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‘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

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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

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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 ...
This photo, taken at the Hotel Americana during a press conference  to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 1964 Supreme Court decision, includes Harry Briggs, Jr. (Briggs v. Elliot), Linda Brown Smith (Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka), Spottswood Bolling, Jr. (Bolling v. Sharpe), and Ethel Louise Belton Brown (Gebhart v. Belton [Bulah]), four of the five plaintiffs in the landmark schools desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education. Dorothy E. Davis of Dorothy E. Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia, is not pictured. | Photo from the Library of Congress
New federal report finds increasing segregation in U.S. public schools
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — A new analysis by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) reveals that more than 60 ...
Yet, another battle: Substandard rental conditions
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In the New Orleans East house where resident Trina Lackey lived with her son, water crept through the walls and the ceiling, and dripped from the kitchen ...
Mayor, sheriff sparring over OPP, again
After criticizing Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman in the past for his management of the newly constructed Orleans Parish Prison and asking the federal government to seize control of the ...

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