NEW ORLEANS - It's no secret that competition over the black market for illegal narcotics and prescription drugs is cause of most violent crime in New Orleans.
As long as the market exists, so will the crime.
So if we can reduce the demand, we should be able to reduce the crime.
That's the premise of the plan being offered by the Greater New Orleans Drug Demand Reduction Coalition.
Three members of the coalition, Stephanie Haynes, who chairs the Strategic Planning Initiative, Debra Morton, director of the Safe Schools Program in the Recovery School District, and Ham Farris, a neurobiologist, were in the studio with more information.