This isn't Russia, Is this Russia?
An editorial in yesterday's TP........... http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/editorials/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1161324977179470.xml&coll=1
Chris Roberts of the JP council doesn't want anymore poor people in his district. Well, Mr. Roberts, aren't we free to live where we chose to live?
The members of the jefferson parish council should be embarrassed. As a resident of Jefferson, I am appalled by this the same way I was appalled by the actions of the Gretna Police in the days immediately following the Hurricane. The elected leadership of the parish have made it quite clear with these actions that they only want to continue widening the divide between Jefferson and Orleans.
A quote from the Jefferson Parish website........"Wrapped around New Orleans, a mystical city steeped in history, culture and night life is Jefferson Parish. A place rich with a heritage all its own. Nowhere in such close proximity will you find such cultural diversity, as you will in JP. "
Cultural diversity huh? I guess that won't be for much longer if Chris Roberts and the JP Council get their way.
Remember this Mr. Roberts. The real measure of a society is how it treats its least fortunate citizens. Is this how you want to be remembered?