Thursday, January 05, 2012

New Orleans: Boldly Going Where We've Been Before

To reduce the murder rate, Police Chief Serpas is going to map crime hotspots, which I could swear he said he was going to do last year.  And the year before that.  Remember COMSTAT, anyone?  

The City Council pitched in today by voting to implement earlier curfews -- because law-abiding murderers and armed robbers will surely respect an 8pm curfew, and it's a no-brainer that crime will decrease if you limit the hours during which kids can commit them. Duh!  

And finally, to REALLY increase the quality of life in The Big Easy, the city's Health Department is improving the availability and delivery of mental health care by...drumroll, please...typing lists