MPI Reacts to Outburst of Violence in New Orleans

New Orleans is suffering through an outburst of deadly violence as the city gets set to host next week’s Meeting Professionals International Professional Education Conference.

The Crescent City experienced nine homicides in the first eight days of the 2007, and last Thursday, thousands of New Orleans citizens marched on City Hall to protest the level of violence and demand an effective law-enforcement response to the escalating problem.

The crime wave, along with the resulting

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