Skip to comments.Halloween in the French Quarter-15 Shot 2 Dead
Posted on 11/01/2011 9:00:38 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky
A shooting on Bourbon, at St. Louis Street, in the French Quarter about 12:30 a.m. injured seven people and killed a 25-year-old man. All of the victims were caught in the crossfire when two people began to shoot at each other in a crowd of costumed revelers celebrating Halloween, police said.
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Tourists beware, the French Quarter is a Hunting Ground! The 'perception of crime' is racking up real,bleeding victims daily. The only hope for the Vieux Carre is to wall it off and charge admission, because it is surrounded by a crime-infested, deteroriating, thug-run city that will not stop luring victims. Anyone thinking of coming here- stay OUT of the city at night, period. Venture into the French Quarter/Downtown area only in daylight,with others, and preferably armed. The predators are waiting-and they're winning!
chocolate city bump
Show me someone going to New Orleans for a vacation and I’ll show you someone going there for the first time.
And here we have another example ...
Guess I’m a racist for putting 2+2 together and arriving at 4.
..... I bet a bunch of drunks and stoners accidentally mistook the traditions of Halloween for the Zombie Apocalypse.
So, all in all, a perfectly normal Halloween in New Orleans...
Hope only the diverse were harmed
Nothing has changed.
(combined response to your reply on another thread)
It’s not “racist”, it is, as you said, a problem of culture.
If it were a genetic problem then it would be a “race” issue.
But, there are enough counter examples to show that it’s not a genetic issue.
You, like me, are a “culturist”, and I defy any leftist to argue that all cultures are morally equal, that some cultures are not superior to others.
I remember vividly a Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 1959 when a friend on mine in the Army went out to celebrate. He never came back, was murdered that night.
Since then I have thought that anyone going out on streets of New Orleans for any type of celebration is taking one helluva risk.
You beat us again! DC only had 6 shot in five separate incidents, with no fatalities although one guy is critical with a head wound.
“You beat us again.. DC only had 6 shot..”
Remember the “good ole’ days” when there was a few shot every night?!! Fond memories... /s
You know, that has been my theory- as a native- all of my life. I think the genetic memory of the Barbary Coast piracy mentality is the basic problem with New Orleans. The morals of the majority of civilization not only do not apply here, culturally, the criminal mentality is excused and even celebrated!
This was, as I understand, the regular ‘two thugs with a grudge see each other and start shooting’ thing. They’re always ready to dispense ‘street justice’ anywhere and any time. Bystanders simply don’t matter.
What is more criminal, in my mind, is that the local media insists you are safe if you’re not involved in crime yourself, AND that the ‘perception’ of crime is the real problem!
Ah well- it’s N.O.- if it’s not football it’s forgotten as soon as it happens. Just wanted Freepers to know in case it got purged from the news.
I like to spend time in New Orleans, but I seldom go to Bourbon Street.
Some of the best restaurants in the world. Jacquesimo's on Oak Street is a personal favorite.
Lots of Amish livin’ in New Orleans.
100% total agreement. It's not genetic, it's not a racial issue. My favorite RNC candidate is Herman Cain, who exhibits none of the cultural traits I have detailed.
It is a cultural issue, one that has several strong and attractive traits going for it. It requires little or no effort, sets low expectations and practically garrantees success (by low standards) to all members. Any perceived failures or shortcomings are excused by playing the 'victim' card. So, naturally, the culture prospers; it has for centuries.
...Still waiting on the numbers from Chicago and Detroit before declaring the winner!
I’m a native born and raised in the French Quarter and I wouldn’t go into the Vieux Carre at night if you gave me a million dollars.
Everywhere at night is dangerous, yes, even Uptown/Riverbend and those fabulous restaurants. The predators go where the victims with money are.
I haven’t been into Orleans Parish since 2005 except passing through on the Interstate. No reason to go, not a danger junkie. Nothing there is worth risking my life.
And yes, the predators cross parish lines, but in Orleans they have the distinct advantage.
I have a close relative working in New Orleans EMS. He tells me things the public never hears; graphic and horrifying! It sounds more like Escape From New York than the place I grew up in.
And just now- on the radio- the Police Chief saying “Enough is Enough!” Laughable! Half of the police department has criminal connections!
Even so, the city is still a hell hole and I would never invest/spend my valuable vacation time there.
Unfortunately, the Philadelphia subway shootout yesterday didn’t yield any deaths. I guess they won’t be in the mix this year.
Good to hear. Make no mistake, the thugs cruise Metairie at night too, but the odds of becoming a victim are much less in Jefferson Parish. Always be wary-especially when going to your car.
Stay in Metairie- really no reason to go into Orleans for good food-unless an edge of danger spices things up for you. The odds of becoming a victim in Orleans parish are far greater than the public will ever be told.
As long as you spend your $$ BEFORE you get attacked, it’s fine with the Tourist Commission.
Ya know, you can’t be New Orleans for food (esp. Mother’s). The WWII museum in nice, too.
