MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser says one of many greatest obstacles to bettering tourism in Louisiana is the state’s excessive crime charge.
Statistics present Louisiana has one of many highest homicide and violent crime charges within the nation.
“I had a Lieutenant Governor’s convention in New Orleans, and I mentioned you all want to return again for Mardi Gras,” Nungesser advised KNOE. “They have been like, we’re not bringing our children to the quarter.”
Nungesser believes police want extra boots on the bottom to fight the issue.
“Two issues we have to do,” defined Nungesser. “We’d like extra police. We have to assist the police. Plus, we have to hold the criminals in jail.”
The Lieutenant Governor added in some circumstances, violent offenders are being let off the hook with little or no jail time.
“In case you are committing a violent crime, it is advisable to be locked up and put away till you aren’t a menace to the general public,” mentioned Nungesser.
To fight the notion that Mardi Gras in New Orleans isn’t secure, Nungesser encourages guests to attend Mardi Gras in several components of Louisiana.
“That’s why a number of years in the past we began selling family-friendly-affordable Mardi Gras, secure Mardi Gras in locations like Monroe, Ruston, Alexandria,” defined Nungesser.
Nungesser added the state’s trash drawback can be hurting tourism income. That’s why he’s chairing the state’s Litter Abatement and Beautification Activity Power.
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