Monday, January 08, 2007

A current employer of mine asked me if I lived in the neighborhood where artist, filmmaker, and mom Helen Hill was killed. To her great relief, I told her I lived in the lower Garden District, but I did know someone who lived only four blocks away from Hill's home. It's just awful, what's happening with these murders in general. "At this rate, there just won't be a city," my employer said.

Indeed, this fellow NOLA blogger, who is way closer physically to the site of the Hill murder and a few other choice murders, details a planned march on City Hall in these parts, and then he skillfully dissects the pros and cons of this strategy of the citizens taking the city back from these damned killers. Overall, he is for the march, as am I. And there does need to be a massive follow-through on the part of the march's participants. This all may seem like yet another thing to deal with on top of all the other recovery efforts, but dealing with the scope and the scale of this violence is VITALLY important to recovery.

When people are breaking down doors just to take your life, I'd say that's worth a march.

2 comments:

Maitri said...

If you live in the LGD, like me, you live closer to where Helen Hill was murdered than Adrastos does.

Leigh C. said...

Yes, I do live in the LGD. That's why I was so mad that I was unable to participate in the march. Grrrraggarrrrrgggghhhhhh.....