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Old 11-27-2008, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Not really angry, just annoyed.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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You're right, Micktooth ~ post-Katrina WAS certainly its best chance to clean up. The powers that be didn't take into consideration that the criminals would return, too; after all, it's their 'home'. They disrespect their city, and they disrespect themselves. But but they chose to come back and cheat life instead of trying to carve out a new one elsewhere.

I've a sneaky suspicion that the inner-corruption in your city government hasn't cleaned up much, either. Shameful.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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It's all relative. They based New Orleans numbers on a population of 250,000 while the population of the city is actually just under 340,000. Doesn't really matter to me. The only people that get killed in New Orleans are crackheads and all they really do is kill each other, so the only time you ever really know there is a murder in New Orleans is when you turn on the news and hear about another black killing another black---sad, but, it's reality. Lived here my entire life and have never feared. The only thing you do know is there are a few very small parts of the city that you just don't go into--but, I have no business being there anyway as I don't do crack.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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I disagree, I personally do know people who have been shot and even killed! I lived in River Ridge. My family lives in River Ridge and Lakeview. I see a lot of denial here. Who cares what numbers were used, NOLA is a violent city. Go to other big cities and see the real world. You shouldn't have to live in fear that you have turned on to the wrong street, who is walking behind you, should you set your home alarm during the day while you are inside, etc. There is a major problem in NOLA and until people see that it is not like this everywhere and it is totally unacceptable no matter who is killing whom, I'm afraid it's just not going to get better.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I disagree, I personally do know people who have been shot and even killed! I lived in River Ridge. My family lives in River Ridge and Lakeview. I see a lot of denial here. Who cares what numbers were used, NOLA is a violent city. Go to other big cities and see the real world. You shouldn't have to live in fear that you have turned on to the wrong street, who is walking behind you, should you set your home alarm during the day while you are inside, etc. There is a major problem in NOLA and until people see that it is not like this everywhere and it is totally unacceptable no matter who is killing whom, I'm afraid it's just not going to get better.
Stay living in River Ridge...life is fine for me on Banks St. in Mid-City. Maybe it's coincidence for you, but, I have never known a person that got shot and I've lived in this city since Day 1. I've been to many other big cities...many in the US and I couldn't wait to get home. There are nice places out there, but, nothing is as good as my good 'ole New Orleans. And that is how I feel. Besides, I don't know anyone in River Ridge that actually likes New Orleans anyway.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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I don't know anyone in River Ridge that actually likes New Orleans anyway.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:04 AM
 
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They should throw Nagin out put in Gen Honore' as mayor. He will clean up the city
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: 33415
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I love NOLA, but limit my visits to "safe" areas. Outside of the heavily touristed areas it is a JUNGLE!
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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You all might be a bit paranoid actually. Most of the death and associated troubles occurs only when a) they get involved in the drug trade, or b) they're stupid enough to be in the wrong parts of town at the wrong time of day. Walking around uptown or Garden district at 10 o' clock is not, I assure you, the end of the world. Making sure to lock your doors and have contingency plans just in case some people decide to rob your home might be important (it happens a few times a month in the uptown district). Dressing like an idiot also doesn't help.

I would also like to point out that there are only so many bad neighborhoods in New Orleans. But people with their feet wet, who never stepped foot outside their suburb or farm for more than a month at a time, tend to think the entire city is a ghetto. It's really not, just the Magnolia district, Inner-Central City, parts of BC, and whatever else people know about. Uptown, Garden district, and anywhere bordering St. Charles Ave. is good enough.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:24 PM
 
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Did they ever make any arrests in the Helen Hill case?
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