Who knows?: Some are saying that those vanquished in their attempt to pass a "security district" tax at the polls Saturday are already blaming the defeat for recent crimes in and around the French Quarter. It's hard to know what the proposed rent-a-cops could have done, but here's what the real 8th District cops had to deal with:
- Sunday (10.3.10) 10:20 p.m.: Two white guys in their early 20's walking in the 600 block of St. Philip Street (between Chartres and Royal streets) were robbed by 2 black thugs who pulled pistols and demanded the victims' cash. The victims gave it up and the robbers fled on foot, turning on Chartres toward Esplanade Avenue.
- Sunday (10.3.10) 9:00 p.m.: A white couple, no age given, walking in the 400 block of Julia Street (near Constance Street) were held up at gunpoint by a black guy whose buddy stood watch. The robbers fled on foot up Constance toward Calliope Street.
- Saturday (10.2.10) 4:47 a.m.: Two 20-year-old white guys walking in the 400 block of Decatur Street (between Conti and St. Louis streets) were robbed when a tan Toyota Camry pulled up next to them and 2 big black dudes got out and pulled a gun on them, demanding their money. The robbers then sped off in the car toward Canal Street.
- Saturday (10.2.10) 4:30 a.m.: A few minutes earlier a similar thing happened to a 21-year-old white kid--he thinks. He's not sure where he was in the French Quarter, but thinks it was on Bourbon Street (the crime map shows it as "334 Royal St.", location of the 8th District station house--the location the cops use when a victim doesn't know where he became a victim). He said a car pulled up next to him and a black guy got out and pointed a pistol at him, then took all his money. The victim didn't report the crime until 1:45 p.m. for Bourbon Street-induced reasons.
- Sunday (10.3.10) 3:35 a.m.: A 19-year-old white woman walking in the 500 block of Esplanade Avenue (between Decatur and Chartres streets) had her purse grabbed by a white guy who fled on foot toward Elysian Fields Avenue.
- Friday (10.1.10) 4:40 a.m.?p.m.? (take your choice: it was listed as "a.m." on the crime map and "p.m." on the report--and "6:16 a.m." on the crime list): An 18-year-old white boy walking in the 1000 block of Royal Street (between St. Philip Street and Ursulines Avenue) when a black guy came by and grabbed his keys from him, then fled toward Esplanade Avenue.
- Tuesday (9.28.10) 10:56 p.m.: A 46-year-old white woman walking in the 400 block of Dauphine Street (between Conti and St. Louis streets) had her purse snatched by a white guy (have you notice that more and more white guys are joining the ranks of the robbers?).
- Monday (9.27.10) 1:30 a.m.: A 48-year-old white woman walking in the 1000 block of Ursulines Avenue (between N. Rampart and Burgundy streets) was knocked to the ground by a black thug who took her property from her pockets. She didn't bother reporting the crime until 11:45 a.m.
Crimes last week in the 8th District
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Theft, 415 Dauphine, 9:44 a.m.
Auto Theft, 334 Royal, 12:06 p.m.
Theft, 833 Poydras, 5:25 p.m.
Theft, 135 St Charles, 8:49 a.m.
Simple Robbery, 1000 Ursulines, 11:45 a.m.
Auto Burglary, N Rampart & St Ann, 14:37 p.m.
Bicycle Theft, 300 Canal, 3:24 p.m.
Auto Theft, 300 N Diamond, 4:24 p.m.
Auto Theft, 300 Camp, 5:16 p.m.
Theft, 739 Canal, 7:52 p.m.
Auto Burglary, 619 S Peters, 9:52 a.m.
Auto Burglary, 619 S Peters, 10:39 a.m.
Theft, 209 Decatur, 1:05 p.m.
Theft, 400 Dauphine, 1:13 p.m.
Theft, 1500 Sugar Bowl, 2:25 p.m.
Auto Theft, Pauger & N Rampart, 7:43 p.m.
Purse Snatching , 400 Dauphine, 10:51 p.m.
Residence Burglary , 1119 Dauphine, 9:02 p.m.
Auto Theft, Carondelet & Girod, 8:45 a.m.
Auto Theft, 600 Barracks, 10:42 a.m.
Theft, 536 Bienville, 5:08 p.m.
Shoplifting, 840 Canal, 5:19 p.m.
Bicycle Theft, Esplanade & Frenchmen, 9:44 p.m.
Aggravated Battery, 300 O'Keefe, 11:32 p.m.
Auto Burglary, N Rampart & St Ann, 11:53 p.m.
Theft, 819 St Louis, 1:42 a.m.
Theft, 511 Bourbon, 3:10 a.m.
Armed Robbery, 400 Decatur, 4:52 a.m.
Armed Robbery, 334 Royal, 1:46 p.m.
Theft, 503 Bourbon, 9:19 p.m.