Musician in Coma After Brutal Attack in French Quarter

Tania Dall, WWLTV (New Orleans), January 21, 2014

A well-known New Orleans musician is hospitalized and unconscious after being jumped in the French Quarter.

Doug Potter’s family and friends believe he may have been a target of the “knockout” game.

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{snip} Potter’s family says the musician was walking off to his car off Bourbon Street down Conti when he was physically assaulted.

“According to witnesses as well as video tape, two individuals just took it upon themselves to assault, and badly hurt him. He fell into the street,” said David Potter, the victim’s brother.

Since the brutal attack the 54-year-old bass player has undergone intensive brain surgery at University Hospital, where family and friends continue to pray for his recovery.

Friends confirm he’s now in an induced coma.

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As Potter remains in intensive care, loved ones are grappling to understand why the musician with such a “big heart” was the target of such a violent and senseless attack.

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Potter’s family says he wasn’t robbed during the assault. NOPD detectives are looking at surveillance video to help track down his attackers.

Late Tuesday evening, they released a sketch of a suspect, which you can see above. He’s wanted for second-degree battery.

Suspect

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  • bigone4u

    I grew up in New Orleans. The blacks there are among the most violent and predatory of all living creatures. Some ill informed white people love doing the tourist thing in the city. I always advise against it. If you like drinking, music, and strippers, which is what the French Quarter is about, buy a six pack, turn on the radio, and catch some Internet porn. You’ll likely live a lot longer.

    • Pelagian

      I never sensed my being in personal danger more in visiting a city than New Orleans. And I’ve been all over Manhattan.

    • dd121

      I liked the chicory coffee and beignets the rest of it can go sink in the delta.

      • Who Me?

        You can buy them by mail order, just type in Mardi Gras pack or King Cakes in your search engine, They aren’t very expensive. Personally I like the chocolate covered coffee beans. Used to think I’d like to go to Mardi Gras someday. Not anymore. I value my continued existence!

    • Kenner

      Pick up a good cajun cookbook….

      • dd121

        The Times Picayune have published some good ones.

    • Tom B.

      I was down there after Katrina working an armed security gig. The blacks there are some of the most violent I have ever dealt with and I have dealt with some bad ones! Met some of the local cops and they filled us in on some of the things that went on just after the storm and I tell you it was bad—most of it was kept from the media or intentionally squashed so as not to inflame the liberals. I will say this—the black thugs were dealt a little extreme prejudice mostly by military boys. I know this kind of story will excite the cop haters, but in the situation down there the gloves came off and the thugs got what was coming to them. New Orleans is not a place I want to be when it hits the fan—the boys in uniform down there got a taste of what could happen in this country if or when a general meltdown occurs. It won’t be pretty folks–be ready–if you live in an area with a large number of blacks you’re going to need a lot of ammo!

      • longing4abetterworld

        I second that thought…when the stuff hits the fan, in general it won’t be pretty. But in these towns in particular, white folks better scram quickly. Think LA riots and Reginald Denny, or New Orleans post Katrina…you’ll be unconscious or dead before you can think up and yell out something like, “Hey bro, I voted for Obama!” It will be akin to a zombie movie, but the zombies will have guns and move much faster…

      • king and slave

        Amen to that! Men, protect your white women and white children who rely on you!

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        The NOPD is one of the most corrupt police departments in the whole country. There has been multiple murders there committed by NOPD officers, drug dealing and other crimes. When the waste matter hit the fan after hurricane Katrina, gangs of blacks attacked whites in their homes, and some shot and killed them. What happened next? Soldiers ransacked people’s homes, with orders to kill anyone who resists when they confiscate their guns. It was only whites guns they confiscated, and they beat and assaulted old ladies and other vulnerable people, many of whom were later murdered by the black thugs rampaging about. If the authorities kills some thugs, they didn’t kill nearly enough. New Orleans was a Never Again situation for whites, I am afraid what happened there had done more to turn me against non-whites and the ruling elite than anything else.

        • Tom B.

