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  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • When you’ve lost Madonna concert-goers …

    10/28/2012 10:24:55 AM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Actually, I’m not sure what demographic Madonna’s audience would fall into, but I’m pretty sure it’s not any of the traditional Republican constituencies. And yet … Madonna drew some jeers from her crowd in New Orleans on Saturday night after she told audience members to vote for President Obama, the Associated Press reports. “Who’s registered to vote?” she said, adding, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” The comment was followed by boos and some walk outs from the audience. Yeah, but were they Voguing on their way out?
  • Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert

    10/28/2012 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Yahoo News
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans. The Material Girl asked during Saturday night's performance: "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."
  • Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert (Barry's in trouble!)

    10/28/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2012 4:26 AM (ET) | STACEY PLAISANCE
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans. The Material Girl asked during Saturday night's performance: "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."
  • LA:Call 911, Wait two hours; Buy Gun

    03/27/2014 10:40:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 16, Teri Bice awoke to the sound of someone trying to break down the door of her home in New Orleans. She did what most Americans would do: dial 911.   One big problem,  There was no answer at the other end.   From wwltv.com: She documented her calls for help: two to 911; two to the NOPD's non-emergency line; and one to NOPD's Second District. The final call was answered and Bice confirms an officer showed up two hours after the attempted home invasion. The problem appears to be a lack of operators for the 911 system, and...
  • Mary Landrieu runs from Nancy Pelosi & Obamacare

    03/24/2014 5:03:38 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 19 replies
    Biggoverment.com ^ | 24 March 2014 | Trueblackman
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi boasted at last Thursday's weekly House Democrat News Conference that Obamacare was indeed a winning issue for Democrats, but Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu’s actions that same day indicated otherwise. While leader Pelosi was trying to convince reporters that Obamacare was actually affordable, Senator Landrieu refuse to appear with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was in New Orleans to promote Obamacare as the March 31st deadline fast approaches. Both the Times-Picayune and Bayou Buzz pointed out that Senator Landrieu was not mentioned on the official schedule sent out by HHS, while Senator Landrieu’s...
  • Three anti-ObamaCARE floats spotted at Mardi Gras in liberal New Orleans

    03/01/2014 10:23:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell blog | March 1, 2014
    I love Neo Orleans. I’ve been there twice, and I know it’s a leftist cesspool, but I still love it there. As we approach ‘Fat Tuesday’ on March 4th, this weekend is full of celebration. So far, there have been at least two anti-ObamaCARE floats spotted at the Mardi Gras in liberal New Orleans (which also happens to be porker Mary Landrieu’s hometown.) The first one was discovered by Gateway Pundit on Twitter.I’m sure there will be plenty of leftist cries of racism since this Mardi Gras anti-ObamaCARE float shows Obama in a less than flattering manner. Another anti-ObamaCARE float...
  • Esplanade Avenue attacks on cyclists involving baseball bats scare area bikers

    02/20/2014 7:51:50 PM PST · by bkopto · 53 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Feb 18, 2104 | Juliet Linderman
    According to New Orleans Police Department reports, on Friday morning at around 2:26 a.m., a 32-year-old male was riding his bicycle down Esplanade Avenue when a man stepped in front of his path, at N. Robertson Street. When the cyclist slowed to avoid a collision, a second man, wielding a baseball bat, jumped out from behind a parked car and began beating the biker, fracturing his jaw. Police officers responding to that attack encountered a near-identical scenario that unfolded 22 minutes after the first, just a few blocks away on Esplanade toward Rampart Street. The second victim, 25, suffered serious...
  • NOPD releases sketch, description of suspects in bicyclist attack

    02/19/2014 11:25:44 AM PST · by topher · 22 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | February 19, 2014 at 11:41 AM, updated February 19, 2014 at 12:12 PM | Ken Daley
    New Orleans police on Wednesday (Feb. 19) released descriptions of two teenagers wanted in connection with one of the two reported baseball bat attacks against bicycle riders early last Friday. A composite sketch was provided for one of the suspects, whom police described as a man around 18 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds, with an athletic build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.
  • Darren Sharper connected to total of seven rapes in four states

