UPDATE 2:22 PM – JPSO HAS RELEASED A STATEMENT ON THIS INCIDENT. SEE BELOW. A social media video that appears to show Jefferson Parish police officers planting evidence at the scene of an arrest is quickly gaining attention today after being shared by a local media personality. The video was retweeted on Twitter by Nader […]
On Tuesday, nearly 100 social workers from across Louisiana gathered to preview a new report from the New Orleans Children & Youth Planning Board (CYPB) titled “Called to Care.” The report, which was ordered by the New Orleans City Council in 2018, examines childhood trauma across the city and provides a path forward towards a […]
Ever since the New Orleans Police Department announced its decision to finance a network of crime cameras throughout the city, members of the community have expressed objections.
According to a new report from The Appeal, two New Orleans-area sheriff’s offices contracted with a tech company that allowed them to access cell phone location data without a warrant. According to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Jason Rivarde, the sheriff’s office – which also runs the Jefferson Parish jail – captured more than 5,800 […]
A former Fort Worth police officer has been arrested and charged with the murder of Atatiana Jefferson. Aaron Dean was booked into the Tarrant County Jail for murder and was originally held on a $200,000 bond, according to the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD). He has since bonded out. According to reports, Dean was one […]
The New Orleans city planning commission will hold a public hearing on a plan to expand the city’s jail capacity on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. The commission makes recommendations to the City Council on land-use proposals. The plan to expand the Orleans Justice Center was submitted by Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s office in […]
Community Organizers & Policymakers Call for Dismissal of Warrants, Fines, & Fees for Traffic OffensesSeptember 25, 2019
Just two days after a Washington Post report showing that New Orleans’ Municipal Court has more than 56,000 outstanding warrants (equivalent to 1 in 7 New Orleans adults having a warrant out for their arrest), community organizers, Orleans Parish public defenders, and local elected officials are joining together to call for the dismissal of all […]
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against New Orleans-based judges twice in one week recently when it comes to how they set fines and fees and how they set bail.
Wayne Stewart was a lifetime resident of The Greater New Orleans area, born and raised in the 9th Ward. Like many others, he attended and graduated from Holy Cross High School thanks to the efforts and sacrifices of his parents. And also like many others, Stewart indulged in many excesses, including drugs. After hearing the […]
If you see yellow-vested workers walking around your neighborhood knocking on doors, don’t call the police. That’s not a scammer or someone attempting a home invasion – those are Amnesty International volunteers fighting against the growing immigrant detention happening right here in Louisiana. When I think of Amnesty International, I tend to picture people working […]
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