Every mardi gras I have spent in the FQ was overcrowded, so much so that one couldnt take one step in front of them without shoving and pushing. Nowhere to run. Imagine its the same with halloween.
I was there 2 weeks ago and was thinking it’s actually much cleaner than I remember. Of course, I was back at the hotel before 9pm and Louisiana has CHL reciprocity with Texas...
Try Yo Mama’s for a GREAT hamburger. They even have one with peanut butter that is actually pretty good.
Has South Dallas reported in yet?
We took 120 AF folks to the WWII museum 2 weeks ago - I love the fact that their mantra is, “stories, not stuff”, and they’ve compiled so many oral histories.
This used to be the predominant strain of black culture in America - but now the hiphop gangster culture seems to predominate.
Here are the victims:
Albert Glover, 25, of New Orleans, was shot about 12:30 a.m. on Bourbon Street near the corner of St. Louis Street. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Interim LSU Public Hospital.
Joshua Lewis, 19, of Marrero, was shot about 1:46 a.m. on Canal Street near the intersection of University Place in the CBD. He died at the Interim LSU Public Hospital about 2:54 a.m.
Both thugs with arrest records. The first a heroin dealer. Thugs killing thugs=no great loss. At least the innocent who were shot are still alive-a couple in serious condition, I hear.
I think public dueling grounds should be brought back( as opposed to every street in the city being used for revenge shootings). Make a place, set times, bring your weapons and have it out. Have dumptrucks standing by to pick up bodies. They wouldn’t go for the 10 paces and shoot tradition, but maybe tickets could be sold-kinda like watching gladiators have it out.
New Orleans, Detroit and Philadelphia are the only major cities I have never visited, and it shall remain that way.
I was in the French Quarter on Bourbon Street just last week. The place really is a s*** hole. In fact, all of New Orleans is a run-down mess (and this isn’t just from Katrina). I can’t see myself going there on a vacation.
Speaking of hours, one restaurant that does okay after dark despite its horrible location is Jack Dempsey's on Poland Avenue. Of course, it's right across the street from the Naval Port of Embarkation facility and has armed security in the parking lot. The huge stadium-like lights in the parking lot help a lot, too. That's what it takes to keep some restaurants alive in New Orleans.
I agree that the WWII Museum is a treasure. It's even got a chunk of the Atlantic Wall now. I've been to the museums in Normandy; the one in New Orleans is far nicer. John Besh's restaurant by the museum (The American Sector) is quite good, too. Retro (1940s) menu, and period waitress attire to match.
Just some jobless yutes having fun.
The Dueling Oak is still there, on the edge of City Park.
Once a S%$#t-hole. Always a S%$#t-hole
Went there once for Mardi Gras a long time ago. Even back then, I had never witnessed such a bunch of drunk, ignorant, and criminal types looking to make a name for themselves. I have never been back and don’t plan on recommending it to any of my friends. Victims frequent places like that and put themselves into harms way needlessly.
Third world sh--hole if there ever was one!
Intersting to think about the Barbary Coast pirate mentality in New Orleans. But then, what is the reason for such similar lawlessness in our inner city ghettos all across the country?
I can’t explain the ghetto mentality nationwide except to postulate that it might be a DNA tribal memory thing.
What I’d like to know is if any other city takes the PRIDE in its perversity that N.O. does. The mentality is so ingrained here, across the culture, that any attempts to change it are met with ‘get out, we don’t need you here’!
People actually SAY that being TOO CLEAN and serious and business oriented would make N.O. too much like the boring Midwest! Decay is romanticized and all the negatives are excused as the price of ‘living in paradise’!!
I used to enjoy an occasional visit to Bourbon Street. I wouldn’t go there again. It’s sad to see such a great place turn into a gang infested war zone.
Update stories in today’s TP. Lots of hand-wringing by the political class. Go straight to the comments.
Halloween shootings leave 2 dead, 14 hurt, city reeling
Published: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 11:15 PM
By Danny Monteverde, The Times-Picayune
Perspectives on Halloween shootings in the French Quarter
Published: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 10:00 PM Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 11:06 PM
By Times-Picayune Staff
The latest spin heard locally is that this was an ‘anomaly’!
And also- the innocent bystanders shot were just ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’.
If the main tourist attraction in N.O.- the Vieux Carre- is the wrong place, and night is the wrong time- there’s your epitaph for the city!
New Orleans police: Man killed on Bourbon Street over Halloween was ‘intended target’
Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 2:50 PM Updated: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 5:27 PM
By Gordon Russell, The Times-Picayune
The GUN did it!!
Halloween shooter on Canal Street used gun with high-capacity magazine
Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 9:45 PM
By Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune
Oh yeah- inanimate objects up and kill people all the time!
Every night, guns in gun stores ESCAPE and go out and kill people, they just do it real fast and sneaky! Then they go back to the shops and THAT’S why there are so many unsolved crimes!
I could scream!