A massive expansion of the New Orleans Police Department’s surveillance capabilities, in both the French Quarter and 20 “hot spots” around the city, was unveiled this week. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu also said bars will be required to close doors and keep patrons inside after 3 a.m. That rule applies city-wide and is designed to keep people from hanging out in the streets after 3 a.m. Because everyone wants to hang out in one bar when they walk down Bourbon Street said no one.
Bourbon Street will also eventually become pedestrian-only which may occur in the next 4-6 months. Which can be the only good thing out of this. The roughly $30 million proposal is part of a security plan drafted after a shooting over Thanksgiving weekend left one dead and nine injured on Bourbon Street. Continue reading “French Quarter Bars to Close Doors at 3am with “Police State” Cams Everywhere”