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Monday, July 11, 2011

Police Kill Man Over Shirtlessness on Bourbon Street

Police shot and killed a man on Bourbon Street early on Sunday, July 10th, after he got into an altercation with a bouncer at the Bourbon Street Blues Company nightclub over not wearing a t-shirt, a small problem that should never have escalated to gunfire. Bouncers are notorious on Bourbon for their bad decisions, escalation of situations, and aggressive brutality, all backed up by the NOPD, who are always nearby, watching with approval, if not actively participating.

The guy who was killed had a gun, and allegedly flashed it at the bouncer, in what was surely a drunken display of bravado, as he was leaving the BBC after being kicked out for not wearing a T-shirt. The bouncer could have left it at that, but he chased the guy, and the NOPD got involved, creating an escalating situation that ended with a dead young man and bullets flying around on Bourbon Street, which isn't safe for anyone, and a tragedy for the man's family and friends.

The inability for police and bouncers to choose the de-escalation of a situation over maintaining their absolute control and ability to punish all law violators puts everyone in more danger than if they had let this drunk guy wander off and cool down. This is just another example of how the cops don't keep us safe, they actually put us all in more danger, and this time it lead to another sad ending of a young man's life. We live in a city where the war of Capital against people has undergone metamorphosis into a violence that shoots out in all directions. Until that war of the rich against all others has ended, a war now hundreds of years old, the insanely violent society it catalyzes outward in all directions will never end.
When 2 particles collide, quantum particles explode from that one point of impact in hundreds of diverging directions. The longer the time after impact, the more divergent the effects of the collision become, and the harder to trace back to their original source.

4 comments:

  1. Crime doesn't come out of nowhere. Incidents like these do not just happen randomly, or because there are "bad people" out there.
    For an anarchist take on the causes and solutions to crime, since what our society has been doing is OBVIOUSLY NOT WORKING, please check out:
    http://bit.ly/npl5L4

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  3. From: http://www.katc.com/news/relatives-speak-out-about-police-shooting-death-in-new-orleans/

    Relatives of the New Iberia man shot and killed on Bourbon Street last Sunday are speaking out about the incident, saying they believe there's more to the story and asking for justice for his death.

    25-year-old Justin Schaubert was fatally shot early Sunday morning by New Orleans Police after an altercation that started inside a bar and went out into the street.

    "He's a father, people don't think about that and they're out here making him like he's some kind of gun slinging lunatic and he's not, he's a great person," said Schaubert's step-mother, Wanda Schaubert.

    Police said Justin Schaubert pulled out a gun at a Bourbon Street nightclub after being told to put on a shirt or leave. Bouncers then chased him into the street where there was a struggle and one of the bouncers was grazed by a bullet in the back of the head. Police said Schaubert then shot at a police officer who fired back, killing Schaubert.

    "If you're going to look into the background of the police and the way things are handled in the quarter, we have to take a second look at this case to make sure that everything was properly handled," said the Schaubert's attorney, David Groner. "We don't know that, all we have is a short video clip with an official version and yet we're hearing more information and more information that comes out, and you know we're asking for a more complete investigation."

    Schaubert's parents and Groner say they believe he was shot several times and that there's more to the story than what police are telling them.

    "I feel it's unjustified to be shot so many times," said his father, Jody Schaubert.

    "They could have tried tazing him, shoot him in the arm or leg maybe take him down. But to shoot him nine times, that's excessive force, I don't care how you look at it," said Wanda Schaubert.

    Relatives have made tee-shirts and necklaces with Justin Schaubert's face on them, not only to remember their loved one, but also as part of their quest for justice.

    "Dead or alive I am going to protect my children, I do plan to get to the bottom of this, for his children's sake and for him to be able to rest in peace," said Wanda Schaubert.

    They're now asking the public for any information or video that shows what happened to Schaubert that night.

    "We need more information, it is not complete as it is," said Groner.

    "Please come forward and help us just clear his name, that's all we ask. We just want justice for Justin," said Justin's parents.

    If anyone has information or video from Sunday morning at Bourbon Street Blues Company nightclub in the 400 block of Bourbon, they're asked to contact Groner's office:
    230 W. Main Street, New Iberia, LA.
    Phone number: (337)364-3629

    Funeral services for Justin Schaubert will be held Thursday from 5:00 p.m. To 9:00 p.m. at Acadian Funeral Home. The burial will take place Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park in New Iberia.

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  4. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE DRUNK AT A CLUB, GET INTO A FIGHT WITH A BOUNCER, THREATEN THERE LIVES BY FLASHING A GUN THEN YOU HAVE WHATS COMING TO YOU. CARRING A GUN INSIDE A CLUB AND BRANDISHING IT WHILE INTOXICATED IS ILLEGAL. THEY CAN’T JUST LET HIM "LEAVE AND COOL DOWN" HE IS INTOXICATED WITH A WEAPON!! IM SURE THE POLICE GAVE HIM PLENTY OF CHANCES TO DROP DOWN AND RELINQUISH THE WEAPON AND BECAUSE HE DID NOT COMPLY AND CONTINUED THREATING THOSE PEOPLE ON BURBON ST THAT YOU SAY THE COPS PUT AT RISK THEY DID WHAT THEY HAD TO DO. I AM NOT GOING TO NOT GO HOME TO MY FAMILY AT THE END OF THE NIGHT BECAUSE SOMEONE INTOXICATED WITH A GUN HAS AN EGO. WE ALL HAVE TO MAKE CHOICES IN THIS LIFE AND THE REASON I WON'T END UP DEAD IN A SHOOT OUT WITH POLICE IS BECAUSE I DONT MAKE STUPID DECISIONS LIKE CARRING A GUN DRUNK AND GETTING INTO ALTERCATIONS WITH PEOPLE. I DONT SEE HOW YOU CAN DEFEND THIS GUY. THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH DE-ESCALATION YOU CAN DO WITH SOMEONE WHO IS DRUNK WITH A GUN. IF HE HAS IT IN HIS MIND THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO COMPLY IT IS NOT GOING TO END WELL. HE MADE A POOR DECISION AND UNFORTUNATLY PAID FOR IT.

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