By Peter Hernon
On New Year's Eve in New Orleans, 1972, Mark James Essex all started essentially the most violent and lethal sniper assaults on policemen that any American urban had ever seen.
It was once another tragic trip down the line of hatred, and earlier than it ended one week later, countless numbers of seriously armed police and a Marine Corps attack helicopter will be referred to as to a burning downtown lodge to conflict phantom gunmen who refused to give up or to be killed.
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Extra resources for A Terrible Thunder. The Story of the New Orleans Sniper
He had some definite dislikes and blacks were one of them. The guy was known to be in trouble a lot himself. He was the type you would expect to put out a complaint. In Jim’s case, he was complaining about things like the color of his socks, the way he had his walls decorated, things like that. ” Hatcher took his findings to his commanding officer. In less than a week the court-martial proceedings were halted. Still, Essex was not pleased; he and his friends were to be separated and assigned to different barracks.
They were just fine people. I really liked them. They were nice, warm, down-home people who really enjoyed living and loved their son. “Mark and I were about as close as an enlisted man and an officer could be. s. out the window . . I felt we worked best working as a team and that’s the way we produced our dentistry. Again, Mark was very, very eager to learn. I taught him a lot of things that I don’t think most dental techs would have been interested in. He really wanted to know what it was all about.
Mark and I were about as close as an enlisted man and an officer could be. s. out the window . . I felt we worked best working as a team and that’s the way we produced our dentistry. Again, Mark was very, very eager to learn. I taught him a lot of things that I don’t think most dental techs would have been interested in. He really wanted to know what it was all about. ” Another description of Essex was offered by co-worker Paul Valdez: “He was an easygoing guy. He would sing to himself and be real friendly with everyone.
A Terrible Thunder. The Story of the New Orleans Sniper by Peter Hernon