Saturday, February 17, 2007

Fun Times in the Big Easy

New Orleans never impressed us an anything but an overly hyped humid city that was miles and miles of crap surrounding a square mile or two of anything worth visiting. And after Hurricane Katrina, when every other state and municipality was able to recover within a year with the biggest Federal bailout in history, dysfunctional New Orleans continued to wallow in self pity and self destruction.

It continues:
  • With tourists streaming into town for Mardi Gras celebrations, a spasm of gun violence left two people dead and seven wounded -- more bad news for a city struggling to rebuild itself and its tourism industry.

    Officials noted the bloodshed did not occur near any of the parades Thursday night to celebrate Carnival, which culminates Tuesday in Mardi Gras.
Funny how the crime rate in communities that accepted New Orleans refuges continues to skyrocket and New Orleans itself is averaging violent crime on a scale far in excess of cities three, four and five times it's size.

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Blogger kateykakes said...

I have a younger brother who is a Hurricane Katrina survivor and he's very lucky he's alive today.

He tried moving back to NOLA, but he told me the city is so crime ridden, he just couldn't stay. He's since moved to Mississippi.

When the levee broke, it should have done more than just flooded - it should have swallowed the City whole so it could never recover again, and taken ever criminal with it. It's a cesspool.

2/16/2007 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this would never of took place if it was still a chocolate city now would it?

2/16/2007 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right about New Orleans. Even before Katrina, and at its best, it was basically a garbage city with the only good section being the French Quarter, and if you strayed from there, you were taking your life in your hands in a dangerous place. Of course, New Orleans' problems are caused by FEMA, George Bush, etc, and not Mayor Ray Nagin, Governor Kathleen Blanco and the "good" citizens of the "Big Easy". It is everybody elses fault but theirs.

2/17/2007 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LISTEN TO THIS B.S.!
2 FEMALE PO'S RESPOND TO A DOMESTIC THE FEMALE SAVAGE SPITS ON ONE OFFICER THEN CLAIMS SHE HAS AIDS, THEN PULLS A BOXCUTTER ON THE OTHER CLAIMING SHES GONNA KILL HER,,THEY DISARM HER AND GET KICKED A FEW TIMES TOO WHILE PUTTING HER IN THE POLICE VEHICLE. WHILE IN THE STAION THE ANIMAL SAYS SHE IS GONNA GET HER GD BOYFRIEND TO KILL ALL OFFICERS OF THE DISTRICT AND TRIES TO THROW FECES AT THE OFFICERS TO GIVE THEM AIDS AND SHE ADMITS TO THE W/C SHE WANTED TO SLASH THE PO'S. EASY AGGRAVATED BATTERY PO RIGHT? NOPE WATCH COMMANDER CLAIMS THE POLICE ARE MAKING UP STORIES AND SHOULDNT WORK TOGETHER ANYMORE AND TELLS THE ONSCENE DICK THAT OFFENDER WILL BE RWOC!!! WTF!!! THIS IS 100 PERCENT TRUE..DONT GO TO 007 people

(DID YOU SEE THIS!!! HOLY CRAP AND IT'S TRUE I HEARD IT WAS BECAUSE THE CAPTIAN HAD A PERSONAL ENGAGEMENT AND DIDN'T WANT TO STAY LATE SO SHE ACCUSED THE 2 P.O.'S OF FABRICATING A STORY WHAT BULLSHIT, SHE SHOULD BE FORCED TO RETIRE, OR STRIPPED OF HER BARS IMMEDIATELY. SHAME ON HER AND SHAME ON THE IDIOTS WHO PROMOTED HER. WHAT A DUMB CRIMINAL LOVING BITCH. THIS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN WHY WASN'T SHE PROTECTING HER OFFICERS AS THE VICTIMS THEY WERE?
WHAT DO YOU THINK SCC?)

2/17/2007 01:25:00 AM  
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2/17/2007 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey guy said...

All one need to look at is the population percentages to see what the problem in New Orleans is. If Detroit were to have a similar disaster it would suffer the same consequences. The City of Chicago, our truly beloved town, would be handed the same fate. I speak from experience. I was on the west side for seven day after the killing of King. I walk with a little "hitch in my gitty up" from the brick thrown by a misunderstood citizen on the seventh night. By the way, I for one will never categorize it as an assassination. He wasn't all that important to the nation as a whole to be placed in the same arena of importance as Kennedy. A truly media made creature. I too had a dream. A dream that people would act in rational ways after what they deemed a tragedy. I had the misplaced dream that people would think to themselves, " is it really a good idea to burn down my home, the grocery store I buy food for my children, the school where I hope they will learn the lessons of life." I was proven wrong in 1968 and the cycle continues. It will continue until we as a nation realize what and who is the problem and take the hard choice steps to correct it once and for all. Stop the entitlement mentality and insist on acquiescence into normal society.

