The Mayor Of New Orleans Does Not Care About Public Safety When They Let Unsafe Parades Floats Occur On PUBLIC FUNDED ROADS!  We Warned Them But His Office Did NOTHING. 

SThe Mayor Of New Orleans Ignorant Or An Idiot?  We Warned His Office!........If Calling Him An Idiot Spurs SAFETY ACTION To Prevent A Loss Of A Life...then so be it.
Because he is an idiot to let this happen on his watch period.

A Cop Gets His Leg Broken And He did NOTHING!


Boy, policeman injured; Bacchus parade delayed nearly 35 minutes

By Ken Daley, | The Times-Picayune
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on March 02, 2014 at 8:50 PM, updated March 02, 2014 at 9:55 PM

A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized in stable condition after being struck by a Mardi Gras float, and a police officer responding to the call suffered a broken leg when he slipped on revelers' beads in incidents that brought the Krewe of Bacchus parade on Sunday (March 2) to a halt for nearly 35 minutes, officials said.

NOPD spokesman Officer Garry Flot said the child was struck by a trailer that was an extension of a Bacchus float, suffering bruising to the abdomen. The incident occurred about 7:20 p.m. near St. Charles Avenue and Conery Street.

New Orleans EMS spokeswoman Liz Belcher said the boy was transported to Interim LSU Public Hospital and was in stable condition.

Flot said an NOPD officer hurrying to the scene of the boy's injury slipped on Mardi Gras beads and suffered a broken leg. The officer was not immediately identified.

The Bacchus parade was stopped for nearly 35 minutes as the two were treated and transported. The parade restarted at about 7:55 pm.

Stay with for more details as they develop.

Some of the comments:

Viewing the parade at 6th and St. Charles, it was a difficult night with the intersection being filled with chairs and coolers where there is supposed to be none. There were fat women from wherever falling off their flimsy folding chairs. They went some 30 feet back onto 6th. It was difficult getting around the intersection without tripping over something.
When the accident happened, the police asked us rather quietly to clear the intersection for ambulance/ems. The police then went back to standing around chatting while a few of went to clear the intersection. People would come up to us and grab us when we were moving their empty chairs with the usual parade camper anger, “hey that’s my chair!”. We managed to clear the intersection in about 3 minutes despite some very hostile parade goers. It was sad on so many levels. Would be nice if the police enforced the regulations. A neighbor has been viewing parades in the same spot for i don’t know how many years because of nearly getting in a fight with a territory protector. This guy in the chair pushed his 3 year son. Neighbor was like, ‘hey what’s the deal”, guy was like, ‘keep your little $&*&% away from my chair.’
I hope i was able to break more than a few chairs last night. It is never people from the neighborhood and it’s never drunk tourist kids. It is embarrassing the disrespect the suburbanites show our neighborhoods.

Another Comment:

Was the parade supposed to originally loop around Canal? If so whoever made the deicision to change it caused a nightmare on Canal. The people were 9 deep and you could not even get near the barricades to even see the parade.

The cop cross walks were not even active. Normally people are way way way way way way way way way way way way way more spread out on Canal. Why does Bachus have to be special? I was also about to just take the $200 fine for that idiot from Orpheus who seriously would not shut up commenting about every single float or band that came by when they were on the balcony.

When I saw the Council passing ordinances related to parades I laughed. Until last night at Bacchus. The ladders lined the curb then buttressed by folding chairs and in some areas tents formed the last line of defense.
It was an obstacle course that would make a Gunnery Sgt proud.

Anything happens and those in the street, including the riders are trapped with little in the way of help being able to get to them. A fire on a float would turn deadly for many from the stampede.

    9-year-old boy recovering after hit by Bacchus float

    Posted on March 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM
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    NEW ORLEANS -- A 9-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a trailer behind a float in the Krewe of Bacchus parade Sunday night.

    It happened near the intersection of St. Charles and Washington avenues at about 7:20 p.m. The accident delayed the parade for about 35 minutes.