    02/15/2014 7:45:54 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2-15-14 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors charged former NFL safety Darren Sharper on Friday with raping and drugging two women in California and disclosed he is under investigation in connection with five more drug-related rapes in three other states. Sharper briefly appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court, where his arraignment was postponed until Feb. 20 at the request of his lawyers. They issued a statement saying he would be exonerated. Prosecutors then filed a motion to increase Sharper's bail to $10 million and outlined details of investigations involving him in Las Vegas, Tempe, Ariz., and New Orleans. Sharper has not been charged...
  • Immigration detainers placed on three suspects in Garden District home invasion

    02/11/2014 3:43:52 PM PST · by moonshinner_09
    Uptown Messenger ^ | FEB 11,2014 | Robert Morris
    Federal immigration authorities are now seeking to detain all three suspects arrested by New Orleans police in last week’s home-invasion robbery in the Garden District, officials said. The Orleans Parish Prison received detainers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for Kevin Aguilar, Luis Guevara and Orlyn Izaguirre late last week, jail records show. The men are accused of using a ruse to barge their way into a home on Sixth Street, tying the couple that lived there up with dog leashes and stealing from their home, police said on Thursday. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed detainers against Luis Guevara-Leon,...
  • Closing arguments in the Ray Nagin corruption trial present the former mayor as predator, or prey

    02/10/2014 9:14:50 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 2/10/14 | Mark Waller
    Closing arguments in the Ray Nagin corruption trial on Monday centered on whether the former New Orleans mayor was a predator focused on helping himself or prey for an assortment of shady operators. The prosecution portrayed Nagin as an opportunist who pursued businessmen under pressure to win city business, targeting them to line his own pockets. The defense characterized those contractors -- some of whom suffer from their own legal and financial problems -- as scheming to use Nagin without his knowledge, and now eager to testify to help their own situations. After the lawyers made their final pitches, the...
  • Catholic archbishop leads boycott of businesses building Planned Parenthood abortion facility

    02/06/2014 7:23:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Johanna Dasteel
    NEW ORLEANS, LA, February 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of New Orleans plans to do more than simply oppose the construction of a new $4.2 million Planned Parenthood abortion facility in the Big Easy. The archdiocese has announced it will boycott all businesses that in any way participate in or facilitate its erection. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond made the announcement in a letter to his diocese January 27. Archbishop Gregory Aymond In the archdiocesan newspaper The Clarion Herald, the archbishop wrote, “Every person and organization involved in the acquisition, preparation and construction of this or any abortion facility… are...
  • Ted Cruz to join Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann at New Orleans Republican Leadership Conference

    02/04/2014 7:31:01 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | February 04, 2014 at 8:57 AM | Lauren McGaughy
    New Orleans will once again draw the who's who among GOP policymakers, pundits and politicians this year, when it plays host to the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, or RLC. While U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined the playbill Tuesday (Feb. 4) morning, attendees can also expect to see a slew of other conservative leaders including Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. and maybe even the cast of Duck Dynasty. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was not yet a confirmed attendee, as per the RLC's speakers list. But another Pelican State Republican, recent GOP-convert and candidate for lieutenant governor state Sen....
  • (Democrat New Orleans) Ex-Mayor Nagin goes on trial for bribery charges (finally)

    01/27/2014 2:46:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 26, 2014 | Michael Kunzelman and Kevin McGill
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city during its darkest days after Hurricane Katrina, will be thrust back into the spotlight this week when he goes on trial in a corruption case that mushroomed at the end of his eight-year tenure. [Snip] Nagin's 21-count indictment includes bribery and wire fraud charges, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years and 20 years in prison, respectively.
  • http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/01/nopd_makes_arrest_in_connectio.html#incart_m-rpt-2

