Skip to comments.5 arrested on hate crime charges after man in French Quarter reports being fired on by pellet gun
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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5 arrested on hate crime charges after man in French Quarter reports being fired on by pellet gun, called homophobic slur
When Jazz Henry was a little baby....oh wait. That’s John Henry.
“...assault-style pellet gun...”
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?
Haven’t been back to the chocolate city since Katrina and Nagin....My money stays in my vanilla hands.
I wonder if there will be any blacklash from this.
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
6mm plastic balls!
Oh,,,the horror..!!! /s
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.
Oh yes they do.
I lived in New Orleans too.
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".
Back in the 70’s southern blacks still had cultural memories of what happened when southern whites got pushed too far.
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.
Does it fly in and assault?
It still is an upscale neighborhood, but there is no fence around the french quarter to keep people out.
Three words I never thought I'd see bolted together.
Yup, but not alone, the SUV is leading the attack.
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.
Never heard of an “assault style” pellet gun. Have they caught “Ralphie” from “A Christmas Story” yet?
I had a M16A1air assault rifle.
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-?
assault-style pellet gun..Say what? I never seed no VC with a BB gun.
Blacks vs. Gays. Which of their victim groups do Liberals side with?
NOLA born blacks didnt behave like that.....Until Mamma got thousands of dollars of repatriation money from the taxpayers?
An assault style pellet gun?
What the hell is that?
This is a common occurrence in that neighborhood... Has been for decades.
Shooting at a White man is not a hate crime.
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.
Did the perps spray high capacity hollow point pellet rounds from their air assault rifle?
....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.
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.
True dat, I’m afraid.