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Mayor Landrieu and city officials call on feds to help stop violent crime

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Mayor Mitch Landrieu stood with city officials at City Hall this afternoon to make a ?clarion call to every level of government to protect our streets.? Landrieu?s press conference was the mayor?s first following the Bourbon Street shootings that left ...

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Old 07-01-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
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Mayor Landrieu and city officials call on feds to help stop violent crime



Mayor Mitch Landrieu stood with city officials at City Hall this afternoon to make a ?clarion call to every level of government to protect our streets.?

Landrieu?s press conference was the mayor?s first following the Bourbon Street shootings that left 10 people injured early Sunday morning. Landrieu asked Gov. Bobby Jindal for a permanent staffing of 100 Louisiana State Police offiers within the city, and he also sent letters to the Obama Administration, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal agencies asking for the federal government to remind them of ?their obligation to help stem this national epidemic.? (Landrieu later added that he is disappointed by nationwide leaders? ?general lack of knowledge? of violent crime playing out in the streets.)


The letter demanded a ?surge team? of federal law enforcement as well as the restoration of the federal COPS program and harsher penalties for the illegal use of a firearm.? [ Read more ]

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