New Orleans is a hellhole, and the solution is obvious!

The homicide total for a still-young 2007 climbed to 27 on Saturday with the dead of a man shot at a nightclub on Friday. ...

"If they don't get crime under control, if they can't convince people it's safe to be here, it doesn't matter how much money they get from the federal government, nobody's going to stay," Tulane University criminal justice instructor Ronnie Jones said.

Before Katrina struck on August 29, 2005, there was little public pressure to do something about the number of murders, which peaked in 1994 with 425 killings. ...

The basic complaint was that too many criminals are arrested and then returned to the streets due to poor police work and lax prosecutors and judges.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune found that 3,000 arrested suspects were released in 2006 because prosecutors failed to indict them within the required 60 days. In January 2007, 580 were released for the same reason, the newspaper said. ...

Even before Katrina, a local study found that in 2003-2004 only 12 percent of those arrested for murder went to prison. ...

A recent murder encapsulated the difficulties. After a 17-year-old was beaten up, his mother gave him a gun and told him to get revenge, and he killed the boy he fought with.

When police went to his home to investigate, they found the mother with cocaine and a family photo on display of the son with a gun in one hand and a fistful of cash in the other.

Anyone familiar with politically correct American blinders knows how the article ends:

"For us to correct this, we have to look at the root of the problem. The root of the problem is our education system," Police Superintendent Warren Riley said in an interview.

The first time education is mentioned in the article is in the last line, and in a quote from the police superintendent. Hmmm... all the stats earlier in the piece suggest that bad law enforcement bears a lot of the blame, but no, the police superintendent passes the buck and says the problem is education! How much education does it take to know not to give your son a gun and encourage a revenge killing?

Some of the least educated people I've known have also been the most moral, and some of the most immoral people I know are the best educated. Blaming evil on a lack of education is the politically correct stance because it avoids any mention of morality, personal responsibility, and objective goodness.

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