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Old 04-24-2019, 06:17 AM
 
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I often hear about how New Orleans is a truly unique city, a place where people are easy-going and open minded. However this attitude contradicts the staggering violent crime rates that have persisted in the city for decades.

How can both of these things be true, and if so what causes them?

You often hear about New Orleans being a unique city and positive reviews because of the tourism industry marketing efforts. Google is filled with beautiful photos of people playing music in the streets. Truth be told, New Orleans does have some of the most unique entertainment options in the world. However, those same musicians flock there and many are pan handling on the street to pay their way through life.



To prove this fact, recall Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. The tourism industry slowed to a crawl first because of the damage to the city but secondly the traveling musicians fled the city taking with them the musical culture that tourists craved. Once the music was gone so were the tourists. To restore the musical culture, the city worked with charity organizations to build housing for these musicians at a great cost to city budgets and citizens who felt obligated to donate through strong armed, guilt driven marketing efforts.



EXAMPLE MARKETING TRICKS:

https://parade.com/686942/scott_stei...to-see-and-do/





Those of us who live in Louisiana and have visited New Orleans know the truth but choose not openly discuss it in public to be polite.


New Orleans has many public support benefits that attract crime and homeless people. Just the availability of drugs on the streets attracts the criminal element.



Remember, criminals avoid other areas of Louisiana where there are active citizens protecting their community and reporting crimes. Criminals discuss these matters in prison and network with each other to stay in areas where there is easier prey. Since New Orleans attracts tourists from across the world, the town is viewed as filled with easy targets. Remember criminals are predators and think of the rest of us as prey. Criminals are also very aware of the fact that they have overwhelmed the local judicial system of New Orleans. The game is to get out with no charges for committing a crime. Even worse these same criminals are educated in the ways of the legal system and know how to plea their case which speeds up their release onto the streets again.



SUPPORTING ARTICLE FOR CRIMINAL REVOLVING DOOR: Only 2 percent of 2018 rape cases have been cleared in New Orleans

https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/c.../289-606167693


Consider for a moment your chances of committing assault or robbery in a small community.

How hard would it be to attack someone in a small country town with open carry guns?



Now consider how easy it would be to attack someone in a busy metropolis where people are packed into the streets side by side and open carry of guns is discouraged?
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You often hear about New Orleans being a unique city and positive reviews because of the tourism industry marketing efforts. Google is filled with beautiful photos of people playing music in the streets. Truth be told, New Orleans does have some of the most unique entertainment options in the world. However, those same musicians flock there and many are pan handling on the street to pay their way through life.



To prove this fact, recall Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. The tourism industry slowed to a crawl first because of the damage to the city but secondly the traveling musicians fled the city taking with them the musical culture that tourists craved. Once the music was gone so were the tourists. To restore the musical culture, the city worked with charity organizations to build housing for these musicians at a great cost to city budgets and citizens who felt obligated to donate through strong armed, guilt driven marketing efforts.



EXAMPLE MARKETING TRICKS:

https://parade.com/686942/scott_stei...to-see-and-do/





Those of us who live in Louisiana and have visited New Orleans know the truth but choose not openly discuss it in public to be polite.


New Orleans has many public support benefits that attract crime and homeless people. Just the availability of drugs on the streets attracts the criminal element.



Remember, criminals avoid other areas of Louisiana where there are active citizens protecting their community and reporting crimes. Criminals discuss these matters in prison and network with each other to stay in areas where there is easier prey. Since New Orleans attracts tourists from across the world, the town is viewed as filled with easy targets. Remember criminals are predators and think of the rest of us as prey. Criminals are also very aware of the fact that they have overwhelmed the local judicial system of New Orleans. The game is to get out with no charges for committing a crime. Even worse these same criminals are educated in the ways of the legal system and know how to plea their case which speeds up their release onto the streets again.



SUPPORTING ARTICLE FOR CRIMINAL REVOLVING DOOR: Only 2 percent of 2018 rape cases have been cleared in New Orleans

https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/c.../289-606167693


Consider for a moment your chances of committing assault or robbery in a small community.

How hard would it be to attack someone in a small country town with open carry guns?



Now consider how easy it would be to attack someone in a busy metropolis where people are packed into the streets side by side and open carry of guns is discouraged?

All of Louisiana is violent. Lake Charles has more crime than Austin, TX.

