New Orleans police are hoping the public can help them find a black SUV wanted in connection to a shootout Tuesday afternoon on Thalia Street, authorities said.
A landlord entered his tenants’ apartment Monday afternoon on Upperline Street and attacked them with a knife, New Orleans police said.
“It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.”
Vietnam War Correspondent Peter Arnett claimed to have overheard this quote from an unnamed American major regarding the shelling of of Bến Tre city in early 1968. Its veracity is questionable, and in any event, Bến Tre was largely rubble due to attacks from the north before US artillery began its assault to rout the Vietcong.
However, that dubious quote has lingered as a paradigmatic example of a peculiar brand of cognitive dissonance: the notion that you can intentionally eradicate something in the midst of preserving it. Obviously, you can’t have it both ways, but a similar idea has come to mind in the wake of the shooting on Bourbon Street this past weekend in which one person was killed and nine others were wounded.
One man was killed and five other people were wounded in three separate shootings around Central City over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, New Orleans police said.
This week’s back-to-back bump-and-rob carjackings on Nashville Avenue are now considered part of a spree of six similar incidents that stretches to New Orleans East, authorities say.
A Tulane student stopped at Nashville and South Claiborne avenues overnight was carjacked after another vehicle bumped her from behind, New Orleans police said Tuesday morning.
New Orleans police homicide investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man they would like to speak to about a fatal shooting earlier this month in the Milan neighborhood, authorities said..
Two people were robbed of their vehicle at gunpoint early Sunday morning on Adams Street in Carrollton, New Orleans police said.
The victims, a 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, were in the 2100 block of Adams Street (between Panola and Sycamore) around 5 a.m., when two men approached, according to the initial NOPD report.
“The subjects stole the victim’s keys, cell phones, wallets and drove off in their vehicle,” the report states. “The vehicle was later recovered.”
Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s office has released the identity of the 30-year-old man who was killed Friday night in a shooting on Josephine Street, authorities said.
A spree of armed robberies were reported at businesses along the South Claiborne Avenue corridor Thursday afternoon, New Orleans police said.
More de-escalation training, a renewed focus on New Orleans youth and better programming to help the indigent could be integral to reforming the criminal justice system in Louisiana, according to key members of the system in Orleans Parish.
Those were some of many topics raised during a panel discussion held by The Press Club of New Orleans in collaboration with Tulane University’s Criminal Law Clinic on Thursday night. Other subjects included the crafting and enforcement of laws, the city’s history of mass incarceration, and ways to better implement rehabilitation within state and federal facilities.
A man napping on his porch in Broadmoor on Thursday afternoon became the victim of a violent armed robbery, New Orleans police said.