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At vigil for murdered toddler, Mayor Mitch Landrieu describes 'a drumbeat of death'
The Times-Picayune (NOLA.com) ^ | August 31, 2013 | John Harper

Posted on 08/31/2013 1:26:59 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

In 1994, a 9-year-old boy living in New Orleans' Central City neighborhood wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton, saying that he did not feel safe: "I want you to stop the killing in the city. People is dead and I think that somebody might kill me." Two days later, on Mother's Day, that boy, James Darby, was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Darby's words rang out as loudly as ever on Friday evening in the neighborhood where he lived and died, when Mayor Mitch Landrieu told Darby's story to a large crowd in front of the home where another child, 1-year-old Londyn Samuels, was shot and killed Thursday night.

"This ... baby was taken from us. You can't ever replace that," Landrieu told the hushed crowd. "It's a drumbeat of death that is taking the precious from us."

Landrieu echoed statements he has made to President Barack Obama and on national news during the past two weeks, describing a culture of crime in New Orleans that he says constitutes a public health crisis. He listed the names of four children in the past four years who have died at the hands of gun violence in Central City.

"The reason we know it can stop is that it has not always been this way. This is not who we are as people," Landrieu said. "This is where we live, this is not where we are supposed to die."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; centralcity; guncontrol; jamesdarby; londynsamuels; louisiana; mitchlandrieu; neworleans; secondamendment
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1 posted on 08/31/2013 1:26:59 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Elect DemoRats and watch your children die.
2 posted on 08/31/2013 1:30:48 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Death By Chocolate City


3 posted on 08/31/2013 1:31:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“Death is part of Life.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings D-MD


4 posted on 08/31/2013 1:33:48 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

5 posted on 08/31/2013 1:37:18 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Life is cheap in NOLA and nothing ever changes. Liberal politics is king. They can’t bring themselves to do what has to be done.


6 posted on 08/31/2013 1:39:09 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

New Orleans is about as fixable as Chicago and Detroit, simple fact.


7 posted on 08/31/2013 1:40:14 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
as much as it grieves me to say it, until they start HELPING the police in their investigations and quit all this STOP SNITCHING crap, the police should quit wasting their time on 99% of the murders committed in the urban free fire zones... exceptions made only for children of tender age like this
8 posted on 08/31/2013 1:41:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton

Bootless effort. The Sink Emperor cared only about himself.

9 posted on 08/31/2013 1:42:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

How to make NOLA safe?

Evict 95% of the residents of downtown NOLA. But to where?

The problem is not in the water, not access to firearms, not low income, not because of descrimination. It is a cultural death of the soul. A terminal darkness of the heart.


10 posted on 08/31/2013 1:45:52 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"The reason we know it can stop is that it has not always been this way. This is not who we are as people," Landrieu said. "This is where we live, this is not where we are supposed to die."

Reality check ...

It IS who you are as people ... and if you can get your heads around THAT, you'll figure out the solution, pronto.

11 posted on 08/31/2013 1:51:25 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Texas Fossil
How to make NOLA safe? Evict 95% of the residents of downtown NOLA. But to where?

They had a chance a few years ago to shut the whole mess down; but they whined and cried and slung blame on Republicans instead.

12 posted on 08/31/2013 1:55:12 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Funny how pro abortion advocates can shed the crocodile tears about murdered little black babies.


13 posted on 08/31/2013 2:16:01 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The one thing you can always count on representatives of the Democratic [sic] party never to do is inconvenience criminals by enforcing laws.


14 posted on 08/31/2013 2:25:23 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Excuse me, but downtown New Orleans is...where, exactly?


15 posted on 08/31/2013 2:45:46 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Albion Wilde

Have you ever been there? Because I have, often, and I’m wondering in which ward I could find “downtown”?


16 posted on 08/31/2013 2:47:34 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

There are a lot of savages in New Orleans.


17 posted on 08/31/2013 2:47:53 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Kirkwood

03 I was driving back to FL crossing the Miss. bridge planning to exit down to the French Qtr. for the afternoon. Had the radio on I heard the mayor state that “he would not walk down Canal St. in daylight with his wife”. I took a pass and went on the FL.


18 posted on 08/31/2013 2:53:25 PM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco and John Pistole.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The police force in that city is a joke

Grossly understaffed, underpaid, and not expected to do anything about preventing crime, just stopping by to haul away the bodies

The feds have it out for them as well, so they figure why bother


19 posted on 08/31/2013 3:10:44 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

If the purpose of this vigil and speech was to press for more gun control, they can all shove it.

