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(Livin' the "Dream") Four People Reportedly Shot Along Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Route - N.O.
CBS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Crimesider Staff

Posted on 01/21/2013 12:35:40 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Four people reportedly shot along Martin Luther King, Jr. parade route in New Orleans

(CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - At least four people were shot Monday in New Orleans along the route of the city's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial March.

CBS affiliate WWLTV reports that, according to neighbors, gunshots rang out less than an hour after the parade passed through the neighborhood.

New Orleans police responded to the gunfire at about 1 p.m. in the Central City neighborhood, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and LaSalle Street.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas was among those who responded to the scene. The conditions of the wounded were not immediately available.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncrime; ihaveadream; louisiana; martinlutherking; mlk; neworleans; obamarecession; obamataxhike; parade
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What are the odds that the Martin Luther King Jr. parade route in New Orleans has been designated by city leaders as a gun free zone?

1 posted on 01/21/2013 12:35:53 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/01/nopd_4_people_shot_in_central.html

NOPD: 5 people shot in Central City where Martin Luther King Day parade had passed earlier
The Times-Picayune By NOLA.com
January 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM, updated January 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM

The New Orleans Police Department said that five people were shot in Central City on Monday afternoon. Police said that the shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on the corner of LaSalle Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The shooting occured near where the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade had passed some 30 minutes earlier. The shooting did not appear to be related to the parade, authorities said.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said that the shots were fired out of a white, two-door sedan that drove by a grocery store located near the intersection of both streets. Rapid shots were fired at a group of teenagers who were standing outside.

Five people were shot, Serpas said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The car was seen fleeing down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and disappeared into the surrounding neighborhood, Serpas said, adding that video surveillance would soon be made available to the public.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 12:39:56 PM PST by abb
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To: All

More coverage ...

Gunman shoots 5 teens on MLK and LaSalle

http://www.wwltv.com/news/crime/NOPD-4-shot-on-MLK-and-LaSalle-in-Central-City-187769051.html


3 posted on 01/21/2013 12:40:42 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Wouldn`t the Rev. KING be proud .


4 posted on 01/21/2013 12:40:41 PM PST by Einherjar (What are they gonna do, cut my hair off and send me to Nam ?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Let me guess, the shooters were law abiding citizens who had followed all the procedures to acquire a pistol permit or whatever LA requires.


5 posted on 01/21/2013 12:41:29 PM PST by matt04
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To: DogByte6RER

“Livin the Dream”...damn man, that was baaad...


6 posted on 01/21/2013 12:42:10 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: DogByte6RER

lemme guess. Amish folks?


7 posted on 01/21/2013 12:42:20 PM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: Einherjar

What ??? no photos ?


8 posted on 01/21/2013 12:42:20 PM PST by Einherjar (What are they gonna do, cut my hair off and send me to Nam ?)
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To: DogByte6RER

lemme guess. Amish folks?


9 posted on 01/21/2013 12:42:31 PM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: DogByte6RER
If I was a relative of MLK, I'd demand cities stop naming streets after him.

If you ever see MLK Blvd in the news, it's never a good thing.

10 posted on 01/21/2013 12:43:57 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: DogByte6RER; Revolting cat!

Were any of them wannabe rappers just looking to score some street cred so they can boast about how many times they’ve “got shot”?


11 posted on 01/21/2013 12:48:17 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Einherjar

I remember as a teenager when MLK was shot. I never actually thought he was anything special then, but I was just a dumbass teenager too.

While his personal life and true political convictions may or still may not be clear, his publicized reputation for non-violent protest as a means to change social perception and established law has meant something for this country.

However, it is a true shame that the leftover friends, colleagues and aspirants of his era since then have perverted the perceived message of non-violence. Perverted to extortion in many cases ala Jesse Jackson and corporate America.

Almost every town and city in America now has a street named for him: MLK Blvd, MLK Avenue, etc. Most having been largely cajoled/shamed on town and city officials as a concession to black constituents to honor him, the resulting legacy of this honor is to alert white people of areas from which to avoid at all costs. A sad legacy, indeed.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 12:50:30 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: DogByte6RER

(Livin’ the “Dream”)

As long as they were shot due to the content of their character and not the color of their skin, then the dream is still alive.


13 posted on 01/21/2013 12:50:51 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: DogByte6RER

Sounds like the Chris Rock line: if a friend calls and says they are lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and want to know what they should do - the best response is “RUN!!”


14 posted on 01/21/2013 12:53:37 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: TexasCajun

A cousin sent me a story from Bismarck ND about

there not being a street in the whole state that

is named for ML King like its a bad thing.we got

a chuckle out of the article


15 posted on 01/21/2013 12:55:31 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: TexasCajun

We have an MLK Blvd here in LA..its a well..let me try to put this in the nicest way possible..a sh*thole..yep that pretty much describes it..couldn’t get paid enough money to be there during the day much less at night


16 posted on 01/21/2013 12:57:15 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: matt04

La. does not require anything to buy a pistol, just an La. drivers license. La. does require a permit to carry concealed. Open carry is legal in La. and a vehicle is considered an extension of your home so you can carry a loaded weapon anywhere in your vehicle without a CCW.


