LA - Mike Ainsworth, 40, shot to death, Algiers Point, 25 Jan 2012

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/03/opinion/martin-good-samaritan/index.html?hpt=ju_t4

    By Rick Martin, CNN National Assignment Editor

    Atlanta (CNN) -- Tears rolled down my cheeks when I hung up the phone after interviewing Billy Ainsworth Cole, the sister of Harry "Mike" Ainsworth, who was gunned down mercilessly last week in New Orleans in front of his two sons, ages 9 and 11.

    Mike heard a woman scream as he was waiting by the school bus stop with his children. As a member of the Citizens 8th Police District Association in the Algiers Point neighborhood, Mike naturally jumped to the aid of his neighbor.
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    Moments later, before emergency help could arrive, Mike died, with his sons beside him.

    I could have been faced with that choice. I have two children, ages 6 and 4, along with my wife, that I would give my life to protect. But Mike's love, not only for his children and their mother, but also for a neighbor, showed me I have a lot more love to give.


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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Now I'm crying. How devastating. An immense loss for so many people.

    Beautiful memorial. Beautiful sevice. Then Mike's mother Yvonne Ainsworth reached out to the woman who was carjacked. "There's a woman here that is also a victim. She feels like this is her fault. We want her to know than noone in this family blames her".


    That gave me chills.


    http://www.bestofneworleans.com/blo...al-and-procession-for-harry-michael-ainsworth

    As a generation removed from a crime like this I can tell you it carries over. It never goes away. Also I am told the original victim was sickened my grandfather was murdered coming to her aid. It just never leaves. Then boys. Their own father. Dear Lord I pray for those children.

    RIP Brave Mike. You will be remembered a hero.
     
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    http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/11021517-123/jurors-visit-scene-of-2012

     
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