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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

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Sentences drastically reduced for ex-cops found guilty in Katrina bridge shootings

Nearly 11 years after they gunned down unarmed civilians on a bridge in eastern New Orleans less than a week after Hurricane Katrina, five former

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State budget crunch: Gov. Edwards cuts four hospitals
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In his testimony Tuesday, April 12, 2016 before the State House Appropriations Committee, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said that he and his staff met with the ...
America’s drug wars and its Black victims
By Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call and New America Media) – A “tell us something we don’t know” sentiment is circulating throughout Black America with an admission that ...
City seeks more taxes on April 9
MILLAGE PROPOSITION FOR FIRE AND POLICE: Vote NO This Saturday’s election will ask Orleans Parish voters to approve a $26.6 million annual property tax hike for police and firemen. ...
Another JPSO deputy-involved shooting in N.O. under investigation
In the midst of a DOJ and NOPD Public Integrity Bureau investigation of a Feb. 8 fatal shooting that involved two Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, the NOPD said last ...
NOPD, JPSO at odds as DOJ probes Feb. 8 shooting
An officer-involved shooting that began as a car chase on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish and ended on the East Bank of Orleans Parish has led to a war ...
New Orleans crime dips in 2015, but murders, rapes and armed robberies rise
NOPD officials said recently that crime dropped six percent in 2015, but it has been difficult to enjoy that dip with homicides, rapes and armed robberies all rising last year.
La. ranks in Top 10 for Black homicides
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Once referred to as “the murder capital of America,” a newly published report shows that Louisiana ranks in the Top 10 for the number of Black homicide ...
Was the deadly shooting of Eric Harris by JPSO deputies justified?
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer One minute Eric Harris, 22, was shopping at the Oakwood Mall on Lundi Gras and shortly after was shot dead by Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office (JPSO) Deputies ...

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