We collectively create a website/blog which promotes our agenda....the exact number we expect to show progress. 120...whatever...that is our logo....maybe a graphic of a N.O. style mausoleum with the number 120 on it.
Then we list every single person who's been murdered, on the site, in a continous count. We interview people who knew them and we tell their back stories and how they were killed. WE HUMANIZE the numbers....as TM and I have been advocating. I will even go get video interivews with family members to help the process. Regardless if it's a tourist in the quarter or a drug related killing in Hollygrove....we get the story from family and freinds and we post it. If nothing else we will start to better understand what is really going on in our city.
We create a living, breathing account of this city's madness, while holding our city official's feet to the fire.
And if the number tops 120....we march again en masse and we carry posters listing every single person killed and how they were killed. Bart or someone can stand in front of city hall and read every single victim's bio.
This would take the efforts of all us to pull off.....we would have to divide labor responsibilities ie. If we have 30 people working on this...each one of us agrees to take on a homicide in the order they occur. So when number 57 happens...you are responsible for contacting the family members, acquiring the story, and posting it.....with picture, video etc. I'm not expecting that we can get interviews on everyone...but we can try. This would mean you may have to do research on no more than 3 to 4 people over the year. That's not a lot. The more bloggers we get involved the easier it will be.
We also need web design...somebody has to step up to the plate there. We need spokespeople for the project. We need someone to write press releases. And most importantly we need someone to organize this whole damn thing, cause I don't have the skillset to organize my thoughts much less something of this magnitude.
What say you, NolaBloggers????