New Orleans city councilman suggests calling in National Guard to combat surging crime

(FOX NEWS) A New Orleans city council member floated the idea of calling in the national guard to help combat the city’s surging crime rate Wednesday.

Democratic councilman Oliver Thomas pointed to shootings and a spate of dangerous street stunts that indicate New Orleans police are not up to the task.

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“Maybe it’s time to talk about bringing in the National Guard,” Thomas said Tuesday, according to WDSU 6. “If it’s realistic to save lives, to stop these people from coming to shoot up our town.”


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