PS: to Malcolms Little Brother/Coldtype/Leftisbest/ etc. etc. etc. – this is America and I have the right to voice my opinion. If the leaders of this nation had any balls they would have a nationwide referendum on this issue and guess what, your side would loose. But then again, the problem wouldn’t be solved at all. Your side would just riot, as usual.

2/17/2007 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous political correctness defined said...

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

2/17/2007 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

Just spent the last week in class in the Academy. They are ripping up the old carpet and laying down a vinyl floor. There is sanding and painting going on and dust flying everywhere. Each night I went home I coughed up a lung. Some of the workers are even wearing masks while everybody else is breathing in the crap in the air. Maybe next time they can hold my class at area 5. I'm sure the water and mold damage there would be healthier. And for those of you who are going to call me a cry baby I would just like to say in advance GO FU*K YOURSELVES.

Thank you

2/17/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For your information: In New Orleans they have a very lackluster building code. Its no wonder the houses fell down. You can build your own shack, with no inspectors coming out to check.

2/17/2007 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone around the 005th district should swing by the 10400 block of Forrest... Some guy has turned his entire yard into a Katrina protest. It was still up a week ago, but haven't been by there since. It's good for a laugh, you should check it out.

2/17/2007 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With tourists streaming into town for Mardi Gras celebrations, a spasm of gun violence left two people dead and seven wounded -- more bad news for a city struggling to rebuild itself and its tourism industry.


The Big Easy was always like this. Now it's just in the national spotlight....

2/17/2007 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous 007 midnights said...

RE: 1:25 AM

ARROGANCE, INCOMPETENCE, STUPIDITY AND COWARDICE:

Thy name is Mary Rozell!

2/17/2007 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: to Malcolms Little Brothe/Leftisbest/ etc. etc. etc. – ............

I'm pretty sure these guys are now gone as they were outed by SCC as one in the same person just here starting to brew trouble...

2/17/2007 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't just NO. High murder rates in Florida, Mississippi, etc.
The South has a lot of guns, and a lot of gunplay. More gunplay, more bodies. It's that simple.
Stricter gun laws, less bodies (England, Japan, etc.).
Canada is the exception. Lots of wilderness, lots of gun owners, but they don't kill each other as much as we do in the States. The chronic instability of NO'S prosecution system hasn't helped the mess down there at all.

2/17/2007 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Yummie Sandifer said...

People don't kill people. Liberal policies do.

2/17/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you who voted for Mayor Ray Nagin!

It appears him making your city a "chocolate city" has worked out swimingly!!

Retards.

2/17/2007 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
LISTEN TO THIS B.S.!
2 FEMALE PO'S RESPOND TO A DOMESTIC THE FEMALE SAVAGE SPITS ON ONE OFFICER THEN CLAIMS SHE HAS AIDS, THEN PULLS A BOXCUTTER ON THE OTHER CLAIMING SHES GONNA KILL HER,,THEY DISARM HER AND GET KICKED A FEW TIMES TOO WHILE PUTTING HER IN THE POLICE VEHICLE. WHILE IN THE STAION THE ANIMAL SAYS SHE IS GONNA GET HER GD BOYFRIEND TO KILL ALL OFFICERS OF THE DISTRICT AND TRIES TO THROW FECES AT THE OFFICERS TO GIVE THEM AIDS AND SHE ADMITS TO THE W/C SHE WANTED TO SLASH THE PO'S. EASY AGGRAVATED BATTERY PO RIGHT? NOPE WATCH COMMANDER CLAIMS THE POLICE ARE MAKING UP STORIES AND SHOULDNT WORK TOGETHER ANYMORE AND TELLS THE ONSCENE DICK THAT OFFENDER WILL BE RWOC!!! WTF!!! THIS IS 100 PERCENT TRUE..DONT GO TO 007 people
-----------------------------------

Captain Rosell I take it?
007 is a shithole.
And before you "rangers" bitch, I used to work there.

2/17/2007 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rebuilding NOLA below the water level of the levees is just setting up for the next huricane disaster.

