Governor issues special session call, and “historic” legislation finds favor from the House.
Criminal Justice post archive
Newly-elected State Treasurer John Schroder campaigned for a job he never fully understood, and as he demonstrated in a recent state bond commission meeting, his ignorance isn’t just embarrassing; it’s bad for business.
“Let us be candid: innocence, though presumed by our system, is currently bad for our bottom line.” – Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson
The recently released body cam footage of Alton Sterling’s death is incontrovertible proof of a senseless killing by a hate-filled police officer.
“Make no mistake — the true intent of this bill is to undercut and render ineffective the package of criminal justice reforms that were passed last year.” – Sarah Omojola, SPLC
If Jeff Landry wants Louisiana to believe his decision to investigate New Orleans Mayor-elect Cantrell’s spending is credible and based on a legitimate concern for the public’s interest, then he should first account for his own.
On Tuesday, Kristen Crain and Jesse Manley of the Judicial Reform for Sex Crimes organization and Victoria Coy, a victim’s advocate and rapid responder for the Community Justice Reform Coalition, joined me at my home for a conversation about sexual assault crimes and the role of Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office in prosecuting those crimes.
Across nearly all sub-groups, Cannizzaro is held in low esteem by voters.
The son of Fred O’Sullivan, a New Orleans police officer and classmate of Lee Harvey Oswald, speaks with the Israeli media about his father’s extraordinary life, his father’s opinions about the Kennedy assassination, and his father’s role in thwarting an attempt on Nixon’s life and extracting a confession from Medgar Evers’s murderer.
Roy: “What worries me about the state of the City and our state of this state, and really that of our nation: division. We can defeat division with not otherness but togetherness. I am asking you all to engage in an individual commitment to not be us and them.”