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In Bourbon Street shooting,
6 out-of-state visitors injured

Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA], by Helen Freund

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/1/2014 5:46:49 PM

As the investigation into the Bourbon Street shooting continued Tuesday, police confirmed that six of the victims were visitors from out of state, including a woman from Australia. NOPD spokeswoman Hilal Williams sent out a press release shortly before 2:30 p.m., which included a change in what authorities had previously said - that six of the victims were women and four were men. But victim nr. 7, who police previously identified as a woman, is in fact a 22-year-old New Orleans man, who was treated and has since been released from the hospital. The wounded included a 21-year-old woman

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Ray Nagin´s Chocolate City has returned to full flower, providing thrills and chills to any and all bystanders who venture within bullet range of what they like to call "at-risk populations." (Of course, it´s the rest of us who are at risk, but that´s part of the Marxist linguistic game.)

Feckless police chief identifies the assailants only as "cowardly young men," fails to see the irony in his own refusal to better describe the usual suspects. And on it goes.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 7/1/2014 6:19:33 PM     (No. 9907508)

Haven´t been to Bourbon Street in 22 years.
Last time was my last time.
Wouldn´t go there after midnight without my own SWAT team

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 7/1/2014 7:01:42 PM     (No. 9907554)

Didn´t know they had polar bears in the southern hemisphere...


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Reply 3 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/1/2014 7:04:53 PM     (No. 9907558)

I visited New Orleans once, and that was the last time. The occult was pervasive; NO is Satan´s playground.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nwpa, 7/1/2014 7:21:46 PM     (No. 9907575)

I love the French Quarter, but you have to be aware of the crowd when you´re there. Some nights it´s a very fun evening, and there are no problems. Especially if there´s a Saints game that night. Other nights there must be concerts that bring a different crowd to the area. I would not stay out until almost 30 a.m. though. My daughter´s were there during Memorial Day, and they had one great night as they, and many other people were celebrating bachelorette/bachelor parties. The next night was not as safe so they went back to the apartment to enjoy themselves. I feel sorry for the people that were shot. It must have been very traumatic for the everyone there.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 7/2/2014 12:18:07 AM     (No. 9907834)

I have enjoyed New Orleans many times through the years, whether on vacation or on business. We especially love Preservation Hall.

The last time we went was about fifteen years ago. We had a little apartment on St. Ann St. in a wrought iron gated courtyard---just a brief walk from Jackson Square. Sublime---perfect way to visit the French Quarter.

While we enjoyed the music, the food, the City Racetrack, and the old historic sites as before, we decided to make that our last visit to New Orleans.

What had been an exotic but aged courtesan of a spot had become a pock-marked dirtyleg. Before, the seediness of Bourbon St. fell away as we walked toward Jackson Square. This time, however, Bourbon oozed outside its boundaries. The gay crowd in particular just couldn´t seem to keep things private. It was so very sad.

So we´ll remember the French Quarter as it was in the old days.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/2/2014 6:50:52 AM     (No. 9907911)

I loved to visit New Orleans but haven´t been there for some time, at least since we moved to FL. I can see it, though, using my cam sites. I have one looking down on Bourbon Street and it also has a link to the cam at Cat´s Meow Karaoke which is very entertaining. Another cam is at Jackson Square. Safer than being there, but just not the same.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tank, 7/2/2014 9:04:34 AM     (No. 9908073)

There is more to NOLA than Bourbon Street, booze, and the occult. But don´t let that change your mind.

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