    01/23/2014 12:12:28 PM PST · by BBell · 6 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/23/14 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Reeshawn Arnold has been arrested in connection with the Tuesday beating of French Quarter musician Doug Potter, according to a Thursday morning update from the New Orleans Police Department. A warrant has been issued for Terrell Belvin for his involvement in the beating, NOPD said. NOPD said Arnold, 20, and Belvin, 30, were identified through tips from Crimestoppers, plus another anonymous source. Arnold already was in custody on an unrelated charge and was rebooked for second-degree battery, NOPD said. Jail records show he was booked at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday and charged with misrepresenting his name, age and address. The second...
  • Special Operations Marines training in New Orleans area

    01/22/2014 1:05:50 PM PST · by BBell · 18 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Paul Purpura
    Preparing to deploy to combat terrorism, Special Operations Marines and sailors again are undergoing certification training in urban warfare in the New Orleans area, the military has confirmed. The training began Tuesday and continues through Jan. 28, but the nature of the exercises was not released publicly. Similar training occurred in August, months after U.S. Special Operations forces underwent training in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. That training wasn't announced in advance and involved military helicopters appearing in the night over the French Quarter and Central Business District areas. Portions of the training that began this week “will...
  • Peyton Manning set passing record by 1 yard, but was a 7-yard pass vs. Oakland really a lateral?

    12/31/2013 5:25:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 146 replies
    Peyton Manning set a huge NFL record on Sunday, and barely. A touchdown pass late in the second quarter to Demaryius Thomas broke Drew Brees' single-season record for passing yards by 1 yard. Or did it?
  • Federal judge dismisses most of remaining Katrina damage lawsuits

    12/28/2013 2:11:22 PM PST · by blueyon · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/27/13 | By Mark Schleifstein
    A federal judge in New Orleans has dismissed almost all remaining lawsuits against the federal government for damages caused by the failure of levees and floodwalls during Hurricane Katrina, ordering both sides to pay for their own legal expenses. The clean-up ruling by U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr., filed Dec. 20, marks the end of an unprecedented series of class-action lawsuits aimed at collecting damages from insurance companies or the federal government that could have totaled billions of dollars. The final ruling was not unexpected. In earlier decisions Duval found the Army Corps of Engineers was immune from damages...
  • Mayor Landrieu loses in court over $17.5 million payment to firefighters' pension fund

    12/19/2013 11:23:15 AM PST · by topher · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12-19-2013 | By Richard Rainey
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration has suffered another setback in its fight over payments to the pension fund for New Orleans firefighters. An appellate court ruled Wednesday (Dec. 18) that the city is indeed on the hook for $17.5 million that the administration failed to pay into the system in 2012. A three-judge panel with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal upheld Civil District Judge Robin Giarusso's ruling in March that the city must immediately pay up. That decision could fall hard on the cash-strapped city's finances as it struggles under the costs of two federal consent decrees meant to overhaul...
  • NOPD officer shot in ankle in eastern New Orleans [suspect shot in groin]

    12/19/2013 3:08:35 AM PST · by topher · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 19-December-2013 Updated 1:39am | By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A New Orleans police officer was shot in eastern New Orleans on Wednesday night (Dec. 18), according to NOPD officer Garry Flot. The officer was shot in his ankle, Flot said. The NOPD sent out a signal 108 -- which means officer needs assistance, life in danger -- at 11:32 p.m.
  • Tuba Skinny Set from Royal Street 4/12/13 - NINE SONGS [video only]

    12/15/2013 11:39:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-23-2013 | digitalalexa
    Frisco Bound - 0:00 Fingering with your Fingers - 3:45 Jackson Stomp - 7:05 Egyptian Ella - 10:55 Big Boat - 15:50 Crow Jane - 19:50 Vine Street Drag - 24:10 Savoy Blues - 28:30 Forget Me Not Blues - 32:15
  • Tuba Skinny - "Climax Rag" -Royal St. [video only]

