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La. has a critical shortage of public defenders

With Louisiana already bearing the dubious title of “prison capital of the world” and New Orleans being so closely associated with mass incarceration and unconstitutional

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NOPD makes adjustments to hiring practices

Just weeks after the NOPD federal consent decree monitor reported major problems in the police department’s hiring practices, including allowing questionable applicants to move forward

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Spreading Art in the Neighborhood
By Naomi Hill Contributing Writer In New Orleans art is seen everywhere you look, including on neighborhood energy boxes. Now on one utility box on the corner of North Miro and Dumaine ...
Residents, officials begin tornado recovery process
After New Orleans East residents and business owners were hit February 7 with the strongest recorded tornado in city history, the arduous process of figuring out how to bounce back ...
La. AG advocates for ‘stop and frisk’ in N.O.
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In his first year, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has taken a particular interest in New Orleans’ murder problem. A Trump supporter, Landry minted the Louisiana ...
N.O. unveils $40M plan to improve public safety
City officials unveiled an ambitious, $40 million initiative aimed at improving public safety across New Orleans with a special emphasis on keeping visitors to the city safe and providing police ...
Constable makes offer to assist NOPD
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Interdepartmental “loaning” of police officers has become all the rage in New Orleans of late. Last Wednesday, citing the recent shooting of a five-month-old infant in ...
In final address: President Obama says ‘post racial’ America was ‘never realistic’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — In a tearful televised address before a passionate and exuberant Chicago audience, President Barack Obama gave his departing speech Tuesday night, imploring African ...
Compliance director endorses new addition to Orleans Parish jail
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On January 3, Gary D. Maynard, compliance director of the Orleans Parish jail, submitted a plan to improve the facility that included a recommendation for the city ...
Homicides rise in Orleans, Jeff. parishes
Despite efforts to curb violent crime, homicides rose in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes in 2016.

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