Attempted murder, actually: A young punk who was charged with 2 armed robberies a year ago in the 8th District beat an attempted murder rap last Wednesday (5.28.08) in Criminal District Court.
James Allen, 20, still must face a charge of armed robbery in the French Quarter in which the victim essentially apprehended him. A black dude with dreadlocks and wearing a blue bandanna over his face pushed a white man, walking near the corner of Chartres and Gov. Nicholls streets at 3:19 a.m. on 5.1.07, into a doorway and demanded money.
Calizza's birthday is in a couple of weeks--let's hope she doesn't come to the French Quarter to celebrate.
Not really robbery, was it?: Back in the early morning hours of 3.26.08, at 4:05 a.m. to be exact, a 34-year-old white guy went with a woman to her room at 608 Iberville St. for purposes we can only imagine. Once there, her real boyfriend allegedly pulled a pistol and demanded the victim's cellphone and wallet, which contained $71.
The moral of this story, as you might imagine, has to do with the fact the DA made the armed robbery charge go away, leaving only a minor drug charge.
Hey, copper: Catching a copper thief is probably not the easiest things for cops to do, but the police did manage to apprehend Billy Black, 38, for the alleged theft of copper in the 1000 block of Canal Street (by Burgundy Street/University Place). They charged him with theft over $500 and criminal trespass.
White boys can't be convicted: We just heard about it today, but back on 4.23.08 the DA decided not to prosecute a white guy for possession of heroin--just like 2 other charges against him for possession of crack and cocaine that have been dropped in the last 2 years.
Hard to tell why he's getting all these breaks. Black dudes rarely do.