    12/01/2013 6:53:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-2-2013 | digitalalexa
    Tuba Skinny playing the "Climax Rag" on rainy day in Royal St., New Orleans on 4/15/2013.
  • Tuba Skinny - "Gotta Give Me Some Instrumental" [video only]

    11/30/2013 6:08:29 PM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-21-2012 | digitalalexa
    A long improvised Instrumental version of "Gotta Give Me Some" by Tuba Skinny and some friends. Recorded at The Spotted Cat Music Club in New Orleans on 4-10-2012. Todd Burdick- Tuba Shaye Cohn - Cornet Barnabus Jones - Trombone Robin Rapuzzi - Washboard John Doyle - Sax Sam Doores - Bass Drum
  • The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

    11/28/2013 12:10:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | PAMELA ENGEL, CHRISTINA STERBENZ AND GUS LUBIN
    Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty have combined to make Latin America by far the most homicidal region of the world. The region has 40% of the world's murders, despite having only 8 percent of the population, according to the U.N. The highest murder rate of all is in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with 169 homicides per 100,000 people, according to a study published earlier this year by Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The ranking is based on 2012 data, except for San Pedro Sula and Distrito Central in Honduras, where authorities would...
  • French government warns about traveling to certain parts of New Orleans

    11/16/2013 12:31:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    wwltv.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | WWLTV
    In the French Quarter, the government advisory warns travelers to not go beyond northwestern Dauphine Street and northeast Ursulines Ave. If travelers are in the Garden District, they say not to travel north of St. Charles Avenue or south of Magazine Street.
  • ‘Keep Your Plan’ bill puts Obama in bind (Democratic unity is cracking)

    11/09/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Justin Sink
    House Republicans are pouncing on President Obama’s apology for cancelled insurance plans to push him into backing legislation that would change ObamaCare. The president on Thursday said he was “sorry” that Americans were losing their healthcare plans despite his frequent assurances that individuals with insurance could keep them. Obama said he was seeking an administrative fix, but Republicans say they have a ready-made solution in the Keep Your Plan bill that they plan to bring up for a vote next week. A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the president can’t address the problems plaguing the healthcare law through...
  • Sen. Landrieu won't appear with Obama at Port of New Orleans

    11/07/2013 2:45:04 PM PST · by abb · 30 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 7, 2013 | Julia O'Donoghue
    When President Barack Obama appears at the Port of New Orleans tomorrow, he won't be joined by Louisiana's only statewide elected Democrat, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. Landrieu will travel with Obama to New Orleans on the president's plane, Air Force One, but she doesn't plan to attend his speech about boosting exports. The U.S. Senator has a long-standing engagement in Lake Charles that takes place at the same time and she can't be in both places at once, staff said. Her absence at Obama's public appearance in Louisiana this year could raise some questions. Landrieu is expected to face a...
  • Expert: CA may need ‘paramilitary’ response to climate change

    11/06/2013 3:45:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    CalWatchdog ^ | November 5, 2013 | Dave Roberts
    Paramilitary tactics may be necessary in California to prepare for, or head off, an apocalyptic future with flooded coastal communities, scorched central valleys and rampant wildfires in the Sierras. That was the advice and prediction from one of the experts at a recent hearing on climate change adaptation by the state watchdog agency the Little Hoover Commission. Said Robert Verchick, an environmental law professor at Loyola University, New Orleans: “The way that you build resilience and robustness is to think about everything at once and then move forward in some kind of regimented, maybe paramilitary, way. Because it’s essential. It’s...
  • Ray Nagin: The final chapter (bribery, conspiracy, money laundering trial postponed third time)

    11/03/2013 9:17:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Best Of New Orleans ^ | 10/28/13 | Clancy DuBos, Joe Raspanti
    Former Mayor Ray Nagin's federal trial on 21 public corruption charges was postponed again last week — for the third time. The former mayor is now set to stand trial on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. If and when Nagin does go to trial — or if he pleads to a reduced charge — it will be the final chapter of Hurricane Katrina's political arc. Guilty or innocent, Nagin's fate will bring closure to a city that arguably suffered as much after the storm as during it, thanks in large measure to the former mayor's failure to implement a recovery program...
  • Former Oilers, Saints coach Bum Phillips dies at 90

