It hasn’t been even a month since the National Guard troops pulled out. And already it looks like we’re on our way back to becoming a violent city where nighttime pedestrians can get blown away. The levees aren’t fixed yet, but for awhile the crime problem was solved. Not anymore.
Interestingly, this brutal murder isn’t even a front page story. I guess it’s assumed that we all accept that our crime problem will return. I think that’s a bad assumption. I’m not going to stay here in this city if the crime problem starts to return, and I’m pretty sure a lot of other people feel the same way.