Folks are blaming the Event for the happenings, when this could have been any other night.
I'm reading many posts across the web especially on reddit, the most Racist of comments i find myself taking offence a bit. because it's nearly the standard to just blame the events fpr bringing the crime.. My thoughts on one of the posts titled "Get the Bayou Classic Out of Town" via r/NewOrleans/
There are a lot of crime that goes on DAILY in the quarters and other parts of N.O, The events don't "Bring Crime" the crime is here, and is more likely to occur at an EVENTFUL time.
Many have gotten robbed and once a man tourist was killed after leaving Jazz Fest.Many Get Robbed during French Quarter Fest too And at Mardi Gras, CRIME ALL OVER, but it doesn't really matter until someone gets Shot and killed in the Quarters.
There was a shooting on Bourbon one year at Mardi Gras, Nobody called for Cancellation of Events.... and the party rolled on as usual the next day.
Shootings also occur along the routes of Major Night Parades whether it be on near St. Charles and Jackson, or Canal & Bourbon... Do you blame the Parade Krewes or "Mardi Gras" for the Crime? No..
but folks tend to call for cancellation Essence and the Bayou Classic..
Tourism doesn't Harbor the problem all the time, The problem is the Predator seeking to prey on Tourists and or whomever their target may be. People who kill people take action at the most opportune times. they don't care about the events going on. as long as their target is within their visual range.
Has Absolutely NOTHING to do with the events in the city.