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Old 11-24-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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How on Earth is this city ever going to recover? We had a golden opportunity after Katrina to start over and look what has happened!

New Orleans ranks highest in crime, survey finds - CNN.com
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I've come to terms with a lot of things about this city and the one thing I don't get this the fact that one month CNN is posting figures saying that we were the fastest growing city. This was in JULY, now if you read the NOLA.com reports, the city is shrinking. The figures are muddled because there are a lot of awesome, creative people moving here. GQ just did an article stating how this place is currently like SOHO in the 80's or Prague in the 90's and it's possibly ready to be even better.
New minds are coming into the city looking to make their mark, the city just needs to embrace those people.

So, you ask yourself what do we do?
First, the people have to realize (which most do) that Nagin is a joke and everyone that he's put in a position of power isn't exactly the brightest bulb. I'm not a republican by any means but anyone cane see that Jindal is at least holding his position down and making sure the Louisiana, as a whole is growing. Now, he wasn't steeped in political cronieism and neither is our soon to be president.
But, they were people whose values were taken stock for what the message is/was.

New Orleans needs the same kind of leader, someone who isn't playing the game.
I moved here for my passion for the city's enduring sense of art and music and culture.
If that culture is lost, an American cornerstone is lost and that's not exactly a great thing for anyone. People need to understand and support the new voices that popping up all over who won't let NOLA die out because this place means so much to them.
Crime HAS to stop and the people need to get up and do something about it because it's clear the internal government isn't stepping up.

I HIGHLY SUGGEST checking out these links:

www.nolafugees.com
DEFEND NEW ORLEANS
NOLA RISING
MySpace.com - RECALL RAY NAGIN - 29 - Male - NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - www.myspace.com/flush_louisiana

GET INVOLVED and save your city.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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How on Earth is this city ever going to recover? We had a golden opportunity after Katrina to start over and look what has happened!

New Orleans ranks highest in crime, survey finds - CNN.com

CNN, can you get your head out of the crapper and use these mysterious surveys you're always doing to tell the people something not quite so obvious?
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Baton Rouge comes in #31 too.

WWL posted this:

N.O. named nation's most dangerous city | News for New Orleans, Louisiana | Top Stories | News for New Orleans, Louisiana | wwltv.com (http://www.wwltv.com/topstories/stories/wwl112408cbcrime.1e40b803b.html - broken link)
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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Another agency or researching body releases a report. They paint New Orleans with yet another superlative ("most dangerous", "Murder Capital", "bloodiest city").

Big f-ing deal.



Did you get shot?
Do you know someone close to you that did?
Do you live your life in fear, or do you just live?
Do you feel your chances of surviving the next day are high?
Do you love this city? Why?


If you can answer any of those questions positively, good. Promote that.

F*** this list. That's my attitude.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: southern california
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when violence is a problem for the residents of NO it will get better and not b4.
my opinion of it will only make you angry.
a former NO resident.
i have a dream.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Another agency or researching body releases a report. They paint New Orleans with yet another superlative ("most dangerous", "Murder Capital", "bloodiest city").

Big f-ing deal.



Did you get shot?
Do you know someone close to you that did?
Do you live your life in fear, or do you just live?
Do you feel your chances of surviving the next day are high?
Do you love this city? Why?


If you can answer any of those questions positively, good. Promote that.

F*** this list. That's my attitude.
You are right on. They always try to make it seem like there are random stray bullets flying in all directions every minute of the day in places like New Orleans and Detroit.

Steps to not be a victim of crime in NOLA. Notice that most are common sense.
1. DON'T buy/sell drugs
2. Don't leave valuable sh*t in your car or front yard
3. Don't hang around with shady characters
4. Keep your doors locked (you should do that anywheres)
5. Don't flash money and valuables around
6. Avoid dark and/or deserted looking streets
7. Watch out for yourself. Don't put yourself in the position of a victim.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Commonsense really is un-common, especially in the media.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: southern california
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you know i see 2 things on this thread. a whole lota NO anger. not much concern by residents over the violence in NO. jessie jackson was right.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:18 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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We're trying to make the best of the situation, yes we're upset that life has to be a certain way for a city this size.
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