The stories his loved ones told had the same things in common. They say Philips was set apart from the rest, an independent thinker who was fearless, incredibly smart, funny, and creative. He made you feel seen and was accepting of everyone no matter what.
“What is it that’s going on, we’re getting to the point where kids are that interested in stealing usually pennies worth of stuff that they feel they also need to protect themselves with that kind of hardware and where the hell are they getting that kind of hardware quite frankly,” said Sainato.
“This is a big step. This is a major step because now the criminals know somebody’s watching,” said concerned New Orleans East resident John Alfred. “Maybe that can slow them [criminals] down. At least it’s some form of prevention.”
Michael Brock was shot and killed after answering the door at a residence in the Sunset Acres Housing Complex in Bogalusa. Police say that Brock and other members of the Tangipahoa Parish-affiliated rap group “Three-13″ were staying at the home of an acquaintance due to receiving death threats on social media from a rival group.
Tyrone Davis Jr., 27, was arrested around 10:45 a.m. and was charged with one count of obscenity, a felony, Layrisson said. Davis also had previous warrants for 15 counts of failure to appear in city court, police say.
The memorial for 60-year-old Portia Pollock is growing here in the 7th ward. This community was deeply impacted. People who knew her to say Pollock was a gifted, humbled soul. Those who simply heard about what happened say crime in New Orleans is out of control and something must be done.
Rivarde said that the person of interest is being sought for questioning in a homicide that occurred on Dec. 28, 2020 in the 500 block of Ames Blvd. The person JSPO is looking for is maybe in their late teens or early 20s.