Photos by Julius Gibbs
The National Night Out Against Crime in New Orleans is a community-wide event to raise crime prevention awareness, reduce crime and increase the support of local, state and federal law enforcement. It began over 30 years ago with NOPD Officer Kelly Marrione. On October 17th, the 34th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Kick-off Party, brought together adults, children, Mayor Landrieu, NOPD officers and community partners from all across New Orleans in a unified effort to show that crime and violence are not welcomed here. The Kick-off Party featured a demonstration by the Blue Lion Karate Academy as well as kids and family friendly fun for everyone.