LaToya Cantrell launches New Orleans mayoral campaign with eye on crime: ‘Nothing stops a bullet like a job’

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell said Tuesday night that if elected mayor, she would stem crime through improvements at the New Orleans Police Department and reform of the criminal justice system, suspend the city’s traffic camera program, and provide money and programs for infrastructure improvements and affordable housing.

Introduced by a series of supporters, her husband and a video in which she described her work as a community activist in Broadmoor after Hurricane Katrina, Cantrell spoke to a roomful of supporters at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City.

“It is time that, at our 300-year mark, the real strength and worth of New Orleans’ people have its day,” Cantrell said. “It is time that we live up to who we know we are: world-class.”

Read the full article published on July 18, 2017  by Jeff Adelson of The New Orleans Advocate.