Dogs and Chaplains

Here’s an innovative way to get to know your neighbors. Just enter in your zip code and you’ll get a Google map with an overlay of registered sex offenders in your area. Sort of like a vigilante ‘to do’ list. I’m just sayin’.

And in a completely unrelated story, well, somewhat unrelated story. This report came out sometime last week I think. Which gives a detailed report of Federal Prosecutions of Corrupt Public Officials. My favorite are all the tables that start on page 44 of the report. 1,150 people charged 1030 people convicted and 439 awaiting trial. And don’t forget to check out the three Louisiana jurisdictions on page 48 and 49.

Highlights for this post: There’s a rapist living around the corner and Louisiana is, by far, the most corrupt state in the union.

It’s almost like there’s no reason at all to live here.

14 Comments so far

  1. Kevin Allman (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 6:16 pm

    Well…it looks like most of the people on that map were convicted of “crimes against nature,” which likely means “hookers and johns.” But not necessarily:

    “Louisiana Revised Statutes (R.S.) 14:89 provides:A. Crime against nature is: (1) The unnatural carnal copulation by a human being with another of the same sex or opposite sex or with an animal, except that anal sexual intercourse between two human beings shall not be deemed as a crime against nature when done under any of the circumstances described in R.S. 14:41, 14:42, 14:42.1 or 14:43. Emission is not necessary; and, when committed by a human being with another, the use of the genital organ of one of the offenders of whatever sex is sufficient to constitute the crime. (2) The solicitation by a human being of another with the intent to engage in any unnatural carnal copulation for compensation. B. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both.”

    So that neighbor you find on the map might’ve been convicted of buying/selling cat up on St. Claude…or doing something naughty with Fluffy. Or Rover. Or one of the mules in Jackson Square.

    Last time I checked this registry I found someone I knew, and he/she was the one of the nicest guy/gals I knew, so I’d take it with a grain of salt.


  2. Craig (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

    The spin on this tonight from Jim Letton, our local FBI guy, is that we’re the most corrupt statistically because the local folks are more aggressive about running down these jokers and getting convictions or guilty pleas. He says the ranking is indeed something to celebrate.

    I feel so….so…..proud.

    Sniff.


  3. Lou Maheu (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 12:46 am

    Believe me, most of us who read this blog agree, there is no reason for you to live here. Oh except you can continue your whiny hick pontifications.


  4. dr (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 2:49 am
  5. Jack Ware (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

    A grain of salt Kevin? Really? Well, nice or not, that friend of yours is a convicted sex offender. There isn’t really an amount of salt that can change that. But you bring up an interesting point. There seems to be a resistance in this city to admit that someone is guilty….of anything. I’m all for innocent until proven guilty. But once you’re found guilty, that’s it, you’re guilty.

    But that isn’t to say that your friend isn’t really nice:

    “Elle ne se plaignit en aucune façon de la mauvaise réputation dont elle jouit dans toutes les parties du monde, m’assura qu’elle était, elle-même, la personne la plus intéressée à la destruction de la superstition, et m’avoua qu’elle n’avait eu peur, relativement à son propre pouvoir, qu’une seule fois, c’était le jour où elle avait entendu un prédicateur, plus subtil que ses confrères, s’écrier en chaire: “Mes chers frères, n’oubliez jamais, quand vous entendrez vanter le progrès des lumières, que la plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas!” :Baudelaire

    And so Lou Maheu can keep up with the conversation, here it is in whiny, hillbilly English. :)

    “He complained in no way of the evil reputation under which he lived, indeed, all over the world, and he assured me that he himself was of all living beings the most interested in the destruction of Superstition, and he avowed to me that he had been afraid, relatively as to his proper power, once only, and that was on the day when he had heard a preacher, more subtle than the rest of the human herd, cry in his pulpit: “My dear brethren, do not ever forget, when you hear the progress of lights praised, that the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!””


  6. termite. (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 3:34 pm

    Jack, you took the words right out of my mouth.

    heh. :p


  7. Bernie (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 3:34 pm

    Take that with a grain of assault?


  8. Lou Maheu (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    Mon Dieu,Sorry for underestimating you mon ami. I never presumed you would have such excellent taste as to copy the work of Baudelaire.
    Le realite et toi, vous ne vous entendez pas, n’est pas?
    The mewling of some out of town flotsam still here from some long forgotten Madri Gras has finally convinced me. This shit is not worth reading. Cynicism and criticizing are exercises for the vain and lazy. I am sure even your sycophant La Termite can understand that.
    It’s about rebuilding a special place. Concentrating on shit only causes you to step into more shit. Au Revoir my displace Floridian


  9. jack Ware (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 2:47 am

    Well, Lou, don’t let me turn you off to the whole Metroblog thing. Might I suggest you read the http://seattle.metblogs.com/ since its a little closer to where you posted your comments from**.

    Besides, you don’t have to agree with me- that isn’t a requirement at all. But it would be nice if you added to the discussion instead of just flaming me.

    **Your ip address shows you as posting from Richland , Washington, about 217 miles South East of Seattle. :) vacationing?

    I’m just sayin’.


  10. Lou Maheu (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 1:47 pm

    Laptop, Jack. Rebuilding a special place where I was born and raised. That was my suggested addition to the discussion. My first hurricane was Betsy. My Grandparents’ home,bar and restaurant had six feet of water on St. Roch St. Many other family members lost their homes. Those damn Republicans were around even then.
    You were flamed because there are many residents who have carried the burdens of the city and state long before you. We don’t pretend to be dissipated ex writers or eccentric failed painters from far off climes.


  11. Jack Ware (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

    Lou, I’m sorry you don’t feel I qualify to live here. It speaks volumes.


  12. Lou Maheu (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

    My apologies Jack. You are more than qualified to live here. Just quit waving the dirty underwear and start using it to clean. We are all aware of the status of Louisiana and New Orleans. It has been in this condition long before either of us became bitter and mean spirited. Focus on the unique goodness and keep working and then maybe I’ll buy you a beer with a Jack back. I think we would both enjoy the arguments.


  13. Jack Ware (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 3:23 pm

    We’re just going to have to disagree on that one point. I think the condition has been allowed to persist to the point of being the status quo because no one is talking about it (or waving it around). If something is wrong, or embarrassing then it needs to be fixed.

    I’m surprisingly less bitter in person. And I love me some beer – but no hard liquor thanks just the same. :)


  14. Laurie (unregistered) on October 15th, 2007 @ 12:20 am

    I know someone on the list. His conviction for “crimes against nature” was for spiking a guy’s drink, then raping him. There aren’t enough grains of salt on Earth to take for THAT.

    Lou, you should learn to spell French correctly before adopting such smug ways.



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