Defund the NOPD? Yes, and Here’s How

June 11, 2020

Defund and Disband the New Orleans Police Department?  Why yes, Defund and Disband the NOPD.  Just like we defunded education, defunded healthcare, defunded housing, defunded social services, defunded environmental oversight, and defunded…well, you get the point.  We’re aware that the word “Defund” sounds scary. What would we ever do without a police force funded at […]

Editorial Board Round Table on the NOPD’s Use of Chemical Weapons Against the People of New Orleans on June 3, 2020.

June 9, 2020

In the aftermath of World War I, in 1925 world leaders met to come to an agreement to ban the use of chemical and biological weapons during warfare. It wasn’t until 1975 when the United States ratified the agreement in accordance with the 1925 Geneva Protocol. However, the United States made exceptions for the use […]

New NOPD District Leader Defended Officers in Danziger Bridge, Henry Glover Killings and Cover-Up

January 29, 2020

Less than two years after Mayor Cantrell generated controversy by seeking to re-hire Warren Riley, who presided over the NOPD operations during the heinous instances of post-Katrina police brutality, the New Orleans Police Department continues to name officers with connections to the Danziger Bridge shooting and other civil rights violations to leadership positions within the force […]

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