Doug Barry, the author of the article on Jezebel, just posted these corrections:
“Update: Since this article was posted, Clare Austen-Smith issued a response pointing out a few things that should be corrected and clarified. Though the nola.com article I cited only specifically mentions Clare Austen-Smith as the principle organizer of “It’s Not Enough,” she in fact started the organization with the help of Eliza Arnold, Lula Fotis, and Elena Pueraro, who all deserve credit for the work they’ve done. The omission was my mistake and I apologize. She also writes, “Additionally, our campaign is not calling for more attention by NOPD or hiring increases by TUPD. In our petition, one of our top goals is to simply have more foot and bike patrols, rather than what the author of the Jezebel article supposes.” I had “supposed” that students were calling for, in addition to more foot and bike patrols, supplemental patrols from the city police based on the following passage from a letter to the editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune that was posted on the “It’s Not Enough” site:
While the Tulane University Police Department has done all it can do to protect Tulanians and the community around thus far, it is not enough. It is time for Mayor Landrieu, the City Council, and NOPD to step up to the plate. As Mayor Landrieu said, “Change will not just come from the top down on this one [crime],” but it would sure be nice if the elected officials in this city and NOPD seriously start addressing and attempting to prevent violent crime in the Uptown area.
Though this letter remains on the site, its opinions belong exclusively to its author and are not representative of either the student government or the petition.
The comments made by Matteo Nagelberg have since been removed from the site altogether.”
We would like to point out that the comments from Matteo Nagelberg were removed BEFORE this article was published, by our own decision, and the information used in this article was NOT up to date when it was published.
I think that when we published Sam Stone’s letter, we made it clear that it was not our opinions but his. It was important for us to show people that the student government supported us; it adds to our legitimacy, which is why were posted it.
Doug Barry, thank you for listening to us and publishing the corrections. We greatly appreciate it.