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5 arrested on hate crime charges after man in French Quarter reports being fired on by pellet gun
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/6/13 | Helen Freund

Posted on 09/07/2013 11:16:00 AM PDT by BBell

Five teenagers were jailed on hate crime charges after police said they fired an assault-style pellet gun at a man in the French Quarter and yelled homophobic and racist slurs.

George Brown, 18; O'na Reed, 19; Jazz Henry, 17; and two juveniles were arrested Sunday (Sept. 1) after police say they fired pellets from an air assault rifle, injuring a man who was seated on his front steps in the French Quarter.

Their arrests followed a report by a man who said he was sitting on the steps of his front porch in the 1100 block of Burgundy Street around 11:30 p.m. and talking on the phone when he saw a car driving towards him, going the wrong way up the street, records obtained from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court say.

The man told police that several people inside the car started shouting homophobic and racial slurs at him, before reaching for pellet guns and firing at him. The man was struck several times and suffered a cut on his forearm and bruising to his shoulder and back as a result of the attack. The car then sped away, up Burgundy Street before turning on Governor Nichols Street and disappearing, the man told police.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: airsoft; hatecrime
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5 arrested on hate crime charges after man in French Quarter reports being fired on by pellet gun, called homophobic slur

1 posted on 09/07/2013 11:16:00 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

When Jazz Henry was a little baby....oh wait. That’s John Henry.

Never mind.


2 posted on 09/07/2013 11:17:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BBell

“...assault-style pellet gun...”

Oh, please!


3 posted on 09/07/2013 11:19:10 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: BBell

Being shot at with a pellet gun after making racial or homophobic slurs is a ‘hate crime’. Being shot at with a REAL gun and/or beaten to a pulp isn’t a ‘hate crime’. They love you unless they say otherwise,right?


4 posted on 09/07/2013 11:19:30 AM 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: BBell
Stupid kids. If they'd just picked on a straight white guy everything would be copacetic.
5 posted on 09/07/2013 11:21:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: BBell
Officers found a large air assault rife [sic]
Since when is an air rifle (BB or pellet gun) considered an assault weapon?
6 posted on 09/07/2013 11:22:26 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: BenLurkin

Haven’t been back to the chocolate city since Katrina and Nagin....My money stays in my vanilla hands.


7 posted on 09/07/2013 11:22:49 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: BBell
Gee, gay trumps Black in protected pecking order.

I wonder if there will be any blacklash from this.

8 posted on 09/07/2013 11:23:52 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: BBell
“Officers found a large air assault rife, a tactical Airsoft pistol and a large bag of ammunition inside the car, records say.”

And Rush Limbaugh says “Words have Meaning”?
Not the words in this sentence. AIR assault rifle? TACTICAL Airsoft pistol? Ammunition?
These words are non-sense

9 posted on 09/07/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: BBell
Officers found a large air assault rife, a tactical Airsoft pistol and a large bag of ammunition inside the car, records say. Airsoft rifles can be purchased without a gun permit, but the person purchasing the gun has to be at least 18 or older.

6mm plastic balls!
Oh,,,the horror..!!! /s

10 posted on 09/07/2013 11:29:23 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: chasio649

Back in the early to mid ‘70’s I lived on that block of Burgundy Street. It was a very, very well to-do neighborhood then. I considered myself very fortunate to have the means to live there in my late teens to early 20’s.

Sad to see the vermin mess the place up. These punk kids must have Northern roots, because NOLA born blacks didn’t behave like that. Oh, how times have changed.


11 posted on 09/07/2013 11:31:04 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: BBell
Airsoft guns are NOT pellet guns...
12 posted on 09/07/2013 11:36:05 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bigfootbob

Oh yes they do.

I lived in New Orleans too.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 11:39:51 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tupelo
These words are non-sense

True, but they're written by people that cringe at merely hearing the word "gun". Notice how every rifle is described as an "assault rifle" these days? It's never just called a "rifle".