          Yes, I was there and saw it all first hand. NOPD is and always has been considered a corrupt department, but I met a few who were good guys trying to hold things together. In regard to the gun confiscation–you had a black police chief who ordered the confiscation and who no doubt didn’t like white people anyway. I was told that he was following advice from some of the military that was present. What happened, so I was told by some of the local citizens, that black thugs were randomly shooting at national guardsmen in the area who were trying to rescue people on rooftops etc. I had a good talk with a barber there who confirmed the story. He said he was assisting with the rescue effort by using his boat for rescue and recovery and had a young Marine on board with him for protection. He said they had recovered several bodies that day and came to a house with just the roof visible above the water when all at once a black man popped up over the top of the house and started shooting. He said that Marine didn’t hesitate–he shot the man off the roof. The old barber said that he was not disarmed and yes I saw a lot of armed people while there. I have read countless stories about things that supposedly happened–some were true–some were pure bulls##t. It was in fact mass confusion and a lot of devastated people who needed help. There were cops there from all over the country—I met so many and most were great guys. We genuinely did every thing we could to protect the good people from the bad. I was a security supervisor over a large tent city in Chalmette just outside New Orleans. We had about 1400 homeless people to look after and I had only seven men, on the night shift, to keep people safe from the numerous thugs who we unfortunately had on our premises. We not only had black thugs, we had a least two MS 13 gang members, who much to my relief caused no problems. Well, I could go on all night about this, but what I would like to say to all you people–don’t believe everything you read on the internet. So much is gross exaggeration or downright lies–you really have to experience these things to know the truth.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        What were the final Katrina casualty figures?

        • Tom B.

          I’m not sure–I have some books somewhere with a lot of the stats and pictures of the devastation. I was shocked when I first got to New Orleans. It was a total disaster area and so many of the people were traumatized. I recall a very pretty little blonde about 17 maybe who was found in the attic of her flooded house with her drowned and very dead mother. The girl had been strong enough to hang onto the rafters while her older mother could not. The same girl, so I was told, was later gang raped by blacks in the area. She was a real sweetheart and my team and I did all we could to keep her safe in the tent city we provided security for. I get upset when I hear all these horror stories about the cops and the evil security guards and what they allegedly did. We were accused of being Nazis and NWO goon squads and so much nonsense. What absolute tripe!! but try to convince folks who have that cop hater mindset is a futile effort. Sadly, there are a few bad cops out there—and I despise them—they get all the attention and the many who are doing a good job are never recognized. Maybe they should just do away with all forms of law enforcement and let the people fend for themselves. That would be one way to force white men to take a stand and sink or swim bubba!!

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Well, you did a public service twice: You ran shotgun as best you could for a little 17 year old sweetheart, and you probably recruited another 100 AmRen visitors with that story.

            You’ve made a bigger contribution than most of us.

          • Berkeley Guy

            Gang raped. Just disgusting. We all know why this is not being reported by the news more often. This is why we need amren, so that we can defend ourselves and our family members against such disgusting behavior.

            I support law enforcement and the military. Silly, idealistic whites who have been sheltered have no idea how bad things can get very quickly when people with low or no morals sense chaos.

      • MBlanc46

        Laws work only when most of the people obey them most of the time. If a significant part of the population violates the social contract, law enforcement breaks down. I think that we ought to hold cops to a higher standard, but I can understand the frustration they must feel when they have to use their insufficient resources to contain a lawless population.

        • Tom B.

          Cops have a thankless job and most encounters they have with the public are not likely to be happy occasions. I never met anyone who enjoyed getting a traffic ticket or DWI whether they were guilty or not. So many people nowadays apparently think all cops are corrupt and that is pure nonsense based on ignorance. Cops are just people–taken from a small sampling of citizens from any given community in America. That means that no two departments are going to be just alike in behavior or attitude. A Mayberry RFD will produce Andy Griffith and Barney Fife—NOPD and NYPD will produce a much different kind of cop, more likely to be aggressive and shorter on patience. A cop sees things everyday that only combat veterans can match for gross horror. Mangled bodies from traffic accidents or homicide, sexual assault victims, often children, who are so traumatized they will never be the same. These things have an effect on you, I don’t care who you are. Yes I agree that cops should be held to a higher standard, but citizens should remember that cops are just people like they are and if someone is a cop hater—join the department in your hometown or if they have a ride-along program, get in it. Stop the whining and see for yourself what it is really like—I guarantee you will have a change of heart or at least a clearer understanding of reality. Now if we are talking about the Feds–that’s another ball of wax—those guys are more carefully vetted and hand picked—-I am not very trusting of them!! That’s my two cents worth and I could be wrong!

