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AmeriCorps Volunteer Shot Down on New Orleans Street
nola.com ^ | 4/3/2013 | Mesarthim

Posted on 04/03/2013 1:26:41 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky

A recent high school graduate from the Midwest who moved to New Orleans in hopes of making a difference in the lives of others, was gunned down on a New Orleans street corner Monday night. Joseph Massenburg, 18, had been eager to embark on his first project in New Orleans as an AmeriCorps member, friends and family said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: americorps; bluezones; darwin; darwinaward; diversity; illinois; murder; neworleans; shooting; stupidisasstupiddoes; teen
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He didn't last a month in New Orleans! This post is for all who have churchgroups/organizations who-trying to do 'good works'- send their bright-eyed,wonderful, naive teens to New Orleans to 'help the downtrodden'. PLEASE STOP. If you love your children, keep them home. They are being used here, they are NOT valued. The 'downtrodden' sit and watch as they slave fixing and cleaning things. They are TARGETS- like this young man was. He was an intelligent, valuable, young black man from a small town in Illinois sent here to bring LIGHT BULBS to the 'underpriveleged'. He was walking down a street, on his telephone, at night, when he was shot down like a wild animal would be on a safari. He was killed FOR FUN. The streets of New Orleans are a hunting ground. No sane local walks them at night; but these naive out-of- towners think this is like the polite Midwest. They are stolen from-and sometimes they die. If you love your children, send your idealistic church groups to places that will appreciat them and not kill them. 7 years after Katrina they are being USED and they are prey. I'm tired of seeing the valuable attacked by the worthless. Stay out of New Orleans-help those who will be grateful and not homicidal.
1 posted on 04/03/2013 1:26:41 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky
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To: ClearBlueSky

This is Obama’s army that so many are worried about.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 1:27:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ClearBlueSky

With respect and concern may I suggest..
GET THE HELL OUT OF THAT CESSPOOL!!
Many worthwhile places will welcome with open arms, not closed fists.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 1:30:10 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: ClearBlueSky

Katrina didn’t finish the job.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 1:33:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

working on permanent evacuation. Although I’m in Jefferson Parish and never set foot in New Orleans, it’s bleeding over. I’m just sick of seeing all these young, bright eyed, do-gooders STILL down here trying to help fix a ghetto that can never be fixed. I have a nephew who is an EMT for the city and I hear 1000% more of what goes on than the news ever reports.
Tell everyone you know who values their lives STAY OUT OF NEW ORLEANS.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 1:33:44 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: ClearBlueSky
As I've noted before on FR, New Orleans was built by pirates, smugglers, cutthroats, slave traders and fugitives.

It is perhaps the only American city that has remained true to the principles and values of its founders.

6 posted on 04/03/2013 1:35:22 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Saying it once is enough for me; thx.


7 posted on 04/03/2013 1:36:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Oh you mean those yellow jacket clowns? They’re all over L.A. Had one incident back in January where I was really having a bad day and just told him “obama is the biggest idiot in American history”. He was darn shocked thinking we’re all a bunch of Kool Aid drinkers here in L.A.


8 posted on 04/03/2013 1:39:16 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ClearBlueSky

My best wishes to your nephew. He should remember that he is also in danger.

Yes: There are places where the animals roam that should be avoided at all costs.Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia,Washington DC, and New Orleans have places that are worse that Afghanistan.Places that sane people avoid.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 1:39:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ClearBlueSky

We used to go over to NOLA every now and then, but never since Katrina. And even then, we wouldn’t stay past sundown.......


10 posted on 04/03/2013 1:39:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Same deal for San Fransicko.......


11 posted on 04/03/2013 1:41:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: ClearBlueSky

A LONG time ago (20 yrs) I went TDY to Keesler AFB in MS. Some friends and I decided to go to New Orleans for the weekend.

So we got a cheap hotel and walked down to Bourbon street and then a football game on Sunday.

We almost didnt survive the walk. If one of my friends hadn’t been black I’m sure we wouldnt have. haven’t been back.


12 posted on 04/03/2013 1:41:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

You are exactly right. The mentality is in the DNA of this city. It’s like the Barbary Coast-90% of the citizenry and ALL the politicians out to scam everyone at all times. The mentality is never going to change. The 10% of the population that is decent has as much chance of changing things as two fat missionaries would in a tribe full of cannibals. I call it ‘dancing on the Titanic’. As long as they have their little enclaves, their ‘galas’ and society pages they can pretend they ARE New Orleans. Au contraire! The criminals who elect the judges, supply the police, run the jail and rule the streets are New Orleans.
My ancestors founded N.O. They are in the history books and I can tell you New Orleans is a hole that will soon be reclaimed by the Gulf of Mexico-soon. And I won’t be here when that happens.


13 posted on 04/03/2013 1:42:03 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Theory, meet practice.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 1:42:05 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Anyone see that reality show a few years ago called “Architecture School”? Some architecture students were filmed designing and building a house in New Orleans. During filming someone shot out one of their car windows.


15 posted on 04/03/2013 1:42:52 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery)
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To: SkyDancer

“Katrina didn’t finish the job.”

Nope Katrina just scattered them to places like Texas.


16 posted on 04/03/2013 1:47:18 PM PDT by Revel
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To: ClearBlueSky

There are areas downtown where the cops roam and protect the tourists. Other than that....you don’t walk anywhere after dark outside of that protected zone. Sadly, none of the locals took this kid under their wing to explain life in N O.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 1:49:14 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: cripplecreek
"in hopes of making a difference" - A commonly used phrase among the soft hearted and soft headed stockpile of good citizens put to bad use by society's progressive engineers.

Kumbayah.......................

18 posted on 04/03/2013 1:50:23 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

The only way to make a difference in the inner cities is to run the race baiting social justice preachers out of town, stop getting pregnant without fathers, and start sitting down for dinner as families.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 1:57:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ClearBlueSky

AmeriCorps, nother fed program to shut down


20 posted on 04/03/2013 1:57:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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