New Orleans resident Jerome Morgan is suing Blair’s Bail Bonds over a partial bond refund that was never paid to him.
Editor’s Note: This piece was originally posted on the Vera Institute of Justice’s “Think Justice” blog. It has been reposted here with permission. In the past month alone, 41 heat records were set across the country with temperatures as high as 112 degrees. Who is bearing the brunt of this? The 2.2 million people living in over […]
A Lafayette judge ordered a bailiff to tape a defendant’s mouth shut in her courtroom and found a public defender in contempt for recording the incident. 15th Judicial District Court Judge Marilyn Castle ordered that Michael Duhon’s mouth be taped shut after he repeatedly interrupted sentencing proceedings. Duhon had been convicted of money laundering and […]
While a Facebook post calling Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” who “needs a round, and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve” has since been deleted, the ramifications and consequences of it are being felt all over, especially in the Gretna Police Department. Charlie Rispoli, a decade and a half veteran of […]
It is incumbent for our community to understand the problem in order to truly address it.
One Terrytown lawyer saw fit to use Ms. Sadie’s murder as a joke following the announcement of her death.
On Friday afternoon, the body of Sadie Roberts-Joseph was found in the 2300 block of N. 20th Street in Baton Rouge. Roberts-Joseph was known throughout the community as a civil rights activist and the founder of the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African American Museum. “Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace in […]
As a city, we should be empowering and inspiring our kids, not criminalizing them.
The City of Yes wants to hear from you. From all of you. Earlier this week Mayor LaToya Cantrell posted an invitation to a community discussion on the New Orleans justice system on her Facebook page: “As part of The Sanford “Sandy” Krasnoff New Orleans Criminal Justice Council’s strategic planning process, we’re seeking input from the […]
Would you rather pay someone $11 an hour or $3-$4 an hour, or better yet, nearly nothing at all?
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