Murder Rate Rises in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - The bloodiest city in the country in 2006, reeling from crime in its struggle to recover from Hurricane Katrina, got even worse in 2007.
New Orleans registered 209 homicides last year, a nearly 30 percent increase from the 161 recorded in 2006.
The FBI’s rankings for 2007 will not be out until much later in the year, but New Orleans’ population is thought to be 295,450, which would mean a rate of about 71 homicides per 100,000 people.
Even the most generous population estimate in 2006 put the number of people in the city that year at 255,000. That meant a real homicide rate of 63.5 per 100,000 residents. To compare that number with some other notoriously bloody cities, the rate for Gary, Ind., was 48.3 and Detroit’s was 47.1.
The killings are drug-related or retaliatory for the most part, police have said. The upswing comes despite continued patrols by the National Guard and state police and the addition of two new classes of police recruits in the past year.
But beefed-up policing efforts can only do so much, said Rafael Goyeneche, executive director of the Metropolitan Crime Commission of Greater New Orleans.
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Murder Rate Rises in New Orleans
I have been accused of having a sick fixation with New Orleans, the fact that NOLA was my childhood home supposedly has nothing to do with it, and maybe it IS a fixation, I told one of the accusers on the NOLA.com site it was kind of like watching a train wreck, you just can’t turn away, but that wasn’t good enough for him, they wanted deeper explanations.
I gave them the explanation, and for that explanation I was called a leech on society, I was told I had NO RIGHT to make ANY negative comments towards NOLA, I was told I needed to get a job and contribute TO the recovery of NOLA instead of pointing out what was wrong with the city, the accusers apparently overlooked the several times I told them I was retired, or maybe they don’t understand what RETIRED means.
They would’ve had to have had a long term job at some point in their lives to comprehend retirement, damn if I know, they’re a weird, and all around uneducated lot.
I was told I had latent homosexual tendencies as well, and that was supposedly the MAIN reason I was commenting on the NOLA.com site, and that was the funniest one of the bunch because if you have to have latent homosexual tendencies to post there, I guess my accuser is a latent homo.
I was told I was just trying to drum up visitors to this blog, and THAT was the only true thing any of them could say, you see, I had hoped to find some logical and SANE comments from the people of NOLA, but not one was to be had.
Now NOLA is poised to be Murder Capitol America, a nefarious title at best, one that I am sure many in NOLA will attempt to deny as a reality, but the truth is, NOLA is out of control and I seriously doubt that anything can fix it, and what are the reasons??
Drugs, gang territory, murder and mayhem for all maybe, possibly it’s just what 2 legged animals do when they are out of control.
I suppose the people of NOLA.com will get all pissy and accuse the MSM of being racist and not doing anything to help NOLA in their recovery from Katrina, that’s all anyone else gets if they speak against the welfare mentality, massive corruption and high crime level that IS New Orleans, accusations of racism.
The good people of NOLA.com can call me all the names they wish, it only shows the true mentality of the contributors of that site, but the truth is seeing the light of day, the inmates are now running the asylum and the animals roam free, with pockets full of YOUR tax dollars and a couple of guns.
With ANY luck, they’ll kill each other off and the crime and murder rates will subside over time, I mean, it’s not like there’s a chance in hell that the NOPD is going to get a grip on it, they didn’t have any control pre-Katrina, why should we expect anything different now??