of a white Chevy Malibu armed with handguns and began shooting at him. The victim was struck once in the arm.

4) On Wednesday at approximately 9:56 p.m. the two victims were walking near the intersection of Annunciation and Philip Street when a red Honda Civic approached occupied by four black males. One of the occupants began firing at the victims and struck one of them in the shoulder.

We is tired but not weary, stay all bleary eyed and beery.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


1) On Sunday, February15, 2009, at approximately 3:36 p.m., the victim was at the intersection of Seventh and Danneel Street when the perpetrator approached, shot him in the head and then fled. The victim was transported to University Hospital where he died.

2) On February 16, 2009 at
11:02 pm the victim exited his residence inthe 8300 block of Nelson. At that time a black male produce a handgun and shot the victim twice. The victim was pronounced dead. Responding officers were able to apprehend Willie Beasley, black male, 1-04-1989, who was charged in this offense.

3) On February 16, 2009 at
11:02 am, the victim exited his residence in the 8300 block of Jeanette. At that time a black male produce a handgun and shot the victim twice. The victim was transported by E.M.S. to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect fled on foot into a residence located within the block. Responding officers were able to apprehend Willie Beasley, who was arrested and charged in this offense.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Live and Die for Carnival

1) A 29-year-old man was fatally shot in the head Sunday in Central City,
2)Authorities released the identity Sunday of a Minneapolis man whose bullet-riddled body was discovered a day earlier at a Marrero apartment complex. Darrel Landry, 31, who was in town visiting relatives, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday
3)One person is dead and another is in critical condition at a local hospital following a double shooting early this morning in Avondale

And you thought Barkus was the only crime against nature yesterday.

Leave those dogs alone people.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Live and DIe for Carnival

All this while the only crew to roll in Algiers this weekend was traipsing through the hood.

1)A 23-year-old local man who was shot to death in Algiers Point on Saturday has been identified as Tony Williams,

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


1) The man shot on Monday, 2/9/09, in the Iberville P.H.D. was Adrian Drummer, b/m, 10/21/1987, in an apartment in the 1500 block of Conti St.

2) On Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at approximately 2:55 p.m., officers discovered the victim slumped over in the front seat of an automobile in the 3200 block of Earhart Blvd. He had been shot several times in the torso and expired at University Hospital. At this point in the investigation, no witnesses have come forward and the motive is unknown.

3) The mother of a newborn thrown into Lake Pontchartrain on Tuesday afternoon was in police custody eight hours later. The baby girl was dead when the body was pulled from the lake. The 20-year-old Metairie woman told police she was trying to hide the pregnancy from her parents and admitted throwing the baby into the lake.

3 yesterday. The grown-ups a shame, the young ones a tragedy, ...then the babies...

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Quarter is French but the City is Swiss

1) Downman & Chef Menteur. Homicide. On 02-08-09 at 5am, Officers found victim's vehicle off road smashed into parked van and fence with gunshot holes on the driver's side. Victim found inside vehicle with [fatal] gunshot wounds.

2) On Friday, February 6, 2009 at at about 7:05pm, the victim was walking in the 1200 block of Gallier St. when she was shot. Wanted: Unknown.

3) On February 8, 2009 at 2:34am, Victim and her mother had just left a bar room at Apricot & Cherry Sts. Victim was in vehicle as shots began outside of club. As victim's mother drove a bullet struck victim in the left side. Witnesses stated they were on the sidewalk outside of the club when unknown subjects in an SUV began firing at them.

4) On February 8,2009, at 8:56am victim was walking in the 2500 block of Cadiz Street when a black male driving a maroon four door vehicle struck him with the vehicle knocking the victim into an iron fence. Perpertrator then exited the vehicle and began firing an unknown type weapon at the victim striking him in the abdomen.

5) A man was shot to death inside an apartment about 3:30 a.m. today in the 900 block of Calhoun St, not far from Louis Armstrong International Airport

Nasty business. And we only had room for the gun crimes. As 0 reminds us, not everyone shares in the NOMB's enthusiasm for carnival.

(Everyone loves carnival -O)

Live and Die for Carnival

IF you think we've been slacking, both in the postings and in the violence, you can be assured of two things.
1) The posting is gonna get worse
2) The violence is gonna get worse

It's now official NOMB MArdi Gras. Hey MArdi Gras everyone!