Maybe they should take a page out of the Chicago, pre-Daleys, turn of the century civil engineering handbook. The whole downtown was raised up to prevent flooding during storms. This was done by thousands of men with screwjacks.

Can you imagine what the fate of this city would be if a similar disaster fell and Richie is at the helm. God help us and the Big Easy.

2/17/2007 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a friend of mine who was an NO copper for 30+ years, retired right before the hurricane. He always told me that on an average day, they would pick up 2-3 guns a week in his district. Come Mardi Gras, his district would get 3-4 guns a day, and all from people who were from outside of NOL.

His take was that outside people came to NO to 'party' and that outsiders have this idea that come Mardi Gras, anything goes.

From what he's told me, gangbangers from CA and TX have moved in to 'assist' their 'brothers', and it's them who are causing most of the trouble. Citizens of NO have lost too much and are just trying to rebuild and get on with their lives.

He does admit that even before the hurricane NO had a hell of a crime rate for a small city.

2/17/2007 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACADEMY DUST: Dust dipshit? It probably gunked up your gelled spikes. Try going to Afganistan or Iraq before you complain about a little dust. WIMP

2/17/2007 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget the chocolate city - we need a thread about the chocolate Jisc center. It takes 15 people to do the job it used to take 3 detectives and 2 lock-up keepers half the time to do. From the seargents down to the janitors the place is full of arrogant, lazy, condescending, whining, ignorant, fuckin people. SCC - New Orleans is old news - let's keep the bashing current.

2/17/2007 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

SCC - New Orleans is old news - let's keep the bashing current.

9 peoiple shot in a day right before Mardi Gras is current news. Stay with us here. Click the links. Besides, there wasn't much else in the news this morning

2/17/2007 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9 people shot in NO and 3 women beaten to deat in Chicago.....we must be the enlighten city

2/17/2007 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez. The City has FINALLY decided to pump some money into our Academy
(an eyesore for at least the last 12/15 years, old carpet, yellowed ceiling tiles, dingy, run down gym area), and some new kid wants to bitch over a little dust? Be glad that they're modernizing the place!! We have Police coming from all over the WORLD to see what we're doing to combat crime, and all we had to showcase was our 911 center and headquarters, and a few of the "new" stations!! The Academy is supposed to be a state of the art facility, and it was, frankly, a huge embarrassment! I'm glad to see the new workout center! I use it all the time! I'm glad they're remodelling the cafeteria, and I can't wait to see what they're going to do for the gym area! All I can say is, it's about time!! If you have trouble breathing, wear a f**king mask in class if you have to!! We're one of the best PD's in the world now, and we should look like it!!

2/17/2007 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Coldtype said...

SCC if you don't really know anything about an issue it's ok NOT to comment on it. Really.

The biggest federal bailout in history? By this you are no doubt referring to the Great Team Bush Giveaway to connected firms that have done nothing in New Orleans but turn a hefty profit on the taxpayer's dime.

I think a few questions are in order while we wait for Old Grey Guy to awaken from his antibellum stupor.

Tell me SCC, with whom does the responsibility lie for the upkeep and maintenance of the levee systems of New Orleans? Answer: the federal government.

How do you explain away the Bush administration's unconscionable decision to reduce funding for the levees of New Orleans during the years leading up to Katrina--despite dire warnings from experts that one of the two greatest natural threats to the US (the other being a major earthquake on the west coast) was a major hurricane on the low-lying Gulf coast? Answer: you cannot.

Was it the decision of the New Orleans poor to ram legislation through which allowed for unchecked development on the former wet-lands separating the city from the Gulf and which acted as a buffer zone weakening the force of approaching hurricanes? Answer: of course not.

Are you not humiliated and ashamed that the entire world watched the spectacle of American citizens in an American city stranded atop their roof tops for 5 days while the President of the United States--the most powerful nation in recorded human history--played golf when not fumbling and bumbling a belated response? Answer: of course not since Brownie did a "heck of a job".

One last question SCC. Why did Team Bush gut FEMA and turn this once proud, competent agency into a warehouse for hacks and unqualified political appointees--like Brownie? I'll leave you to answer.

Stay safe.

2/17/2007 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All NO needs is a Douche bag like Burge to beat people into false confessions. I'm sure that will make NO a safe place!

2/17/2007 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Orleans a crime ridden city? How can that be? It stayed CHOCOLATE in the last election. Had to stay chocolate you know, Yup, them chocolate people did a mighty fine job. Hopefully it will go 100% chocolate before the next big hurricane wipes it out.

