Very quietly: You can't accuse the NOPD of tooting its own horn in this case, but they managed to arrest a suspect early last month in 1 of 2 robberies in the 1300 block of Royal Street early the month before.
Neighbors in the vicinity of those 2 robberies (Royal between Barracks Street and Esplanade Avenue) were on edge after the robbery 10.10.08 of 2 women, both 24, and a man, 27, who were out walking just after midnight, when a man who hopped out of car and held them up at gunpoint.
Cop killing indictment: A federal grand jury on Thursday (12.11.08) indicted Ameal Parker (right), 46, for the murder of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent from Houston attending an anti-crime conference in New Orleans who was beaten to death and robbed before Hurricane Gustav.
Can't anybody here shoot straight?: It took a long time, but perhaps this is what really happened in the shooting at Harrah's Casino last Saturday night (12.6.08):
Did he or didn't he?: In the only report the 8th District put out this week, Maj. Edwin Hosli said his officers arrested a 38-year-old guy after he pulled a knife on his girlfriend during an argument at Loyola and Tulane avenues before fleeing on a RTA bus.
Speaking of which: Paul Starr, who was so viciously attacked by a black gangster last month while walking to Matassa's Market, recently showed up at a municipal court hearing for his attacker after learning about it on NOcrimeline. He had not received any official notice from the city attorney's office, so prosecutors were surprised he was there.