What is going on, and why are our young people killing themselves? Daily we hear of several multiple murders in the metropolitan area.
What is law enforcement doing about the problem? Why can’t they do something about the people that are causing the problem? They know where the drug activity is going on but they do nothing to stop it. Why don’t that tell us what the people that are doing this killing are doing and what is causing the problem.
I am more than certain that these are not just domestic disputes that turn into killings. When you have three or four people being killed in a span of two hours, in the same area and in the same manner, this is more than a domestic dispute.
We know that they cannot make a statement that flatly places the reason on drugs but they can use the that one word, “alleged”. If a robbery is not the reason for a multiple murder then more than likely the probable cause is drugs. So if you have something that looks like a dog, don’t beat around the bush and say nothing, call it a dog. Also if you run into a murder that has someone that has been killed execution style, don’t brush it off lightly, say it is drugs.
At the same time if these crimes are located in a high crime area of the city, don’t let the rest of the country think that these crimes are happening all over the city, say that it is in a high crime area. People that come to New Orleans don’t know that most of the killings don’t happening in the French Quarter. But if they are not told that it happened three or four miles outside of the Quarter, how are they to know. Tell them that if there is a hold-up in the Quarter that it is probably on one of the side streets of that area, and that it happened to someone from out of town that had not been told not to go to the less traveled side streets. Stay on the heavily traveled streets, not the dark less traveled streets. If they are the only person on that block, don’t go that way.
Now I will say that the news media is the primary distributor of false or incomplete news. They take a simple news story and flog it to death. You hear about the same incident, three or four days in a row. I can understand the reporting of an unsavory happening for two days, but to hear it every day for a whole week, that is a little overplay.
So, I would say a little complaining to the media is in order.