Terrytown killing spree unfolded in apartment of slain boy's mother 7:00 PM
Woman stunned with Taser, jailed after tussle with cops; Also 'executed' were teen-aged baby-sitter, her toddler; Wounded 11-year-old girl in stable condition.
Man shot dead Saturday night on St. Louis Street 10:36 PM
Father of slain toddler mourns a young life cut short 10:15 PM
Covington man's body found in Tchefuncte River 9:53 PM
Ethical issues often arise with New Orleans subcontractors 9:47 PM
Brutal killing of cab company owner unnerves St. Tammany drivers 9:39 PM
New Orleans woman accused in prison heroin conspiracy 9:03 PM
Is this a typical day in New Orleans? I haven't followed their news enough to know. Maybe this is typical news in every major city in America but this particular site reports it better. What do you think?
I see there's much more than gun crime here. We've got at least one knife murder, and of course there's the heroin and crack cocaine elements. What does it all mean? Should cab drivers be armed? Should the regular citizens? Is that the immediate answer?
The root problems seem to be criminal violence and drugs. What can we do about that? Is arming more of the good guys the immediate answer, like some of our friends keep saying? I can certainly understand that response. I must admit, if I lived there or had to do my work there, I might consider it myself. Would that make me part of the problem? Would I then be contributing to the maelstrom of gun violence that seems to be escalating all across America?
What's your opinion?