1)four people were shot at the Cricket Club on St. Charles Avenue early this morning. The victims were wounded in the face, chest, stomach and leg.
2)Former New Orleans Police Department officer Willie Jones Jr. was shot to death just before daybreak Sunday, apparently in the moments during or after getting into a car accident on Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans ( We suggest that no one look to much into this)
3)The stabbing death of a homeless man was classified as a homicide Sunday by Orleans Parish Coroner Frank Minyard.Gary Sing, 44, was stabbed in the back Jan. 30 around South Claiborne Avenue and Gravier Street

Friday, February 6, 2009


1) On Thursday January 29, 2009 at 1:45 p.m., First District Officers arrested Louis Simmons, b/m, 08/26/1963 for aggravated assault, in the Iberville Public Housing Development, after he produced a box cutter and threatened his step son with it.

2) On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 4:10 p.m., First District Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the Iberville P.H.D, and discovered two black male victims, suffering from gunshot wounds. The investigation revealed that four black males ran inside of 373 Basin Ct. Officer's learned of a third gunshot victim at
University Hospital. There the Officer's encountered all four subjects and observed Donald Jenkins, b/m, 08/03/1989 in possession of a 9mm pistol. First District Detectives identified Reginald Baptiste, b/m, 04/04/1987, as a suspect in the triple shooting.

3) On Monday January 26, 2009 at 5:33 p.m., First District Officers responded to a shooting in the Iberville Public Housing Development and discovered a victim suffering from gunshot wounds in the rear

hallway of 1423 Bienville St. The victim of the shooting was identified as Reginald Baptise.

4) On Thursday, February 5, 2009 at approximately 5:15 AM an Aggravated Burglary occurred in the Bocage Subdivision. A black male approximately 17-20 yrs of age, 5’6”- 5’7”, brown skin,approximately 130 lbs, thin mustache, dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a black “doo-rag” or skull cap on his head which was close fitted and wearing dark colored gloves. The black male had a young sounding voice. The wanted subject made entry through a rear “Doggie” door. It is strongly suggested that residences with “Doggie” doors be secured from the inside of the residence.

First of all, if you stay at Iberville, time to go. Also, the NOMB is cat people. Finally, what does this "observed" bullshit mean if you're a cop?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's A Shame. The Way You Mess Around

1)An Algiers man was arrested late Tuesday night in the death of his 5-month-old daughter.George Lewis was booked with second-degree murder of the infant
2)The three men in the Lower Garden District were shot shortly after 2 p.m. while they sat in a car parked on the corner of Annunciation and Felicity streets. Bullets struck a 32-year-old man in the back and leg, a 20-year-old man in the leg and a 32-year-old man in the neck(We think one of these is a repeat.)
3)Police said the victim was driving on the Pontchartrain Expressway when a driver cut him off. As the two drivers carried on their dispute while continuing to drive, a passenger in the car that cut off the victim drew a gun and fired. A bullet hit the 39-year-old victim's leg.

Everything new is old again.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Odds

1) A 21-year-old man was fatally shot Monday afternoon in the Iberville public housing complex. The shooting took place at about 4:10 p.m. inside an apartment in the complex in the 1500 block of Conti Street.

2) Brandon Ruffin -- a 19-year-old former O.Perry Walker High School student -- was booked Monday in connection with two shooting deaths seven months apart in the Fischer public housing complex. Police suspect Ruffin of killing teen-agers Kenneth Davis Jr. and Denzel Williams. Davis was shot in the head Thursday night. Williams was shot multiple times in the summer.

Minutes before a chance meeting of our editors this afternoon, one of us observed a man being detained - paddy wagon style - on the corner of Conti and Royal. Present were a generous 20 squad cars. Related? Can't say. Same street, close enough? That we can. Comments? We don't got none.

(While waiting outside the gym, our editors also got to hear a lovely recount of this Iberville incident. Complete with "I don't think that bullet was random.")

Monday, February 2, 2009


1)On Saturday, January 31, 2009, at about 11:45am the victims were in
the 2400 block of St. Anthony when they were shot.

2)A 39-year-old man was shot in the leg Sunday about 6 p.m. in the Irish Channel .

People say it's a small city.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


We'll never know the answer why, but we know it's true in our guts. It's twice as tragic when children do the killing.

We don't know why, but when grown men settle their disputes with guns, we tend to let it slide. Slide as in we don't ruminate. If ya'll know what we mean.

1)Kenneth Davis Jr., 18, was shot to death Thursday night right outside the back door of his girlfriend's Algiers apartment.