Jan 19, 2016|
Tommy talks to Sheriff Newell Normand about crime dropping to a record low level in Jefferson Parish.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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David have you ever been a victim of a crime. Ever yes. No wait a community as a victim all I'm sorry. You can fears for them to evict him seriously at the end yes when I was the young bock. And I was working a convenience store. People must know they poll date a crowbar. Seriously to problem. And one half the crowbar. And he let me turn around and I was just waiting for the thing to go on the box in my hand and I remember it was a that's terrible feeling thank goodness they they gothic actions and smokes and whatever and spla. Hold real time. And nineteen. Gays you know we're in advance of this topic sometimes you read and sometimes just got to sit down and down for a spell and remember things here on our yeah. And I was trying to think and onetime in Belle chase they had some teenagers known around. From opening car doors that weren't locked and apple announced CDs and and whatever was in the car in the curse apartment to be dim view of that. And I think a lot of men like an hour. It's sunny and I think I was a victim at that point other than people re arranging the things in my car the only thing. That happened to me and I still don't know if it was a crime. Said to be about twenty years ago was downtown left the windows open running into a place for a second. And I couldn't find my checkbook. I mean. So and it was on the seat but it still to this day is that in look forward immediately to this day I don't know if I loss did war. Somebody stole its I guess actually am very lucky very terms of being a victim of maybe shoots me that. Guys and well and knocking on the road quick but it's. Never have been I don't think hand not that I can remember other than that my parents house broken into it. Nobody ever slit your tires are an anger or Kenya. And the media and anybody ideas David. I mean out and adored nick he is is as a crime in. Japan and a how bad the music news. Now Ida I don't know that if you can you know colon. And is a threat and assault and an army you know them and threaten them much now it just might make you walk around a little bit in Amman. Must around the corner I would like to hear from you give me call it's 60187. He certainly these women uptown and week in and I think guys standing over them creek police the area Adam and reality undergoing you know any need to get out he does think guiding and doing well. Let me know if you have been a victim of a crime when was it what were the circumstances and what was the crime. And if you've never been a victim of crime I'd like to hear from you as well at 260187. Now are ready Jack what meaningful opal we would welcome your calls on this today's official date first official day they in file your federal taxes do you get taxes do you. Do it yourself where do you get help. To do your taxes and I guess carrying with that that means. Is it. Simple enough we did do a far too complicated 56%. Due in themselves 44% get help we would like to hear from yet. We'll get back to music so late seventy WW well Tommy Tucker with every morning for the most part here at WW thank you. We're BM Abbas and apparently no one has been a victim of crime. Because the phone lines are open and I would ask you to call in you know at this. Am hole for a long time. And tell me have you been a victim of crime the only time it ever happen to me. Was in mid eighties very young guy left my checkbook in the open car. Downtown. And then open car but the windows down as beautiful day and I came back in a while later I notice Susan listening. And that is the only time not who would think gonna I have ever been a victim of a crime. And if you have. I would love to hear from Mueller hasn't happened in your neighborhood. Heavy ever hands something stolen from new car. I guess it be any thing for which you had to call the police besides a disturbance. In your neighborhood. And Agassi Jefferson Parish is listing there's no crime in Jefferson Parish its way down we'll talk to. Norm Norman about that Orleans parish crime is supposed to be up and and adherence from anybody so. I don't know. And in black woman's day it's virtually nonexistent in upper Blackmon at least an on lower Blackmon in my camp. Couple issues but it so far and spread out there I mean people may feel as though. Is being getaway what's something. So phone lines are open it's 601870. Have you ever been a victim of a crime. And as the threat of crime have anything to do with where you live. Alan talk about fifth district in a couple of minutes. I went with the district because they service mine alone locally. I have a stiff mortgage but that has nothing to do with the district it is because I've borrowed. So much money. But Timmy it's worth it to Livan plaque humans parish. Because I know. I don't think I'm not sure I know what I know all everything is going to be there are just like I left it and nobody. Will have gone through my stuff trash the house that setter and to me that's everything is my daughter keys are able one coach removed. House has debate want to get rid of it. Because I like living in it Blackmon spares him Belle chase and James saint rose to morning or debit WL thank you for calling. What's optimal what happened. Little. I was book. Truck got broken into one night I'm items were stolen out of. Is that the only crime you've had. Committed against you. I get hurt them. Yeah in a pretty much critical in smaller ways McNamee met that be like the street yeah. I just we just moved as a unit to a new neighborhood. And I don't leave my neighbor cross street same thing happened to him probably about will report. And it was like a black woman's thing maybe where they go on and shaken Dorsey it's open does that have anything how important is that to where you live. Well. I mean honestly I live currently do in rural rural areas N word where it let I guess what urban attitude. And that's that's what I'm asking you does that have a light if you mom had to move for whatever reason or had a chance to move. Would. The fact that you feel safe where you live and I presume you do. There's that it would that prevent you from move and a place where you wouldn't be safe and other words the bid that the safety upn doesn't