Jun 262015
 
Conceptual designs for the Napoleon Avenue after construction is finished. (image by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Conceptual designs for the Napoleon Avenue after construction is finished. (image by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

When construction is finished on the major section of Napoleon Avenue from South Claiborne to near St. Charles Avenue — expected by the end of the year — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to build a walking path down the center of the neutral ground similar to that in Broadmoor, but to narrow the neutral ground by nine feet to make room for new bike lanes in the street in each direction. Continue reading »

Jun 182015
 
A NOPD officer guards a house where a man died of a gunshot that police say may have been self-inflicted. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A NOPD officer guards a house where a man died of a gunshot that police say may have been self-inflicted. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Nicole Dukarm (via opcso.org)

Nicole Dukarm (via opcso.org)

A 20-year-old woman was charged with negligent homicide Thursday afternoon in the death of her boyrfriend, after she accidentally killed him while playing with a gun inside their Walmsley Avenue home, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Jun 172015
 

Shawn Pollard (via Gretna Police Department)

Shawn Pollard (via Gretna Police Department)

Carlius Jarvis (via NOPD)

Carlius Jarvis (via NOPD)

Investigators have identified a suspect in an armed robbery from May in the university area and are pursuing strong leads in the late-April robbery of a popular Uptown pharmacy, New Orleans police announced Wednesday.

Meanwhile, they are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of a woman in Broadmoor, a purse-snatching on South Carrollton Avenue, and a late-night incident where a man’s wallet was taken on Constance Street. Continue reading »

Jun 152015
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

One of the chief headaches one gets from monitoring the news cycle relates to the fact that it isn’t self-correcting.  A tiny seed of disinformation grows to become a sturdy tree of conventional wisdom.

This is what happened with the so-called “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws following the shooting of Treyvon Martin in Florida by George Zimmerman.  Most recently, it was criticized in a recent column by Jarvis DeBerry after being invoked by Algiers Pastor W.L.T. Littleton, who is accused of shooting a fleeing copper thief in the back of the head. Continue reading »