I am aware with each passing year, of how many more murders, shots fired, seem to occur on Holidays... Just take this last Thanksgiving. When 6 youths, barely men, are filled with blood lust and can't stop themselves from killing - in this case so far, it's not the usual "vendetta", which seems to be the unspoken "Your/I'm back in town and we have a grudge to take care of".
The poverty, the disparity, between those who have and those who have not, is so wide - and this is said by someone who has only just been here a minute since the Katrina/levee failure related flooding.
and share it with you...
8th Ward home, demolished October 2010.
Tuesday December 21, 2010: NOPD investigates 7 homicides in 4 days
Thursday December 23, 2010: NOPD: 3 killed, 3 shot in 4 separate shootings
Friday December 24, 2010: I'm putting on the Christmas lights and I hear a gunshot. Wait a minute... there's another return shot. Give it another minute... three more volleys. Called in shots fired. You gotta call em in neighbors. We all have to work together. 172 murders so far this year... Artists, musicians, students, tourists, workers, gangsta's, street people; someone's sister, daughter, son, brother, neighbor, friend...
Saturday December 25, 2010: A Christmas miracle - No murders.
Sunday December 26, 2010: Man shot dead in Harvey; 4 teens apprehended after chase
"The suspects in custody include: 14-year-old Dwayne Mickel of Harvey; 15-year-old Tyrone Leone of New Orleans, 15-year-old Timon Carto of Harvey and 17-year-old Alec Johnson of New Orleans."
In essence - 5 people dead. For these children, taking a life -murder- has cost them their lives. For what???
Monday December 27, 2010: Editorial from NOLA.com/Times-Picayunne: Murders have made it a bloody December in New Orleans: An editorial
One Love in the name of Christ the Beloved.
your planetary sister, December 25, 2010