have a lot to do with where you live. Well yeah yeah. I don't like very young daughter so that would be top priority you know and I'd be more concerned. Something would what happened to them you know or don't like it. Yeah I don't know if it's some. I don't know if that is the primary concern of everybody but I know for me when you leave you make sure everything you've got is there when you come back. Exactly yeah. You're like me you wanna you'd answer the Pau you do your own taxes you pay some bunnies do. Due to thank you James thank you appreciated yen in grit and good morning and Devin WL. And what you are a victim of crime I wanna know about it. So I. It was our. And so cellar again be like that you know like a steep as the audience wants to. I either. She. So long ago. Not a day. Such thoughts. It was 1992 huge you made it means you had you had him longer to miss him if you don't sing. I'm. Shall call all. The years cherry tree years. He murdered deep into ball. And L. It touched some people say like in the region. I learn to use that I should. I. And I need to shoot low light techniques that are needed in light. Jimmy comfortable going into the circumstances of you it was not steal. Sure sure sure it. Ronald watched. Jim doesn't and so sorry you lost and I'm so glad that you called in I think also comic I've how many many all the people shouldn't. I'm a member victims should and can climb yet. Help others outspoken or others then. She handles in true. City Council meetings are now. Where art speak out are against violence. And and it's not just one race. OK we all bleed red and. Than any point James who got to go here but again I ask you at any point. Did it help you to think we know what my brother really wouldn't want me to go to the bottle to do this he would one be a little better life. Short yeah absolutely and it took you know I I sought the court votes. Attorney and law on needles one at all our time. While they low lives they're both dead now calm and much justice C a two day you know I've not allow them she. And you know hurt a lot to. Yemeni government. So those items of lady called which is getting it to trap in the clock runs lot of things here in the morning 723 time pointed at a W. 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And again as you know full news Dennis that the rest of your life do you narrow little. Yeah and I could write. Yeah. I love the way you said that thank you so much for call and 260187. He have you ever been the victim of a crime. And did it affect the rest your life meaning not so much had a checkbook still an out of the car. Or maybe I lost it maybe I was never the victim of a crime I'm not sure right now time for debit WL. First news in Neil Norman sheriff of Jefferson Parish is gonna join us in a couple of minutes here's David Blake. About crime have you ever been a victim mother Newell Norman. We'll join us a little bit talk about crime in Jefferson Parish it's an all time low there. And have you ever been a victim and doesn't have a lot to do. With where you live and to me that's everything. That is at the top of my priority of course you know my daughters in college as a door about schools and even then. I made the decision not that there's anything wrong with make it a different decision to send her to private schools so. At a great sacrifice but is so I didn't really matter what schools were around me the main thing was being. Safe and yes you'd David is that top peerless aria safety. I'm on mention this to Osama hotel California before Don Felder. Wrote the music who was eventually fired from the group he said he was in Macon as much money. As. As the other two now that happens and you always imagine in a band and everybody is paid the same. That was my assumption of behavior of the lead guitarists we make as much as the drummers much as the I guess Glenn fry not so much piano and some people I didn't understand it as a doing worse and musicals. I its you know I just heard of this happening and oftentimes does lead to ban break ups champion Handley. Settled because. He thought he was dual a lot of money for royalties. And he was. Did. Felder. Hanley who was afraid of a book that was gonna come on I think get exposed say of the Eagles but man I'm sure showtime is gonna re run at its long but it is worth every minute pause in Oregon -- not only if you love the eagle like the Eagles if you love them and I really do level once funny scene was during that Dick LeBeau ski move. Where. The feud gets thrown out of the back of the car because the cab driver whom you wouldn't expect to be an Eagles fan. Really was and he said he'll like Eagles get a blank on in my car Ronnie in Algiers good morning and other WL. We can't read the you know I don't know lousy thing you know. To bring it up to army. But it would be a moment to mention of the week. You know crime and indiscriminate and in the Elena. Or. Robot. That should and other people but also been. In your New England. If you become a crime she would keep beaches in you know. And come back to him in the equity. And in the eat lunch. Hour. Apartment. Were. Critical to each. Blade looks different I don't understand it. An electoral. And you. Actually. I'm that would damage. Didn't people yeah okay however. Give them the good to be considered. A civil. Okay you and other people were quick to. Judge Judy. We're breaking any house than. Meant. It. In the history. Bridge. Yet a done. Abuse I've been somebody to continue doing what he did you. They do I think at that point you can chew it and think yeah I would because in at Brigham and you do lower on liberal hallmark card you know. It. Picked up. Yeah really and welcome it because he. Well. Leno line on the Lance norm Norman about that now for joy houses different but as somebody kicks in my door. Katie bar the door when it comes to shine and some 4218 the weight and that renewal Norman done double W. 74614. Before a crime is at an all time low is understand and in Jefferson Parish in French sheriff Newell Norman joins us right now morning sheriff. Origami. And doing miles or new. Great time for a little bit but I like it. But he preferred the little stuff. Like the colts. Tell me about. About Jefferson Parish in crime being down and and why isn't it all time low. Well we're at where it via lowest point that we've been 19740. Start reporting crimes two the FBI wise