Carjackings are so bad in New Orleans residents are being warned not to sit in their own cars
The state of American cities is less than ideal. I don't know if this particular instance is quite as bad as the soon-to-be-former Mayor of Chicago telling her citizens to stop carrying cash if they don't want to be mugged. But it's up there.
New Orleans residents are warning others not to sit in their cars too long after parking. This is due to a massive surge in carjackings since before the pandemic. A surge of 165%, to be precise.
A resident named Kelly told Fox News, "You try to park close to your house or where you’re going. You don’t sit in your car and play on your phone." Another named Sally said, people "have to be aware of what's going on" around them when they leave the house.
\u201c"You try to park close to your house or where you\u2019re going," Kelly, of New Orleans, warned. "You don\u2019t sit in your car and play on your phone." \n\nhttps://t.co/gqNRyfv706\u201d— The Post Millennial (@The Post Millennial) 1678281610
I'm not sure if it's better or worse that these warnings are coming from the residents themselves. On the one hand, at least we don't have a tone-deaf leader like Lightfoot telling their peasants how to comply with criminals. On the other hand, it doesn't seem like much, if anything, is being done to protect the citizens.
And it's not just carjackings plaguing the city. Oh no. Its violent crime and homicide rates have also skyrocketed, and it's currently on track to have the highest murder rate in the country with 70 homicides per 100k residents.
So, yeah. Maybe time to move out of cities, since New Orleans is definitely not alone in its struggle against crime. And leftist politicians aren't exactly eager to implement any concrete solutions. Bar owners in Houston are sleeping in their businesses, armed, to protect against burglaries, the San Francisco PD has response times as high as 36 hours, and DC is trying to combat surging homicides with...posters of the Ten Commandments. I think they know the crime is bad, guys. They just don't care.