Friday, January 12, 2007

Thousands march in New Orleans to protest violent crime...

In an unprecedented display of civic outrage in New Orleans over violent crime, as many as 3,000 people marched on City Hall yesterday, demanding that city leaders stem the tide of violence, as well as calling on ordinary citizens to help make New Orleans safer.

Organized in the wake of a string of almost daily murders in the new year, the protest channeled the city’s rising anger and fear.

The police seem helpless to do anything about the crime problem. It is a very sad situation. If the crime wave continues it will be difficult for the city to attract major conventions.