Mayor Nagin On How Crime Helps New Orleans
Imagine what the MSM’s reaction would be if a Republican had said something like this.
Mayor Ray Nagin said he worries that slayings in the city make it seem dangerous, but news of such crimes “keeps the New Orleans brand out there.”
In a city where the tourism industry is the lifeblood of a fragile economy, the wave of violence threatens to derail efforts to bring visitors – and former residents – back. Yet Nagin, at a bricklaying ceremony Thursday, told reporters it’s a “two-edged sword.”
“It’s not good for us, but it also keeps the New Orleans brand out there, and it keeps people thinking about our needs and what we need to bring this community back,” he said. “Sure it hurts, but we have to keep working every day to make the city better.”