And round and round we go…NOPD windfalls…

Ahem…for reasons of disclosure, let me start out by saying I am a social worker…I am a social worker but I am also not stupid. I’ve worked in some social programs in my day that were, shall we just say, not cost-effective. However, let me also say that those days were a long time ago. Things have changed in my field and now pretty much … Continue reading And round and round we go…NOPD windfalls…

And now, a word from our sponsors…Anarchist version…

And now, a word from our sponsors… Combichrist – Sent to Destroy So, somebody put garbage bags over the NOPD’s cameras? A Republican could have done it, said the cameras were too expensive… A Democrat could have done it, said the cameras were encroaching on privacy rights… A Libertarian could have done it, said the government is meddling too much in business and private affairs.. … Continue reading And now, a word from our sponsors…Anarchist version…

The NOPD report: white man in Jacksonsmith Palais…

I had initially planned to begin and end this post with one simple sentence, “Damn, the NOPD sucks, we knew that, but thanks for spelling it all out for us, in detail, just how much they suck…” But before I hit “publish,” I decided I should perhaps, elaborate on this so I did just that: My former apartment in New Orleans was located at the corner of … Continue reading The NOPD report: white man in Jacksonsmith Palais…

My Two Cents on the Rail…

First, a disclaimer…when the Krewe of Eris rolled down the streets of the Marigny and the Quarter, I was over 1000 miles away. Wasn’t there, didn’t see what happened and I won’t pretend to understand the events of that night from any kind of firsthand knowledge. What I do however understand from my own experiences are things like police over-reaction and brutality, bad-apple syndrome, gentrification and … Continue reading My Two Cents on the Rail…

Overall, It’s Been a Great Week to Be a New Orleans Assassin!

Hello. I kill people for a living. Normally, I don’t really go spreading this around as I find it can get in the way of my job, but after the events of this week, I just can’t help myself. Ten years now of having to be all secretive, of having to always respond to questions like, “Hey, what do you do for a living?” with … Continue reading Overall, It’s Been a Great Week to Be a New Orleans Assassin!

Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond

Criminal charges being considered against BP in Gulf oil rig tragedy – Times Picayune Hurricanes May Carry Toxic Chemicals from Crude Oil and Dispersant Inland – Washington Blog FDA’s standards for Gulf seafood may be lower than those in past oil spills – Press Register John McCain Says He’s Too Old and Tired for Any New Ideas of His Own – HuffingtonPost ‘Censoring’ of Craigslist … Continue reading Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond

Prosecutors try to make videotaping the police a crime

Before I begin, if you are one of the few people left in this country who believe the police never commit a crime, never abuse their authority or inflict brutality on the citizens they are sworn to protect, you should probably stop reading now. Go on, click on outta here. I respect your opinion, I just think you’re absolutely wrong. Okay, still with me? Good. … Continue reading Prosecutors try to make videotaping the police a crime