On the First Anniversary of the March against Violence.
January 9, 2007 - "We are drawing a line in the sand, saying enough is enough," Nagin said Tuesday. "We're going to put all our resources to focus on murder and violent crime."
January 11, 2007 - Speaking at a news conference after the march, Nagin said that he will make curbing the number of murders in the city a major priority. "I heard you loud and clear," he said. "I heard everything you said."
May 30, 2007 - State of the City Address - "Public safety is the most important challenge our city faces, and reducing violent crime in this city is my top priority!"
August 10, 2007 - Nagin, “Do I worry about it? Somewhat, it’s not good for us, but it also keeps the New Orleans brand out there, and it keeps people thinking about our needs and what we need to bring this community back.
September 27, 2007 - "You don't have anything to worry about," Nagin said. "I'm looking at this audience and you all don't look like young African-American males who are involved in drug activity" speaking to about 125 Carnival Cruise Lines executives and sales managers, including the company's new president and chief executive, Gerald Cahill.