Today he had a lot to say about the city's recent rash of shootings, tweeting "Violence & murder in New Orleans escalating. We are all complicite (sic)." He continued, blaming "exclusionary" public schools and extracurricular activities that leave out poor children for creating a small, but serious, culture of violence. "We are creating an exclusionary community. And kids are falling through the cracks. It only takes 1 to pull a trigger," he tweeted. "The violence is created by a small percentage 1-2%. But impacts us all. Many see it as poor kids killing each other and are indifferent."
He continued discussing what he sees as a double standard when it comes to outrage and media coverage surrounding murders of poor children versus those of white and middle/upper-class children, tweeting about "those at memorial with Congressman Giffords but will never do the same for 2 poor kids killed in a car today in New Orleans." Pierce then responded to a Twitter user asking if he considered the French Quarter curfew to be racist by saying "We will find out when the police face a bunch of drunk girls from Newman and a group of boys partying from OP Walker."
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