One of the most grotesque, surreal, horrific things I’ve ever seen
It’s sad that headlines like this don’t raise my blood pressure as much as they used to. Anymore, it just elicits a “that’s about right” response.
A month ago, in an incident that barely made local headlines, A 73 year old woman was brutally killed during a deadly carjacking by 4 “”””youths””””, including two 15 year old girls. The teens beset elderly Linda Frickey, a grandmother who was still working for retirement with dreams of spending time with her 7-year-old granddaughter, kicked her out of the car, but she remained caught on the seatbelt as they sped away. Witnesses yelled at the teens to stop, but they appeared to have no interest in doing so.
If this wasn’t bad enough, a witness to the crime called the police only to wait nearly 5 minutes before giving up.
I tried to call 911, Unfortunately, the phone rang for 4 minutes and 45 seconds before I hung up. – Todd Ecker who witnessed the woman be dragged.
Explosion of Crime
This sadly comes as no surprise as New Orleans, a 59% black city, has undergone an explosion of crime as of late. Since 2019, murders are up nearly 100%, while carjackings are up a staggering 474%.
In response, you might ask how the city has reacted. Increased police presence? Harsher sentences? Tougher bail?
Well of course not, instead they’ve expanded anti-racist training for police in an effort to “affect the now”.
The curriculum includes participation at racial equity workshops with the Racial Equity Institute and the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, specific education on systemic racism and how it manifests and inner and collective work on anti-racist organizing from an institutional perspective and in self-reflection. – nola.com
Citizens have understandably given up on the police and have now reverted to third world survival tactics.
Stay in groups. If you have to go to the bathroom, take somebody with you. Don’t carry large amounts of cash on you, don’t leave your car unlocked, or leave valuables in the car. Just basic things anytime you’re in a big city of some precautions you should take,” said Jennifer Bart, a Baton Rouge resident. – nola.com
It’s been said that if you import the third world you’ll become the third world. Well, I guess it’s now time to reap what what we’ve sown.
I love the first sentence.
[…] not the instincts themselves that are bad. They’re healthy, natural responses to violence and injustice. They make us who we are. We just have to become accustomed to using that resource for ourselves. […]