If the purpose was to tell a city full of gangbanging thugs enough is enough, well, okay then.


20 posted on 08/31/2013 3:15:35 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
It's a drumbeat of death that is taking the precious from us

It is not so much the drumbeat as the lyrics.

"The bitches and hos"

"Shoot dem muthahf***as!"

...and so on. It's the cultchah.

21 posted on 08/31/2013 3:16:14 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Jeff Chandler

It’s interesting how the “drumbeat of death” can always be heard around the same group of people.

The “poverty is to blame” crowd can never come up with a legitimate answer why there are dirt poor whites in Appalachia and dirt poor Asians in Southeast Asia, yet no drumbeat of death.


22 posted on 08/31/2013 3:33:36 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
It’s interesting how the “drumbeat of death” can always be heard around the same group of people.

The very same ones who tell everybody "Stop Snitchin'"

23 posted on 08/31/2013 3:36:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kabumpo

I admit I have never been to New Orleans.

OK.

But short of moving the crowd that terrorizes places like the French Quarter and the area around it you will never make the place safe.

Incidents like the assault on Allee Bautsch and Joe Brown are a good example. (several years ago)

That incident took place near Brennan’s Restaurant.


24 posted on 08/31/2013 3:44:14 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

and exactly how long has NO been part of the Landrieu family plantation?


25 posted on 08/31/2013 4:01:21 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thank you for admitting that you have no informed basis for what you are talking about. That takes honesty and courage.
There is no “downtown New Orleans”. Take a look at a map.
The French Quarter has a minuscule black population. There are blacks in almost every ward, so in order to accomplish what you suggest, the majority of the city would have to be depopulated. And the cattle cars should take between 250,000 to 500,000 people where? Will you build the concentration camps in Texas, or perhaps further away, say, in Wyoming?
Will your round-up include Stella Jones, the owner of an internationally famous art gmallery? What about all the black cooks who have made New Orleans one of the most important restaurant cities in the U.S.? How about the jazz musicians - you could start with the pianist Ellis Marsalis, the father of Wynton Marsalis, and work your way over to Fats Domino and the Neville Brothers - and don’t forget the clarinetist Dr Michael White, who teaches at Xavier University. Then there are the dozen or so brass bands, of older men who pass the traditional music onto the next generation. After the musicians, you can round up all the small business owners, then all the men who work on boats on the river and the ports, and the electricians, plumbers and carpenters.
Then you’ll have a nice, nearly-empty city - of course, there will be almost no services after you’ve made it schwartzer-rein - but I’m sure you have a solution for this.


26 posted on 08/31/2013 4:21:11 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Post of the Day!


27 posted on 08/31/2013 4:33:39 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Texas Fossil

New Orleans problems are deep, you described them well. Let me add a native’s POV.
There is a desperate mentality that prevails here. It goes across all races and cultures. It’s worse after Katrina because now everyone KNOWS how temporary life here is. Everyone is ‘live now, get what you want, the hell with the future’ because there is the realization that ONE more storm WILL end things.
It’s too old, too broken, too decayed. It can’t be fixed, nature is against New Orleans. Add the pervasive mindset that has survived from its piracy days to the illiteracy and thugs to the minority isolationist mentality of those who work and protect themselves as best they can, and you have a sense of the feeling here.
It’s a sense of doom, of everyone for themselves. The uptown elite think they are New Orleans with their galas and guarded mansions. The downtown criminals KNOW they are New Orleans and rule the streets with brutal, tribal mentality. Everyone else laughs at the delusions of the first group while trying to avoid the second.
Landrieu is a joke.
The city has the police force and the judicial system that the CRIMINAL CLASS MAJORITY has elected. Local tv has more commercials for lawyers and bail bondsmen than anything else.
This baby is dead because someone shot the woman carrying her in the back. I would wager intentionally. The perpetrators did not come from Mars- they came from black mothers who raised them with brutality and lack of all morals and feelings. Until that can be changed, the killing and crime will go on.


28 posted on 08/31/2013 5:02:15 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
.. 'drumbeat' ..


             

29 posted on 08/31/2013 5:04:31 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: kabumpo

No matter how accomplished all those fine people you described are, the baggage that surrounds them is a killer for the city.

No thank you on Texas taking them. We got more than our share during Katrina, and most of them stayed in Houston. Brought their violence and criminal ways with them.

But many of the displaced do not like the way things are done here in Texas. The old tribal ways won’t work here.


30 posted on 08/31/2013 6:31:24 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

So how would you organize your round up of blacks for transport, and how would you select who gets to stay and who is relocated to an “arbeit mach frei” camp?