    10/18/2013 9:12:00 PM PDT · by Dysart · 55 replies
    Cbssports ^ | 10-18-13 | Josh Katzowitz
    Bum Phillips, who helped turn the Houston Oilers into a playoff team in the mid-1970s and was a beloved figure in the state of Texas, died Friday at the age of 90, according to his son. Wrote Wade Phillips, the Texans defensive coordinator, late Friday night: After coaching high school for many years, Phillips spent a number of seasons coaching in college, including apprenticing under Bear Bryant at Texas A&M before moving on to SMU and Oklahoma State.
  • Jindal to Obama admin: Yes, come tell LA. parents why children should be stuck in failing schools

    09/30/2013 4:47:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    About a month ago, the Department of Justice made the bizarre and by almost all accounts counterproductive decision to sue the state of Louisiana for working to turn around the state’s low-performing public school system and allowing low-income students with opportunities to escape from these fail factories with a voucher program. The DOJ’s apparently depraved move to use outdated desegregation decrees to actively block poor and largely minority students from access to a better education went over well with pretty much nobody, and with Gov. Bobby Jindal least of all.After calling the Obama administration out last week for their disingenuous...
  • New Orleans is an Early Test for School Choice

    09/30/2013 3:05:04 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    The American Interest ^ | September 30, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    No city has embraced the school choice movement more than New Orleans. Yet over the past few weeks, the Wall Street Journal has been taking a close look at how the idea is working out, and the results have been decidedly mixed. The biggest problem is that there simply aren’t enough high-quality schools to go around. The city grades each public or charter school on an A–F scale, and only 14 percent of seats were in schools with a B or higher. Given the the dearth of high-performers and the limited number of seats at these schools, parents are often left to choose...
  • Judge denies former New Orleans mayor’s bid to delay trial (Ray Nagin)

    09/27/2013 11:08:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:08pm EDT | Kathy Finn
    A judge on Friday denied an effort by former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to postpone his corruption trial, which he said had been compromised by inflammatory comments posted online by prosecutors. Nagin’s argument for a delay stemmed from online postings that recently prompted a federal judge to order a new trial in a murder case involving five New Orleans policemen convicted in connection with the shooting deaths of two unarmed people at Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina. … Nagin, who was mayor during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is accused of receiving kickbacks in exchange for city contracts, and wire...
  • Justice Dept. Lawyer Karla Dobinski’s Misconduct Sends Cops to Prison (liberal/gay activist)

    09/19/2013 10:54:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 18, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    What does it take for an employee to get fired in Eric Holder’s Justice Department Civil Rights Division? Certainly perjury doesn’t do it. Neither does using a government credit card to book airfare for romantic liaisons with a Miami girlfriend — that just gets you a nice buyout. Want to use civil rights laws to protect only black victims of discrimination? Ho hum. The culture of lawlessness is so pervasive at the Civil Rights Division that a former Voting Section chief felt comfortable telephoning current DOJ employees and suggesting they turn over confidential memos … because they were worth cash...
  • It’s Biblical to Ask Saints to Pray for Us

    09/15/2013 1:37:28 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 577 replies
    Ignitum Today ^ | 15 September 2013 | Matthew Olson
    (This was originally shared here on AnsweringProtestants.com, as part of a longer post.) There is nothing wrong with asking the heavenly saints to pray for us. Many Protestants argue that asking the saints to pray for us is “unbiblical,” while throwing around verses like 1 Timothy 2:5. But they are incorrect. 1 Timothy 2:5 — the infamous “one mediator between God and men” verse — refers to salvation, not prayer. The verse reminds us that it is only because of the graces found through Christ (God Himself) that we are able to have any real relationship with God and reach...
  • Could a stop-and-frisk policy decrease New Orleans' murder rate?

