I’m going to go out on a limb here and tell people “DO NOT GO TO NEW ORLEANS” if you value your life or property. I know this will draw the ire of many people and especially tourism groups but surely the time has come for the unbelievable crime flood (it’s much more than a wave) to stop.
In the last few days three restaurants have been invaded by masked/hooded armed robbers. The customers and employees have been terrorized with guns held to their heads and although their lives were spared, everything of value was taken. Locals and tourists alike are afraid to venture out.
Home invasions are on the rise. There have been recent attacks against women in their own homes. Not long ago a man and his son were killed in a home invasion.
New Orleans is or rather has been a happy place…somewhere you could go to have fun and forget the cares of the world. No more. It is a violent place. Residents are killing residents and tourists. Criminals have turned New Orleans into a Never-Land.
You may wonder what happened to precipitate this post. This morning a teacher….yes, a teacher….was forced into a school building and robbed at gunpoint of her purse. She was not physically injured but can you imagine the emotional scars she will carry the rest of her life. If it were me, I would never step foot in a school yard.
It is past time for extreme steps to be taken. Do you get the same feeling I do when I look at the previous paragraph? It is not safe to go out in the daytime in New Orleans and certainly not after dark.
The powers that be in New Orleans all talk the good talk. It’s all hot air. Crime just gets worse, more violent in nature, and more frequent in occurrence.
So, to those powers that be….Instead of getting your undies in a wad about removal of historical monuments that “offend” people and re-writing history, do something real about your crime problem. History is not always pretty but it is what it is. That is why it is called history. We learn from the past.
So, to you Mr. Mitch Landrieu (just in case you come across this post):
Stop making politically correct speeches and do something of real value. Get your act together. The future of New Orleans depends on it. ALL of the citizens of New Orleans and the would-be tourists who want to spend their money in your city deserve nothing less.
Maybe the city should put up a new welcome sign:
“Welcome to Thug City”
It is a disgrace.