War in New Orleans — Military Called In to Patrol the Streets

New Orleans, Louisiana’s crime problems have been well-documented ever since the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina ravaged the town, challenged the authority of the police force, and created a secondary culture where crime is viewed almost as a profession, not a stigma. However, the recent shooting of a toddler playing outside has caused more outrage, and now Louisiana officials are asking for the National Guard to come into New Orleans and actively patrol and bring order to the city. This is not from six years ago during a catastrophe of epic proportions…this is everyday life in New Orleans. However, instead of putting the blame on a lackluster, underpaid, and inexperienced police force that cannot control the problems, lawmakers are asking to bring in the military as a viable solution. How long is it before this comes to your city?

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