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Mother's Day second-line shootings related to gang battle, authorities say
http://www.nola.com/ ^ | May 16, 2013

Posted on 05/16/2013 1:06:16 PM PDT by BBell

Mayor Mitch Landrieu confirmed Thursday that a second suspect had been arrested in the Mother's Day second line shooting, and New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said that four others were arrested for harboring suspects.

The second suspect arrested Thursday was identified as Shawn Scott, 24, brother of Akein Scott, 19, who was arrested Wednesday night and charged with 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Authorities said Shawn Scott also will face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder, as well as heroin and other drug charges.

Authorities said the Scott brothers are members of the Frenchman and Derbigny gang and that the target of the attack was Leonard Epps, 35, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso Sunday. Police said Epps was affiliated with a gang known as the Deslonde Boys, based in the Lower 9th Ward.

According to court records, Shawn Scott pleaded guilty in 2007 to possession of cocaine and crack cocaine and attempted possession of heroin. He was sentenced to five years probation. Just a year later, in 2008, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for that crime. Police say he was out on probation until December 2015 when he was arrested Thursday.

Those arrested and accused of harboring Akein Scott are Justin Alexander, 19;Bionca Hickerson, 22; Nakia Youngblood, 32; and Brandy George, 18.

Three people remain in critical condition after the attack, Landrieu said at a news conference at Frenchmen and North Villere streets, the scene of the attack Sunday. After originally reporting that 19 people were wounded in the mass shooting, Serpas says a 20th victim has been identified, which is why Akein Scott is charged with 20 counts of attempted murder.

While asking for prayers for all the victims, Landrieu said

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: gang; neworleans; shootings; sourcetitlenoturl
I'm glad I live on the North Shore.

Three of the four suspects arrested for harboring a fugitive in the Mother's Day shooting case, from left: Bionca Hickerson; Justin Alexander; Brandy George. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)

Akein Scott

I hope they all remember:


1 posted on 05/16/2013 1:06:16 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/02/17574239-video-shows-inmates-with-beer-drugs-guns-in-new-orleans-prison?lite


2 posted on 05/16/2013 1:08:58 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

I still question the authenticity of that video.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

Gangs in New Orleans? Who wouldda thunk?


4 posted on 05/16/2013 1:18:28 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: BBell

****I still question the authenticity of that video.****

Lets not forget that a quite a few years back RICHARD SPECK had a prison made VCR tape of all the fun he was having in prison.

Speck is the man who murdered six student nurses in Chicago back in 1966.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 1:21:02 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I question the authenticity because I know people in Law enforcement down here, which includes jailers.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 1:28:51 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

If you are a jailer (prison guard), you are NOT law enforcement. You are there to get your paycheck, watch your back and go home. And smuggle whatever is called for by the ‘clients’.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 1:48:01 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: BBell

Once again this highlights how useless gun control laws are.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 2:05:59 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: BBell

If Obama had a son....


9 posted on 05/16/2013 2:08:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BBell

You’re looking at the CONTROLLING majority populace of New Orleans. Their families and friends VOTE IN lenient judges who keep their thugs on the street. Demographics dooms New Orleans-one more big hurricane will make it permanent wetlands and the crime problem will be solved. Hearing about what happens on the street from the INSIDE- a NO EMS who works the crime scenes- would read more like sci-fi. I’m planning permanent relocation-and I strongly urge everyone who values their lives to stay out of New Orleans. You will be prey.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 2:11:51 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: BBell

Well, the initial report was correct—it was a “dark-skinned” individual” and not a Scandinavian.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 3:00:35 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Safetgiver
Down here Jailers are law enforcement. A lot of the people who want to be police officers have to start out in the jail. A lot of the older police officers who don't want to patrol anymore move to the jail. Everyplace is different.

In Virgina the dog catchers, known as dog wardens in Va., are law enforcement officers with the same powers as any law enforcement officer. They just have the extra training for dealing with animals.

12 posted on 05/16/2013 3:14:59 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: ClearBlueSky

And the Demographic doom all started with LBJ’s great society. I heard a women on the radio call in and state that she saw it coming in the sixties. She warned her relatives but they thought she was crazy. She said after they started paying people per kid and for the birth she started seeing the same folks show up pregnant every 9 months at the hospital she worked at. She said they were also showing up at younger and younger ages.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 3:21:34 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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