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Crime wave has grip on New Orleans

February 7th, 2008 . by TexasFred

NEW ORLEANS — The crime wave that hit New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina shows little sign of abating, more than two years after city officials said taming the outbreak was among their top priorities.

The rates of killings and most types of property crime have kept pace with the city’s population increase, according to police records. Sporadic violence also marred the city’s famed Mardi Gras celebration since Saturday, with at least nine people wounded by gunshots, including some that were fired near a parade route Tuesday.

Recent crime figures show that the number of thefts reported in the first 10 months of 2007 was 51% higher than the same period in 2006; the number of robberies increased 54%, according to police records.

Such crimes are increasing despite an aggressive federal, state and city campaign that includes patrols by the National Guard and state police. For instance, more than 1,000 officers, state troopers and National Guardsmen were positioned along Mardi Gras parade routes this year.

Among the reasons for continuing problems:

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Crime wave has grip on New Orleans

This is a pretty good story, gives a decent perspective and some believable figures, but it is far from being what could be called a comprehensive report…

It describes the crime in New Orleans but it doesn’t give details, like the story about the 8 shootings that took place and we’re referred to as sporadic violence, 8 people were shot and it’s called sporadic violence, that speaks volumes in regards to the mindset of the people that are running New Orleans… Only sporadic violence has marred the celebration. At least eight people had been wounded by gunshots, five of them on Saturday.

I’ll tell you what else this story doesn’t address concerning the New Orleans crime wave, when there is a crime committed, usually a shooting of some sort, the New Orleans paper, The Times-Picayune, is all over it, giving names, addresses, all the data you’d expect, except for the fact that they consistently disregard the most vital information you can have, the RACE and SEX of the suspected perpetrator, you see, the Times-Picayune is afraid of offending the Chocolate City if it describes the criminal being sought as a black male or female, they may report height and weight, how they are dressed and so forth, but they are not going to say that the bad guys are BLACK, they’re afraid of accusations of racism I guess…

Or, maybe it’s just a given that if a shooting takes place in New Orleans, it’s going to likely be a black person pulling the trigger and it’s assumed that everyone just realizes and accepts that as fact…

Another thing the story doesn’t address is the incompetence of the NOPD, a department in crisis at best…

The NOPD has been backed up by the Louisiana State Police and units of the Louisiana Army National Guard and even with that formidable backup, NOPD can’t get a grip on the street crime in the inner city, for the most part, the LSP and the LaANG are used in the more desolate areas on Orleans Parish, the city administration is doing everything it can to make tourists feel comfortable and welcome and having TROOPS patrolling the more populated areas just won’t go very far towards building confidence in the out of towners

Nagin got his wish, a Chocolate City, and it IS imploding upon itself, yet the welfare slugs of New Orleans, and their leaders, Nagin and Company, continue to scream for federal assistance, BILLIONS of dollars in assistance, to rebuild that pearl of moral fortitude known as New Orleans…

If you want to get a feeling for New Orleans, and the mentality of it’s more vocal inhabitants, read a few stories at http://nola.com/ and then read the comments, you’ll see for yourself, 1st hand, the pathetic slugs that inhabit the place, with their hands out, hoping for some welfare windfall as they call anyone that doesn’t fully agree with them and support their pathetic existence a racist, and worse, but don’t take MY word for it, read it for yourself, and you decide…

And also notice, if you DO read the Times-Picayune, they are having that crime wave, shootings are a daily occurrence, murders are coming in at a 1 a day average and the NOPD hasn’t got a clue concerning what to do, and that starts at the Chief level and rolls down hill…

Do you want YOUR tax dollars used to rebuild New Orleans?? I know I don’t…

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5 Responses to “Crime wave has grip on New Orleans”

  1. comment number 1 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Fuck ‘em. That’s my two word summation: fuck ‘em. They ain’t worth two dribbles of my piss.


  2. comment number 2 by: jo

    Well, BZ kinda summed up my thoughts :-)

  3. comment number 3 by: FHB

    Well said. Great post. It’s like nature selected that place to go away, but there’s too much corruption and graft to let it go. Huge shame.

  4. comment number 4 by: Carl

    Well, one major and I mean MAJOR problem is that Nagin appointed a “yes man” for Police Chief when he appointed Warren Riley, who has proven himself grossly unfit and incompetent.

  5. comment number 5 by: Longstreet

    Build a fence around it… quick!