New Orleans mayoral race: Incumbent lauds lower murder rate, yet many don't feel safe

  • by: KEVIN MCGILL , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 31, 2014 - 10:40 AM

NEW ORLEANS — Gunfire one Mardi Gras weekend on boozy Bourbon Street, a mass shooting at a neighborhood jazz parade that wounded 19 and the gunshot deaths of three children in 2013 nearly overshadowed a promising statistic New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu touts as he seeks re-election Saturday: the city's murder rate dropped last year.

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