( New Orleans ): I’ve wasted key board strokes and video time warning about the horrors of the 1100th block of Canal Street to a disinterested Democratic City Council and 8th District commander.
Tuesday’s shooting there confirms the expendability of that’s block’s low income demographic.
I’m forced to conclude that only the tragedy of a high income death, perhaps of a patron of the Saenger Theatre across the street, will move Mayor Mitch Landrieu, incoming city council President Stacy Head, city council criminal justice committee chair Susan Guidry and 8th District commander Jeffrey Walls, to take action.
My warnings and the fears of low income citizens still fall on deaf ears, even as gunfire echoes.
I’ve seen this happen elsewhere but it’s an avoidable tragedy looming while official arrogance looms larger still as crisis nears.
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black The Hood Conservative is an anti crime activist, Project 21 member in New Orleans.
From Dec 2013: Canal Street’s Baddest Block
Brothers arrested in Canal Street shooting Tuesday, victim remains in critical condition, NOPD says