Mortality hikes after Katrina;

By The News Jun 22, 2007

Post-Katrina New Orleans death rate shoots up. A years-long storm. "The post-Katrina mortality rate for the first six months of 2006 was approximately 91.37 deaths per 100,000 … Compared to the pre-Katrina population mortality rate of 62.17 deaths per 100,000 population, this represents an average 47 percent increase from the baseline mortality," the study said. –Reuters Spanish court outlaws Latino street gang, rejecting arguments it was cultural association. Can a gang be both a gang and a cultural association? The Madrid Provincial Court found the local branch of the Latin Kings gang guilty of being a criminal organization, ordered it dissolved and sentenced 11 suspected leaders — most from Ecuador — to jail terms of up to three years. The Latin Kings are an offshoot of a gang founded by Hispanic immigrants living in Chicago in the 1970s. It spread to other U.S. cities and has a large branch in Ecuador. –Herald Tribune Why Blacks March Against Illegal Immigration—And Why They Shouldn’t. I’m glad Earl is on this! None of that matters to the rabid black immigration reform foes. For now, they’re banking that the horror some blacks feel about illegal immigration will be enough to propel a few souls into the streets in Los Angeles on June 23. They hope they’ll be cheered on by many more who won’t march. No matter what happens, though, they’ve done a great job in further polarizing blacks and Latinos.–New America Media