31 posted on 08/31/2013 7:19:15 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: ClearBlueSky

God is still keeping the worst from happening, but nobody is believing it. Which fact ultimately actually works to get them to finally cast around desperately enough to find God once more.

When faith in a God of ironclad promises to rebuild returns, so will social confidence.


32 posted on 08/31/2013 7:21:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: kabumpo

I never said I had a plan.

Cut off the Fed Support system and they will leave or starve.


33 posted on 08/31/2013 7:47:59 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Navy Patriot

These senseless killings have been going on for years. Exactly why are guns available on the streets like toy squirt guns? Just where are all of these guns coming from? Are gangs selling them? With all of the corrupt cities that we have, it wouldn’t surprise me if gangsters were not getting guns from corrupt police and politicians. Something really, really smells about this whole thing!


34 posted on 08/31/2013 8:05:24 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Chode

SNITCH AND SAVE A BABIES LIFE!


35 posted on 08/31/2013 8:07:37 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Albion Wilde

Fifty years of bum kissing has got to stop.


36 posted on 08/31/2013 8:09:28 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Lion Den Dan

Did they shed any tears for the late term black babies murdered by that Philadelphia abortionist?


37 posted on 08/31/2013 8:12:45 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Someone on televisions should do a montage of the funerals of these kids with the gangsta rap playing loud in the background.


38 posted on 08/31/2013 8:17:53 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I didn’t click the article...it’s about guns, isn’t it? It always is.


39 posted on 08/31/2013 8:22:28 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: cradle of freedom
100%
40 posted on 08/31/2013 8:29:28 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

(shrug)
Lyndon Johnson’s “ingrate society” and the Democrats’ vote-buying scheme known as the socialist welfare state have certainly taken their toll. Congratulations to them.


41 posted on 08/31/2013 8:33:06 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Texas Fossil

Yes, you kind of did:
“short of moving the crowd that terrorizes places like the French Quarter and the area around it you will never make the place safe.”

And your earlier remark about evicting blacks from (the nonexistent) “downtown New Orleans.

Do you think it makes sense to opine about a place you’ve never been, and about which you are uninformed?


42 posted on 08/31/2013 9:06:41 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yes, you kind of did:
“short of moving the crowd that terrorizes places like the French Quarter and the area around it you will never make the place safe.”

And your earlier remark about evicting blacks from (the nonexistent) “downtown New Orleans.

Do you think it makes sense to opine about a place you’ve never been, and about which you are uninformed?


43 posted on 08/31/2013 9:06:53 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

“...downtown New Orleans is...where, exactly?”

Everyplace that ain’t Uptown New Orleans!

Even the geographic uptown NOLA isn’t safe. The very day Whole Foods reopened after Katrina there was one purse-snatching inside the store, another in the parking garage. God only knows if it’ll ever get better. Not likely.


44 posted on 08/31/2013 9:49:06 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: kabumpo

I never said it should be done, I simply said fixing New Orleans could only be done by evicting a large portion of the problem people. It won’t be fixed.

As others have stated, New Orleans is hopeless. Another Katrina? Who knows.


45 posted on 09/01/2013 3:26:24 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: cradle of freedom
Did they shed any tears for the late term black babies murdered by that Philadelphia abortionist?

Oh no! Thats different!

46 posted on 09/01/2013 6:54:15 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: cradle of freedom
...it wouldn’t surprise me if gangsters were not getting guns from corrupt police and politicians. Something really, really smells about this whole thing!

The fact that Obama, Holder, the ATF and willing leftist accomplices, used armed government agent coercion and taxpayer funds to purchase and deliver operational semi automatic, high power firearms to the most dangerous narco terrorist organization in the Western Hemisphere, speaks to the support of your charge, them being Fast and Furious Negro DemoRats and such.

47 posted on 09/01/2013 10:39:54 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I find your statement ludicrous, ignorant, and frankly stupid - considering that you have never been there and are so uninformed about it as to refer to its “downtown”, which doesn’t exist.
Why do you feel entitled to comment on a topic about which you know nothing?


48 posted on 09/02/2013 2:57:07 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

I’ve been there, and I hope that New Orleans recovers from the onslaught to which it was subjected. It’s a beautiful city.


49 posted on 09/02/2013 3:01:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: EDINVA

No, you are wrong. Your joke is a lame attempt to cover up - there is no dowtown New Orleans because the city wasn’t built that way.
I have spent a lot of time there, and the crime is not worse than that of NY when I was growing up.


50 posted on 09/02/2013 3:02:43 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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