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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

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Report: Lack of jobs = high crime

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Ex-convicts have a difficult time getting jobs once they are released from jail or

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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 reversals four times more likely than an ...
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 cops awaiting new trials in ...
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.

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