Skip to comments.(Livin' the "Dream") Four People Reportedly Shot Along Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Route - N.O.
Posted on 01/21/2013 12:35:40 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Four people reportedly shot along Martin Luther King, Jr. parade route in New Orleans
(CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - At least four people were shot Monday in New Orleans along the route of the city's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial March.
CBS affiliate WWLTV reports that, according to neighbors, gunshots rang out less than an hour after the parade passed through the neighborhood.
New Orleans police responded to the gunfire at about 1 p.m. in the Central City neighborhood, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and LaSalle Street.
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas was among those who responded to the scene. The conditions of the wounded were not immediately available.
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What are the odds that the Martin Luther King Jr. parade route in New Orleans has been designated by city leaders as a gun free zone?
NOPD: 5 people shot in Central City where Martin Luther King Day parade had passed earlier
The Times-Picayune By NOLA.com
January 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM, updated January 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM
The New Orleans Police Department said that five people were shot in Central City on Monday afternoon. Police said that the shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on the corner of LaSalle Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The shooting occured near where the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade had passed some 30 minutes earlier. The shooting did not appear to be related to the parade, authorities said.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said that the shots were fired out of a white, two-door sedan that drove by a grocery store located near the intersection of both streets. Rapid shots were fired at a group of teenagers who were standing outside.
Five people were shot, Serpas said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The car was seen fleeing down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and disappeared into the surrounding neighborhood, Serpas said, adding that video surveillance would soon be made available to the public.
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Gunman shoots 5 teens on MLK and LaSalle
Wouldn`t the Rev. KING be proud .
Let me guess, the shooters were law abiding citizens who had followed all the procedures to acquire a pistol permit or whatever LA requires.
“Livin the Dream”...damn man, that was baaad...
lemme guess. Amish folks?
What ??? no photos ?
lemme guess. Amish folks?
If you ever see MLK Blvd in the news, it's never a good thing.
Were any of them wannabe rappers just looking to score some street cred so they can boast about how many times they’ve “got shot”?
I remember as a teenager when MLK was shot. I never actually thought he was anything special then, but I was just a dumbass teenager too.
While his personal life and true political convictions may or still may not be clear, his publicized reputation for non-violent protest as a means to change social perception and established law has meant something for this country.
However, it is a true shame that the leftover friends, colleagues and aspirants of his era since then have perverted the perceived message of non-violence. Perverted to extortion in many cases ala Jesse Jackson and corporate America.
Almost every town and city in America now has a street named for him: MLK Blvd, MLK Avenue, etc. Most having been largely cajoled/shamed on town and city officials as a concession to black constituents to honor him, the resulting legacy of this honor is to alert white people of areas from which to avoid at all costs. A sad legacy, indeed.
(Livin’ the “Dream”)
As long as they were shot due to the content of their character and not the color of their skin, then the dream is still alive.
Sounds like the Chris Rock line: if a friend calls and says they are lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and want to know what they should do - the best response is “RUN!!”
A cousin sent me a story from Bismarck ND about
there not being a street in the whole state that
is named for ML King like its a bad thing.we got
a chuckle out of the article
We have an MLK Blvd here in LA..its a well..let me try to put this in the nicest way possible..a sh*thole..yep that pretty much describes it..couldn’t get paid enough money to be there during the day much less at night
La. does not require anything to buy a pistol, just an La. drivers license. La. does require a permit to carry concealed. Open carry is legal in La. and a vehicle is considered an extension of your home so you can carry a loaded weapon anywhere in your vehicle without a CCW.
In ALMOST every city, MLK is a dangerous place.
I can however think of one, a relatively small place with a high African American population, where it’s not particularly dangerous.
We have a big problem in this country, and blaming Whitey for it isn’t going to solve it.
Unfortunately, in a country where you speak the truth and get fired, we are not likely to see any progress made in solving the problems.
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