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Former Death Row inmate seeks probe of Orleans Parish D.A.’s Office

Petition describes a ‘culture of hiding evidence and cheating’ Former Death Row inmate John Thompson, a wrongfully convicted man who spent 14 years on Death

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Rooftop solar installations at River Garden Apartments in New Orleans

Louisiana phases out expensive tax credits on solar systems

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You may be a homeowner stuck with roof-top panels that were purchased before you knew that Louisiana had capped tax

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A distraught Sandra Sterling at the funeral of her nephew, Alton Sterling.
An emotional goodbye to Alton Sterling; a call for youth leadership
By J.A. Salaam Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call) – Funeral services for Alton Sterling were a testament to the love and respect a community had for the 37-year-old father of ...
‘Show of force’ in B.R. leads to federal lawsuits, criticism
More than 200 protesters arrested over weekend Despite Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ description of the tactics used by the Baton Rouge Police Department to maintain law and order during a ...
Baton Rouge police fatally shoot Black man selling CDs outside of convenience store
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana has largely escaped the national rancor over police shootings of unarmed Black men – that is until the early morning hours of July 5 when video ...
NOPD casting wider net for new recruits
As it continues to find ways to bolster its dwindling ranks, the severely undermanned NOPD is asking military veterans to trade their green fatigues for police blues and a Crescent ...
Gusman, DOJ settle receivership battle over jail
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer After just six full days of an extraordinary hearing in federal court, the United States Department of Justice and Sheriff Marlin Gusman have reached a compromise over ...
Murder rate up 44 percent in Jefferson Parish in 2016
While New Orleans has received the lion’s share of media attention regarding a sharp rise in violent crime, the latest stats released by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office show that ...
Eleven o’clock on Sundays is still the most segregated hour in America
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Churches in the United States remain bastions of segregation decades after the Civil ...
NOPD seeks use of residents’ cameras to fight crime
Memorial Day Weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff of summer with temperatures and some categories of crime rising as schools close and many of the city’s youth challenged with finding ...

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