Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Sniper Mark Essex’s rampage comes to an end

Young Black Panther and Muslim-convert Essex went on a hate-fueled murderous shooting rampage in New Orleans on December 31, 1972, and again at a Howard Johnson Hotel on January 7, 1973, killing nine and injuring 13. Gunned down by police, he would become an inspiration to D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammed 30 years later.

VIDEO: Racist Drunk Guy Starts Fight at New Orleans Airport

In a video taken yesterday at the New Orleans airport, a visibly intoxicated man is seen hurling racial insults at a black man before instigating a physical fight with him. According to the passenger who posted the video, the man, wearing a Johnny Football shirt, was told he couldn’t board his flight to Houston because he was too drunk.

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