I'm hoping that we'll look back on this day as a major turning point in Ray Nagin's administration, and in the rebuilding of New Orleans.
Because Ray Ray put away the Mr. Cool routine and actually addressed the crime problem with a serious attitude, and with a serious call for action, requesting Louisiana State Police and National Guard to help patrol New Orleans.
For responding affirmatively to the request within a couple of hours, Bravo Governor Blanco!
I'll never understand why Mayor Nagin and NOPD Superintendent Warren Riley thought the National Guard could leave the city in the first place.
I called for the National Guard to return on at least two other occasions (here and here).
New Orleanians will not tolerate thugs and murderers.
I hope Ray Ray is now going to get serious and become vocal about the array of other issues that require his attention.
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