[MarignyBywater] MarignyBywater Digest, Vol 16, Issue 19

matt at semi-suave.com matt at semi-suave.com
Wed Jul 25 12:29:11 EDT 2007


the descriptions arent meant to assist cops in tracking down the
(long-gone) perps. theyre to help YOU in avoiding similar trouble -- say
youre in one the areas mentioned, during a similar hour mentioned, and
similar looking characters approach, guess what ya do? get lost quickly.

 
me, im thankful for every detail we can get. "information wants to be
free" -- give me the info, let me decide how to act on it. thats what
living in a free society means.
 
 
matt
 

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From: G Bunn [mailto:conbrio at ij.net]
Sent: Tue 7/24/2007 9:53 PM
To: marignybywater at marigny.org
Subject: Re: [MarignyBywater] MarignyBywater Digest, Vol 16, Issue 19



I concur with Daniel that these 'crime reports' seem to call more
attention to skin color and racial attributes rather than accurate,
useful descriptions of muggers and thieves.  Productive descriptions so
as to bag these losers and snag them out of circulation.   Are dark
'toned' or 'black' people with 'short dreadlocks' ('of course') or long
dreadlocks and nifty shoes never victims?    What kind of racist rubbish
is this?  Get real.
G. Bunn~

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> [MarignyBywater] Crime ALERT 7.24.07
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> "NO crime" <nocrimeline at gmail.com>
> Date:
> Tue, 24 Jul 2007 17:39:10 -0500
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> To:
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> Just when you thought it was safe...
>
> Robberies rebound: After a relatively quiet week following a rash of
> armed robberies a week ago, the bad guys are back at it. Two
> 19-year-old Mississippi men were robbed at gunpoint last night (
> 7.23.07) on Royal Street near Esplanade Avenue at almost the exact
> location of another robbery 11 days ago that bears remarkable
> similarities--although the NOPD arrested a suspect in the earlier
> incident.
>
> Last night, the victims, who are white, were walking about 10 p.m. on
> Royal toward Esplanade when they were accosted by a black man with an
> automatic handgun. He forced them into an alley at 1417 Royal St. and
> demanded their wallets. When one of the victims was slow in producing
> his wallet, the perpetrator smacked him along side the head with the
> gun. The crook then ordered the men to their knees, facing the wall,
> as he fled with nearly $200 in cash.
>
> The perpetrator was described as 18-25 years old, 5'10" tall, thin
> build, with (of course) short dreadlocks, wearing a black T-shirt and
> light-colored shorts.
>
> In the similar robbery on July 12 at 1424 Royal St., three 24-year-old
> white men were held up at gunpoint about 1 a.m., ordered to put their
> hands on the wall while the robber lifted their wallets, and then
> forced to lay on the ground while the robber fled. In that case, the
> NOPD arrested Anthony Fields, 21, who is 5'10" tall and weighs 140
> pounds, with short dreadlocks, and was wearing a black T-shirt. But
> Fields is sitting in OPP in lieu of over a half-million dollars' bail.
>
> The lesson is: No matter all the recent successes the 8th District
> NOPD has had in apprehending robbers, they're still out there.
>
> Shoes make the man: A tip from a woman who learned the hard way: When
> you're trying to describe a perpetrator, remember his shoes. A woman
> who signed her email as "Someone who didn't!" says while clothing
> descriptions are important, "many perps wear distinguishing clothing
> that is easily removed, unlike their footwear."
>
> She also says skin "tone" is also important. A black person could be
> light complected, or dark, or somewhere in between. She adds, "A black
> male with close cropped hair or dreadlocks isn't very specific. Check
> out the shoes and skin tone!"
>
> Good points. It may be hard to get an overall description under
> distress, but shoes are often very distinct and if you can remember
> just those details, it might make a difference in identifying a perp.
>
> ***
> NOcrimeline is a summary of some of the recent crimes occurring in the
> French Quarter, Marigny Triangle, and CBD. It does not list all crimes
> reported to the NOPD, but attempts to include those of most interest
> to residents concerned for their own safety.
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> Subject:
> [MarignyBywater] "crime" postings
> From:
> <richardtroyer at bellsouth.net>
> Date:
> Tue, 24 Jul 2007 21:41:19 -0400
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> To:
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>> I object to the posts injecting race into the description of victims
and assailants. The crime is bad enough without racist overtones
injected into the debate. "The "white couple" , The dreadlocked black
man" I would ask the moderator to eliminate these imflammatory posts.
The crimes are bad enough. -D
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>> Date: 2007/07/24 Tue PM 12:00:10 EDT
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>> Subject: MarignyBywater Digest, Vol 16, Issue 18
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