Two whites males from Boston went to New Orleans for the annual convention of the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association [UUA]. They were savagely attacked by a group of black males Saturday evening. One of the victims was left near death. He is currently in a coma and listed in critical condition.
The victims are James Curran and Tim Byrne. They were attacked around 9:00 PM while they walked back to their hotel in the French Quarter.
One suspect, Dejuan Paul, 21, has been arrested. The New Orleans police department says that they know who the other three suspects are.
The UUA is a church founded in 1961 by former members of the Universalist Church. The Universalist Church was a “radical abolitionist” church and the first church to ever ordain female pastors in the United States. However, the founders the UUA thought the Universalist Church was not progressive enough and started a splinter church. Today the president, and much of the senior leadership, of the UUA are Lesbians.
During this video, the police allege that violent crime is “down about 39%.” This is only based on reported crime, and it is widely believed that fewer and fewer victims even bother to report that they were attacked. The New Orleans police spend so much time investigating murders and sexual crimes against children that they don’t have the resources to investigate much else. New Orleans had the 7th highest murder rate in the USA in 2016. It had the 4th highest in 2014.
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