Commentary: New Orleans Mayor Cantrell not candid about cameras

New Orleanians have a right to feel flummoxed by Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration and its shifting — if not shifty — approach to traffic cameras, particularly those in school zones. At her July 2017 mayoral campaign announcement, Cantrell drew cheers when she told the crowd, “We don’t know if traffic cameras are making our streets safer. But we do know those cameras are costing our residents money that could be spent on their families. As your mayor, I will suspend the use of the cameras until it can be proven that they actually work as intended.”