    09/09/2013 12:45:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 09, 2013 | Rebecca Alexander
    "What is to be done?" James Varney asked in his recent opinion piece, referencing the unfathomable increase in New Orleans violence. The answer, Varney suggested, may lie in more aggressive policing, more specifically, the stop-and-frisk tactic. Not striking New York's stop-and-frisk policy completely, a federal judge ruled that the nation's largest police department employed the tactic illegally, systematically singling out large numbers of blacks and Hispanics. So the judge appointed an independent monitor to oversee major changes, including body cameras on some officers, according to the Associated Press.
  • Neighbors report 11-year-old girl wounded in General Ogden Street triple shooting has died

    09/02/2013 9:34:08 AM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 2, 2013 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    Neighbors are reporting that one of the two 11-year-old girls wounded in a triple shooting early Monday inside a home on the 1300 block of General Ogden Street, has died. New Orleans police later confirmed the girl's death and said she had been shot in the head and brought to a nearby hospital early Monday in critical condition.The Orleans Parish Corner's Office on late Monday morning identified the girl as Arabian Gayles. Several neighbors earlier in the day simply had said the girl was named "Raven." The other girl, who neighbors said was Arabian Gayles' cousin, was struck in the...
  • White couple brutally beaten by black mob in New Orleans

    09/02/2013 5:25:26 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 127 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/29/2013
    On Saturday, a couple walking through the French Quarter was severely beaten in what appears to be yet another act of violence, motivated by racism. Around 6 a.m., the couple was approached by three young black men near the intersection of Iberville and Dauphine Streets. The suspects quickly surrounded the couple and without warning, physically assaulted both of them, according to police. The Times-Picayune reported: The woman was punched in the mouth, police said, and her male companion was struck several times by the group. The man was beaten so badly that his jaw broke, requiring him to be hospitalized...
  • At vigil for murdered toddler, Mayor Mitch Landrieu describes 'a drumbeat of death'

    08/31/2013 1:26:59 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 53 replies
    The Times-Picayune (NOLA.com) ^ | August 31, 2013 | John Harper
    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...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • One-year-old shot dead, babysitter critically injured in Central City [New Orleans]

    08/30/2013 2:18:13 PM PDT · by seacapn · 18 replies
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | updated August 30, 2013 | John Harper
    A 1-year-old girl is dead and the child's 18-year-old babysitter is in critical condition after a shooting Thursday night in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department said. Police say two men are being sought in connection with the shooting. The toddler and babysitter were walking in the 2800 block of South Saratoga Street when shots rang out just before 8:20 p.m., according to the NOPD. The woman, who was shot in the back, rushed inside a relative's nearby home with the child, and someone inside called 911, NOPD spokesman Frank Robertson said. Robertson said the woman was in surgery...
  • Marine Corps Special Operations troops are training in New Orleans area

    08/28/2013 4:29:13 AM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/27/13 | Paul Purpura
    The last time U.S. Special Operations troops trained in New Orleans, helicopters swooped in unannounced in the darkness over the downtown area, frightening residents whose nerves were already frayed by the Boston Marathon bombings earlier that day. This time, the training hasn’t had the same effect.The U.S. Special Operations Command confirmed Tuesday that Marines and sailors assigned to the Marine Corps Special Operations Command have been undergoing urban warfare training in the area since Aug. 19. The exercises, which were not publicly announced beforehand, are scheduled to end Friday. The military is not saying where the exercises are taking place,...
  • Gun Confiscation Course 101

    08/22/2013 1:03:08 PM PDT · by bkopto · 4 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | Aug 22, 2013 | staff
    8 min 24 sec video at link shows after-the-fact interviews with common, law-abiding people of New Orleans who had their firearms confiscated during hurricane Katrina by thugs and bullies dressed in fancy-looking costumes.
  • New Orleans and U.S. in Standoff on Detentions

