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New Orleans East Playing Catch-Up

If you’ve ever wondered why New Orleans East has lagged behind the rest of the metro area and the rest of the country, look no further than the East’s lack of leadership.  And that lack of leadership, has been going on for a long long time.

Just think about the representation, or lack there of, the East has had just on the city council the last few decades.  Johnny Jackson was the city council member who brought section 8 housing to the east along with then state rep. “shady” Sherman Copeland.  These two guys were always up to no good unless setting up themselves, friends and family is considered good.  After Jackson, Ellen Hazeur, followed by Cynthia Willard Lewis, and convicted felon John Johnson represented the East.  Not a list of go-getters or folks full of accomplishment there.

Now it’s James Grey, who the state attorney disciplinary board says “is a threat to Louisiana citizens” if he keeps practicing law.  They want him disbarred.  They want his law license suspended for at least 3 years.  Wow, just what the East needed. If you’ve ever wondered why the East has lagged behind the rest of the city and the rest of the country, look no further than the tremendous void in leadership that has crippled the East for decades.

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