Here’s a depressing headline for you: Baseball bats are used to attack Esplanade Avenue bicyclists, New Orleans police say…
New Orleans police are looking for attackers who twice used baseball bats to bash bicyclists on Esplanade Avenue, officers said Monday. In both cases, two people hit the cyclists in the head.
The first incident was reported Friday at 2:20 a.m. near the intersection of Esplanade and North Robertson Street. A man was riding his bicycle on Esplanade when a male believed to be 16 to 18 years old jumped in front of him.
The bicyclist slowed, then another male of about the same age came into the street with an aluminum bat. The attacker hit the cyclist in the mouth.
The two assailants fled. The cyclist was taken to a hospital with a fractured jaw and injuries to his teeth.
Those who doubt the validity of (mostly conservative) Knockout “Game” Attack concerns, should look closely at this latest criminal trend in besieged New Orleans. Attacking bicyclists with baseball bats for no apparent reason sums up just how profoundly unsafe this and other urban centers have become.
A fractured jaw and damaged teeth, not to mention psychological trauma, are the toll thus far.
This tells me just how targeted we, the law abiding of all colors, have become in cities with too few police and worse, too little personal responsibility.
Do we defend ourselves.. or simply continue getting bashed until we die?!