The Quarter Rat’s MAN OF THE YEAR 2020

Larry Flynt taught me everything I know about free speech.


His inspiration is the only reason that The Quarter Rat is still publishing. Mr. Flynt took a bullet for free speech, so have soldiers and protesters from around the world. A crack in the side of everything that are pillars of the establishment. Establishment corporate media, the courts, the church and social standards. He has done more to shake the system than any rock band or publication of the 1960’s and 70’s.

A brilliant capitalist, publisher and hustler. I’ve been binge watching old interviews of him from the 1970s. His words and arguments are as true, if not more so today. Same exact motivations, authoritarianism; same people, just forget about left / right, blue / red, liberal / conservative bullshit.

Instead of bible-thumping Baptists screaming obscenity, we have inter-sectional feminists screaming hate speech. Just replace Jerry Farwell with Jack Dorsey of twitter. Those who practice free speech have gone from being called demonic to racist. The irony is, we protect the speech of those who seek to silence us. It’s a tough battle.

If you’re not going to offend somebody you don’t need the First Amendment.
Larry Flynt

Both will use the same scare tactics. “It’s harmful to women.” We want free speech for women as well. “It’s harmful to the country.” No, it’s the foundation of the country. You, the authoritarian, are harmful. A Republican trying to ban adult material, or a Democrat trying to censor social media — same reasons: Control.

Smoke a bowl and consider this: They went from trying to ban Hustler magazine in the 1970’s to banning Dr fucking Seuss books today. I bet Larry Flynt and George Carlin are having some great discussions in the afterlife right now.

From the standpoint of a French Quarter resident, he was one hell of a neighbor. He always kept a nice place and employed a lot of my friends. The first time I got to layout an ad for one of his clubs, I really felt that I had made it as a graphic artist. Larry, as much of a presence on Bourbon Street that you had, we are proud to call you one of our own, a Quarter Rat.

In the up coming years, we at the Quarter Rat hope to continue your fight.

3 female suspects believed to frequent French Quarter wanted in connection to 8th District armed robbery

Three female suspects who are believed to frequent the French Quarter are wanted in connection to an Eighth District armed robbery on Feb. 21.

The incident was reported shortly before 11 p.m. at a yet-to-be-revealed location in the Eighth District, according to New Orleans Police.

A male victim reported that he was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by three unknown Black females, one of which is pictured below.

Courtesy of NOPD.
Courtesy of NOPD.
Courtesy of NOPD.

The suspects drove a black sedan, which is believed to be a recent model Chevrolet Impala–possibly a midnight edition, during the robbery, according to New Orleans Police.

The females are believed to also frequent the downtown area.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

The Quarter Report!

The following is taken from the New Orleans Police calls-for-service daily log and includes incidents reported in and in the area immediately surrounding the French Quarter. The signal type may be changed or reclassified for up to 36 hours after the incident is marked up, according to the NOPD.

Monday, Feb. 22:

Incident — At 2:01 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 800 block of Barracks Street.

Incident — At 2:34 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple domestic battery in the 600 block of St. Philip Street.

Incident — At 3:09 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple domestic battery in the 600 block of St. Philip Street.

Incident — At 8 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision with an injury near the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and Henriette Delille Street.

Incident — At 10:49 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a shoplifting in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 10:53 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an armed robbery with a gun in the 300 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 11:24 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a prowler in the 700 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 1:11 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a residence burglary in the 500 block of Burgundy Street.

Incident — At 3:20 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a prowler in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 11:08 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent 911 call in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Tuesday, Feb. 23:

Incident — At 12:04 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a prowler in the 10 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 1:45 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a discharged firearm near the intersection of Royal and Canal streets.

Incident — At 3:35 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 700 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 7:36 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a death in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 8:34 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run collision near the intersection of North Rampart and St. Louis streets.

Incident — At 8:43 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 400 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 9:37 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 200 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 10:59 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglary in the 100 block of South Rampart Street.

Incident — At 2:10 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 200 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 2:42 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a shoplifting in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 2:55 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 10 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 3:29 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a pickpocket in the 900 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 7:01 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 400 block of Burgundy Street

Incident — At 8:38 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a public gathering in the 700 block of Orleans Avenue.

Incident — At 9:40 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a reckless driver near the intersection of Canal and Magazine streets.

