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Woman who got fake subpoena from Orleans D.A. says she was threatened with jail twice

By Charles Maldonado The Lens One of the people who received a fake subpoena from the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office earlier this year told

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The ex-cop,Tea Party politician deciding justice for Alton Sterling’s killers

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — This week the U.S. Justice Department announced that it would not prosecute Howie Lake II

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B.R. cops who killed Alton Sterling won’t face federal charges
Nearly 10 months after two white Baton Rouge police officers killed Alton Sterling outside a food mart, news leaked that the U.S. Department of Justice won’t file federal civil rights ...
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Former NOPD Supt. Richard Pennington dies
Richard Pennington, a former NOPD superintendent credited with turning around a troubled police department and a former New Orleans mayoral candidate, passed away Thursday, May 4, in Georgia at the ...
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Louisiana’s charitable pharmacies dispense leftover medications
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Community-based, prescription-drug disposals, known as “take-backs,” were held in Louisiana and nationwide on April 29. But what if you had leftover medications that you felt others might ...
The Beat Goes On: Jazz Fest – Second weekend picks
The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7) is, as always, loaded with talent. That fact presents several challenges. The ...
Trayvon Martin’s parents keep his story alive in new book
By Deja Dennis Contributing Writer The crowds swarmed. People sat, stood and crouched wherever there was space last week at Dillard University in solidarity with the parents of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old ...
Jefferson Parish prosecutors used fake subpoenas similar to those in New Orleans
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office acknowledged last Thursday that it, too, has sent fake subpoenas to reluctant witnesses to get them to talk to prosecutors. ...
In the heat of the night
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor Even days after news spread of the City of New Orleans’ clandestine mission to take down a monument that commemorates an attempt by white ...
Lt. Gov calls for state to display Confederate Monuments
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Just days prior to the removal of the Liberty Place obelisk, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser doubled down on his calls for President Donald Trump to designate the ...

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