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03-04-12, 01:15 PM #1
Fed up, New Orleans looks to shake Murder City titleThe mayor has called murder "the single-most important issue facing our city." Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has racked up six straight titles as the most murderous city in America. January suggested a seventh was coming, though the pace of the killings slowed considerably in February."What appears to be different about homicides in New Orleans are the circumstances of the events -- they are in residential areas and outdoors and do not involve the kinds of drug and gang involvements found in other cities," the researchers said. "In reading the narratives of the offenses, one is struck by their ordinariness -- arguments and disputes that escalate into homicide."
In 200 murder cases selected from a 13-month span between April 2009 and May 2010, the study found 57 were tied to drugs, while 47 were acts of revenge. Gangs were almost never a factor. Arguments led to 37 killings.
03-04-12, 06:05 PM #2
thin the herdTo Live Is To Eat
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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon
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03-04-12, 07:00 PM #3
While I typically don't think theorists have any business being involved in police work, there is one theory that I think is incredibly underrated in L.E.
The broken windows theory.
Fix the broken windows and the murders will go down.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.
03-05-12, 08:28 AM #4
Every mayor has made this statement either to their co workers or to the public. Until the PD is cleaned up and then allowed to do their job nothing will change.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
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