New Orleans recently had the honor of being named the murder capital of the country.
St. Louis had previously held that title, but Democrats in New Orleans are just doing a bang-up job to put their best effort forward to steal the title.
After gaining the moniker, New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson has decided to step down.
Fall From Grace
I have been to both of these cities, with St. Louis being the more recent.
I was in a hotel in the downtown area, just a few blocks from the arena where the St. Louis Blues play (I was in town to see the Stars).
When an officer saw me walking toward the arena, he pulled over to inform me I had zero chance of making to the arena without being assaulted, so he gave me a ride.
New Orleans has some pretty shady spots as well, but I have never experienced anything like that there.
It has obviously gotten worse, as New Orleans took the top spot for homicides this year under the careful guidance of Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
On Ferguson's departure, she stated, "The City of New Orleans will soon bid farewell to a great leader, a great partner and a great friend. After 24 years of dedicated public service to the City of New Orleans, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson will retire at the end of this year.
"He gave this city his very best – the safety and wellbeing of each and every resident and visitor was always his top priority."
Ferguson was appointed in 2019, and the city has been in a downward spiral ever since.
City Council Vice President J.P. Morrell demanded his resignation last week, stating, "You can repair the hull of the Titanic over and over, but if the captain keeps driving it into an iceberg, nothing will change."
Morrell was referring to the $25 million slotted for police recruitment and retention in the latest budget package.
Bayou Mama Bears founder Laura Cannizzaro Rodrigue added, "The resignation of Chief Ferguson marks another loss to the New Orleans Police Department, a department that continues to hemorrhage amidst record-breaking crime in the city.
"Chief Ferguson accepted this position while the NOPD was under a federal consent decree, a decree that remains in place, continues to cripple the department, and will be remembered as one of the greatest failures to our city.
"The Mayor will now appoint a new police chief, but until the federal consent decree is removed, we are merely rearranging furniture on the Titanic."
New Orleans currently has a 52:100,000 homicide rate, which is just utterly staggering.
St. Louis is at 47:100,000, while Chicago stands at 18:100,000 and NYC at 3.5:100,000.
But, I will bet dollars to donuts that a Democrat gets elected (or re-elected) in St. Louis, Chicago, and New Orleans in their next mayor election.
Source: Fox News