New Orleans crime

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David Blake
June 13, 2019 - 3:09 pm
Hard work continues by members of the Mayor LaToya Cantrell's gun violence task force, as they search for solutions to murders in New Orleans. Are thousands of residents causing the shootings and killings or is it a much smaller group responsible? Criminologist Dr. Peter Scharf with LSU Health New...
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Scoot
June 04, 2019 - 12:39 pm
A man driving the wrong way on Bourbon Street last Thursday night refused to obey orders from state troopers to stop. A Louisiana state trooper made the decision to shoot 42-year-old Eric Kullander, fearing that he could have continued on to run over pedestrians. Now, there is some controversy over...
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David Blake
June 03, 2019 - 3:34 pm
Juvenile crime has been talked about for months and it frequently makes headlines in New Orleans. Tonight, the new juvenile curfew takes effect and there are both skeptics and others optimistic it will work. Rafael Goyeneche, Director of the Metro Crime Commission, is hopeful this kind of pro-...
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David Blake
May 28, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Despite some encouraging numbers on murders in New Orleans so far this year, you can't look to the month of May for any comfort. So says Criminologist Dr. Peter Scharf who has been looking at the numbers, including an extremely violent holiday weekend. ''You can't get comforted because May was a...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 10, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NOPD says there’s been a rash of “bold and brazen” juvenile crime in the last couple weeks. How do we stop it? What’s driving it? Is the solution more help for them, harsher sentences, or some combination of the two? To try and get a sense of what’s going on, I spoke with Darrin McCall, the...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 09, 2019 - 11:48 am
I realize that title belongs to Fyodor Dostoevsky, and I would never steal it because that would constitute a crime for which I should be punished. Some people don’t fear punishment, so they are more inclined to commit crime. At least that’s what I gleaned from the conversations we had this morning...
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Chris Miller
October 25, 2018 - 1:02 pm
Could meditation help solve the crime problem in New Orleans? New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is reaching out to parents of at-risk youth to get involved and help them reach out to troubled youngsters who might become perpetrators or victims of crime. "If you feel you've done all you can do, and...
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