Sharon Jasper Arrested

Sharon Jasper Arrested

Sharon Jasper, her daughter Kawana, and a fellow traveler were arrested at a protest against the demolition of the St. Bernard Housing Development. Sharon Jasper lived in the St. Bernard project for nearly 60 years until the taxpayer subsidized, crime-ridden slums were closed after Hurricane Katrina. Sharon and Kawana Jasper also exercised their right to free speech at a recent New Orleans City Council meeting, where they advised a fellow citizen to “Shut up, white boy!

The latest in a string of local protests against the demolition of the city’s “Big Four” public housing developments has resulted in the arrest of three vocal opponents.

… “The demolition should be put on hold,” said Kawana Jasper, who before the storm lived in a building in the complex that has already been demolished.

Jasper, along with her mother, Sharon Jasper, and long-time protester Jay Arena were arrested. The charges are not yet clear, but at least one charge would include battery against a police officer, said NOPD spokesman Sgt. Joe Narcisse.


The fact is that

federal lawsuits filed in New Orleans before Katrina objected not to demolitions, but to the living conditions in the city’s aging public housing developments, many of which were built in the 1930s and 1940s and were derided for warehousing the poor in dilapidated, inaccessible buildings.

Unsurprisingly, 86% of former project residents don’t want to return to Jasper’s utopia:

More than 86 percent of those families who lived in C.J. Peete, B.W. Cooper, St. Bernard and Lafitte, the developments slated for the wrecking ball, said they would prefer to live elsewhere.

Here’s the replacement for one of the projects which has already been demolished.



Ted Jackson / Times-Picayune
Sharon Jasper sits in the living room of her voucher-backed private residence. “I might be poor but I don’t like to live poor. I thank God for a place to live but it’s pitiful what people give you.”

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  1. bironetworks says:

    “it’s pitiful what people give you.”

    it’s too bad you can neither contract nor die of shame.

  2. T. G. Smith says:

    The key word is “give”. That’s what her type are always looking for: taxpayers to give her everything that would make her life equal to people who WORK for what they have. If they don’t get all they feel they’re “entitled to”, then we’re the racists.

  3. Greg Winchell says:


    Sharon Jasper gets what’s coming to her!

  4. MrVIBEMAN says:

    Everytime I see that picture my blood boils, and my anger is aggrevated further by her welfare entitlement response “it’s pitiful what people give you”….like she’s not getting as much as she deserves: as she sits there in her color-coordinated slippers and robe, on her nice hardwood floor, next to the big-screen TV. It doesn’t look like her or her daughter have missed any meals in their lifetime either. Do either one of them even work?! Why bother with work when you can live off the government dole for 3 generations. Courtesy of you and me.

  5. The no-bid contracts in post-Katrina New Orleans and the U.S. response to the disaster are downright embarassing and maddening. I’ll just say that they’re arresting the wrong people.

  6. She’s getting a lot of mileage out of the “Wanted for Mass Murder” t-shirt, wot?

  7. Samir, it’s not an either-or choice. And although I’m not keen on the no-bid contracts, they’re not illegal.

  8. but it’s pitiful what people give you.

    Really? GIVE you? People GIVE you and yet you still have the audacity to complain? Here’s an idea–get off your dead butt and EARN something for yourself!

  9. …it’s pitiful what people give you.

    If it’s so darned pitiful, can I have your big screen TV? It looks like a really nice one to me.

  10. Bwahaha! “… it’s pitiful what people give you.” Really goes right to the heart of the matter doesn’t it?

  11. Frankly Opinionated says:

    I thank God for a place to live but it’s pitiful what people give you.”
    She thinks that we who give, (you and I), don’t give enough. She has no intention of doing for herself; preferring instead for the government, (again, you and I), to wipe her butt. Giving her a large flatscreen TV wasn’t good enough? Giving her shelter, while she did nothing to better herself wasn’t good enough? Sharon Jasper and the rest of her sort who would sponge off you and I can take a hike, (except that they are to lazy to do even that), Hurricane Katrina taught me that I will never, ever give to those who won’t help themselves. Just as in the animal world, feed yourself or perish, slackers. Those who truly have a need for help will get it, this is a giving country. Those who hate, who lay about, and who ridicule you and I because we don’t do enough don’t deserve even our prayers.
    nuf sed

  12. W Thomas Payne says:

    With evidence like that, of her owning an asset WELL in excess of her ability to purchase, someone from HUD needs to do a wee bit of investigating to find out why, after 58 years, this woman is STILL getting handouts. Hell, I’d like to own a CAR worth what that television costs.

  13. Nice big screen TV. I don’t have one.

    Nice hardwood floors and vaulted ceiling. I don’t have that.

    Of course, I’m not getting it from the public for free.

