Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Crime rates in New Orleans

Interesting article in Radar Magazine on some very scary trends in New Orleans' crime rate. Paints a picture of complete lawlessness and a police force that lacks both ability, capacity, and will to do anything about it. Part of the problem, from a policing perspective, is that gangs don't operate as an organized institutions, but as loose, mostly direction-less packs; thus reducing the police department--already thoroughly undermanned and poorly led--into a reactive posture.

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