Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Joys Of Diversity...

Ten people were shot and two others stabbed during a violent weekend in New Orleans...

In the first killing, a 23-year-old local Marine was fatally stabbed early Sunday...ollowing a dispute with a man who had defamed the Marine's wife. Then, on Monday morning, police officers found a 37-year-old man, dead of a gunshot wound, lying on the corner of Burgundy and St. Louis streets.

Two pregnant woman standing inside a trailer in the 8200 block of Chef Menteur Highway were wounded in a spray of gunfire at 11 a.m.

Shortly before 7 p.m., two men, both visitors from Arizona, were slashed on St. Peter Street near the Mississippi River in the French Quarter. The pair became embroiled in an argument with a group consisting of two men and two women. One suspect cut one victim on the arm with an unknown object. The second victim was hit in the eye with a brick, according to police.

Two men were wounded by gunfire in Mid-City on Saturday night. The shooting occurred shortly before 9 in the 3000 block of Bienville Street. The men, both 24, were sitting in front of a house when gunshots rang out. One man was shot in the foot; the other received a graze wound to the left arm. They were later listed in stable condition.

-there is more here

The racial breakdown of the "chocolate city",

  • Black alone - 190,087 (61.0%)
  • White alone - 95,237 (30.5%)
  • Hispanic - 14,152 (4.5%)
  • Asian alone - 9,195 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1,688 (0.5%)
  • American alone - 728 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 766 (0.2%)

  • -source