Incident — At 10:24 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run collision in the 500 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident —At 10:35 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglary in the 500 block of North Rampart Street.

Thursday, Feb. 24:

Incident — At 12:08 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a warrant stop with release near the intersection of North Peters and Canal streets.

Incident — At 12:19 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations in the 900 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 12:25 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a municipal attachment in the 10 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 2:57 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a drunk person near the intersection of St. Louis and North Rampart streets.

Incident — At 4:52 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations near the intersection of Decatur and Bienville streets.

Incident — At 2:16 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an unclassified death in the 900 block of St. Philip Street.

Incident — At 3:33 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 500 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 4:17 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 500 block of Dauphine Street.

Incident — At 6:34 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a reckless driver near the intersection of Canal and Magazine streets.

Incident — At 8:02 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a prowler in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 8:49 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a shoplifting in the 500 block of Port of New Orleans Place.

Incident — At 8:55 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent 911 call in the 700 block of Ursulines Avenue.

Incident — At 8:57 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 9:19 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run collision near the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and Burgundy Streets.

Incident — At 10:10 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision with an injury near the intersection of North Rampart and St. Louis streets.

Incident — At 11:15 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a business burglary in the 700 block of Ursulines Avenue.

Thursday, Feb. 25:

Incident — At 12:34 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight near the intersection of Bourbon and Canal streets.

Incident — At 12:34 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a warrant stop with release near the intersection of North Rampart and St. Louis streets.

Incident — At 4:14 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple robbery in the 400 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 6:38 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 100 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 9:01 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 500 block of Bienville Street.

Incident — At 9:08 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations near the intersection of Canal and Bourbon streets.

Incident — At 9:32 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 400 block of Barracks Street.

Incident — At 1:10 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run collision in the 500 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 2:51 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto theft near the intersection of Bourbon and Barracks streets.

Incident — At 3:29 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of simple vehicle burglary near the intersection of St. Peter and Burgundy streets.

Incident — At 5:10 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto theft near the intersection of Dauphine and Conti streets.

Incident — At 7:54 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a pickpocket in the 300 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 9:04 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run collision near the intersection of Canal and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Incident — At 11:52 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a warrant stop with release near the intersection of North Peters and Canal streets.

Friday, Feb. 26:

Incident — At 1:07 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a prowler in the 10 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 1:42 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of simple criminal damage in the 700 block of Dumaine Street.

Incident — At 3:50 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fugitive attachment in the 800 block of Canal STreet.

Incident — At 5:06 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 200 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 7:09 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 600 block of Pirates Alley.

Incident — At 9:16 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations on French Market Place.

Incident — At 10:11 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto theft near the intersection of Conti and Royal streets.

Incident — At 10:42 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of extortion threats in the 600 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 11:43 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run collision near the intersection of Baronne and Canal streets.

Incident — At 3:24 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a shoplifting in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 3:35 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a quality of life issue in the 600 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 3:40 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision near the intersection of Canal and North Peters streets.

Incident — At 3:48 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of obscenity/exposing in the 300 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 4:57 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 400 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 5:22 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a quality of life issue in the 600 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 5:25 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fire near the intersection of St. Louis and Burgundy streets.

Incident — At 5:35 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft by fraud in the 300 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 6:48 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple domestic battery in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 11:34 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight near the intersection of Royal Street and Ursulines Avenue.

Incident — At 11:44 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 900 block of Bourbon Street.

Saturday, Feb. 27:

Incident — At 2:40 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations in the 300 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 7:48 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an aggravated rape near the intersection of Baronne and Canal streets.

Incident — At 8:55 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglary in the 10 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 10:19 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglary in the 800 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 11:28 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglary in the 1000 block of Iberville Street.

Incident — At 2:35 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft by fraud in the 200 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 4:03 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a public gathering in the 400 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 4:29 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft by fraud in the 200 block of Burgundy Street.

Incident — At 4:36 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a reckless driver near the intersection of Dauphine and Toulouse streets.

Incident — At 5:28 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a reckless driver in the 80 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 5:35 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a public gathering in the 500 block of Esplanade Avenue.

Incident — At 5:42 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report a simple battery in the 300 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 6:06 p.m. New Orleans Police received a report of a public gathering in the 800 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 7:23 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a public gathering near the intersection of Bourbon and Iberville streets.