    Yeah, what a terrible place to live!

  14. Unixxstar says:

    Hmmm… looks like subsidized housing pays pretty well.
    Wonder if the RATHER LARGE television is also part of the package.

    No wonder the taxes keep going up :).

  15. Everyone else in the US thinks this is something out of the ordinary, but what y’all don’t know is that there is quite a population of folks just like Sharon Jasper who, all their lives, believe that they are owed all this stuff, including that huge 60 inch TV. They don’t know what it is to get a job and work for all that stuff. Many folks who left found a whole new life outside of the projects and just never went back to their old lives, white, black, whatever. But people like Sharon Jasper just insist that they are owed it all. There are many like her in Houston, too, but Houston isn’t putting up with it. That’s why people like this one went back–they couldn’t keep up that free ride. And of course the folks who found out that life outside the Crescent City could be totally different–Katrina, bad as it was, benefitted a lot of folk in that fashion.

    Really–this is nothing new. The public-housing-government-dole population has been living very well in NOLA for a long, long time. Those of us who worked hard to get out are glad we’re gone, but we feel for the relatives who stayed for whatever reason.

    Every time I hear about Brad Pitt and his plan for rebuilding New Orleans, I think to myself, “Heaven help you son, you’re going to need it. You have no idea what you’re getting yourself into.”

    Anyway, my two cents.

  16. Raef Ashton Harris says:

    Dear God, when will that meteor come?

  17. If she wants to remain a victim, that’s her right.

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    promote victim hood

  18. I’m sure Sharpton and Jackson will show up with bullhorns any minute now.

  19. J.Wallace says:

    Has this woman ever held a job in her entire life

  20. Fritz Brown says:

    She’s still wearing the same shirt, too! The woman behind the megaphone (looking toward the camera) is Sharon Jasper. Look at the shirt, then look at the shirt she’s wearing in those “Shut up, white boy” photos. Maybe she should sell the TV and buy herself a larger wardrobe……..

  21. In the words of Tony Soprano: “You remind me of the woman with a Virginia ham under her arm complainin’ she ain’t got no bread!”

  22. Theophrastus Bombastus says:

    I am a born-again Christian, I’m compassionate and generous to a fault sometimes, but stories like this just make me want to scream! How have we engendered a class of Americans who cannot understand that their lives are their own responsibility? Yes, sometimes we all need some help, but, for goodness sake, show some gratitude and humilty toward your benefactors (i.e., taxpayers).

    I believe in helping the poor as Jesus taught us, so that is why I support foreign missions generously–these are people who know povery and need our help. The Jaspers are not poor, just lazy. The Lord told us that those that won’t work should not eat. Amen.

    I think all Americans should qualify for up to two years of public assistance when needed, but when that is gone, that’s it, it’s time to take care of yourself if you are physically able. (True disability, not headaches or back pain or drug addiction).

  23. Sharon “Shut up, white boy” Jasper in trouble? Big surprise there. Gotta love how the little race-baiter sits in her nice living room with a wide screen TV, and talks about being poor. I hope they throw the book at the bitch.

  24. She is complaining about what she was given. Not for what she can afford which is less than waht she has been provided to her by the tax payers of this country.
    Sharon Jasper sits in the living room of her voucher-backed private residence. “I might be poor but I don’t like to live poor. I thank God for a place to live but it’s pitiful what people give you.”

  25. She’s on welfare?!?!? She lives better than I do, and I work for a living!!!! That TV alone costs $1500+! And wood flooring?!? Those cabinets aren’t cheap either.

  26. That is quite a television for someone who lives on hand-outs from taxpayers…nice to actually know where all my taxes are going, I suppose

  27. largebill says:

    Amazing. This is what you get after decades of politicians bribing people for votes by giving them stuff. It doesn’t lead to gratitude. Instead it leads to demands for more. I’ve long believed public housing should be tiny and austere. It should be awful enough to motivate people to work and get a better home on their own.

  28. Buford T. Justice says:

    I don’t know what to think, I am just a typical white person.

  29. LMAO at the libs

  30. I thank God for a place to live but it’s pitiful what people give you.”

    A true product of the Great Society and the Welfare State. As I do not live in public housing or in voucher-backed housing I guess I will have to put up with my pre HD 32″ Television and go to work to make the mortgage payment. Shut up white boy.

  31. I hear the accomdations in the NO jail are quite lovely. Enjoy them. When you get out get off your fat ass and get a job.

  32. Don’t worry Sharon. Obama Claus will be coming soon – with lots of free goodies for you! At the working folks’ expense of course.

  33. Will Becker says:

    How many million ingrates such as these are the American taxpayer supporting?

  34. Sick of It All says:

    Anyone else ready to leave the country and start our own little society?


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