Crime

Council puts hope in criminal-justice reforms, questions some budgets

By Matt Davis http://thelensnola.org “For decades our city has justified its collective reluctance to change through the mantra of ‘we’re different here,’” Councilwoman Su­san Guidry

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End Nixon’s 40-year war on Blacks, Latinos

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Forty years ago this month, President Richard Milhous Nixon declared America’s “War on Drugs.” This failed war

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Crime Archives

Louisiana Civil Rights activist sentenced to 15 years in prison
By Jordan Flaherty On June 1, a week past her 31st birthday, civil rights activist Catrina Wallace was sentenced to 15 years in prison. This was the first arrest for Wallace, ...
N.O. police chief’s critics take to the streets to advocate his removal
Hundreds of New Orleans residents braved the heat and humidity of summer in the Crescent City on June 4 to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the job performance of New Orleans ...
SUNO ranked #1 in campus safety among La. universities
For the second year in a row, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) has been ranked #1 in campus safety with a 98.18 safety rating among Louisiana colleges and universities ...
A correct diagnosis is needed for a positive solution
By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist If any problem is to be successfully dealt with, it must first be correctly diagnosed. One of the biggest problems confronting many inner-city Black neighborhoods is ...
Serpas cancels ‘reward coins’ to be bought with state forfeiture funds
By Matt Davis http://thelensnola.org The New Orleans Police Depart­ment cancelled the use of seized state drug money to purchase re­ward coins for police officers two hours after our partners at FOX 8 ...
Petition calls for the removal of Serpas
Just two weeks after a coalition of residents and community activists led by Community United for Change called for the termination or resignation of NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas, another grassroots ...
Shining a light: One month of NOPD disciplinary proceedings
By Matt Davis http://thelensnola.org The discharge of a high-profile cop like Captain Jeff Winn makes headlines. But the reality of life in uniform as the New Orleans Police Department struggles toward reform ...
Gert Town investigation draws IG attention; city review
By Jessica Williams http://thelensnola.org As a result of an investigation by The Lens, the secretive director of the Gert Town Revival Initiative not only had to provide answers to the city about ...

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