As for the Houstonians who are calling for the evacuees to "go home": fuck you. Seriously. It should be obvious to anyone with half a brain that most of these people don't have homes to go back to - what, you think they just love being your neighbor? I doubt it. We busted our asses one year ago today to do the right thing, and now we are just gonna reneg on all that? You should be ashamed of yourselves. We did do the right thing, people. And we should keep doing the right thing.
As far as the crime goes, yeah, it sucks. Some of it is to be expected - you can't grow a city by 150,000 people overnight and expect nothing but love-ins and kumbaya. Some of it is more than what should be expected. I think that has to be acknowledged. But its not right to say you wanna kick some 100k people out of town (as if you can do that!) because of the immoral actions of a nasty few. Instead, y'all need to be breathing down the neck of our federal government, asking where the hell all that funding they promised us went. HPD is seriously understaffed, especially in west and southwest Houston where the population increase was most notable. We need more cops and more resources available in those hotspots.
Hey FEDS! Remember us? We did our part. We did what you obviously didn't have the heart or the brains to do. Its time for you to do YOUR part - both for the New Orleans diaspora and for the people who took them in when you were too busy with your photo-ops and shoe shopping.