          • MBlanc46

            You’re pretty much on the money.

      • Alexandra1973

        I read that groups of whites would band together and patrol the neighborhoods, and protect their homes from looters.

        • Tom B.

          Yes they did. I read somewhere that the gun confiscation thing only netted about 700 guns in total and many of them were taken from abandoned houses. Most of the weapons had been severely damaged by the flood. That doesn.t lessen the fact that what the NOPD did was totally wrong and illegal. Since that time Louisiana has passed laws to prohibit anything of that nature happening again. When disasters of this magnitude occur, the police and national guard are just as confounded as anyone else as to applying a proper response to any given circumstance so the people involved can only back off, take a deep breath, assist and comply with authorities within reason . I say again, within reason, for I am a very strong supporter of the 2nd amendment and would be reluctant indeed to surrendering my guns to anyone. Can you imagine the ensuing chaos if the country was subjected to a far more drastic event such as simultaneous earthquakes or a couple of nuclear explosions in the right places. Try to stay prepared—that’s all we can do.

          • Actually losing a major battle might do it. Say the Chinese trashed a couple of our carriers and the resulting loss of confidence in the dollar caused it to become worthless. You don’t need the earthquakes nor the nuke meltdown.

      • Berkeley Guy

        This is very possible. Whites who have lived their lives sheltered in a suburban bubble just do not understand that when a natural catastrophe occurs, or there is some type of rebellion, blacks will favor their own and many will try to hurt/maim/kill/rob whites. Many whites are seen, rightly, as being passive enough to assault. When are white males going to wake up and be more assertive?

        • Tom B.

          You are right, most white people today do not have a clue as to the nature of blacks. This is especially true for liberals who to me are the dumbest creatures on earth, I don’t care what kind of degrees and titles they possess. I have known blacks that I considered good people and I truly feel some empathy for them. I cannot however let my feelings for those few blind me to what the majority are like. The evidence of their behavior in chaotic circumstances is well documented–we don’t have to wonder or try to imagine what they will do–WE ALREADY KNOW!! Be prepared, it will happen again!

          • Pelagian

            Even if the bad are not a majority, only say 20%, avoiding 18% of their population, just to avoid the deadly 20%, makes logical sense.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yeah, I did New Orleans a few times back in the early 1980’s. Did all the tourist stuff, went to Pat O’Brien’s–all that. Fortunately, I was traveling with fellow company employees who knew the terrain.

      My lasting memory though was remembering the sensation I got when I realized we were below sea level–when I noticed Lake Pontchartrain was over my head as we drove along. Kind of a strange, counterintuitive sensation for a Yankee. I remember thinking to myself: “Why would anyone want to live below sea level?”

      • Bill Moore

        Hello Andrewinterrupted,

        When the below sea level part of New Orleans flooded, why didn’t they just leave it like that? Then there would just be a new shoreline.

        A dredge could load the debris into barges and dump it out at sea or put it in a landfill.

        The whole dams and pumps thingy so that people can live below sea level makes no sense to me.

        Bill Moore

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I agree. There was talk by a few pragmatic souls to move to higher ground, but they were drowned out by the Hollywood do-gooders like Brad Pitt.

          When the next Katrina comes, “…dey gonna have some splainin’ to do…”

    • king and slave

      But not forever. Internet porn will, if your behavior goes un-repented, send you straight to Hell.

    • LACounty

      “I grew up in New Orleans.” Do you play the Lotto?

    • Katherine McChesney

      I visited New Orleans/the French Quarter when I was a naive freshman in college. I could not believe what I saw. Strippers, pickpockets, men exposing themselves, drunks, muggings. I felt like I was in Satan’s lair. It was so dark and foreboding.

      A comedian named Tosh-O said it best about Katrina when he joked that New Orleans was the one city in the U.S. that ‘needed a bath’. The only person I ever knew who enjoyed N.O.was a homosexual who lived in the garden district. He’s died of AIDS in the 90’s.

