New Orleans Shooting 10 3 dead
courtesy hiveminer.com

“‘This has to be personal,’ (New Orleans police superintendent Michael Harrison) added. ‘Firing indiscriminately into a crowd? Shooting 10 people? Killing three? That’s personal, it doesn’t get more personal and we take it personal, whoever did this, you should know that the law enforcement takes it personal and we’re coming for you.'” New Orleans’ top cop was commenting on last night’s shooting outside a Claiborne Avenue daiquiri shop.

That bar has been the scene of a number of shootings, some fatal, over the years and New Orleans is known for its significant level of gang-related crime.

“Two individuals clothed with what we believed to be hoods … approached from behind, right in front of the daiquiri shop right behind us, and opened fire one with, we believe, a rifle and one with a handgun on the crowd, ” New Orleans police superintendent Michael Harrison told reporters late Saturday.

“We believe they actually stood over one of the individuals and fired multiple rounds and then after that fled,” he said.

At least one publication named New Orleans America’s most dangerous city. While there’s plenty of competition for that dubious title, with towns like Baltimore, Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis and Detroit making strong cases for the honor, New Orleans certainly holds its own in that regard.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell mouthed the usual platitudes for the cameras:

“There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence. I speak for everyone in our city when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, and we have had more than enough,” Cantrell said. “Three more lives — gone. It has to end. This happened near my neighborhood, on the edge of Broadmoor. It’s unacceptable anywhere.”

The two hooded shooters are still on the loose.

33 COMMENTS

  1. All the talking in the world won’t change a thing in New Orleans…or Memphis or Oakland or any of these other cities that have been destroyed. The only way to improve things is to replace the current populations and that’s not happening in my lifetime or yours.

      • Nah, that would just mess up their Obamaphones. Then they’d be bored and frustrated and start burning and looting stuff.

      • If you EMP a city, the occupants will *pour* out into the surrounding (previously) peaceful rural areas. Where they are gonna expect to be fed. And housed. Now the country folks can deal with that, but it will be messy.

        No EMP. Airburst or groundburst. *Sterilize* the area…

    • I’d settle for simply punishing destructive culture the way we used to in this country. The way the black community of this country used to refuse to tolerate the kind of depravity seen in these cities.

    • Crucifixion could definitely be a deterrent. Roman style. Being we are writing wishful and hypothetical thoughts.

    • “There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence”

      Sure there is. Your politics promote it.

  2. Alleged gang bangers shooting suspected gang bangers and families, while wearing hoodies, at a Chicken and Waffle daiquiri shop? Truth is stranger then fiction indeed.

      • I was about to type “unless you’re in the good part of town,” and then I remembered the yoot mobs on Miracle Mile. So much for that bit of wishful thinking, thanks to the modern miracle of mass transit!

    • It is when you look at per capita stats for shootings and murders.
      Sure there are good and bad areas… just like in Chicago.
      Pretty much like all cities. Worldwide.
      Everyone knows places where they would not be welcome. Sometimes at night… sometimes not at all.

      • There are statistical measures of concentration and diffusion of activity that yield a better understanding of how violence is spread out across a city. You see the same concept used in “heat maps.”

        Sure, every city has its bad neighborhood and perhaps in many cities the bulk of the city’s crime is confined to those bad neighborhoods. In other cities, there may be some worse than others, but generally speaking it could well be bad all over all as thugs from the ‘hood venture out into the suburbs.

        • “…but generally speaking it could well be bad all over all as thugs from the ‘hood venture out into the suburbs.”

          Venture out, or when public policy relocates public housing into more affluent areas…

  3. Shooting into a crowd is not personal. I can’t find the video right off, but I remember an assailant driving up to someone in a parking lot, seemingly asking them a question, then producing a handgun and shooting him multiple times, then dumping the rest of his magazine into him while he was on the ground. *THAT* was personal.

  4. What bothers me about this is the byline on the article:
    Dystany Muse and Brittany Morris reported from New York; F. Brinley Bruton reported from London.
    How do you report on anything when you are not even in the same country, let alone state?
    As far as the shooting goes, bangers gonna bang.

  5. ;“There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence. I speak for everyone in our city when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, and we have had more than enough,” Cantrell said. “Three more lives — gone. It has to end. This happened near my neighborhood, on the edge of Broadmoor. It’s unacceptable anywhere.”

    Yet this idiot came into office saying her main crime related effort would be REDUCING incarceration rates. On the campaign trail she kept mentioning that New Orleans has “double the national average” incarceration rate. Well WTF, new orleans has double the violent crime commission rate why the Fk would it not have double the incarceration rate?

    You can bet these perps have priors

    new Orleans murder vics with arrest records: 88% (71% with a felony, 17% with misdemeanor record)
    New Orleans murder pers with arrest records: 90% (60% with a felony, 30% with a misdemeanor record)
    New Orleans murder perps with prior arrest for gun crime: 50%

    also give this a read.
    https://www.politifact.com/new-jersey/statements/2011/oct/24/cory-booker/cory-booker-says-newark-shooting-victims-have-high/

    the vast, vast majority of US murder, about 905 is criminals killing other criminals. That is why every single percentage point increase in incarceration rates reduces murder.

  6. Switzerland
    16th Lowest in Homicide Rate (0.50 per 100,000 people)
    16th Highest in Firearms Possession (27.6 per 100 people)

    Can’t blame the firearms, there is some other highly obscure dynamic causing all the trouble.

  7. the other standard in the dynamics of this is welfare,most if not all at one time or the other the shooters are or were on welfare, they get the idea that the world owes them a living along with free phones-housing-medical-dental and birth control… education ,they do not want or need. they will never use it anyhow.the democrat /communist vote-buyers will finance just about anything for votes.

  8. the former mayor, ray nagan, proclaimed new orleans to be “the chocolate city”.

    it appears that “chocolate” culture is dysfunctional and violent. jamaica, baltimore, newark, haiti, etc. etc. etc.

    gun laws are powerless in the face of dysfunctional culture. for example, jamaica has much stricter gun laws than anyplace in the US.

  9. The shootings in Chicago are down this year over last. I thought maybe they were running through the lot of them but looks like some moved south.

  10. “There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence.”

    Really? Just in New Orleans is this unacceptable?
    I would think it would be unacceptable everywhere.

    If you, Mayor Cantrell, seriously car about your city, you won’t do anything about it except things that actually punish this type of behavior. That means no banning of guns (of any type), but instead making sure (by lobbying your state legislature) that sentences run consecutively instead of concurrently. Lobby for more prison space so those serving these sentences have a place to stay. Pressure for less plea bargaining so these thugs will actually get what you promise your city’s inhabitants.
    However, New Orleans being what it is, and the voters being who they are, I seriously doubt this will happen. And that’s a shame. The city is a wonderful place to visit, but a truly horrible place to live.

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