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...I allow myself to read nola.com - the comments, the stories, the articles - and it makes me very, very afraid. This isn’t to say New Orleans is a bad place to live. Again, I love New Orleans - it just scares the hell out of me...
...Maybe it has to do with being mugged at 4:00 in the afternoon, walking my daughter home from school on Carrollton Avenue. Or maybe it has to do with going to bed, looking out the window, and seeing someone on my porch, attempting to still my plastic lawn chairs that I bought for $4 each at Dollar General. Or maybe it is the comments made to me when I pick my daughter up from her publis school. Or maybe I am just not cut out to live in the city, any city. I have developed the coping skills for living in a city, especially this city. But I love this city. I really do.
...and Times-Pic writer Keith Spera:
Baby asleep, dinner plates put away, the evening reverie of Jan. 5 is shattered by a half-dozen sharp reports, tightly clustered at irregular intervals.
Through the open kitchen window, the gunshots sound as close as the neighbor's yard. We later learn they originated three blocks away at North Dupre and St. Ann streets, fired at 47-year-old Kirk Dugar Sr.
Thirty-six hours later, his blood still pooled on the black steel steps where he died. A blue cigarette lighter lay near a scrap of crime scene tape.
It was not the first time I've heard someone die.Once again, the lives of all of New Orleans' citizens are at stake.
What will we do this time?
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