It happened not long after midnight in the 1000 block of North Salcedo Street. Officers found the body of an unidentified man lying in the street.I think this is right around the corner from Pal's bar.
Police said he’d been shot in the chest and died on the scene.
I am no expert in criminology. I am not posting about murders all the time because I like it. I am also not posting about murders to point out the negative.
That's not my goal.
Mayor Nagin said at a recent crime meeting:
Most intelligent people out in our community are looking for that balance. Some folk is just negative and that’s just the way they going to be. And there’s nothing we can do about that. But for the majority of our citizens, it’s incumbent upon us to give you the truth and to give you the facts so you can really understand what’s going on.I hope that I am not one of the negative folk. I am trying to be a member of the positive folk. I want "to give you the truth and to give you the facts so you can really understand what’s going on."
And to my friends who keep trying to portray the city in its worst light: Stop. Even when they talk about murders and violent crimes, they link it up to other parishes around this area to make it seem like New Orleans is totally out of control.
And murders are going on.
The NOPD, the city, the state, the federal government, and the community are doing what they can to stop the murders.
But they are still going on. That's all I want to point out.
17 days into August, 13 murders. 229 days into the year, 124 murders. A murder every 1.8 days, about a murder every other day. At this rate, 73 more people will die a violent death this year.
That's too much. Right?