A reporter in New Orleans set out to interview residents about the wanton violence in the “murder capital of the world” and got a little too close to the subject matter for comfort.
While filming, Eric Paulsen of WWL-TV was being shown around by a rapper known as K-Gates, whose full name is Kwame Gates, another activist against violence in the city who has produced a documentary about the carnage called “Murda Capital.” Paulsen discussed with residents how the city’s violence had affected them personally.
One such resident was a rapper who goes by Easy Money, who spoke with the reporter while his young son stood beside him. He told them about his hopes to stop living in the gangster culture.
“You know, they kind of stereotyped us as a gang when they really was just a group of friends who was trying to do something positive, when they stereotyped us as a gang,” he said.
Then a man appeared.
According to WWL, the man used to be in a rap group with Easy Money and still had some beef with the rapper, apparently. He came up cursing and shouting, threatening.
Paulsen decided that he should better leave the men to their business, and he began to walk away … but continued to film during his retreat.
That would prove crucial as Easy Money — with his son still by his side — went to confront the other man, eventually getting involved in a brutal fight with him.
One of Easy Money’s friends subdued the man quickly, and then noticed he had a gun. Apparently he had a good head on his shoulders, and wrenched the gun away. Meanwhile, the child continued to be right there the entire time.
H/T The Blaze
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