Itís time to face the reality of the N.O. criminal justice system
The lead stories were, of course, about the 8 murders in 3 days in New Orleans. There were 4 murders on Saturday and Sunday although one shooting victim did not die until Monday. Then there were 4 more murders on Monday alone. Three of the murders were in separate parts of town within 6 hours of each other.Rhetoric
While all the of the Monday mayhem was going on in New Orleans, a lege committee was conducting a hearing in Baton Rouge on the New Orleans criminal justice system. The system has been a revolving door for criminals many of which are responsible for the almost daily murders in New Orleans not to mention other crimes.
Former LA Attorney General Richard Ieyoub who was brought in by Mayor Ray Nagin to fix the broken New Orleans criminal justice system was testifying before the lege committee. He was assuring the committee that great progress had been in New Orleans.
According to a story in today's Daily Monopoly:
Ieyoub said he feels the court system is in better shape now than it was before the hurricane.
I heard similar comments by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the levees in New Orleans.
Both the criminal justice system and the levees failed when they were most needed.
"Better than before" is like playing a round of golf and shooting 120 and the next week shooting 119. Better, but a long way from par.
Perhaps the assessments by Ieyoub and the Corps were just examples of damning with faint praise.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
We asked kindergartners from Norco Primary and first and second graders from...
Laurie Guichard was hanging off the side of Benson Tower in downtown New Orleans...
A woman who police say was drunk when she crashed into a car and killed the aunt...
After a hit and run accident earlier this month resulted in a Des Allemands woman...
Playoff quarterfinals players of the week for the 2013 high school football season. ...
A woman who police say was drunk when she crashed into another car and killed three...
Commercial refrigeration, A/C, Heating, Industrial Refrigeration and A/C, Emergency Generators and service, Building Entergy conservation services, Solar power systems, Heat pump specialist. All brands serviced and installed
Destrehan knocks off Dutchtown, advances to state semifinals - 1271 views
The Destrehan offense didn't march up and down the field on Dutcthtown on Friday like they did in their 45-14 win against the Griffins earlier in the season, but the end result was the same.