Activist Arrested During Port of NOLA Board Meeting

March 25, 2024

New Orleans, LA – March 21, around 3:00 pm, during public comments at the Port of New Orleans monthly board meeting, local activist Felix Allen was arrested for standing in solidarity with Palestine.  Allen, 27, is an organizer in New Orleans for Community Oversight of Police (NOCOP). Last week, a leading organizer of the same […]


Is Real Change on the Way for Louisiana’s Democratic Party?

March 21, 2024

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are expected to easily win Louisiana Democratic and Republican presidential primaries on Saturday, March 23. Yet there are many livelier contests underway– some too close to call – for seats on the two state central committees and 39 parish executive committees. The March 23 election is what […]


Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: NOLA Community Groups Caution Citizens of Minneapolis About Consent Decree Process & Monitors

March 7, 2024

Two New Orleans community organizations recently sent a letter to Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and the Minneapolis NAACP warning them about what to expect from the monitors that have been selected to oversee a police Consent Decree in that city and recommending that community input is necessary for the Consent Decree’s long-term success. New Orleans […]


Biden & Trump Running Neck in Neck Despite Their Negatives

February 22, 2024

Though President Joe Biden easily won the nation’s first 2024 democratic presidential primary in South Carolina recently, turnout by voters of color was less than robust which could manifest into tepid support on Election Day, November 5, 2024. Readers may recall that four years ago a strong turnout by Black voters in South Carolina catapulted […]


DA Williams Issues Statement on Public Safety Agreement With Attorney General

February 8, 2024

New Orleans, LA — We truly believe in a fair, just, and efficient system. The important reforms implemented under former Chiefs Serpas and Harrison were critical to a change in the culture and quality of policing in New Orleans. We all benefit from ethical law enforcement. As prosecutors, we rely on constitutional policing, because unconstitutional arrests jeopardize […]


Belden Batiste Files Complaint Against New Orleans Inspector General Edward Michel

January 19, 2024

Community activist Belden Batiste filed a complaint with the New Orleans Ethics Review Board against New Orleans Inspector General Edward Michel for allegedly threatening Batiste with arrest by federal authorities. In a January 17, 2024 letter to ethics board attorney Dane Ciolino, Batiste said the treat came during a heated conversation outside the City Council […]


Cabbies Accuse Cantrell’s Go-To Lawyers of Assisting Uber in Beating 37,000 Violations in 2018, Which May Have Cost the City More Than $33 Million

January 18, 2024

In typical David vs. Goliath fashion, in a Civil District Court filing on January 16, 2024, Sher Garner-  a politically connected firm favored by Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration and thought to be still on contract to represent her office – apparently ganged up against “the little guy” taxi cab drivers in 2018 to deep-six more […]


Ubergate: One Stop Controversy Tied to Taxi Litigation

December 20, 2023

City Attorney Donesia Turner has been ordered to appear before Judge Ellen Hazeur in Civil District Court on Friday, January 5 with documents which taxi cab industry officials believe will show that more than 35,000 “tickets” issued to Uber and its drivers were never paid or adjudicated. The City could take in at least $35 […]


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