I can’t say I’m all that surprised by Mexico having nine out of the ten most dangerous cities in the world when it comes to homicide rate – but I don’t think I would’ve pegged New Orleans as the worst in the United States. When you traditionally think of dangerous cities, usually places like Chicago, St. Louis, or Detroit come to mind. The only thing that comes to mind when I think of New Orleans is Mardi Gras and the brand of chips you get at Potbelly.
While I’d like to attend Mardi Gras at least once in my life (and maybe a Saints game), I really didn’t have any desire to go to New Orleans anyway. I feel like there are plenty more places within the United States – let alone the entire world – that I would prefer visiting over Louisiana’s pride and joy. It might seem like I’m hating on New Orleans, but how could you not hate even a little bit about a city that is on the same list for homicides as every major cartel hub in Mexico? Not exactly the most appealing place to visit/live.
At this point, the only thing that the state of Louisiana has going for it is gumbo and Livvy Dunne. Maybe if we can somehow get Livvy to transfer out of LSU we can just cut ties with Louisiana completely and give it to Mexico. I apologize to any LSU alum or state natives reading this, but I think I speak for the vast majority of people when I say we’d do alright without you. After hearing this news, I’m honestly surprised that Zion hasn’t been placed in protective custody. Or just a place with little access to soul food and/or adult film stars.