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Court backs new trial for convicted Danzigercops

Five former NOPD officers found guilty of killing two unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge in eastern New Orleans less than a week after Hurricane

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Fiery debates ensue over removal of Confederate statues

After giving dozens of residents an opportunity to weigh in on the controversial issue of whether the City of New Orleans should remove Confederate statues

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Louisiana sentences more juveniles to ‘life in prison’ than any other state in U.S.
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana incarcerates more of its natives than any state in the country—that fact is known. But what many on the outskirts of the criminal justice system may ...
N.O. Council votes ‘no’ to trains being routed through Hollygrove
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer The City Council voted unanimously July 23 to oppose any effort to reroute freight train traffic from Old Metairie through four neighborhoods in New Orleans, ratcheting up ...
Study says N.O. is 90% back to pre-Katrina status
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Many Black neighborhoods still lag in recovery Orleans Parish may not yet enjoy the 465,000 population it had prior to the evacuations of August 26, 2005, but a ...
New Orleans murder toll continues to rise in 2015
The July 3 shooting death of an NOPD officer’s daughter, two weeks days after the murder of NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway, underscores the city’s ongoing struggles to get a handle ...
Hate in America: Is there a resurgence of Black church burnings?
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer In late November 1965, the Bethany Baptist Church near tiny Jonesboro, La., in Jackson Parish was burned virtually to the ground for the second time in ...
Landrieu apologizes for slavery, racism
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu earned himself a place in the city’s history books last Wednesday, offering a surprise apology at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for ...
Crime surges in N.O. East
Eastern New Orleans has experienced a surge in violent crime over the past few weeks, including the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found on the I-10, a ...
NOPD struggling to get a handle on violent crime
With the police force continuing to lose NOPD officers faster than it can replace them and an anticipated spike in the city’s murder rate as temperatures continue to rise, the ...

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