14 posted on 09/07/2013 11:40:38 AM PDT by ken in texas (Obama schedule- Nice weather: golf, else play spades with Reggie)
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To: bigfootbob

Back in the 70’s southern blacks still had cultural memories of what happened when southern whites got pushed too far.


15 posted on 09/07/2013 11:44:41 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: USMCPOP

Proves that when they use the term “assault” they’re only talking about the way something looks.

“Air Soft rifle” doesn’t sound quite so scary or evil.


16 posted on 09/07/2013 11:45:05 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: BBell
air assault rifle

Does it fly in and assault?

17 posted on 09/07/2013 11:47:05 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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To: bigfootbob

It still is an upscale neighborhood, but there is no fence around the french quarter to keep people out.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 11:53:04 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: BBell
air assault rifle

Three words I never thought I'd see bolted together.

19 posted on 09/07/2013 11:53:48 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: Mike Darancette
Does it fly in and assault?

Yup, but not alone, the SUV is leading the attack.

20 posted on 09/07/2013 11:54:33 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: BBell

Air assault rifle?

Just what is that, anyway? A pellet gun that uses some kind of spring load or compressed gas to propel a small BB is hardly an “assault” weapon. And rifling, if any, would be of negligible nature.

I cannot imagine of any successful takedown of a victim with just a threat from such a device. It would be possible to inflict some degree of injury, not likely of life-threatening nature, though depending on where the projectile struck, it could be quite painful.

Almost as painful as the homophobic slur is to some folk.


21 posted on 09/07/2013 11:57:55 AM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: BBell

Never heard of an “assault style” pellet gun. Have they caught “Ralphie” from “A Christmas Story” yet?


22 posted on 09/07/2013 11:58:39 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Mike Darancette

I had a M16A1air assault rifle.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 12:01:46 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: BBell

I wonder why these yutes would yell a “homophobic slur” at a random stranger sitting on his doorstep. Was he wearing high heels, boxer shorts, and a feather boa?

Is it still a “homophobic slur” if they yelled it at someone who’s not homo-?


24 posted on 09/07/2013 12:04:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Has anyone seen my marbles?)
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To: BBell

assault-style pellet gun..Say what? I never seed no VC with a BB gun.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 12:12:49 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: BBell

Blacks vs. Gays. Which of their victim groups do Liberals side with?


26 posted on 09/07/2013 12:13:24 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: bigfootbob

NOLA born blacks didn’t behave like that.....Until Mamma got thousands of dollars of repatriation money from the taxpayers?


27 posted on 09/07/2013 12:17:04 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: USMCPOP; BBell
“...assault-style pellet gun...” Oh, please!

Scary looking's good enough for journos.


28 posted on 09/07/2013 12:24:16 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: BBell

An assault style pellet gun?
What the hell is that?


29 posted on 09/07/2013 12:41:24 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Navy Patriot
Daniel Carver, "The KKK Guy", Ranks Protected Class Groups
30 posted on 09/07/2013 12:47:30 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: BBell

This is a common occurrence in that neighborhood... Has been for decades.


31 posted on 09/07/2013 1:38:44 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: BBell

Shooting at a White man is not a hate crime.


32 posted on 09/07/2013 2:31:32 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: chasio649

I’m with you. Don’t watch no Oprah or NFL. Don’t watch their movies or listen to their music. Couldn’t care less if they can jump and sing.


33 posted on 09/07/2013 4:24:49 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: BBell

Did the perps spray high capacity hollow point pellet rounds from their air assault rifle?


34 posted on 09/07/2013 4:29:25 PM PDT by moovova
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....assault-style pellet gun.....

....fired pellets from an air assault rifle.....

I used to JOKE about the media saying chit like this.

I have learned never to joke about how low the media can stoop.

35 posted on 09/07/2013 5:03:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: BBell

gee how did the cops know it was a hate crime. you got blacks screaming anti-white hatred before attacking a white person and the g-d cops aren’t sure it’sa hate crime.

what if they were fags calling other fags, fags? you know’the homo n-word.


36 posted on 09/07/2013 6:20:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Safetgiver

True dat, I’m afraid.


37 posted on 09/07/2013 11:13:26 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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