Post Profile






New Orleans Woman Hopes to Pray the Crime Away [Crime]

A 76-year-old New Orleans woman named Millie Campbell has embarked on a quixotic mission to "pray the crime away" in a city whose murder rate is 10 times the national average. Campbell and her fellow prayer vigilante Betty drive around the most dangerous New Orleans neighborhoods, blessing the streets by waving their arms out of the windows (which might explain some of the dents in the side of Campbell's Chevy), but before you roll your eyes at this seemingly ineffectual crime-fighting tactic, consider that Campbell has organized small groups of women to make these prayer circuits, which are really more like neighborhood watch patrols in that they let would-be criminals in blighted urban areas know that now, at least, someone may be present to witness their misdeeds.
read more

share

Related Posts


BLACK WOMEN STANDING UP FOR SAFETY & JUSTICE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY: In The Most Vulnerable Time Of Her Young Life - The Young Mother Whose 1 Year Old Child Was Shot In The Arm Had Her Apartment Burglarized While The Street Pirates Knew She Was In The Hos

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Within The Black Community (5 months ago)

I Hope And Pray That This Large Group Of Black Females At The "Hunter Glenn Apartments" Look Around At Their Grass Roots Drive For JUSTICE And Their Fight To Keep Their Community Safe And Then Note That NOT ONE "CIVIL RIGHTS PHARISE...

The 'Teflon Uber' paradox: Why controversies don't drive away customers

Business & Finance : Mashable: Business (12 hours ago)

For nearly a year, Amy Resnick was the Uber poster child. She used the car service two or three times a week, taking it to and from work, the airport, you name it. Then news broke in November that a top Uber executive had made an id...

"The Days of 'Kumbaya' are Over" - It's Time for Netanyahu and Abbas to Enter the Tent

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (12 hours ago)

Nearly two years ago Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, If Secretary Kerry, whose efforts we support, were to pitch a tent halfway between here and Ramallah -- that's 15 minutes away driving time -- I'm in it, I'm in ...

New Orleans - Murder Capital Of The Nation - Again - Don't Look For "Color Of Change" To Protest For Civil Rights Of Victims

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Within The Black Community (6 years ago)

AJC: New Orleans again nation's murder capital Despite drop in crime, New Orleans' murder rate continues to lead nationNEW ORLEANS — A newspaper analysis of fresh FBI statistics finds that New Orleans is once again the nation's murd...

Orleans Township (MI) Board Members Vote to Pray at Meetings; Non-Christians Won’t Get to Deliver Invocations

Religion / Atheism : Friendly Atheist (3 hours ago)

The Orleans Township Board in Michigan has finally figured out the problem with America: Not enough Christianity.That's why all five board members unanimously voted this week to say a prayer at the beginning of all their future meet...

Comments



Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC