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Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murder
CNN ^ | 12/19/2011 | Antoinette Campbell

Posted on 12/20/2011 3:22:44 PM PST by Just4Him

(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.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: child; collapse; economy; fruitcake; girl; murder; nationalguard; neworleans; nutburger; preppers; stooting; teotwawki; toddler; usdefault; violence

1 posted on 12/20/2011 3:22:46 PM PST by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him

The governor could declare “Martial Law”, tho there probably are not enough national guardsmen in Louisiana to clean up New Orleans.

One of my earliest memories was looking at the “Panama City News Herald” and seeing a picture of troops burning tables in the street. I asked my Mother what that was and she said it was “martial law in Phenix City, Alabama”.

It was many years before I really understood what had happened there.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 3:33:56 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Just4Him
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2822795/posts
3 posted on 12/20/2011 3:34:25 PM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: Just4Him

Then he needs to ask Obama to put NO under martial law and they can share the political fall out.


4 posted on 12/20/2011 3:34:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Just4Him

sure thing....A non-black, Republican Governor sending troops into the Chocolate City.

That ought to play well in the press.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 3:37:12 PM PST by digger48
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To: Just4Him

The shooting is a symptom, I think you need new lawmakers.


6 posted on 12/20/2011 3:37:25 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: mountainlion

Society itself is the problem.

My little town has a virtually zero crime rate and as a result, a county patrol car rolls through here without stopping about once a week.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 3:43:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Just4Him

So much for that little new Orleans vacation


8 posted on 12/20/2011 3:46:24 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Just4Him

George Bush doesn’t care about black people! Oh, wait...


9 posted on 12/20/2011 3:47:06 PM PST by SkiKnee
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To: Just4Him

I know I shouldn’t ask, but what is wrong with the police in N.O.? That’s their job, not the military.


10 posted on 12/20/2011 3:47:06 PM PST by Sarajevo
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To: Sarajevo
I know I shouldn’t ask, but what is wrong with the police in N.O.? That’s their job, not the military.

It goes something like this. High crime areas result in both real and imagined aggressive police behavior. This results in the ACLU and race baiters coming to town and demanding that police take sensitivity and diversity training which results in people screaming that police don't do enough.
11 posted on 12/20/2011 3:56:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Just4Him

Actually New Orleans needs more animal control to capture and euthanize the feral animals that infest the place.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 4:05:18 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Just4Him; All

If black leaders in this nation would start addressing this issue of black-on-black crime....and stop the neo-KKK nonsense on white and Asian Americans....these senseless crimes will stop

Even with many rural white areas being racked by crystal meth use and production....there still is not the homicide levels like in the black community


13 posted on 12/20/2011 4:08:17 PM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: Just4Him

“Rufus Ruck”? Is that a real name? Did Al Capp write this?

Don’t be troubled, Rufus. Perpetual martial law has arrived:

http://reason.com/blog/2011/12/05/shut-up-you-dont-get-a-lawyer-the-defens


14 posted on 12/20/2011 4:10:15 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (Ding! Frog's done!)
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To: cripplecreek
“If it wasn't for the graft, we wouldn't have a police force at all.”

That's a joke, son! BilLies

Senator Beauregard Claghorn didn't say it and neither did George “Kingfish” Stevens...but the words would have fitted into either of their routines.

Radio used to be great.

15 posted on 12/20/2011 4:13:58 PM PST by BilLies (Bumper Sticker: RON PAUL WOULD BE WORSE THAN OBAMA.)
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To: Sarajevo
I'll tell you whats wrong with the police in New Orleans, they are corrupt as hell! I lived down there (3rd ward) in 94, and 95 and I can confirm that. I once had a N.O police officer grab me by my throat, and pin me to a dumpster, he took out a night stick and threatened to break my G*% D*%# head if I lied to him again ( I denied that I had urinated in public, which I was innocent)
16 posted on 12/20/2011 4:17:06 PM PST by yank in the UK (decapitation before capitulation)
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To: Just4Him
Just those Amish people at it again.
17 posted on 12/20/2011 4:29:04 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: yank in the UK

Hmmm. I think if it were me, at that point it would have been quite true...


18 posted on 12/20/2011 4:47:11 PM PST by null and void (Day 1064 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: digger48
So do you do what's right or worry about political correctness?

It would be ok if the governor was black?

Try de-programing.

19 posted on 12/20/2011 4:57:02 PM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama)
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To: Post5203
So do you do what's right or worry about political correctness?

George Bush did that before, during and after Katrina.

How'd that work out for him?

BTW...I made no comment on the right/wrong of it, that I'm aware of. Just speculating on what the PC police would do with such a move.

20 posted on 12/20/2011 5:03:14 PM PST by digger48
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To: Just4Him

So we pull all the national Guard from the border and send them to N.O.?


21 posted on 12/20/2011 6:22:20 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Just4Him

Sounds like New Orleans is finally back to normal after Katrina.


22 posted on 12/20/2011 6:38:43 PM PST by PAR35
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To: yank in the UK
It is still not the military's job. There was enough blow-back for the use of military in N.O. post-Katrina. Then there was all the b*tching about BW and other such civilian groups doing security and LE duties.

N.O. needs to get it's head out of the bayou.

23 posted on 12/20/2011 7:14:10 PM PST by Sarajevo
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