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reason #431345136 New orleans should be washed away

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  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Infant, 5 others shot near Mardi Gras parade route

    NEW ORLEANS – A Mardi Gras parade erupted into chaos on Fat Tuesday when a series of gunshots struck six people, including an infant. The infant was not seriously injured and two suspects were in custody, police said. The shootings happened near the Garden District about 1:40 p.m. after the last major parade of the celebration, Rex, had ended. Hundreds of truck floats that follow the parade were passing when gunfire broke out.

    "It sounded like a string of fireworks, so I knew it was more than one shooter," said Toni Labat, 29, a limousine company manager. She was with her two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.

    "Everybody was petrified. They hit the ground, the floats stopped, everybody on the floats ducked," Labat said.

    Labat said one man dragged himself on the ground screaming for help after being wounded and another man was gasping for air and bleeding from his mouth.
    Police spokesman Bob Young said the victims were taken to local hospitals. The conditions of all the victims were not immediately available, but Young said the infant was grazed by a bullet and not seriously hurt.

    Dr. Jim Parry, 41, a surgeon who was with a gathering of doctors near the shooting site, ran over to tend to one man who he said had been shot in the abdomen. "He kept asking me, 'Was I shot? Was I shot?'"

    Paramedics arrived and took over for the Air Force reservist.

    "I'm off to Afghanistan this summer. Damn, this is more dangerous than Afghanistan," Parry said.

    Two male suspects, ages 18 and 20, were in custody and three weapons believed used in the shooting had been recovered, Young said. Their identities have not been released.

    It was not immediately clear whether the gunfire was random or if the shooters were aiming for the victims.

    The violence along the oak-lined Uptown streetcar line marred what had been a generally peaceful day of revelry in which hundreds of thousands of people partied in the streets on the final day of Carnival. Another shooting was reported on Friday night after an argument, but otherwise, the event was generally problem-free.

    Beau Beals, 45, said he was outside a house party on St. Charles Avenue when the shooting erupted. He said he and other revelers tossed children over a metal fence to get them to safety, but others kept waiting for beads and other trinkets being tossed from the floats as if nothing had happened.

    "They had an ambulance out here picking the guy up off the street and people didn't stop vying for throws," Beals said.
     
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    Hmmm.

    Uneducated white trash OR black. Take your bets now.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    That's wrong, but funny.
     
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    The truth is worse. Whether you're black or white, racist or not - I have one word that pretty much sums it up.


    Haitians.
     
  7. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    it's not the haitians that are the problem. yes, they are "A" problem, but not the problem in new orleans. it's a combination of the shitty laws there and the gang violence.
     
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    Tell me life, everywhere, wouldn't improve one thousand percent if the Haitians were eradicated off the face of the earth .

    Haitians only reproduce through rape, and Haiti has had $100 on the island since 1965 - It's economy is based off of beating the Haitian holder of the 100 dollar bill and taking it.
     
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