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Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murder (in the Chocolate City)
CNN ^ | 12/19/11 | Antoinette Campbell

Posted on 12/20/2011 6:22:41 AM PST by Libloather

Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murder
By Antoinette Campbell, CNN
updated 9:56 PM EST, Mon December 19, 2011

(CNN) -- A Louisiana lawmaker wants the National Guard to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler who was four days shy of her second birthday was shot and killed in a drive-by.

"She was out here as a innocent bystander. She's dead now," said Rufus Ruck, the child's cousin.

Keira Holmes Gordon was gunned down in a double shooting at the B. W. Cooper Housing development on Sunday. She was one of two people hit when gunmen from two separate cars opened fire on a man who was standing nearby.

According to police, the man ran into a crowded courtyard full of kids trying to escape the barrage of bullets. He was hit several times but survived the shooting.

The toddler was pronounced dead at the scene. She would have turned 2 on Thursday.

State lawmaker Austin Badon Jr., who represents part of Orleans Parish, said crime is spiraling out of control and wants the government to step and help control the violence.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: child; military; murder; patrols
wants the government to step and help

Who doesn't?

1 posted on 12/20/2011 6:22:46 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

In the ‘age of Obama’ it wouldn’t surprise me to see troops ‘protecting’ the streets(to be charged with crimes later for ‘protecting’ the streets)...oh and citizens can be arrested without warrant, held indefinitely for such crimes as ‘being belligerant’...

Only in the ‘age of Obama’.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 6:28:00 AM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Freddd

My thoughts exactly. It takes one city to request this and then more will follow. IMHO.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 6:32:05 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Libloather
B. W. Cooper Housing development...

Public housing?

Where da PoPo?

4 posted on 12/20/2011 6:33:19 AM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: momtothree; Freddd

This is Pandora’s box. Allowing this sets the wheels in motion for an oligarchical dictatorship.

It’s coming, folks, and MUCH sooner than anyone thinks.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 6:39:27 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Libloather

The Black Caucus should go down there and address the situation.


6 posted on 12/20/2011 6:39:45 AM PST by E.K. Crossbow
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To: rarestia

To be honest, rarestia, I’ve been waiting for it. Something like this has been in the back of my brain for some time. I figured it would be closer to the election but perhaps it takes time. If one city does this.... it won’t be long before other ones do it. The media will report how “citizens feel safer” and there will be photos of kids playing “in the streets again”. I pray I am wrong. I truly WANT to be wrong.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 6:43:50 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Libloather

Hershey, PA?


8 posted on 12/20/2011 6:46:21 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Libloather
My guess is the answer from the folks in that crowded courtyard when interviewed by the PO-lice was something on the order of, “I ain't seed nuthin”. “I ain't heard nuthin.”
Then when interviewed by the TV crew, “It's all whitey's fault.”
9 posted on 12/20/2011 6:46:36 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Libloather
NOLA was a crap-hole before Katrina, & now it is a double crap-hole.

The French quarter, every morning, smells of stale beer, vomit, & bleach. Enjoy your breakfast! The rest of the city is just slowly rotting. Another big storm surge will finish it off.

Save your tourist dollars unless you just want to experience a drunken, violent slum.

10 posted on 12/20/2011 6:52:08 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Libloather

That’s a great solution. What happens when the military calls in close air support to stop a mugging? Maybe we can use artillery to cut down on the shoplifting.

Besides being unconstitutional, it’s a very bad idea. The military is trained and equipped to deal with problems by blowing things up and killing people. It’s not really a good solution for domestic crime problems.


11 posted on 12/20/2011 6:56:27 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Libloather

This posturing and national reporting begs many questions. Exactly, why does he not trust the Chocolate City Cops to deal with the problem? Who was he trying to impress? Would it be news if there were no agenda at CNN? Is this a News Story because this “lawmaker” is a whistle blower or because CNN wants Holder’s people in charge?


12 posted on 12/20/2011 7:04:18 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Libloather

military patrols

unbelevable


13 posted on 12/20/2011 7:14:49 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: moovova

In Chocolate City, the po-po is probably out shooting somebody else. The NOPD (at least in the past) hasn’t been much more than the Crips or Bloods with uniforms and lightbars on their cars...one of the most corrupt and least effective big-city police forces in the country.

}:-)4


14 posted on 12/20/2011 7:17:06 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Libloather
Oh well. At least the mayor didn't blame it on Bush.
15 posted on 12/20/2011 7:39:54 AM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: rarestia

Chicago, Philadelphia and other cities are in a state of siege. The absolute disrespect for human life puts everyone at risk and most of all our precious freedom. We are seeing crimes we never could fathom decades ago. Child murders, rapes, mowing down innocents in neighborhoods without a thought about consequences. What changed things? The legalization of abortion. No respect before or after birth. No God in the lives of the young brings a poison into society that kills any chance of normalcy. Some cities are gone. Pity the poor that do not have the means to get out.


16 posted on 12/20/2011 7:45:11 AM PST by oldironsides
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To: Libloather

They allowed the projects to be reoccupied by the same kind of individuals who made them hazardous before Katrina. What do they expect?


17 posted on 12/20/2011 8:13:02 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Realman30
Oh well. At least the mayor didn't blame it on Bush.

Yet.

18 posted on 12/20/2011 8:14:35 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: Libloather
Even if troops were sent it not take long before cries of brutality, profiling, and racism would be all over the MSM. The anarchist nut jobs would be down there protesting the troops and soldiers will be brought to courts-martial on trumped up charges. Let the people of New Orleans fix their own sewer.
19 posted on 12/20/2011 8:53:59 AM PST by MCF
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To: E.K. Crossbow
The Black Caucus should go down there and address the situation.

It's public housing project the Black Caucus should patrol the streets

20 posted on 12/20/2011 9:25:10 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Moose4

“The NOPD...one of the most corrupt and least effective big-city police forces in the country.”

Probably THE most, insofar as I know.

However, no amount of cops or National Guard troops, or any other LEOs can stop this type of event.

As long as these criminals are tolerated by their communities they’ll continue to randomly and inadvertently kill innocent people.

And then there are the not-so innocent people who also get killed.

But this is ALL tolerated by the urban black community, they really have no one to blame but themselves.

And therefore, nobody but themselves can make things better.

You can have all the boo-hooing you want, have all the marches you want, blame whoever you want. But until you are willing to confront the members of your community who are doing this stuff nothing is going to change.

It’s really a shame when some innocent child has to pay the price for the complete societal dysfunction of the world in which they live. A shame, but not uncommon.


21 posted on 12/20/2011 10:22:14 AM PST by jocon307
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To: momtothree

Oakland had a similar drive by last week or so.

Drive by’s in Oakland are a daily occurance. I don’t know how they can hire & keep a single police officer.

The toddler who was declared brain dead after over 10 days in the hospital at taxpayer expense waa buried yesterday, I think.


22 posted on 12/20/2011 11:04:13 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: yldstrk
military patrols

unbelevable


Maybe they got used to them patrolling after Hurricane Katrina...
23 posted on 12/20/2011 3:24:39 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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