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?
Remember, Mike, guns don't kill.ReplyDelete
I would say that this is just a day in New Orleans. And I would also venture to guess that the media there is not just good at covering it, but rather it is just too easy to get juicy headlines.ReplyDelete
New Orleans has a lot of problems. Even before Katrina, N.O. had the reputation for the most corrupt police force in the country. That combined with the devastation from the storms as well as a huge criminal presence has made it probably one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. The mayor is a total douche bag and quite incapable of leading a Girl Scout Troop let alone a major city.
As to what the solution is, I don't know. I guess a nuclear response is out. As to increased civilian gun ownership, I sure wouldn't go within a 100 miles of it without one.
"As to what the solution is, I don't know. I guess a nuclear response is out. As to increased civilian gun ownership, I sure wouldn't go within a 100 miles of it without one."ReplyDelete
Gee fat guy, I just love it when you talk dirty.
I saw a great documentary on New Orleans which documented the spirit of the survivors who are trying to rebuild their lives inspite of every roadblock put in their way.
Shake The Devil Off! The award winning film by Swiss Director, Peter Entell..
The story of the fight for survival by St. Augustine Roman Catholic Parish. It's uplifting and heartbreaking and it takes you into the reality of the lives of good honest people and the struggle of their lives after the storm.
I'd recommend it just to dispel the characatured portrayal of all of you who have never been to Noew Orleans. It might help to free your minds from the fear born stereotypes you have in your heads.
I'll be in Detroit next week and I ain't gonna bring a gun!
"Is arming more of the good guys the immediate answer, like some of our friends keep saying? "ReplyDelete
It will help, but the solution is so much deeper than that. We have to change the hearts and minds of people in these high-crime communities.
Remember Mike, inner-city violence is NOT the problem, it is merely a symptom of the larger cultural and socioeconomic issues facing such communities.
You probably should....ReplyDelete
"I'll be in Detroit next week and I ain't gonna bring a gun!"
And I also bet you make every effort to avoid the worse neighborhoods too.
"It's uplifting and heartbreaking and it takes you into the reality of the lives of good honest people and the struggle of their lives after the storm.
I'd recommend it just to dispel the characatured portrayal of all of you who have never been to Noew Orleans. It might help to free your minds from the fear born stereotypes you have in your heads."
Tell that to Kristen Brydum. She was one of those peace-nic liberal hippies too that didn't live in the real world.
I've been to New Orleans. I've talked to the police. Police who tell tourist to stay in certain areas, to avoid being out after certain hours, to avoid dressing in too nice of clothing. And this was before Katrina.
I have relatives in that area who talk about the corruption, about the cops on the take, about the crime rates.
Sometimes it isn't a stereotype but reality.
It isn't stereotyping to highlight the crime problem Post-Katrina
HOUSTON - More than three years after Hurricane Katrina caused massive damage in New Orleans, the city has less than half its pre-hurricane population and a crime rate higher than any other city in the nation. But, citizens’ groups see signs of progress in the fight against crime.
According to an analysis of FBI crime data done by CQ Press, which compiles annual reports on crime for cities around the nation, New Orleans has the highest crime rate in the United States.
Last year there were 209 murders and more than 19,000 reported criminal incidents in New Orleans, putting it ahead of Camden, New Jersey, Detroit, Michigan, and St. Louis, Missouri for the dubious honor of being what some headline writers refer to as “the most dangerous city.”
As far as you being in Detroit without a gun, great. That is your CHOICE.
Thought liberals were supposed to be PRO-CHOICE, if so, why can't we decide whether or not to carry a firearm without people like MikeB calling for the removal of that choice?
Bob s. - Some choices are more "equal" than others.ReplyDelete
Interesting that they seek to perpetuate laws specifically aimed at deny blacks the right to arms to ensure that they could continue to be suppressed and subjugated.