The real problem is property taxes are so low that good schools aren't funded properly. The best schools in LC or Lafayette would be third tier schools in Austin. People don't know what they don't have. Here property taxes are high but that means schools are good which means people get educated which means less crime.
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:07 AM
 
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All of Louisiana is violent. Lake Charles has more crime than Austin, TX.

The real problem is property taxes are so low that good schools aren't funded properly. The best schools in LC or Lafayette would be third tier schools in Austin. People don't know what they don't have. Here property taxes are high but that means schools are good which means people get educated which means less crime.

Seems the people of Austin disagree with you...
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About 140,000 people are protesting their property appraisals this year – an all-time high, according to the Travis Central Appraisal District.
https://www.kut.org/post/protests-tr...-all-time-high


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The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday by attorney Bill Aleshire, alleges that the defendants participated in “unlawful manipulation and corruption of the 2018 tax appraisal protest process in Travis County that leaves property owners without the Appraisal Review Board hearing to which they are entitled by law.”
https://www.austinmonitor.com/storie...ief-appraiser/


Your pillar of smug appears to be cracked.



This is what happens anytime you depend on the government to solve all your problems as a society.



I thought Austin had enough education to figure this out?
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:43 AM
 
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I think poverty is the #1 reason. That said, it's still a place full of open-minded and easy-going people, and many citizens are still happy to live there. Have you ever visited? I'm not arguing that it doesn't have problems with violence, but I definitely prefer to look at the big picture of New Orleans.
Nonsense.
Years ago they said slums caused juvenile delinquency. So they built a bunch of housing projects in Queens and Brooklyn with low rents. They quickly became toilets filled with drugs and violence.
Thankfully that experiment is over.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Not from there but I'd guess

Poor education

Poverty

Lawless intentions

Ease of access to guns

As another poster said, Smaller unorganized gangs (BOSTON- WHICH IS FAR FROM COMPARABLE TO NEW ORLEANS- has had his problem and that's why it's crime rate has been much higher than NYC in the mid 1990s 110-160 street gabgs..Baltimore has small violent gangs and regional large gangs to supply the trade so it gets hammered)

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Old 04-30-2019, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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All of Louisiana is violent. Lake Charles has more crime than Austin, TX.

The real problem is property taxes are so low that good schools aren't funded properly. The best schools in LC or Lafayette would be third tier schools in Austin. People don't know what they don't have. Here property taxes are high but that means schools are good which means people get educated which means less crime.
Agreed. Louisiana is eerily violent.
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Seems the people of Austin disagree with you...

https://www.kut.org/post/protests-tr...-all-time-high



https://www.austinmonitor.com/storie...ief-appraiser/


Your pillar of smug appears to be cracked.



This is what happens anytime you depend on the government to solve all your problems as a society.



I thought Austin had enough education to figure this out?
Protesting evaluations of property isn't the same as demanding lower taxes. I think you can figure that one out can you?

As long as you keep your head in the sand all the things you hate about LC will stay the same. Protesting a toll bridge? Did you know toll bridges are about the most Republican thing there is, people that ride on them pay for them. A free "government" constructed bridge is the nanny state you're preaching against.

So you either want the government or not. Which one is it? If you want no government interfering then a toll bridge is the only option.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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Protesting evaluations of property isn't the same as demanding lower taxes. I think you can figure that one out can you?

As long as you keep your head in the sand all the things you hate about LC will stay the same. Protesting a toll bridge? Did you know toll bridges are about the most Republican thing there is, people that ride on them pay for them. A free "government" constructed bridge is the nanny state you're preaching against.

So you either want the government or not. Which one is it? If you want no government interfering then a toll bridge is the only option.

A higher evaluation of property results in higher taxation based on how millage calculations are performed.



What other reasons do the 100,000+ people in Austin have to complain to the appraisal district about getting told their home is worth more?


The irony of smart educated people in Austin complaining about the taxes they voted on is priceless.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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A higher evaluation of property results in higher taxation based on how millage calculations are performed.



What other reasons do the 100,000+ people in Austin have to complain to the appraisal district about getting told their home is worth more?


The irony of smart educated people in Austin complaining about the taxes they voted on is priceless.
You conveniently ignored my toll bridge comment.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:58 AM
 
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You conveniently ignored my toll bridge comment.

Off topic.
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