Read the New York Times article about "brain drain" out of New Orleans. The big moving companies keep tabs on moving truck movements. It is professional people (non-chocolate) who vowed to stay and rebuild who are getting fed up and bolting for civilisation.

Hey, isn't Mogadishu a chocolate city too? They both sound like hell on earth. Like certain chocolate areas here, er, make that all chocolate areas.

I grew up in in a nice working class neighborhood before it turned chocolate and became a crime infested hell hole. Can anyone name one area in Chicago (or anywhere on earth) that got BETTER once it turned chocolate?

Just wondering. I couldn't think of one either.

2/17/2007 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rozell has no business being a police officer, let alone a captain in a fast district.

2/17/2007 08:36:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

SCC if you don't really know anything about an issue it's ok NOT to comment on it. Really.

Whereas you just open your mouth and demonstrate you know nothing at all about a subject.

The biggest federal bailout in history? By this you are no doubt referring to the Great Team Bush Giveaway to connected firms that have done nothing in New Orleans but turn a hefty profit on the taxpayer's dime.

Show us a government program that doesn't waste money. The Katrina bailout is estimated to cost upwards of $200 billion, much concentrated in New Orleans. The money is doled out in a series of "block grants" administrated at the local level - Nagin and Governor Blanco - both democrats. New Orleans corruption certainly can't be laid at the republican party's doorstep.

Tell me SCC, with whom does the responsibility lie for the upkeep and maintenance of the levee systems of New Orleans? Answer: the federal government.

BUZZ - wrong again. Or maybe you missed the part where the actual inspecting board is called the Levee Board of Louisiana, again in the form of Federal block grants. And those block grants were slashed - get this! - by THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION! Bush maintained the spending levels of the Clinton years and properly so. There is no reason on earth that Illinois or Oregon should be required to pay for New Orleans levee upkeep. Bush had nothing at all to do with it.

Was it the decision of the New Orleans poor to ram legislation through which allowed for unchecked development on the former wet-lands separating the city from the Gulf and which acted as a buffer zone weakening the force of approaching hurricanes? Answer: of course not.

Correct - it was the decision of the LOCAL government - the local elected DEMOCRATIC government. Did you know that Louisiana hasn't really been hospitable to republicans since the reconstruction? The Civil War reconstruction that is. Dems ran New Orleans into the ground, not Bush.

Are you not humiliated and ashamed that the entire world watched the spectacle of American citizens in an American city stranded atop their roof tops for 5 days while the President of the United States--the most powerful nation in recorded human history--played golf when not fumbling and bumbling a belated response? Answer: of course not since Brownie did a "heck of a job".

Helicopters were evacuating people on a massive scale within hours of Katrina's landfall. Boats, too. The response was amazing. Why, we even remember a certain Democratic Representative getting a hold of an boat to go to his house to recover some $90,000 in cash from the freezer in the midst of the evacuation. But the reason so many people needed to be rescued was they disregarded the evacuation orders. What'd you want Bush to do? Check out another helicopter? The air was crowded with them - it's lucky there were no midair collisions. Evacuation is a LOCAL issue. Or don't you remember all those buses sitting drowned in the parking lots because Nagin didn't supply bus drivers?

FEMA exists to airlift huge amounts of supplies into a disaster area and they did that job flawlessly. LOCAL authorities are responsible for evacuation and distribution. How many trucks does FEMA own? Zero. How many drivers does FEMA employ? Zero. Buses? Zero. Are you seeing a pattern here? LOCAL government failed, not Bush.

One last question SCC. Why did Team Bush gut FEMA and turn this once proud, competent agency into a warehouse for hacks and unqualified political appointees--like Brownie? I'll leave you to answer.

FEMA, like any other government agency is over run by political hacks and appointees. And it's was Brown's poor luck to be in charge when Katrina hit and exposed LOCAL incompetence. Where republicans looked to assist in a disaster, democrats looked to score cheap political points. Your guys are just better with the sleaze. Congratulations.

2/17/2007 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Coldtype said...

I'll get back to you soon SCC. Once again you've left me a feast of ignorance with which to work.

PS: I've noticed a curious new feature on your blog where my link no longer works--only mine not others. Care to comment?

2/17/2007 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

If you are still using old blogger and we switched to *new and improved* blogger, a lot of the old links don't work anymore. It ain't us.

2/17/2007 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/17/2007 01:25:00 AM

Maybe they shouldn't work together.

2/18/2007 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katrina and New Orleans was a man made disaster....the Welfare state. The natural disaster, an act of God in the old days...is not an act of George Bush. Level it.

