There are few silver linings to the spate of high-profile violent crimes in New Orleans of late, but there is one thing we can be confident of: that our criminal class is staggeringly incompetent.
The man who shot a medical student early Friday morning just off Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District was arrested late Monday morning, after being identified over the weekend, New Orleans police said.
Although a video of Friday morning’s shooting of a man trying to help a woman being dragged down the street is graphic and brutal, New Orleans police are asking residents to watch and share it in hopes of identifying the gunman in the case.
A Tulane medical school student was shot in the stomach while trying to stop a robbery on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District overnight, New Orleans police said Friday morning.
The 23-year-old man who told police he had been tied up and robbed by four intruders in his Willow Street home on Wednesday afternoon was jailed later that day on cocaine and marijuana charges, court records show.
Yesterday’s announcements about the rise of armed robberies and that Councilmembers Jason Williams and Susan Guidry want to prioritize funding for 911 operators both illustrate the importance of better funding agencies involved in criminal justice.
“We are one mistake away from disaster and tragedy,” said Williams, who serves as Council President. “And it is unacceptable.”
The two intruders in a Broadway Street home-invasion robbery who bound several college students as they ransacked the house were clearly looking for drugs — but may have been at the wrong house by mistake, New Orleans police said Wednesday.
If Santa Claus can’t make it down your chimney, you may want to leave him a note not to drop this year’s Christmas presents outside your front door.
The New Orleans Police Department is searching for three alleged Grinches who have swiped packages from in front of Uptown homes — one of whom who has been jailed numerous times on similar charges — and despite their efforts, they say it’s a problem that’s only likely to continue as the holidays approach.
A woman driving over the Palmetto Street overpass was rammed by another vehicle that followed her to residential area in Metairie, where its occupants attacked her and took her car Monday night, New Orleans police said.