Walk Against Corruption
Date: Sun, May. 29, 2011Join the
Walk Against Police Corruption
and Violent Crime
Saturday June 4th from 10 am til 1pm.
beginning at the foot of Canal Street (near the Aquarium and Harrah's Casino)
As the rate of violent crime continues to rise in New Orleans, not a day goes by that we don't see news reports revealing corruption and insider dealing in the top ranks of the NOPD. Chief Serpas' best friend on the NOPD, Capt. Ed Hosli, enjoyed an illegal insider city contract and Chief Serpas' son-in-law and driver got favored assignments for lucrative paid off-details details under the contract. " Serpas was suspended from the NOPD years ago for operating a similar illegal detail business. There's an old proverb, "A fish rots from the head down," which applies to the NOPD. The U.S. Department of Justice found off-duty details the "aorta of corruption." The City Council is silent on this insult to crime victims and shameful affront to the public trust essential to making our city safer. And Mayor Landrieu says he has confidence that Serpas has the public confidence essential to making our streets safer and cleaning up corruption in the NOPD.
We will walk down Canal Street from the Aquarium of Americas down to Rampart, turn left on Rampart and head to City Hall ( 1300 Perdido) where speakers will take a moment to let the leaders of the city know that corruption will not be tolerated by the citizens who demand safer streets and expect a good quality of life. We are sick and tired of the same ole same ole. We demand change. NOW.
If you or anyone you care about has been a victim of crime or police abuse, you owe it to yourself to make your voice heard by joining your neighbors and fellow citizens to send a message that we deserve better, we expect better and we demand better. The attire for the day will be lose fitting clothing, white t shirts and walking tennis shoes. Make sure you wear clothing that is airy since there is a possibility of humidity and warmer temperatures. We are also asking participants to bring what you need. This will not be an economic boost for businesses on Canal Street. Bring items like water, sun screen, hats, umbrellas, cameras, and packed lunches.
Further details on the event will be announced soon. . . .