Violent Crime Prevention Op-Eds
As we in New Orleans continue to grapple with some of the highest per capita homicide rates in the United States, we find ourselves at the tip of the spear of the bold enforcement, prevention, and re-entry strategy which Attorney General Eric Holder presented as the new cornerstones of PSN and this Administration’s invigorated 21st Century anti-violence strategy. That very strategy calls for both short and long-term solutions for what has for too long been a debilitating crime problem in this city and throughout the United States. Indeed, that strategy addresses root causes of violent crime in our communities.
Sexual assault is a devastating crime that warrants our focused attention because it is often misunderstood and incorrectly portrayed. Myths still dominate the collective thinking. Victims are blamed and often shamed into silence.
Improving the quality of life for our citizens is the goal at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Among our priorities is reducing violent crime and protecting civil rights, both of which are essential to improving public safety.