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Re: “What is the history of the 9th Ward?

Seriously, no one claimed the 9th ward was uninhabited when the Industrial Canal was built. It had representation on the City Council and in the State legislature. It was substantially built up long the higher land along the river with a population of 46k in 1940 and was overwhelmingly White. By 1960, decades after the canal was built the less desirable lands had been occupied, and the population had grown substantially to 124K. The population increse perhaps 500% after the canal was built and before NO East was substantially developed. Large numbers of Blacks moved there years after the Industrial Canal was built. In 1960 the ward was still 54% White, and within a decade white flight would be complete and it would assume its present demographic character. Many of the myths of the 9th ward do not get support from history.

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Posted by Seriously, no one claimed the 9th ward was uninhabited when (16thward) on 09/16/2010 at 9:11 PM

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Re: “Mayor's Administration clamping down on second line parade vendors

Seems to me the city is creating a more liberal set of regulations for these parades than those that apply to other vendors for other events and yet there are still complaints? Why should any class of people be above the law? Not a fan of Landrieu or his administration but he appears to be working with these vendors to create a less complicated system. Wouldn't the alternative be to enforce existing laws, the ones other people have to follow?


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Posted by 16thward on 09/19/2012 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Landry's stand on LGBT issues criticized by his brother

What is the point of this story? Should his opinion of the program “it fails to provide an economic benefit to the participants or financial sense for the taxpayer.” change because his brother is gay? As I read here regularly, higher education is being cut during the Obama recession, many duplicative and worthless programs are being eliminated at many schools. Shouldn't the writer be defending the program instead of raising a fallacious argument?

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Posted by 16thward on 07/19/2012 at 1:15 PM

Re: “No quorum: Hedge-Morrell, Johnson absent at special City Council meeting


LA 14 §134. Malfeasance in office

A. Malfeasance in office is committed when any public officer or public employee shall:

(1) Intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, as such officer or employee; or

(2) Intentionally perform any such duty in an unlawful manner; or

(3) Knowingly permit any other public officer or public employee, under his authority, to intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, or to perform any such duty in an unlawful manner.

B. Any duty lawfully required of a public officer or public employee when delegated by him to a public officer or public employee shall be deemed to be a lawful duty of such public officer or employee. The delegation of such lawful duty shall not relieve the public officer or employee of his lawful duty.

C.(1) Whoever commits the crime of malfeasance in office shall be imprisoned for not more than five years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.

(2) In addition to the penalty provided for in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, a person convicted of the provisions of this Section may be ordered to pay restitution to the state if the state suffered a loss as a result of the offense. Restitution shall include the payment of legal interest at the rate provided in R.S. 13:4202.

Amended by Acts 1980, No. 454, §1; Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 128, §6; Acts 2010, No. 811, §1, eff. Aug. 15, 2011.

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Posted by 16thward on 05/16/2012 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Pancho’s lowers the flag

That interior built to resemble a Mexican town square in the CBD was originally a Morrison's cafateria before it became Pancho's,


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Posted by 16thward on 02/07/2012 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Wendell Pierce sounds off on recent shootings

I'm not complicit in any violence in the New Orleans area, and no one in my family or close circle of acquaintances are to the best of my knowledge. Cognitively deficient dysfunctionals that can not assimilate into society are the ones tearing their neighborhoods apart. Mr. Pierce is in denial the problem is obvious.

Posted by 16thward on 01/12/2012 at 10:43 PM

Re: “What the Mercedes-Benz Superdome deal really means for Louisiana

What the Mercedes-Benz Super dome deal really means for Louisiana, is that additional revenues from a major foreign corporation come into the state, they make the Saints more profitable and they trickle down into the general economy. This event is a positive and has nothing to do with the issues raised since the Hotel Motel tax was created to build the dome. This article was nothing more than a rehash of an argument that failed. The reality is the Saints get public revenues and this deal is a positive one for the city, the state, Benson and the Saints.

Posted by 16thward on 10/06/2011 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Who should get naming rights to the Superdome?

Seems better for the local economy to get out of state money to invest in the operations costs of the Superdome than to use local money. To not get money for naming rights is absurd. The Dome and the Saints are a business, they prosper with greater income. Naming rights should have been sold decades ago.

Posted by 16thward on 09/23/2011 at 10:33 AM

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