Second Line–Mixed Results

Yesterday was the day for a fabulous second line through various parts of town. About 17 Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs sponsored, and a bunch of brass bands a relocated folks returned for the show of unity in returning the great city. I was really charged up by the turnout and the mood. Everything seemed great.

Then today I read in the paper that right after we left three people were wounded in shootings. It’s just awful.

Why do we have to step back every time we step forward? Who are these punks who still think they’re showing something by shooting someone? New Orleans has a chance to move forward and be a better, more enlightened city, and the crime continues. It just breaks my heart after such a positive and inspiring event.

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