While Baton Rouge and surrounding areas continue to suffer from what’s being called the ‘100 year-flood,’ New Orleans continues to suffer from it’s ever-growing crime problem, marking it’s 100th murder of the year.
The murder of 21 year-old Lamontriel LaCour on the 1800 block of St. Thomas Street became the 100th murder in the city, which saw one of it’s deadliest and most violent months in July.
Ironically, just as the murder occurred, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was named by his fellow Democratic mayors across the country as the “turnaround” mayor of the year, claiming that he’s been one of the most “innovative” mayors around the country.
At the beginning of 2016, the Hayride was the only Louisiana news outlet to report that New Orleans was named the fourth most dangerous city in the county, according to analysis by the Daily Mail.
New Orleans sits as the 32nd most dangerous city in the world and the 4th most dangerous city in the US. Among the parts of the world that New Orleans surpasses in crime and danger? Gran Barcelona, Venezuela, Tijuana, Mexico, Johannesburg, South Africa, Obregon, Mexico and Maracaibo, Venezuela, just to name a few.