By Tommy Tucker | WWL Radio |
Occasionally stories pop up that run parallel to each other. Sometimes its coincidence; sometimes its cause and effect. That was the case today as we discussed raising the curfew age in Orleans Parish.
The parallel story to curfew age concerned a teenager whom, according to the Advocate, was arrested for a holdup and has been linked to 58 additional crimes. Quoting from the Times Picayune | New Orleans Advocate story by Katelyn Umholtz:
New Orleans police and deputy U.S. marshals arrested the 17-year-old male Tuesday in connection with a Jan. 18 holdup in the 1100 block of Jackson Avenue.
They said they executed a search warrant at a home and found an Aero Precision X15 semiautomatic rifle, a stolen Glock pistol, multiple rounds of ammunition, ski masks, black gloves and 97 ecstasy, or MDMA, pills.
I don’t know if a stricter curfew would have prevented this miscreant from the mayhem he allegedly engaged in, but it couldn’t have hurt. Listen to what Rafael Goyeneche, President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission had to say about that and about the public expecting police to be parents: