Nola Defender Article about “It’s Not Enough”

The Nola Defender has picked up on our movement and featured our video in an article here! We are grateful for the support we have received in the last few days not only from Tulane students but from entities like the Nola Defender. Keep spreading the word!

 

-Clare

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About It's Not Enough

We are Tulane students who appreciate the effort TUPD gives to protect us, but believe that it is inadequate. Given the amount of assaults, robberies, burglaries and other types of crime that surrounds the Tulane Campus, we need more from TUPD. Simply put, it's not enough.
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One Response to Nola Defender Article about “It’s Not Enough”

  1. Nola anarcha says:

    What is it going to take to get people to realize that we can’t arrest our way to a lower murder rate, to less “hoodlum” youths in the FQ through an apartheid style curfew, to a safer city in general through violent means??? That, in fact, showing kids (in schools with armed cops, through racist curfew laws, and through occupation-style policing in poor neighborhoods and high murder zones) that the best way to solve a problem is to turn to the man with a gun to enforce his will reinforces the idea of solving problems through violence and guns, the very thing we want to end?

    Why are people so fucking stupid?!? The cycles and systems that create a high murder rate, and rebellious, angry, sticky fingered youth are going to keep re-creating the same problems over and over again until solutions that solve the CAUSE of these unsafe actions are addressed: wealth inequality, education, police abuse harassment and violence, racist policing, the racial wealth disparity that makes blacks feel like an underclass, lack of peaceful options for solving conflicts and problems, etc….

    What the fuck is wrong with people???

    More money for kids, less money for cops!

    PS- if ever the old money rich bastards who run this city ever understood this, they could get such solutions implemented overnight. Perhaps we should demand they take some fucking responsibility? They are content to live with their private guards and gated communities while we dodge bullets because of their indifference!

    PPS- Also, it would make more sense for the city to use the gun violence rate, NOT the murder rate, to understand trends in violence. Especially since the closing of MULTIPLE hospitals post-Katrina probably results in an increase in murders, as ERs are harder to get to in time to save people. A better stat would be the gun violence rate, not murder rate. Why is that not used? Politically convenient for the apartheid whitening of new Orleans, perhaps?

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