Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Do The Math

Fish, Venice Marine, Venice LA 12/2006
all reproduction rights reserved William Greiner

You do the Math?

Today , Associated Press writer Mary Foster, wrote in an article titled “Nine slayings in 8 days makes Big Easy uneasy”, about the unacceptable number of homicides occurring in the city of New Orleans. It has been nine murders in 8 days!

Unfortunately, many people don’t worry or care when its criminal on criminal, minority on minority or drug dealer on drug dealer homicide. However, I find any murder to be unacceptable! The fact that this violent crime is seeping over into the “general” population, is getting a lot of attention.

The police force has gone from 1700 members pre-Katrina to 1400 members now (noting that an additional 100 officers are out due to injury or illness). The state in an effort to bolster the force had in June sent in 300 National Guardsmen and 60 State troopers to help. They are all still there but people keep dying.

And that makes me uneasy.


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