While it is true that New Orleans had troubles before Katrina, there has been too much pain of this kind in the last two years. If you read the whole article, the survivor says the three criminals seemed surprised when the gun went off, killing Mr. Meija. Surprised? Have these people never shot a gun? Don't they realize what happens when you put a bullet into someone's skull? On the other hand, if no one cares about you, why care about anything? This is not to excuse the inexcusable murder of this young man, but even the moron Bu$hCo claims hope is essential for citizens of a democracy. Apparently, in our democracy, Bu$hCo doesn't believe it has a place.