Jul 162018
 

Darrius Wallace (via Orleans jail)

The suspect in an armed robbery late last month on Cambronne Street has been arrested, and a handgun was seized during a search warrant related to the case, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jul 142018
 

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One woman was robbed Friday afternoon while walking home from work on Toledano Street, and another was robbed of her SUV on Annunciation Street that evening, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Jul 132018
 

Sandy Kaynor Jr. (via joneswalker.com)

The three men already serving multiple-decade sentences in prison for a crime spree that included the shooting of attorney Sandy Kaynor in October of 2012 will not be tried again for murder now that he has died, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office announced Thursday afternoon. Continue reading »

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Jul 122018
 

A Sixth District task force sergeant stands outside the crime scene marked off at the corner of Camp and Delachaise streets, where Sandy Kaynor was shot in the chest during a carjacking Oct. 2, 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Sandy Kaynor Jr. (via joneswalker.com)

The death of attorney Sanford Kaynor in April was the result of being shot six years earlier in his driveway, Orleans Parish Coroner Dwight McKenna announced late Thursday morning. Continue reading »

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Jul 092018
 

Mario Zervigon, left, touches on how maintaining relationships in the state legislature helped pass the unanimous jury bill during a New Orleans Coalition meeting. From left: Representative Royce Duplessis; Sarah Omojola, director of the Welcoming Project; and Senator J.P. Morrell.

Members of the New Orleans Coalition gathered Uptown Sunday afternoon to discuss the fate of – and the impact of – criminal justice reform legislation in Louisiana. Senator J.P. Morrell and Representative Royce Duplessis were on hand to recap the most recent legislative session and how each bill was successfully passed, as well as what issues will be front and center next year. Sarah Omojola, former Policy Counsel for Southern Poverty Law Center and current Director of the Welcoming Project, touched on the legislative process from an advocacy level. Mario Zervigon, of the Zervigon Consulting Group, moderated the panel.

Both Morrell and Duplessis touched on how term limits will affect the new representatives’ learning curves, since the number of experiences legislators dwindle every year. Duplessis said leaning on longtime senators helped him learn the ins and outs of the legislative process. Losing older Republicans to newly elected ones who lack “flexibility and are drunk on their election” is going to be one of the most devastating impacts from term limits, Morrlel said. Continue reading »

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Jul 022018
 

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A man who allegedly fired his gun during an argument at a gas station on South Claiborne Avenue last week was photographed by surveillance cameras, and investigators are hoping the public can help identify him, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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