Friday, January 12, 2007

Murders In New Orleans Mounting

Who's fault is it? Why George W. Bush of course.

Protest signs targeted Nagin, Gov. Kathleen Blanco and President Bush, accusing them of failing act on the city's crime problem.

Some faulted Bush for sending more troops to secure Iraq while New Orleans - where the police force is already being augmented by the Louisiana National Guard - needs help.

"I want more troops here," said Eddie Ecker, 38, a musician walking with a snare drum strapped to his chest.

I spent spring break of 1986 in New Orleans. Even I, a snot nosed 20 year old punk knew not to venture outside the French Quarter. It's not as if this is some kind of new phenomenon. It's been one of the most violent cities forever, along with Detroit.

I wonder if these democrats ever get embarrassed blaming the President for everything under the sun?


Anonymous Lee said...

Anyone who has visited New Orleans knows the safe places. As you mentioned, it is on a parellel with Detroit when it comes to violence. Both of these cities need to work on their failure to insure a safe place for the residents as well as visitors. Violence is nothing new to either place and it has not been brought under control for many years. However, after any event such as a hurricane, the bad boys come out of hiding.

January 12, 2007 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Once again, they want to shift the blame to the administration. These people are in dire need of major history lessons and they need to use some old fashioned common sense to see things as they really are.

January 12, 2007 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the person quoted in this article, please allow me to clarify. While the failure of the federal levees which caused the flooding of my home (and many others) is not the direct fault of Pres. Bush, it is the responsibility of the Fed Gov. Extra Natl Guard troops patrolling neighboorhoods hit hardest would free up more NOPD to investigate and prevent violent crime. These troops would go far in providing security to those who are trying to rebuild (or 'pick themselves up by their bootstraps' in Republispeak) in addition to preventing the widespread looting of their property. Building supplies and items such as copper are especially susceptible to opportunistic theives.
NOLA has a crime problem...and a poverty problem which pre-date the Bush adm. However, the POTUS did stage a photo-op on our front porch (Jax Square) and promise NO and the US that he would do whatever it takes to bring one of America's great cities back.
So come on...dont fight us, we're one of you and we need your help.
Much love to all.

January 19, 2007 11:17 PM  

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