On Tuesday, August 27 Judge Candice Bates-Anderson handed down a sentence of juvenile life for Lynell Reynolds.
After discovering Ramon Torres, a U.S. citizen for ten years, since 2009, was illegally detained at Ascension Parish Jail for four days, the ACLU of Louisiana has announced a lawsuit. It all started in August 2018 when Ramon Torres was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Despite showing multiple forms of […]
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.
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