      • I visited New Orleans back in the late 80’s or early 90’s. I saw none of that. I remember the museum with those rusted old Civil War submarines and that big antiques store on the corner. They sold everything from flintlock guns to old coins, to… well everything. I bought a Roman denarius (silver coin) from them for $1,250. I think.

        There was no violence to be seen. Of course being an engineer I’m a bit oblivious to social stuff: like people.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Your coin has probably increased in value. I’d imagine it’s beautiful.

    • newscomments70

      I have had three family members murdered in New Orleans (on both sides). That was in the 1950s, I’m sure it’s much worse now.

    • Fathercoughlin

      I wonder if that lunk headed moron Brad Pitt ever coems by anymore?

  • Truthseeker

    Aren’t “chocolate cities” wonderful?

  • Pelagian

    Is the knockout game a thing yet?

  • Spartacus

    Let’s hope he was a marxist who got what he deserved, and not one of us .

  • Puggg

    Sketch of the suspect, this says, then shows.

    Doesn’t every criminal suspect in New Orleans look like that?

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Orc.

  • pcmustgo

    I remember the black lady who picked me up from the airport in New Orleans kept eye balling me in the rear view mirror and swiveling her neck, like she hated me, shooting me a mean look. Felt it was odd, given I was her customer. One of those middle aged black ladies that, with the processed hair, winds up looking like a troll. That was probably my first experience (of many to later come) with black women neck rolling and google eyeing me.

    • Kenner

      Hate is their default setting.

      • Do they have another setting?

        • king and slave

          Hate is man’s default setting, not just black people. So, yes, it is, but it’s all of ours.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            You’re really embracing diversity lately. Just kidding—Easy!–Easy!

          • king and slave

            Not me. I stay the hell away from them and don’t want them near my womenfolk. But I’m also a Christian, which means I subscribe to the doctrine that “all men have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God”.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Got it.

          • MBlanc46

            Sorry, but this behavior is a matter of evolution, not theology.

          • king and slave

            I’m talking reality, not theology.

        • Max

          The default setting of “0” is “hate” and the scale goes to “10” which is rape/murder though some exceptional specimens operate in the “11” range.

        • LACounty

          Gibsmedat is another primary setting.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      She-Orc.

  • pcmustgo

    Was the musician white?

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, click on the main link.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    New Orleans has already reached peak negro.

    • king and slave

      Peak Negro! lol
      I can imagine a Doomsday Clock where 12 o’clock is labeled “Peak Negro”.

      • LACounty

        High Bantu?

        • king and slave

          LOL

  • MekongDelta69

    The tat in between his cold, dead eyes, on his small cranium holding his undersized brain, is a ‘nice touch.’

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      What would be an improvement would be a photo of his lifeless body on a sidewalk, AFTER he made the mistake of attacking the wrong white man or woman.

  • Extropico

    Just a sweet, transcultural introduction gone terribly awry for concentratedly random reasons.

    • king and slave

      You’ve got a bright career in politics ahead of you! 🙂

  • OhWow

    I don’t buy it! He dint do nuffin! He looks like he was well on his way to a career with NASA in astrophysics. Free this brother!

  • 2eRep

    “What me worry, hoder be habin my back”.

  • longing4abetterworld

    Musicians are vulnerable because they usually play gigs at night, at dingy bars, nightclubs or venues that may not be in the most heavily populated areas of major cities. Or, they may travel alone to gigs and probably park in back alleys or in off-street or off-prime areas. Plus they’re carrying something of value. I’ve seen more than a few of these ‘black stories’ as I like to call them on the evening news. It’s just a matter of time before a more noted musician gets pummeled after a gig. This will get some attention. And, BTW, I would love to see the catch phrase ‘black stories’ be used a whole lot more, to the point where the media refers to them as ‘black stories.’ Wishful thinking, eh?

  • Brian

    Suspect looks like the 65 IQ Sphinx.

  • Max

    Knockout game is an urban legend.
    Race is a social construct.
    Flies spontaneously arise from spoilt meat.

    • king and slave

      Are you saying that inner-city violence is the abiogenesis of black people? lol

      • Bill Moore

        Hey King and Slave,

        OK, I had to look up “abiogenesis”.

        “Abiogenesis or biopoiesis is the natural process by which life arose from non-living matter such as simple organic compounds.”

        Thank you for using such a big word. You just improved my vocabulary.