TF

2/18/2007 04:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just spent the last week in class in the Academy. They are ripping up the old carpet and laying down a vinyl floor. There is sanding and painting going on and dust flying everywhere. Each night I went home I coughed up a lung. Some of the workers are even wearing masks while everybody else is breathing in the crap in the air. Maybe next time they can hold my class at area 5. I'm sure the water and mold damage there would be healthier.

Should have done an IOD and called the union just like they did in Area 5.

2/18/2007 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off Topic:

Just spent the last week in class in the Academy. They are ripping up the old carpet and laying down a vinyl floor. There is sanding and painting going on and dust flying everywhere. Each night I went home I coughed up a lung. Some of the workers are even wearing masks while everybody else is breathing in the crap in the air. Maybe next time they can hold my class at area 5. I'm sure the water and mold damage there would be healthier. And for those of you who are going to call me a cry baby I would just like to say in advance GO FU*K YOURSELVES.

Thank you

2/17/2007 07:38:00 AM

>>> I was there also and can agree! Do you think there may be dangerous levels of abestos? or other dangerous chemicals? The recruits in there are breathing that shit everyday! OSHA needs to be there to test air quality! Again another city contract how much diod this contractor give to daley?

2/18/2007 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't just NO. High murder rates in Florida, Mississippi, etc.
The South has a lot of guns, and a lot of gunplay. More gunplay, more bodies. It's that simple.
Stricter gun laws, less bodies (England, Japan, etc.).
Canada is the exception. Lots of wilderness, lots of gun owners, but they don't kill each other as much as we do in the States. The chronic instability of NO'S prosecution system hasn't helped the mess down there at all.

Sorry you are wrong about Europe. England and it's strict gun laws has led to an unbelievable rise in violent crime against it's citizens and it police officers, check it out. States in this this country with concealed carry have lower violent crime rates than our counterparts in Europe, and it's getting worse there. When I can find the article pertaining to this i will post.

2/18/2007 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

007 midnights said...
RE: 1:25 AM

ARROGANCE, INCOMPETENCE, STUPIDITY AND COWARDICE:

Thy name is Mary Rozell!

2/17/2007 10:31:00 AM

Did anyone think to pick up the phone and call operations command?

Give 'em the facts and let the street deputy make the decision. The worst that could happen by making the call is that you get chewed out by the deputy for calling, but at least you would have stoodd up for yourself!

As for the captain, I'd gladly take time for insubordination after cussing her @ss out!

2/18/2007 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that Rozell is going to retire sometime this year. Surely, she has maxxed out in her Capt.'s rank, and she HAS to have close to 30 years, if not more.
Not the most stabilizing, confidence building personality in the CPD, but rest assured, 35th st. is well aware of it. Like CW, she will either leave on her own timetable, or die in the chair. With regard to Mary, my money is betting that she leaves, she has other opportunities that await her, when she decides to cash in her chips. With regard to CW, I'm betting on having "the big one" while on duty. I believe she's still working on that second Master's degree, and if you leave in less than two years after completion, you're liable for the amount of money the City has fronted for the tuition, although I've also heard that the personnel div. has never gone after anyone who has retired in that situation. Yet.

2/18/2007 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your 9:01pm response to jagoff ,SCC, was great!
Also those rescue helicopters were being shot at by those upstanding citizens, while they were working.
Funny, u wouldnt see that during a rescue operation in say, N.Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska,etc. I wonder why........

2/18/2007 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS JUST IN FROM THE BIG EASY!
I hear Shitney and Hitney are hitting the streets in New Orleans. Those tossed beads thrown from the balconies from highly intoxicated party-goers will bounce off of Shitney's newly sheared bald head. One could hit Hitney in the face causing an eye injury. Hitney will be forced to wear a mask the rest of Mardi Gras duration, thus blending in with all the Fat Tues folk.
Warning: watch out for low flying planes around New Orleans that are magnetically attracted to the Hit. This could cause another unfortunate disater to the already devasted greater New Orleans. FEMA is on alert. Maybe bringing in more FEMA trailers
that Shitney Spears may very well be moving into with her two chitlins that were born from the bloodline known as the House of KFed.

Also, Hitney could very well hook up with KFed who got bored watching Shit's kids causing a meeeoww cat fight between Shit and Hit. New Orleans Police on high alert. Domestic violence unit on stand-by.

Stay tuned for more the adventures Shitney and Hitney and the House of KFed.

2/19/2007 08:51:00 PM  

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