NOLA ‘Bike to Work Week’ event celebrates rise of bicycling in city

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As the street system was rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina, bicycle lanes all over Orleans Parish have sprouted up with the

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State Senate cmte. rejects monuments bill

Those hoping to prevent the City of New Orleans and other local governments throughout the state from removing historical monuments from public spaces without the

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Ex-NOPD officer ordered jailed without bond
On Tuesday of last week, Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Karen Herman postponed the sentencing of former NOPD Officer Wardell Johnson and ordered that he be jailed without bond after ...
A closer look at law enforcement inside our nation’s public schools
By James A. Gilmore Contributing Writer (Special from – Last month, the Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform (CRCPR) co-convened by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and 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 ...
NOPD releases body-cam video from two 2015 fatal shootings
On last Wednesday, the NOPD released video captured from body-worn cameras that show what happened in two fatal, officer-involved shootings from 2015, the first time the department has done so ...
D.A.’s office, private attorneys battle over responsibility for indigent clients
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer What happens to an impoverished defendant when there isn’t enough money to cover his or her defense? A local judge has been tasked with answering that question ...
Louisiana prisons Ground Zero for HIV-infected, study finds
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer Louisiana jails have been labeled as Ground Zero for new HIV-infections among incarcerated inmates in a new 70-page report released by the public health advocacy ...
Report says prosecutors rarely pay price for mistakes and misconduct
By Joaquin Sapien ProPublica The Innocence Project released a report on March 29 alleging that prosecutors across the country are almost never punished when they withhold evidence or commit other forms of ...
Hearings on removal of monuments delayed in B.R.
A state lawmaker who authored a bill that could potentially block the removal of four Confederate-era monuments in New Orleans has delayed a hearing on the bill because she says ...

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