Skip to comments.AmeriCorps Volunteer Shot Down on New Orleans Street
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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This is Obama’s army that so many are worried about.
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.
Katrina didn’t finish the job.
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.
It is perhaps the only American city that has remained true to the principles and values of its founders.
Saying it once is enough for me; thx.
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.
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.
We used to go over to NOLA every now and then, but never since Katrina. And even then, we wouldn’t stay past sundown.......
Same deal for San Fransicko.......
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.
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.
Theory, meet practice.
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.
“Katrina didnt finish the job.”
Nope Katrina just scattered them to places like Texas.
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.
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.
AmeriCorps, nother fed program to shut down
Its kind of like Detroit, some areas are just fine, others are suicide zones.
See “Noble Savage” syndrome. Liberals REALLY think they can do good by “helping” feral savages. They go to Africa or middle eastern countries to “help” the people, and come back raped or dead.
They probably thought he was an Uncle Tom and needed eradicating.
We are paying to send kids to do useless and stupid exercises and possibly get attacked and even murdered.
This is America in the age of Obama.
Visit lovely New Orleans.
Reminds me of the scene from Vacation,as they are driving through East St Louis:
Ellen: This is so dangerous, we have no business being in an area like this.
Clark: Well look at it this way honey, this is a part of America we never get to see.
Ellen: That’s good.
Clark: No, that’s bad. I mean we can’t close our eyes to the plight of the cities. Kids, you noticing all this plight? This will just make us appreciate what we have. (gun shot and scream) Roll em up.
His mother's website:
other than a few who came here for religious purposes I’ve heard that is how most came to America and Australia to begin with.
Kirsten, 25, was radiant, altruistic, and wise. [Wise? Who is this guy kidding?]
On her second night in town... she rode with a feather in her hair to see the Rebirth Brass Band perform ...The clubs doorman remembers her leaving alone on her bike at 1:30 am.
Kirstens murder recalls the unsolved murder in January 2007 of Helen Hill, a community activist...[Why didn't the flower children learn their lesson?]
For a time, Kirstens murder, like Helens, generated news. At first I fretted that Kirsten was receiving preferential treatment because she is white. [I'm sorry, but this guy brings moronic to a whole new level]
There aren’t any truly ‘safe’ areas in N.O. anymore. Before Katrina Lakeview was nice and rarely saw crime. Now it’s riddled with break-in’s, car thefts and robberies. The east is simply no-man’s-land. Metairie is about the only semi-decent area and there are pockets here of ‘ghetto-ization’ since Katrina that are just as bad as in the city. Criminals in cars have access to EVERY area. There is a young, black schoolteacher from California who has been missing almost a month. She was last seen in a popular bar in Lakeview, drove into City Park and vanished.
Locals know its not safe anywhere- its the naive tourists and newcomers who walk around thinking they are in a ‘funky’ scene from ‘Treme’. And the tourists aren’t safe in the Quarter either- despite the concentration of police there. You only hear about the killings- the assaults, beating, robberies, etc are never in the news. Too negative.
It is safer in Somalia.
I attended a school board meeting where ways to improve on ACT and SAT were being discussed. I suggested that the four bars serving a town of 1,100 souls should close from 4:00PM until 7:00PM so parents would be home to help kids with homework and have dinner. You might have thought I committed a felony! My crime was to ask people to do for themselves what is their responsibility. I was not very popular after that.
I was however moved up in the ranking by the good teachers in the district. So I had that going for me................
Bad parenting is not a franchaise exclusive to blacks.
I know several people who have had friends murdered in New Orleans.
Why don’t Obama and his Marxist friends go after the gang bangers?
She definitely falls in the stupid white girl category. The guy who wrote the article is a civil rights lawyer so that will tell you something. I feel sorry for the poor girl but being a bleeding heart libtard can be fatal.
IMO this young man was targeted because he (more the likely) talked different, walked a little different, and looked different than the usual (residents) of the Leonidas area.
Being a young black male and an ‘outsider’ is a good way to find all the trouble you could ever want in may places in NOLA. While black on white crime is pretty common white people can move around in many of the black ‘villages’ in New Orleans without expecting to be set upon as ‘an outsider’.
Maybe the writer of that article ought to just give up everything he has in SF and move to NOLA, experience the love first hand.
My daughter went to Tulane, pre-Katrina. Still, I was ever so happy the day she left that town. Every student in her small off-campus building had had their car broken into, a couple had been mugged. A friend who lived nearby said the very day they reopened Whole Food there was a purse snatching in the parking lot and another inside the store. Bad place to be.
Too late for that....its at least 3 generations deep...
Wall off the Inner City and let them rebuild a “society”.
Call it Australia the second.
That might be because they’re importing the Somalis over here, and the lefty “social justice” churches are some of the prime culprits in doing so. Guess where one of the main areas they’re importing them to is? Minnesota.
For the same reason judges let the gangbangers go. You don’t want to make VOTERS mad.
I’d like to know why the do-gooders and ‘we can reform them’ types don’t take a couple of the misunderstood darling home with them. Surely a healthy, loving family can make them all sweet and lovable.
****He didn’t last a month in New Orleans!****
This also happened a few years ago when some naive girl went to NO to help with social work there.
She went out alone one night and was found raped and murdered in the gutter the next day.
You did commit a crime against liberty. You suggested forcing folks to do the right thing, and suggesting that folks without kids also change their behavior in communal solidarity.
Do you really think that folks shut out of happy hour won't drink anyway?
Maybe you'd find your ideas more welcomed in NYC.