at all ports. It's a first time since 74 that we actually less than fourteen. Reported crimes. Across the arch. We're very excited about. It. Truly excited to like to see multiple year trends and we have been trending down for. Fairly elected period of time. It over the recent years question we have a little bit off thirteen crimes sought from the previous sheer you know has basically flat line. So we you know we look at that and we. Do you know open and try and see what would do born in and not do each and every year modify our strategies to try to continue to drop down. You know you're question is one of people that go time and it's not any one particular strategy you don't win in every. And each yep the try to set positive trend in in every discipline that you'd do. An average strategy that should deploy and that's what our goal as a. Arm in terms of strategies I presume. That the meetings include youth day including captains that commanders and and some of the offices on the street to determine where the problems are and what resources need to be. Sent over there. Deployed. You know typically. Accomplished skier ships in directions. And I rollout. Things that I wanna see accomplished. Strategies that I think will get there. But I am not the one monitoring that strategy day in day out so I threw that and our staff takes it and they. They wore on it they're the ones that have the manager from an operational stamp court every day. And they compact to be with their tweaks. As it relates. That sometimes it's com. Total pre war it would seem like a good idea at first blush by war. So that's more arts. You know or always push the envelope but not great bit. We straight up not working as not working change. Are we just try cheese steak nimble. To try to react to whatever the emerging trends we. We look at a lot of data collect a lot of data. We are very much an intelligent led police organization. So that's kind of how that works in and you know winner as it relates to technology. We try to make sure that we deploy technology in a meaningful way so that we do has some reduction in human capital expert. We're able to save money there were able to weave it into the orchid station operationally where makes sense. So in looking for example a license plate recognition cameras those were designed for stolen vehicles the way that we've deployed them. We get much bigger bags are block in being able to utilize. That data in some and the other different types of investigations. Within the organization. In terms of response time sheriff he do you guys in an average and women not just guys. But had an average response time and and how important is that when it comes to. Either either minimal rising crime solving it once that happens. Well I think it's important at all aspects across probably the most important. Part of response time is the public's trust and confidence in orchard. Most people not interact with the police. But when they do that action and that's positive. Those slopes leave that interactions feel good knowing that their tax dollars well spent. And will become cheerleaders were your organizations. And you know. Can never should but he cheerleaders were your organization that it truly is a team effort. A Republican law Archie. Our entities in so many other folks in and we need to be clicking on all cylinders all the time and ordered successes that we. And you guys are. In our response time and emergency calls some so that's our goals keep it less than five minutes. We typically have choose three units respond. You know we try to have as many as possible what the area because we do actual perpetrators. Just the other night for example these. Flooded area burglary call we ought to burglary in the and a clear. It doesn't burn. All the property that was still in the truck they eat the perpetrators that it did signed sealed deliver oh. At any point is have you offered Orleans parish help boarding orient position even do that. There have you know helping each other there's not a one way street it's two way street crime knows they're cheap crap our country. I'm no wonder there's always that we character estate broker parochial and we have to take regionally. Among law enforcement is only as good as there's an air solely as Buddhist in line. So you know we we helped each other and it in a lot of indirect ways to. And directly chief Paris and and I. And numerous conversations. About. In applauding the future or go to our organizations in it working. Standing glow blue one another and is the most recent announcement news. Strategy that we deployed after Katrina was very effective for us we had staffing challenges and I suspect. If the rank and file approach is that where. A good attitude. And it it will be successful there. You know we have to aid in our business they doubt ourselves. It features. What's good to me was in the organization. What I. Talked to buy a minimum of about all the time is that the entities interest always outweighs it. And every decision I make. Ensures that that balance days that war. Upbeat given making decisions. That individual interest outweighs it yet is it. This sooner that we recognize. Isn't that bright. Or better. Organization. Sheriff I appreciate you time and you busy LB comeback Angeles. So much you've got to bring you teaser Neil Norman sheriff of Jefferson Parish. Very interesting things there in this thing about flooding and area and catch an upper and I think Orleans parish did they would love to employ that strategy they just don't have the the man of the woman powered do at 753 time Natalie traffic. I Tommy Tucker data WL William hang on don't talk to you about dumb. Being a victim of crime and all the talk the only yell about that had 260187. And we hear so much about crime but have you ever been the victim. Of a crime we just talked to knew all Norman's body tanks in clearly Noual Norman is the Arnold Schwarzkopf of Louisiana. Well there again it's kind of hard not to. Not to like him in and appreciate all these done very likable man as well so we'll talk about that have you been a victim of crime and how important is it. To use that you live in an area. At media houses beautiful they yard is beautiful pool was lovely but it's like. The united CIA and bars all over buddy's house around here me. Being not. It's everything to me we'll talk about what it is to you when we come back.