Report: Lack of jobs = high crime

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Ex-convicts have a difficult time getting jobs once they are released from jail or

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N.O. mayor tackles crime and violence in Tulane address

On the evening of April 27 at Tulane University, less than 24 hours before a preliminary hearing on the high-profile slaying of former New Orleans

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Grand jury indicts Cardell Hayes in death of Will Smith
A grand jury on Thursday indicted Cardell Hayes, 28, for the slaying of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, who was fatally shot on April 9 during a visit ...
Gusman comes under fire from DOJ
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Citing an “immediate risk of harm and death to the men, women and youth” in Orleans Parish Prison, the United States Department of Justice along with prisoners’ ...
Movement to posthumously award Homer Plessy Presidental Medal of Freedom gains momentum
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer As the 120th anniversary of the Plessy v. Ferguson decision approaches on May 18, the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation has begun an online push to have ...
Katrina, climate justice, fish dinners part of this lawyer’s compass
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington, DC to live in a tent in front ...
After years of rollbacks, democracy movement making gains in the states
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – More than 1,400 people were arrested during protests in Washington, D.C., over the past week as part of Democracy Awakening and Democracy ...
Study urges review of state’s death penalty system
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A new study published by the Southern University Law Center revealed serious flaws with the Louisiana death penalty system, with reversals four times more likely than an ...
N.O. state senator calls for constitutional convention
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The possibility that a state constitutional convention to untangle Louisiana fiscal problems inherent in our basic law may come immediately following the prospective June Special Session. ...
Nothing neutral about the fight over the rebuilding of Napoleon Avenue median
By Bob Marshall The Lens Historians say the term “neutral ground” for street medians in New Orleans dates back to the 1800s when Anglophones and Creoles — who had no great love ...

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