Nathan Stubbs

Guard leaves N.O.

by Nathan Stubbs

Three and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, the National Guard has pulled out of New Orleans. The Advocate reports that the last 100 soldiers of a force set up post-Katrina to assist with security, left the city this past weekend. Supplemental crime forces from state police and National Guard have cost the state approximately $69 million over the past three years. While the Guard has helped restore some order, having armed troups in camo on street corners has not helped New Orleans combat to combat a perception of lawlessnes in the city.