|The NOLA For Life campaign (targeted exclusively at blacks) could end with the public execution of Marshall Coulter|
Remember: it's just the dysfunction of blacks making New Orleans a dangerous, violent place, where the PR campaign NOLA FOR LIFE must waged to try and make a difference.
In Key West, a much more licentious atmosphere can be found (Duval Street is more fun than Bourbon Street), but the shooting and chaos is absent; because the black population is negligible.
But in New Orleans, it's unavoidable. [In New Orleans, Dysfunction Fuels Cycle of Killing, New York Times, 2-5-2007]:
A wall of reserve separated them from the police: nobody could be seen offering up evidence. The Iberville tenants were as oblivious to the men in uniform as they were to the exhortations of a preacher droning steadily through a microphone at the back of the courtyard. “Without witness testimony, we’ve got nothing,” Deputy Chief Anthony Cannatella, a senior police official on the scene, observed pointedly.
Three teenage girls sat on a stoop, watching the detectives. “They kill people every day back here,” said one of them, a half-smile playing on her face. She ran off when asked her name. In an apartment adjacent to where Mr. Holmes had been shot, another young woman ducked inside rather than give her name. Most of the violence involves black men killing other black men.
Out of the 161 homicide victims last year, 131 were black men. Most of the suspects were also black men.
When the pattern of black-on-black violence is occasionally broken, white fear and outrage are redoubled. This happened earlier this month after the killing of a white filmmaker, when thousands of people marched on City Hall to demand change, a majority of them whites. The small showing of black marchers saddened Mr. Raphael, the minister.
In the 2006 murders, he said, “99 percent of them were black-on-black, and we did not march. As a community, we could not bring ourselves to respond to that.” In New Orleans, Mr. Wilson said, “the motto is, beef or barbecue.”
If you “beef” — go to the police — then do not expect to be enjoying barbecue anytime soon. Distrust of the police and fear of the gunmen make the motto nearly beside the point. Few people beef.Wait, wasn't this supposed to be about Marshall Coulter?
We'll get there.
Though gun violence among black people (pretty much the only people using guns as an offensive weapon in a "disrespect" situation) is slightly down, homicides are down significantly.
This can be attributed to two factors: black people are incredible poor marksman, spraying bullets at their would-be target instead of employing concentration on hitting their intended victim; and trauma surgeons at emergency medical facilities are much better at treating victims of black-in-origin gun violence:
One high-ranking police officer who heads a union said city officials are taking credit for improvements in emergency medical services, including the work of trauma surgeons. "It's not crime reduction, it's the medical community that has improved," said NOPD Capt. Mike Glasser, president of the Police Association of New Orleans. That's a point not addressed Tuesday by city leaders.With no shortage of bodies bleeding out to repair, the medical community in New Orleans has a seemingly infinite amount of opportunities to perfect their craft of saving lives.
Enter Marshall Coulter.
|With the recent arrest of "professional thief" Marshall Coulter, accused of a violent home invasion, Merritt Landry is free|
You remember Coulter, right? The black kid who was labeled a "professional thief" by a family member last year, as he lay recovering in a hospital bed from the wound he received via Merritt Landry's well-placed attempt to defend his property.
Merritt Landry was a hero, though attempts to draw and
But it didn't.
In a city where the NOLA FOR LIFE campaign is waged to combat exclusively black-in-origin crime, Marshall Coulter would recover from his wound and reenlist in the black-only struggle to liberate New Orleans from law and order. [Marshall Coulter, teen shot by Marigny homeowner, now accused of crime of violence, New Orleans Times-Picayune, 5-5-2014]:
Marshall Coulter, the 15-year-old recently arrested in a burglary months after his near-fatal shooting at the hands of a Marigny homeowner, now faces mounting legal troubles.
New Orleans police confirmed Monday Coulter was also booked over the weekend in another home invasion, in which police say Coulter "armed himself" with their gun after a struggle. It is the first time the teen, who has been described by family as a non-violent pilferer, is accused of a crime of violence.
That allegation comes after months of Coulter's family and supporters insisting he was no threat to anyone, even though he had been caught stealing. One brother described him as a "professional thief."
It is a disclosure that could support a position asserted by Merritt Landry supporters, who say the homeowner was in imminent danger by a potential gunman when he confronted the unarmed teen in the predawn hours in his gated yard last July.
Landry, left, is the hero New Orleans needs. Coulter's public execution by the state would be the symbolic act New Orleans is serious about stopping black crime
Police said they suspect Coulter as a 13-year-old broke into a house in the 900 block of Frenchmen Street on June 11, 2012. The residents returned home around 3:30 a.m. and found the teenager inside the house. The residents had a "struggle" with the teen, who then armed himself with the victims' gun, police said.Coulter then ran away with the victims' gun, police said.
Police did not book Coulter with that crime, an aggravated burglary, until Friday, even though there was an arrest warrant on file. Two law-enforcement sources said Coulter was believed to be incapacitated after being shot in the head -- his mother said he was still undergoing skull surgeries in December -- so authorities did not seek him out to book him right away.
In Jackson Square.
And make Merritt Landry one of the Grand Marshal's of the various Krewe's participating in the Mardi Gras parade.
The state always has the authority to act, though the monopoly on violence in New Orleans has been abdicated to the black community (hence the NOLA FOR LIFE campaign and the pathetic cheerleading/pimping of Midnight Basketball as a viable chaperone for unsupervised blacks).
Execute him in public, and you'll have a moment that reinforces New Orleans is one again serious about life; not just for black people, as the NOLA FOR LIFE campaign maintains, but all citizens.