        Bill Moore

  • IstvanIN

    loved ones are grappling to understand why the musician with such a “big
    heart” was the target of such a violent and senseless attack.

    I struggle to understand why cats chase mice.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      You mean the thugs didn’t interview him first?

      • IstvanIN

        I mean I am sick of people wondering why blacks attack Whites, its what they do.

  • negrolocaust

    Potter, 54, is best known for his work in the bands of Steamboat Willie and, previously, Al Hirt. He also had a regular weekend brunch gig at Commander’s Palace He hasn’t regained consciousness to give us his version of what
    occurred. We got the information based on people who were standing
    around at the time.”

    Steamboat Willie said his friend of more than
    20 years already has had two holes drilled into his skull to relieve
    brain swelling and pressure, and had two blood clots removed from his
    brain by surgeons.”There’s no promise there’s going to be any good outcome,”

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Negroids are a biological weapon used by multicultural elites to terrorize and ethnically cleanse whites. Negroids do such a good job that multiculturalists can never have too many of these primates invading white countries. For this reason, a steadily growing population of negroids is considered the ultimate multicultural wet dream by immigration enthusiasts.

    • If it were only simple like in the Zombie movies. Zombies usually move slowly, don’t reproduce, except by biting new victims, and are unable to use complex tools.

  • negrolocaust

    i wish ZIMMERMAN was there… i don’t like blacks… and i wish they were all dead.

  • negrolocaust

    ‘A little known use for a cross tattoo design is to place it directly
    between the eyebrows on the bridge of the nose. This symbol,which
    started in New Orleans, symbolizes the wearer has committed at least
    five murders. Only worn by seasoned killers this tattoo design has not
    made the cross over into mainstream tattooing…”

    this man played with al hirt; a jazz legend

  • Eastern Slavonia in late 1991.

  • bubo

    This man may never wake up again, or if he does it’s doubtful he will ever fully recover, yet leftist agitators will swear to you that unarmed black men are not dangerous. But armed white (or white hispanics) are.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Back that up.
    Troll.

  • Katherine McChesney

    I knew a homosexual who lived in the garden district. He told me that that the garden district is filled with homos who purchase the old homes and renovate or restore them to their former glory.

  • Katherine McChesney

    What about all your murderous, raping, con artist ‘bruthas’ who infest the ‘chocolate cities’?

  • Berkeley Guy

    ‘Intesive brain surgery’? I wonder if he will have permanent brain damage that will affect his musical ability amongst other abilities. Just makes one sad and mad all at once to read of such senseless violence.

    Western writers and other artists include subtext and weave themes of how oppressed people are in their works. These days, in at many of the works I have read, do not include enough subtext and themes that highlight the dangers of inner-city violence, which are mostly committed by non-whites.

  • Pelagian

    Look at Louisiana.

  • Yes! This was discussed in Murray & Herstein’s book “The Bell Curve” c. 1992. I made this comment on AmRen about a week ago but nobody reads my comments.

    Anyhow the US welfare system offers a very poor reward for not working, having many kids, and just living of welfare. Consequently smarter blacks will not go for this: they try and get jobs, care for their children, and as a consequence have less kids. Blacks with lower than average IQ, were attracted to the immediate gratification and went on welfare and had many kids. Just look at videos of Blacks supporting MLK [Martin Luther King] back in the 60’s. They often wore jackets and behaved much better. Thus our current political system is geared, as you said, towards devolving Blacks. This assumes that lower IQ = devolving. After what?, 4 or 5 generations, the devolution is significant.

    Also the breakup of the white family is supposedly imminent and possibly the bulk of whites in this country will have the problems the Black familes had.

  • Bill Moore

    Hello,

    When I was about 25 years old, I came out of a bar in Verona, PA, and was attacked by seven Caucasian men. They broke my nose and knocked me out. One came up behind me and held me while the others used me for a punching bag.

    The next day, I bought a .45 pistol, and went back there every evening for several weeks looking for them. I did find out they were all brothers, with the last name of Gentz. But I never was able to locate them. If so, I would have killed them.

    Why aren’t the friends of these Caucasian victims not going out for retribution? Are we going to just let Africans continue to use us Caucasians as punching bags?

    Just My Thoughts,
    Bill Moore