Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

February 25, 2009

The Gret Stet of Guns

Filed under: Crime,Louisiana,New Orleans,NOPD — Morwen Madrigal @ 5:43 pm

Shootings abound in the city. Most of us fret and think it is all the problems of our police force.

THIS is the reason why law enforcment, especially as it relates to violent crimes is almost impossible to do.

January 19, 2009

Our Friend Wendy Was Killed Saturday Night

Filed under: Creole,Fuckmooks,My Community,New Orleans,NOPD — Morwen Madrigal @ 1:55 pm

(Because have pinched nerve n my back that is bacliking it hard to type, for now here’s the links, and the suspects.

I am heartbroken and beyond anger right now.

Update- Here, here, here

January 13, 2009

What a Crock of Shit

Filed under: New Orleans,NOPD — Morwen Madrigal @ 7:24 pm

Just fuck me now.

January 5, 2009

Wear Red Comrade!

Filed under: Crime,Event,New Orleans,NOLA Politics,NOPD,Politicians,Sinn Fein — Morwen Madrigal @ 10:53 pm


January 9-
“Strike Against Crime”

One week from today, on January 9, 2009, we will Strike Against

Crime to send a message to the New Orleans city leadership—

and to each other—that we continue to stand in solidarity as a

city, determined to defy the violence that grips our streets and

neighborhoods.  The year has not begun well: Three murders

scarred the city during the first 12 hours of 2009, and armed

robberies have been prevalent over the past week.

What would happen if the fear and danger we all live with

were to shut down our participation in the amazing energy

that defines New Orleans?  What if every business that

feels threatened by crime were to close, and every

frightened citizen to stay home?  These are the

questions that moved us to call for a “Strike” next week.

We are not asking that citizens necessarily stay home

from work—that would be too detrimental to many

families and to the small businesses that fill New

Orleans. But we are asking that you find some way

to express the toll violence takes on your individual

life, the lives of your family and neighbors, and your

jobs and businesses. We have already heard from

many of you who plan to take public, pro-active

actions that speak both to the crushing violence,

and to the under-served community needs that

could challenge this violence.

Beginning this weekend, we will post a list of planned

actions and activities for Friday, January 9 and the

Strike Against Crime.  For now, we have two specific

requests for participation:
1. If you are a retail business owner, please join us in

contributing 5% of next Friday’s sales to a public safety

or social justice-oriented non-profit organization.

This amount will mirror your city sales tax contribution

for one day.  SilenceIsViolence will provide a list of

suggested non-profit organizations, with brief

descriptions of their missions, to be beneficiaries

of these donations.
2. We have printed yard signs that will serve as crime

self-reporting tools for next week and beyond.

“Crime Happened Here” signs will be available

beginning today at Sound Cafe and through

neighborhood organizations.  We ask that people

use them to mark known crime locations before

next Friday’s strike.

If you have an activity or demonstration that you are

planning for next Friday, please let us know what it is

and we will share the information as part of this citywide

event.  Some examples include: youth resources tables

in playgrounds around town; a community soccer event

to highlight the need for community activities; a Peace

motorcade through violence-ridden neighborhoods; a

public film screening with an anti-violence message.

Use your imagination and send us your plans.

Wherever you are next Friday, wear something red.

This is how we will signal our pledge to each other to

start the peace within our own families and communities.

This speaks for itself Gentle Readers. I’m a member

of the Irish Channel Republican Army and I will be

wearing red to show solidarity with my brothers and

sisters in the battle for our city and the fight against

unbridled violence.

It’s up to us Darlin’s- Sinn Fein!

November 29, 2008

NOPD’s Riley Tells Us To Not Drink the Water

A few days back I set up a petition to get our worthless Mayor, one C. Ray Nagin, to fire the mindless oaf he put in place to be the Superintendent of the NOPD due to missing monies and evidence from NOPD’s storage places. It was also about NOPD’s dismall performance when it comes to stopping crime in our little city.

