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Old 03-18-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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I would like to have New Orlenians' point of view on the evolution of crime through out the city since hurricane Katrina.... Do you think the post-Katrina changes (demographics, jobs, education, administration, etc.) have an impact on crime and fear of crime? I want to have New Orlenians' sights on that... Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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My son just returned from visiting my cousin in New Orleans-he owns a bar and according to him a lot of their problems now reside in Houston and that's just fine for him!!
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:00 PM
 
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Do you mean there's been a migration in crime? from New Orleans to Houston?
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I have lived in New Orleans for many years.

The crime situation here has always been bad, and after Katrina it got much worse. I think it is starting to level out; time will tell.

New Orleans has so many positive attributes, but like any place it is a mixture of plusses and minuses. Crime is one of the worst of those minuses. The crime situation here is not good. Those of us who choose to stay manage to bear it, because the city has so much to offer. Otherwise many of us would leave.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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A lot of the poorer peole were evacuated by bus to Houston. Many stayed and Houston blamed thier rise in crime on the evacuees. Don'tr know how many came back, I suspect a good number.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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A lot of the poorer peole were evacuated by bus to Houston. Many stayed and Houston blamed thier rise in crime on the evacuees. Don'tr know how many came back, I suspect a good number.
Yes, Houston blamed their sharp peak in crime on the Katrina evacuees. They wailed long and loud.

At the same time, people in New Orleans blamed OUR even worse sharp peak in crime on Houstonians that came here in droves at that time (either to seek their fortunes through carpetbagger type trickery and so on, or with returning evacuees for joint criminal ventures). We sent you ours, you sent us yours. When criminals from both cities joined forces, both cities suffered.

It's easy to cast blame, harder to deal with crime problems.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:16 AM
 
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People like to deny it, because they love the city, but the truth is that it's all but out of control. Average 3 or 4 shotings a day. Not uncomin 10 or 15 in a weekend, it just depends on how good of aim they have to count the death toll.
Just about 90% black on black and mostly drug related. I heard a police official say 70% of the time the shoters know each other. That doesn't mean that a dope headed gang banger wont shot you or a family member if they need money to get some dope or just because. Stay vigilant the cops are mainly there to fill out the report after the fact.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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A lot of the poorer peole were evacuated by bus to Houston. Many stayed and Houston blamed thier rise in crime on the evacuees. Don'tr know how many came back, I suspect a good number.
Some of the gangs from New Orleans ended up in Houston and Atlanta. The New Orleans gangs actually scared the gangs in Atlanta and Houston.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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One thing to think about it this. New Orleans has been under Code Napoleon. Part of the reason for a phenomenon called "the 60 day murder". At least in New Orleans, you have to be indicted for a crime within 60 days or you get set free from prison. This has often meant some murderers have gotten back on the street to kill again.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Some of the gangs from New Orleans ended up in Houston and Atlanta. The New Orleans gangs actually scared the gangs in Atlanta and Houston.
They didn't scare the West Bank gangs, but it's been a bloody ordeal
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