    08/13/2013 5:05:47 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    New York Times (blog) ^ | August 12, 2013 | CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    NEW ORLEANS — The Orleans Parish sheriff will no longer honor many requests from the federal immigration authorities to detain people who are suspected of being here illegally, making New Orleans one of a growing number of jurisdictions to adopt such a policy and the first to do so in the Deep South. The policy, articulated in filings that accompanied a legal settlement in federal court, is similar to others that have been instituted since 2011 by Chicago, New York and Washington, several counties and the State of Connecticut. But in some respects, the policy in New Orleans goes farther...
  • Archaeology dig may uncover nation's earliest free African-American settlment

    08/05/2013 2:19:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    In Easton, Md., an untold story of free African-Americans is being discovered through bits of glass, shards of pottery and oyster shells. Piece by piece, archaeologists and historians from two universities and the community are uncovering the history of The Hill, which they believe is the earliest settlement of free African-Americans in the United States, dating to 1790. Treme, in New Orleans, is recognized as the oldest free black community in the nation, dating to 1812. But researchers say that could change based on findings from the Easton dig. "It's not just a black story. It's an American story," said...
  • Two women, toddler carjacked in the Marigny Sat night (New Orleans - Coulter shooting neighborhood)

    08/04/2013 12:22:46 PM PDT · by abb · 16 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | August 4, 2013 | Michelle Hunter
    New Orleans Police are searching for a pair of men who carjacked two women and a 3-year-old girl as they were getting into their vehicle in the Marigny neighborhood Saturday night. The robbery occurred in the 500 block of Marigny Street about 8:30 p.m., according to authorities. The women had just returned to their parked car and were in the process of putting the toddler and their belongings in the vehicle. Two men approached, one armed with a pistol, authorities said. The robbers ordered the driver to give up her watch and the vehicle, a white, 2007 Jeep Compass. The...
  • LA:What If HomeOwner Who Shot Nola Teen Had Been Black?

    08/04/2013 6:32:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    capblackhood.blogspot.com ^ | July, 2013 | Cap Black
    Cap Black The Hood Conservative Anti Crime Activist Organizer Brothers Against Crime http://capblackhood.blogspot.com/2013/07/brothers-against-crime-flyer.html New Orleans   Press Release   Times Picayune article: Unarmed teen shot inside homeowner's fenced yard, but not breaking into home, NOPD warrant says http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/07/marigny_homeowner_shooting.html   Below is my post about this on nola.com:   "He would steal -- he was a professional thief, sure," David Coulter said. "But he would never pick up a gun, not in a million years. He was too scared to aim a gun at the grass, let alone aim it at a person. No way. Before he'll ever pick up...
  • FBI agent shoots, kills 30-year-old man during drug surveillance op at east NO hotel

    07/31/2013 7:17:38 AM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    nola.com ^ | updated July 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM | John Harper
    An FBI special agent conducting a drug-related surveillance operation shot and killed a man at an eastern New Orleans motel on Tuesday. The FBI said the agent shot the 30-year-old suspect while working as part of the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force. On Tuesday about 2:30 p.m., the NOPD responded to a call that an officer needed help at a Studio 6, operated by Motel 6, in the 12300 block of I-10 Service Road near Bullard Avenue. The FBI has not said specifically when the shooting occurred. Witnesses said an ambulance accompanied by an NOPD cruiser left the scene shortly...
  • Homeowner Charged with Attempted Murder in New Orleans After Shooting Teen He Suspected of Burglary

    07/29/2013 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 121 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/29/13
    ...he thought was breaking into home In a story some are already saying bears resemblance to the Trayvon Martin case, a homeowner in New Orleans has been arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder after he shot an unarmed teen after he says he thought the boy was trying to break into his home. 14-year-old Marshall Coulter is in critical condition after being shot in the head by 33-year-old Merritt Landry at around 2 am Friday morning. Police, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, said that the teen was shot near Landry’s car. Friends told the outlet that Landry’s car was...