The Many Storms that Follow: Armed Community Defense After the Statues Fall

The Many Storms that Follow: Armed Community Defense After the Statues Fall

In the shadow of three black church burnings in April the son of a St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s officer, we wanted to think about possible avenues of solidarity with black community spaces. In the following piece, comrades from North Carolina share more about their experience with armed community defense after publicly tearing down Confederate monuments in Durham and Chapel Hill and running white supremacists out of Charlottesville.


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STORY TIME: NOLA BACHELORETTE PARTY CRASHED BY DEAD BODY IN AIRBNB

STORY TIME: NOLA BACHELORETTE PARTY CRASHED BY DEAD BODY IN AIRBNB

Dilly Dilly, dear reader!  Our special guest correspondent, AirBnBecky from Oklahoma, has generously graced Gnarlinz with not only her wonderful Bachelorette Party but also a special #OneTimeInNOLA reportback on the New Orleans short-term-rental scene. Take it away, gurrrrl!!!

I love bachelorette parties so much! Mimosas, phallic-themed decor, Beyonce songs… dead bodies… what’s not to love?!

Oh, yep, sorry… the um, dead body thing? Not part of your typical bachelorette party, apparently. But for ours, it was the culmination of a series of unfortunate events. Turns out, spending St. Patrick’s Day weekend in New Orleans didn’t bring everyone the luck of the Irish we’d hoped for.

Forewarning, this blog is going to be pretty long, without many pictures, but ya know, there’s a dead body so stay tuned.

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