I rarely watch local TV. If I do it’s a DVR recording so I can fast forward through the commercials and the crime reports. But, crime reports are at least 75% of the “news” so it’s rarely worth it fire up the DVR.
If I was interested in the crime reports I’d read the email blasts that I get from the local police station. Here’s today’s offering:
Shooting – 9000 blk Edinburgh
The victim stated he entered a friend’s vehicle to drive to the store
when he heard gunshots. The victim stated he then observed he had
been shot. The victim stated he jumped from the vehicle and fled for
his safety. The victim stated he did not see any perpetrator or
Aggravated Battery by Shooting – Olive & Hollygrove
On Saturday, 07/05/2008 at about 3:24 a.m., the victim and his cousin
had stopped at the intersection of Olive and Hollygrove Streets.
According to the victim, he heard several shots in the area and drove
off. While driving from the location the victim noticed that he had
been shot in the left side of the hip. The victim’s cousin then
transported him to Tulane Hospital.
Aggravated Battery by Shooting – 9000 Block of Edinburgh
The victim stated he had entered a friend’s vehicle to drive to the
store when he heard several gunshots. Realizing that he had been
wounded he fled the area for his safety. The victim was unable or
unwilling to describe the suspect.
Aggravated Battery by Shooting – Milan & S Tonti
On Saturday, 07/05/2008 at about 11:20 p.m., the victims were at the
intersection of Milan Street and South Tonti Street. The victims
reported hearing several shots and observed that the driver was struck
in the face and the rear driver’s side passenger was also struck in
the right hand.
Perhaps we should be broadcasting Bill Cosby’s speech at this year’s Essence Festival instead of the local crime reports. Sadly, there are people who regard shooting as normal behavior. Then again, maybe it is in New Orleans.