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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

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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

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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 ...
New proposal aims to help NOPD to get a handle on gun violence
If New Orleans City Councilman James Gray has his way, an ordinance he plans to introduce in March will help police to get a handle on gun violence in the ...
She has Black support, but can she keep it?
By Nigel Roberts Contributing Writer (Special from The Root and New America Media) – Black people turned out in droves to usher in the Obama era. Can Hillary Clinton ignite a similar ...
Judge reduces sentence of cop who burned Henry Glover’s remains
More than a decade after a NOPD officer shot an unarmed Henry Glover as he stood in the parking lot of a Westbank strip mall just days after Hurricane Katrina ...
Most local crime tied to drugs, officials say
During the same week that a Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy was shot by a suspect during a Multi-Agency Task Force operation in the Ninth Ward’s Holy Cross neighborhood, law enforcement ...
Heroin use adds to city’s growing crime problem
For two decades, the playground in the Holy Cross section of the Ninth Ward has been a gathering place for families seeking outdoor fun and recreation. But while the park, ...
Death threats cause contractor to walk away from statue removal project
A city attorney told a federal judge Thursday that death threats have prompted a contractor hired by the City of New Orleans to remove three monuments honoring Confederate leaders and ...
Voters to decide on more cops, NOFD pension
On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved a property tax referendum to increase budgets for the NOPD and the city’s fire department. The proposed tax hike would generate an ...

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