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Old 01-17-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Who blamed the tourist? They come to New Orleans to party, and the locals help them party. When there is a dispute amongst the locals, they resort to killing. That's what all the crime is about. This is basic stuff. I'm surprised any adult would have trouble absorbing this.

It's not about blame. It just is what it is.

You did blamed the tourist. You said they created a lager than normal demand for drugs and in turn cause more turf wars.

This is not true. Go on any crack corner or nickle/dime weed bag corner and you will see locals buying the drugs.

I'm not saying that tourist don't buy drugs. They do but it makes for a small fraction of the drug trade here. Most tourist come here to drink and the ones who do drugs most likely bring them with them when they show up.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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You did blamed the tourist. You said they created a lager than normal demand for drugs and in turn cause more turf wars.

This is not true. Go on any crack corner or nickle/dime weed bag corner and you will see locals buying the drugs.

I'm not saying that tourist don't buy drugs. They do but it makes for a small fraction of the drug trade here. Most tourist come here to drink and the ones who do drugs most likely bring them with them when they show up.
I know somebody will attack busta for his grammar here, but as usual, he's right. Our violence problem is of the home-grown variety, and having a massive natural disaster decimate the metro area didn't help matters.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Shawty, you are always trolling Atlanta's........
I've never posted in Atlanta forums.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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You did blamed the tourist. You said they created a lager than normal demand for drugs and in turn cause more turf wars.

This is not true. Go on any crack corner or nickle/dime weed bag corner and you will see locals buying the drugs.

I'm not saying that tourist don't buy drugs. They do but it makes for a small fraction of the drug trade here. Most tourist come here to drink and the ones who do drugs most likely bring them with them when they show up.
Why does NOLA have an unusually high rate of violent crime? Busta says it's because the locals like to use drugs. I've lived in lots of places where the locals LOVE drugs, but they don't have the violent crime. What sets NOLA apart is that the market for supplying drugs to the tourists is very lucrative, and draws in mostly poor blacks. They then fight over the drug turf, causing direct and indirect violence. This needs to be understood if the crime issue will ever be resolved. I'm not going to address this any further. Good luck.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I'm quite sure that having a large influx of tourist does contribute to recreational drug demand, but there's a much larger cultural and systematic problem at play here.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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We have our fair share of drug-related crime, but the crime in NOLA, unlike many other cities, is also largely related to neighborhood beef. There's a lot of "he said ___________ so I'm going to get my brother to go take care of him" -- a lot of silly arguments and related machismo that eventually results in a gun coming into the situation -- and then, of course, the retaliation that comes from that.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Denver
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It's easier for a teen to buy a gun than a pack of Kools or Newports.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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It isn't the tourist trade that creates crime and the drug trade in NO. This violence we're seeing and the escalation is from poverty, poor education, and most importantly the destruction of the family unit and its values! So many single parent homes, many with multiple children, no jobs on SSI or other forms of fed support. You can double the cops on the street but that is treating a symtom, not the root cause. Violence on television and video games doesn't help either, desensitizes these kids at a young age. Lack of a tight knit family structure, two parents involved in a loving home. It surely isn't the tourists.....what a lame excuse. You think they come to town toting a AK47 or a Glock and a couple pounds of weed or an ounce of crack? Come on.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Why does NOLA have an unusually high rate of violent crime? Busta says it's because the locals like to use drugs. I've lived in lots of places where the locals LOVE drugs, but they don't have the violent crime. What sets NOLA apart is that the market for supplying drugs to the tourists is very lucrative, and draws in mostly poor blacks. They then fight over the drug turf, causing direct and indirect violence. This needs to be understood if the crime issue will ever be resolved. I'm not going to address this any further. Good luck.
Beg the question much? I don't think many tourists are creating turf wars in Central City and the East.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:02 AM
 
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What's happening in NOLA is sad. I love the place and would definitely choose it to live in when I retire or even before if I got a job transfer out there. But with the high crime rate now I don't feel it's a viable option.
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