A Letter to Our Friends Across the Pond . . .
Dear Northshore Residents:
Would you tell your people over there to stop blaming all their crime problems on New Orleans. It's laughable. Four people get killed in a trailer park over a drug deal gone bad and now all of a sudden your increases in car theft, burglary, and other petty crimes are 100% New Orleanians fault. Oh, oh this is the best: the various police agencies in St. Tammany Parish need help from the Louisiana State Police. HA.
Houston already did this in the hope of securing some FEMA money. Nice to see St. Tammany follow suit. St. Tammany Parish got what it wanted and deserved. Remember the plan: Grow, grow, grow so "your kind" can leave New Orleans and the Southshore. You know, put subdivisions, walmarts, and all the other accomidations anywhere and everywhere to be the "big city". Well you wanted to be the "big city", so here have some big city problems. Don't ask the state to bail you out when the population has overgrown its police force.
The fact is if YOUR parish government hadn't whored itself out to developers for so long and actually restricted development, home prices would be too high for "them" to invade your happy little town. I know that supply and demand thing is really tricky.
I'm not even going to entertain the notion of criminals driving 35-45 minutes to the Northshore to commit crime because of the National Guard and State Police in New Orleans. It's freaking ridiculous. Do they pay the $3 toll too? In your eyes they were too poor and didn't have the means to leave New Orleans when a killer storm was coming, but now they can afford to come to your happy little town.
So I ask thee, ole fleer across the pond: Is this what the people in your "hood" really think?
Because if you do then I think the St. Tammany police departments were waiting for something like this to happen. When it did, it was a sign of relief because now by blaming New Orleans they can beef up their Pre-Katrina already understaffed police forces with state/federal money.
Lastly, so I don't sound too negative I offer a solution. If New Orleans is such a drain on your community, blow up the Twin Span and Causeway and get a job over there. After all, the City of New Orleans is nothing but a drain on your community and removing that link will ultimately get rid of 100% of your crime problem.
Someone sick of the @#!
TAGS: Katrina, New Orleans, NOLA, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana State Police, Houston, NOPD