Today’s Editorial in the Times-Picayune is entitled “Don’t Drink the Water” in relation to NOPD’s Riley conjectoring that maybe the river water is to blame for t5he crime stats.

Warren Riley is a major fuckmook moron, and he MUST BE REMOVED as the head of the NOPD.

November 25, 2008

Petition To Remove Warren Riley NOW!

Eli inspired me, so here it goes-

A petition to remove Warren Riley now from the NOPD.

We are the NOLA Bloggers. We fight for our city, and it’s time to throw some weight around. The future of New Orleans depends on this.

October 6, 2008

Gentilly Fest 2008 This Saturday

Filed under: Event,Firemen,Gentilly,New Orleans,NOPD — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:42 pm

The Gentilly Civic Improvement Association (GCIA) is proud to announce Gentiily Fest 2008 this Saturday 10/11. The Fest will be held at Ponchartrian Park from 11am til 7 pm.

This is the first all things “Gentilly” festival ever held. Great entertainments, arts & crafts and lots of good food. Eighty percent of the proceeds go to support our first responders- NOPD and NOFD.

Be there!

July 17, 2008

Disband the NOPD NOW!

Filed under: Crime,Insanity,Nagin's Minions,NOLA Politics,NOPD — Morwen Madrigal @ 2:27 pm

I’ve been Blogging on the topic for the last week or so (been screaming about it since 2002), but this latest incident really enrages me.

A female cop gets pissed at another car picking up kids from a youth center and then whips out her gun whilst screaming “Bitch” at the other driver? There are lots of kids in the area? The cop who comes to investigate can’t do anything since he didn’t find the person who called 911, and then tells the woman she should have shot the guy who asked that she put the gun down because kids were around?

I am now way beyond being fucking pissed off with these fuckmooks. This shit is beyond belief.

This is just down-right freakin’ evil. These CREATURES think they RULE, and that’s not their job. They are to serve and protect. They are the ones that should have calm mentalities in order to handle situations, and instead these people are raging lunatics. Is this the kind of product the NOPD school is creating?

Being a cop means you should be respected, but it does not mean you are a god. I’m beginning to see no difference between the gun-toting crackheads and much of the NOPD.

We, as a community must redo our police department. It’s up to us to end this crap.

July 12, 2008

More NOPD Crap

I’m going to wind up in Orleans Parish Prison for going after this.

I have stated things about my mixed Bloodline before, so there is no Racist taint to what I’m getting ready to type. (I’m a Colored Intersexed person living as a woman for the newcomers here)

It is time to remove the Black fucks who are screwing up our city. I don’t fucking give a damn what Race someone is, I just want them to do their JOB and not screw with folks that have their own lives and thoughts. The City gov’mit seems to just do whatever they desire and screw the rest of us.

I didn’t sign on for this shit. I just want to live my life and there are fucking morons screwing up every thing about being able to live here.  We have the best house in the city and we are going to sink mega-bucks into a business here, and these shitheads are the ones that “run” this place? Just bend me over now.

To quote the late Ashley Morris: “Fuck You, You Fucking Fucks”.

There are many good folks in this city trying to rebuild, enhance and make it a place that people would want to live in. You fuckmooks are screwing all of our work up.

Look at Nagin’s fuck-buddys, the damn Jefferson family’s indictments. The shit that passes for “normality” that we the people don’t aspire to. This is our city, not yours. We live here and like it.

You bitches and bastards are screwing us over for your power grabs and your bank accounts. It’s time to purge the entire lot of you. New Orleans and Her people do not need you.

The people of New Orleans are well past being tired of your crap and soon we WILL end your shit. You will go down and go down hard. This is OUR city you assholes!

Sinn Fein!

Sorry you fucks at City Hall… I call B/S on your actions and priorities. You are demented Racist mooks that only care about yourselves. Where is the Social Contract in that?

July 11, 2008

NOPD Catches “Major” Criminals…

Filed under: Crime,Fuckmooks,Insanity,Nagin's Minions,New Orleans,NOPD — Morwen Madrigal @ 1:48 pm

my fucking tush.

