One man was stabbed and two others were shot Thursday and overnight in three different incidents in Central City, New Orleans police said, but suspects have already been identified in two of the cases.
In the film Cool Hand Luke, a prison guard slaps the protagonist, played by Paul Neuman, into solitary.
“Sorry, Luke,” the guard explains. “I’m just doing my job. You gotta appreciate that.”
Luke responds laconically: “Nah – calling it your job don’t make it right, Boss.”
The phrase “just doing my job” has always been used to cover a multitude of sins. Indeed, when a man feebly attempts justify anything with those words, it’s almost dead-certain that he’s covering up for his own peccadilloes.
New Orleans, sadly, is full of these types.
A 70-year-old man riding a bicycle on Martin Luther King Boulevard was killed Sunday night when he pedaled through a red light at South Claiborne and was hit by a passing truck driven by an off-duty police officer, New Orleans police said.
A man was shot several times Saturday evening by men who got out of a car traveling on South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans police said.
A project to repair sidewalks on Coliseum Square near the International School of Louisiana accidentally punctured a still-functioning drainage canal dating back to the 1880s, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV. The city is now working on a plan to repair the canal and complete the sidewalk project without damaging the nearby oak trees, Capo reports, though neighbors are worried about the unfinished construction site left so close to a school.
Two men were raped at gunpoint, and a group of five other people were robbed two hours apart late Friday afternoon at separate incidents in motel rooms on Airline Highway near the Jefferson Parish line.
A man was shot in the foot Thursday night in A.L. Davis Park in Central City, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police have released images of a man who alleged robbed a victim at gunpoint Monday afternoon– forcing him into his home and then driving off in his car — on Freret Street in the university area, authorities said.
Shreds of charred red, white and blue fabric still sat on the scorched doorstep of an Octavia Street home on Tuesday afternoon, after a fire apparently started on an American flag temporarily displaced the family from their home and left neighbors both baffled and disturbed.
Our usually right-on-point Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux has been in the news twice this week — first with his remarks that maybe more, better-paid police is not the answer to our crime problems and then about his proposed “divorce” with Police Monitor Susan Hutson. Now it is true that Quatrevaux is white and that Hutson, most of the police and the people they are sworn to protect are not. Does Quatrevaux just see things differently or is there more to his feelings than meets the eye?
Damage to lines in the Gert Town area very briefly knocked out power Wednesday afternoon to a wide swath of neighborhoods around Carrollton in Uptown and Mid-City, but power was quickly restored, Entergy officials said.