Tuesday, March 6, 2007

More on the Drug Trade in NOLA

Salon.com Article

The last of City Biz's series about the drug trade

The Salon article is much more scientific and numbers oriented. City Business takes a more humanistic approach. Both are depressing as hell. Both conclude that things will get worse before they get better.

Morse, the Tulane public health professor, believes the worst is yet to come. "I don't think we've seen it yet," he said. "Most of these kids realize at age 15 that they're screwed and the only way to do anything in New Orleans is with the drug trade. I think it's really going to hit the fan come this summer,"

Summers are always the wost months for crime. If we've had 35 murder to date, this summer is going to be really bad. A murder a day wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.

Another article by CB focusing on the lack of job training and rehab facilities.

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