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Mayor says 'knuckleheads' to blame for parade shooting
nola.com ^ | 1-16-06 | AP

Posted on 01/16/2006 2:04:47 PM PST by Ellesu

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Knuckleheads" are to blame for the shootings that wounded three people just after a parade organized to show unity and support for New Orleans' rebuilding, Mayor Ray Nagin said Monday at a Martin Luther King Day ceremony.

In the face of the devastation still remaining, four months after Hurricane Katrina hit, people still came together to have a float-less "second-line" parade and have a good time, Nagin said.

Framing his speech as a conversation in which he asked King's opinion about what has happened to New Orleans, Nagin said he told the slain civil rights leader: "And then knuckleheads pull out some guns and start firing into the crowd. And they injured three people."

"He said, `I definitely wouldn't like that,'" Nagin said.

The Social Aid & Pleasure Club All-Star Second-Line had featured numerous clubs marching to support New Orleans' renewal and their own role in the city's future. Thousands of people, some of whom had come from Houston and Atlanta to join in, had gathered on Broad Street to watch.

The shootings occurred shortly after the parade ended Sunday afternoon in an area of businesses and homes which are nearly all still empty because of the floods that followed Hurricane Katrina's landfall on Aug. 29.

Patrol officers heard gunfire and found a 34-year-old man with multiple wounds. Minutes later, they heard more shots, which had wounded an 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, both in the leg.

No arrests had been made Monday, said Officer Juan Barnes, a New Orleans police spokesman. He said police will not release the victims' names, and he did not know what prompted the shootings or whether the same person shot all three victims.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; mlk; nagin; naginparade; neworleans; nyuknyuknyuk; shooting; thugs

1 posted on 01/16/2006 2:04:48 PM PST by Ellesu
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To: Ellesu
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Cause God knows... we don't have no Thugs or GangBangers down here!!!
2 posted on 01/16/2006 2:07:04 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: Ellesu
"And then knuckleheads pull out some guns and start firing into the crowd. And they injured three people."

Now THERE'S a leader. You tell 'em, Mr. Mayor! Lucky for those knuckleheads nobody was killed or Nagin would've been justified in calling them "Goofballs".

3 posted on 01/16/2006 2:07:37 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Ellesu

Were the knuckleheads chocolate?


4 posted on 01/16/2006 2:08:11 PM PST by chemicalman (Many have skeletons in their closets. In New Orleans, we have skeletons in our attics.)
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To: chemicalman

LOL!


5 posted on 01/16/2006 2:09:19 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Ellesu

How embarrassing....


6 posted on 01/16/2006 2:10:41 PM PST by The_Republican
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To: Ellesu

"Knuckleheads"

Now, why on earth would "Mayor" Ray Nagin be soft-pedalling with cutesy slang, regarding someone who fired shots into a crowd?


7 posted on 01/16/2006 2:11:14 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

He's plagiarizing Mumbles Menino!


8 posted on 01/16/2006 2:11:59 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Ellesu
Social Aid & Pleasure Club All-Star Second-Line

WTF?

9 posted on 01/16/2006 2:12:09 PM PST by freedomlover (The only reason you are still conscious is because I don't want to carry you.)
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To: chemicalman
These are knuckleheads:


10 posted on 01/16/2006 2:12:24 PM PST by smokinleroy
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To: chemicalman

Nagin knows his chocolate knuckleheads.


11 posted on 01/16/2006 2:13:28 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: Ellesu

The guy on the right is a Knucklehead and, to my knowledge, has never fired a weapon.

I think the mayor really meant to say "thugs".

12 posted on 01/16/2006 2:13:38 PM PST by Cagey
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To: Ellesu

Another Democrat looney talking to dead people. Just like Hilary's "conversations" with Eleanor Roosevelt.


13 posted on 01/16/2006 2:14:34 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Ellesu

He's challenging Belafonte for the Craziest Black Man award....


14 posted on 01/16/2006 2:15:52 PM PST by clintonh8r (If you don't support the mission you don't support the troops. Period.)
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To: Ellesu

Rajin Nagin, "We will make New Orleans red once again!"


15 posted on 01/16/2006 2:16:43 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Ellesu

Oh, so Nagin's tryin' to be a wise guy, 'ay??

16 posted on 01/16/2006 2:18:31 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Those who seek to punish the truth, are the ones most convicted by it.)
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To: Ellesu

Second line criminals are the ones who follow alongside of a parade and rip off stores and break things.


17 posted on 01/16/2006 2:20:15 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (“Don't approach a Bull from the front, a Horse from the back, or a Fool from any side.”)
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To: Ellesu

I'm seeing less and less reason for redeeming New Orleans.


18 posted on 01/16/2006 2:22:12 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Ellesu

Was this the same speech in which he said that NO would be "chocolate" again?


19 posted on 01/16/2006 2:23:21 PM PST by Buck W. (Yesterday's Intelligentsia are today's Irrelevantsia.)
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To: Ellesu

If it wasn't for a city filled with knuckleheads, Nagin would never have been elected.


20 posted on 01/16/2006 2:23:50 PM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: massgopguy

This is so sad on so many levels.

As a fellow Bay Stater...yes, it is Mumbles down there.


21 posted on 01/16/2006 2:25:03 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: chemicalman

"chocolate"

Now, not only will we be banned from using the 'N' word, we won't be able to say the 'C' word. This restraint will be added, although Mr. Nagin just added this to my vocabulary.

Don't call me white. I'm not an albino.


22 posted on 01/16/2006 2:26:07 PM PST by wizr
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To: wizr

"Don't call me white. I'm not an albino."

White chocolate?


23 posted on 01/16/2006 2:27:48 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Ellesu

knuckleheads or rapper gangstas?


24 posted on 01/16/2006 2:28:53 PM PST by Buffettfan
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To: clintonh8r

Louis "God lives on a UFO and is going to take black men home" Farrakan still beats them both.


25 posted on 01/16/2006 2:30:33 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: Texas Eagle

It's those crazy kids today, with their rock n' roll and their malt shops and their shooting indiscriminately into crowds.


26 posted on 01/16/2006 2:34:33 PM PST by james500
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To: Ellesu

Is the Knuckleheads the name of a new gang? How does he know that the Knuckleheads were involved? Did they flash their gang hand signals before they started shooting?


27 posted on 01/16/2006 2:48:34 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: Ellesu
"Knuckleheads" are to blame for the shootings

Not Bush?

Nagin's going to be in BIG trouble with the dems now.

28 posted on 01/16/2006 2:59:44 PM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: Fido969

Knuckleheads might be the new DNC codeword for republicans...


29 posted on 01/16/2006 3:19:19 PM PST by Palpatine (Every single liberal is now an enemy of the republic!)
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To: Ellesu

Man, a lot of good quotes coming out of Nagin. Wotta knucklehead.


30 posted on 01/16/2006 3:20:05 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Ellesu
Yep. God is mad at NOLA. Shots are fired into a crowd for a MLK parade and the mayor calls them "knuckleheads".
31 posted on 01/16/2006 3:22:54 PM PST by manwiththehands (Good news for America = bad news for democRats)
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What a relief...looks like NO residents are finally making their way home from Texas!


32 posted on 01/16/2006 3:31:04 PM PST by ozzysmom
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