    According to NOPD spokesman Officer Garry Flot, the boy "was struck by a trailer behind the float that was part of the float."

    The boy is in the hospital, where he is alert and is receiving treatment for a bruised abdomen.

    An NOPD officer responding to the accident slipped on beads and broke his leg, Flot said.

    And Just last Week!!! This Happened!

    Fire officials preach parade safety after riders fall off floats

    Why didn't nobody get the MEMO?  JUST WHO is or are the idiots kidding?

    Posted on February 24, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 7:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The fire department is doubling its efforts to make sure every Mardi Gras parade rider is wearing the required safety harness on their float.

    This comes a day after two riders from the Krewe of Alla fell into the street during Sunday's parade. It's the NOFD's responsibility to make sure all floats have city approved safety tethers for every rider and other safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and ladders.

    "In this case it's one of those situations where it really comes down to a personal responsibility," said New Orleans Fire Superintendent Tim McConnell. "This is a situation, much like a seat belt in a car. If you have it, you have to use it."

    Krewe of Alla President Frank Borne says his injured riders are doing much better. One was treated at the hospital Sunday and released and the other left the hospital Monday morning with no permanent injuries.

    Borne admits one of them was not wearing the required safety harness and fell off the upper deck of his float near Lee Circle.

    "People want to throw lots of stuff to family and friends, just in the heat of the moment (he) went over," said Borne. "Of course, the fall would have been prevented if he would have had the harness on."

    He says the other rider was wearing the safety device. "But, may have slipped out or may not have been secured properly," said Borne.

    Chief McConnell says accidents such as riders falling from floats are preventable if every rider wears a tether. He also says NOFD members will continue to conduct inspections before every parade to ensure that all floats and trucks follow safety standards and all safety protocols are in place.

    "Some of the Carnival organizations have actually reached out to us today and said, 'look, would you come talk to my krewe, we're having our final meeting before the parade event,'" said McConnell.

    Meanwhile, Alla officials pledge to be more careful next year. "We'll be educating constantly and demonstrating how the harness should be fastened and our float lieutenants will have to ensure that every person stays in them," said Borne. Borne encourages other parade organizations to do the same.

    So is the Mayor the idiot? or the Law enforcement?  Who is going to take the blame...they can't blame President Bush for this also....can they?

    Police urge caution while watching parades

    Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:29 p.m.
    Last Modified: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:29 p.m.

    Mardi Gras parades attract large crowds and pose dangers that can easily be avoided, authorities said.

    “We understand that in the festivities people can get carried away with excitement and do things out of the ordinary,” Thibodaux Police spokesman David Melancon said. “We’re going to do everything we can to work with the people in this community to keep them safe. We just ask that they use common sense.”

    Parade-goers can get hurt by getting too close to a passing float, Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis said. The float can roll over a foot or, even worse, pull a person under.

    Barricades will be set up at certain points along parade routes in Houma to keep viewers out of harm’s way, he said.

    “Float riders have been advised not to throw to parade viewers who have crossed the barricades. Viewers should stay on the proper side of barricades, and when there are no barricades, please stay at a safe distance from floats and parade marchers,” Duplantis said.

    Parade-goers also are asked not to sit, stand on or put their arms, hands or legs through the barricades.

    Barricades will be in place in downtown Thibodaux and at Nicholls State University.

    “Do not jump or hang on the floats. Never get in front of a float or between a float and the motorized vehicle towing it,” Melancon said.

    Other general safety tips include parking in well-lit areas, leaving valuables at home and traveling in pairs.

    Keeping children safe at parades is of particular importance, authorities said.

    It’s against the law in Terrebonne to put anyone older than 6 in your arms, back or shoulders within 10 feet of a carnival float or other parade-goers, Duplantis said.

    Parents are urged to teach their children to alert the nearest officer along the route if they get separated from the adults, Melancon said.

    Anyone drinking alcohol should make arrangements to get home safely from parades.

    “You definitely want a designated driver. Have your transportation scheduled before the parade starts,” Melancon said.

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