Yes, NOPD has come up and defended us by baiting and trapping homeless folks: (and I’m giving you all of the report before the Pigs haul me off to jail)

“Editor’s Note: This story begins a three-part series on how police and prosecutors are spending public resources seeking lengthy prison sentences for non-violent, low-level crimes.

NEW ORLEANS – A pack of Kool cigarettes, a can of Budweiser and a box of Boston Baked Beans sat on the dashboard of an unlocked car with the windows rolled down at 1732 Canal St.

Somewhere nearby two New Orleans Police Department officers watched and waited for someone to reach into the bait car and snatch the items.

They wouldn’t have to wait long, as the police parked the car just one block away from a homeless encampment under the Claiborne Avenue overpass, where dozens of desperate, hungry and addicted people lived in a makeshift village of tents.

The first arrest was made at 12:25 p.m. June 10 when police say the initial suspect took the bait and stole a can of beer. The second arrest was made at 4:05 p.m. when police say a second suspect took the cigarettes, beer and candy.

For stealing less than $6 in items, the police charged the two homeless men with simple burglary, a felony that can carry up to 12 years in prison. Neither suspect had any prior arrests in Orleans Parish.

A month later, the men remain in Orleans Parish Prison awaiting court dates and the possibility they will spend the better part of the next decade in state prison.

“I don’t know what the policing justification is for such an action,” said Pamela Metzger, associate professor of law at Tulane University Law School. “But on a fundamental human level, it smacks of a meanness, a pettiness, a spitefulness that has no place in a city as broken as this one. It’s a way of manufacturing offenses that may not have otherwise existed.”

Resource allocation

At a time when the number of homicides in New Orleans continues to rise to record numbers, many question whether a sting operation designed to entice homeless people to commit felonies is the best use of public resources.

Not only does it take police officers off the street, but it clogs the courts and forces public defenders and the district attorney to use their limited resources and manpower to litigate “trivial offenses” instead of focusing efforts on more serious cases like homicide, said Bill Quigley, a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans.

“People are still dying left and right and yet we’re playing games with baked beans and Kool cigarettes,” Quigley said. “The police officers who did this should be personally embarrassed and their superiors and the elected officials who knew about this should go to confession.”

The NOPD did not respond to requests for comment, but Superintendent Warren Riley has previously defended the practice of arresting people for minor crimes as a useful way of catching habitual offenders.

At a legislative committee hearing in October, Riley said officers will arrest someone for a minor offense such as trespassing if that person has a history of burglary arrests.

But during the car sting, officers not only arrested six people with no prior arrests, they also charged them with felonies.

The “car burglary sting,” as one police report called the operation, took place June 10 and 11 in three locations and netted at least eight arrests. Of those eight arrests, six of the suspects had no prior offenses in Orleans Parish, one suspect was convicted of automated teller machine fraud in 1999 and a second had two drug possession convictions.

Police charged all eight suspects, two of whom were listed as homeless, with felonious simple burglary instead of a lesser misdemeanor that would have carried a small fine and, at most, a few months in prison.

Sting or entrapment?

It is not uncommon for police to conduct a “catch and release” operation in search of people with outstanding warrants for violent offenses such as murder, rape or armed robbery, Metzger said.

“That makes sense. But what doesn’t make sense is holding these folks on felony charges if there’s not some other serious charge out there.”

Judson Mitchell, pro bono coordinator for the Loyola Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, called into question the legality of such a sting, claiming it could be classified as entrapment.

It also could violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment by targeting a specific group of people, said Marjorie Esman, executive director of the ACLU Foundation of Louisiana.

It’s no coincidence the NOPD specifically chose as bait Kool cigarettes, a product known to be favored by African-Americans, and beer to attract the homeless, many of whom are alcoholics, she said.

No one could offer an explanation why the NOPD chose to use Boston Baked Beans as part of the sting.

