“The cops feel they have the right to just go in and shoot. What happened to protect and serve? He had it on his mind
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer While Colorado and Washington have de-criminalized recreational use of marijuana and 20 states allow use for medical purposes, a Louisiana
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from TheNorthStarNews.com) — The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI will review more than 2,000 criminal convictions in which ... Residents want end to violence, consent decree
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor During an intense, informal meeting at City Hall this past March, the mayor and several civil rights leaders butted heads over the issue of ... Mayor and police chief still silent in response to NYPD spying in N.O.
By Jordan Flaherty Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: Documents recently uncovered by Associated Press reveal that the New York City Police Department traveled to New Orleans in 2008 to conduct surveillance operations. Louisiana ... N.O. murder rate climbs as NOPD overhaul begins
(Special to the AP from The Washington Post) — Late in July, six people were murdered in 24 hours in New Orleans. Five days later police superintendent Ronal Serpas and ... N.O. blindsided by Johnson indictment
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports District E City Council-man Jon Johnson, a New Orleans businessman and former state legislator, became the latest public official snarled by the U.S. Attorney’s ... Profiling Blacks, excessive force: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin
By Sylvester Monroe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from America’s Wire) —Rodney Glen King’s apparent accidental death at age 47 has prompted a flood of media ... Time to revive NCR Commission
By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin case — Trayvon was the young African American shot to death on the streets in Sanford, Fla., by a ... Allen family says he was shot in the back by police; Community leaders hold a ‘prayer walk’ as NOPD re-enacts shooting of Wendell Allen
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor The family of an unarmed 20-year-old who was gunned down last month while standing shirtless on a staircase in his Gentilly home said ...
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