It’s going to get worse before it gets better.

New Orleans crime is hitting record levels, the police force numbers are at an all-time low and the city council continues busying themselves with trifles while our town slowly regresses into the Wild Wild West.

Friday night, May 1st 2015, a 19 year old man was approached near Bacchanal Wine bar at the corner of Poland and Chartres by a shotgun wielding thug who demanded the teenager’s properties.

In a sage move, the victim complied and handed over his wallet and car keys whereupon the brigand drove off in the victim’s automobile.

He was lucky to have escaped with his life.

We live 5 blocks from Bacchanal Wine and have been known to drunkenly traipse between our door and theirs from time to time.

Upper 9th Ward

Upper 9th Ward

Short of arming ourselves with Rugers and doing 180s every 10 feet as we stroll along there’s not a lot of options. Don’t carry a bunch of money, wear shoes that will allow you to shuck and buck when the gunplay comes, sit quietly on the sofa with teeth chattering and the doors barred?

We live life how we please, criminals be damned.

It ain’t easy in the Big Easy.

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