17 posted on 01/21/2013 12:58:23 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: abb
The Melph & Calliope Projects are located in Central City, along Martin Luther King Blvd. The Magnolia Projects are also located in Central City. The area's recent history is deep rooted in violence and is notorious for its high murder rate. The area is where New Orleans rap labels Cash Money Records & No Limit Records started.

In mid-2006, the area was considered the most dangerous part of the city, in terms of murders and crime activity, and was the major reason for the June decision to deploy the Louisiana National Guard to the city so that NOPD officers could focus on the 'crime hotspots', such as this area. In 2007 the neighborhood had a murder rate of 316 per 100,000. The problem with high rates of violent crime has continued to the end of the 2000s.


Central City, New Orleans
18 posted on 01/21/2013 1:15:41 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: DogByte6RER

In ALMOST every city, MLK is a dangerous place.

I can however think of one, a relatively small place with a high African American population, where it’s not particularly dangerous.


19 posted on 01/21/2013 1:17:26 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: DogByte6RER

We have a big problem in this country, and blaming Whitey for it isn’t going to solve it.
Unfortunately, in a country where you speak the truth and get fired, we are not likely to see any progress made in solving the problems.


20 posted on 01/21/2013 1:17:34 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: DogByte6RER

We have a big problem in this country, and blaming Whitey for it isn’t going to solve it.
Unfortunately, in a country where you speak the truth and get fired, we are not likely to see any progress made in solving the problems.


21 posted on 01/21/2013 1:17:49 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Gaffer
...publicized reputation for non-violent protest as a means to change social perception and established law has meant something for this country

I must have 'mis-remembered' or misunderstood his evolution into Anti-American, anti-war, anti-wealth and the threats of a 'hot summer'.

Boy (if I dare use that term on this holy of holy days), am I glad I got straightened out. Who knew the NYT, Wash Post et al were a lying bunch of racists back then. Guess I can throw out my annual news almanacs and get with the program.

kumbaya, I shall not be moved.

22 posted on 01/21/2013 1:20:19 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: abb
The shooting did not appear to be related to the parade, authorities said.
Then why mention it?
23 posted on 01/21/2013 1:29:11 PM PST by Bratch
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To: matt04
whatever LA requires.

To purchase and own, not a thing beyond the federal paperwork and 21 y/o requirement for handguns. To qualify for a concealed gun permit an individual must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of Louisiana for at least 6 months, pass a basic weapons training course, take safety classes, and possess no background of felony convictions, alcohol or drug abuse, and mental illness. Once approved the permit takes 10 days to issue.

I doubt they went through all that, or would have qualified if they tried. Age and felony convictions would likely disqualify them.

24 posted on 01/21/2013 1:41:12 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: DogByte6RER
There are no more *safe* zones in New Orleans than there are in Chicago.
If you visit New Orleans, you are not using situational awareness.

On a further note N.O. Police Superintendent Ronald Serpas is a big anti-gun advocate, has been running his mouth on local TV.

25 posted on 01/21/2013 1:47:19 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: running_dog_lackey
As long as they were shot due to the content of their character and not the color of their skin, then the dream is still alive

I imagine that was true, and the color of the shootees and shooters skin is the same. That being the case, I'm surprised it was reported at all.

However it may have had something to do with the color of their respective "colors".

26 posted on 01/21/2013 1:56:59 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: The Cajun

Anti gun really means, “Blacks are incapable of being responsible.” There’s a racist message in gun control.

That and tell Whitey to stay a victim.


27 posted on 01/21/2013 1:58:30 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TexasCajun
If you ever see MLK Blvd in the news, it's never a good thing.

Naming streets after MLK is a city's coded way of letting white people from out of town know "You are at risk if you go here".

28 posted on 01/21/2013 2:10:37 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: DogByte6RER
What are the odds that the Martin Luther King Jr. parade route in New Orleans has been designated by city leaders as a gun free zone?

In that part of town, I'm surprised they held their fire long enough for the parade to pass.

29 posted on 01/21/2013 2:28:25 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: DogByte6RER

More sons of Obummer?


30 posted on 01/21/2013 2:29:50 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: The Cajun
On a further note N.O. Police Superintendent Ronald Serpas is a big anti-gun advocate,

That the dude that ordered all guns confiscated after Katrina, while his officers were out looting stores? I know it was a Deputy Chief that announced the policy.

31 posted on 01/21/2013 3:33:09 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

Damn dem der guns are at it again shootin poor souls. tunrn in dem guns and lock em up or dere will be more shootins!


32 posted on 01/21/2013 4:53:09 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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33 posted on 01/21/2013 5:47:28 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: El Gato
That the dude that ordered all guns confiscated after Katrina

Nope, that was under Warren Riley following orders from Mayor School Bus Nagin, if my memory serves.

34 posted on 01/21/2013 7:35:12 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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