Incident — At 7:47 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a quality of life issue near the intersection of Royal and Iberville streets.

Incident — At 7:49 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a public gathering in the 100 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 8:16 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a shoplifting in the 700 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 8:20 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight near the intersection of St. Louis and Dauphine streets.

Incident — At 8:44 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision with an injury near the intersection of Burgundy and Conti streets.

Incident — At 9:44 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft near the intersection of Barracks and Dauphine streets.

Incident — At 9:54 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple domestic battery in the 400 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 11:11 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a person illegally carrying a gun in the 400 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 11:13 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 11:51 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run collision in the 600 block of St. Ann Street.

Sunday, Feb. 28:

Incident — At 1:19 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a person illegally carrying a gun near the intersection of Orleans Avenue and North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 8:14 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglary in the 400 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 8:51 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft near the intersection of Canal and Carondelet streets.

Incident — At 8:59 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglary in the 1000 block of Bienville Street.

Incident — At 9:32 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 800 block of Dauphine Street.

Incident — At 9:54 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto theft near the intersection of Bourbon and Kerlerec streets.

Incident — At 11:38 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 800 block of Dauphine Street.

Incident — At 12:41 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto theft near the intersection of St. Philip and North Rampart streets.

Incident — At 12:52 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run collision in the 200 block of North Peters Street.

Incident — At 1:27 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 1:39 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft by fraud in the 300 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 1:48 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglary in the 10 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 2:19 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglary in the 1000 block of St. Philip Street.

Incident — At 3:01 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of obscenity/exposing near the intersection of Conti and Burgundy streets.

Incident — At 3:05 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight near the intersection of Toulouse and Bourbon streets.

Incident — At 3:26 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a shoplifting in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 4:46 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a prowler in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 5:34 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple domestic battery near the intersection of Conti and Royal streets.

Incident — At 7:39 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft by fraud in the 900 block of Iberville Street.

Incident — At 8:02 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a reckless driver in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 8:54 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a reckless driver near the intersection of Frenchmen and Burgundy streets.

Incident — At 8:56 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a shoplifting in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 9:16 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple domestic battery near the intersection of French Market Place and Governor Nicholls Street.

Incident — At 10:11 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto theft in the 900 block of St. Ann Street.

New Orleans Police towed 22 cars in the French Quarter.

Vieux Carre Commission temporarily reopens French Quarter office for in-person staff consultations

In-person consultations with Vieux Carre Commission staff members will resume for one day each week starting Thursday after an agreement was reached to temporarily reopen an office on North Peters Street.

Staff will be available for in-person meetings by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the office located in Suite 206C at 400 N. Peters St. The reopening came after a solution was reached between New Orleans city officials and The Berger Company, according to an announcement by the VCC Foundation on Feb. 26.

During office hours, members of the public will be able to meet with a staff member to ask questions, drop off applications or issue permits.

Some restrictions will apply for the services because not all employees will be available. A review of plans and the ability to discuss violations with a staff member will be available.

If someone know which staff member they want to speak to, the public is asked to email that member directly.

Coronavirus guidelines will also be in place, including mask and social distancing. Those who don’t comply may be asked to leave or denied entry.

“Keep in mind, you may not walk out with a permit, but the staff will do their best to assist you and can help with OBES permit entries and questions,” according to VCC Foundation staff.

To make an appointment, file applications or to make an appointment, email vcc@nola.gov.

For more information on the VCC, including public meeting schedules, visit nola.gov/vcc.

Graphic by Eric T. Styles. To contact the author, email dave@thequarterrat.com.

Woman arrested after lunging at Gov. Nicholls Street resident with ‘large’ knife, NOPD says

A woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly lunged at a French Quarter resident with a knife in her hand during an incident on Governor Nicholls Street.

Eighth District officers responded to a report of a fight in the 400 block of Governor Nicholls Street shortly after noon, according to New Orleans Police.

The female victim told officers that she observed woman, identified as 32-year-old Margaret Cunningham, thrown an item at her car.

After the resident confronted Cunningham, she lunged at the victim with a “large” knife in her hand, according to New Orleans Police.

Cunningham was arrested at the scene and booked into Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Cunningham. Courtesy of NOPD.