“They’re going after a certain class of people to encourage them to commit petty crimes in order to get those people out of the general population,” Esman said. “What they’re doing, essentially, is prosecuting people for being hungry, poor and homeless. But you can’t arrest someone for being hungry, poor and homeless. So they said, ‘We’ll make them break the law.’ You create temptation and then punish them for being tempted. Not only is it bad police work of questionable legality, but it’s also really bad policy because it’s a huge waste of taxpayer resources.”

The district attorney has 60 days to accept or refuse the charges against a suspect. It costs $23.39 per day to house an inmate in Orleans Parish Prison. If it takes the district attorney 60 days to decide the fate of the eight people arrested in the sting, the cost to the taxpayer for incarcerating them in parish prison would be $11,227.20.

Should anyone be convicted, the cost of housing an inmate in state prison for one year is $14,815.

“This doesn’t help society because it creates a revolving door of people who are on and off the street without doing anything to help rehabilitate them or give them the skills they need to get off the street,” Esman said.

Mike Miller is director of supportive housing placement for Unity of Greater New Orleans, a homeless advocacy group. He called the actions of the NOPD “extremely disappointing.”

“They’re allocating these resources to prosecute the homeless as opposed to protecting them,” Miller said. “We’ve been trying to get police protection at Canal and Claiborne for six months as a deterrent for the people who have been preying on the homeless and we’ve had very little cooperation.”

Effectiveness in question

So the question remains: Why would the NOPD conduct such a sting and charge six people with no prior arrests with felonies for stealing planted cigarettes, beer and candy?

Stings are generally conducted to deter criminals in high-crime areas, but there was only one burglary, two auto thefts and no incidents of simple theft in the vicinity of the homeless encampment between May 24 and June 23, according to NOPD crime statistics.

During that same period the French Quarter and Central Business District had 45 simple thefts, 25 auto thefts and three burglaries. Yet there are no records to indicate the NOPD set up a bait car in those neighborhoods.

Whatever the reason behind the sting, the only thing it will accomplish is wasting public resources at a time when they cannot be spared, Quigley said.

“The police can charge them with felonies if they want, but there’s not a judge or jury in the city that will count that as a felony. So all it will do is use up the resources of the DA, the public defender, the judges and everybody else.

“It’s like mosquito control with nuclear weapons. The sad thing is that the cops are sitting at this corner hidden when what they ought to do is stand on the corner in plain sight and protect everybody instead of attacking the people with the least resources and the most mental and physical problems. This is Jay Leno material and another embarrassment to the city.”•”

This pisses me off to the fucking Nth degree. I see the cars with blacked-out windows and guys with AK-47s rolling down our street everyday, and the pigs (yes, I’m going back to the ’60s lingo) are fucking with shit that they set the stage for.This cannot stand.

I now have no confidence or trust in our police department. Whether this shit comes from that fat Warren Riley or some insane Ward commander, I don’t care. The entire NOPD must be purged. “To serve and protect” means nothing to these uniformed thugs.

We have the highest murder rate in the country and these pigs are going after the most helpless of folks instead of standing up and doing their real J.O.B.. These fuckmooks are the laziest and most cowardly shits I have ever seen. (And I did MP duty when in the Military… I know the job) The only law enforcement I can trust now is the National Guard here.

Disband ALL of the NOPD and use the Guard until our city can build a true police force.

(Sidepiece- Betts was pulled over for a non-event last year and I was the one being fucked with because the Black cop had a “problem” with me being me and my ID having a different kind of name from my real persona. I had to stand behind our car, in the glare of a spotlight, and answer questions barked over a loudspeaker. It was fucking humiliating, and you Gentle Readers know that I do not forget this kind of stuff.)

And this ultimately falls on our bald-headed Mayor, No-See-Um Ray Nagin. His job is to work for the people of the city, and he has let the thugs, both NOPD and the Crack-heads, run bat-shit insane wild.

I now go to prep myself for the coming incarceration by the bullshit, dickless, chickenshit NOPD. (and stock up my hidden room)

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