While the New Orleans city government began the legal process of removing Confederate monuments across the city, a new wave of armed robberies hit the city. Over a 9 hour period, 11 people in New Orleans were victimized by armed robberies and carjackings across the city.
Eleven people were victims of armed robberies or carjackings across New Orleans in a roughly nine-hour window Thursday night (Aug. 13) into Friday morning, New Orleans police reported. The incidents included two separate French Quarter armed robberies, and two separate Uptown armed robberies minutes apart.
The violence started in the Little Woods neighborhood of eastern New Orleans. A preliminary police report said a 37-year-old man was walking in the 8700 block of Lomond Road around 8:30 p.m. when a gunman approached seeking his money and gold chain. The 37-year-old followed the gunman’s instructions, police said, and the gunman left the area.
Robert E. Lee, P.G.T Beauregard, and Jefferson Davis are not considered suspects in the cases. All three men have rock solid alibis.
Meanwhile Mitch Landrieu and his city government appear to be more concerned about removing monuments than providing for the public safety of its citizens. Public safety is the number 1 job of government, not removing monuments that some politicians view as offensive.
On top of the Landrieu administration’s disregard for public safety, they have the audacity to tell everyone that “crime is down.” If you believe crime is down in New Orleans then I have two bridges for sale over the Mississippi River that lead to Algiers. I’m taking bids for them.
What do you think will benefit the average New Orleanian of any race, fighting crime or removing statues?
Mitch Landrieu needs to be more concerned about crime than monuments.