Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Crime getting out of control in New Orleans...

The killing of five young people in a single murder incident in New Orleans in late June left the city in shock. The result was the deployment of National Guard troops to police the abandoned devastated neighborhoods so that the NOPD could be deployed to high crime areas.

Now comes news of six homicides this past weekend. No one has been arrested.

Most agree that these crimes are drug-related. Another factor is a broken-down criminal justice system...primarily because of a lack of funds.

If the crime spree continues it is likely to have an adverse affect on the tourist industry in New Orleans. Not good news for a city already struggling to get back on its feet.